Hotel Taurito Princess
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We rented a car for a day and went for a beautiful drive. Scary at times because it was so narrow and you would accross a bus.... I closed my eyes for that part! The food was delicious and the people super nice.
Had a great time!
Madeira is magical! A wonderful, luscious and calm island open to explorers and botanical enthusiasts alike. Quite a contrasting island to the other Canary islands which are fairly baron and dark, Maderia is bright, green and buzzing with natural life. Leaving that behind on the morning of Wednesday 19th September we set off briskly in a well fuelled and provisioned Taboo for a three day sail to Gran Canaria (where she'd been 5 years previously).
Unfortunately the wind ...
... so we didn't stay long). We just had a super relaxing day in the sun, and then had a cute dinner on our balcony.
The second day we bought tickets for a "Dolphin Catamaran Excursion", it was our splurge for the week. A bus picked us up at our apartment and then took us to Puerto Rico (another beach town) where we caught a catamaran that took us dolphin and whale watching! It was really fun, we had lots of cocktails, and they played music so everyone was dancing. ...
... Mogan. This a beautiful little port although over the past couple of years it has somewhat reinvented itself and is now designed to attract the tourist and the tourist euro with all the designer shops and overpriced goods. Having said that it was a pleasant couple of hours and we had a nice Tapas meal at one of the many restaurants.
The weather has been superb today with hardly a cloud in the sky. It is now 6.45pm and the sun ...
... more than one rental location, [none of the big names as they all had no cars available!!!] and it seems that every guy in Gran Canaria who hires cars and who is not working for the big rentals is called Pepe. This stark assumption based on a rather low incidence count but nevertheless, based on our experience, it leads to suggest that a least the majority are called Pepe!!!
The first car was an old Skoda that really ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Taurito Princess
Best family holiday ever Suite Princess
We have recently spent a family holiday at the Suite Princess.All I can say is excellent the food was out of this world, and the childrens entertainment was second to none.A very quite and relaxing place, all the different nationailies were brilliant and we found each other watching out for each others children.We will deffinatly go back again.
we have just returned from 7 days at this hotel.We had a great week.If you want a peaceful resort in a clean but ageing hotel, with good food, good service and very friendly staff and atmosphere plus reasonable entertainment. You won't regret booking in here.The beach is a 60 second stroll away and they give you the beach towels,so don't bother packing them. On the downside the camera shop next to the hotel is a little expensive.He will be very nice and polite and sell you a digital camcorder saying he has honesty and morals.Top tip if you wish to buy a cheap item of this kind,use the internet cafe in the hotel to research models and prices.Do not let him stamp the gaurantee until you are happy as he will not refund or exchange.make sure you ask if he will exchange as he wont tell you he will but he will make you believe there is no problem.he is a very sneaky guy,beware.hotel=great, staff=great, service=great. don't forget to upgrade to all inclusive well worth it.
This hotel is excellent!!!
I went here last year with 2 of my friends and we had an excellent time!! The hotel was clean, food was excellent, staff were really friendly! I'm going to come back with my friends again. The clubs are in puerto rico and it doesn't cost much to go, by bus £1 and taxi £5-10. Staying here you get the best of both worlds, sight seeing in the day and raving at night. But if you only want to go raving then playa de ingles is best for you or maybe just stay at home!!! It was good to see their culture too! Being 19 at the time even though we're into the clubs we thought it would be best to see what the country has to offer otherwise whats the point on going, we got clubs here in London too!?!
i really had a bad experience at this hotel that iwould like to share with you holiday makers! i have stayed at taurito hotel about two years egothat particular night was very hot so i slept without any nightie on,i wake up in the middle of the night with the feeling that something was walking on me crippy,jump out of bed like a crayzy screaming like a mad turn on the light !find giant cocroach on bed , can you imagine how i felt after
If you want sun, beach and pool by day with undisturbed sleep at night, the Taurito Princess is worth considering (but avoid a first floor room directly above the evening entertainment). Whilst there is a beach is right next to the hotel, it is not the cleanest but there is a much better one a short bus ride away if thats important to you. Whilst the hotel is kept clean, the maintenance of some equipment could be better in a relatively expensive 4* hotel. We arrived to find a towel rail off the wall and it took over an hour for the bath water to drain away. They failed to clear the drain properly over our two week stay despite making us stay out of the bathroom completely for 22 hours while they tried acid with toxic fumes! We were offered another room but with our children in the adjoining one, preferred to stay where we were. With no window in bathroom or toilet, could have done with an extractor fan, as would have been required in UK. The lifts were not as reliable as they needed to be for the size of hotel. In the dining room, good food was frequently spoiled by failure to serve at right temperature and we often wished the vegetables in the evening could be as warm as the fruit juice in the morning! The room itself could get a bit too hot if seated near the serving area. Most waiters The long, narrow shape of the evening entertainment room means only a few people can get tables with a good view of the stage area and the atmosphere was too hot, smoky and stuffy for our taste. We didnt see enough to comment on the shows. The hotel courtesy bus is a very nice coach that can take you to the busy shopping centre in Puerto Rico or more attractive harbour and shops in Mogan. TIPS: Avoid the phone cards from Foto Taurito next door to the hotel as you only get 18 minutes (and we only got 15) for 12 Euros. The Mundophone card on sale in Mogan gives 71 mins for only 5 Euros! The Spar supermarket in Mogan is cheaper than the one in Taurito. The free Blanket Trip is basically a sales promotion for a Birmingham based bedding company and a shoe shop. If you get travel sick, take medication before Spirit of the Sea to see dolphins etc.
An elegant old lady who is starting to show a few wrinkles is how I would describe the Taurito Princess. The hotel is definitely showing some signs of wear and tear in the fixtures and fittings although not badly enough to spoil the holiday. The three lifts are very temperamental and you do need to be very patient but we were never without at least one working lift. The lifts seemed to work better in the cooler mornings and suffered with the heat like the humans. we were glad we were not on a high floor.The standard of cleaning in the hotel was good although a mid week change of bed linen would have been nice.
Good Points: -. Hotel looks good from outside . Food is mostly Very Good . Hotel Baggage Check-In Good (Saves Time) . Nice Sea View from most RoomsBad Points:. Not Enough Staff, (especially Bar Areas) . One or Two rude Waiters in the Restaurant . Hotel Entertainment Mostly Bad, (80s Feel) . Bars/Clubs in Porto Rico are Crap, and full of Parents with Kids. . Pigeon Droppings on Balconys (Not cleaned) . Local people drive into Resort to use Hotel Pool . Dodgy Air-Con (in Most Rooms)Summary:Do not go if you enjoy lively Bars/Clubs, you will need to travel to Playa da Ingles which costs around £15 to £20 each way by Taxi. But if you are looking for a quiet break (and I mean quiet go for it)
Great Get Away
Beautiful spot for a relaxing vacation in the sun. Not overcrowded. The accomodations were nice and the hotel staff very friendly. The village of Mogan is much worth seeing and the restaurants along the harbour are wonderful. Friendly place to visit ...you will want to go back.
Great hotel this!!
This hotel was incredible!! I visited last year and am going back again this year (July 2003). The roms were very spacious and they (aswell as the rest of the hotel) were cleaned to the highest of standards. The beach is quiet and so relaxing you fall asleep!! The pool was cold but that is something you get used to as the sea is freezing forst thing in the morning. The food was good and the transfers were very interesting, particularly the friday market where everything is cheap!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone including family as the people make you feel incredibly welcome and the overall standard is amazing, definitely worthy of being a 4 star hotel, if not then a 5 star. I look forward to going in 2 weeks time!!!
Taurito Princess Review
Very clean hotel with lots to do. Not very far from the beach. Great excursions to other parts of Gran Canaria. Our best excursion was Camel Capers. Very good fun if u want to experiance something different. The beach is not very full and u can rent a sun lounger for 2 euros. Resturants around the hotel r very good and reasonable.