Paradise Valle Taurito
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
Good hotel for relax
"This is a new hotel with a all inclusive concept(opened in dec-08 if I remember correctly) and we stayed the last of our three weeks of our holiday here.
+ For a great big room with a large balcony)
+ The design of the hotel. Built in stone (designed by a norwegian)
+ The hotelspa. Futures a great tempeatured pool with jaccuzzi)
+ A good all inclusive restaurant. Try the fish from the chief!
+ The poolarea with plenty of room and good drinks
- Almost no animation or childrens club
-The white wine was terrible in the bar and restaurant
- The breakfast buffe was almost empty when it was one hour remaining
- No WIFI in the rooms. Should be standard in a new four star hotel!!
- Travel date: Tue 19th of January 2010
lovely hotel,quiet resort ,nice overall
"we thought we were booked intop this hotel untill we arrived ,its easy to book the costa taurito on line and look on trip advisor and the pictures show the lti taurito,.
anyway in the morning we walked from the costa to the lti ,took one look at the rooms and the pool and paid another 130 euros and mooved to this hotel,.very new /modern and alltogether lovely ,great food ...
the bar staff needed to learn to smile a bit and maybe have a laugh ,but thats the only gripe...
resort is deadly though,but there are no timeshare louts on every corner hasteling you as we found in porto rico [what a hole].
overall lovely place to relax"
- Travel date: Fri 13th of November 2009
Good 4 Star - probably rate as 5 Star when spa completed
"Stayed for 5 nights All-Inclusive Mid-September - Â£1300 for 2 people through Directline Holidays - could have saved Â£150 by booking hotel with Trip Advisor, but had problem linking flights and booked the evening before departure so had no time to research thoroughly.
Area ; Quiet valley with several hotels, a couple of souvenir shops, small supermarket, large waterpark and fitness trail/facilities (also owned by Paradise Hotels - hence free entry), small beach - you could walk round the entire valley in 30 minutes.
Accommodation : Room and balcony good size - functional, not lavishly furnished, bath with efficient shower over - two large twin beds pushed together - firm but comfortable.
Six floors - we were on 3rd floor which was fine - all rooms looked the same with sea views apart from some rooms on first floor, where view was restricted.
Difficult to comment on soundproofing - hotel only 20% occupied and nobody in adjacent rooms. Linen and towels changed daily.
Food/Service : Good choice of buffet - and good quality food in general - sometimes not hot, but microwave available! Breakfast till 10.30am, lunch till 2.30pm, dinner till 9.30pm. Help yourself to soft drinks and the perfectly acceptable red, white and rose wine which is on tap - Amstel lager also on tap. All Inclusive : Very good choice of local brandy, whisky, tequila, malibu, gin, vodka, etc., available at pool bar and lounge bar. All meals are self-service but adequate staff usually in attendance to assist if need arises.
Facilities : outdoor pool good size(jacuzzi not working), loads of sunbeds to choose from. Use of gym, sports facilities and entertainment at two sister hotels opposite, use of water park outside of hotel (salt water). Small, clean, dark-sand beach with scuba and snorkelling equipment for hire about five minutes walk from hotel.
Overview : Some noise from building work on ground floor where the hotel spa is being built, but not too intrusive. Charge for use of room safe is unwarranted - so complain and don't use it. Food and accommodation very good. The Valle Taurito (or Taurito Valley) Hotel is about the best in Taurito if you want a quiet relaxing time - probably better than the other two Paradise hotels (Lago and Costa Taurito) and the Princess Suite and Taurito Princess - however they all seemed ok, but the others catered more for children. When the spa is completed (by the year-end they say), the Valle Taurito should clearly stand out as the best. There is nothing for party-goers to do in Taurito - it's for families and those looking for a quiet holiday. There are some nice adjacent resorts like Mogan to visit (12 euros return trip by taxi) - some have excellent restaurants, but they are expensive by UK standards.
Overall, I would say the experience was a good one and I would return to Valle Taurito."
- Travel date: Wed 23rd of September 2009
"Me and my boyfriend were booked to stay in the lago taurito but when we checked in we were offered an upgrade free of charge to the fantastic 4 star hotel Valle Taurito. The room was spacious with a very comfy bed, an excellent balcony with lovely views and we had a gorgeous walk in shower. The hotel and room was always spotless as the maids came everyday providing us with clean towels. The food was fantastic as there was such a wide variety of choice (however not much english food) The pool was clean and there was always empty sun loungers. The bar and resteraunt staff were also very friendly. The only negative aspect was the lack of entertainment. However there is a bar literally 2 mins away with good entertainment and the drinks are half price.(Beer was 1 euro for a pint and a half) The area was fantastic as there was mini golf, shops, arcades and the aquapark which is free for all inclusive guests.
I am very glad we stayed here rather than the lago taurito as on first impressions it was not very nice. The reception area was lovely but the rooms were very basic and in need of decorating. I was also shocked as the hotel looks nothing like the images in the brochure or on the website. I would not choose to stay at the lago tautrito, it is a 3 star hotel and i guess you get what you pay for.
The area was lovely eg puerto rico and puerto mogan. Puerto mogan had a fantastic market on the friday which i would recomend visiting. The buses were also only 2 euros 60 which is very cheap. There is also an excellent choice of excursions so you will definetly not be bored. Overall i would reccomend staying here as we had a fantastic holiday."
- Travel date: Wed 19th of August 2009
Brilliant! Loved It!
"We spent a week in the Paradise Valle Taurito and loved it so much. The hotel was only built in 2008 and is spotless, all of the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful, the food is wonderful with lots of choice and variety and the rooms are great.
The rooms are again spotless, spacious and very comfortable with balcony sea views from every room. They also have a small safe and fridge which is useful.
We were all inclusive and loved the food very much, they cater for everyone and the choice is amazing, you can actually get omelettes cooked in front of you for breakfast and use a built in wok for dinner!
The pool is very clean with water spouts and a jacuzzi, there are plenty of sun loungers and a bar right next to the pool. There is also a huge swimming complex outside the hotel, which is free for hotel residents and is wonderful for children with slides and foam parties.
If I have to find anything negative at all (which is really really hard), our air conditioning broke twice but was fixed the next day and the entertainment in the complex opposite can get a bit loud but the rooms have brilliant sound proofing!
Taurito itself is lovely with a beach, promenade, some shops, supermarket, mini golf, a few bars, entertainment, a huge swimming complex and fitness park. There is car hire available from the hotel or across the complex and buses run often, there is also a taxi rank. Puerto de Mogan is just next door and it is only a short bus or ferry ride to Puerto Rico.
We loved this hotel and Taurito and would highly recommend it to everyone!"
- Travel date: Thu 30th of July 2009
"I stayed at this hotel with my partner for a fortnight at the end of June 2009. Having read some of the reviews on here prior to going we were slightly sceptical, but were pleasantly suprised on arrival.
We stayed in room 403B and the room was clean, modern and very spacious. All of the rooms in the hotel look over the water park, crazy golf, pool and sea- apart from those situated on Level 1 which were directly next to the pool and terrace areas.
The hotel is very well kept, with the gardens and flower bed areas maintained daily and the poolside toilets cleaned many times throughout the day.
We stayed on an all-inclusive basis and thought that it was well worth what we paid. The food was very good with plenty of variety, I would recommend arriving at meal times at least 45minutes before service finishes- just to ensure there is plenty of everything left and that the food is hot.
The only negative we found with the restaurants was the speed in which the waiters relaid the tables- on several occasions we had to wait whilst used tables were relaid.
Locals tend to book and stay at the hotel at the weekends and I'd advise getting up that little bit earlier if you want a sun lounger around the pool, as they tend to reserve several at a time with their towels quite early on in the day.
The air conditioning wasn't working in any of the rooms, however it was working in the communal areas. I would strongly recommend asking reception for a fan as soon as possilble as they only have a limited number available.
Overall it was a very pleasant hotel and we would highly recommend it."
- Travel date: Thu 16th of July 2009
gorgeous hotel lovely setting
"Stayed here 11th to 18th may. Rooms were very large and modern and the balcony was huge too hotel was new opened last year. The food was very good even for me being a vegetarian good for husband as well. We hired a car and got out and about as the hotel has little going on in the evenings puerto mogan is just 5km away and is gorgeous with a few bars and restaurants very quaint. Overall had a lovely stay the only down side was that the aircon had not been switched on so nights were hot but opened the doors and enjoyed listening to the waves crashing.Lovely place for a quite break."
- Travel date: Mon 15th of June 2009
Late deal trip excellent value all inclusive deal
"The Hotel is about one hour from Las palmas airport, situated in the south of the island. It has sister hotels in the same resort, the Valle being the newest about 18 months old we have been informed. Rooms are a good size with contempary decoration, all have views to pool, lido and the sea. We stayed for six nights all inclusive. Very good value meals at all times with a great choice. Service was excellent, staff friendly and attentive, but not over attentive. The hotel sits in the Taurito valley with other hotels and a Lido with a small range of shops. Entertainment is limited, but is great if you require a quiet getaway. We chose to hire a car to see the island well worth the effort. Local car hire is available do the deal yourself it will save a few euros.. For most of the stay the hotel was about 30% full on Friday 1st May it filled up and was about 60% full. No change to service or quality level."
- Travel date: Sun 3rd of May 2009
We loved it!
"We thought this was a great hotel - OK, there maybe there are things missing you might expect in a 4 star hotel, but the bedrooms are superb (we had interconnecting rooms with our teenage boys and didn't hear them at all), we enjoyed the food and the pool area was wonderfully uncrowded (no need to get up at dawn to get your towel on a sunbed!!) (unlike other Hotels in resort where this was a regular occurrence). Entertainment in the evening was limited, but we enjoyed playing cards and chatting to other guests in the hotel whilst enjoying the excellent standard of AI drinks. Shame it is not safe (lack of pavements) to walk anywhere out of the resort as it is very small, but the local bus service is excellent. Car hire cheap. The free water-park is more geared up to younger children, but our boys had a pleasant afternoon here. Had a great 1 week break at the end of March - weather superb - friends were in Lanzarote at same time and did not have such good weather as we did. Lots of sports facilities available (squash, tennis, football) but at extra cost. Good animation programme at the Lago Taurito which guests at the Valle can join in if wished. Will go back for sure."
- Travel date: Fri 10th of April 2009
Not quite there yet...
"The hotel is very new and very modern. Rooms spacious and very clean. The hotel has been built into the side of the cliff, very sympathetically, using local stone and therefore blends into the environment better than the other Paradise hotels in this resort and the plethora of Princess properties.
The Valle covers 7 floors. Ground floor has the entrance, reception, reps desks and internet access-1 euro buys 15 mins. 1st floor has the main buffet restaurant, the bar, the swimming pool and some rooms. Floors 2 to 5 have the standard rooms and the top two floors, 5 & 6 have intercomminicating rooms.
Standard rooms have a shower over bath, vanity, toilet, hairdryer and a magnifying mirror which is fixed to the wall on a sliding pole (just like the shower). Because of its situation, you must be very tall and skinny to use the mirror. There is handwash/shower gel/shampoo supplied from dispensers and towells seem to be changed every day.
The wardrobe is a good size with plenty of hangers and a couple of drawers. The bed/s are two large singles pushed together and the beds are VERY firm. Under the dressing table, there is a minibar that does not hold any water or soft drinks, also a safe which is big enough to hold a notebook pc but costs 2.5 euros a day. A flat screen TV, a large leather easy chair and table complete the room. The huge balcony is furnished with a sunbed, table and two chairs but be advised, only attracts the sun until early afternoon.
A remote control for the TV can be obtained from reception for a deposit of 10 euros, also the pool towels are available for a 10 euro deposit.
The food, in general, is of a good quality however it is not kept very warm. I did discover a microwave and tended to re-heat my selection as I'm not partial to things like cold cabbage. There are only 14 staff who operate the bar and restaurant and although reasonably efficient, they will not cope with a full hotel.
As for entertainment, there is none in the hotel. The Costa Taurito, Lago Taurito and Valle Taurito share the entertainment, outside in the middle of the hotels BUT you have to pay 50% of the cost of drinks taken there. From the Valle, guests are given free access to the water park. The beach is not 70 meters from the hotel entrance, more like 170 meters and is dark sand. There is also a crazy golf course just in front of the entertainment stage and tennis courts to the rear.
Opposite the hotel is a parade of shops, supermarket, pharmacy, beauty salon, doctors, tourist tat and so on. All in all a great place to spend a quiet week away with a book and I would recommend to adults of all ages and even parents with babies but most children will be bored silly!"
- Travel date: Tue 7th of April 2009
Great...but not for kids
"We were booked in to the lago taurito but when we got to reception they offered us 'an upgrade to 4 star in the newly built hotel' so we took them up.
At first we were dubious, but once we entered the room we were quite taken aback at how nice it was. Everything was excellent at that point, the room, the view although we didn't like the adjoining doors to the next rooms.
When we went for our meal the food was hot/warm (people can't seriously expect red hot food all the time at a buffet can they?) but there is no kids menu.
The location if you want a relaxing holiday is excellent. There's a beach a stones' throw away and the water park is also good. Let me warn you now...previous reviews of this part of Taurito warn of the water park pool being freezing. I found this NOT to be true. The pool at Valle Taurito is MUCH colder. In fact ice cold, and I couldn't swim in it even though the weather was hot. Be warned.
So, instead of waffling, I'll break this down into good/bad points.
Very clean hotel
Great location unless you want to go wandering
The clouds seem to miss this part of the island
Shops etc. nearby
The pool is freezing
No bottled water is available
We had NO bedding change in 10 days
There's no entertainment (yet)
No kids menu
No ice cream for kids
In fact nothing at all for kids apart from a giant chess set.
Despite the bad points, I'd go back tomorrow. Note...watch out for Javier behind the bar...he huffs and puffs and never smiles...
If you like a quiet holiday away from all the hustle and bustle with clean rooms and good food then go here! (Oh....and Hi Neil and Sue)
I think I contradicted myself several times there, but we all enjoyed the holiday.
- Travel date: Wed 11th of March 2009
This is a fantastic hotel
"There is little I can add to all the other excellent reviews of the Valle Taurito.It's probably not the ideal choice for families with teenagers. However, free access to the Lido/Water Park would make it a good choice for younger children.
Inland we could see a heavily overcast sky every day. But the clouds always missed Playa Taurito and the sun shone every day.The balconies catch the sun in the morning, and are shaded in the afternoon/evening.
The hairdryer was powerful; pool towels can be borrowed;shampoo/soap, hangers provided and TV showed English news channels - but we were glad we took a kettle/teabags/coffee/sugar and milk.
I was relieved to find that although people changed for dinner, there was no need to pack a different dress for every night.
I can confidently say that it is the best 4 star hotel we have ever stayed in, anywhere in the world.We loved the glass lifts, rising up the outside of the hotel and giving wonderful views.Our room was 6th floor, offering sea views (as all the rooms probably do) and, being the top floor, avoided the noise of scraping chairs from the room above. Our room and the room next door interconnected - 612A/612B - ideal for a family.
- Travel date: Sat 7th of March 2009