I stayed here on an all inclusive holiday in June 2014 with my wife and 4 year old daughter. I will break down the different aspects of the stay below, but overall I think we all pretty much enjoyed it:
The hotel is a modern looking, bright and good looking place when you first walk in. The reception area is plenty big and as we were nealry 4 hours delayed and arrived at around 3am, the hotel provided a bit of food/drink for us and there was someone to help with the bags to the room - 7th floor, but plenty of lifts thank god!
I upgraded to a family room which was a good decision. The non-family rooms are half the size and must literally be a bed and bathroom. The family room is spacious with a kitchen and huge balcony. All balconies are directed towards the pool area, so all get the sun from around 11am through to about 8pm. The beds were a bit harsh on my back as i like very hard beds, but the wife and little girl seemed to be fine with them. As for the rest of the room, it was always very clean and we never had any issues with the usual shower/air con etc.
The pool had sun from about 11am onwards and did get very busy with kids. The smaller pool was quite small and was usually rammed too. Wasn't bad though, although you need to get your towel on the sunbeds by around 9am at the latest to get a decent spot. The bar was always fairly quick with drinks and food, although i'm told the food was questionable. The ice cream was free flowing though.
The dining area served at set times, and although i heard a few moans from people who only ever seemed to have chips and pizza on their plate, we had no issues at all with it. The tables were cleaned quickly by the very happy staff and the rest was self service. As for the food, there was always something different - Sections were spread out with loads to choose from at each different sitting. Plenty of fish, grilled meat, thai food, spanish dishes etc etc. Constantly topped up by the chefs and the deserts were just as good!
I have read a few other reviews about the animations team at the hotel.....They are not even close. The team were great with everyone, and even the miserable holidaymakers were found getting involved. Plenty of games etc to take part in during the day with little prizes for the winners at the end of the day. The junior disco at the end of the day was situated in an area between the 3 main hotels onsite - this got extremely busy but the bar staff there were normally quick to serve. Following the disco, there were prize announcements from the day's activities and then at 9pm there was normally a show. These shows were really good considering - One noght we had the animations team performing Grease which was entertaining, we also had an exotic bird show, chinese acrobats and some sort of pacific island natives putting on a very good show. Needless to say we weren't bored at night. There is also a disco that opens at 11 ish.
The waterpark is again shared between the hotels and paying public (although apart from weekends, it's generally just hotel residents). While the slides were exciting for the whole family, unfortunately the water was salt water which pretty much ruins it when you get a mouthful at the bottom! We only spent half a day here due to this.
Anyway, overall the place is pretty good. Plenty to do or easy enough to relax, also plenty of kids and couples about. Once again, the animations guys and girls were great with the kids.....special note for Ricardo, who was head and shoulders above the others!
If i was asked if i would go back, i'd consider it, but would like to look for somewhere else with a few less Brits and a little bit more to do in the surrounding area.
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- Lago Hotel Taurito
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