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“Taurito -Less wind and more sun!”
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Review of Balcon De Taurito

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Stunning sunset from the terrace of The Taurito Building Taurito beach - only minutes away on foot (there is a hill though when walking back).
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View from terrace
Stunning sunset from the terrace of The Taurito Building
Taurito beach - only minutes away on foot (there is a hill though when walking back).
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The water park in Taurito Bay (there's a fee to swim which includes a meal)
Taurito Bay (below includes a small shop, beach bars, hotel restaurants for a fee, mini golf)
The shady terrace
Another terrace view of the ocean
The rooftop pool - perfect to relax for a day of swimming, sunbathing & reading...
Kitchen area (& large fridge freezer)
Lounge area with sofa bed (sleeps two if required & new curtains since this photo was taken)
A beautiful waterfall as you approach the beach on foot in Taurito bay (below)
A variety of delightful bars in Mogan (the next resort - perfect for a day out).
Mogan Harbour
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taurito, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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CPDUK
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Taurito -Less wind and more sun!”
Reviewed December 5, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Had a great stay and would highly recommend this place!! Stunning views over the valley and the hills opposite!

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13 Feb 2017
Glad u enjoyed your hols
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Aalborg, Denmark
Reviewed October 23, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Your age range 35-49
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13 Feb 2017
Great to hear you enjoyed it
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Reviewed May 15, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

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Simon T
London, United Kingdom
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“Delightful place to stay”
Reviewed May 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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We had a delightful holiday in this apartment during the last week in April 2015. It was our first holiday abroad together. We particularly enjoyed our breakfasts on the balcony enjoying the stunning Atlantic Ocean views. The apartment was clean. Although the kitchen units are a little dated, the lounge, bedroom, and bathroom were very pleasant, and the views of the bay below, and the rooftop pool were superb. The shower was great - although not a power shower, the water pressure and temperature were more than adequate. There are large supermarkets in the neighbouring resorts of Mogan and Puerto Rico, and we found the Spar in the bay below and a small shop further up the street very useful for essentials. Our favourite destination was the very beautiful Mogan - a great place for tapas and posh ice-cream. Taurito itself is also very pretty. The Playa del Ingles is well worth a bus journey to walk along the beach. And we enjoyed a romantic evening meal at a complex up the road from the apartment, 'Cala Blanca'. There were no decent English TV channels on the TV, but we were able to watch the news and access Wi-Fi on our phones. This apartment is very quiet and the perfect place to enjoy some peaceful time together. The rooftop pool looks lovely, but we ran out of time to try it for a swim. We enjoyed visiting the Playa del Ingles, Mogan, and chilling in the apartment together. We will definitely visit again one day and aim to see more of the island next time. Andrew and Simon

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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thanks glad you enjoyed it
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Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: stunning views
Liked least: short walk uphill
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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13 Feb 2017
Thaks glad you enjoyed it
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KJP1957
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice location of you have a car; apartment OK.”
Reviewed January 26, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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person found this review helpful

Balcon de Taurito is misnamed as it is now Taurito Building which didn't help us to find the place initially.
These apartments are mainly people's homes. It is quiet and peaceful. Mark's flat is at the top and very close to the swimming pool. It was a bit too chilly to use this but I could imagine it being of great benefit in warmer weather.
Mary (very helpful and chatty) met us and showed us around the apartment which size wise was great but frankly was a bit "tired". Being high up gave a view which wasn't unpleasant but not as wonderful as previous reviewers have indicated.
The beds were comfortable. The extra bedding and towels were rather haphazardly shoved in the wardrobe and fell out every time I slid the doors open. I moved them and then replaced them at the end of the stay. It seemed silly to have wardrobe space taken up with linen.
The kitchen was adequate - it had everything we needed.
Our big gripe was the shower and hot water pressure. The cold water was fine but a little dribble of hot water both for a shower and washing up was very very irritating. Having a cold to luke warm shower when needed was not pleasant. We have emailed the owner but have not had a response from him yet.
I was unable to connect to Wifi in the apartment itself. I could just about manage it on the large, very nice balcony facing in a certain direction. This was a disappointment. In the foyer (six floors down) Wifi was brilliant but part of the reason we chose that apartment was because of Wifi IN the apartment.
We ate out most evenings and there are plenty of restaurants in Puerto de Mogan which made us glad we had hired a car for the week. There is a small supermarket close to the apartments for absolute basics and hotel which welcomes visitors for lunch. We ate there a couple of times and were very happy with what was served. As for Taurito itself I don't think there's much going on. I would highly recommend a vehicle or catching buses to get to other places. There is a Spar shop in Puerto de Mogan for shopping and a couple of other supermarkets too.
The interior of Gran Canaria in the mountains is beautiful with stunning scenery. A trip to the north and a drive along the coast will show you the green, beautiful side of the island. There were one or two older villages which we enjoyed but we found the island lacking in historical places to visit.
It depends what you enjoy on a holiday and what is important to you as to whether you would rate this apartment higher than the three circles we have awarded it. We appreciated the peace and quiet, and were happy to drive to see parts of the island that maybe are missed by some people. Not everyone is happy to drive I know, in which case you might go a little stir crazy if confined to the Taurito area. There is far more to Gran Canaria than the dry, arid very developed south coast.
It is a lovely island. We had sunshine but I understand it was unusually cool for the week we were there. The apartment would be vastly improved with a different bathroom and something done about the hot water and Wifi reception.

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Liked best: Having a vehicle to tour the island.
Liked least: The lack of decent hot water pressure and wifi reception.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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raymond c
Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“nice place great views”
Reviewed December 9, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

mark sorted our holiday out and made sure everything was up to scratch ,mary picked us up and took us back to the airport fir a small fee and if we had any problems sorted them out ,the place as all youll need the pools great theres a couple nice hotels with bars and you can get food if you dont want to cook the.bus stop and taxi rank are at the bottom of the hill so everywhere is in easy reach if your into walking theres a bloody great mountain across the road thats worth a walk up we had a great time will deff go back thanks mark

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