SBH Taro Beach Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
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Worst beds we ever been spending a night in. Avoid this hotel! Our bodies are hurting all over. Unbelievable that they can have such bad beds. They really are a holiday destroyer. The site of the Hotel is nice but so are many others as well so pick another if you care about having a good sleep.
Stayed one week 7-14th October 2017. Arrived after 9pm advised to leave cases in room and eat as restaurant closes at 9.30. Huge choice of food, meat and fish still being freshly cooked. Best AI food we've experienced, the chefs work hard and with pride. How many AI offer Dover Sole, Duck halves, Smoked Salmon etc.? Ignore other reviewers criticism, loads of salad, fresh vegetables, pasta etc., our only problem there was much choice, and we overate trying to sample it all! Our room... large lounge with two sofas, TV, tables etc, and large sea and pool view balcony., decent bathroom with bath and shower etc., plenty of hot water. Good bedroom with two large singles pushed together, both very comfortable. Cleaner in every day, changing beds and leaving it all spotless. AI drinks not premium, but plentiful and of good strength, reasonable wine and Amstel on tap, help yourself. ALL staff, polite, helpful, courteous, smiley happy people. Hotel is right on the beach, great beach bar on the way too. Didn't sample the entertainment, not our thing, but the. Team seemed to work hard. The guests were mainly German, we were 2 of very few English, but they were polite, did NOT push in at mealtimes, and were generally very courteous, when I slipped badly and fell on the rocks near the beach the first person to come to my aid was a German man!! We cannot fault this hotel in any way, they set the standard for others to follow. Ps. We are holidaymakers and in no way connected to SBH, just giving a fair and honest review for the benefit of others, how other people can criticise the hard work put in by the staff is beyond me.
We really enjoyed our stay here, the view from our beach front apartment was beautiful, the food was always excellent tasty and hot and a good selection. The entertainment team were very good for the first week of our stay and tried to get every one included they had a couple of good acts on during our stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. would we go again? YES
Had to stay here following cancelled flights. Supposed to be a 4 star, I would give it 2 stars maximum. It would appear that this hotel is mainly arranged for German Visitors. I love German people but the hotel did not even have one TV channel in English. Great location on the beach in Costa Calma. Rooms - mine was disgustingly in bad decor so so bad. I have photo's to show later but horrid. The room smelt like someone had died in it Food - Not bad but not good either.
So far no particularly good at all. We have a 3 yr old with us and to start with there is no food at all on the menu suitable for him at all. Not ignorant but none of the hotel staff speak a word of English meaning communication is very difficult. We do try by the way to speak their language as best we can. Out little boy was not so good this evening and despite talking to reception and pleading if we can collect some dinner from the restaurant to enable us to eat in our room this was declined. We had to struggle with our boy down to eat. The hotel is quite clean but it appears not very helpful. Beware if you have any intention of going for a wander there is next to nothing to do and you are a good distance from the next resort, some 25 mins away by taxi. The resort has very minimal places to eat approximately 5 restaurants and nothing really special to eat and relax in. I would not recommend anyone comes to this hotel or resort with children. Will not visit again
went on a family Holiday me with my 3 children ages 9, 9, and 7 with another family, the sfat are very friendly and make you feel welcome. kids loved the holiday but we don't go an many and give the kids a beach and a pool and they will love it. my problem was it is not a 4 start hotel which Thomson admitted once we got there, and the facilities were very limited. Food is nice and a lot of variety but still not 4 star quality. over all we did have a nice time but i would not rush to go back unless it was a lot cheaper because i know what to expect.
Well, it's our last night at the Taro Beah Hotel, WOW What a hotel!! Food-Amazing, great choice -something different each night -spoiled for choice!, Room - lovely and spacious -very very clean, superior double overlooking the beach, Staff - Fantastic, always pleasant, couldn't do enough for you!, Pool - very clean and large, Sunloungers -sturdy and comfortable and plenty of. Only 2 negatives - no ball games in the pool and all-inclusive drinks finishes at 11pm, but we had a fridge in our room so we just purchased a few bottles of wine and some cans from the supermarket and had a drink on the patio over looking the sea after 11pm. This has been one of the best holidays we've ever had!! The beach is stunning, clear water, clean beach, great sun beds (approx €18 per day for 3 with a brolly), there is a restaurant on the beach called Horizonte which serves lovely food if you want a break from the hotel. Taro Beach Hotel also has a beach bar which is idyllic and has great views. Please go all inclusive as virtually EVERY drink is included and the meals are amazing! Costa Calma itself does not have much in ways of Cafes, restaurants etc, but a 10 min walk to Bahia Calma shopping area there are a few restaurants including an Italian which is called Mamma Mia's which serves delicious Pizza. All in All, a fantastic hotel, Beach and resort (even though tailored more for the German visitors). It's mostly German, French and Polish at the Hotel and Costa Calma but that didn't bother us as there were no lairy drunken Brits around to spoil it (Brits ourselves so we know!). The Germans can be a bit rude (they don't know what a queue is!) BUT at least they are well behaved. WE WILL BE BACK WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS!!!
We stayed in SBH Taro Beach for 10 days in June 2017. First of all, a few negatives: our room was rather small - we had booked a studio apartment, and it really was just too small for us. The television service was rather poor: Fuerteventura is on the edge of many European services, but satellite coverage should not be impaired. We had only two English language channels: CNN and MTV - not much of a choice. However in spite of these details, it was a lovely holiday. For a start, we arrived quite late in the evening, and when we arrived at the hotel, the receptionist told us that a plate of food had been put aside for us in the restaurant - this kind of thoughtful attention to detail meant a lot to us, and was borne out throughout our stay. The daily maid service was very good - the beds were made and the towels changed every day, including Sunday.The receptionists were friendly, cooperative, and well-informed. There seemed to be plenty of staff to do the various maintenance jobs that need to be seen to, and they certainly appeared to be proud of their work. The entertainment team was just two - Johnny and Johanna. They were pretty overworked, between doing various poolside games by day, followed by their multilingual cabaret shows in the evening. The half-board option proved fine for us. Breakfast tended to reflect German taste, with plenty of meat and cheese, and ther ewas always fruit, muesli and various cereals. There was boiled, fried and scrambled egg every morning, and pancakes. Evening meals were always high quality, with abundant salads of various kinds, roast pork / chicken/ beef / duck, fish, pizza and pasta meals each day and plenty of vegetables made in various ways. It would be quite OK to eat vegetarian every day if we wished. Most of all, though, we loved the position of the hotel. It faces directly on the beach of beautiful golden sand, so it was just 100 yards from our hotel room to the sand. Costa Calma is quite a quiet resort, there was not much in the way of commercial activity or nightlife anywhere nearby apart from the cabaret in the hotel itself. This did suit us just fine though. We are hoping to come back again next year.
Sbh Taro beach, Costa Calma, Fuerteventura Good - Food was good, room fine - did not find mattress hard. Pool was lovely and comfy sunbeds. Staff nice and drinks were okay. Bad - We were the only Brits there apart from one elderly lady and a couple we only met at the end of their holiday. Key cards for entry into your room don't seem to work well - we had 3, had to have them re-set and finally insisted maintenance look at door mechanism. They did this within 20 minutes of asking and managed to fix it, pity we were going home next day. Ugly - Hotel is like a concrete maze, very ugly beige high walls everywhere on way to room and restaurant. Wall outside one set of rooms was sellotaped!!!
To be honest, I was hesitant to book this place having read so many of the not so great reviews. I'm really glad I listened to my gut and booked it. I had a great vacation. Here were the pros and cons: PROS: FOOD: It was actually quite good. I saw a lot of comments saying it was not great but the truth is that if you eat the dishes that are more for local people, like the Mojo and the fish, you can't go wrong. I would avoid any Italian food here, as it did not look great. There was a good level of variety, the food was freshly prepared, and there were never any lines to get a dish. The restaurant staff were all very accommodating and efficient. LOCATION:great location. The beach was literally in front of the hotel and it was a beautiful beach. Not too crowded, white sand and long. Loved it. There was also a little supermarket where you can buy odds and ends just outside of the hotel. The room had a small fridge where you could stock your items- very convenient. GROUNDS: very well kept grounds. The pool was immaculate. The brightly colored bougainvillea creeping up the walls and running over the trellises was really something. The breakfast area outdoors was a joy to have our breakfast on. QUIET: There was some entertainment available in the evenings but they did this in the downstairs area and this ensured that there was no noisy music in your rooms, which I really appreciated. VIEW: we got a ocean view room and it was actually a true ocean view. Absolutely amazing view. I could not have been more pleased. The balcony was really big and offered plenty of privacy with its high walls. STAFF: very friendly, always available. GUESTS: I noticed in the T/A comments that a lot of people were complaining that the hotel had a disproportionate number of German guests. While it is true that it seemed the guests were mostly German, with a few Italians and Brits thrown into the mix, I really don't understand what the problem is. Everyone I met was respectful, friendly and well mannered. Definitely a plus in my opinion. CLEANING: The cleaning staff were good. No complaints. CONS: BEDS: Wow, this was probably the biggest con. The beds were really not comfortable. They were hard and when we woke up we would have sore backs or shoulders from the bed. All three of us slept poorly because of the mattresses. I asked at the front desk if by any chance the hotel had bought any new mattresses and the girl grimaced and said that all the mattresses were like this. What a shame! I would certainly have rated this with five stars had I had the chance to get a better nights sleep. Good mattresses are super important for a hotel that promises a relaxing vacation. NOISE INSULATION: this was a bit of a shame. We happened to be under a family with young children that played, I think soccer, in the room. Problem was that the kids would start to rough house past 11:30PM so it was hard to fall asleep. Not sure I can put this down to a problem with the hotel room, as the night prior to the arrival of this family, we did not hear any noise. COFFEE: do not come here for the coffee, it is down right awful. WIFI: the wifi the hotel offers, for a fee, is weak and intermittent. I recommend using your own calling plan. Vodafone picks up quite well. AGE: the hotel needs a general updating, like the couches are really not great- starting to show their age. Was not super happy to sit on them. SUMMARY: All in all, I had a really great, relaxing vacation. I would definitely come again to this hotel if I were to learn that they got new mattresses. Otherwise, I'm not certain. Missing a week's worth of sleep was tough. I really want to go back because I liked almost everything else about the experience but would have a hard time without a better mattress. ADVICE: if you can sleep on anything, then don't hesitate to book, it really is a great value. If you need a decent mattress, maybe call and ask them if they intend to buy any before you book.
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