Stayed here for 8 nights, end of July.
On arrival was met by a super-friendly receptionist (there are 3-4 of them, shifting - this one was definitely a star amongst the others -- she spoke proper English, other didn't; all were nice though), got room 501 (5th floor, furthest from sea -- not that you can see it, mind you).
Room is rather small, with a flat tv (just two English-speaking channels and poor reception), big bed, and ants. Little red ants. They seemed to like A/C remote controller, had to kill 10-20 of them every day. Yes, I'm a monster :)
Small balcony with two plastic chairs, small wardrobe and that's it. Bathroom - bit old bath (chipped and all) with glass curtain (a big plus for that! I hate those plastic sheets, glass is the way), some toilletries, and that's it.
I didn't really like the cleaning. First of all, toilletries were not replaced every day. Second, I blood-stained a floor towel (stepped on something on the beach, be careful there) and that towel was NEVER replaced. Actually, on 6th (!) day it just disappeared, was not replaced ever. I have a grudge with a cleaning lady as well - I had to do some work (WiFi works OK on 5th floor), she came to clean the room so I left, came one hour back and ... she didn't even start cleaning! She just cleaned other rooms while I was waiting for mine to be served. Unacceptable.
Pool - small, reasonably deep (1.20m - 2.20m), a bit crowded - and screaming children with not-caring parents (hate them!) -- so used the beach mostly. Just mind your step there.
Breakfast was atrocious. Both the food and the clientele (the sounds they made while eating, yuck, peasants- and did I mention running and screaming kids?)
So, even it was prepaid (room rate with breakfast) - I ate in a nearby restaurant (called "Sirloin", can definitely recommend it, very good omelettes).
For dinner - you have few options around. Danish restaurant is OK if not too pricey. "Sirloin" chef proved to be very, very good (try chicken in blue cheese!), and of course you have throng of Spanish places on promenade (mind you, they're not very good; for good Spanish food stay away from beach!).
I really struggle to see why this hotel gets such good scores here on TripAdvisor. It's just a normal hotel, with a good price-to-value and one really good receptionist. And WiFi.
Cleaning is not up to par, neither is restaurant. Pool could be OK if not the children.
I will not stay there again. There are better hotels around.
- Also Known As:
- Don Paquito Torremolinos
- Don Paquito Hotel
- Don Paquito
- Hotel Don Paquito Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a fantastic area of Torremolinos, 100 meters from the beach and 500 meters from its famous promenade, La Carihuela, and near beaches as popular as Playamar. The Hotel Don Paquito is situated just 800 meters from the center of Torremolinos and 5 kilometers from Puerto Marina in Benalmádena, with a variety of restaurants, pubs and bars. This hotel in Costa del Sol offers a quiet and cozy atmosphere. It is within walking distance of major attractions and nightlife venues in Torremolinos. The hotel was completely renovated. Rooms are fully equipped and feature terrace, bathroom, hairdryer, minibar, safe, telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning and free WIFI in rooms and common areas. The hotel has a restaurant with buffet, bar and outdoor swimming pool for you to enjoy the best holiday in Torremolinos. ... more less
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