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Sol Don Pablo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo S/N, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #7 of 73 Hotels in Torremolinos
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“14th Visit even better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was our fourteenth visit to the Don Pablo since 2002 and I will say that the facilities food and amenities get better each year. The food is outstanding and the choices particulary for eveniing dinner are just what is required by people from many different countries. Hopefully we shall have the pleasure of an holiday there next year.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Pablo, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear pops722,
Thank you for your loyal custom. It is a privelege to have so many guests returning year on year and I really appreciate taht all the little (and not so little) changes that we are making are seen as improvements.
Please come back in 2015. Thanks again.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the 3rd time we have stayed here.the staff at check in very helpful got into room early we were in room 356 which had a pool view. Great room with walkin shower. Very clean and spacious rooms. Food was of a very high standard and plenty of choices for breakfast and dinner. Pool area was well maintained and plenty of beds and life guards on all the time. Very high security on gates you felt very safe at all times. The management should be praised for the high standards they have set for all there staff many of which has been there for a quite long time. Keep up the good work would defiantly recommend this hotel also entertainment was of a very high standard and very good variety.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Pablo, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear EDG1011,
Thanks for your review and for coming to visit us yet again. It is a great sign for is that we are doing things right although we are always looking for ways to keep improving.
Please keep coming back to visit and let us know how we are doing.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Excellent Hotel ,Very clean,beside beach with friendly and helpiful staff.Plenty to do at hotel with young family and good all round entermaintent.Cannot fault it at all.We went half board,and the food was very good all round.Swimming pools are to top quality with plenty of life guards.This is our second time staying here and must say well worth every penny.And shall be returning soon.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Pablo, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear Stefen Turlough K,
Thank you for visitng again. It is always very satisfying to have guests come back to stay. I appreciate you taking time to write a review and very much look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Returned on 14th. July after a lovely week in this great hotel. We stayed in room 428 and found it perfect in every way, except that we would have preferred to have been on the bowling green side. I cannot praise enough the hotel's standards of cleanliness. food, staff and entertainment. The hotel certainly deserves it's 4star rating minimum and hope that in any hotel I may stay in elsewhere can emulate the excellence we found here.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Pablo, responded to this review, July 23, 2014
Dear AliPO22,
Thank you so much for your review and for choosing the Don Pablo for your week's summer holiday. I very much appreciate all your kind comments and am glad that the hotel suits you so well. In the normal way if you contact us prior to arrival we can assign either even number rooms (entertainment side) or odd number (quiet side) rooms. Many guests enjoy the rooms overlooking the entertainment terrace so that they can watch a show in the evening from their balcony.
I hope that we see you again in the future.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We arrived at sol don Pablo on the 10 th of July and stayed for 5 nights . From the moment we arrived we were greeted by lovely staff , we also were able to have our rooms from 10:30 which should of been 2pm . Straight forward check In , lovely hotel clean through out , rooms cleaned every day , we had room 519 which had a great walk in shower and side sea view . Location was very good lots of nice bars and restaurants , and plenty of shops . We never had any problem getting a sun bed , and made good use of the jacuzzi . We only had breakfast so can't comment on all of the food but breakfast was good , plenty if choice , we would definetly return to this hotel it was good from start to finish .

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Pablo, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Chelleb1986,
Thanks for you review and for choosing the Sol Don Pablo for your holiday. All our guest comments are veluable to us so that we know if we are managing the hotel as you would like it.
I am glad to see that you got an early check-in. As you know, the official time is 2pm but we always offer a room if it is available.
I hope that we might see you agin in the future.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed with you from the 19th to the 26th of June 2014 and it was great in everyway. Staff were all very friendly and the entertainment at night was great. The rooms were very clean and the beds were very comfy.

The only downsides were drinks and snacks were really expensive (around €4.20 for a bottle of lager) and the deserts at the evening meal were not labeled up and didn't mention if they contained nuts or not, which we later found out most of them did.

Lots nearby and no need to travel far for anything at all. The beach is only a a few hundred meters away from the hotel, the pools are normally very quiet and if they're a bit busy I always found the indoor pool was empty which was handy if you wanted to get some lengths in without dodging past people.

Overall we was very happy with everything and really enjoyed out stay. We would definitely love to come back in the future.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed at the Sol Don Pablo for a week at the start of July. The receptionist we had didn't exactly sell the hotel, we arrived just before a delegation from Caterpillar who seem to have links with the hotel (a shop selling Caterpillar clothing etc is in the hotel) and felt that he wanted us out the way so that he could deal with the delegation.
The room was fine, clean and tidy, with a view towards Torremolinos and side view of the sea. The door to the balcony had gaps around it which caused problems with noise at night. There was basic furniture on the balcony which did the job. The minibar was locked, you have to pay for a key which means you can't keep water etc cool in the room. There was a safe which costs 14 euro for the week. The beds were reasonably comfortable and the rooms were kept clean every day with fresh towels in the bathroom.
The food in the restaurant was good, a decent selection, we found sitting out in the conservatory area was far better, quieter and away from the hubbub around the buffet. There is supposed to be a dress code with men to wear long trousers in the evening but it was largely ignored.
The pools were good, the 'straight' one between the Don Pablo and Don Pedro seemed to be a bit salty. A couple of the pools have deep ends over 2 meters deep. The entertainment staff work hard, long hours but always cheerful and quick to recognise you. The shows were ok some outside acts supplemented by the hotel entertainers and one show was a version of The Lion King with kids in the hotel taking part which was good.
The down points I would say were the reception staff, lack of WiFi (almost impossible to log into the free one and constant requests to sign up to a paid WiFi) and noise in the hotel at night from surrounding rooms, there appears to be no soundproofing between the rooms and if people sit out on the balcony and chat you can hear every word.
Overall it is a nice hotel, not as 4* as some 4* hotels we have stayed in, but we had a good time.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Paseo Maritimo S/N, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Green Hotel in Torremolinos
#5 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#6 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
#8 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Don Pablo 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sol Don Pablo is one of three hotels in the Sol Don Hoteles Complex. The complex is on the sea front of the Bajondillo beach in Torremolinos and boasts 50,000m2 of facilities and gardens. Guests are free to use all the facilities of the complex including (depending on the season) 9 pools, 6 bars, 2 jacuzzis, entertainment every day and evening and the Delfinus Spa. The hotel is 800m from the town centre with beautiful walks along the promenade towards the port in Benalmadena. The airport is 15 minutes by taxi. ... more   less 
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