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Sol Don Marco
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Maritimo s/n, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain   |  
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Ranked #6 of 74 hotels in Torremolinos
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Just perfect for us.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After a 10 min taxis transfer from Malaga we arrived on 29/09/13 for our 4th visit, a 6 night half board stay at this fab hotel. We were swiftly checked into room 5002 by the lovely Maribel who was great - pleasant, helpful, efficient, friendly - just what we needed. We had a lovely sea view room on top floor which had a good sized bathroom (with a great shower & separate bath) & fab private sun terrace which had table, chairs, sun loungers & parasol. Top location, views were just perfect.

Every area of this hotel was spotless. Our room was kept each day like we had just arrived. Standards are very high & that's just what we have come to expect & love. Pool areas are no exception to this. Noticeably we have met the same staff year after year - happy in their work & this shows. Since our 1st visit the same manager (Jamie Floyer) has been in charge & although I haven't spoke with him, have often seen him around the hotel.

We ate in the large restaurant for our whole stay & thought the food excellent. It's very well organised (& extremely busy). Spacious & light with a great atmosphere. Staff couldn't be more helpful & practically running to ensure you have all you need.

Breakfast was a treat. Large selection of teas, coffee, juices, fruits, yogurt, breads, cakes, cereal, hams, cheeses, bacon, sausages, eggs boiled/scrambled/fried/poached/omelettes many choices available to order. On & on the choices were endless.

Night time was a delight. Brilliant variety every night with choices of soups, salads, meats, fish, pasta, pizza, veg, potatoes, paella, roast of the day every day (either turkey, roast beef, pork, whole salmon etc), fruits, cheeses, desserts, ice creams, WOW. Every night we were so impressed. Drink prices very reasonable. Staff 1st class.

Don Marco reception area is a lovely, relaxing, tranquil area, where we enjoyed the bar happy hour before dinner & made good use of free wifi!

We love the sea front location of this hotel. 5-10 minute walk up the lovely shop lined cobbled steps in to the main town area or a 5-10 minute walk along the promenade sea front towards Balenamadena Marina which is lined with shops, bars, cafe, restaurants.

Perhaps if we had really looked for problems, we may have found something but we didn't go on hols for that, we went to enjoy this lovely hotel, soak up some sun & have a well earned break. All in all we love this hotel, would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends & will definitely be returning. Keep up the good work & thank you again for giving us a fabulous holiday.

Room Tip: Top floor for terrace & views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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 Marco, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Carmagh,
Thanks for continuing to choose the Don Marco for your holidays. I am so happy that you keep finding the experience that you want and need.
I will pass on your kind comments to the receptionist. Next time you are here please come and talk to me. I always like to hear our guests' opinions (even bad ones!) and enjoy getting to know our loyal customers.
I look forward to your next visit.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice hotel, loads of pools to choose from, nice gardens, nice restaurant, good service, actually a very nice hotel all round.
Shame we got a smoking room though only for one night it was ok.
Food both breakfast and dinner was well worth paying for.

Not to far to walk a 5/10 minutes down the road to a few bars or restaurants and the beach to paddle or sun bath.

Didn't take too much to the entertainment but it didn't bother you as the hotel is that big you can be as close or as far to it as you want.

Not a fan on torremolinos to be honest and glad it was only a one night stop. Would not have bothered going into town if was staying there for a week, rather stay down by the hotel and the beach, as much nicer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Marco, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear RobertScott14,
Thank you for reviewing the Don Marco despite only staying for one night.
I am sorry that you got a smoking room - we still have 20% of the rooms available for smokers although, in general they so not tend to smell. I apologise that you were affected. Note that we are usually able to change guests to a room better suited to their needs but for one night I understand that it may not have seemed worth your while.
I am glad that you liked the hotel in general and appreciate you letting others know. You point out one of the advantages that we are able to offer at the Sol Don Hotels complex which is that guests are able to join in with the fun and games or nor - as they prefer. If they would rather a quiet time, the entertainment is in a different area of the complex and can be ignored.
Thanks again for you review.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Sol Don Marco offers great choices; choice of pools, restaurants, entertainments. Our room overlooked a lovely quiet pool/jaccuzzi area, where we spent most days. We found the lift to city center.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 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 Marco, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Turb0gran,
Thank you so much for your review. I am really happy that we were able to offer you such a satisfactory stay and I hope that we see you again in the future.
I note that you only give us 3 stars for sleep quality and would like to point out that, if you find the firm mattress too hard, we have a softer option that we can substitute it with.
Thanks again.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Had a five night break at sol don Marco 29th September. Sea view room was clean , small balcony, with great sea view. We were on half board basis, food was ok. Plenty of sunbeds, around pools or on sun terraces. Entertainment team put on very good shows every night.A good hotel for a short break.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Marco, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear 605chris,
Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that we see you for another short break in the future.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Stayed at the marco for 3 nights at the start of August. Was a nice big hotel with clean rooms. We had a part sea view pool view room . Plenty of sun loungers at all the pools in the 3 complexes. Can use all facilities in each hotel. Very central location. Across road from beach shops and bars restaurants are just outside hotel and a 10min walk to center of torremolinos.
We stayed half board and food was ok always something to eat. Very busy restaurant but could always find a clean table. Don't forget to take your slip down to restaurant with you the staff at doors can be a bit rude if you forget and once not letting us in without it! That was our only negative thing about hotel. Tall dark haired man at reception is very kind and helpful. Forgot his name

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room or pool view room
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Marco, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Steadyon123,
I am really sorry to hear about your treatment in the restaurant. It is true taht we require guests to provide their dining card as we have three hotels and different dining privileges in each. However all our staff are meant to show a little common sense and sensitivity and one would normally simply ask the guests to ensure that they provided the dining card at the next meal.
I am glad to see that this didn't spoil your holiday and that you made the most of the facilities in the Sol Don Hotels complex and our great location.
Thank you for letting us know about your stay. All information is useful to us as it helps is to keep improving.
I hope that we see you back one day.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Delson, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a clean and quiet hotel. Most of the people are retired. The location is great. Get a full sea view room , it is worth the extra money.
The food is average ,but there are plenty of restaurants near by.
Take a few excursions while there. We did Granada with the Alhambra , Ronda and Marbella. Shopping, go to San Miguel st .in Torremolinos and
you will find something. Leather goods are good buys.

Oh do not forget to eat Tapas and Paella, the local food.

Room Tip: Sea view if possible.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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jaimefloyer, Manager at Sol Don Marco, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Dear Bernie D,
Thanks for taking the time to review the Don Marco. I am so glad that you had a good trip. I am delighted to see that you got out and explored some of the wonders of historical Andalucía.
Thanks again.
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed at all the hotels in this complex,but I must say I prefer the marco out of them all,we stayed in room 2009 and would stay there again no problem,the room was very comfortably decorated bathroom was lovely bath with shower over and in the corner a separate shower cubicle,bathroom was spotless as was also the room,on arrival we were given another room which had no view at all so I spoke to the really helpful man on reception and he gave us 2009, the pool area is also very clean but is very quiet aswell,more going on around the other pool areas but found the round pool to be a bit dirty around the edges think it could do with a re tile!!!!,the position of the hotel is really good as you walk out and the beach is right facing you,and all the little cafes an shops are just outside aswell,the food is lovely my only problem is the lettuce it is a bit bland,but it's my personal preference I like a mixture of colourful lettuce with some rocket mixed in,I don't eat full English but my husband is always disappointed with the sausage but again this is a personal preference, these are minor things to fault this hotel,another good thing is its about 7 to 10 min from the airport 20 euro in a cab after a 2 hour 45 min flight what more can you ask for !!!!!!.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 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 Marco, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Dear happyholsmerseyside,
Thank you for your review. I am so glad that you keep coming back to the Sol Dons and that you enjoyed the Marco so much this time. It is possibly the best hotel for couples as it is quieter than the Pedro and Pablo whilst still having access to all the same activities and facilities.
I have noted your comments. We plan to do significant work to the complex of round pools this winter. I hope that you will be back to let us know what you think!
Kind regards,
Jaime Floyer.
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Address: Paseo Maritimo s/n, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Torremolinos
#3 Green Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#4 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
#6 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sol Don Marco 4*
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