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“Don Paquito is a Superb Little Hotel”

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Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito
Ranked #13 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 17, 2010

Just back from a week at Don Paquito and this, our second visit, was even better than the first. Hard to find any fault with the place at all. The food does not offer a huge choice at the evening meal, but the 8 or so main courses offered are all very high quality. The breakfast spread is excellent.
The hotel was full, but still we had no problems finding a berth at at any time on the loungers by the pool. There was no laying down of the towels nonsense to put up with. Clientelle are from all over Europe and although mainly mature residents, there were a few younger couples as well.
The hotel is well situated 2 mins walk to the beach and all the usual touristy attractions, restaurants, pubs and junkery shops. There is little noise at night, particularly at the back of the hotel, so sleeping was a pleasure.
There is no entertainment in the hotel, but we found we could walk into the 3 Sol group hotels almost next door and take in the evening entertainment they were showing. Not bad at all in the Sol Don Pablo, although they know how to charge for the drinks.
Main meeting and socialising place for us was Capo's Bar opposite the side of the Hotel. A warm welcome was always received from proprietors Derek and Tony ( English guy, Spanish wife of many years). This I would say would be the main meeting place for those habitually venturing off the Hotel socialising front. After a bit of lubrication, it was great to see how everyone mixed and swapped stories of the days events.
Will have no hesitation recommending this hotel and we will be back

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2010

I went with my husband. We usually go self-catering but as the cost was very very reasonable at this hotel, we thought we would try half-board. We weren't dissappointed. The hotel was spotless clean. We couldn't fault the quality or the choice of the food either at breakfast or evening meal. The staff were very friendly and very attentive.
Sunbeds were always available around the pool which was a massive bonus. It's in a nice, peaceful location; we never heard a thing at night and it was only 5 minutes walk to the beach and bars/restaurants. It's a lovely clean resort too. We couldn't fault this holiday at all.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 5, 2010

choose this hotel for the good reveiws,went with my husband daughter and grandaughter aged 8. hotel was very clean.rooms were very clean also. food was ok but had to guess what you were putting on your plate.tables all cramped together made to feel uncomfortable,as every one was so close and watching what you ate.staff wasnt as helpfull ,was expecting the friendly smiles as every one said they were friendly and helpful.they wasnt. asked for curtesy room on day of departure and was told we had to pay 30 euros for the pleasure.all other hotels are free.pool was small so went next door to don pedro. much better in there. and when i return i will stay at don pedro or prinipe much better all round

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 3, 2010

Really lovely hotel in a lovely area-Playa Mar-in Torremilinos. We booked independently and got a great deal for 6 nights half board. No courtesy room but 2 lovely ladies allowed us to use their room.THANK you very much if you are reading this! Will definitely return next year . .

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 23, 2010

Booked this hotel last minute purely because the price was cheap for a 3 night half board stay and it certainly proved value for money.
Having stayed last year at The Carmen Teresa and Rui Belplaya for about the same price, this hotel was by far my favourite.
The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was more than adequate and the location was excellent; a 2 minute walk from a lovely beach with lots of reasonably priced bars and 10-15 minute walk from the station.
We were given a partial sea-view room overlooking the road but had no problem with noise either at night or in the morning. The only fault that I could find with the room is that the air conditioning takes some figuring out and it would probably get quite hot in there during peak season.
Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2010

Travelled in May having been before. The staff are fantastic, very helpful. Nice central location off the main busy area. Food good, pool quiet. Pub Chapo round the corner is a must, Derrick and Tony the owners great fun. Will definately be going back, fantastic time.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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Reviewed May 11, 2010

This was our fourth stay and it didn't start well, as we arrived safely at Malaga airport but my luggage did not. But once we reached the Don Paquito things quickly got better, helped by the receptionist Patricia, back on duty after having her baby last autumn; a few phone calls and a wave of her magic wand, and the errant case turned up safely the next day. As, still clad in the previous day's travel-stained shirt, I was beginning to lose friends by then, I was very grateful.
After a bit of a mismatch in our last holiday hotel in Majorca, it was great to get back to the Don Paquito and to be reminded of just how RIGHT everything was: a warm welcome, clean, comfortable rooms, pleasant pool area, relaxing lounge bar, good, plentiful and varied food, friendly and helpful staff. The manager obviously sets his staff high standards, and that benefits the guests' enjoyment of this hotel. I would never want to stay anywhere else in Torrey.
We were also pleased to see Teresa'a Irish Bar, literally round the corner from the hotel, going from strength to strength thanks to the personalities of Teresa and Dave who make evryone welcome. We enjoyed sampling their latest concoction the "Baby Guinness" which, in fine Irish style, contains no Guinness at all.
We'll be back.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Avenida Lido s/n | Playamar, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
#10 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range: $79 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito 3*
Number of rooms: 66
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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Don Paquito Torremolinos
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