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Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito
Ranked #13 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 April 2011

Had a great few days, maybe a little excessive in the local gay bars which seem to stay open well into the morning but had a ball. Make sure you visit El Gato's new spot on the seafront for a chilled out day drinking mojitos.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

i stayed for a mini break with my wife and 8 year old grandson.
i choose it from tripadvisor review,rating it no 2 in torremolinos,we weren't disappointed.we this it was small (50 rooms) but i guess this made it more manageable and personable. the food was good for 3 star,no complaints as we werent expecting 5 star.all the staff pleasant
and the rooms cleaned perfectly every day,extra pillows instantly on request,new yellow sunloungers and parasols and pleasant pool area.pool smallish but good for size of hotel. very quiet for first week of easter school hols. close to beach and big hypermarket 400 mts away (just close enough to carry 2 x 5 ltr waters for the fit) although small supermarket next to hotel helpfull. if using taxi from airport ask price first as we paid 25 euros from airport/15 to airport!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2011

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It is easy to get to Torremolinos from Malaga Airport. It cost 1 Euro 35 each way. We got a taxi from the railway station which was a rip off at 7 Euros. On the return journey we walked from the hotel - about 10 minutes up a big hill . The trains depart from the airport twice a hour .

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From the second you arrive at the hotel you realise that the staff are friendly and professional. The receptionist on in the morning was great and extremely helpful. I liked the food at the hotel - twice I had steak and the fish was well cooked. You could not fault the food when you take into account how much the hotel charges per night - Around £60 half board for a double room. My only criticism about the food was that it needed food labels on the main dishes.
The bar was reasonably priced, the outside area had a small swimming pool and the rooms were adequate size and cleaned extremely well each day. You were about two minutes away from the beach.
I would definitely go back here and glad I found it on Trip advisor and Thomas Cookes hotels.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

This is my second visit here , and still one of the best choices as to value for money.
Other hotels have a bigger and wider selection of food available, but a small hotel has its own advantages.

Room Tip: swimming pool view is best.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

The hotel was great standard , lovely staff very welcoming .The food was of high quality lovely fresh fruits and salads veryday something new . Great value for money . Very close to the beach and airport only 10 euros from airport . Must visit thressas bar round the left corner excellent bar cheap prices and very nice people !! we will most deff be coming back also the weather was 31 deg very good for time of the year !!

Room Tip: excellent value excellent food !!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 April 2011

We are just back from our 2nd visit to Don Paquito. We thoroughly enjoyed the location once more. The rooms are very clean and we had a room to the front this time - I think we actually preferred it - being a 'cheery window'.

The staff work extremely well as a team and you get the sense that they take a pride in their jobs.

The only negative that we could possibly have is the fact that noise travels through the walls - we were tut tutted for simple talking. It wouldn't put us off going back though. The beds are good - and I went out like a light.

The breakfast offers you the opportunity to have a light fresh breakfast or as hearty as you like. We like to eat out so although we paid for half board we can't really comment on that.

We like to go for a run in the morning and you have direct and quick access on to the promenade in either direction for a pleasant run.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

Maybe the fact it was our 4th visit in two years tell you something. I have just booked another 9 days for June this year. On our last visit we brought two friends. One was a clone for Victor Meldrew and a moaning capacity much the same. Its hard to say much more than I have on previous reviews. This is a small 66 room hotel. The hygiene is 5 star. The location is great, two min walk to the beach, and a gentle 10 min stroll to the town via the prom and a 50c ride up a lift to the town. Fridge and air con (free) in the room, and these are cleaned meticulously daily. The food is varied and well displayed. It is really lovely and you can eat as much as you want. So what makes the Don Paquito better than most 4 star hotels? Its the staff. The manager Pablo is always around and watches everything. He has a great relationship with his staff, and it is obvious the staff enjoy their work. Even my Victor Meldrew buddy could only sing its praises. I could name all the staff, but they are all great. I have stayed in some great hotels. Many with far better facilities than the Don Paquito, but the staff are the reason the Don Paquito excels. I can see us going here for many years to come.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito

Address: Avenida Lido s/n | Playamar, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
Region: 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: £48 - £129 (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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