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“Excellent yet again”
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Hotel Don Paquito
Ranked #12 of 72 Hotels in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent yet again”
Reviewed 11 October 2012

We looked forward to our return to the Don Paquito and as usual were not disappointed. We received a very warm welcome, nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff who are consistently friendly and helpful. Bedrooms/beds comfortable & spotless, good bathroom with bath/shower & efficient air-con which was very welcome as it was much hotter than we expected for October. Dining room as pleasant as ever with plenty of choice at both breakfast & dinner. The only thing that's changed since we were last able to visit is the no-smoking policy now in force in the lounge/bar area - and what a pleasant change that is, much fresher & pleasant atmosphere to sit & relax in. If you want somewhere large with nightly 'entertainment' where you are just a number then go for one of the nearby huge hotels, but for friendly relaxation where you are treated as a real person, go to the Don Paquito.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012

What can I say about this hotel, we have been going here since 1999 sometimes twice a year and will continue to do so for as long as we can. It is an easy holiday with a short flight from the UK and with the resort a mere 10 min taxi drive. People often ask us why we insist on using the same hotel - well once you have been you will find out. All the staff are so friendly & helpful with nothing too much trouble. The hotel is so clean with the maids working tirelessly to keep it that way. The food is both varied and plentiful, and caters for even the most fussy eater, there literally is something for everyone.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Just wanted to add further praise to the Don Paquito. Staff were all very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, rooms were clean, food was great with plenty variety, the pool area lovely and relaxing and of course happy hour was an added bonus! Great hotel, would thoroughly recommend it.

Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Having been to Torremolinos for the last 27 years I thought I had viewed most of the hotels and apartments. How did I miss this one?

The title sums it up, faultless. The food, the accomodation, the staff, the location, everything.

Superb. We will return!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

After many visits to Torremolinos and staying in large hotels the Don Paquito made a refreshing change. Booking in was so easy as there were no queues to contend with and all of the staff without exception were helpful and very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. My husband and I stayed bed and breakfast so I can only comment on breakfast which was superb so much to chose from and very well presented. The rooms were absolutely spotless, cleaned everyday as well as clean towels daily. The hotel is well situated close to all amenities, shops, cafe's and sea all within close range. I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper I would recommend you ask for a room pool side as the street can be noise...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Stayed here with my husband and another couple from the 9th-23rd September 2012. We had stayed in the Sol Don Pablo last year and was a little disappointed and speaking to other people in Chapos bar (which is at the back of the Don Paquito) we were recommended this hotel. So, as soon as we got home last year we booked for two weeks. Later on, our friends decided to join us so we were really hoping that the hotel lived up to it's recommendations and the many positive reviews it has received on Trip Advisor. Approximately 60 rooms and small swimming pool.

No need to worry!!! This hotel from the very start did not disappoint. I sent an email a week before going requesting rooms on the lower floor near to each other preferably with a pool view - when we checked in we were both allocated rooms on the first floor overlooking the pool which was exactly what we requested - a first!! The rooms and bathrooms are small but perfectly formed - providing everything you needed - comfy beds, flat screen tv with some english channels, air conditioning, plenty of drawers and wardrobe space, a safe, a fridge and hair dryer. These were cleaned to a high standard having a change of towels every day and new bed linen at least four times during our two week stay. All the public areas were well looked after and cleaned daily.

There was not a lot of difference in price to go half board. We went with the intention of eating out if the food wasn't up to par, but we never ate out once in the whole fortnight as the food was of an excellent standard for both breakfast and evening meal. We ate out on the pool terrace every day which was lovely. The choice was really good and the standard of the food was probably the best we have had in Spain - may not be loads of choice like in the 4* hotels, but none of us ever struggled to find something to our liking - going back for seconds on many occasions!! It was cooked and presented in a really lovely way and the staff constantly cleared the tables and reset them with proper linen and beautiful shining cutlery. Never, in two weeks, did we pick up a glass, plate, cup, knife, fork or spoon which had marks on it. Exceptionally well done!! Cannot get over the high standard of food constantly turned out by this hotel, it was really good and they obviously have a very good chef and take a lot of time and pride in what they provide every day.

The bar areas were lovely with comfy chairs and settees. We tended to sit outside on the front of the hotel for happy hour every day from 5 - 6pm, although even drinks purchased outside of these times were really good value and not overpriced - 2euros for a decent glass of wine with dinner went down a treat every night!!

The staff throughout the hotel are lovely and extreemly helpful. The girls who run the restaurant and bar areas work really hard but are always smiling and happy and nothing is too much trouble. The reception was run really well and when we asked about hiring a car, they picked up the phone and had a car delivered a couple of days later for us, and the rate was the best we had seen, they also collected it back 3 days later when we had finished with it. After a couple of days they even knew our rooms numbers so we didn't even need to ask for our keys they just handed them to us.

It was no surprise to find that many of the guests were returning year after year - some were there for the 10th time. Don't know whether this will apply for us as we always like to go somewhere different each year as the world is a big place, but if we did go back again to Torremolinos, I would not stay anywhere else but the Don Paquito. It's only a couple of minutes walk to the beach and shops and the promenade, so everything on the doorstep.

Don't suppose we should write reveiws like this as it then tells everyone how good it is and no doubt in the future, we will have problems getting availability there!! But it's well deserved and if the hotel reads these reviews, we would just like to say a really big thank you for a lovely stay in your extreemly well run hotel. Don't hesitate, just book it!!

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

From the outside the hotel does not look much, straight onto the street with table and chairs for drinks etc. But once inside the service, food and cleanliness are exceptional. The rooms are basic but very clean. I watched as the cleaners moved all the furniture to clean everywhere, even standing on chairs to wash the skirting rails, pictures and the top of the air conditioning. The only minus point for the bedrooms is that smoking is not banned and if the previous occupant was smoking then the smell does tend to linger. The food in the restaurant was the best we have tasted in the 30 years + we have been going abroad and the choice was great. The staff are delightful, friendly and very happy to help. Our son and daughter-in-law already having been there recommended this hotel and came with us. We were so pleased with this hotel we have booked to go again in January AND May (with the family again) next year.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 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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