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Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito
Ranked #15 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Travelled in beginin of july. Rooms are lovely air-con is brilliant, beds comfy, balcony a little small but enough room for 2 to sit, hair dryer, bathroom all adequate, everything very clean, opted for a low floor as i hate using lifts, glad i did as lift is tiny.

Food, not a big selection, but done us ok for 5 nights, well i wanted to eat out but my parnter enjoyed the fish dish too much..we were half board,

Staff were very helpful and pleasant, all in all nice hotel.

My only personal moan would be im a pool lover, this was way too small 10/15 people at the most could sit comfortably. we ended up goin down to beach every day 9 euros for 2 beds all day...but on my last day i remembered id stayed at the don pedro b4 an liked their pool so popped over their, would of gone every day if id remembered we were able to use it..LOL having said all that, id still choose don paquito again as its all hustle an bustle in the others.

So if you prefer peace and a more personal touches in the place you sleep an eat, stay here..and everything else is close enough should u find your missing any of the bigger comforts.

Did try their pina colada didnt like it, its was too watery not like the proper ones, but the mohito 's were alot better .

P.s the bar prices were also very very reasonable.

give it go

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calidad D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2013

Thank you very much for taking your time to share your feedback on your recent stay at Don Paquito.

Also, we want to thank you for your comments about our staff, our guests are our passion and the most important to us, we work hard to bring you memorable experiences and the best vacation.

We look forward to having you back as our guest in the future and prove you that your feedback is very important to us and we do our best to strenghten the weaker points.

My very best Regards.

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is our 3rd time staying at this hotel, we have just returned from a 5 day visit - it is clean, the staff are very friendly and courteous and the food is very good we can recommend this hotel. We have also stayed at 2 other 4 star hotels in Torremolinos but this is our favourite by far. We were not arriving until approx. 22.00hrs so I informed the hotel and they emailed me back to say they would keep dinner for us even though the dining room closed at 9pm - excellent.

Room Tip: I am quite a light sleeper so usually ask for a room away from the lifts.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calidad D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Hotel Don Paquito with us. It is gratifying to know that you have enjoyed the vacations.

It is gratifying to know that you have received a very kind and attentive dealing on the part of the whole personnel. And I like knowing that you have enjoyed the buffet. We are always time improving to have variety and quality.

Once again I am grateful you have shared your experience and we hope see you again the next holidays.

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

Just returned from a seven day stay at the don paquito hotel in torremolinos in southern Spain where this small hotel is ideally located for the fantastic beach, the old town, aqua world and a lovely walk along the promenade to the next resort of benemadena. The hotel is 3 star with a nice pool area at the back of the hotel, excellent buffet meals and very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms have all the usual requirements for a short or long stay in this area of Spain where Marbella and port of banus are a short distance down the coast. There are a good selection of beach bars and restuarants along the sea front although the hotel itself has large choice of wines and beers with a nice lounge between the reception desk and the bar. Gibraltar is within a easy distance to visit from torremolinos where this is a tax free haven and a beautiful place to see during a tour of the rock, a cair lift to the top of the it where you have the Atlantic Ocean to the right, the Mediterranean to the left and Africa to the south. Pick this hotel and you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Twin rooms are larger
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calidad D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Hotel Don Paquito with us. It is gratifying to know that you have enjoyed the vacations.

We are glad that you could have visited the surroundings of Torremolinos and had seen different places like Marbella and Gibraltar.

It is gratifying to know that you have received a very kind and attentive dealing on the part of the whole personnel. And I like knowing that you have enjoyed the buffet. We are always time improving to have variety and quality.

Once again I am grateful you have shared your experience and we hope see you again the next holidays.

Departamento de Calidad.

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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Loved this hotel. Everything is spotlessly clean and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable with air conditioning and a small fridge which was really handy.... our balcony overlooked the pool area and it caught the sun all day. We stayed half board and the food was excellent with a good variety. The hotel is just a short walk to the beach.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calidad D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Hotel Don Paquito with us. It is gratifying to know that you have enjoyed the vacations.

It is gratifying to know that you have received a very kind and attentive dealing on the part of the whole personnel. And I like knowing that you have enjoyed the buffet. We are always time improving to have variety and quality.

We hope see you again in the next vacation and once again to be grateful you have decided our Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

This was our second visit to The Don Paquito and we will certainly be back again. We arrived before lunch after an early morning flight, even though check in time is stated as 2pm we were given the keys immediately. The room was clean and well presented. The room had air conditioning, flat screen TV and a small fridge which we found to be a nice bonus as in other hotels there is usually a daily charge for this facility. We stayed half board and found the food was always good with plenty of variety. We were also surprised that the drink prices were very reasonable, in fact probably cheaper than a lot of the local bars. This is only a 3 star hotel but in our opinion should be at least a 4 star. The location of the hotel is ideal, the beach is at the bottom of the street and if you feel like a lunchtime snack pop into one of the many beach front bars and try out the fresh sardines cooked on the BBQ, a very tasty snack for only 3euro. All in all we had a lovely holiday and would recommend the Don Paquito to even the fussiest reviewer. Looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool get sun all day.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calidad D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Hotel Don Paquito with us. It is gratifying to know that you have enjoyed the vacations.

We always try to cover the needs, requirements and suggestions of our customers.

We hope see you again in the next vacation and once again to be grateful you have decided our Hotel Don Paquito.

Departamento Calidad.

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Lots to like about this hotel. It’s very clean, the staff are friendly and efficient, the pool area is small (ish) but very nice, the rooms clean and the beds comfortable, location excellent (if you find yourself in Torremolinos that is), breakfast exceptional. Careful if you go to the bar at 5PM; it’s easy to get sucked in to the whole happy hour thing! Recommended.

Room Tip: Facing pool side is quieter.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Calidad D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about Hotel Don Paquito with us. It is gratifying to know that you have enjoyed the vacations and during your stay in the Hotel you have enjoyed the facilities of our hotel.

It is gratifying to know that you have received a very kind and attentive dealing on the part of the whole personnel, fact that I will make known of the whole team.

We hope see you again in the next vacation and once again to be grateful you have decided our Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Have been to this hotel before usually March and thought we would try a summer visit. Have to say I have been plesantly surprised by the resort. I thought it might have been to busy in summer but it was perfect. The hotel has to be one of the best we have ever stayed in for all the reasons mentioned in all the previous reports. Am sure I might manage a wee pre Christmas visit to see how December is. Recommend you give it a try. Fantastic wee place.

Room Tip: Have had high, low pool and road facing rooms and you wont be disappointed with any room. The layout...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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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
#9 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
Price Range: £43 - £162 (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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