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Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito
Ranked #13 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have stayed at this hotel on many occasions and will be returning again. Friendly staff, good location near beach, good food and close to all amenities. Perfect for couples and those preferring quiet hotel. Small pool and sunbathing area and close to local restaurants and bars.

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies but those overlooking pool are quieter and some rooms have double beds.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Many thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review about your stay at our hotel.

Your satisfaction is our goal, so read comments like yours makes us feel very happy.

All the staff work very hard to make your stay enjoyable.

Thank you for your loyalty and we hope to see you very soon again.

Kind Regards.


Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This is a very nice little hotel in a good location for the beach and all its restaurants and bars. There are a couple of supermarkets within 50 metres. A steep uphill walk will take the fit to the town centre and shopping areas, there is a bus stop close by for the less fit.
The hotel rooms are a decent size with ample drawer and hanging space, chiller, small TV, safe, free Wi-Fi, and firm but comfortable beds. The rooms are kept very clean. Our room had a very good sized balcony with the usual uncomfortable plastic chairs and a small table ,the bathrooms are of different sizes depending on the room you get, we had a quite small one dominated by a large bulky sink unit and full bath perhaps a smaller unit and a walk in shower would have been better .The bathroom was also kept very clean, although both the bed and bathrooms were showing substantial wear and tear if not a little abuse ,and yes, as others have mentioned the walls are thin and noise can be a problem at times.
I was pleasantly surprised by the food at both breakfast and dinner. The buffet was always topped up with an excellent selection of varied, well presented well cooked food for such a small hotel. They could show some of their larger competitors how it should be done.
Most of the hotel staff, though small in number did an excellent job, from the cleaning staff to the reception team to the restaurant girls, all were very friendly, efficient and helpful with a smile and a friendly word for everyone, no matter the nationality.
At this time of the year the hotel mostly caters to an older clientele of differing nationalities. Although as it was Holy week, there were a lot of northern Spanish in the resort for the Easter celebrations in Malaga.
I would happily recommend this hotel and would stay again. Rooms overlooking the small pool area get sunshine on the balconies from about noon.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

We would like to thank you for having chosen Hotel Don Paquito during your stay in Torremolinos. We are appreciated that you have taken your time to share your experience on Tripadvisor.

We are very happy to know that you had a great time with us and that you enjoyed our facilities, our buffet in the restaurant and our services. Also, we want to thank you for your comments about our staff.

Once again, thank you very much for staying with us and we hope see you again soon.

Kind Regards.


Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Having been to this hotel for the past 15 years you could say we know it well, however when we read that it had recently had a change of owners we were a bit apprehensive – no worries everything and everyone exactly the same – the wonderful welcome we get from Patricia, Francis & Belen on reception, Noylea serving in the restaurant & bar area, and Lola the housekeeper is second to none.
Our only complaint, and we really do not want to complain is that the food for the evening meal could be a little hotter, Ok there is a microwave but this should not be needed, the food here has ALWAYS been hot and varied, I especially look forward to the fish night and the huge dish of Paella.
We of course will not let this put of off and we will again be returning next year.
The location of the hotel and the staff is what makes this hotel so special for us and keeps us coming back year after year.

Room Tip: Pool side rooms get sun most of the day.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our hotel on Tripadvisor.

We are always looking for ways to improve our product and our services; open and honest reviews from our guests is our best resource to address areas wich need improvement.

New management want to make many changes for new season and one will be the buffet in the restaurant.

Thank you so much for your loyalty and we hope to see you again next year.

Kind Regards.


Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Just returned from our second visit to this hotel. The hotel itself is spotlessly clean and the rooms, while on the basic side, are good enough. Beware, though, that the walls are extremely thin and you can hear everything in the adjacent rooms. A little more consideration from other guests wouldn't go amiss - why on earth do people have to slam doors at all hours of the day and night (the doors close perfectly well with a soft click - no need to slam them). The toiletries in the bathroom are a nice touch, although the cleaners need to check the contents of the shaving and toothbrush boxes, as someone had emptied the contents of ours and left the empty boxes behind. It seems that some guests also get slippers, but no idea what you have to do to qualify for these (ours were nowhere to be seen). If you want a quieter room, ask for one on the top floor - at least you won't have people dragging the furniture across the floor above your head!

The food, as was the case during our last visit, is very hit and miss and never hot enough. A microwave has been placed in the dining room for reheating food, but surely the food should be kept hot at the servery? As mentioned in a number of other reviews, half the time we didn't know what we were eating because there is no labelling - can something please be done to rectify this small point?

The best thing about this hotel is the staff. All the girls are absolutely lovely and can't do enough for you. On a very rainy day, we were all offered free drinks from the bar and on a couple of occasions my after dinner coffee was free - a very nice touch. It is a shame that the guy Francis who was sometimes on reception was so surly - I have never met anyone in a customer facing job who had no customer service skills whatsoever.

Very good extras for a 3 star hotel - complimentary toiletries, free pool towels, free fridge in room and free, very fast, wifi throughout the hotel.

On the whole, I would recommend this hotel if you want somewhere small, friendly and near the bach.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor facing the pool.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2014

Thank you very much for posting your opinion on tripadvisor about your holidays in our hotel.

I am sorry that you seemed to be a bit disappointed by some aspects of your stay. I can assure you that we take all reviews very seriously and your negative comments are all noted. We are working to label the food in the restaurant.

We value the feedback that you give us about the hotel as it help us to improve the quality of our services.

We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again for a third visit.

Kind Regards.


Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

This is our second visit to this hotel and its still as good as ever, food excellent and the staff are the nicest I have ever met and cant do enough for you.
We asked to keep our room on late on the day of departure and there was no problem, and they didn't charge us a penny which you wouldn't get at most hotels.
I will defiantly be returning to this hotel again, thanks don paquito for a great short break.

Room Tip: Pool side room, road side a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you very much for your comments about the experience that you had in our hotel.

Our best satisfaction is knowing that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and that they are looking forward to visit us again.

Thank you again, we will be waiting for you at Don Paquito in a near future.


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Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Enjoyed another break in Torremolinos at the Don Paquito! Lovely to see Patricia and the staff again (although Damien the bar an has moved on). Great service from all the staff, rooms very clean! Looking forward to our next break at the end of May!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2014

Thank you very much for posting your opinion on tripadvisor about your holidays in our hotel.

We are very glad to know that you enjoyed them again.

It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next holidays.

Kind Regards.


Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

We have just returned from a weeks stay at this hotel and found it once again to be very good. This was our third visit and knowing it had new owners we wondered if there had been any major changes, we are pleased to report that the changes made have all been improvements, toiletries, slippers (very useful for walking about on the tiled floors) etc. The hotel was immaculate, the standard of cleanliness is excellent in the rooms, the communal areas and outside. The best part about this hotel though are the staff. They make you feel very welcome when you arrive, a warm hug from Patricia, makes you feel like family. The rest of the staff are very good as well, in the dining room Noelie is really efficient and friendly as are all staff, always smiling and ready to chat to you. On this visit we had a room on the poolside, second floor and preferred it to our room on previous visits which was on the first floor. The bedroom part is slightly smaller, still two twin beds though, but the bathroom was significantly larger, bath, toilet, bidet and vanity unit. All our meals were good and we never had a problem with choice, just occasionally the food could have been hotter but there is a microwave if you feel the need, breakfast is excellent. We will definitely be returning.

Room Tip: Second and third floor rooms have twin beds and larger bathrooms, poolside gets sun.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hotel Don Paqui... T, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Essence Hotel Boutique by Don Paquito, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2014

Thank you very much for posting your opinión on tripadvisor about your holidays in our hotel.

We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your holidays again with us.

I would like to thank you for all the positive comments that you have stated on your review such as the restaurant service, the variety of food and the most important for us, our staff; i really apreciate it!!!

Thank you very much for your loyalty and we hope to see you soon.

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Belén Quirós.
Hotel Don Paquito.

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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: £42 - £158 (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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