Just back from a fortnight in the Sol Don Pablo. This was our 4th visit in 5 years and this year was the best yet. We went in late June through to early July as opposed to October in previous years. The main differences were the temperature (above 30oC every day) and the clientele, it was a real varied age group from kids to elderly folk. October was always predominantly elderly guests.
There was plenty to do for all age ranges in and around the hotel grounds, plenty activities for all if you wished to take part. Plenty of sun loungers to go around, even allowing for the fact that some guests would be up at the crack of dawn to lay towels down but then not appear until the afternoon - some people are just downright inconsiderate in my book!
The weather was fantastic too, very hot for this time of the year - even the locals remarked on that. The entertainment was very interesting, some decent acts on, and the entertainment team at the hotel deserve a lot of credit for the endeavours. At meal times, there was always a varied selection of food and unless you were a real fusspot, then you would not go hungry. There is free wi-fi in the lobby / reception / bar area if required.
The staff are excellent, all very friendly and obliging and our check in and check out process was a breeze. Maid service daily with fresh towels etc if required, again very good.
The hotel is perfectly situated just yards from the beach and is not far from the centre of Torremolinos via the lift or winding stairway. It's really nice to stroll this of an afternoon.
You can walk from Torremolinos through to Benalmadena and even to Funegirola along the beachfront, with plenty bars and restaurants if you wish to take a break enroute.
On this trip we went to the Butterfly World (on the road to Mijas) and this was wonderful. We also went to Sealife in Benalmadena, and again this was excellent. We've got some great photos and video of sharks, giant turtles, and other marine life - both well worth a visit.
We will be back again, it suits us right down to the ground.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol by Melia present Sol Don Pablo has a privileged location, right on the Bajondillo beach promenade, in Torremolinos (Malaga), part of the Sol Don Hotels complex together with Sol Don Pedro and Sol Don Marco. Is the perfect choice for family or friends, has 443 rooms decorated in Andalusian style and equipped with double bed or twin beds (subject to availability), desk, satellite TV, telephone, terrace / balcony, mini bar (*), safe (*) and full equipped bathroom, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, bath with shower or walk-in shower (subject to availability). All rooms are non-smoking, except those found in the third and fourth floor. Wide and varied day and night entertainment program, for adults and children (5-12 years). Sol Don Hotels Complex has 6 outdoor swimming pools for adults, 2 children's outdoor pools, 1 indoor heated pool in winter (in Sol Don Pablo) and 2 hot tubs, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the sea. Different dining areas (Restaurant Casares, Cordoba Restaurant, Bar Bangkok, Bar Andalucia, Bar Patio, Bar Romano and pool bar); free internet connection (WIFI) throughout the hotel; Internet corner (E - point) (*); Private and public parking (*); Spa and Hairdresser (*); Convention Center with 10 meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 500 people (*). A few minutes from the Torremolinos center and close to the airport, Malaga and Puerto Marina. (*) With charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Don Pablo Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Sol Melia Torremolinos