Just returned from a 4 day break and definitely recommend this complex. There are a couple of negatives but you get those anywhere.
There is a large reception with free wi-fi in that area but you must pay if you want wi-fi in the room.
First negative, check in was very slow and took about 25 mins from arrival to get to the room. It's a pain at the time but you soon forget about it.
We booked a sea view superior room and although it was nice to wake up overlooking the sea it wasn't worth the extra money due to the fact that from midday the sun was off the balcony, which was my 2nd disappointment with the balcony being very, very small. You could barely get 2 chairs and the small table in the balcony area especially if you both wish to be out there.
There are plenty of areas to sunbathe in and we always found spare loungers. We took sun towels but no need. You can get a large hotel towel for a 10 euro refundable deposit.
Each of the 3 hotels had its own pool and you could use any of them. All areas were spotless, the gardens were well maintained and there was daily and evening entertainment if that took your fancy.
Happy hours at the 3 bars were popular. One bar operated between 5 and 6, another was between 5.30 and 6.30 and a 3rd was from 8 - 8.30. It said on the notices that cocktails weren't included in the Bogof deal but that wasn't true, we had a mojita or 2 each night.
Location was great, just a 5 minute walk to the paths that took you to the main town at the top and near enough to walk along the front to Benalmadena.
We booked half board because of the relatively small difference in cost between that and B and B. Plenty to choose from breakfast and evening meals but I would avoid the kebabs, they looked superb but we had one each and the pork and chicken weren't fully cooked. Everything else was ok and what can be expected of cooking for the 200 or so people eating at the same time.
I'm a member of the hotel rewards scheme and on departure they asked me to check out at 12 even though rewards members have until 2pm. They gave me a different room until 3pm because my original room was required. That room, 4019, had a larger balcony and overlooked the hotel pool and i would try to get that next time if possible.
We had a 5 hour wait for our flight from checking out at 3pm and they offered me a courtesy room for half an hour later in the day to shower and change.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sol by Melia present Sol Don Marco, 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 relaxing with your partner and having fun on the Costa del Sol. Magnificent rooms decorated in a modern style, with a balcony and views of the sea, the pools or to the hotel gardens. 22 inch LCD TV satellite, desk, telephone, terrace / balcony, mini bar (*), safe (*) and full equipped bathroom with bath and separate shower or with a shower, hairdryer, magnifying mirror. All the rooms are for non-smokers except those on the second floor. Wide and varied day and night entertainment program, in Sol Don Pablo y Sol Don Pedro. 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) (*); Public and Private parking (*); Spa and Hairdresser (*); Convention Center with 10 meeting rooms and can accommodate up to 500 people (*). A few minutes from the center of Torremolinos and close to the airport, Malaga and Puerto Marina. (*) With charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sol Don Marco Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain
- Sol Melia Torremolinos
- Hotel Don Marco