We stayed here for a week in June. The facilities are good, the foyer area is well furnished and cool, a quiet area to sit down and relax in. There is wi-fi which is a bit pricey but a limited free wi fi allows you to do some basic browsing and sending emails etc. Rooms are well furnished and spacious with small balcony but no tea or coffee facilities in the room. Take a travel kettle if you want a morning cuppa.
The hotel is part of a group of three the main hotel offering entertainment at night if you like that sort of thing. We could hear the entertainment from our room but fortunately it quietens off about 11.30 so its not too late.
The complex has a number of pools most of which cater for kids with organised games etc. The pool at Don Marco is small but mainly used by older holiday makers, who in fact seemed to make up the bulk of the guests staying in this hotel. Sunbathing by the pool was quite pleasant with no screaming kids or pool games being organised. The oldies are more than capable of making up their own entertainment when left to get on with it
The beach is on the doorstep but sand is gritty so we spent most time at the pool. There are plenty of shops and restaurants/bars near by so no need to go hungry or thirsty. Breakfast at the hotel is a self serve buffet. Dont look at the greedy folk on full board who stuff themselves silly with everything they can see. We didnt eat in the hotel. Dinner can be bought for 15 euros and again its a self serve buffet thing. To be honest you can eat out for less and its more authentic.
As for Costa Del Sol its not my cup of tea. Very tourist tacky. Very built up and a bit difficult to get around. There is a good train service from Malaga via the airport to all the resorts but the stations are a long way from the resort centres
- 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