Hotel Don Paquito Hotel 3 star
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AV DEL LIDO S/N 29620 Torremolinos, Spain -
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The Don Paquito is a small and delightful hotel, remembered by its guests for the friendliness of the staff and the homely atmosphere that prevails thanks to the good food served in the restaurant.

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    • Hotel Don Paquito

      Don Paquito   -   © L. Asenjo / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel Don Paquito

      Don Paquito   -   © L. Asenjo / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 7.38 /10

    The beach couldn't be nearer: a mere 50 metres from the hotel. Its distance from the town centre is another advantage of the Don Paquito, at just a 5-minute walk away. The district around the hotel is quite lively, especially in summer, because the road in which it stands is perpendicular to the promenade which runs along the harbour, which is constantly busy, especially in high season. Malaga international airport is approximately 4 mi away and the high-speed train station is a 25-minute drive away.

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    The hotel has a total of 63 guestrooms; all double rooms with a balcony, half of which look out to the pool and the garden, and half of which look out to the street, which is fairly lively as it is off the seaside promenade. The rooms are tastefully decorated, although in a non-ostentatious manner, with the curtains and quilts displaying flowery patterns on pastel-coloured backgrounds, and functional furniture. Each lounge is equipped with a plasma screen television, air-conditioning and heating, a refrigerator (empty) and a hairdryer, amongst other accessories.

    Overview 7.95 /10

    The Don Paquito may look like it dates from the 1970's from the outside, but it is actually furnished with contemporary items, giving it a modern colonial style, drenched in light, that is far from the 1970's style. The building, however, does date back to 1968, which would explain why its facade brings to mind bygone times. In any case, the hotel was entirely renovated in 2005 and the furniture renewed in 2008. As soon as you walk in, you will find the reception desk to your left and an elongated lounge to your right, which leads to the bar and restaurant. The reception hall is brightly-lit and quite well organized. Various paintings decorate this room, with marine motifs and some impressionist motifs such as those by Van Gogh.

    Food and drink 8.45 /10

    Good cuisine is one of the major highlights of the Don Paquito. The choice of dishes served as a buffet at the main restaurant is limited but they are of excellent quality. The food is carefully prepared from fresh, quality produce - a lovely presentation of tasty cold cuts, quality grilled meat, delicious stewed chicken and some good rice. In addition there are the freshly prepared meals which are available to be relished every night at the Don Paquito. The quality of the cuisine extends to desserts, which include sweets such as scrumptious tarts, caramel custard, a choice of fresh fruit and various flavours of ice cream. The restaurant has a capacity of 30 guests only, and is extremely bright thanks to its many windows. On one side, there is a view of the garden and the swimming pool, and on the other side is the access to the bar.

    Beach 7.45 /10

    Bajoncillo beach is a mere 3-minute walk from the hotel, just 50 metres away. This is a pleasant area, with clean sand and sea, with various beach equipment rental facilities (deckchairs and parasols for about ?10 per day). Moreover, this beach is located in the lively seaside district of Torremolinos. It is therefore very easy to find good bars and restaurants, whether you are looking to have a meal or just drinks.

    To know

    During the low season, the restaurant only serves breakfast and dinner. In order to use the safe, guests have to pay ?3 a day plus a ?12 deposit. Wireless internet access is available for free up to the third floor. The pool's parasols and deckchairs can also be used for free, but there are only just enough for the number of guests, so we recommend you go early in high season if you want to make sure to get one. Note also that a pool bar is available in summer. As this is a small family-run hotel, many of the guests keep coming back, and so are regular clients of the Don Paquito. In winter however, it is only populated by business people and tourists.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      water-polo

    • Safe
    • Solarium

    advantage

    • The gastronomy: guests enjoy homely but elaborate dinners prepared with quality fresh produce
    • Its location: the hotel stands only 50 metres from the sea, close to the lively seaside district of Torremolinos
    • The friendliness of the staff in this family-run hotel
    • The rooms are practical, clean and elegantly decorated.

    disadvantages

    • Apart from the pool, there are few leisure facilities.
    • In high season, you can't really rely on peace and quiet because of the lively area around the hotel

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Overall Score nc/10
    • Ángel F. Ángel F.  
      59 Opinions
      • Package deals in agosto 2009 Posted on 2010-08-19 En pareja - Una semana o más (Habitación con vistas)

        Súper acogedor lugar donde me sorprendió gratamente la comida por su buena calidad. Es es un mini hotel muy cerca de la playa con piscina.

      • Advantages

        La hospitalidad de todo el personal. La comida está riquísima y es de gran calidad. Las habitaciones son modernillas y están muy limpias

      • Disavantages

        Sólo hay una piscina para el entretenimiento u ocio, y el espacio para tomar el sol es bastante limitado.

      • Información general
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      • Deporte / Pasatiempos
      • Animación / Entretenimiento
      • Relación calidad-precio
      • Overall Score 6.86/10
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