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Early start this morning after another rocky rolly night on the Atlantic! We arrived in Malaga, Spain. A lovely clean city by the beach, but it was early when we passed through so it was very quiet. Today we decided to do a tour that took us beyond the city. We made our way up some very narrow roads with an expert bus driver! Interesting, they toot the horn before going round a corner !?! There have been two big ...
... to split up as Lesley and Martin opt for the sharp limestone, while I tackle the prickly vegetation a little below. Progress is now virtually zero and the summit is still just over 100 metres above, with no sign of any easier ground to come.
At long last, we get to a post and wire fence. Who the hell put this here and why? And if we thought that there was going to be a nice easy path alongside it, left there by the people who built it, then we were ...
... a feeling of weightlessness in between steps. I got back to the cabin, got the suitcases quickly set out prior to the midnight deadline and tried to get to sleep as we rolled and churned, listening to the wind whistle through the balcony door.
We exited the ship at leisure the next morning as we were spending our final day in Barcelona before flying home Sunday ...
... and everything. My kind of place!
We got some shopping time in and made our way back to the bus for a ride down the mountain and down the coastline back to Malaga.
This was by far my favorite place. Well, other than Barcelona. I'm very impressed with Spain and really would like to return fir some land travel. The high speed train comes right to Malaga and it has a major airport. I have tons of pictures. I hope you enjoy ...
... headed to the Worst Irish Pub in Spain, that is how they advertised, only to find out they didn’t serve food. We had run into Paula and Mike and they had eaten at a Pizza Place next to Burger King, so we headed there. I got a Margherita Pizza, Derek got Tuna and Larry got a Bolognaise which looked like hamburger. After supper we headed back to the hotel. Since the internet was so slow, I read my book until bedtime. Derek watched TV and Larry was on his ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Don Paquito Torremolinos
My husband and myself stayed here for a long weekend and found this hotel to be everything we needed for a short break. The hotel is spotless, the rooms are quite small but well furnished, the staff are very polite, helpful and friendly, the pool and sunbathing area is quite small but it wasnt sun bathing weather anyway but again it was very clean, the price of drinks at the bar was really reasonable and there was a happy hour every day which meant two glasses of wine cost 1.80 euros or you could buy a bottle of it with your dinner for 7 euros. The breakfast was all the usual food and was very good and as others have said, the dinner wasnt too great, but we always found something to eat, we certainly did not starve and what would you expect to get for £16.50 half board per person per night? The dining room is fairly small, so I think this might have a lot to do with there not being as much choice as some of the bigger hotels. This is a small hotel, but it is perfect I would say for our age group, late thirties, and above and especially for some peace and quiet away from screaming kids!! There is a lovely Irish pub just around the corner on the right which had live music, a nice clean well run pub. We took a bus into marbella, local buses are very cheap and had a lovely walk in the winter sunshine along the promenade at Torremolinos which is a minutes walk from the hotel. We cant wait to go back, I have already emailed them to see about a price for March!!
How can anyone fault it
We booked our holiday through Thomsons on an Allocated on Arrival. When we was told at the Airport that we were stayin at this hotel we were shocked as we had looked in all the brochures at the hotels that we could probably get and that one wasnt in there so we were completle oblivious of what to expect. When we arrived at the hotel we couldnt believe the size of it, ive never stayed in a hotel that small before. We cheked in and went up to our room. I couldnt believe it, it was immaculate, lovely shower fridge in the room, balcony facing the pool i loved it. The food was nice u could never fault that. The whole hotel was faultless.It was def the best holiday ive ever.
just returned from a week at the don paquito. my 16 year old grandaughter and myself booked a last minute on the internet. this is the firt time i have done allocation on arrival, so i was a bit worried as to where we would end up staying. when we arrived, what a pleasant surprise, the hotel was very clean and the staff were all very polite and friendly. we were halfboard and the meals were all buffet style. not everything was to my taste but there was a good selection so no-one went hungry. lovely terrace and pool area, and the rooms were beautiful. another nice touch was the fridge in the room. no entertainment for kids, although they all seemed to make their own fun in the pool. i would definately go back again. it was a great location, about a minute from the beautiful beach , and a couple of minutes from the shops and bars. we made some wonderful friends during our week's stay. also the locals were very friendly
Lovely hotel shame about the food
I booked my holiday with Direct Holidays and we allocation on arrival. The hotel itself is nice and clean and we were pretty impressed. Its in an ideal location and under 5 mins to the beach. I was really shocked at the standard of the food. Ive been to Spain 10 times and this is the worst food Ive ever had. We were half board and ended up having to buy all of our meals outside the hotel. Even breakfast was horrible. Cereal they give you UHT milk and you dont even get fresh juice, they give you diluting juice which is vile. I found a lot of the food undercooked.
I also think they could have cleaned the pool a bit more often. There is no entertainment for children at the hotel but we were told we had use of another 2 hotels.
Definately go again
my friend and i booked this holiday on the internet with expedia it was for my 30th birthday and we couldnt have asked for a better hotel the rooms were very comfortable and very clean,the food was excellent and all the staff were very friendly and helpful.i am booking to go again in september and i cant wait.
My daughter,wife and myself recently spent some time at this fine establishment. With no exceptions the staff were excellent. We booked an allocated on arrival holiday and were very impressed. Rooms are spotless and adequately equipped. Our room was cleaned around lunchtime every day. Meals are buffet style but kitchen staff were on hand to make sure all selections were available to everyone, regardless of the time guests presented themselves to eat. Our daughter was only 20 months old at the time and the patience of the staff was commendable. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone.
My Husband and I have just returned having booked an allocated on arrival holiday, we ended up in this hotel, Our board basis was dinner and breakfast, both of which are worth missing, the toast was like fried bread, the eggs are hard and the evening meal which I only tried twice was cold, the food was never hot, the rooms were OK but were often not cleaned before 5pm, you sometimes did not get new towels, which given that the hotel is not busy i pretty poor, the pool was pretty dirty looking, we did however have a south west facing room and sitting on the balcony with the sun shining more than made up for the other little problem, the resort was good and if you like walking I suggest you take the train to Benalmadena and walk back along the prom to torrelmolinos, stopping off at the numerous bars, cafe's for refreshments.it was a great way to spend the day, if you don't want to lie about in the sun all day.the cost of the train is only 1euro 10 cents each
Disappointing Don Paquito
My wife and I have just returned from an 8 night stay at the Don Paquito in Torremolinos. We booked via the internet at a really good price having read some positive reviews. However we were both disappointed in all honesty. The buffet breakfast gave the option of (hard) fried eggs, hard boiled eggs and tomatoes. The pool area was not particularly clean and quite small. All in all cheap but not very good is my honest view.
Resort itself is fine and we previously stayed at the Costa Lago which was quite a lot better (although both are 3 stars).
Meals at Jesters Bar and Tudor Rose were good if you like British cooking.
I booked this hotel on the net, I checked Trip Advisor to see if anyone had reviewed it, which they had. I have to say I was well impressed by this fabulous little hotel. I had a double room (no single supplement). My own balcony, as all rooms have, great views down to the sea, which was less than a minute away. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was of a reasonble standard. I would not hesitate to go back there and would certainly recommed it to anyone. It was worth noting that it had recently been totally renovated so looked imaculate in every way.
Fantastic Don Paquito
My fiancee and I stayed in the Don Paquito very close to Christmas in 1998, the hotel and the staff were excellent. We thought the value for money was unbelievable and the food was also to a very high standard. It was really quiet and relaxing, just what you need to banish the winter blues and all of the stress of Christmas in England. Although we were only one in a hand full of couples in the hotel, every effort was made by the staff to make our stay wonderful. I have worked in hotels abroad before and I would have been more than happy to have been placed there.