Sol Don Marco
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSol Don Marco Torremolinos
Nice Hotel in general.
Food acceptable although rarely warm
Work being carried out whilst there in adjoining rooms noisy
Entertainment better than most
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Don Marco Torremolinos
We stayed at the Don Marco from 29th December until January 7th and had a fantastic holiday. The hotel is beautiful and the reception staff are so pleasant and welcoming on arrival and made you feel at home immediately. The hotel bedroom was beautiful and had a fridge and tv. Maid service was first class and all the staff were so friendly. The New Year's Eve Gala Dinner was spectacular and had 8 wonderful courses with free wines and drinks in the bar until 1 am if you wished. When we left the dining room we were all give party bags full of fun hats etc., and 12 grapes to bring in the traditional Spanish New Year. We loved every minute of our holiday and are planning to return in September. The hotel is right on the front and there are steps and a lift available to take you to the centre. There is also a bus stop across the road from the Don Marco. You can eat at the other two hotels Don Pablo and Don Pedro. There are 9 pools and lovely gardens. Can't wait until September.
I have just got back from our holiday for one week at torremolinos! We (my fiance and I) stayed at the don marco and it was a lovely hotel!
We payed extra for a terrace view which was over the pool and was great. We got the sun all day on our balcony too!!! We could see and hear the entertainment on a night easy enough from our balcony if we had decided not to go to the bar!
The room was lovely a bit on the smaller side for a four star hotel but still ample room for the two of us!
The maid service was excellent, they came changed the towels everyday and cleaned through the room, the beds were made everyday and changed twice!!
The facilities in the hotel were great!!! We had the choice of about six pools (apparently there were more but we didnt need to find them) which were all dotted around the complex. There were outside jacuzis which were fab in the hot sun and also some inside!
The complex was great as we had choice of three hotels facilities to choose from and also we had choice of two restraunts to use, we found the Pablo hotel food the best.
My fiance used the spa facilities which he enjoyed! He paid 48 euros and had a half hour massage, use of the saunas, hydro massage pool, jacuzi etc and was there for two hours! The spa was brand new along with the Marco in 2004 so it was nice and posh!!!
The marco has a great location we had plenty of shops, bars and restraunts etc around the hotel although it was quite quiet but we like it that way! If we wanted a bit more lively we walked about fifteen minutes into the busier part which is very easy to find!!
Overall we had a great time, the location, hotel and resort were fab and would defo reccomend it for couples of any age and families! Its not a place for a wild and lively holiday!!
New Hotel - costa del Sol
We were two families if three and stayed for two nights HB.
Hotel was new and above average.
Food was Ok but nothing to write home about.
Service was very good.
Nice to have access to all the complex and all the pools.
My husband & I stayed at this hotel for 9 nights in July.The hotel is very nice,the reception area is beautiful all glass and marble.The room was a decent size with a big bathroom,the only complaint here was that the wardrobe space was not very big,but the room was spotless.
I did think the dining room let this hotel down.The food was alright nothing spectacular but I thought the basic hygiene let the dining room down.
The floors didn't look as if they had not been washed or swept and one morning there was some chips lying under a table,I don't think they were on the menu at breakfast.You can eat at the other hotels in the complex.We ate at the Don Pablo a few times and although it was a lot bigger it seemed to be a lot cleaner.
There was always plenty of room on the terraces and it was the first hotel we had been at for a long time where sunbeds were not reserved.
On the whole we did like the Don Marco and would certainly go back to it again,maybe next time we will go bed & breakfast if possible.We would recommend it to others.
Spent 9 nights at the Don Marco in July with my husband, hotel is very good, lots of marble and glass in the reception area. Rooms were very clean with large bathroom,although wardrobe space was quite limited. The maids kept them in tip-top condition and they were spotless.
The terraces were great with ample sunbeds. Its the first hotel we have been at in a long time where you didn't see any towels left on sunbeds which were not occupied.
The downside of the Don Marco was its dining room. The food was alright though nothing great but I thought the hygiene was very lax. The floors always looked very grubby and one morning there were chips under one of the tables, I don't think you get them on the breakfast menu. The floors never seemed to be washed or swept out. You could eat at the other hotels in the complex which we did. The Don Pablo although a lot bigger seemed to be a lot cleaner.
That apart the hotel is excellent and we would have no trouble recommending it, maybe next time we would go bed and breakfast though.
1st class hotel.
Reviews we'd looked at were all good at Don Marco so choose to go there,flights suited us going from Glasgow and coming back.Never been to Costa de Sol before so just went for it.Couple in their 30's,(children away with grandparents)looking for a nice relaxing week with no hassles and found it here.Don Marco was the 1st hotel that we didn't have to put towels out at any time of the day,any day of the week.Hotel was 1st class in all aspects.Went Half Board but ate out often as we got tired of the hotel food,(not that there was nothing wrong with it).Only thing was pool was a little small and the pool bar wasn't open long enough during the day.Torremolines was slightly quieter than we thought it would be but plently nightlife in Belemandena.Good holiday all round.
Sol Don Marco - great hotel.
I've just returned from a fortnight's holiday at this hotel with my boyfriend, and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The hotel is located centrally in Torremolinos, near loads of shops (touristy ones, though) and directly across from the beach. It is also right beside the Don Pablo and Don Pedro hotels, and you can easily access all the facilities of each of these hotels- plenty of pools to choose from, and we also had the choice of eating dinner at the Don Pablo (we were staying half board).
The rooms weren't as big as we expected them to be, but this wasn't a major problem. Most importantly, they were clean - the maids came daily - and they had nice bathrooms with a decent balcony. Also a hairdryer, and a TV which, quite unusually, had BBC1 which was good to catch up on the news from home. Each room also had an electronic safe which cost about 2 euros a day - well worth the money.
There was a decent choice of food every night, perhaps not of 4* quality but certainly of a good 3* standard - plenty of salads, olives, vegetables, pasta, pizza, veal, pork, and fish dishes. Each night there would be a speciality; usually fresh fish, or skewered chicken kebabs. A decent choice of desserts. Breakfast was also decent: fried eggs, sausages, tomatoes, Spanish omelettes, croissants, and generally a good bread selection as well as tea and coffee etc. 24 hour room service was also on offer, and prices were reasonable.
The staff were all very friendly and approachable, on hand to answer any questions you had and always smiling and willing to help.
The pools were all nice, as was the jacuzzi, and we didn't really have problems getting a sunlounger.
Loads of activities on offer during the day and entertainment on at all 3 Sol hotels at night, so you'd have a choice of where you wanted to go. Entertainment wasn't amazing, though, but is it ever! There was a woman singing cabaret most nights. However, Torremolinos has loads to offer and you wouldn't have to walk far to find something more to your taste. There's also a train station nearby where you can go to nearby towns of Malaga and Fuengirola, and tickets are extremely cheap (1.70 euros for a return ticket to either place).
When I was staying, the large majority of the customers in the hotel were aged 50+, and there were also some families with small children. I'd reccommend this hotel to families, couples, and older people. Teenagers might not enjoy this hotel as much (although I am 18 and really liked it) - it's definitely not for people looking for 18-30 style holidays. In saying that, there are loads of discos and clubs in Torremolinos itself, and it is really lively at night, so teenagers won't be stuck for things to do if they go with their family.
Would certainly go back, this holiday was well worth the money we paid.
Just back from a week in the sun at the Don Marco. Lovely hotel and everything spotless. Rooms very comfortable and the indoor pool was very welcome as the outdoor pools are a bit chilly in April! Buffet style meals, most of the time excellent. However they did offer rabbit one night. It seemed to disappear off the hot plates, not sure whither the Spanish guests ate it or it was simply removed or even jumped!!!! Staying in this hotel was very interesting as the guests were from all around europe and america. Staff very helpful when our room key disabled itself and we were temporarily locked out of our bedroom. We were very dubious about going to Torremolinos for a holiday but were pleasantly surprised the area we stayed in was lovely.
A lovely hotel for a few days by the Med - the most beautiful reception and lobby area, matched by comfortable bedrooms, good quality buffet and excellent pool and sundeck areas. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and will definitely be back, possibly as soon as October this year.
A taxi trip at 15 Euros was enough to get to and from the airport and the location on the beach and within strolling distance of the marina at Benalmadena make this a great choice.
I'll be back....
Having been to Torremolinos before, booked Sol Don Pedro based mainly on location. Knew nothing of Sol Don Marco as, as it turns out, it wasn't offically opened when we arrived.
Hence tried to check in to Don Pedro (which we'd booked) and after the worrying 'no room here' response, were escorted thru the gardens, suitcases in tow to the mirage that is the new Sol Don Marco hotel.
Fantastic. Well worthy of its 4* status. Reception area huge and well presented (fountains anyone?) and rooms spacious and well laid out. All rooms have balconies, ours was with an internal pool view, others have sea view as the hotel is the 3rd in the Sol complex with the best sea front position. Rooms were efficiently cleaned daily.
Intended to eat out (even though got a deal for half board) but the food was fantasic so ended up eating in all week. Guests can eat in any of the restaurnants within the whole complex, as they can use any of the other (Don Pedro, Don Pablo) facilites. Think there were 8+ pools. To be honest didn't venture out of 'our' pool or 'our' resturant as we were so content.
Think there is a gym (no did n't bother with that) also a couple of jacuzzi's (1 indoor, 1 outdoor) and probably lots of a other facilites I did n't see.
The 3* Sol Don Pedro, did look a little dated but to be honest it would, next to the brand new Don Marco. Having booked the 3* and being switched to the 4* (at no extra charge) we of course were extremely happy. That said, when I return I'll be back at the Don Marco - extra cost or not. It's for a holiday after all.
Staff very helpful - though sometimes English not too good (can't complain as my Spanish is none existant). We went in Jun 04 and though finishing touches still ongoing at this time, the work did n't disturb us too much. The beach location made life much easier, yes a 10min walk into the town centre (uphill or the end Calle Migel steps) but loads of bars along the way for pit-stops. In contrast the hotels in the town centre, looked grim, and must have been very noisey at night.
Read up on Torremolinos hotels before booking, and with some of the horror stories re other hotels would n't even contemplate booking anywhere else.
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