Sol Don Pablo
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... had a much harder life, he whipped a pocket knife out of his pocket and cut us up samples of lemons, grapefruit, oranges, cumquats! Delicious! On the way out I thanked him and he promptly asked " are you non your own." "Would you like to stay?" Best offer I've had in a while ! We are invited to cocktails with the Captain tonight so better go get frocked up! At sea tomorrow then Rome then we are nearly on our way home ...
... the walk as "easy" - so it can't be all that difficult (despite the fact that we're staring at a nearly sheer cliff). Anyway, it's time to make a start, so we go upwards through some scruffy vegetation on occasionally loose ground, with a couple of people just starting a climb on our right. They've got ropes and other equipment; we've got walking poles.
But, amazingly, there is a route here, snaking upwards between the crags, to reach an impressive cave. ...
Our final day on board was at sea. We played Bingo for the last time and went to Shogun for a sushi lunch for Vicki's birthday. We had plans for the Japanese steakhouse later that night. We packed up our suitcases, went to dinner, saw the final show called Elements, and went to the casino. I got there just a few short hours after the German couple that had been stalking my play ...
... the restaurants appearing to ramp up their tables. Even though many shops shut down between 2:00 and 5:00 for siesta, they open again and these cities come alive at night. We carried our treasures of magnets and T shirts and met our bus for our trip to the country and the mountain city of Mijas.
Up the hills we went outside of Malaga past olive groves, lemon, lime, and orange trees and high over the city and coastline to the city ...
... then spent a whooping 1 hr and 52 minutes in a slow moving car line-up to get thru customs/immigration and into the U.K. territory. I debated parking and walking in but wasn't sure how far it was. Once thru I parked up and wandered thru the English looking streets to feed my starving stomach. Fascinating little place - cooler, windy, English accents, and the rock casting an impressive shadow over most of the place. Gibraltar was one of the territories won for ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sol Don Pablo Torremolinos
We stayed at Don Pablo on 6th to 13th August 2003. First of all, its an average four star hotel of the Sol Melià Group. Our pros and cons: - personnel: helpful, obliging; weak language skills - hotel room with balcony: always tidy, good furnished, sea view, no things to fix, nice air-conditioning system; simple wall radio, no ventilation in bathroom, noisy animation programme before midnight (concerns hotel rooms on the eastside) hotel facility: playground, indoor swimming pool, two swimming pools for children, pool restaurant, deckchairs and sunshades for free, three internet terminals, daily pool animation; small round swimming pool for adults hotel position: right at the beach and promenade (bars, restaurants and shops); 10 minutes on foot to downtown, Màlaga Airport just 15 minutes away, building site in neighbourhood food buffet: various, 07:30h to 10:30h (breakfast), early breakfast around 05:00h, 18:45h to 22:00h (dinner); often same cooking, beverages extra charged (e.g.: mineral water, 5 decilitres = EUR 1.70) guests: mainly British, Spanish and Italian, a small number of Germans, estimated average age around 35. To sum it up: an uncomplicated hotel in its class. I hope this short review was helpful.
Still a nice hotel
Stayed here for the second time June 2003, still a lovely hotel, great food, pleasant staff, will be going back again.
Excellent hotel. Staff are really friendly and helpful. The food was lovely and the standard of cleanliness was excellent. Would definitely go back.
We nearly cancelled when we found out from a friend, two days before leaving, about the building works; we're glad we didn't. We were there for the week before & week after Easter. The new building is 5 floors & overlooks the pool area, the skeleton was up when we left & we didn't hear much from the site. We asked for a room on the opposite side & got it, nice view from the 8th floor, we heard no noise from outside the hotel but the rooms are not well insulated from each other. Our room was 'old' style & clean, The bathroom was pretty new & excellent. The hotel is well positioned, great sunbathing & pool area. The staff were all friendly, food was good, but a bit boring after 2 weeks on half-board just like anywhere, plenty of alternatives nearby.
Loved the hotel
hotel well positioned, rooms, staff, food, facilities all excellant.
stay at don pablo march 2nd to 9th 2003 very good hotel excellent food and very nice staff room cleaned every day still building work going on but wasn,t a problem would go back again
We just returned after staying at the Don Pablo Hotel for two weeks during February 2003. It was a well run hotel with a beautiful lobby, nice lounge, two outdoor pools, and one indoor pool, lawn-bowling, and several conference rooms, and internet facilities. The staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms all appeared to have a balcony (not necessarily with ocean view). Although there is construction nearby, we could still find quiet places to read and enjoy the sun. We found the meals to be very bland but edible. The location is excellent, close to the Bojondillo promenade and the old town. There were many restaurants nearby.Our biggest complaint was that our room was due for remodeling as the carpets were stained, woodwork in need of painting, etc. There was an unbearable sewage odor in the bathroom. After complaining, their solution was to put mothballs in the bathroom to help cover up the odor! If you encounter this problem, my advice is to request a room change IMMEDIATELY. Do not wait for them to fix the problem or most likely you will also see the mothballs!
Fantastic Hotel,this is the second year running we have been here and we will be back next year without a doubt !!!
Current building work next door!!!
The hotel is currently building another hotel within the grounds of Don Pablo. At present the work is apparently at LEVEL 3 i.e supposedly not sufficient to disrupt you holiday!!!!
Lovely hotel despite foundations been dug next door .... noisy very early a.m but I spent a lot of time away from the hotel so it did not disrupt my holiday too much but I would say that if you were to want to stay within the hotel i.e around the pool etc.. it would cause substantial disruption and annoyance to your holiday.
Building work due for completion before summer!!!
Lovely hotel and ffod excellent.
Stayed here for a week found the hotel to be extremely well run, lovely food, would reccomend it to eveyone.