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... de agradethemiento).
Imogen and I had also purchased a football (soccer) guernsey for the Barcelona team which we noted along the trip that he wanted. To source the correct size we had told him in Barcelona that I would be buying one for my brother who was a similar size to him ;).
All packed up i was feeling a mix of excitement and nostalgia, it would be strange to travel on without Ruben and Mette who I had been with for 3.5 weeks.
... around for her. A pleasant surprise when she returned to have a cake delivered, topped with candles 2? as Ruben could not find a 5, and to be sung Happy Birthday to (a slight give away when she returned was the staff coming to confirm her name again).
Back at the house we said our farewells to Mette as she was leaving for Denmark in the early hours of the morning. Hopefully I will meet her in Copenhagen or have them visit
... just aren't the same when you don't understand the language
So while we were getting freezing cold drinking our last drink we figured that everyone we had come in with was gone and even others arriving after us had left.. We were clearly hard core. haha. But we realised that you are supposed to have one drink in the ice bar, then you get cold and get to go sit out in the nice area of the bar out the front. Ha not for us though.
We couldn't find an ATM so slowly made our ...
... it is just the same. The streets are packed with people drinking and chatting. A large portion of these people are under 18; it's easy to get away with underage drinking at feria. You turn down an alleyway to find a young couple making out. 5 metres away, there is a drunk guy ******* against the wall. By the early afternoon, the streets are lined with filth, **** and rubbish. ...
DINNER WITH HIPPIES and SOME AMAZING ROCKS
It's a bit of a last minute decision to divert from our intended route and head back east 50km or so to a tiny village, El Chorro. The drive there is not the easiest due to part of the main road being washed away by the deluge of rain that we have had over the past weeks. And so we take a detour which led us to drive a road we wouldn't have needed to otherwise. My confidence is plentiful when weather conditions are dry. Nothing ...
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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.