Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito

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Overview of Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito

Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near La Carihuela

8.6/10 Fabulous

249 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
The price is $133
Price available on 9/12/2022
Avenida del Lido, 9, Torremolinos, Malaga, 29620
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • La Carihuela - 23 min walk
  • Bajondillo - 1 min drive
  • Aqualand Torremolinos - 8 min drive
  • Benalmadena Marina - 22 min drive
  • Selwo Marina - 18 min drive
  • Casino Torrequebrada - 22 min drive
  • Málaga Cathedral - 25 min drive
  • Picasso Museum Malaga - 25 min drive
  • Port of Malaga - 28 min drive
  • Alcazaba - 28 min drive
  • Malagueta Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Malaga Airport (AGP) - 13 min drive
  • El Pinillo Station - 7 min drive
  • Torremolinos Station - 13 min walk
  • Torremolinos (UTL-Torremolinos Train Station) - 14 min walk

About this property

Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito

Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito puts you 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from La Carihuela. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace, and a garden. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 66 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free offsite parking nearby
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Essence La Gourmet - Onsite gastropub.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 8.00 per person (approximately)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 50.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Don Paquito
Don Paquito Hotel
Don Paquito Torremolinos
Essence Don Paquito Torremoli
Hotel Don Paquito Torremolinos
Hotel Paquito
Paquito Hotel
Hotel Don Paquito Torremolinos, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Essence Hotel Boutique Don Paquito Torremolinos
Essence & Spa By Don Paquito
Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito Hotel
Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito Torremolinos
Essence Hotel Boutique & Spa by Don Paquito Hotel Torremolinos

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Sinead, 7-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Not bad, Not great
Pretty basic hotel, you get what you pay for.
Lloyd, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jorge, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A hidden Gem
Our second visit to the Essence and we loved it. The clientelle has changed a little, younger and little louder, but overall it was a great stay. Monica and Elisa in the restaurant are true stars, brilliant service throughout our holiday. We ate half board for ease, and the food was as good as the last time. Relatively small selection, but always find plenty of choices. The pool area is HOT in the summer, but we favour the beach anyway. Aircon in rooms is excellent. Front bar area on roadside is OK, could do with a little 'softening' and the lighting is too bright at night, but overall - it's a gem of a hotel and can highly recommend.
David, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Paula, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay at Essence Boutique Hotel
Absolutely fantastic stay. Service was fabulous and staff so helpful and friendly. Already booked for a further stay in September. 5/5.
Kenneth, 14-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Deborah, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good hotel
Very nice hotel in a good location 100 metres from the beach ,great staff in all roles all very helpfull.The breakfast was very nice ,taken either in the dining room or outside on the patio.We would definitely stay at this hotel for any future visits to Torremolinos.
DAVID, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jolanta, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Very friendly and welcoming staff, good breakfast and very comfortable overall, lovely common areas and room. We had a small issue with the shower not draining and overflowing, but it did not impact our stay. We found parking on the streets easily enough.
4-night trip
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