Hotel Pez Espada  

If you like a bit of old-school glamour, look no further – Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren used to stay here.

This was the Costa del Sol’s first luxury hotel. Back in the Fifties, it attracted the likes of Sophia Loren and Sean Connery. And it lives up to its famed history with a huge pool and great buffet dining scene.

The hotel’s right next to Torremolinos’ prom. It’s a five-minute walk to Benalmadena’s chic marina, and just a few minutes’ stroll to La Cariheula, the Spanish quarter known for its tapas bars.

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Based On 916 reviews

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  • 2Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 205Rooms
  • 6Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

The pool here is set into well maintained lawns and garden with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around. Pool towel are available too.

Buffet restaurant

Breakfast and dinner are available here with a wide variety of Mediterranean and Continental dishes to choose from. There are weekly gala dinners with sparkling wine, too. Just so you know, there is a dress code here, gentlemen are asked to wear long trousers.

Frankie's café*

Frankie's is next to the pool and garden offering all kinds of drinks and sandwiches. In the evenings, musicians play from 9pm to midnight. Open in July and August.

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twin room

Twin rooms here come complete Wi-Fi, a flatscreen satellite TV and a minibar.

twin room

Twin rooms here come complete Wi-Fi, a flatscreen satellite TV and a minibar.

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Better Than Ever

We have stayed at the Pez Espada Hotel several times in Springtime. But this year it was even better as they have done a tasteful refurbishment of the Dining Room, Entertainment Room, and also the Bedrooms, but it has lost nothing of its original charm. The Hotel's position in a quiet area at the front but straight out onto the lovely promenade at the rear is enviable. The swimming pool is large and spotless with lots of grassy areas for sunbeds. The staff are very efficient and friendly. The Dining Room is light and airy with good air-conditioning and a lovely atmosphere. The food, of course, is first class. Evenings are a bit low-key entertainment wise but there are lively bars just up the road if you want them. Overall we had a great time and got plenty of walking in.Expect to see us there next year !!More


relaxing week

Clean,smart ,well run hotel.paid extra for the garden view which I think was worth it,more sun/bigger balcony.nice room,good bathroom.comfy bed(for me)not a lot of noise at night,just the odd door slammer even though the doors have a 'soft close' feature,so slept well all week.Great location,right on the pedestrian prom,go right to the marina or left to the town centre...Breakfast was good,usual choices...evening meal(for me)was a bit lacking in the main courses,but the carvery/fresh cooked counter was better,had some nice roast beef and fresh fish most nights,Salad was a bit basic but acceptable.The sun bed area is mostly grass,and during our stay was raked over and reseeded around the parasols,the local cats seemed to use it as a loo,smelly at times.The pool was also drained on our second day for re-grouting,this took about 5 days,so the area around the pool was out of bounds,(no prior warning from Thompson) So,if I went back to this area I would be happy to stay at the Pez again as it is a nice hotel,geared up for adults I would say,not many kids even though it was half term.Frankies café was nice,used it a few times ,also the blue lagoon just down the road is a nice place for a snack/drink.didn't go on the beach but it looked nice, More

michaeldoap, 186356


We've been to this hotel numerous times over the last few years, twice this year alone. Please be aware, on our stay last year, when we checked out we were told our room owed money, to which we asked exactly what and when we supposedly owed this money. Weirdly, we were then told it must be a mistake and the receptionist refused to explain where this charge had come from and for what. We left the hotel with an odd and untrusting feeling. So fast forward a year and we have just returned from a 5 day stay, this time however, we kept every single receipt for every drink, snack, lunch.. Everything! Sure enough, on checkout we were again told there was money owed on our room, to which we said we have kept every single receipt and you are free to check each one. Again, weirdly we were then quickly told it must be some kind of mistake and refused any more detail about the charge. A mistake that seems to happen every single time we stay with you. We are a young couple in our mid 20's (the only young people in the hotel) I wonder whether any of the older couples have this? I highly doubt it. We won't be staying again after our next visit (already booked and paid for so we can't cancel it).More

Sophie B,

Another excellent stay

Stayed for 7 nights (8th-15th April) in room 221. This was our fourth stay at the Pez Espada which for us is in the perfect location. The room was clean, with everything needed for a comfortable stay. We found the beds really comfy, I think the mattresses were replaced since our last visit and we slept very well. The meals were excellent as usual. The staff are an amazing team and all work very hard. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable and we look forward to our next visit.More

janetw890, 186336

Had a very nice stay with the family, didnt want to come home!

We had read loads of reviews (after booking) about the hotel accomodating to the older aged and elderly, and i have to say at first i did agree, first couple days we did feel a bit awkward, but it massively improved on what we did expect, while the hotel does accomodate to the more older generaton, everyone was more than welcoming to my family and the children, and there WERE other children present at the hotel also. The hotel was lovely, the majority of the staff were very friendly and polite. Vanessa from the bar was very welcoming and friendly. The rooms were nice and clean, the bed sheets possibly could be changed more often than they was but the room cleaning was swift and efficient so the room was kept tidy nonetheless. The hotel is right on the beach and sea front, with easy access to all shops and restaurant along the promenade. A big thankyou the reception staff also as my son caught chicken pox during our last week in the hotel, and they were more than happy to help us stay a couple extra nights until my son was fit to fly. Cant wait to stay here again next march.More

Dwane Anthony M,

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Hotel Pez Espada
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 916 customer reviews
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