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 5-minute walk to Benalmadena’s chic marina, and just a few minutes’ stroll to La Cariheula, the Spanish quarter known for its tapas bars.
We have stayed at this hotel in Springtime for the last three years. The food is excellent as is the service. There are nice gardens around the swimming pool which lead to a gate exit straight on to the promenade and the sea front. You can walk the lovely promenade to Benamadena and the 'upperclass' marina, or the other way into Torremolinos and the old town which is uphill from the promenade, or just keep on walking and perhaps you can get to Malaga ! The Hotel itself has an old world charm, and yes, perhaps is need of a face-lift, but it is so nice and friendly with such good service that we still love it. But pay the extra charge and choose a 'garden view' room - they are a bit larger, face the swimming pool and have sea views also and a bigger balcony.More
Anne56W, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Hotel Pez Espada & the local area
Brilliant Hotel ,well situated for all the local area eg Mijas , Malaga. Torremolinos, Benelmadena and really close to the beach, the food is excellent .Local bus route is excellent and cheap .. a must to see is the car museum in Malaga and a bus ride up to Mijas .. the cable car in Tivoli is also an experience superb views.we also went to Gibraltar for the day well worth a visit .More
GillianM1956, Scarborough, United Kingdom
In my opinion.
My partner and myself have just returned from this hotel.
I am sorry but I cannot name any waiters, barstaff, cleaners or receptionists and I certainly cannot name any of the cats hanging about, however this is my honest review of the hotel.
It is in a wonderful position, everyone agrees.
The room we had was a refurbished room with a huge bed and wooden flooring, nice clean bedding and curtains ...excellent.
The bathroom had not been refurbished and functioned satisfactorily. It was clean and tidy and plenty of hot water was available whenever we needed it , towels changed, cleaners in etc etc..
The toilet is behind a wall which is very strange but I am sure this is one feature that will be altered...
The food was good. Not plain and simple, but good ...
I used the beach, but the pool area looked fine... as long as you do not mind grass.
All in all, a nice hotel which I will very probably use again in the future...More
3rd time here and booked again for next year
Just returned from our 3rd visit here and booked again for 2015. Met some great people here who were returning guests. If u want a relaxing, quiet hotel than this is for you as its just breakfast and dinner, no all inc which makes the hotel. Silvia was lovely on reception. Food was good not much choice for our 2 children but manageable. Only downside was not being able to pre book seats as flying with jet2 but booked through thomsonMore
sally w, Derby, United Kingdom
lovely hotel just a bit tired
Stayed here end of august and had a fantastic time. Rooms are in need of a revamp but are clean and spacious. Right on the beach excellent pools which my daughter enjoyed for hours every day. Everyone was friendly and helpful, would defo recommend this hotel and will be staying here again next year.More
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