Hotel Pez Espada  

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The Pez Espada was the first luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol, opening its doors back in the 1950s. It was a magnet for Hollywood stars and its guest book includes the likes of Sophia Loren and Sean Connery. Photos of some of the most famous guests line the hotel’s aptly-named ‘Corridor of Fame’. The most famous guest of them all, Frank Sinatra, even has a bar named after him.

In terms of location, the hotel is in a prime spot next to Torremolinos’ beach promenade. Benalmadena’s chic marina, meanwhile, is only a five-minute walk away and La Cariheula, the Spanish quarter known for its tapas bars and fish restaurants, is close by, too.

Along with simple, modern bedrooms, the hotel’s culinary credentials are probably its trump card. Not only are there buffets morning and evening, but once a week there’s a gala dinner.

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

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Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With sun terraces, pool bar, sunbeds and pool towels.

Buffet restaurant*

For breakfast and dinner. Offering a wide variety of Mediterranean and continental dishes to choose from. Weekly gala dinner with sparkling wine.

Frankie's café*

Frankie's is next to the pool and garden offering all kinds of drinks and sandwiches. Open in the summer.

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superior double room with sea view

Superior double room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have a minibar with purchase of drinks menu. Cots are available on request.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 3. Rooms have a minibar with purchase of drinks menu and 2 or 3 beds. Cots are available on request.

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Lovely family re-union

As a family party of 10 we have just spent a lovely 10 days at the hotel. Very relaxing! The food in the restaurant was good and the staff were very accommodating in providing us with our own table for 10. The bar prices were very reasonable and bar staff all very friendly. The location of the hotel was fantastic and it was definitely worth paying for the beautiful sea views. All the communal areas were very spacious and clean. We would definitely return to this hotel should we visit this area of Spain again.More

A W, Manchester, United Kingdom

excellent hotel

We were transferred to this hotel following a disaster at our previous hotel. We were fortunate to have a front facing room with fridge, hairdryer etc. Views to die for, right on the beach. Fabulous pool, plenty of sunbeds and sunshades. Well kept lawns. Extremely large, clean, bright public areas. Hairdresser and beautician on site. Restaurant spacious with clean linen, not paper cloths. Food varied including a good variety of starters not just soup. Can't comment on entertainment as Don.t usually watch hotel entertainment. This is a really tranquil hotel despite it being Easter holidays and a number of children. Ideal position placed 10 minutes from marina at Benalmadina or more vibrant Torromolinos. All accessed by a lovely flat promenade.Still has a large amount of 'lucky' men but you are not pestered by them. This hotel is certainly on my list to revisit although it may not suit younger people looking for somewhere a little livelierMore

christine r, Darlington, United Kingdom

Perfect and relaxing.

I am at the moment sitting in the very plush lobby on day 3 at the Pez Espada. We have a lovely clean room, which admittedly could do with a spruce up, but is perfectly acceptable. The place is spotless and the staff really friendly. The food so far has been lovely and the waiters very attentive, constantly clearing up and the chefs renewing the food. Location is ideal, a traffic free promenade with nice walks to shops, restaurants, marina etc. apply for an free Amigo card in the uk and show in the lobby area to exchange for drinks for the bar or restaurant. Sun in shining so if to sunbathe and enjoy the rest of our week! P.s please keep carpets when refurbishing, it is so more peaceful at night with no noise from rooms above scraping furniture, walking in corridors etc!More

marshallNewcastle, newcastle

three gerenration family trip

We were very disappointed by the poor shabby quality of the rooms on floor 1. The carpets were stained and the furniture was basic. The cot for the 14 month grandchild turned out to be a travel cot with holes in the mesh. In the restaurant, the last night meal was spoilt when having been directed to a table for the 5 of us - 4 adults and the infant, one of the managers complained that the table was for another family and that we did not always come down as a group. This was true as on a couple of occasions, we the grandparents looked after our grandchild while the parents had a night out. On a plus side, the nearness of the beach and the helpfulness of the waitress at breakfastime and the staff in Frankies Bar gave our grandchild a lovely holiday.More

axrahs, Purley, United Kingdom

First visit and not the last !!

Back today from a ten day visit to the Pez Espada. The room a suite on the top floor was excellent, as was the service in all parts of the hotel. Food was of a good standard and very varied. Bearing in mind this is a hotel drink prices across the board were reasonable. We will be returning in September.(if they will have us)!!More

Michaeljheard, Seaton, United Kingdom

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