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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  • 205Rooms
  • 6Lifts

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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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superior double room with sea view

These superior double rooms with a sea view come with cool calm décor and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three with two or three beds. There's a minibar with purchase drinks menu. Cots are available on request.

twin room

These twin rooms with their cool calm décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three. They come with two or three beds and a minibar with purchase drinks menu. Cots are available on request.

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2 weeks Mid August

Another Fantastic Holiday. Have just returned from a 2 week stay at the Pez with my wife and teenage son. This was our 4th stay in a row and again it lived up to all our expectations. The Pez must have something special about as customers return year after year. The hotel has a long overdue upgrade/ renovation in Feb/ March this year and it has improved in a number of areas. Rooms now have wooden flooring much better than the old carpeting. The furniture has all been replaced and looks much smarter and the façade of the building has been repainted giving a better appearance overall. The artificial grass surface on the floor of the outside area of the Mediterranean bar is a positive as is the new wall lighting and planted shrubbery. There is also a much more modern look and feel to the restaurant area. The food is as good as ever in terms of presentation, choice and quality. One of the main positives of this hotel is the wonderful staff it has. They are so efficient, hard working and most of all friendly. There was a much more relaxed feel around the pool areas this time around with water sports being provided e.g. water polo,water volleyball, aqua gymnastics in addition to the other entertainment provided by the two young "animacion" play leaders. They are so friendly and are always smiling. There were a lot more children present this time around who in the main were well behaved. The mixture of nationalities was varied but the main groups were Spanish, and British. We will be booking again next yearMore

Tom D, Bedford, United Kingdom

Great hotel

It was with some trepidation I agreed to a hotel break with my wife. Having normally self catered at villas, I was unsure how I would adapt to the regimented ways of "package hotels". I need not have worried, the hotel was great! The rooms were air conditioned, with a good sea view from the balcony- although care needs to be taken with the patio style doors to the balcony- they are easily closed, and it easy to lock yourself out of the room, as I did - on the sixth floor!. That said, it only happened once.......!. The beach is literally at the back of the hotel. Sheets are changed daily, and towels as required.Breakfast had a 3 hour window, so there was no panic to get up in the morning,with practically every menu combination you could wish for - continental and the full English . Dinner , likewise , had good menu choices, with good variety and either a meat or fish option cooked on a hotplate in front of you if desired.In fact whatever dietary requirement you could wish for could be accommodated . Staff were all helpful and polite,and I would have no worries about staying at this hotel again.More

Andy W, Coventry, United Kingdom

Another fantastic holiday

Currently staying here on our second visit. Travelling as a family with an 8 year old. Fantastic hotel fantastic staff and everywhere is spotless. Can't agree with people moaning about sun beds as there seem to be plenty and it's still the height of the season. Fantastic position right on the beach with plenty to keep you occupied all day. Front of house staff are always polite and friendly as are the restaurant staff, food is good even found something for a picky child every night without a single moan. Will defiantly return to this hotel and would recommend to anyone who wants a nice quiet relaxing holiday with things for children that don't involve loud music and millions of screaming kids.More

ELANE S, Kent, United Kingdom

Cant fault it

Lovely hotel between Benalmadena and Carrihela ..food plentiful and directly on the promenade in Torremolinos ..will be returning in November !Rooms with garden pool view are best and high floor..staff pleasent and was spotlessly clean..can't wait for return visitMore

Pam J, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

1 weeks holiday

The Hotel is great, the food is first class and the hotel is in a great location. a perfect place for a family to stay as the pool is shallow and the clean. The service is very good and the hotel prices are very reasonable, but there is kiosks outside for cheap drinks during the dayMore

amsal m, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Hotel Pez Espada
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 761 customer reviews
from £138.08