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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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool here is set into well maintained lawns and garden with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around. Pool towel are available too.
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 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 and balcony
There's a cool and stylish feel to these sea-view double rooms. They come with a lounge and a balcony, plus 1 extra bed in the bedroom when sleeping up to 3. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are included, too.
club double room with pool view and balcony
These club double rooms come complete with a flatscreen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a minibar. A balcony offers some outside space, too.
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Lovely winter holiday
We returned this weekend from the hotel Pez Espada and I would certainly return here again. There were several holidaymakers there who were regulars and had been staying there over a number of years for several weeks at a time which tells you that they are happy with the hotel. We booked a standard room with balcony through Thomson. We arrived and were given our room number 701 so off we went but as soon as we saw the room there was no way we wanted to stay there. It had two small windows, no balcony and seemed dark and dingy. The paintwork was hanging off around the window and the paintwork was dark. We returned to reception and said we wanted the type of room we had originally booked. The lady on reception tried to tell us that this room was an upgrade (a room with paint hanging off is an upgrade!!!!). We asked to see the room we had originally booked and again this lady said that although it had a balcony it was very very tiny and you couldn't sit out on it. We later found out that these rooms were not being used because of the building work on that side of the hotel. We reiterated that we wanted to see a room with a balcony and were show room 1009 which was fine so we agreed we would like to stay in that room. I think this lady and her colleague needed to be sent on a hospitality course to learn how to smile and make guests feel welcome! In fact all the reception staff need to learn how to make guests feel they are wanted at the hotel. A smile, a good morning etc doesn't cost much but makes people feel welcome. Having said the above the rest of the staff were excellent particularly the staff in the restaurant where they were a happy group and very obliging. The food was of a good quality as well. My only comment would be that the lounge area and reception could perhaps do with a little modernising. This hotel is ideally placed being right on the promenade and is good for getting around. The green card you can get for getting around on the buses and train is well worth it. Also if you want to change any English money then Reuben's near the marina gives the best exchange rate.More
Norma K, 186333
Christmas and New Year break
This was our very first visit here. We normally stay in Benalmadena and always self catering so was a little apprehensive at staying half board. Normally we like to eat out every evening. We were, however, very pleasantly surprised. The food was of an excellent standard and the choices were very good. We had a room overlooking the pool and still had a sea view. We got the sun all day which was lovely to sit on the balcony. We enjoyed our stay so much, we have booked again for this Christmas and New Year.More
Marion D, 187053
Good hotel,great location
Our first stay at the Pez Espada which was very enjoyable. We had a lovely room on the 3rd floor and had fantastic views. The hotel was on the promenade so we enjoyed walking to Benalmadena and Torremolinos. The staff were very helpful and everywhere was spotless. The food was good and plenty of variety. We will certainly go there again.More
We have just returned from our fourth holiday at the Pez Espada Hotel in Torremolinos. To date my husband has always submitted a review on behalf of both of us but I felt that it was time for me to offer my own comments. Perfectly situated in close proximity to the beach, promenade, shops and local transport, this superb hotel never fails to impress anyone who is fortunate enough to have stayed there - so much so that most (like us) return again and again. We have already booked to return in February 2017 and again in May. Rooms are clean and comfortable, communal areas both inside and out are always immaculate, the variety, quality and presentation of the food in the restaurant is excellent and the staff are always friendly, courteous and very helpful. We have also enjoyed top quality entertainment in the evenings and were particularly impressed by Gordon Williams, Jack Daniels, Laura Elan, Peng Leito, Bernard and, of course, MedPlayaâs own Grupo Animacion. During the day we had the delightful company of Monica Campos, the young lady who entertained us with various activities. With her sunny nature and bubbly personality she is a valuable addition to the Pez Espadaâs entertainment team.More
Brian W, 667786
Fabulous winter break
Just returned from this fab hotel - 4th visit to the area but 1st in Pez Espada & it exceeded our expectations. Hotel very clean, plenty of spacious communal areas, room was excellent & we were upgraded to a suite (never happened to us before!!) & it was perfect. Food very good quality & evening entertainment exceptional - the singers were great, the flamingo dancers very good & the Med Playa staff Broadway Show was fab. A special mention for singer Laura Ellen whose voice was outstanding, her range, tone & variety of songs brilliant - would be perfectly exceptable in any first class hotel/cruise/show. Locatin of the hotel perfect for walking along the promenade to the marina, Torremolinos & just taking in the lovely sandy beach & the sea views. Thank you Thomson for a great last minute deal - we will be back!!More
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