Hotel Pez Espada  

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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.

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Based on 532 reviews

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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.

Entertainment programme

With professional shows, live music and flamenco show.

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twin room with garden view

Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have minibar with purchase of drinks menu and 2 or 3 beds. 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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Good food,location and clean

Having stayed in four other hotels in this area this was the best. Good location. Reception staff very good. Room was very clean. Food for breakfast & dinner was not as big a selection as other hotels I have stayed but this was compensated by very good quality. which is better than a large selection and rubbish. It states in the brochore buffet, not gourmet restaurant, which some people expect. waiters work hard are polite and very proffessinal. swimming pools and garden areas all keep very clean. Happy hour drinks very poor. Will Return.More

DAZ756, Sheffield, Massachusetts

Wonderful stay

We returned on Sunday after a lovely week at this hotel. I cannot understand how anyone can moan about this hotel, it is a bit tired but that is outweighed by the excellent staff, good food and great location. We were there when many guests were Spanish, this also added to the holiday experience. I am a mature lady who travelled with my husband and we will most definitely return to this lovely hotel. I do hope carpets are retained at the hotel when it is refurbished as this kept the hotel room noise to a minimum.More

Christine G, St Columb Major, United Kingdom

" Nice and Friendly"

Our first impression of the 1st floor room was dissapointment,compared with the rooms in the annex which we have previously stayed,it was quite dark and the balcony was so small and in disrepair,only got the sun early morning.We enquired about change of room but were told that was all we had paid for a standard room.So that was us told!!Thats our moan over so now for the good points.Excellent restaurant and bar staff.Food very good especially the carvery nights.Frankies cafe bar good for lunchtime snacks.Good location on the prom and very handy to the marina on right of hotel and then in opposite direction a good walk into Torremolinos,plenty of shops and restaurants all along the prom.The hotel is definately ready for a total refurbishment which is happening next Jan/Feb,so we are looking forward to seeing the results on our next visit. Good Luck Pez.!!More

northeasthighflier, northeast

Definitely return

Ideal location, plenty of choice food wise, tables always clean and tidy, all the staff were pleasant especially the young lady doing the day time activities. Bar area was always clean and staff very friendly. Agree could do with a paint and flowers updating but would go back. More

Debmaths, St annes

over rated hotel

Firstly I have to say I know Spanish hotels are rated more leniently than in the UK and Ireland.I have spent a lot of time in Spain. And secondly I am aware that some hotels are child free and typically these hotels are for young and boisterous or romantic venues for all ages. some of the venerable guests in this hotel unfortunately feel that any child under forty years old shouldn't be allowed in as it somehow ruins the ambience of the hotel! Wise up one BUSY night at the entertainment (60 people max) I pointed out that four of the gentlemen of an older persuasion had actually nodded off. The entertainment was woeful to be fair except for the amazingly upbeat lulu who couldn't have worked harder or done a better job. This hotel thinks it is still as good as it was when Sean connery might have stayed here but I can't imagine a soap star being impressed with this hotel never mind a Hollywood star or royalty. Trousers at dinner what a joke! An insult really seeing as the buffet is really poor quality over cooked veg dire breakfast and really limited choice and no show cooking!grow up pez espada your food is rubbish and the service in the mess hall is very unprofessional and antiquated. Tiny wine glasses, dirty most of the time, left on table for beer wine coke or whatever you might order. Oh yes three days during a two week stay at breakfast I noticed that the hot milk they gave us for tea and coffee as standard broke in floating bits as soon as it hit the coffee. The staff in the mess hall are rude but not maybe as rude as reception and one girl in the bar where the entertainment is held. I could go on and on so in case you wondering why I gave three stars here it is quickly Most of the people ARE older but actually really nice and enjoyed having children about. The staff in frankies where really nice and friendly. The cleaning staff are really friendly accommodating and did a good job with the shabby rooms. Pools are good.The lifeguards were pleasant and didn't enforce the rule of no swimming underwater which is one of the many the hotel likes to tell you about. The location is good pretty much everything less than 20min walk and buses top of road. Wouldn't return and wouldn't recommend this hotel at all. Charming? No deludedMore

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