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 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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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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Great hotel

We stayed in this hotel just before Christmas .the hotel was lovely and clean food second to none ,we met some lovely people . The location was ideal for beach walks and local amenities we will certainly be back . And yes Gill and Bill have read your review hope to meet up with you again sometimeMore

Anne11cf, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


We returned from the Christmas and New Year festivities at the Pez a week ago, we had yet another lovely time, all the staff were second to none, they always go the extra mile nothing's too much trouble, we would also like to thank the Thomsons reps at Malaga airport they see us in and off, they don't get enough praise. The Christmas and New Year banquets were excellent, too much food tho, could do with smaller portions but that is no complaint. Every year we meet up with the same people it's like a grand reunion, the restaurant was very good although the last 2days the food was being used up due to the imminent closure for a small refurb. Thank you everyone for giving us a good time. We have met some really nice people hope Anne and Busher read this. We all have a great time in Frankies bar, and a few Frankies cocktails are a must. See you all very soon after you reopen. Gill and Bill.More

Gillian B, West Sussex

Love this hotel

Stayed at this hotel twice. Love the location and La Carihuela. In fact when we stayed in Fuengirola we have still always visited the Pez Espada. Lovely distinguished hotel. Staff are pleasant and helpful. The cleaners do a fantastic job and towels and bedding changed regularly in fact towels daily! Nice proper Dining Room which can be busy at times. Love Angel, his brother.Juan,and in fact all the staff. Reception staff contrary to previous reviews are respectful and helpful. I just hope that the refurbishment does not change the hotel and its character too much. (Apart from the mustard coloured bedroom carpets) I stayed with my mum in the hotel in May and she horrendously suffered a massive brain haemorrhage whilst in bed one morning. It was touch and go for a while but the hotel staff were so accommodating and kind to my brother And myself. Antonio I think was on reception at the time and was brilliant. I just hope I can see the hotel again soon As i am now a full time carer. Best wishes for the re opening Pez. XxMore

gerry45, south yorkshire


Stayed for 1 week commencing 28 December. I agree that some places are a bit "tired" but I did appreciated the style of the place. Some hotels are lacking charm but this one ticked all the boxes. Excellent position. Staff very, very good, in the restaurant and the bars. Food sometimes looked unappealing but overall a good selection. New years eve and gala evening were v.good. My only complaint was the mattresses. They were so hard my husband and I ended up with bad backs. If the management reads this, I hope the mattresses have been changed during the refurbishment. Our room was 122. We want to return.More

bev r, Cardiff, United Kingdom

The grandmother of hotels needs some loving

The hotel as reviews suggest is tired and needs a little tlc, but We could forgive all that for the fact that this is no ordinary hotel. Grand staircases and real architecture without the concrete of modern hotels and service that matches the grand old lady. I could comment on the rooms they are desperate for a refurbishment but spotlessly clean and the bathroom is very well equipped with a four piece suite, but the hotel has now closed and the rooms are being renovated so all i can say is that the bathroom is good and they have fixed the TV. The food at the hotel was exception for 5 days and then the chef started to empty his freezer and wow what an eclectic mix we started to receive one night 7 of us were trying to work out what something was as out went the food signs and for someone with a major food allergy this was not good. The gala New year dinner, I went vegetarian and it was very nice if interesting, for the fish course i received a full Lasagna and for meat course a cheese pasty seriously but had a great evening and the food was good. Every member of staff was friendly and approachable but the service is very 1984 as is the décor and bedrooms but every member of staff had time to speak with you so long as it was to do with the hotel food or service. The hotel however whilst closing for refurbishment handled the closing badly, the food declined in quality and scaffolding was being put up at the hotel for the last two days, and the hotel did not apologise for any of the inconvenience this was causing. Would i return on the first 5 days yes definitely but the last two days were a concern, this is a grand old hotel living on its past, please Med Playa spend lots of money on the hotel to bring her into this century Important note pay the extra for garden view room sun from 11am till duskMore

cdave10, cardiff

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