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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  • 205Rooms
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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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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.

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.

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Hotel Review

We are a couple mid 30’s with 18 month baby. Hotel very clean throughout, service very good, food very good. They don’t cater much for babies/children as only the swimming pools, even though there are things for them to do on the promenade. The rooms were dated and could do with an up lift but overall I was pleased with the hotel & would recommend it.More

Blakey721, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Last minute holiday, perfect choice!

Myself and boyfriend booked this hotel through Thomson as a last minute holiday. We didn't quite know what to expect as we had never been to this area before, we definitely weren't disappointed! On arrival we were very quickly checked in and given our room, twin room on the top floor with balcony over looking the sea (room 602 perfect!). The room was spacious and spotless! Fresh bedding and towels everyday. Although a bit dated, it served its purpose. Bathroom was great, large and again very clean. The pressure in the shower played up in the evening time a bit, but nothing major. The dining experience in the hotel was great! Buffet style breakfast and dinner. Great variety of food served everyday. If you couldn't find something you liked then it was your own fault. Waiters very professional, Friday night all ladies got a flower and some bubbly, nice touch! They couldn't have been more helpful. Lovely pool area, kids pool and 2 large adult pools. Pool side activities arranged most days by a lovely lady. Very friendly and arranged activities for all ages. The one and only issue was the sunbeds. My boyfriend had to get up at 8am every morning to get us two beds and even at that time they were hard to come by. But that's an issue usually wherever you go on holiday. Overall we had a fantastic holiday at the pez Espada. Great hotel for couples and families, quiet and relaxing. The perfect beachfront location (secured by key card entry) friendly staff and great value for money. Will hopefully return in the near future after the planned refurbishment early spring 2015 :-)More

Jemma C, Limavady

A fantastic hotel!

We have just returned from our 4th visit to the Pez Espada, and it continues to live up to expectations. This year we took some family members for the first time and they were also most impressed and want to return. From efficient and courteous check in, through to excellent service in the restaurant were the quality of food remains to be of an excellent standard. (As others have said it is a restaurant - not a typical hotel dining room). In the pool area Juan the attendant was most helpful finding sun loungers, and many an enjoyable evening was spent on the terrace outside Frankies bar - with most staff being cheerful and friendly, particularly Nevis. (One word of caution however we were locked out in the garden one evening by the security guard, along with some other guests and had to form an escape committee to get back into the hotel via a fire escape!). The Pez is ideally situated right on the beach and convenient to Benalmadina marina, Torremolinos town. Also convenient to local buses into Malaga. We have no hesitation in recommending the Pez Espada.More

Roy S,

Staff make sure that your holiday is a success!

Booked this holiday with Thomson's at the last minute after saying that I didn't fancy staying in Torremolinos. What a wise decision to make, - and how wrong my previous perception had been of Torremolinos. Everything about our stay at La Pez Espada was perfect! Beautifully clean and cared for, delicious food, on the seafront, excellent service, near to public transport.The staff were so friendly, helpful and courteous. It was impossible to criticise any part of our holiday. We shall be making a return visit here when we are in need of a week's relaxation in the knowledge that every aspect of the Pez Espada is just what we need.More

Josie F, Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Right on the beach

Stayed here for a week in early springtime, and hired a car to tour Andalucia. It was definitely in need of an update, but apart from that everything was fine. We found the reception staff most welcoming and helpful. The dining area was clean and the staff were on hand should you need anything not on display. It was all self-service the week we were there, but I must say there was plenty of choices and the food was well prepared. The bedroom was typically spanish and had good views over the beach area. Pool and sunbathing area was well kept and clean. I can thoroughly recommend this hotel to both adult parties and families with children. It was not noisy, and in fact we had a lovely time there and found the shole experience both relaxing and restful.More

Jean T, Wellington, United Kingdom

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