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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Based On 958 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 2Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 205Rooms
  • 6Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

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.

Rooms► View all

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.

twin room

Twin rooms here come complete Wi-Fi, a flatscreen satellite TV and a minibar.

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Had a great time

Hotel very good, plenty of character, food plentiful, varied, tasty and something for everyone. Particularly enjoyed the paella and home made sweets. As we travelled with Thomson we also had a room on the side overlooking the car park/bins etc. but also a side view of the sea. This was fine for us as the room was very comfortable and cool. Chatting to people who were very friendly, some of whom had been coming to the Hotel for several years. What more could you expect, lovely Hotel, good food, friendly staff and guests, facing the sea with only the promenade between the hotel and the lovely sandy beach. Plenty going on within walking distance. Would love to go back in the future.More

Ann C, 190785

Top notch hotel in an excellent location

Just arrived home from the Pez Espada, the hotel is brilliant with high standards which we noticed from the start, our room overlooked the pool and gardens with a sea view, a large clean modern room, with fridge. The food in the dining room was awesome, we used the steps to walk down although there is a lift. The chandeliers were amazing, waiter service for seating and drinks ( dress code in place). The choices were good, and the food was hot. We will return next yearMore

Lisa186411, 186411

Not quite what I expected

Stayed at this hotel for one week on half board basis. Our room did have a side sea view but also overlooked the bins and not a garden view as we expected. Think this was Thomson's fault for giving a misleading description of the rooms. Ended up paying 15 Euros a day to upgrade to a pool view room which was bigger and much more pleasant. The restaurant was very clean and bright but disappointing choice of food for a hotel of this size. The lounge bar were the entertainment takes place is large but if you want a quiet drink then there is another bar which is nice enough but very small and feels a bit like a café and no atmosphere in it. The bar staff are very friendly and efficient and work hard for their money. All in all a nice enough hotel but not one I would look out for in future.More

Ian M, 186534

Avoid the standard room and upgrade to deluxe.

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel but only because we had the opportunity to upgrade to a deluxe room for an additional cost. The standard room was awful. Creaking beds and poor soundproofing. Desperately needs refurbishing. The room was still kept immaculately clean regardless of its poor standard. Cleaning staff were extremely friendly and helped us with extra towels if we needed them. The deluxe room we upgraded to was fantastic. Stylish, comfortable beds and overall more modern. Sylvia (I think this is her name) was extremely helpful is this changeover and even offered a small discount due to our poor first night in the standard room. She was extremely helpful and friendly throughout our short holiday. The pool was beautiful. So clean. The lifeguard does a great job of maintaining the pool areas and was regularly hoovering sand out of the pool. Good to see hand sanitising liquid dispensers outside of the restaurant. Breakfast buffet was fine. The location was everything you needed for a beach holiday. Great restaurants etc. Close to a bus stop which will take you straight into Malaga City. I would not recommend this hotel if you choose a standard room. However if you go for the deluxe room you won't be dissatisfied. More

821Stefan821, 187063

Classy place for the discerning traveller

The Pez Espada is a well established well run hotel. It sits on the sea front between Torremolinos and Bedalmadena. It is an ideal place for the senior traveller ( I am 53) it is not a place for kids really. But if they were part of a family unit with parents and grandparents then the place is ideal.More

Paul P,

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Hotel Pez Espada
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 958 customer reviews
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