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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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.

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single room

These singles rooms sleep one. They come with a minibar with purchase of drinks menu and a small balcony. Cots are available on request.

twin room

These twin rooms with their cool calm décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three. They come with two or three beds and a minibar with purchase drinks menu. Cots are available on request.

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Rest and Relaxation

Return to UK 1st October after 2weeks of perfect relaxation. This hotel is Spanish hospitality at it's best the staff are really friendly and the hotel and grounds are spotlessly clean and well looked after. The restaurant offers a varied menu to suit all tastes, you are greeted at the restaurant and shown to your table your drink order is taken and delivered promptly to the table, then you are free to savour the delights of the buffet style food. The hotel is situated in a prime position on the beach front easily accessed from the pool area by the bottom gate which is key card controlled for security, once through the gate you are on the promenade giving you the choice of going left towards the centre of Torremallinos or right to Banaldmadinat . I could go on and on but it is better to go and experience this great hotel for yourselves and enjoy the best of Spanish hospitality.More

Brian U,

Recent stay at the Pez Espada Hotel

Just returned from an 8 day holiday at the Pez Espada Having booked this hotel again with the knowledge of a winter’s upgrade I was having second thoughts after reading a couple of reviews. How wrong could we have been checked in at 22.00 hours after a 20 min journey by taxi from the Airport (cost 20 Euros) and were greeted in the usual professional manor by Vincent on Reception who smoothly allocated our room in the new building along with the safe key and minibar key to us he explained with us having arrived late 2 salads and fruit had been prepared in the dining room. I also asked if the hotel layout had changed and he confirmed no Our Club room on the third floor overlooked the Sea and garden and had been refurbished with the added benefit of tea and coffee facilities free wi fi and a MP3 player speakers unit since our last stay in a similar room. Next morning on our way to Breakfast needed clarified a couple of points at reception with Victor who could not have been more helpful. The Layout in the Dining room has slightly altered creating more space around the tables and a grill area has been established. Additionally more tables have been created for groups, with Angel and his staff friendly as one had come to expect. The food in the restaurant for Breakfast and Dinner was to still to a high standard. Everything we ate either at breakfast or evening meal was absolutely faultless with the addition of freshly produced meat or fish from the grill on an evening. It is nice that on an evening’s Angel greets you at the entrance to the dining room take’s you to your table, takes your drinks order and discusses any dietary requirements with you. If you just like to wonder about putting food on your plate, nibbling a bit and then finding a table yourself to sit at, this arrangement is not for you, but who does not like service? In the evenings there was always entertainment but with a large proportion of guests from other European Countries most of the entertainment was music based which is understandable and catered for the average age of the Hotel Guests if most of the Guests are over 60 it is no use playing today’s top 20 records, all bar staff were friendly and offered a good service. I had previously read comments regarding the bed situation around the swimming pool, I counted over 200 beds so there was always available beds, if guests rise at 7.00 to reserve a bed and lay on them by 9.00 that’s life. Finally with a New Manager in Post it is nice to see that all the Old Standards of Service still remain high. More

paulanthony262, Wakefield, United Kingdom

1 Week in September

Just arrived back after 1 week in hotel Pez Espada. We were in room 309 which faces out to Torremolinos, you have a small balcony, and you can see the sea from room. Next door is a crazy golf course and a small arcade but there is no noise, when we were there anyway. The room was a good size and had a large bathroom, the service team clean the room every day and do a great job, the safe in the room is a pay safe, 2euros per day, but this includes insurance, check when paying for details. The restaurant is very big and at breakfast we were able to get tables at any time, evening meals,start at 7.00pm and it does get a bit busy around 8.00pm with a short que waiting for tables but the waiting staff are on the ball and clear and reallocate tables quickly. The food is OK, not to much choice but enough to try different things, it did seam they did cater for the simple tastes, only one day did they have paella on the service. Two pools, one is a large pool and is in the garden area, large garden plenty of sun loungers, no need to place towels, we were going down about 10.00am and still had plenty of choice, the second smaller pool is at front of hotel, it is private shaded by large hedge, also plenty of room for sun loungers. The hotel supplies towel 20euro deposit, we did not use but found out from others. The hotel is located right on the promenade, exit back gate, room key gets you in, you can then turn left and walk to Torremolinos 15mins, or turn right to Benamadana 10mins, to harbor. so location is central. This walk is flat and the walk way seemed well maintained. If you go towards Benamadana you have the North Africans trying to sell their knock offs.More

glenn f, west wales

excellent all round hotel

Just back from the Pez Espada we stayed in one of the new club rooms very modern looking very comfortable bed with good view of sea-front from the balcony.The food was of good standard with plenty of choices .All the staff very friendly .One complaint was the sun beds there are plenty of them so no trouble finding one but we found them very uncomfortable I think they were designed to be used with a mattress. Overall well worth a visit and will be returning. Free Wi-Fi in reception area.More

linedancerBrentwood, brentwood

Amazing holiday

One of the best holidays we have had in recent years. The welcome at reception and the allocation of our sea and pool view room as requested kick started an amazing week. The hotel has had a full refurbishment over the last year and every area is fresh and clean. The food at breakfast and evening meal was excellent,always hot and a great selection that changed daily. There was never a problem finding a bed by the pool or garden area any time of day. Drink prices were very reasonable in the restaurant and bars and there was a happy hour three times a week. A lot of people staying here are returning guests and have stayed on numerous occasions, we will be one of those people next year. see you then. More

robsondavid, South Shields

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Hotel Pez Espada
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 783 customer reviews
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