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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  • 7Floors
  • 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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Excellent Holiday

My wife and I spent a week at the Pez early October,first visit but I hope it won't be our last,very efficient check in,we had a room in the extension great view of pool and gardens and the beach. Good sized room clean everything worked no problems though agree with other comments about rooms needing update. The dining room was always a pleasant experience great staff,very welcoming,and the choice and standard of food was excellent. Did not sample the entertainment, as we enjoy going in local bars meeting old friends. We will definitely put this Hotel on our list for the future and check on the planned refurbishment.More

John M, Lancashire

Fantastic value and excellent service

My partner and I stayed at the Pez Espada last weekend as a short break away from Marbella where we live and were very impressed with this hotel. As said on other reviews parts of the hotel are a little bit tired and there is a refurbishment planned. However our visit was extremely enjoyable. Starting with a complimentary bottle of good wine in your room on arrival the weekend got more pleasant. The rooms are a bit dated but exceptionally clean. We were on the sixth floor and had an excellent sea view. The buffet dinner was adequate but the breakfasts were as good as you ill get in any 4 star hotel. The service was second to none. Yes the evening entertainment was a little cheesy but what was expected. The location is brilliant and in the better part of the town with easy access to Benalmadena and some great restaurants nearby. Most important was the price that we paid which then reflects on the value for money which was excellent. We would highly recommend this hotel if you can get the deal price off the hotels website. We would definitely return.More

88Ricardo, Marbella, Spain

The "ambience" and charm is still there.

Having returned from our forth visit in October, the "Pez" still retains a charm and ambience which is not found in many other nearby hotels. I agree the revamp due in the early part of 2105 is long overdue however there are many positive points which will draw us back again next year. We booked a premium room direct with the hotel without any problems. The reception staff were very helpful, friendly and handled one or two minor problems in a very efficient manner. The restaurant ran like a well oiled clock which is a reflection on the staff, many have worked at the hotel for years. We enjoyed the food, which is a big positive at this hotel. We always checked what was available as it is very easy to miss items, such is the choice. Our room was very well maintained, towels were changed everyday, bed linen every two days. If relaxation, good food, and a great location are key requirements for your vacation the Pez ticks all the boxes. We will be back.More

yorkshireTjk, Yorkshire

hotel with a history

my wife and I have just returned from a week's stay at the "Pez" (Oct.16 to 23 2014) overall we enjoyed our stay and holiday.The hotel is ideally situated for the Marina,local fish restaurants,town centre and the promenade.Whilst we agree some parts of the hotel are "tired" we found the hotel clean and our room was spacious and had a 50's/60's feel to it.Personally I found the meals were good although my wife felt there could have been more choice.The hotel has a number of pools and ample areas for soaking up the sun plus a drinks area.However we would not recommend this hotel for young familes although there were a few there during our stay. Considering the hotel was once a favourite of such stars as Connery,Loren and Sinatra to name but a few this was our one disappointment we felt the hotel could and should have done more to promote this fact ie; there is a Sinatra Bar why not play his music ? Why not themed shows ? The hotel oozes 1950's which is what attracted us and the fact we knew it wouldn't attract the usual Brit football shirt crowd.So the hotel needs to promote its strengths. Finally,at a time where "all inclusive" seems to be the norm we feel the hotel could provide more of the "right" entertainment to attract those who want something different for their holiday. Hopefully we'll be back next year.More

Nick p, Leicester, United Kingdom

Very tired hotel

ii stayed at this hotel in October and found it is very run down, very dated and in desperate need of refurbishment, although the rooms were comfortable they were very dimly lit even when all lights were on, the food in the restaurant was either Luke warm or cold and not much variety and I found the staff on reception rude, all in all unless some changes are made to this hotel I would not stay there again, it's certainly not worthy of four starsMore

sarahstaff21, Wales, United Kingdom

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