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.
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.
Cool tones and soft furnishings add a calming feel to these pool-view twin rooms. They come complete with an extra bed when sleeping up to 3, and feature a balcony for a bit of outside space. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are included, too.
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My husband and I have just returned from a two week stay at the Pez Espada and what a lovely holiday we had. On arrival we had one of the quickest check-ins ever and were able to find our room quickly without any bother from the instructions given at reception. We had upgraded to a Club room and were not disappointed with the facilities. For those of you who find living without technology difficult the wi-if in the room was very efficient. The room was large and very clean. Nice TV with several English channels so no problem there. The air con was also of a good standard and we were able to sleep in a comfortable temperature.
Dining again was very good, both breakfast and dinner offered a large variety of well cooked food, some of the fresh cooked fish and meat were extremely enjoyable.
We booked the hotel through Thomson and we found the rep, Gary, to be one of the best informed and knowledgeable reps we have ever encountered. The welcome meeting was very interesting and informative, delivered without any of the tediousness very often experienced.
All in all a very nice and cilivilised hotel, we will certainly visit again.More
2nd time - brilliant stay
2nd time stay. first stayed in May 2014. Still the same lovely old hotel . Was in room 321 - beautifully clean, maid service every day. Unfortunately was there when there was a week of torrential rain ( 6th - 13th May 2016) but still did trips etc, only in shorts once that week but had to make the most of it. Again, hotel food delicious, plenty of choice, all hotel staff brilliant from cleaners to waiters to reception staff. Excellent Thomson Rep (Gary.) Peng still there doing his motown stuff, Gordon Williams still there. Still mostly elderly clients (we are 49 and 45 ) but we still loved it. Pez Espada has a welcoming feel and we love it. Hopefully be back next year without the rain ! LOLMore
We had a week here in May,the hotel is in a great location,,food is fabulous with plenty of choice,rooms are clean and bright,staff are cheerful especially in the dining room.we were a party of seven adults and we all enjoyed our stay.we will definitely be returning to this hotel.More
oldie but goodie
we go twice yearly to this hotel, staff are so nice, rooms very clean. it is in a lovely spot, out through the gardens and gate . left to torremolinos turn right to benalmadena lovely walk food is also good. the maitre d greets everyone at night with good evening in about seven languages, the extension has been turned into lovely club rooms, but get very little sun. all in all a lovely hotel.More
Location great .. right on seafront and walking distance to benalmadena port. Lovely room overlooking the pool and beach. Great bed. Good sleep. Tea and coffee facilities. Food in restaurant excellent. Highly recommended. More