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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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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The pool here is set into well maintained lawns and garden with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around. Pool towels are available too.
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 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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Twin Room with Pool View and Balcony
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.
Junior Suite with Sea View, Balcony and Jacuzzi
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So here we are home to Wales after leaving our home away from home in Spain. Going back this time was always going to be difficult, my husband and i went from the 10th to the 18th of September.We have been going here with my beloved mum for a few years now, several times a year.My mother and i having travelled the world extensively for 30years plus. The last time we were here was in February 2016, although we had booked several holidays there for 2017, but it was not to be my mum was taken ill there in feb 2016, but with the help of Manual Lopez on Reception, we received excellent care.Sadly my beloved mother was diagnosed with terminal Cancer and passed into glory in December. Devastated and very distraught we had to roll the holidays over. September 15 is my birthday and how i was going to manage the first one away to the Pez and without my mum filled me with a dreadful sense of sadness. However when we arrived we were taken care of so well, we had already booked a Superior Suite, but was upgraded to the Honeymoon Suite, what can i say we were totally overwhelmed by the kindness and consideration shown particularly by Manual head of Reception. I cannot ever forget the kindness this man showed to my mum, but will also never forget his gentle concern for me, my husband was so impressed, it felt like i was hurting but this was sensed by all and such tender concern will never be forgotten. We enjoyed a quiet week and the night before my birthday i asked one of the senior waiters if possible could we have the table on the Dias where my mother and i would sit every night when there together.I did however say it was not a problem if this was not to be. Well Friday the 15 Th. was Spanish night every lady received a carnation.We ordered drinks and 2 glasses one for me and i filled one for my mum, placing it with her photo, when the waiter saw this he brought another carnation, my mothers favourite flower and he placed it by her photo, me with tears gently rolling down my face, he gently put a hand on my shoulder, to comfort me.I really felt my mother there that night.We love the Pez Espada, the staff are discreet but ever the observant, and although we missed Angle the head waiter we we had seen on the day of our arrival, the maitre de in his place this week was ever efficient.The food is and always is of a high standard and even the most fussy eater could find something, Frankie's Bar was always efficient and a particular shout out to Emily, a newer member of staff but excellent, the staff work very hard both in the Dining Room and Frankie's, and deserve all credit.I have always found whilst travelling around the world a smile and an hello makes such a difference. We always leave gratuities for good service and they are so worth it.I can honestly say the weather the food and most of all the staff certainly keep us coming back for more,there were two weddings while we were there but it did not impinge on our enjoyment in anyway, a little noisy but no problems and it was so nice to see how other people celebrate, i loved the whole ambiance all the ladies in fine gowns and the men in suits and tuxedo's, the bride making a wonderful entrance looking beautiful, it was such a tonic for me.It was like most of the sadness of the last 9 months without mam seemed to slip away, this is the Hotel Pez Espada,an elegant yet caring hotel, who's staff make it the Star on the Coast of Torromolinos. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but its mine and i will continue to return home, at every opportunity.I shall be going ng there again on the 28th of this month and i am counting down the days.God Bless you all for the care you take of all your guests.But a special heartfelt thanks from me and my husband, and wherever my mother is travelling on i know she would be so grateful for the care and concern you bestowed on her heartbroken daughter, who now feels less sad and more uplifted, thanks to the management but special thanks to Angel and all the staffing in the dining room, and heartfelt gratitude to Manuel Lopez and his team on Reception, see you soon. Nicola and Brian Whitelock.Port Talbot, South Wales. X More
We have just returned from the Pez and I wish I was still there. We had booked one of the new junior suites this time as it was a special birthday for my husband. They were perfect, we had a top floor room so the view was superb. The rooms a very large plenty of space. Bathroom large with a power shower, two wash basins. There is a small fridge which is stocked with soft drinks, we also got a complimentary bottle of wine, there was no cork screw but we asked at the bar for it to be opened. Beds are large and very comfortable. The only problem I had was the fact there was no long hanging space in the wardrobes and as I have quite a few long dresses they were hanging over the drawer space underneath and got quite creased. The garden area for these rooms is beautiful but would be an advantage if there was more shelter available from the sun. The bali beds are lovely but they got very hot. The food was ok, breakfast lovely great variety, cava if you want but would prefer more choice in the evening. paella more often it is so tasty, however this would not put us off from returning, we have actually booked for next year again. Staff lovely very professional and friendly. Cleaners all greet you in the morning with a cheery smile and a hola. Franky's bar is lovely staff lovely there too. Drinks reasonably priced. Hotel is right on the promenade, lovely walk along to old town one way and marina the other. We have been going to Joseph's sunbeds on the beach for quite a few years now, he looks after us and our family when they go with us, very well. Salmonette chiringuito is worth a visit, a plate of paella for 5 euro. Pepe Mari next door is good too. We would recommend the Pez and cannot wait for our next visit.More
This hotel will depend on what matters most to you with a hotel stay
My partner and I are just back from a week at the Pez Espada. Location is perfect, I recommend a club room with a sea view. Waking up to sunrise every day was superb, the photo is the view from our balcony. The hotel is right on the promenade and there are so many restaurants nearby. We walked for miles each day. With regard to the hotel I really do think your stay depends on what you prefer in a hotel. If you like to stay somewhere where hotel staff welcome you in a warm, friendly perhaps even "fussy" way then this isn't the hotel for you. Our experience was that customer service was efficient, queries were dealt with, but it's not always in a warm and friendly way. Check in and check out wasn't welcoming. The restaurant has a chilled out relaxed feel and the tables are well placed so you don't feel like you are sitting on top of each other. I recommend the meat cooked at the show cooking area. Salmon in particular was gorgeous. Fruit also was juicy and plentiful. There is something for everyone I would say. Bread was rather stale, all bread/buns we chose were hard and dry. The pool area/grassed area for loungers is also chilled out. Agree with the other reviews re towels-if you are bothered where you sit. If you are happy to just see what is available then you won't need to do this. Housekeeping cleaned our rooms every day, passing them in the corridor they seemed to work hard but the cleanliness of the room wasn't always good. The floor was dirty in areas and the inside of the drawers. Cups also weren't always washed properly clean. We were provided with complimentary drinks but no corkscrew or bottle opener, including when we asked for one so we had to buy one in the end. Finally there isn't an iron in the room and the hotel don't/wont provide one, they say they have a laundry service. So you'll need to iron before you leave. Overall it was a relaxing week and I would stay here again, being aware of the things that don't make the hotel a perfect stay More
Really good hotel and lovely sraff
I have been trying to book once again for the Pez having been there about 25 times but unable to book for November March or May Thomson s is there a problem. I don't want a club room I don't want a suite. I want a twin or double room with pool view and sunset view. I really don't believe all these rooms are taken. What is the problem. Having stayed here for all these years I really don't want to go to another hotel. We like and know the staff here so well.More
We've just returned from a weeks stay at the Pez Espada with my parents. We had two of the new junior suites with jacuzzi baths on the balcony. The rooms were superb! However Mum and Dads room was made up for a family of five when we arrived?? This was rectified after a word with reception. Their fridge however was not stocked at all during our stay, even though we asked for it to be. We didn't make a fuss as they wouldn't have used much of it anyway. The free drinks/cakes in the lounge area were purloined every day and the juice machine wasn't replenished all week! It beggars belief to be honest how greedy fellow guests were!!! Food in the restaurant was OK, breakfast was good and the fresh fruit was superb. I loved the salad bar at dinner but to be honest didn't really have a good main course the whole week, but made up for it with a cheese course to finish! Drinks are reasonably priced and we enjoyed relaxing in Frankie's bar while around the pool and after dinner. Some of singers in an evening were superb. Big shout out for Alex and Cecilia who were fab waitresses. Great location right on the sea front. It's a shame that the suite garden doesn't have even a plunge pool as those gorgeous Bali beds are too hot to use which makes the whole area a bit of a white elephant really. Also if the chairs on our balcony had been recliners we could have sunbathed up there in a morning and used the jacuzzi even more than we did (which was lovely by the way). Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely return. The other guests were on the whole delightful and very friendly, with many people on their 14th or 15th visit! The worst experience of the holiday was on the Saturday evening when we were shunted around the bars because of a local wedding, being told the terrace bar just outside our room was closed, only for it to reopen at 1am until very very late/early with the extremely noisy wedding!! Thank the lord for ear plugs!! More
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Just so you know this hotel does not accept stag or hen parties.