The Pez Espada was the first luxury hotel on the Costa del Sol, opening its doors back in the 1950s. It was a magnet for Hollywood stars and its guest book includes the likes of Sophia Loren and Sean Connery. Photos of some of the most famous guests line the hotel’s aptly-named ‘Corridor of Fame’. The most famous guest of them all, Frank Sinatra, even has a bar named after him.
In terms of location, the hotel is in a prime spot next to Torremolinos’ beach promenade. Benalmadena’s chic marina, meanwhile, is only a five-minute walk away and La Cariheula, the Spanish quarter known for its tapas bars and fish restaurants, is close by, too.
Along with simple, modern bedrooms, the hotel’s culinary credentials are probably its trump card. Not only are there buffets morning and evening, but once a week there’s a gala dinner.
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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With sun terraces, pool bar, sunbeds and pool towels.
For breakfast and dinner. Offering a wide variety of Mediterranean and continental dishes to choose from. Weekly gala dinner with sparkling wine.
Frankie's is next to the pool and garden offering all kinds of drinks and sandwiches. Open in the summer.
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superior double room with sea view
Superior double room with sea view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have a minibar with purchase of drinks menu. Cots are available on request.
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.
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good time at the hotel
my friend and i have just spent a week at the pez espada,and we could not fault the hotel,it was maybe a bit tired in some places but considering the age of the property it is to be expected.food was good plenty to choose from,in a good position.If i were too improve on anything it would be the entertainment,it would have been nice to have had a bit of music to maybe dance to before and especially after the acts.As it was everybody disappeared about 10 30 - 11 00 because there was nothing going on.A little tip it is worth paying a little extra for a garden view on the sunny side of the hotel,eg 112-119 all rooms with a 1 in the middle of the number seem to be good rooms.More
hughmarie5, Blackpool, United Kingdom
The Pez Espada is in a great location and a grand spacious hotel with character, but next year so my wife & I told going to be refurbished, I hope they don't spoil it as with some other hotels in the same area. The staff are a credit to the hotel, always on hand to help, food good plenty of choice, you wont loose weight. The rooms are a bit of a gamble, we paid extra for a garden view, but most have a garden view, some though, ours never got an sun which is located on the R/H side looking out to sea.So if you want sun go on the L/H side overlooking yes the garden plus the pool area.we could have changed rooms but jaded after journey, could not be bothered and only staying just over a week. The room was nice plenty of room clean had good view over the pool & garden, the only problem we did have is with the safe, it kept loosing our code to open it [ the management will know who we are?] every other day we had to get someone to open it for us, being accused of not knowing how to operate it, but we have a electronic safe in our home so familiar how to operate them. However as said the staff were great, we will return to Torremolinos again and stay at the Pez, a great place to stay.More
Spacious public areas. Good food quality and variety with very efficient and pleasant staff. Very clean rooms and comfortable beds. Situated by the traffic free promenade with easy walks to Benalmadena or Torremolinos. Bus stop nearby. Join the Medplaya hotels free Amigo card scheme before you go for free goodies while you are there.More
JWB20, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
a lovely week with my family
Been back a week from our holiday in pez espada. Firstly the best thing about the hotel is its location. A short walk to benalmadina and torremolinos the other direction. We were with my 5 yr old who walked miles with us every day and loved the walks. The decor is a little dated but fine for us. Was clean and spacious. Our room was also OK though got no sun, the opposite rooms had it all day but we were told they only had twin rooms on that side and no family rooms. The pools were all cold and the indoor one was cold though we didn't expect outdoor pools to be warm enough this time of year. Staff were all nice, not massively happy but not grumpy either. The hotel is more for older people and there was nothing for our five yr old but we knew that and sometimes prefer a quiet hotel as we are out most of the day and like to relax when we are back. Our daughter made friends with a few of the older guests who were very friendly and complimented her good behaviour. Food was same as most hotels though we loved having pots of coffee and tea on our table for breakfast. Beats queuing Overall happy with my choice More
muzka, Belfast, United Kingdom
Just spent a week there with daughter and 12 yr old granddaughter. Public rooms very pleasant and very clean, staff friendly, food good and drinks very reasonable. Rooms clean and bedding changed daily. No entertainment for young ones day or night though. Onl;y problem was hotel rooms on 6th floor which was ok except that there was a large window with 2 outward opening windows opening out onto a 6 floor drop,had to lean out to close window, no lock on window so nothing to keep children from opening it. I asked if we could be moved but reception said no vacant rooms til the day of departure. Also it was too cold to use outdoor pools but the advertised indoor pool down in basement was not clean. There was sand or grit on the bottom and leaves floating on top. Round the sides where the water mark was there was a 6" grubby grey line on the tiles. I asked if it was safe to use and when it was last cleaned ,they said they would check but it wasn't cleaned until 3 days later when they cleaned the outdoor pools as the weather improved . We enjoyed the holiday but if I had younger children with me I would have refused those rooms as very unsafe.More
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