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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  • 2Buildings
  • 7Floors
  • 205Rooms
  • 6Lifts

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
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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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.

club double room with pool view and balcony

These club double rooms come complete with a flatscreen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a minibar. A balcony offers some outside space, too.

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Very enjoyable stay.

On arrival upgraded to a club room for a more comfortable stay. Cannot complain at all, clean bathroom, comfortable well sized bed, great views, free mini bar stock. Food at night was good however for plain eaters our selection was limited. Breakfast however can not be faulted. Also, for two young couples we did not expect the dress code for men to not only be formal in the evening but be essential to wear long trousers. I understand the history of the hotel and aim of this however please keep in mind, when on holiday to sunny Torremolinos not all men arrive equipped with long trousers. I feel like this should be highlighted better. However, reception were more than accommodating to lend the two men trousers. Staff were friendly, pool was kept to a great standard. The location is superb, you could not be more central to both Torremolinos/Benalmadena. Great stay, will definitely be back. I can assure everyone reading this, I am extremely fussy with hygiene and the hotel in which I stay on holiday - after reading reviews about the Pez Espada I doubted it. There is no need it is lovely. Enjoy, also comments stating it is not a hotel for children? Couldn't disagree more, extremely child friendly and was full of kids on the week 24th July-31st July.More

AmyyGibson, 209956

Very nice holiday

I was with whole family in Torremolinos for one week. The hotel is very nice,clean,friendly staff and food very taste and different each day. The view was amazing. We choose half board and was very good. Location of hotel is between Torremolinos and Benalmadena that means is very easy to visit both city and to walk. We choose to visit Benalmadena first night after that Torremolinos. Next time for sure we gonna book same hotel. Thank you every one for everything.More

Florentina R,

Relaxing Stay after Cruise

We stayed at the Pez Espada after a cruise. The staff in all departments at this hotel were excellent. I contacted the hotel before arrival to upgrade our room as the rooms Thomson allocated did not have very good views from the balcony (info from other reviews). So glad we did as we had a lovely view over the pool with side view of the sea on the 5th floor.. Loads of sun beds to be had. The atmosphere around the pool area was very calm and relaxing. There were a few Spanish people staying at the hotel who were very friendly. I would definitely return to this hotel and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. We travelled as a mid age couple with a daughter in her twenties.More


Excellent holiday, will be back

We enjoyed our holiday largely due to this great hotel which was a relaxing haven in the hustle and bustle of the busy resort. 15 minute taxi ride to hotel from airport 20 euros. Nice cool and airy reception. The hotel is situated right on the promenade next to the beach, accessed via a gate at the bottom of the large hotel gardens. There are absolutely no problems getting a sun lounger and parasol at any time of day which is an absolute bonus for this time of year - no need to get up at stupid o'clock unless you are the type of person who must get a sun bed at a particular spot at all costs. It is odd that adults without children want to lie at the kids pool but I will leave that to your own judgement. Generally the staff were very friendly apart from two of the older spectacled gentlemen on reception who were rather sullen and perhaps not happy with their job. Time for a career change perhaps. When I asked for some information they were helpful but didn't smile or say hello at all. The lady and other men on reception were helpful and smiled which is nice when you are spending money and expect at least acknowledgement of your custom. We stayed in a suite with was expensive but was worth it - especially with a wheel chair user in our group. Free safe and mini bar. The room was comfortable, the bathroom massive with a separate shower and big corner bath. The main bed was huge but the sofa bed was a bit uncomfortable, so we put a blanket underneath the sheet. There were always sunbeds and parasols available which was appreciated and the pool staff were happy to help and very friendly. Our wheelchair user needed to be near the ramp into the pool and the poolman made sure we had a bed near to this each day which was very much appreciated. The animation team provided activities for those who wanted to take part - water polo, archery, petanca and much more. The evening entertainment is provided in 2 areas. The bar and terrace provides shows like singers and flamenco etc. The lower bar provides different musicians each night. Carihuela, the original fishing village with small streets 5 mins walk away provides a multitude of shops and restaurants of all sorts. Benalmadena marina, 10 mins walk away also provides shops, restaurants and bars. So loads of choice for going out. The food was the usual buffet fare at similar hotels, I have seen better variety but there was always something to find to eat. The veg lasagne and steaks were nice. There are some nice lunchtime snacks at the pool bar - pizzas, burger, baquettes etc. Free internet. Pool towels deposit 20 euros each that you get back at the end. All in all an excellent stay and we intend to come back. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality hotel with a relaxing atmosphere.More

NickHurr, 186518

Another great holiday

We booked to come to Torremolinos to stay in the Pez Espada after coming here two years ago. Yet again, we were not disappointed! We booked to stay here half board for a week. From check in to check out, we could find very little faults with our stay. We were put into room 310, fantastic room overlooking the beach. It had two balconies, slide robe wardrobes and very comfortable beds. Hats off to the cleaners, room was left spotless with fresh towels daily. This is the old part of the hotel, yes it could do with a re vamp but we could not fault it. The only faults we could find overall were with the restaurant. Men had to wear trousers to dinner, very sexist to be honest, as woman were walking around with very little on! Majority of the male servers were very grumpy and it really troubled them to smile. And if you have long thick hair I suggest taking your own hair dryer! Overall, another fantastic holiday to torremolinos to the Pez Espada. Hope to return again very soon! More

Jemma C,

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Hotel Pez Espada
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