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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Based On 975 reviews

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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.

Rooms► View all

twin room

Twin rooms here come complete Wi-Fi, a flatscreen satellite TV and a minibar.

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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Another wonderful visit!!

We came back in July this year, second year in a row & we loved it just as much. The hotel is lovely & kinda retro which is charming. The rooms were great & perfect for us, such a lovely view over the pool & more importantly fantastic sea views. The maids were very friendly & often spoke which was nice. The food in the restaurant was lovely & we felt there was plenty choice. The restaurant staff were absolutely lovely! We liked a walk in the evening after dinner so didn't see too much of the entertainment. The location is great, loved the promenade outside & great walk left or right. The pool area is great & very relaxed! Great for kids & adults alike. This is a great hotel, in a great location with fantastic staff. We met a couple who had been going to the hotel for 16 years which I think speaks volumes!! Very much looking forward to returning again ourselves! More


Lovely Hotel

Lovely hotel, food great, pool great, right on the beach, staff friendly, room very clean, Only criticism is the evening dress code, we were told gentlemen had to wear long trousers and shoes. Many men turned up wearing tracksuit bottoms, jeans or scruffy trousers and wore sandals and trainers. Thoroughly recommend this hotel.More

Linda s, 1544636

Few tweaks needed

Hotel is in an excellent location. Don't be disheartened when you drive to it, the front of it is a mainly residential area, but directly out the back of the pool, is the main promenade. Turning right will take you to benalmedena and left will take you to torremolinos. Maids work tirelessly to keep the hotel and grounds meticulous. Pool area is just lovely. And disabled friendly which you don't see a lot of. Ramp down into the pool. Although on the whole they were good, a very few restaurant staff are extremely grumpy. Very quiet dining area, not a particularly wonderful ambience, no music playing. Very poor choice of menu, despite being half board we ate out approx 50% of the time. Very poor children choices. My daughter who is 9 has a very advanced palate but even she struggled some nights. Lots and lots and lots of fish. Not so good if you don't like fish! Entertainment is just ok. Very dated. And if you are sat in the outer bar area and midnight - you will be asked to leave at midnight as the bar closes. Hotel is definitely geared toward older clientele. 20E deposit per pool towel (bit excessive I would say). Wifi - what is that??! When we booked the holiday, we had for our last day booked and paid for late check out. We were allowed to stay in the room we had been in all week. We left at 5pm, our room had not been cleaned which was fine as we had agreed with the maid she could do it after we left. Walking up the corridor having closed the door on our room....we passed another family - who then began their holiday in what was our room. Reception had sent them to our room, having given them a Key before we had even checked out - or room Had been serviced. Not sure I would have been happy if this was my first impression. Two minutes earlier, we would have been still in the room we were paying for...More


Another great visit

yet another great stay at this hotel, well suited to the couples or older clientele not really good for kids as there is very little for them to do. Great location, lovely food great peaceful pool area, a great place to relax and unwind.More

lisajayne621, 186402

Definitely worth it!!

The hotel is located near the beach and has a huge private pool. The view from the room leads directly to the sea. The food is very tasty and the rooms are spacious. The hotel is very modern and situated near the bus station and also very close to a supermarket and the main street in Torremolinos. More


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