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 5-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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  • 205Rooms
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Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With sun terraces, pool bar, sunbeds and pool towels.

Buffet restaurant*

For breakfast and dinner. Offering a wide variety of Mediterranean and continental dishes to choose from. Weekly gala dinner with sparkling wine.

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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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

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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Will not be going back

We are not heat lovers so pick a hotel that has air conditioning but was also there with room temperatures at 27/8c for a week because it is NOT switched on. Sleeped with the patio doors open for alot of nights and you have shouting people in the streets untill about 5/6 am, so will not be returning. How do you advertise the air con and then switch it off? Good room ,great view. Hotel in good position. Staff will jump on you in the dinning room to know what you want to drinkMore

Shrimper3, Tiverton, United Kingdom

staffords from Leicester

just got back from the pez espada be careful what room you book as we wasnt given the choice we were placed in a stanard room with a balcony big enough for one person to sit make sure you book a garden view if there is three of you traveling you wont get one of these because they dont have three beds so you have to pay a large suplement to upgrade we travelled with our 3 grankids and wasnt put together pool was filthy as well be warnedMore

beverly s, Leicester, United Kingdom

Great hotel

We have just returned from a week at this hotel and found it one of the best places we have stopped at in Toromelinos . The restaurant is exceptionally clean and airy with its open fronted glass screened out look on to the promenade. There was always a good selection of food for breakfast and for the evening meal. The Frankies bar is open until 12pm and serves snacks and drinks all day to consume out on the patio or out around the pool area. All of the food and drink served there is nice and not over priced . The rooms are good and are cleaned every day and all the staff we came in to contact with were helpful and friendly. More

Mark C,

great hotel but in 29 degrees and no aircon working in rooms ridiculaus.

hi , had a great holiday in October 2013 so decided to book again this year , we have actually just got back today and all week it has been upto 29 degrees , the rooms were sweltering and we asked at reception if our air conditioning could be turned on. We were told that the air conditioning in the bedrooms is not turned on until May. Despite us explaining how uncomfortable we were the reception staff told us there was nothing that could be done. We also spoke to our Thomsons rep who said he would attempt to locate a fan for us but this never happened. We were so warm in our room that we had to sleep with the door to the balcony open. This was ok but because the bar area etc was right below our bedroom it was extremely noisy until quite late at night. We have two young children and this is not an ideal situation. The holiday cost us £3800 for one week in a 4 star hotel and we feel that air conditioning in the bedrooms should be something you would just expect for that kind of money.More

jon774, Dronfield, United Kingdom

Fabulous Hotel

Just returned from a 2 week Visit to La Pez Espada and it exceeded all expectations.The staff were so friendly and helpful as my husband is in a wheelchair and every mealtime,the table was set for us so he could sit there.They always tried to seat us near the buffet so it was accessible for him.The food was great and there was show cooking every evening which we really enjoyed.The choice of food was incredible,we didn't know where to start!Breakfasts are also brilliant with a huge display of food.Tea and coffee are brought to your table which is so much better than a machine.We had the garden view room which is slightly larger than the others and have been refurbished.Lovely big bathroom with a shower screen and large shower head and the water stayed at a constant temperature.Lovely clean towels every day.The room has a large wardrobe with plenty of hangers and shelf space.The wooden floor made a change from tiles.Nice flatscreen TV.It's worth paying the upgrade for the room.Great sea view as well which you would normally pay a lot more for.Frankie's bar is a great place with outside seating.They do a good selection of snacks and a pint is 3.30€ which we thought was good for a 4*.The evening entertainment is not bad,usually singers.Happy hour is Sunday,Tuesday and Thursday 8-9 and it gets manic in there,but there is table service.It has a nice outdoor seating area with a great view across the bay.Bingo and quiz some nights with Monica who's English is not that great but she tries!The only complaint we would have is that the weather turned very hot for 11 days of our holiday and the bedrooms were stifling because the Manager said the aircon doesn't go on until May.I had quite a few sleepless nights.We have stayed in 3* Hotels in March and aircon was always available.The reception staff can be a bit abrupt and a smile would have been nice sometimes!!!many thanks to Richard the Thomsons rep who did what he could to sort out the aircon problem as we heard from many guests were also finding it uncomfortable in their rooms.All in all,we had a great time at the hotel .More

RobJillAberdeen, Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

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