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


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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. Open in the summer.

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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.

twin room with garden view

Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3. Rooms have minibar with purchase of drinks menu and 2 or 3 beds. Cots are available on request.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

3rd time here and booked again for next year

Just returned from our 3rd visit here and booked again for 2015. Met some great people here who were returning guests. If u want a relaxing, quiet hotel than this is for you as its just breakfast and dinner, no all inc which makes the hotel. Silvia was lovely on reception. Food was good not much choice for our 2 children but manageable. Only downside was not being able to pre book seats as flying with jet2 but booked through thomsonMore

sally w, Derby, United Kingdom

lovely hotel just a bit tired

Stayed here end of august and had a fantastic time. Rooms are in need of a revamp but are clean and spacious. Right on the beach excellent pools which my daughter enjoyed for hours every day. Everyone was friendly and helpful, would defo recommend this hotel and will be staying here again next year.More

ELANE S, Kent, Washington

In my opinion.

Hello. My partner and myself have just returned from this hotel. I am sorry but I cannot name any waiters, barstaff, cleaners or receptionists and I certainly cannot name any of the cats hanging about, however this is my honest review of the hotel. It is in a wonderful position, everyone agrees. The room we had was a refurbished room with a huge bed and wooden flooring, nice clean bedding and curtains ...excellent. The bathroom had not been refurbished and functioned satisfactorily. It was clean and tidy and plenty of hot water was available whenever we needed it , towels changed, cleaners in etc etc.. The toilet is behind a wall which is very strange but I am sure this is one feature that will be altered... The food was good. Not plain and simple, but good ... I used the beach, but the pool area looked fine... as long as you do not mind grass. All in all, a nice hotel which I will very probably use again in the future...More

daffodil77, wales

Great location, fab food, book yourself in!

Beach front location access by secure gate. 5 min walk to benalmadena marina and 20 mins to centre of torremolinos - plenty of bars/shop etc to keep you busy along the way. Bus stop for markets, malaga, fuengirola all close by. Food at hotel is lovely, and hotel is spotlessly clean. Lifeguard on duty 10.00 am - 6.00 pm. Pool is cleaned daily as are rooms - clean sheets and towels. Rooms may be a little tired but they are kept very clean. All staff are great. Entertainment lady, lulu, during peak summer time, was lovely, very friendly. Evening entertainment was a bit hit and miss - dancers and a magic show were great. We stayed in "twin room with garden view" 2 adults 1 child - nice size room. Point to note: men MUST wear long trousers for dinner and ask at reception for discount tickets for minigolf next door. Do not agree with any of the negative comments on here, this is four star Costa Del Sol NOT central London. Lots of spanish guests stay here and all the English guests we spoke to had all stayed before. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel and would definitely return.More

S R, Rotherham South Yorkshire

hotel pez espada

stayed here for 3rd time, cant fault it, food is excellent, rooms could really do with a revamp but are very clean hotel is right on the beach and close to all amenities, overall a very good hotel, the staff on reception are very helpful, bar staff are a little slow at times. if your looking for a very loud holiday this isn't the 1 for you, if you want to relax in nice surroundings then this is the place.More

lisajayne621, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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