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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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.

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

These superior double rooms with a sea view come with cool calm décor and complementary soft furnishings. They can sleep up to three with two or three beds. There's a minibar with purchase drinks menu. Cots are available on request.

twin room

These twin rooms with their cool calm décor and complementary soft furnishings can sleep up to three. They come with two or three beds and a minibar with purchase drinks menu. Cots are available on request.

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5th visit

This is the first time we have stayed here in the summer months, we have been in March and November and for the New Year festivities but it was my 70th birthday beginning June so decided to celebrate at the Pez. All the staff, as usual, were very friendly and helpful and most have been there for a few years (a good sign). I requested a slip mat for the bath and was given one almost immediately as was the request for more coat hangers. I had sent an email requesting certain room numbers on floor 6 and was given one on floor 5 which was just as good. We had paid extra for the garden view room which we don't normally do at New Year as we don't spend much time on the balcony but unfortunately due to the heat we didn't spend much time this time either (not the hotels fault) as we found it just a little too hot and humid for us. The food is just as good and I loved having jacket potato without lashings of butter (I'm not keen on butter on my veg.) and my husband loved the salmon freshly cooked. Once again there was loads to everyone's taste. The dining room has been 'done' out but I couldn't see the reason as it was OK the way it had been but it is really nice now. I didn't think I would be keen on the new laminated floor in the bedroom but it wasn't as cold on the feet as I had thought (I couldn't wear my slippers as I tended to slide around in them). I liked the shower screen in the bathroom instead of shower curtain but it would also have been nice to have a rail to hold on to getting out of the bath (but that is my choice and not everyone needs it). I would definitely go back to this hotel again but not in the summer months when it is hot. I must add that although there were plenty sunbeds you still had people putting towels on beds at 7.30 am to ensure they got the best places so it was impossible to get a place near the pool, there really should be a policy of removing towels before a certain time as happens in other hotels, and we had to make do with the garden which is on an incline. Also at this time of year there is hardly any shade as you cannot move the fixed straw sunshades, however, that really didn't spoil our time, just the heat and humidity.More

Gwendoline030645, Durham, United Kingdom

Hotel Pez Espada is WONDERFUL !!!

We just returned from a 2 week vacation after 23 years of staying at Hotel Pez Espada. The Hotel is special because the staff is outstanding... Location is perfect, hotel is very clean. Dining room is beautiful and the buffet offers large selection of foods to choose form. the Hotel was closed for a few months for refurbishment and was told there will be more changes. I want to thank my Pez Espada family for their hard work and making my vacation special with them each and every year !!More

Christine N, Dover, New Jersey

2nd visit this year

Visited the Pez Espada again for a 2nd time this year in May (late review as TA reviewing system wouldn't let me post a review until 3 months after my review in March) Once again we had a very enjoyable holiday at this well appointed hotel, the recent refurbishment was still ongoing while we were there and the settees and chairs were replaced in the main lounge and this added to the rest of the improvements all ready made earlier in the year. The hotel has direct access to the beach and the many chiringuitos and local shops, and is a short walk from the Marina in Benalmadena.. All aspects of the hotel are excellent with very efficient staff in all areas, especially in the restaurant which has a varied and delicious choice at both breakfast and dinner . We also enjoyed the daytime activities once again with Monica (who remembered us from March ) which included boules , archery and sjoelen . A must see is the spectacular lighting at the front of the hotel which is very effective on your return to the hotel of an evening . Looking forward to our next visit already !!!More

welovethesuninspain, Liverpool, United Kingdom

cracking hotel

great location, plenty of sunbeds and space, pleasant staff make you feel welcome, evening meal with the chef cooking in front was very good, however I think it should be used for breakfast for pancakes and omelettes, would definitely stay at this hotel again.More

Robert L, Rhondda Cynon Taf, United Kingdom

Super hotel in great position

Just returned from another holiday at the Pez Espada Hotel which we can fully recommend after spending quite a few holidays at what we think a super hotel in a great position right on the promenade. Very close to the Carihuela area which has many shops and cafes. Torremolinos is about a twenty five minute walk along the prom one way and Benalmadena about fifteen minutes the other. From entering the hotel everyone is very pleasant and friendly although a few on reception are often mentioned as being miserable and 'grumpy' but three people on reception Silvia, Victor and Martin more than make up for this. They are always extremely helpful, pleasant and friendly to everyone. Nothing is a problem to them where the guests are concerned. The restaurant has just been refurbished to a very high standard with new furniture and there is a good choice of food at each meal. Restaurant staff are also very friendly and work extremely hard as a well organised team, Rafael has always been our special waiter looking after us very well in the restaurant on each holiday spent at the Pez Espada. It is well worth paying for a Garden View room as these rooms and balconies are bigger than Standard rooms and have better views of the promenade, pool, gardens and beach. There is a lovely big terrace to have drinks or snacks from Frankies bar or to just sit and relax. Grassed pool area is very pleasant with plenty sun beds. There is entertainment every night in the lounge with some good singers, but we would prefer entertainment to be out doors while on holiday. This hotel would be great as an Adult Only hotel as it is more suited for older clientele as there is no facilities for children excpt for a small pool. Our only great disappointment during this holiday was the terrible weather where we had most days very thick cloud, strong winds and was freezing cold also a couple of heavy downpours. We would certainly choose this super hotel before any other when visiting this resort.More

Pamela14, Tyne & Wear

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Hotel Pez Espada
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 717 customer reviews
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