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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Just got back from the Pez Espada Great hotel Great food the best I had in Torremolinos Hotels bar service very good and not over priced Entertainment ok the bars are kept very clean so are the bed rooms Very friendly staff what more can you ask forMore

thomas c, Dudley, United Kingdom

Thank you

Would like to thank the rep for getting my partners passport (left in bedroom)to us at airport. Although the weather was bad during the second week the spanish rep did her best to keep us entertained. The only down side of this hotel is there is not much room on the dance floor.More

sheila f, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Our latest visit after recent refurbishment,

Returned last week from a weeks stay after the recent refurbishment, the bedrooms have been redecorated and now benefit from wooden flooring (so much better than the previous carpets ) English channels are back on the TV ,which is very handy if the weather is inclement at this time of the year. Some bathrooms have been retiled and also now have shower screens rather than shower curtains .rooms are kept spotless by very friendly housekeeping staff who always greet you with an Hola . The dining room has also been redecorated and is lovely and bright with new furniture, the food is still of a high standard with plenty of choice ,( although could be hotter at times )there is now a show cooking area at dinner were the chef cooks to order a fish or meat selection,the dessert selection is to die for !!! The restaurant staff are very efficient and tables are cleared promptly (which is great, nothing worse than plates etc piling up) Lounge area again has been refurbished with new furniture and a lovely outside seating area .(can't comment on entertainment as we tend to go out of an evening) Enjoyed the day time activities with Monica which was something new ,so all in all a very good stay at the Pez and will certainly return to this well positioned hotel which is handy for the beach, marina, chiringuitos and local transport.More

welovethesuninspain, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Good hotel if the weather is bad.

I don't know which parts were refurbished. Some slightly scuffed parts but the reception area and dining room were bright and airy and spotless. The wifi in the reception area is free with code provided. There are big sofa areas for ipads , kindles, phones, coffees or just snoozing. The little restaurant opening from the lounge has good lunch choices and will bring coffees out to the lounge. Breakfast and dinner are very good all buffet, with plenty of choices to suit all tastes. The chef's station is particularly good with food cooked there and then., and the waiter service is first class. I loved it right away when I saw creme bruleé ! but if you want fruit yoghurt you may have strawberry or strawberry or, as a change, strawberry. The desert selection is excellent and the fruit really good. The bedrooms are a decent size and very clean. Even with our bad weather we would love to go back. For anyone with walking difficuty this hotel is a short stroll from the shopping area.More

gerhel, Scotland


Have just returned from a week here. The weather was a bit off but I can't blame the hotel for that. The public rooms were very good, with large expanses of marble and glass, and the food in the buffet was of decent quality. The fact that we went out for a meal half the time is no reflection on the food, simply that we like trying restaurants, and there are plenty in every direction. There is an attractive pool area and gardens, and direct access onto the promenade between Torremolinos and Benalmadena Marina. The hotel is about half way along, near the western end of La Carihuelas. The main reason I went was to get some cigarettes, so I had booked the cheapest room available. Consequently I didn't have much of a view, but that didn't matter to me, and the room itself was perfectly good. I did have a small balcony on which I could smoke, which is much better than having to walk a long way to the exterior. There is a large bar, which has entertainment in the evenings (a bit noisy for me), plus a large public sitting area and smaller, quieter bar (Frankies). The hotel has history, being one of the first in this area, and popular with important politicians and entertainers of the fifties and sixties. Several photographs can be seen on the walls. As you are probably aware Frank Sinatra was arrested here in 1964 whilst making Von Ryan's Express, following a fracas between himself, a Cuban singer and actress, and several bodyguards. He was taken to Malaga police HQ, and subsequently fined 25,000 Pesetas. A local bus runs from outside the hotel back and forth to Torremolinos centre (no bus stop - signal to the driver). Other buses can be caught at the top of the street facing the hotel, on the main road, about 5 minutes walk uphill. These go mainly to Torremolinos, Malaga, Benalmadena Costa, and B Pueblo, and on to Mijas. Also to Feungirola, for connections to Marbella town centre. All these services are frequent, but are very busy in the main season. Altogether a good value hotel, well presented and convenient.More

David R, Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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