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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The pool here is set into well maintained lawns and garden with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around. Pool towel are available too.
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 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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Single Room with Balcony
These rooms come with a small balcony for outdoor space.
Twin Room with Balcony
These twin rooms feature a flatscreen satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a minibar*, a safe* and a small balcony for outside space.
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Just returned from 11 nights absolutely stunning room with beautiful views.hotel lovely and clean. Location is brilliant with either torremolinos or belamedena in each direction both walking distance along the promenade. Junior suites ..... with these rooms you have a separate communal lounge with tea coffee facilities and water / Jucie machine that you can use at any time, however the facitilites was maintained often enough often just left in a mess where other guests raid the supply of cakes and water as soon as it's replenished , although a lovely idea I think maybe the free water bottles should be placed in the room so that other guests don't take more then required as other guests miss out as I frequently witnessed guests taking at least 4 or more at a time. Another snag was not having no hot water at all for 4 days so was unable to use jacuzzi or properly bathe my son. Other than that a great holiday and would definitely recommend.More
Absolutely loved this hotel,perfect in every way, right on the beach and great pool area . No rush for sun beds in morning and food choices were excellent and great standard, all hotel staff members were friendly and helpful. The only thing we noticed was a slight smell in bathroom but since not in there for long didn't find it a problem, will definitely be going back More
Kevin G, 186357
Almost 5 star ......
We have just returned from a 10 day stay at the Pez Espada and will definitely be returning. My son and his friend had a room with a poolside view while I had a room with a small balcony overlooking the car park, which was perfectly adequate for me - whenever I felt the need for a view of the pool, I wandered down to Frankies Bar, there were always plenty of free tables. The staff were superb - they really understand what it means to work in the hospitality industry and clearly take great pride in their jobs - this is something which we rarely get right in the UK. There were always free sunloungers at any time of day - the ones near the pool do tend to get snatched up rather quickly, but then I preferred to sit a bit further away from all the screaming and splashing. There is a taxi rank directly outside the hotel and on the rare occasion when there weren't any taxis there, reception called a taxi for us which arrived, always, within two minutes. The hotel is ideally situated in between Benalmadena and Torremolinos, both being just a 5 minute walk away. There are several excellent chiringuitos within a two minute walk which we frequented often for lunch. Our rooms were spotless, cleaned every day. There was always plenty of hot water and the air conditioning worked a treat. So what stops me from giving a 5 star rating? Firstly, although not strictly the hotel's fault, whne I checked out I was presented with a bill for 87 euros from the bar for drinks which I had never had. I always pay cash, I never ever charge anything to my room, so I knew immediately it wasn't me. When reception pulled out the original bills, they were almost all for vodka and tonics - I have never drunk vodka in my life. The lady in reception dealt with it all very efficiently and I did not have to pay anything; it was clear that someone else had been charging drinks to my room. This all had to be dealt with as we were waiting for our coach top take us to the airport, so it did leave a bit of a sour taste. Although, as I said, not, strictly speaking, the hotel's fault. Next - I don't really sleep well unless my room is in relative darkness. My son's room, with the pool view, had curtains which closed completely, However, my room, with a car park view, did not - they were just for show. After a bit of jiggery-pokery with a safety pin I managed to pull the curtains togther and safety-pin them closed. But in a 4-star hotel, I expect functioning curtains. Finally - I am coeliac and react very badly to even a trace of gluten in my food. I accept that wherever I go, options are limited and to be fair, at dinner, I always had a choice of at least two main courses (one of which was invariably grilled fish) and salad and plain vegetables. And this is more choice than I get in a lot of restaurants. However, breakfast was another matter. What a lot of people fail to understand (the hotel included) is the issue of cross-contamination. I was looking forward to an omelette in the morning until I saw the chef cooking pancakes on what should have been the omelette cooker/grill because she had a rush on pancakes rather than omelettes. So that was it for me - no omelettes at all. I also saw another guest (again, not the hotel's fault) using the tongs meant for bacon to pick up a sausage and then putting them back in the bacon container - so no bacon for me. All I was left with for breakfast was grilled tomatoes. Fortunately I had brought some supplies with me from the UK, but this was not a cheap holiday and I did feel somewhat frustrated that, at what ended up being £1000 per head for our stay, that all that was on offer for me at breakfast was grilled tomatoes and my own supplies. I do NOT follow a gluten-free diet by choice, it is by necessity and cooking pancakes on what should be a gluten-free pan, and mixing up cooking utensils MATTERS - I have ended up in hospital in the past from similar oversights. So if anyone reading this is going to visit the hotel and is coeliac - be very careful. My son complained that the WiFi in the hotel was slow, but I came on holiday to get away from WiFi so I regard this as a benefit rather than a problem. All in all, an excellent stay. Breakfast doesn't make or break a holiday and we will definitely return.More
We spent ages looking for the right hotel, in the right place, at the right price and after 6 weekls looking and me getting a little impatient the better half found PEZ. It was all the things I wanted rolled up into a great hotel. Pez was the first hotel built in Benamaldena. You can imagine Frank Sinatra and Edward and Mrs Simpson walking the grounds and bars of this Art Deco masterpiece. Our room was superb. We asked for sea and Pool view and thats what we got. There is good space on the balcony and there is a modesty glass to avoid any embarrassing mishaps. The room was a good size and bathroom was great with the best shower head i have found in any hotel since i was onboard the Sunborn luxury yacht in Gibraltar. So the food, well it was superb. The choices were just amazing. There was something for all tastes. I thought their prices for a small bottle of pepsi was very expensive though at £2.20 but bottle of water is a good price. No matter what the restaurant is of a high quality with attentive staff and the manager of the dining room is very good. The fruit on offer was just fabulous. The bars and entertainment was very good. Monica the Entertainment rep who seemed to work all the hours was superb. The evening acts were very good and well worth staying in the hotel to watch. They had two lots of entertainment, one in the main bar covering the sun terrace and stage and one on the outside patio which covered the small but fantastic Art Deco Bar dedicated to Frank Sinatra. Outside space is great. Very clean and tidy and lots of sunbeds and parasols. The hotel is right on a walking promenade leading to the beach. There was no car noise whatsoever. Everything you needed was available in the hotel. There was shops, salon and Spa. I had a full body massage which cost 38 Euros and it was 90 minutes long and it was one of the best I have had. I also had a back and leg massage on the beach which was for 30 minutes and cost 20 Euros which was adequate but the hotel won this little competition. Theres plenty to do around about and I was pleasantly suprised that Torremlinus and Benalmadena is very Spanish and its not full of Stag or Hen parties. The Marina at Benalmadema was superb and the were some great restaurants there. Things to do were a plenty and The Aqua park looked great as did Sea World Aquarium and I would recommend a day trip to the wonder that is Ronda. All in all a great holiday and Pez deserves its 5 star rating.More
just got back from another stay here, lovely hotel beautiful location, food is excellent as always restaurant staff very good, rooms are spotless, our only complaint is the service at the bar is very slow and the reception staff are not very welcoming they really need to smile and welcome people into this great hotel.More
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