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. These days, it still gives a nod to its past with traditional touches, like marble floors and columns, wooden decor and paisley-patterned chairs.
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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Based On 1705 reviews
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- 3 Buildings
- 7 Floors
- 235 Rooms
- 6 Lifts
Food & Drink
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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 towels 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 full-length 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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Very good location with large pool. Food was lovely and rooms very clean. Be careful though. The morning that I was leaving a man in shorts and t shirt looking like a tourist sat on the lounge sofa next to mine. Within seconds he had gone with my purse and mobile phone. My mother chased him shouting and he stopped and dropped them. We reported it to reception and the response was "oh, sorry about that"More
Hotel review pez espada
Just enjoyed a fabulous week here staying in a club room with a pool/seaview. The hotel was immaculately clean . Food was lovely,plenty of choice and always found a table in the restaurant without a problem,drinks at table were very reasonable prices . Especially loved the omlette and pancake station at breakfast. Perfect position on the seafront with easy access to beach ,turn left for torremolinos and right for benelmadina,we had a wheelchair with us for my mum and it was very accessible from hotel onto a lovely flat promenade. We always managed to find four sunbeds no matter what time of the day it was and enjoyed being in the quieter area up the steps from main pool in the garden . Evening entertainment was fine ,typical Spanish hotel style but it was lovely when the singer was on as he performed outside ,much nicer than the dark bar upstairs,(my only thing I disliked about the hotel ) The outside roof bar was lovely overlooking the sea. Reception staff were lovely,very helpful and happily ordered taxis for us and gave advice about where to be dropped off when visiting other areas. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would revisit.More
Just returned yesterday from a weeks stay at this hotel with....my daughter and two granddaughters (ages 7y and 8 months) my sister in law, my niece and her daughter (15 months) so it was always going to be a challenge 😁 without our men in tow! We had a two junior suites in the new building which were superb - honestly the best money spent. We had a lot of stuff (Prams) and the rooms were perfect. Reception were ok. Restaurant - staff perfect - food really good for a buffet style - changed all the time and very hot. Our 7yo loved the pancake station. High chairs ready for us at each sitting. We spent every day at the pool and ate in the poolside bar. I accept there were cheaper options outside however with two babies and a child who didn’t leave the pool it was easier for us to stay. It was v understaffed at times but.....its probably the one time you’re not on a time limit! The pool was ok - quite small for the hotel but felt safe for the 7yo. The parasols are old style and unmovable which was difficult for us and something they definitely need to address. Personally we didn’t like the grass - not sure why they wouldn’t get rid of it - it’s where I got bitten for sure and just muddy in places. Right on the promenade and beach though - just not suitable for us on this trip. Kids entertainment was good. The inside public areas definitely had an air of old time glamour - spotlessly clean and always smelling lovely. My sister in law left her purse containing €80 on a tray - she had used to carry drinks. When we realised we went straight to Frankie’s bar but they dismissed us instantly and said to go to reception which we did. They looked for about 3 seconds and said they had nothing. We tried the next day but nothing. So...an opportunist helped themselves to her lovely purse and hard earned money and we never saw it again. Although the hotel were uninterested - the Tui rep was helpful - and we didn’t let it spoil anything. All in all - if you’re looking for a family hotel (definitely not a couples place) and upgrade to the better room (hardly cost anymore compared to people we were speaking to who were disappointed with their room) then this Hotel is great. My 7yo granddaughter had the best time 💗More
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Just returned from a week at the Pez Espada, after being up since 3am for our flight we arrived at the hotel at 11am to be told our rooms would not be ready for another 2hours we weren't happy as we were exhausted however we had lunch and went back at 1pm to be told it still wasn't ready finally got in room at 1.30pm. Room was OK, outdated but comfortable. Most days we Couldn't get a sunbed after 8am so spent most of the time down the beach which was lovely but expensive, food quite bland and not a lot of choice especially for kids, the entertainment team work hard but the bar staff is the complete opposite we found it so hard to get a drink here. We spoke to a few people who had been back year after year and we couldn't work out why as been to much much better 4star hotels it was more like a 3, all in all wouldn't go back as much nicer hotels in the area.More
Please be aware if you book with Thomson’s and you think you have a good deal that the hotel allocation includes the smallest room with a cell like balcony you have to upgrade to get a decent room we have been going to this hotel for four years and it’s a good hotel but no one tells you that you have to upgradeMore
Christine S, 186364
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