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 1736 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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Superior Double Room with Sea View and Balcony►
There's a cool and stylish feel to these sea-view double rooms. They come with a lounge and a balcony, plus 1 extra bed in the bedroom when sleeping up to 3. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are included, too.
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Stayed here many times before
Overall the stay was wonderful yet again. Saw many repeat guests from previous stays, which just goes to show how good this hotel is. Food was excellent and plentiful. Location just on the promenade. Rooms adequate but very tired in the main block, they have the sun all afternoon which does make up for that. One thing we found since we were here in March men can wear shorts for dinner. Come on Pez Espada bring back dressing for dinner it looks more respectful. Thanks to all the staff which make it a lovely stay everytime. See you all next March.More
DOES NOT DESERVE THE MONEY
Could have been better but there are a lot of bad points: - very expensive for what it offers - very old hotel (60 years), of course it was renovated but what is old is old and this is very visible - the walls with bad soundproof - you must pay for the safe in the room - no chairs in the room - very small balcony - very weak room lights - very cheap food, they are interested only in quantity not in food quality (very bad coffee, hard croissants, etc) - the restaurant is not well isolated from the kitchen so during the meal time the clothes get the strong smell of food There are few good points: the hotel is clean with good services in the room and restaurant too and the beds are comfy. I do not recommend. You can find better hotel for the same money or for less.More
Just returned from our first family holiday at the Pez, it was great. Rooms cleaned daily, pool area and restaurant very clean also. Reception staff were helpful. The location is ideal right on the promenade and a stone's throw from the beach. A few points of constructive criticism; you label yourself family friendly yet dinner doesn't begin until 7pm. This is very late if travelling with young children. The noisy entertainment started at 10pm, again this is very late if you have children asleep or trying to get to sleep. The splash pool with all its features is brilliant but absolutely freezing and massively underused. This is probably due to the majority of it being shaded all day. The lifeguard also had the features switched off unless requested meaning children just didn't use it. The artificial grass area with trampolines and play equipment was nice, could benefit from a clean up however. Finally, we spotted an indoor pool, this looked out of use. Such a shame... why is this and will it be available in the future? We stayed in room 123 and the bathroom could do with some upgrades. In particular the shower was crap...poor pressure and constantly hot then cold. Overall we would definitely stay again.More
Fly me to the Pez
Once again as a family we returned to the Hotel Pez Espada for our 22nd vacation.The Hotel was celebrating it's 60 years and it was wonderful to see the collection of old photographs of the Hotel on display. This enable the guests old and new to witness the rich history of this wonderful Hotel. As a family we were there when the Hotel celebrated it's 50th anniversary and if you received a copy of the book written about this Hotel, then you will be aware of what a special and historic place it really is. We stayed for two weeks,as normal, in rooms on the fourth floor (pool view) which were excellent and met all our requirements. Well done to all the personnel responsible for our accommodation. The resturant and it's staff, which is the heart of any Hotel/Ship,were dedicated and provided a high standard. The pool side refreshment area / bar provided an excellent service throughout our stay. The reception staff were informative,efficient and available at all times. The personnel and the management team at The Hotel Pez Espada were truly dedicated and showed a high degree professionalism. Finally, they gave us as a family a wonderful vacation. Diolch /Thank you, Pez Espada.More
First time visit to this hotel. We stayed for two weeks from 4th Sept. We were in room 1312, from checking in to checking out everything was excellent. Food, accomodation, staff, and amenities all brilliant. The hotel is situated in a great position on the promenade in Carihuela were we used to have a lovely stroll in the evenings into Carihuela center and Benalmadena marina. Bus service into Torremolinos center is very frequent which we used a few times Bobbys bar is our favourite there. Couple of drinks and then a stroll down the steps from Calle San Miguel back to the hotel (Takes about an hour) Walking down the steps is alright but it's backbreaking if you walk up...that's me tho getting old. If I may make one suggestion..please replace the hard plastic chairs on the terrace of the Mediterranean bar, there are some comfy wicker chairs around the pool which are hardly ever used these would be better and more comfortable to sit on. (This is not a complaint just a suggestion) What we really love is the layout of the sunbeds around the pool area plenty of space between them and plenty of them. We have already booked our next visit and are looking foward to another relaxing two weeks at the hotel. To all the hard working staff and management thank you once again for an enjoyable stay.More
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Just so you know this hotel does not accept stag or hen parties.
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