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 1791 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. Just a heads up, during the winter months the pool is only open for 2 hours per day.
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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Much needed refurbishment due next year
This was our 4th year at this hotel and we did notice some cutbacks. Whilst the location of the hotel is great the hotel certainly needs the refurbishment which is planned for the beginning of next year. I understand that it is the bedrooms/bathrooms which are being upgraded but hopefully the sofas/tables in the lounge area will be replaced as they are too big and uncomfortable, you cannot enjoy a conversation with anyone because you are sat too far away from each other. For a couple of nights it was extremely hot in bed and when we asked if the airconditioning was working we were told it doesn’t go on until the end of May - another cutback??? Whilst in the restaurant you won’t starve the food is very predictable and also quite a lot of it isn’t showing what it is and you cannot always tell by just looking. As always the staff in the restaurant were very good and helpful as was Silva on reception. We had an Amigo Card this year and found it very good - we booked direct with the hotel and were able to use the points we got for drinks, coffees and the safe.More
Norma K, 186333
Comfortable and pleasant
Stayed here in February, very pleasant. Highly recommend upgrading your room as we did, well worth it. Worth asking for a room on the sunny side though. Restaurant food was good, lots of choice. Staff were friendly and helpful.More
Valerie L, 1224304
Best travel package we have booked recently
Nice hotel with good history, we stayed in January the beds are very comfortable, great shower, the location is perfect and we have been so dissapointed with other trips in recent years but the food at breakfast and dinner was really good we enjoyed it so much that we had to book again for March 2020More
Wonderful Winter Break!
We stayed here for a get-away week in January. It is a beautiful hotel, built around 1959, with a history of the rich and famous staying here (from Frank Sinatra to Sean Connery to Edward & Wallis) with the walls showing an impressive gallery of past guests. The hotel was spotless, room service excellent and communal areas smart. The restaurant is buffet style and the food was excellent. No end of choice and fresh grill each evening. Good selection at breakfast too. The hotel is positioned 5/10 mins from Carihuela along the promenade - in fact the hotel has a gate straight onto the seafront. Lovely strolls along to Torremolinos one way and Benalmadena the other. 5 minutes inland to a great Mercadona supermarket for the in-room drinks and nibble too! Staff friendly and attentive. It was a wonderful break and the weather was kind to us too. Hoping to make this an annual winter trip from now on. 5***** from us.More
Once great hotel failing due to cost cutting
We have been visiting this hotel for the past 20 years and have noticed over the past 2/3 years a steady decline in standards, purely due to an obvious drive to reduce staff costs. Rooms not serviced until 3.30pm because not enough staff available to work on all floors at the same time. Tables not set up/ cleared because the waiters, fabulous though they are, were too few. Food, though good quality, cold because kitchen staff not available to monitor buffet. Last, but not least, the hotel is now managed by a man who refuses to even acknowledge quests when he struts around his kingdom. All in all a disappointment which structural refurbishment will not cure, staffing numbers must be re assessed in order to return this hotel to the high standards it once achieved.More
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Just so you know this hotel does not accept stag or hen parties.
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