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 1661 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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HOLIDAY IN THE SUN
I took my 86 year old mum to this hotel for week in June 2019. The hotel was spotlessly clean, reception staff were helpful. Their were 3 pools, 1 for babies, 1 for young children and an adult one, all the pools were cleaned daily. The pool area was also clean and litter free, with a bar which did snacks all day and at a reasonable price. We sampled the cocktails which were made from scratch not from ready mixed bottles. In the reception area there were plenty of leaflets about the surrounding areas and trips that were available. The hotels own entertainment was the best I've seen in a hotel for a long time. There was everything from Spanish nights to 60s and 70s music. The restaurant was kept clean during mealtimes, any spilt food was quickly cleaned up and tables made ready efficiently so we didn't have to wait for a table. The food was refreshed regularly so you didn't have to have the last bits in the trays. The only thing was the food wasn't particularly hot. I would definitely go back to this hotel. It was handy for shops, bars and restaurants all within walking distance, a 5 minutes walk to the marina in one direction and 5-7 minuteas for the shops etc.More
Very Good Hotel
Had our first visit here last July and stayed in the new Junior Suites which were beautiful. Very modern with great view of the beach. Nice pool area and no issue with sun beds. Breakfast was good, lots of choice and not too busy unless you leave it until the last minute. Had dinner a number of nights which was quite nice. Frankie's bar and terrace were lovely as was the the rooftop bar. Did not go to the entertainment every night but is was ok when we did. Our daughter enjoyed the activities in the children's club. We were happy enough to book again for this July.More
Once more we are delighted to review our beloved Pez Espada. We cannot fault a single thing. Why i hear you ask? Well yes we have returned here many times a year for a long time. Like many others.Yes we love the old lady she is 60 years old, just 4 months older than me. Yes like me she is a little tired at times, but i notice something new every time we go there.I understand some people have found things not to their liking but i make every effort to have a good time. Like many seasoned travellers i have been privileged to travel the world over several times. However i now just want to chill relax enjoy good food and sit quietly of an evening sipping on a rather large G+T I have been treated like a welcomed guest every time we visit.But thats because we treat people with consideration and respect. Its works both ways. We always feel rested and peaceful while here and when we return home. We have met lovely people and made friends with the staff. Everyone works so very hard. From Manuel and all the gang on reception to all the staff when dining, ably led by Dear Angle, Juan and now Luis also. The ladies and gentlemen who wait on us are excellent.Would i do their job when some are rude to them, no i would not. But i am grateful they take such good care of us. The staff in Frankie's always have a smile and time to chat even when they are busy and look tired, it never effects their manners. Lastly Daniel customer relations, the wonderful Chef and his team to the ladies who clean out rooms, wonderful. Entertainment team excellent, we don't tend to use their facilities, bit there is something for everyone. We have been twice already this year and are going again in July/September/November for Christmas and already booked for February and May 2020.We book in advance because like us many people return time after time. Its not suitable for some, but for us ! Well we would not go anywhere else. Thanks to our wonderful Pez Espada. Happy 60th Anniversary. God Bless you all. XMore
Second time around
We are currently on holiday in this hotel, we stayed last year and were so impressed that we booked again! I wondered if we would enjoy ourselves as much this year. But it's even better, we absolutely love everything about this hotel, staff are helpful and professional, pool staff, reception, restaurant all excellent. Food varied and fresh, we have a junior suite which is gorgeous and the beds are extremely comfortable, location is perfect, right beside the prom, I can't fault this hotel and I can't recommend it enough, having a ball, don't want to go home!!!More
Fantastic hotel and resort
Have recently returned from a 5 day break here. Hotel is very clean, nice surroundings and our room was lovely with a pool and sea view. Breakfast was superb and so much choice and evening meal was lovely too with choice and hot food. Great service by the waiting staff also. Frankies bar was a nice place to end the evening for a quiet drink. Entertainment was lovely and the flamenco night was brilliant. Located in a perfect spot for shops bars food marina etc and all flat and clean. The room corridors are tired but don’t let that put you off, everywhere else is lovely and the hotel is proud of its history. Tui rep very friendly and helpful too. The only 2 things I can say that let the hotel down. First impression with reception staff. The man booking us in was so unhelpful and quite rude. He clearly has no job satisfaction and make us feel like a hindrance booking in. I was struggling with 2 cases and a wheelchair in a bag and sister on crutches. I asked if there was anyone who could possibly help me. He pointed to a large trolley. Shrugged his shoulders and said no, I am on my own then carried on doing what he was doing before we ‘interrupted’ him to check in. Possibly Manuel. No information given at any time about facilities or location of anything. Just the door card and 5th floor. He was consistently unhelpful during the time we were there. There were 2 other reception staff who were incredibly friendly and helpful and we found all the other staff to be lovely. A bit more info on check in Would have been helpful but we would return here again and again. We met some lovely people and had a wonderful time. Highly recommended. More
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