If you're reading Trip Advisor you're looking for advice on the hotel and resort.
In a nutshell ;
Hotel - ideal for quiet , peaceful couples and families of all ages , not loudmouth cockneys with uncontrollable children. ( not that there was any in the Pez , but Benalmedena harbour , jeez there is plenty) Lots of space to sunbathe , play in the pool , read a book , eat and sleep.
Resort - Location of Pez is great for Torremolinos and Benalmedena. Its not the place for large groups of singletons , its more for having a few drinks and a nice meal , rather than bouncy music and falling into a hedge walking from pub to pub.
Great paved walkway for a safe evening stroll , dressed in your best , or a nice seat in a bar or coffee shop just people watching.
Myself and the Mrs. ( ages 52 and nearly 48) have just returned from a ten day stay at the Pez Espada Hotel. It is our second visit to the hotel and it didn't disappoint as nothing much has changed since our previous visit in 2012. The hotel is clean and tidy , has good facilities and the fellow guests tend to buy into the peace and tranquility of the place.
Ideally situated you can relax around the pools ( two pools plus a small kiddies and a seasonal indoor ) , sunbathe on the grassed areas looking out on the beach , or sit on the patio for snacks and drinks.
You can exit via the rear gate and you're straight onto a wide paved area which takes you along into the main part of Torremolinos if you turn left and Benalmedena harbour if you turn right.
The beach is literally ten yard from the rear gate .
There are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to enjoy in the area but we also made a few trips out an about including a 14 euro ferry trip to Fuengirola , a 19 euro Thomson bus trip to Gibraltar and a 1 euro public bus trip ( 122 or 112) to Arrayo Del Miel.
All lovely places to visit and spend your hard earned cash. If you're a smoker cigarettes are very cheap in Gibraltar ( a third of the price of the UK) but you can only bring out 200, and you can pay in English pounds. Try Roys fish and chips too , in the main square , very nice.
The food at the Pez is nice , only the very fussiest of tastes would complain Its all self service although you do need to buy drinks on an evening and gentleman must wear long trousers for the evening meal. It is a lovely idea that gives the hotel an air of respectability. However this is diminished by the fact that some of the females turn up for dinner in skimpy shorts , and it does seem that they have not checked in the mirror that their bottoms are not contained, and in some cases bottoms and tops are wildly escaping at the same time. Puts you right off the pork fillets.
There are a few vegetarian options in the restaurant too , not all of them based on cheese and mushrooms.
If you're looking for a meal during the day the Dark Side of the Moon is the place to go. Its two hundred yards from the Pez and the food is beautiful. I particularly liked the lasagne and the sweet chili chicken on skewers.
If you do visit the Pez ( and I'd recommend it unless you're wanting a booze filled dance party) , please look out for our little friend the stripy cat. She hangs about the grassed area during the day and is partial to a bit of tuna or some left overs.
Top tip - There is a fridge in your room go to the supermarket at the top of the hill , drinks and snacks are good prices , I got Fanta Lemon Zero for about 35p a tin , and a giant 5 litre bottle of water for a Euro.