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MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada
Ranked #6 of 71 Hotels in Torremolinos
Certificate of Excellence
Truro, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Old hotel, very clean and welcoming”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel was one of the first to be built in the area but although showing its age this doesn't detract from the cleanliness and facilities.

Breakfast and dinner were very good. Our room was overlooking the pool and garden.

Chambermaids very thorough and friendly.

Excursion from the hotel include Gibraltar, Mijas, Flamenco Show and the Crocodile Park.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool and then you get a good view of the beaches and sea as well.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank SueBunt
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vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear SueBunt,

Thanks for reviewing Hotel Pez Espada and we are looking to seeing you here again in the future.

Kind regards,

Vanda
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have just returned from a fortnight’s holiday at the Pez, just myself and husband for the first week and some family members, including my 4 year old granson, for the second week. This was our third time staying at the Pez and we weren’t disappointed.

We had a lovely garden view room, overlooking the pool, kept spotlessly clean as usual. I asked at reception if the additional family members could be accommodated close to us and they were allocated a room just a few doors from us (thank you).

The food was great quality and plenty of it and the dining room was run as efficiently as ever by Angel and his team.

I agree that the bedrooms and bathrooms are looking a little tired and need a bit of a makeover, but there’s nothing seriously wrong and I look forward to seeing the results of the refurbishment.

My only (very) minor issues were the poor WiFi, (hopefully after the refurb there will be free WiFi throughout the hotel) and the lack of channels on the TV. However, we don’t go on holiday to sit and watch TV.

I would thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone: the location, cleanliness, nice, friendly staff and food quality more than make up for any small gripes and we hope to return next year.

Room Tip: Try to get a garden view room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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vandamed, PPRR at MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
Dear YvonneLavery,

Thanks for choosing Medplaya Hotel Pez Espada and for sharing your comment on your recent stay at this place. We are pleased you enjoyed your holiday and we hope you will stay with us again on another occasion.

Kind regards,

Vanda
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
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Poland
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Negatives:
Hotels renovated old but still in need of renovation. In some places, the walls cracked and flaking paint. Curtains also washable and stained carpeting. The downside is the lack of a fridge in the room, and when it appeared, its cost 2 Euros a day. No animation in the swimming pool for adults such as: aerobics in the pool. This is what resulted animator is hardly aerobics.

The positives:
Is more positive.
The proximity to the beach. Peace and discreet animation: flamenco singing different vocalists, the proximity to the port - a 15 minute walk along the promenade. Good pool 150 - 200 cm. Sunbathing area on site (deckchairs free of charge). Best is the kitchen. Here everyone can find something for themselves. I ate: shrimp, paela, pork, beef, various types of fish, lots of desserts. Breakfast is monotonous, but the variety you can find something for everyone: fried eggs, fried sausages, beans, toast, various cereals .... Service speak good English. He is very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Visited this hotel for a week in July and I just loved it. I was there with my family including my 4 yr old son. The rooms although a bit dated where clean and spacious and we were lucky to have a pool view. Have to say this was the first holiday hotel I have stayed in where the shower does not soak the floor every time you use it. Don't change the bathrooms as they are perfect!
The food was delicious and the staff friendly and helpful. The pool area is fantastic and it's great to have a lifeguard from 10 to 6 everyday. The location couldn't be better.
All in all I couldn't fault the hotel. My sin has already decided we have to go back next year with all the family!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank Sarah L
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vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for choosing Hotel Pez Espada for your holiday and for sharing your lovely comment. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with us and we hope to be able to welcome you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Vanda
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
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hull
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Great location ,go through gardens and you are on the sea front ,and a lovely walk into torremolinos center.the rooms are spacious and bright just a tad dated but spotlessly clean .food is very nice and a good selection every day for breakfast and dinner couldn't fault any member of staff .

Room Tip: A garden view room if possible
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014

We liked this hotel better than the Riu Monica in Nerja and the Mac Puerto Marina in Benalmadena – where we stayed in the past two years - principally because of the dining experience. The food was better and the ambience is more like a restaurant, rather than a dining room as there are no timed sittings for dinner, and you can choose a different table each night. The breakfast is excellent, with good, strong coffee and food varying from the full English breakfast to the full European with different fresh fruit each day.
The hotel is in an ideal position to stroll along the promenade either to Benalmadena with its Marina, or to Torremolinos and its shops and restaurants. There are plenty of excellent, and therefore busy, beachside bars/restaurants serving local dishes at competitive prices within very easy reach.
The bedroom/bathroom fittings and furnishings are undeniably “tired” yet still perfectly acceptable and spotlessly clean. We understand that the hotel is due for a refurbishment early in 2015 which will make it an even more attractive proposition.
Whilst we were there (mid July) the majority of guests were, like us, past the first flush of youth which makes it all the more difficult to understand why the hotel doesn’t routinely provide cushions for the sunbeds, or chairs as well as sunbeds, in the poolside/garden area which the Riu hotels both did. We had to seek out the poolside maintenance man each day and ask for a chair which he went off and produced from a storage facility.
The majority of guests take their own beach towels and, despite warnings that they cannot be used to reserve sunbeds and management will remove them, it is the familiar story of staking out a claim before breakfast!
Whilst there we met a number of couples who have been returning to the hotel over many years and we would certainly be happy to return if we were to holiday on the Costa del Sol again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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vandamed, Guest Relations at MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Richard G,

Thanks for choosing Hotel Pez Espada and for commenting on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with our hotel and that you would be happy to return to Pez Espada on your next trip to Costa del Sol. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again.

Kind regards,

Vanda
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
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Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2014

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.

Room Tip: I was in room 323 , it worked for me
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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vandamed, RRPP at MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear S15eet,

Thanks for booking Hotel Pez Espada for your recent holiday in Torremolinos and for reviewing the hotel. It's a pleasure to read your comment, to hear that we succeeded in meeting your expectation. Once again, thanks for choosing our hotel and we hope to welcome you again to Pez Espada.

Kind regards,

Vanda
Guest Relations Medplaya Hotels
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Property: MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada
Address: Avenida Salvador Allende 11, 29620 Torremolinos, Spain
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Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Torremolinos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Torremolinos
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Torremolinos
#8 Romantic Hotel in Torremolinos
#11 Family Hotel in Torremolinos
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Hotel Class:4 star — MedPlaya Hotel Pez Espada 4*
Number of rooms: 205
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