Hospes Palacio del Bailío
What We Love
- Designer digs in a historic palace dating from the 16th century
- Original features include ceiling frescoes and terra-cotta floors
- The intimate dining room has beam ceilings and opens onto a glass-roofed courtyard
What To Know
- The hotel is a 15-minute walk from Cordoba's famous mosque-cathedral
- Free WiFi and bike rental
- The hotel is set around five secluded patios (one features a small plunge pool)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In Cordoba’s historic heart, the Hospes Palacio del Bailio is a hip heritage hotel a 15-minute stroll from the city’s iconic mosque-cathedral. The hotel occupies a collection of buildings built between the 16th and 18th centuries, and the interiors showcase original features including cool terra-cotta floor tiles and extravagant ceiling frescoes. The 53 design-centric rooms are decked out with dark walnut floors, hand-painted stucco walls and copper furnishings, and they also come with mod cons including free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Fill up on Andalusian fare at Restaurante Arbequina, an intimate dining room with beam ceilings that opens onto a glass-roofed courtyard, or snack on light bites at the Arbequina Bar, a subterranean tapas place. Cool off from the Spanish sunshine on one of the five patios (one reveals Roman ruins under a glass floor; another features a small plunge pool). Visit the Bodyna Spa for a dip in the Roman baths or to kick back in the relaxation courtyard.
In the Area
A mix of Christian, Muslim and Jewish influences has shaped Cordoba‘s architecture, cuisine and culture. For a look at the city’s historic foundations, follow the Roman Cordoba Route to see ruins from the first century AD. Explore the history of the Inquisition at sites throughout the city, or visit Alcazar Castle. The mosque-cathedral of Córdoba, built around the year 1000 AD, is a magnificent building within walking distance of the hotel. Get lost exploring the city’s hidden patios, leafy, private spaces that are open to the public or used as oasis-like restaurants and cafés. Cordoba is less than an hour from Seville and an hour and 20 minutes from Malaga.
How to Get There
My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay at the Hospes Palacio del Bailio. The hotel is an ex private family palace, we really enjoyed relaxing around the tranquil pool after a day exploring the Mesquita. Our soak in the hotel's Roman bath in the basement was fantastic and my wife enjoyed the spa. Excellent breakfast and the historic center is a delightful short stroll away.
I stayed in the central area of Cordoba at Hospes Córdoba Palacio de Bailío, a beautiful 5 star hotel where I remained for a comfortable stay for 2 nights. It resembled some old historical building that was converted into a hotel. Not sure if that’s true but it certainly gave off a vibe of old architectural splendor.
Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. After an exceptional dinner at the restaurant within the hotel, our waitress Maria took us around the ancient ruins that lay beneath the hotel. She also toured us around the flower gardens of the hotel. The service, hers in particular, was exceptional. Given the chance to get back to Cordoba for more than just a day trip, this will be my hotel and restaurant of choice.
I chose this hotel because of its location and the fact that it is an old palace. I can’t recommend this place enough. It is a five star property all around, however, it is a highly designed property with international flavor. Don’t stay here if you think this is a quaint Spanish castle. The hotel staff is world class, i was welcomed with a coffee, there were quite a few people checking in at the same time, so i was asked to go to the concierge are where i was offered a drink. I was shown to my room, a junior suite and i was blown away. The hotel property is impeccable and the rooms are exquisite.
The staff was well aware of my luggage, car, room stay, and any other need i may have. I have stayed at many other luxury properties and few or none compare to the staff here. Everyone speaks English, though the people staying here are mostly Spanish speakers.
I will go back to this place and will visit their other properties based on my experience here. I o t often stay at rest hotels because i like to try new places, in Córdoba, i won’t need to try another hotel
We have just spent 2 nights at the above hotel. This hotel has great history and ambiance.
Previously a Palace and a private home now a luxury 5* hotel.
Wonderful Roman ruins and baths beneath the hotel. There is an outdoor pool set in a stunning courtyard garden. Excellent service from the time of our arrival until our departure. There is a bar and also a restaurant. Buffet breakfast was excellent. Plus there are many local restaurants close by. One can walk to anywhere in the city.
All the historic sites are close to the hotel. Thank you to Maria for a speedy checkin and an excellent room. Also thank you to Rafael for assistance with luggage and tour of the Roman ruins. There are many original features in the hotel and the library/lounge area has stunning architectural features, especially the ceiling. This hotel is very quiet and there is no traffic noise. A wonderful and relaxing stay and we hope to return.