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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
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Very lovely hotel you feel at home with the efforts of the staff near to every thing and the bulding itself is a piece of art and the two gardens are amazing with many fruites so lovely evening program for dinner
This is a very special hotel with amazing decoration that kept the old palace flair with a nice modern touch. We got a free upgrade upon check-in. The room was very comfortable and spacious and included all needed facilities for a relaxing stay. The hotel restaurant is really great and has plenty of gluten free options. They also offer a quick visit to the roman house beneath the building every day. The original roman bath was renovated and still used in the hotel spa. There’s plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. We could also reach all main attractions on foot. We would sure stay here whenever in Cordoba.
Fabulous location. Lots of open areas for lounging & relaxing, exquisite gardens. The Roman baths were a treat! Friendly, courteous staff. Easy walk to town center. Restaurant/food was great even for vegetarians!
Excellent service with equally top accomodation in historic buildings. Food was excellent, both breakfast and dinner. (Did not eat any lunch in the place! ) Chillout area by the pool was great for drinks and relaxation after sightseeing in the old town.
We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the location, the great sized room with sofa, large bathroom and comfortable bed. The hotel uses the old buildings well and has courtyards, an outdoor and indoor pool plus its own Roman ruins under the glass dining room floor. A tour round these by the knowledgeable staff was very interesting. It’s only about a 10 min walk to the main attractions and the hotel is quiet, has good air conditioning and is very well run. The staff are very attentive and professional. Breakfast is a good buffet with freshly cooked hot dishes and coffee (much better than eggs sitting in hot dishes for ages).
We didn’t have a car having come by train, but parking seemed limited. We would happily stay here again.