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.
How to Get There
We stayed 3 nights here. A really great quality hotel, staff extremely helpful and food top notch. To be recommended. The gardens at the hotel are also very relaxing as in the courtyard for evening meals.
Wonderful hotel with a surprise underneath its main dining room - a spectacularly well-preserved Roman mosaic.
Staff incredibly helpful - especially Ines, whose enthusiasm for the Roman remains was infectious! Room very comfortable and spacious, restaurant great. Only minor niggle were slightly past-their-best pastries at breakfast.
Oh yes and Cordoba rather wonderful as well!
I have been lucky to be able to visit and stay in some of the most spectacular hotels in the world and I must say that Hospes Palacio Del Bailio can compete with any of them, not only for the charm of the property but also for the outstanding level of service.
The hotel is a palace built in the 16th century and you can still see some of the original frescos throughout the hotel. The reconversion that they have made to this place is truly unique and exquisite in the design.
But it doesn’t matter how beautiful the hotel is or the amenities, what is important to me is the service. Upon arrival we were greeted by a young front desk agent who was outstanding she informed us about the building, gave us a tour of the property and escorted us to the room. She performed her duties to perfection as in a forbes 5 star hotel.
We had a dreamers room but they upgraded us to a suite and now is when the wow factor began. Large room with a welcome foyer and and amazing bathroom. The room had a large window that opened to a patio and had a tiny outing (balcony)
Then Carmina! Our reservation had breakfast included and Carmina went above and beyond to make out of breakfast an incredible epicurean experience. She provided us with recommendations from the hot menu and when i inquire if I could go out for a second she offer to have us moved to the outdoor patio, she quickly set up the table and ensure we were well taken care off. It is because of Carmina and the Front Desk agent that I would compare the level of service to hotels such as Four Seasons and Penninsula.
Kudos to Hospes for such an amazing hotel!
Stayed for one night (Oct 5-6).