Córdoba has an interesting history; the city was at its zenith in the 10th century back when it was the largest city in Europe, with a population of half a million. Today, it is one of the first choices for tourists aiming to explore Spain beyond Madrid and Barcelona. Córdoba has collected a wide range of hotels – from luxury boutique – here is our Culture Trip guide to the 10 best places to stay in Córdoba.
Balcon de Córdoba has been titled ‘the best boutique hotel in Spain’. The hotel features three charming patios inside, and a restaurant with excellent food and great customer service. Room types vary from double beds to royal suites, and have large open balconies, as well as standard facilities available with a classic touch presented in the impeccable décor. Balcon de Córdoba is located on Calle Encarnación, which is a street away from renowned restaurants and tapas bars in Córdoba.
Hotel Palacio del Bailío is a five-star hotel located in the heart of historical Córdoba. This hotel will be the best choice for travelers, who look for an ideal combination of central location, historical importance and cultural insight. The interior of this former 17th century palace is made from limestone, adorned with greenery and aromatic flowers, and has an inside patio. Thanks to great efforts of restorers, the palace had preserved its original characteristics, including the frescos. Customers are welcome to relax in El Arbequina Restaurante & Tapas Bar, located inside the hotel, or to soak in the Bodyna Spa.
Located in a secluded area, relatively far from the city center, but within walking distance to all the main sights, Hotel Viento 10 will be your oasis in the hot summers of Córdoba. The interior of this hotel is made from marvelous stone, and because of its small size, there are only seven rooms, which nonetheless are spacious and clean. Hotel Viento has a comfortable rooftop terrace from where you can enjoy the stunning view of the Mesquita and the skyline. Typical breakfasts at the café on site will include hot and crispy butter croissants, blueberry jam, and the typical Andalusian olive oil and tomato salsa.
Located in the center of Córdoba, Hotel Conquistador is a four-star hotel, decorated to a high standard. The interior is decorated in Mozarabic style and there is a charming Andalusian-style courtyard with preserved ancient mosaics and bath systems demonstrated on the ground floor.
The building of the NH Collection Amistad Córdobais stunning with its eye-catching internal courtyard. NH Amistad Córdobais a renovated palace, which is now a modern hotel with classic and stylish décor. Rooms are equipped with large comfortable beds, safe to store your valuable belongings, a coffee maker and other little things that will make your stay extra comfortable. It is very well-located, and is close to main historic landmarks of Córdoba such as the Great Mosque, Alcánzar de los Reyes Cristianos and Plaza Constitución.
Built in the Andalusian style, Hospederia de El Churrasco is a perfect match for history lovers, who would like to experience a quiet and slow-paced ambiance during their stay in Córdoba. The hotel is very small, and it only has 9 rooms, but they are adapted to accommodate all necessary essentials. El Churrasco is also the name of an internationally acclaimed restaurant on the same site. During the daytime, the outdoor terrace will become a good place for a refreshing drink, ordered from the lounge bar, while during evenings, guests are invited to enjoy delicious meals from the restaurant.
Hosteria Lineros 38 is a famous two-star hostel, which stands out among others for its unique setting and design. Rooms are decorated in an Mozarabic style, with many Moroccan-influenced details and colorful walls. It is a convenient location for tourists, coupled with essential amenities such as bicycle hire, 24-hour service and parking for customers with a car. The staff at the reception are very friendly, and will be glad to arrange day trips and excursions for you.
Hacienda Posada de Vallina offers three-star accommodation for tourists. It boasts a nice central location, with walking distance to the cathedral, the Roman Bridge and the Alcazar. The rooms are spacious, and have all necessary amenities included. Hacienda Posada de Vallina features a large traditional Andalusian courtyard, dotted with flowers, in the center of the hotel, where a nice selection of buffet food can be tasted every morning for breakfast. If the range of food will seem weak, you can always visit busy local cafés outside the hotel in one of the narrow old city streets.
Eurostars Patios De Córdoba features a well-balanced location in the heart of the new town, and within a short walk from the old part of Córdoba. It has great shopping venues nearby, yet it is a chic venue, hidden away from the bustle of the busiest streets. It is a great, small-sized hotel with a sophisticated interior decorated in soothing, chocolate brown colors. Rooms are spacious and well-equipped with standard amenities including excellent beds, immaculately clean bathroom and wardrobes. The rooms come with a complementary bottle of cava and a free glass of wine, which will be the beginning of your pleasurable stay.
Located a couple of streets away from the main shopping area of Córdoba, and the stunning surviving old Roman buildings, Hotel de los Faroles is a charming space to stay in for all types of tourists, whether you prefer an active or a more relaxed holiday. It was built in traditional Andalusian style, with main attraction being its sunny indoor patio with stylish but simple décor, where delicious breakfasts are served and where guests can enjoy a quiet and relaxing time. The location of the hotel encourages guests to walk on their feet more and discover what otherwise would remain little hidden gems of ancient Córdoba.