During my last visit to Cordoba, we stayed in two hotels, giving an idea of the two main types of accommodation on offer in the city for discerning guests. Firstly, a boutique hotel, ‘Hotel Viento10‘, in a superb location, within easy walking distance of all the historic sights. You can read my review of this hotel on my Journeys of your Life travel blog. It’s a wonderful, light filled boutique property.
The second property was the ‘Palacio de Balio‘, a 5 star property in a converted Palace, to the north of old town, operated by Hospes. It’s not such a convenient location for walking around the most popular part of old town and the Jewish quarter, but the historic palace is stunning. The rooms are well appointed and the decor striking. It’s looking just a little tired around the edges, so is probably due for a make over, but it is the only upscale property in the city.
The Palacio de Bailio has a good tapas bar which I recommend – it was one of the few places that served decent salmorejo.
I was hosted by Hotel Viento10 and received a discounted media rate from the Palacio de Bailio (although I have also been an incognito guest too) but this has not influenced by piece. Please bear in mind that this site and my articles are intended as entertainment only and not a definitive resource for purchasing decisions. Before making any travel or purchasing decision I recommend that you seek as much information as possible from various sources including review sites, guide books and other blogs. If you act based on my writing you do so at your own risk. If you wish to add anything to this piece, simply comment using the WordPress or Facebook plug-in.