Eurostars Maimónides Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Overall a very good option for exploring Cordoba for the first time. Hotel has seen better days and the rooms have some shortcomings. Very soft (old?) mattresses & pillows. Combined bath / shower that is difficult to get in an out of - and would be very unsafe for elderly or infirm people. Faulty air conditioner. Staff generally helpful & friendly although unable to help us with an early check-in (had to wait until 2 pm for the room). Good lunch & dinner service at the restaurant. Average buffet breakfast with poor attention to food quality (e.g. old fruit juice that had begun to ferment, stale-tasting bread and scrambled eggs that were allowed to go dry and crusty). Large car park in the basement - although driving in this part of town is not easy. Saving grace is the five-star location, right next to the Mezquita and within easy walking distance of many other attractions, shops, restaurants & interesting old laneways. This area is very noisy and bustling with activity from about 10am - 6pm, but outside those hours it's very quiet. We had a room on the 1st floor overlooking the main street & Mezquita but were never disturbed by noise at night. Overall a good deal for the moderate tarriff.
This is a first-class hotel, located right in the historical old city. You have to drive through limited access streets to get there, but once you're safely parked in their lot they will send your car plate number to the police so you won't get a ticket. They are right next to the Mezquita, the tourist information center and the place where the free walking tours and the bus tours star, and a short walk across the bridge from where the walking tour for the bus company starts. Breakfast was ample and it is possible to order eggs any way you like them, although the scrambled eggs at the buffet were delicious. The staff was very friendly, and it was clear that they enjoyed working there. Unusually for a hotel, there was no kettle in the room. The desk clerk told me that because it's only a three-star hotel, they don't offer guests kettles with coffee and tea in the rooms, but I expect a lot more from a chain as upscale as Eurostars. This would definitely be my hotel of choice if I visit Cordoba again.
What a location - my bedroom opens out onto the stunning mosque-cathedral. Parking underground absolutely next door was such a win win (€13 p/d👍). The lovely Andalusian style of this hotel fitted perfectly in this most attractive city; full of charm! The front desk staff were very professional, helpful and a big plus for not only spoke English but more important understood English. The room was cosy but had everything I needed in it. Beds comfy; nest & clean! Breakfast buffet at €8 extra was air. Vicki Sydney Australia
We did not stay in the hotel but we ate at the Cafeteria which is located directly beside the world famous mosquete. The menu looks alright and the prices are also ok on th first look. Unfortunately that are the only positive aspects of the Cafeteria. We ordered two pizzas and both were not selfmade. The pizza is the same u can get from the supermarket, right the frozen one! For 8,80€ a frozen pizza? A very bad rip off. I can only recommend to stay away from the Cafeteria.
The hotel is next to the Mezquita which is the main reason we visited Cordoba. The convenience of walking to it and to the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos is a definite advantage, as is the underground garage, if arriving by car. The breakfast buffet was excellent, with abundant choice. The room and bath were very clean. We were on the second floor and had a lovely view of the inner courtyard. However, if you want to sleep at any time other than midnight to 9 am, you will be interrupted every 15 minutes by the clock marking the quarter hours, and every hour from 9 am through midnight you will hear the bell LOUDLY gong. Since we didn't need to sleep before midnight or get up after 9 am we didn't ask for a quieter room. If you plan to rest during the afternoon you should ask if they have soundproofing. The other negative was the unpredictable nature of the reception staff. They ranged from friendly to detached (but still helpful) to nearly dismissive over our stay of 2 nights. If they had a more even-tempered staff, it would have been a better experience.
I did not stay in this hotel but came especially for the 3 course Sephardic dinner. Even at E13.50 plus 10% it is not worth while. The hummus was excellent but not served with pita bread but boring mini rolls. The lamb stew (with frozen chips) was tasty with 3 pine nuts (!!) and honey but the lamb was a cheap cut of bones and fat. I was still starving after the meal! CruzCampo beer included and a delicious pear in red wine with fattening nata on the side which I left. Waiter spoke French. English spoken. For a 4 star hotel, I was disappointed. No wifi for non guests. Beautiful wall hanging in the restaurant and in the hall. Unfortunately the weather was rainy so I could not eat in the Patio. Rather depressing atmosphere in the restaurant. Better to eat elsewhere close by. However location, right opposite the Mesquita is hard to best. Nice bust of the revered Maimonides in the lobby.
We spent one night in Córdoba and enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect for touring the historic section, although there was quite a bit of street noise through the night. Our room was small and simply furnished. A varied and generous breakfast buffet was included. Gluten-free pastries were provided on request.
We booked this hotel last minute, choosing this one because the Eurostars Conquistidor reviews were about rude staff. The daytime staff at the Maimonides were very pleasant and helpful. We had a problem with our room and asked for it to be changed which the staff did willingly. Our room was large, comfortable and clean, and we had a quiet room on the other side of the building overlooking the courtyard. The other rooms facing the Mezquita are very noisey, with drunks yelling in the early hours of the morning. Not advisable! The location is fabulous right opposite the Mezquita which was great for our early morning free entry, to queue at 8am. Now to the downside. We booked a half board deal but still paid the full price even though we booked last minute. There are no menus on the board outside the restaurant showing you the half board selection. When you get inside you are presented with a laminated menu. Dinner on the first night was aweful, fish was frozen underneath and was grey in colour, vegeatables looked rotten. Soup was like dish water, no flavouring what so ever. So bad that we left all of it only finding the fresh fruit dessert edible. Menu offers a choice of 2 dishes from each 3 courses. We switched to lunch and it was a step up but not that much better. We felt that this was a rip off and wished we had eaten elsewhere, feeling duped that the nice sounding menus advertised outside on the board is not what we actually received. The breakfast selection was good. The thing we noticed overall about the hotel is that it is tired and needs attention by Eurostars executives. Things like the linen napkins look dirty and have holes in them. Chipped and well worn crockery, worn glassware that looks dirty, furniture in the lobby could do with a good clean. Depending on what room you get, the toilet is jammed up against the vanity basin making it impossible for a large man to stand in front of the bowl, some shower heads have been fixed in the wrong direction and the floors get a drenching making it dangerous to step out of the bath. Other than these few negatives the hotel was fine for a few nights, but we will look elsewhere next time. For a hotel that is supposedly 3 stars and part of a large chain, it is tired and needs attention. It didn't live up to the rating, it is over priced and not worth the spend.
Very good location, right across from mosque/cathedral. The design of the hotel is nice and the staff is friendly and helpful. Our room was a bit small, but good enough for the time we spent in it. The hotel has a nice cafe, as well as a quiet courtyard to have a drink or a snack. Hotel equipped with a parking lot right underneath, which is very convenient.
1) When booking the room, there was no place to list children. When we came to check-in, the receptionist was rude and yelling at us for not listing kids in the comments field. Her hotel doesn't even have that listed as something recommended to do.I 2) Room was clean, but it is noisy and no where near the level of a room that costs $250. Noise from others in the hotel as well as outside, like no insulation was used. Bed was hard and bare minimum linen was used. We would have stayed elsewhere but due to the last minute nature of our trip we chose this one as it is in front of the cathedral mosque. Later only to find that there are 15 other hotels within 5 mins of the sight. 3) There is no iron or coffee kettle in the room. Also no room service in the hotel. In order to get a cup of tea or coffee, you have to go downstairs to the cafeteria and order it there from a waitress who doesn't understand english and is busy with 10+ others. When I asked for an iron around 2pm, the receptionist said she didn't know where it is kept and the other girl who does won't be back til 5pm. They did provide the iron afterwards, but no iron stand. 4) On the day we left, we had ordered a taxi for 7:50am the night before. We received a call from the receptionist half an hr early saying our cab was here and that it was charging by the minute while we waited. When I told her it was too early, she said no you ordered it for 7:30am and it's your fault that the driver was kept waiting. My husband was with me when we ordered it and it was 7:50am. Another receptionist had taken the order...and didn't speak good English so maybe didn't understand or write it clearly. I don't know but they clearly do not care about customer service. I thought I was booking a nice close by treat for my family....instead this place was worse than some dorm room hostels I have stayed at.
- Walking distance to Cordoba Mosque and Calahorra Tower
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Concierge services
Located in Cordoba Old City, Eurostars Maimónides Hotel is adjacent to Cordoba Mosque and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Calahorra Tower. This 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Cordoba and also close to Plaza de la Corredera and Viana Palace.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM.
The rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.
Guests of Eurostars Maimónides Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and a terrace. Self parking is available for EUR 13 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and a gift shop.
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76% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1252 reviews