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Hospes Palacio del Bailío

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here 2 nights with my Family, wife and 2 boys in their early twenties. What can I say! It was an amazing experience... The Staff - at all levels and in all roles were the real crown Jewels of this place - always positive, nothing was too much trouble, help and advice when we looked confused and always with a smile on their face (even at 45C!). The rooms were very comfy and the bathrooms nicely appointed. The Roman Baths are really worth an hour especially in the hottest part of the day, but even if you cannot get an appointment the pool area and its shaded courtyard were an excellent way to pass the hottest part of the day especially for us fair skinned northern Brits! You must take time to see the roman villa remains below the restaurant (ask at reception for a short tour), you can see so much more than through the glass floor above in the restaurant (which is pretty cool anyway). Overall a hotel that exceeds expectations and is steeped in history! Probably one of the nicest places we have ever stayed - Could not imagine staying anywhere else when we return with friends.

Hospes Palacio del Bailio is a wonderful hotel. The hotel blends modern design and amenities with Spanish architecture and Moorish influences. It is built over Roman ruins which are preserved in the basement and viewable through the floor of the main dining room or by tour. There is a spa and a beautiful garden and pool. It is in an old area of the city which is scenic and walkable. The staff is amazing and friendly. There is a great buffet breakfast. We had a wonderful stay. Highly recommended.

If you are anywhere near Andalousia you owe it to yourself to stay at Palacio del Bailio. This facility leans towards excellence. Go for a suite if possible and you will be in accommodation haven. The architecture, the service, the team, the location, along with the tasteful design and decoration all make for an unforgettable stay. If you happen to be in the nice city of Cordoba during summer, you will particularly appreciate the adequately fresh atmosphere of the place and the several architectural treasures that this hotel has to offer, including multiple courtyards, lounges, garden, pool, spa... and even ruins. You will want to stay longer, you have been warned!

This is a truly beautiful hotel and the staff were incredibly attentive and helpful. There is a tiny pool for a dip in a beautiful courtyard and it's an easy walk to places like the Mesquite. We loved our stay here and wouldn't hesitate to stay again. I think the Hospes chain of hotels is now far superior to the Paradors. Our stay at the Parador in Toledo was very disappointing. The rooms were tired and the staff were rude so stick to the Hospes until they lift their game

This hotel is amazing, so charming and the blend of traditional design with contemporary touches makes it a special retreat of calmness. The garden and pool area was a great place to relax away from any crowds. Our room was so incredible, it windows on 3 sides and was almost the entire top floor of the hotel. We enjoyed a magical dinner under the stars in the front courtyard with entertainment by a local choir. The hotel is really a must stay if you are in Cordoba. You will not be disappointed, starting from the location, Roman ruins in the lower level, the attention to design and the helpful staff.

Not very easy to find in Cordoba's narrow and winding streets but well worth the effort. Externally it looks nothing very special. But once you pass through the gates the hotel unfolds into an oasis of calm - and quite a large one! We stayed in room 120 which was spacious and very comfortable. The restaurant is fabulous and you can eat inside or in the courtyard under the stars. Or in the garden at lunchtime. The hotel is only a 10 minute stroll from the Mosque and the Alcazar and Cordoba is absolutely charming. And did I mention the staff? Outstanding! This is a real find.

My husband and I have just spent a couple of nights in this beautiful hotel and could not fault it. The weather in Córdoba was very hot - around 37 degrees at night so the cool interiors and glorious courtyard of this hotel were most welcome. We opted for a standard room which was small but beautifully decorated and fine by us as we did not want to spend time in the room. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom very stylish. On the first night we had a fantastic meal in the courtyard which we really enjoyed and we loved additional drinks in another one of the delightful courtyards. We chose to have breakfast in one of the nearby squares in a bid to see more of the town and this was also very successful. The mosque was lovely to visit but we felt that you could easily get an overall feel for the place in an hour or so - it doesn't require a long visit (especially as it is so hot in Córdoba at the moment). I was saddened to see a couple of somewhat over critical reviews of this hotel recently - we found it top notch - stylish, immaculate and with excellent service. We also found the hotel to be very good value - expensive but well worth it. One final comment must go to the beautiful pool area - spotless with great bar service - very welcome in the heat!! We will definitely return.

Once we found the hotel by car(tricky but fun), we we're given a nice welcome!, discovered a spa with Roman baths which was perfect on a day of 40 degrees!!. After dinner in the town, we retuned to the hotel for a midnight dip in the outside pool, again perfect on a hot night!, our room was excellent, breakfast was superb, service from staff at all times was second to none. We will most certainly return to this hotel in the future!.

If you are visiting Cordoba for the first time as a tourist you are undoubtedly coming to visit the Mezquita. The challenge is that you need to purchase tickets for the Mezquita on-site day-of. That's right, you cannot even purchase on-site for the next day. There is one site that offers tickets on-line but it is really tricky and buggy so good luck. The Mesquita can be viewed during the day or you can book a night visit. This is, by far, the #1 tourist attraction in the small town of Cordoba, so one would expect that a 5 Star hotel would be knowledgeable about the ticket process, hours, tours, etc. While in the car driving to Hospes Palacio del Bailio I called the hotel and requested concierge assistance in securing two tickets to the Mesquita for that evening's night tour. The person providing concierge assistance looked online and assured me that there were plenty of tickets available and that, considering I was just a couple of hours away at the time, I would have no problem arriving in town and purchasing them myself. I spoke with this person a couple of times explaining that I was anxious about confirming that we would have tickets, and that if necessary I could pay someone over the phone to collect tickets for me and/or I would try to get through on the web site... No, she assured me, there would be no problem and I needn't worry. We followed her instructions and drove straight to the department store "El Corte Anglais" in Cordoba where the tickets are sold (tickets also available at the mosque itself). We found the store, parked, walked, went up to the top floor where the ticket counter is located and they had sold out... just one single ticket left for sale. Disappointed, we checked into the hotel and explained what had happened. Zero recognition from the staff that they had given us the wrong information and caused us to miss the attraction that we came into town to see. But then it got worse. We explained that we now had only the next morning to see the Mezquita and had to take a train out at noon. As our time would be so short seeing the mosque we wanted to book a private tour to start at 8:30 am, when the Mesquita opens. So the concierge arranged a tour for us for two people for 140 euros for the next morning for a two hour tour of the mosque. The Mesquite closes for a half hour in the morning for a mass (9:30-10am), so we knew we would have to have this break in our time. The tour guide shows up in the morning and we start walking, which we thought was odd since we had such limited time to see the mosque. I had assumed we would be shuttled in a car to maximize our viewing time. After walking for a bit with the guide talking I realized that she was giving us a city tour. She said that we had been booked by the concierge for a city walking tour with the final 30 minutes to be spent at the mosque. I told her that we wanted to spend every possible minute in the mosque, which is what we had communicated to the hotel concierge. She contradicted the information I had previously read and told us that the mosque did not open at 8:30-9:30 am, but rather was completely closed to visitors until 10 am. We believed her but I could see the hours of operation on my phone. We asked the guide to walk us over to the mosque so we could double-check and confirmed that the mosque was closed just to ease our minds. She assured us that we wouldn't be able to get in but after I kept protesting she reluctantly walked us to the mosque. The mosque was indeed open and we walked right in for the final 15 minutes that remained before they began closing it for the mass and asking visitors to leave. We were not happy and paid the tour guide and told her we would not need her services. I complained to the hotel and they said it was a "miscommunication" and offered a refund of the tour fee (which we have yet to receive). If the service at the hotel had otherwise been 5-star I wouldn't be criticizing. The grounds are really lovely but the rooms themselves at the $200 level are very tiny. The one window in the room opened up to a narrow heavily-trafficked alley so it had to remain shut and curtained. The prices for spa services are exorbitant by Los Angeles standards. The bar service is inattentive. They only grant access to the Roman basement area daily at 3pm, so it is not a benefit unless you happen to be at the hotel at that time. The final hassle was when we asked to have a taxi lined up for our departure to the train station they offered to call a car for $55 (a 10 minute drive to station). We just called our own cab. I think there are many beautiful Cordoba hotels available at a better rate and we were swayed by the excellent TripAdvisor reviews, but the level of service did not match up to the lovely grounds.

Great check in, but thereafter…….. Excellent greeting by Maria upon arrival who was very attentive and although we couldn’t get to the room, gave us some good recommendations for lunch in the town and stored our suitcases until the room was ready Celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary and a 60th birthday at the same time, what a welcome surprise to find a commentary bottle of fizz in our room The tour of their Roman ruins is also recommended as well as using their baths But….the rest of the stay was a mixture of not enough staff to cope at the reception desk; breakfast was a bit hit and miss with dirty plates left on the tables and not cleared away and although the courtyard area and their dining menu looked impressive, it over promised and under delivered both in terms of quality and the staff, who certainly were not 5-star silver service trained It is a lovely Hotel and a great location to stay, but for the price you would expect much more and it doesn’t deliver and would be better listed as a 3 star Hotel Best thing is, Maria, who did her best to make our stay perfect – thank you

Calle Ramirez de las Casas Deza, 10-12 Cordoba Cordoba

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Viana Palace and Plaza de la Corredera
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hospes Palacio del Bailío places you in Cordoba Old City, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Viana Palace and Plaza de la Corredera. This 53-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. It's in central Cordoba and also close to Cordoba Mosque and Calahorra Tower.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All of Hospes Palacio del Bailío's 53 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, free newspapers, and desks. Plasma TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. In-room massages are available.

Property features

Guests of Hospes Palacio del Bailío enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and an outdoor pool. Parking is EUR 27 per night (EUR 27 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 240 per vehicle roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1438 reviews