Cordoba, Andalucia

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About Cordoba, Andalucia

Once the capital of a Roman province, Córdoba has long been a small city rich in culture and influence. Now a fabulous cultural hub for visitors to magical Andalucía, it’s a beautiful destination for foodies, heritage aficionados and artsy festival-goers. Expect a wide range of appealing accommodation options, suitable for a variety of tastes and budgets. Housed in restored buildings with plenty of charm, our pick of the best places to stay in Córdoba are intimate and characterful — much like the city itself.

The Mezquita, perched above the city, is Córdoba’s most famous landmark. Originally a mosque, then a shared place of worship and later a cathedral, it’s a magnificent building and a very significant reflection of the region's complex, multi-layered history. The historic quarter, in turn, is spread around the Mezquita, with tiny alleyways dating back to the Middle Ages and lined with ancient buildings. Other key sites include the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, complete with landscaped gardens, and the Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra, once a vast medieval palace-city.

The liveliest nightlife can be found at the bars and restaurants of modern Córdoba, close to the station. Come spring and summer, an almost back-to-back extravaganza of colourful festivals take place throughout the city, filling it with visitors from the region and beyond. Rooms at the best places to stay in Córdoba fill up fast during these periods, so book your trip well in advance!

The Best Places to Stay in Córdoba, Andalucía

For Boutique Chic

  • Hotel Viento 10 is a stylish little hotel with contemporary rooms in a central location, just outside the old town. An intimate and reasonably priced choice for those looking to explore Córdoba on foot, the hotel also has sunny courtyards for unwinding before you head out for another evening of dancing.

For Luxury

  • El Balcón de Córdoba is a chic boutique hotel in a 400-year-old house. The 10 charming rooms and suites have attractive interiors, with a soothing palette of cream, white and light green tones. The big draws are the gorgeous rooftop terrace, from which you can admire views of the city's rooftops, and the terrific Pairi Daeza Restaurant, set in a leafy courtyard.
  • Hospes Palacio del Bailio fuses Moorish charm with contemporary style, offering a five-star stay with indulgent rooms and suites set against a backdrop of faded frescoes and sand-coloured stone. The spa is superb — as is the gourmet dining experience. A luxury gem.


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Travel Information

  • Fly into Seville Airport, and catch the train or drive to Córdoba. The journey should take around 1.5 hours.
  • Andalucía is wonderful for a road trip! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Visit between June and September for temperatures ranging from 29°C - 36°C, but be aware that this is also peak season and can feel too hot for exploring on foot. For fewer crowds, cooler weather and great hotel deals, travel in April, May or late September.



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Best Hotels in Cordoba, Andalucia

  • Hotel Viento 10 Cordoba, Andalucia 7 rooms from AU$329

    City Style  -  The ideal marriage of old and new in this historic 16th-century building, turned sleek modern design hotel
    Local exploring  -  With so many sites nearby you'd be amiss not to see all that the city has to offer!
    Sights nearby  -  The stunning Mezquita de Córdoba is a must visit!
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Air conditioningSwimming PoolParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Great Small Hotels

    Hotel Viento10 offers stylish, modern accommodation in the historic centre of Córdoba. Start your day with a continental breakfast, head off exploring and then come back to relax in the hot tub or enjoy a drink on the rooftop terrace at sunset! A classy city spot in a great location. See More

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  • Hospes Palacio del Bailio Cordoba, Andalucia 53 rooms from AU$440

    Spa breaks  -  The stunning Bodyna Spa offers underground Roman Baths, plus a wide range of treatments using Cinq Mondes products
    City Style
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    This hotel melds Moorish authenticity with contemporary style fantastically. Faded frescoes, sand coloured stone, and Roman baths are complemented by modern comforts with utmost romance. Gourmet dinner in the inner courtyard is a show stopper. Never mind the city, you might never leave the hotel. See More

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  • Balcón de Córdoba Cordoba, Andalucia 7 rooms from AU$468

    Sights nearby  -  Conveniently located in the historic old town of Córdoba, just steps away from La Mezquita Mosque and The Guadalquivir River
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Outstanding location
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessViews

    Ten charming, uniquely designed rooms, from beautifully bright doubles to luxury suites with private terraces, all with smooth sandstone en suites. Restaurant serving traditional dishes created with fresh local produce. Panoramic views from stylish balconies; the perfect romantic escape. See More

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