NileGuide Expert Says:
This chic five-star hotel was declared a World Cultural Heritage Monument in 1982 and recognized for excellence in interior design and innovation for three consecutive years in the 2000s.
Ramírez de las Casas Deza, 10-12
14001 Cordoba, Spain
+34 957 498 993, reservations +34 932 388 314
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NileGuide Expert tip:
For an extra treat, check the website's "offers" section for periodically updated packages such the Valentine's Day getaway.
Originally built as a palace between the 16th to 18th centuries, Hospes Palacio de Bailio balances the wealth of modern luxury with the richness of empires past. Each guest room and common area has its own interesting layout as a result of having been reconstructed around the vaulted ceilings, arches, and beautiful stone architecture of the original palace. Decoration retains Jewish, Arab, and Christian themes while superseding expectations of quality with materials such as velvet, leather, hardwood floors, and Sierra Elvira marble. Guests will be pampered in this epicurean setting, which includes a Mudéjar library, Roman patio, gardens, fountains, orange trees, and a Roman spa. All rooms come with a plasma screen TV, complimentary high-speed internet throughout the hotel, and access to the tranquil outdoor swimming pool and relaxing indoor Roman baths.