Hotel El Conquistador
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... towards Mecca. The cathedral part is also impressive, but most of us preferred the geometric designs of the Muslims to the in-your-face-gold-everywhere decorations of the Catholics. The two influences side-by-side in one building made for an amazing sight. It is a definite must-see if you go to Córdoba.
We stopped for lunch after the Mezquita and then we split up. My mom headed for the souvenir shops and the rest of us walked across the Puente Romano ...
We hadn't planed on staying in Cordoba, however we made the correct choice. The hotel is 4 star and in the middle of the Old Town. We drove From Toledo and stopped for toasted sandwiches and coffee at a garage on the highway. The toasted sandwich was a long slab of toasted roll and tomato purée. The coffee was way too strong for Greg to drink. We couldn't get wifi in the hotel room and asked to swap ...
... we walked around the narrow stone streets of Cordoba's historic centre. We came across some small water fountains at street level and decided to walk between them to help cool off. Naturally, it ended in an intense water fight between the immature boys. One of them accidentally drenched mom, who was shocked for a second before she realized how great it felt.
We found some food in the same plaza where the fountains ...
... prefer gazpacho but it may grow on me. The first time we came to Spain, we stayed in this remote guesthouse (that's all that was left by the time we decided we wanted to attend San Fermin) that served only one food dish...jamon con tomate bocadillo. There were no other shops, cafes, restaurants in the area and that was the only food we could eat at that place. We were so not impressed while we there but as soon as we left, we missed it. Is it true, we all want what we can not ...
... through the streets of Cordoba. Everything was very pretty at night. However, it was still pretty hot out. Cordoba is definitely the hottest place we have been on this trip. We went into another little place and split a pitcher of sangria. When we left there we headed back to our hotel, but as we go close we heard singing. We walked toward the sound and came upon some sort of show going on. There was a woman ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel El Conquistador Córdoba
Very nice hotel
This hotel is in an ideal location. The rooms we had overlooked the Mesquita and were of a good standard. Staff are very friendly and breakfast adequate. Recommended!!!
Very nice but check your room first...
A very nice hotel (check out the garden patio for a drink later-it's lovely) with a delicious breakfast and very nice staff (we arrived right after the Madrid bombings and even as the mood was of course upset, the front desk staff was quite honest about their feelings, which i appreciated) And our visit to the Mosque (right across the street-) was most impressive. My only caveat is check where your room is-ours was A) TINY (and airless) for 3 people and B)right over the men's room so we heard all kinds of "interesting" noises the first nite we were there. (=If we had been there more than 2 nites, I would have requested a change)
El Conquistador was a real find (especially once we found it -- the map we had acquired had the hotel on the wrong street). Parking underground (an interesting downward trip). Located right across the street from the Mesquita it could not be in a bet ter location. The staff was extremely accommodating (we asked for a view of the Mesquita so they changed our room and then put our friends who were arriving later in the room next to us. Expresso in the hall for morning coffee and the best breakfast we had in Spain during our 10 day stay. And the price is incredible!! Would definitely stay again.
A lovely place to stay
We just returned from Spain where we stayed at the Conquistador while in Cordoba. The location can't be beat. The staff was very nice, the breakfast buffet was a great deal, and our room had a great view of La Mesquita. We'll definitely stay there again on our next trip to Cordoba.
Fantastic location and great staff
We stayed at the hotel in late December 2003. Originally I had booked at the Maimonidies Hotel, but learned from a forum that the Conquistador was located away from the souvenir shops on a quieter street but practically just a close to the Mesquita. From our room we had an incredible view of one of the ornately decorated outside entrances to the Mesquita, not more than 30 feet from the window. It was a joy to see it luminated at night, at sunrise and later in the day. The room was clean and we didn't experience any of the noise problems typical of Spanish hotels with stone corridor floors and spaces under the door. We spent some quiet time in lovely court yard, but decided to have a typical Spanish breakfast at one of the croissanterias closeby. The greatest part of our stay was the extremely friendly and helpful staff.
A great experience
This was a great experience. The hotel was in the perfect location and the staff was very accommodating. I highly recommend it.
Great location, but hallway noise is bothersome
This hotel is across the street from the mezquita and has underground parking, making it convenient for tourists. Rooms are spotless and well-decorated, and interior ones look onto a lovely inner courtyard full of flowering plants and fountains. Don't expect to sleep in, though, because the marble floors and gap beneath the wooden doors will let you listen in on everything that goes on in the hallways. Combine that with a mostly American clientele, and you can expect to be awakened early and loudly. Still, one of the best hotels near the mosque.
Great hotel, perfectly located
A great hotel which is perfectly located next to the mezquita, in the center of all the activity. It also has its own parking garage and offers a good breakfast buffet. Rooms were clean, enough space and had all the facilities, including a nice bedroom. Really good value for money !
The Nicest Hotel in Cordoba, with the greatest staff!
At the beginning of my trip my luggage had been lost and there was no sign of it. The people at the Conquistador were so nice and helpful to me. They called the airlines everytime I asked them to see if it had been found and offered me any assistance that they could. They were the best! I will stay there again when I go back to Cordoba!