Hotel El Conquistador
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Packed and ready to go by breaky and Karen is woken by 9.45 to guide us. David farewells us, the rest of the family having a Saturday sleep in no doubt and looking forward to 12 week holiday routine anyway. If you had the time, you would stay here much longer. Emma had told us that the drive between Granada and Cordoba would be pretty. She is so on the mark! Fields of cut and bailed summer crop are replaced with tens ...
... forced to make a different turn and found ourselves on a VERY narrow street. We pulled in the side mirrors. We heard the rubber of our tires squealing against the curbs on both sides. We pictured our vehicle wedged between two buildings. We thanked our lucky stars we had opted for the full insurance package on the vehicle. Finally we emerged onto a regular size narrow street, let out the breath we’d been holding, and found the road to Granada. Our road trip ...
Our next destination after Madrid was Granada...but since we were moving down south - to Andalusia, it only seemed logical to make a stop in Cordoba...now, some people recommend spending there 2 nights or so, but - alas - it was a luxury that we could not afford time wise...so our plan was to leave Madrid on a 7 am high speed train to Cordoba (about hour and a half to ...
... with people pointing out that it was a community center not a mosque and that there was also a topless bar in the new world trade tower as well (thus that it was far from hallowed ground). At any rate the end result was that I googled Cordoba and what should come up but pictures of cordoba's beautiful mosque/cathedral. The structure was begun as a Visgoth church around the year 600. It was refashioned as a mosque in 784, in 1236 it was ...
... so much more this morning after having studied the history of that time period.
When the muslims built the Mezquita, they used recycled matierals (much of it brought over from North Africa) so most of the pillars in the Mezquita are old Roman and even Carthegenian pillars. Some are really beautiful pillars made of marble and some are made of more humble stone. The pillars themselves ...
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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.
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!