Hotel El Conquistador
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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!
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... a good old time over their beer and tapas. The 2 giant kiwis in their colourful down jackets got quite a few stares...
Got to Cordoba easily - we had decided not to try and drive into the old part of the town, as parking is very difficult and the roads narrow. Parked on the other side of a river, and walked over an old Roman bridge - even that was pretty exciting. Our hotel was a very cute little place, right next door to the wall of ...
... later, we pushed through the pain to go out for a walk. We started out along the river front towards a some far away orange arches (and no it wasn't a McDonald's). Along the way we walked through a park filled with kids playing, people walking their dogs, joggers and canoodling couples. It was quite pleasant.
Once we made it to these arches (and still not knowing what they were), we decided to venture into ...
... the river to the fairgrounds. The fair was absolutely fabulous. It pains me to cheat on the Arlington County Fair, but this one was way, way better. The city imports a miniature amusement park, complete with a gigantic midway, two Ferris wheels, two decent roller coasters, a Roman Rapids/log flume combo ride and various thrill rides plucked straight from a theme park. There were hundreds of tents showcasing cultural demonstrations, ...
... When we ordered coffee he gave us a wine/sherry tasting. Not sure why he did this but we were up to it. The first glass was Fino, a very dry pale sherry. It had quite a strong and unusual flavour although you would have picked it as a sherry. The second was Amontillado which starts out as a Fino but matures into a darker colour and has a sweeter taste. The third was a Pedro Ximenez Vino Dulce. Made from Pedro Ximenez grapes it is a ...
... seen! Im not sure how the gardens survive with the heat they have to endure!!! We also explored further into another part of Cordoba and went into an old Jewish Synagogue.
It was then time to get our final bus back to Malaga as our flight was due to leave early friday morning. We thought we had booked a direct bus.... but we found ourselves on the bus for HOURS literally.. I can safely say I have seen a fair bit of the southern spain roadside! haha.