Hotel Eurostars Maimonides
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Day 12 – 02/01/09 SEVILLE-CORDOBA
We left Seville at noon to reach Cordoba at around 4 pm. The Hotel Eurostars Maimonides was face to face with The Mezquita. We decided to see that the next morning, as it would be free for entry before 10 am.
We did some quick shopping on the local streets. Akruti then went to the hotel …
... residents who lived harmoniously together. This structure reflects this interesting history to a certain extent. A grande mosque with many striped arches was first built on the grounds of a Roman church (which was demolished in order to build the mosque). Later, a catholic church was built in the middle of the mosque, leaving most of the mosque in-tact. So when you walk inside you can see both structures, as well ...
... of the Mezquita started in 785 and was done in three stages by successive Muslim rulers of southern Spain. It became the largest and most grandiose of the then known western world . Catholic Spain retook the area in 1236 and then began extensive redecoration of the interior of several centuries. The distinctly arab archiecture remains, including the hundreds of pillars and arches. ...
... to go (and even mentioned the ridiculous tourist info hours and said she just couldn't understand it, without any prompting!) We took our cue from the tourist office and hid in our lovely air conditioned room for a couple of hours before venturing out to take a look at the city.
The historic centre of the city is fabulous - and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site! We meandered our way to the Mezquita ('All roads lead to the Mezquita') ...
Very impressive - the Christians obviously thought so too - as when they took over the City from the Muslims they left the Mosque virtually complete - they built a new Cathedral in the middle - but you can see they incorporated some of the Islam arches in their designs
A quick stroll around the Jewish area - whitewashed buildings with gaily coloured flowers dangling from balconys
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Eurostars Maimonides Córdoba
Great place to stay in Cordoba.
We stayed in this hotel for one night. And only because we stayed here we could see the Mezquita or teh Mosque/Cathedral of Cordoba. The mosque is litterally accross the street, less than 10 yds away from the hotel door. The price is right. The rooms are very comfortable and BIG! with big beds and sat T.V and what not. Yes! the A/C was not working properly and when we tried to have the windows open it was too noisy outside with garbage trucks and birds and etc. However, everything said and done, this hotel deserves the "best in Cordoba" rating. I will go back there any day.
This hotel is excellent value. Rooms clean but basic. I would agree about the air conditioning struggling as we were there when it was very hot - 44 at one point. Great location. Staff very efficient and friendly, I would recommend this to anyone visiting Cordoba.
The fantastic thing about this hotel is the location...just across the street form the Mezquita. Also, the buffet breakfast is among the best I've seen anywhere in Spain (Paradores included), and I've lived here for more than 25 yrs.
This hotel is perfectly situated directly opposite the Mesquita, Cordoba's main attraction. The staff are friendly and the rooms are very comfortable with all mod cons. Definitely recommended for a stay in Cordoba!
Hotel Maimonides is an excellent 3-star hotel with nice rooms, big bathroom. It has the advantage of underground parking and the price is included in the room.
Good breakfast. Beautiful hotel, lovely patio. Definitely advisable.
Very lovely hotel
Our room opened up into a beautiful inner courtyard. The decor of the room, courtyard and the whole hotel was just beautiful, with some Moorish influence. The room was very spacious, hot water excellent and breakfast was plenty. Highly recommended, especially because the Mezquita is literally directly opposite. Also, this hotel has basement parking. Very good!
For our first ever trip to Spain, my wife & I found the Maimonides to be a good start. The rooms are clean & comfortable although the walls are on the thin side-- we could hear the maids heels clikcing on the stone tile floors of the hallways outside! The staff was very helpful and if not fluent in English, they certainly knew enough. The real reason, however, to stay heare is for convenience to the Mosque, which you can literally enter by crossing the street. Also, plenty of good tapas bars & restaurants very near by. The area is a tad bit "touristy", but we found the more "genuine" areas of Cordoba to be within easy walking distance.
Great location, worth the price
This hotel has the best location if plan on visiting the mosque which is right across the street. You can also walk around the town center where you´ll find shops, bars, restautants, shows, etc. The rooms are nice, clean and comfortable which justifies the price.
Loved the Hotel but wouldn't stay again in Cordoba!
The hotel is extremely well located, immediately across from the mosque and at the heart of the "tourist" area. It is very lovely and has enclosed parking which is not too expensive. I would highly recommend this hotel although I wouldn't recommend staying overnight in Cordoba as we found it to be very quiet, with eating hidden away in scattered restaurants. It was the opposite of the other Spanish cities we visited.
It cost about £50 or $75 per night. Rooms were large, clean and nicely furnished. The reception and lounge areas were distinctly Moorish. Can't remember the food in the hotel but food in the city was fine. You can also park the car under the hotel. Cordoba is easy to drive round unlike Seville and Granada which are challenging.
But the hotel was 20 yards/metres from the Mesquite which is world class gorgeous and worth revisiting on a daily basis a la Grand Central Station and the Globe. The city of Cordoba is quiet, lovely and again Moorish. Very spiritual in an other worldly sense (Catholic, Islam, Jewish).
Food in the city was fine.