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After a nice breakfast and timely boarding of the bus at 8:00 sharp, we were off to Córdoba. I wasn't sure what to expect, but both Fr. Joe and Carmen gave us plenty of talks on the way there to "clue us in". Fr. said we're heading into the "most important" part of the trip, and he did a lot of explaining to us about how the thinking of the great philosophers and saints played a large role in our thinking today, and how this thinking influenced ...
... hiking shoes, tourist nicknacks, electronic cable cords and of course the snorkeling gear and dive knife which i nearly lost to the border guards in Tunisia.
There's really not that much more to do or say really. i will head to the beach and rest there a bit and ponder my next move: a bull fight, a football match, Portugal? The lady from Portugal with the smoothest olive skin. Gone-never to be heard from again probably, like most of ...
... to the play-park before leaving. We continued to tour the old Jewish Quarter, the narrow streets of which are reminiscent of a pleasant Cornish fishing village. Flamenco dresses and shawls replaced plastic spades and sea-shells in the shops.... and the postcards were different. We returned to the car to collect the surprisingly heavy cool-box for a route-march up-hill to the play-park ...
... The Moors used no cement to make the arches, so she was having a good time figuring out how it was put together. Apparently, it was a fun place for an engineer.
Afterwards. we crossed the Roman Bridge in Cordoba. It crosses the same river that we saw in Sevilla, which was cool. We went to the other side, which provides very cool views of the historical part of the city...especially the Mezquita. We also stopped at an outdoor ...
... the Persians.
We went through the different areas of the cathedral, until we came to the centre, where ninety pillars had been removed and a magnificant cathedral had been built into the centre of the mosque. This is unique, as the original mosque had not been destroyed, but had been used as a basis for the cathedral during the 17th century.
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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Amistad Cordoba Córdoba
This is an excellent small hotel with good sized, modern rooms, set around a georgeous andalusian courtyard. I recently stayed here whilst on business in Cordoba and it is a stone's throw from all the major sites and is nestled in the old town. At the front of the hotel is a lovely little plaza with various alleyways leading to delighful restaurants and shops.
Excellent hotel, perfect location
Absolutely one of the best hotels I have stayed at in Spain. The hotel is located right in the center of the Judería, just a short walk from all the major sights, and at parts of it occupy traditional buildings. The hotel staff was very nice and attentive and the room was very nicely furnished (though not too big). I´m not sure you would want to make use of the hotel´s garage though. Driving through the Judería´s narrow streets can be very stressfull, especially if you get lost.
A good place to stay
A beautifully kept, well located hotel with very friendly and attentive staff. Our room was huge with everything we needed and many thoughtful extras. The bathroom was magnificent! The buffet breakfast was the biggest and most varied that we had in Spain. Highly recommended.
What a Saga!
Beautiful, amazing location, but they care only for themselves at this hotel. As we slept, an employee took our rental car keys from the "secure" key cabinet behind the front desk (they have their own garage underground) and put about 75 kilometers on the car and sideswiped something, producing a considerable damage to a fender. All we got was denials, denials, denials. The GM was always "in meetings." We had to get to a conference in Marbella, so this never got resolved. Fortunately, we are #1 Club members of Hertz (hoorah!) and they waved off the whole thing even though we did not pay for the comprehensive coverage. Hertz, si! Amistad, no mas!
Right in the middle of the historical district. Fun, narrow cobblestone streets lined with shops and eateries. Had a lot of fun exploring. Be sure to see the Mosque, which is also within walking distance. The hotel was clean and very nice. A nice hotel for Cordoba.
This hotel has an unbeatable location inside the walls of Cordoba's Old City, minutes from the Mezquita and in quick walking distance of all the sites. The staff was helpful, if a little harried (we were there during the week of Christmas/New Years), and did whatever they could to accommodate us. The rooms were clean, modern, and spacious, if a little impersonal, and the bathrooms were loaded with goodies -- robes, slippers, even a much-needed travel hairbrush. Nice sense of luxury at a good price. While the hotel itself is peaceful -- and in a quiet location -- the rooms themselves may not be well soundproofed. There was a family full of rambunctious, Christmas-crazed children in the room next to ours, and eventually, we had to change rooms because of the noise. However, the staff did its best to help us, and in the end, we slept well. I'd definitely stay there again.
We stayed in the Amistad, Cordoba in May 2003. The hotel is wonderfully located in the centre of the old town of Cordoba, and although the short drive through the narrow streets was a little worrying it was worth it once we reached the hotel. Although a modern hotel, the frontage of the Amistad blends into the local area, rooms are of a good size, tastefully decorated and incredibly clean. The hotel is situated in a quiet square 100 yards away from the main shopping streets of the old town. The hotel does have a restaurant, but its location lends itself well to exploring the many tapas bars and good quality restaurants available in the old quarter. Staff were happy to make recommendations locally. The hotel has a small secluded bar area,shaded by orange trees, which is perfect for a pre or post dinner, . The pretty courtyard by the hotel reception serves a range of tapas and when we were there was frequented by locals as well as hotel guests. We enjoyed our stay at the Amistad, finding the staff friendly and helpful and the setting ideal. We would certainly use the hotel again if visiting Cordoba and would certainly consider other hotels in the NH chain on future visits to Spain
This is a hotel to avoid at all costs, especially if you have children. My family and I have never stayed at a hotel that was more rude, dismissive or inhospitable towards its guests. And the problem starts at the top, with the hotels manager, who treats her guests with contempt and has inculcated her own arrogant attitudes in her employees.A case in point: the hotel provides a buffet breakfast for which it charges $15 per person. When my family and I went for breakfast the first morning of our stay, my younger daughter, 10 years old, was not feeling particularly well and ate only half a waffle. We set aside a cup of yogurt and a sandwich to take up to our room for her to eat later in the morning. Upon seeing this, one of the waitresses approached the table and began loudly berating my wife and I in Spanish in front of the other patrons. Although I do not speak Spanish, it was clear that she was outraged that we wanted to take some food back to our room. (I should point out that every other hotel we stayed at in Spain graciously allowed us to take a few extra snacks for the children from their buffets to our room.) When I got up to leave the table a few minutes later, sandwich in hand, she blocked my way, insisting that the sandwich had to be eaten at the table or we would be charged another $7 for it.I complained to the clerk at the front desk, who told me it was hotel policy to charge full price for any child entering the buffet, and that no food was allowed to be removed under any circumstances. I said I thought this was unreasonable and asked to speak to the manager, but was told she was in a meeting. My wife and I left a message asking the manager to contact us. When we had not heard anything by later that afternoon, we went to the desk again, and were told that the manager was again unavailable to speak with us. She had, however, left a message with the front desk staff reiterating the hotels policy. We asked when the manager would be available to discuss this policy and were told, Probably tomorrow morning. However, when we went to check out the next morning and asked for a third time to speak with the manager, we were told she was in yet another meeting, this time, adding insult to injury, apparently to discuss her upcoming raise!It was clear by this point that the manager simply did not consider it important to speak to any unhappy guests. And although we complained vehemently that we should not have been charged for our daughters breakfast because she did not actually eat anything, the clerk simply refused to remove the charge, again reiterating the hotels entirely inflexible and unreasonable policy. But there was more to come: we saw on our bill two erroneous charges for movies we had never ordered or watched and asked that they be removed. Instead of simply apologizing, the clerk began to argue with us that we must have watched the movies or we would not have been charged for them! Only after a tense confrontation did she finally agree to remove the movie charges.In retrospect, I suppose our first moments at the hotel were a sign of things to come. We arrived at about 5:30 in the afternoon and our children were hungry after a long drive from Madrid. So we called room service, which the hotel advertises as available 24 hours a day, and were told that no food would be available until 8:30 that evening. When we asked the desk how this could be, they said they couldnt explain it. Nor could they explain why the television in the childrens room didnt workNH-Hotels is a major chain in Spain, but for us, it will always stand for NOT HOSPITABLE HOTELS, and we would never stay there again. If you want to do yourself a favor, stay anywhere but here!
Location, location, location
My hubby and I stayed at this hotel for 1 night in mid-July 2003. The suite was spacious but in need of repair. The location cannot be better in that it is very close to the Synagogue and every part of the old town. I would seriously consider staying at this hotel next time!
A quiet and friendly hotel
Amistad Hotel Cordoba is a renewed hotel build on an old house of a jewish sector of old Cordoba. Nice rooms, elegant atmosfere, and, this is very important, good air conditioned. The hotel is situated in the center of the downtown Cordoba(inside the old city walls) and is at only 5 minutes of the famous Mesquita of Cordoba. I did stay 3 times in this Hotel in August september both in Business and holidays trips and I have found each time very good. I can recommend the hotel indeed