We both enjoyed our weekend break in Cordoba at the Hotel Exe Conquistador we plan a further trip next year and plan to stay at the Conquistador..Comment of B. John , Spain the 2015-04-23
"Ask for driving directions!"
No doubt location is great and the hotel is a well rounded option in Córdoba. Make sure to ask for directions if you are driving in as following a GPS will likely take you through VERY narrow streets (we had to retract the mirrors in order to pass through some! if that feature would not have been possible we would probably have caused a mess trying to back up).
"Not quite sure why this is a 4 star hotel"
I believe it must be its location. Which is exactly where you want to be in the historic area. The staff are kind and try to be helpful. But many areas are understaffed. The air conditioning really is not more than puffs of cool air. The wifi is non existant unless you stand next to the front desk. Food was fine. The place needs more supervision and repairs to make it a 4 star. By the way, the flashing red light for the ceiling smoke alarm makes you feel like you have decided to sleep on the tarmac at the airport.
Directly across the street from the Mezquita. Right in the middle of all the tourist sights. This is a plus as well as a minus. Comfortable room with adequate space. Nice breakfast buffet. Impersonal and slow service in the patio restaurant. Terrible wi-fi. For the right price, this is an good choice.
"Great Location, Average Experience"
First off, you can't beat the location. Right across a narrow lane from the Mesquita. This makes a great jumping off point to explore all the key areas of the city. However a couple drawbacks: If you use Google Maps, it will direct you through medieval lanes designed for a horse drawn cart and not a car. Not for the front of heart or for larger vehicles. This isn't the hotel's fault, just a heads up. Noise: Halls are all tile and rooms are very close together, you will hear everything. Wifi: Weakest wifi we've had in any hotel in Spain. Guest Services: Did not really get a good sense that it mattered we were there or not. This contrasts with the great customer service we have experienced at all our other Spanish hotels.
"Heart of the old town"
We stayed 2 nights at this beautiful little hotel last October, and could have stayed a week. The fixtures are good, the beds are comfortable, although the rooms are not huge. We used the restaurant one night and the food was first class! But the best thing about this hotel is its proximity to the mosque/cathedral. You are literally in the heart of the old town. It was across the street from a main gate, and 3 minutes to the old brigde leading into town. Yes, you needed a taxi to get there from the station, but it was less than ten euros. Cordoba is a friendly place, buzzing with tourists, but we felt safe and there was lots to do. We particularly liked the patio gardens of Viana, about a 15 minute walk away.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 12:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM