When a house has been standing in the historic heart of Córdoba for over 300 years, it would be surprising if it hadn't absorbed all the influences that have passed through Córdoba over the millenia: Roman, Islamic, al-Andalus, Castilian and even little bits of Flemish. So even though Balcón de Córdoba is a "new" hotel, it's DNA is infused with the traditions of centuries.
The hotel is built around three traditional patios:
El Patio del Naranjo is the main courtyard of the house where a large orange tree grows in the centre, providing shade and a lovely scent. To further enhance the atmosphere, a fountain built of Roman stones and pillars burbles quietly along one wall.
El Patio Cubierto is 100% Cordoban, having a floor of pebble mosaic featuring various plant motifs.
El Patio de Flores leads out to the street of the same name. This too features a fountain constructed from local archaelogical artefacts.
The rooftop terrace is what give Balcón de Córdoba it's name: a glorious setting with 360º views of Córdoba, so close to the Mezquita you feel you could almost reach out and touch it.
In the bedrooms, the historic nature of the hotel has been blended with 4 star luxuries and warm, neutral shades and some richly coloured woods. So while it is the individual character of a room that really comes through, there is also a flat-screen television (DVD or BluRay player on request), telephone, minibar, safe, air conditioning, wired and wireless internet and slippers and bathrobes in the bathroom. The "standard" rooms are very adequate, but for an extra touch of luxury, choose one of the suites. There is also a room especially adapted for disabled guests.
Córdoba is a relatively small city, yet a giant of history. It was the capital of Roman Spain, and the first capital of the Islamic Caliphate. Close by the hotel is the Mezquita, one of the world’s masterpieces of great Islamic architecture, later turned into a cathedral by the catholic Spanish. Each year in May the Festival de Los Patios Cordobeses celebrates the Cordoban love of flowers.
There's plenty of time for peace and reflection at the Balcón de Córdoba, as well as visiting the cultural icon that is right on the doorstep. Everyone goes out of their way to make your visit special.
A Word from the Owner
"We warmly invite you to find rest with us while discovering the treasures of a magic, ancient town."
Double bed (twin beds on request). Some rooms have a bath, others a shower.
Double bed (twin beds on request). Bath.
A large room with sitting area. Double bed (twin beds on request). Bath.
A very large (65 m2) room with sitting area. Double bed (twin beds on request). Hydromassage bath. Private terrace and balcony.
Balcón de Córdoba provides daily breakfast, plus snacks and tapas throughout the day. For more substantial meals there is a cornucopia of restaurants in the surrounding area.
Places to visit:
La Mezquita cathedral
Moorish city walls
Visit Cordoba in May to see the famous Festival de Los Patios Cordobeses when home-owners throw open their patios and compete for the prize awarded to the most beautifully decorated patio.
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Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|We found everything we were looking for. To stay in a hotel where we could really feel that we were in Cordoba: patios, architecture..... The best was the tranquility, the excellent location and the stupendous views of the Mezquita from the terrace. At night it is really spectacular.|
|We can't say anything but good about this hotel. We were so pleased that we chose it.|
Guest Rating: 9.6 / 10
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In the hotel
- Three patios
- Roof terrace with day bed
- 24 hour room service
- Disabled access
- Central location
In your room
- Flat‑screen television
- DVD/CD/BluRay player on request
- WiFi internet
- En‑suite bathroom
- Bathrobes and slippers