• Stay in a historic palace, beautified by gorgeous frescoes
  • Unwind with a spa treatment
  • Treat your taste-buds to creative tasting menus
  • Explore with Córdoba’s old town on your doorstep

This is your chance to stay in an Asset of Cultural Interest – a centuries-old Córdoban manor built right on the remains of a two-thousand-year-old Roman villa. In fact, it’s the only hotel in the region with interior Roman baths, appropriately joined today by a superb spa. It’s all dressed in hand-painted murals and gorgeous stucco, while the sundeck, pool and Andalucian-style garden make the most of the weather.

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And, the Hospes Palacio del Bailío wears its history on its sleeve, with rooms featuring everything from hundred-year-old frescoes and wooden flooring to hand-painted stucco walls and exposed brick arches. Then, the likes of complimentary Wi-Fi, rainfall showers and pillow menus bring the accommodation into the 21st century. The daily newspapers are a nice touch, too. Found in the historic palace section, the Deluxe offerings are special favourites, while suites mix in gorgeous free-standing baths and rare original paintings. The one of Don Quixote is particularly impressive.

With all these historic details, it’s apt, then, that the hotel is found right in Córdaba’s old town, just a short stroll from the famous Alcázar – the greatest monument of the Western Islamic world. However, you don’t even have to leave the hotel to taste the city’s tradition, with its restaurant dishing up innovative takes on Andalucian cuisine. Expect everything from Iberian acorn ham to ox-tail croquettes and pig trotter bean stew. The tasting menus are superb. Be sure to cap it all off with a drink, either in the trendy cocktail bar or by the pool.

In fact, the pool, with its shading apple trees and fragrant orange blossom, is an ideal place to unwind. For further relaxation, make your way to the spa, appropriately sited above the original Roman baths and flanked by Roman columns. It’s an evocative venue for a full programme of beauty treatments and indulgent massages. 


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