Hospes Palacio del Bailío

This very special hotel in the heart of the historical centre of Córdoba in Andalusia, Spain, makes for a unique getaway thanks to its Roman baths and authentic gastronomy.

Why you'll love it here

  • Stay in an architectural gem at this utterly unique Spanish hotel in the centre of Cordoba
  • Experience the indoor Roman baths and outdoor swimming pool among citrus trees
  • Dine on exceptional dishes in the restaurant set above Roman remains
  • Relax at the Bodyna spa facility with its immersive and restorative treatments

Best For

  • Honeymoon, Family,

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Full accommodation information

Discover this oasis in the historical centre of the Andalusian city of Córdoba, the perfect alternative retreat for a luxury city break in Spain.

Focussed on gastronomy and wellness, the hotel is set in a former manor house with vestiges of an impressive Roman villa from the first century A.D. under its restaurant.

The highlight is certainly the indoor Roman baths and outdoor swimming pool, the latter being set in a sanctuary of fruit trees and aromatic plants.

Inside, the décor is a stunning medley of Roman artefacts, Moorish influences and contemporary touches, creating dreamy accommodation and public areas that have a feeling of space and serenity in the middle of the city. Rooms and suites are spacious, and even at entry level have luxuries including a capsule coffee maker, rain shower and pillow menu.

Stroll straight from the foyer through the Jewish Quarter and be rewarded with sights including the Synagogue of Cordoba, unique in Andalusia and the third best preserved of medieval times in Spain.

Dining is a treat, enjoyed in two different spaces: the more formal dining of the signature restaurant with its Cordoban specialties, and the informal tapas fare and bar menu offered on the terrace. Underneath the former you can view impressive Roman villa remains, while the latter is immersed in lemon and limes trees and bougainvillea.

 

The hotel has 53 accommodations giving it a boutique feel, with interconnecting rooms available and options for single travellers. All rooms and suites benefit from: USB charging points, a desk, television, air con, a safe, complimentary WiFi, a capsule coffee maker, pillow menu, rain shower, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, and the option to have breakfast in bed.

Dreamer’s Room

Dreamer’s Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

There are 36 Dreamer’s Rooms, three of which are Single Dreamer’s for solo travellers. The rooms are 22-metre-squared and a contemporary space with marble features, velvet headboards, century-old frescoes and natural light.
Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Rooms

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Each of the four Deluxe Rooms is unique, all with their own architecture and interior design. Some have vaulted ceilings, others the old palace’s stone arches; but all are spacious and include the luxury details afforded to all accommodation at Hospes Palacio del Bailío.
Deluxe Rooms with Garden Views

Deluxe Rooms with Garden Views

Sleeps: 3 Adults

All of the four Deluxe Rooms with Garden Views are located in the central building, facing the Patio de los Naranjos with its fruit trees and sun-filled courtyard. Each is unique in its design, and with a differing amount of space.
Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Sleeps: 4 Adults

Three Junior Suites have the most extensive space at the palace, with a separate bedroom, reading area and a bathroom with both a bathtub and shower. Natural light floods these suites, and the décor complements the original features.
Junior Suite Historic with Soul

Junior Suite Historic with Soul

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Just three of these suites are rooted in the authenticity of the hotel, with more than 40-metres-squared of historical space featuring fresco paintings and original ornaments. Each of these suites is unique and has a bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower.
  • Spa/wellness
  • Outdoor pool
  • Meeting rooms

Andalusia is something of a hotspot for gastronomy, and a stay in Córdoba places you in the heart of this foodie-haven. As well as in-room dining, the hotel boasts to distinct and different dining options in the form of a signature restaurant and tapas bar. Both celebrate Spanish cuisine and aim to immerse you in the experience through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Andalusia.

Arbequina Restaurant

Arbequina Restaurant

Discover the dishes of Córdoba at this unique proposition at the hotel’s signature restaurant. “Located within the walls of the Palacio del Bailío hotel, featuring a patio where you can dine above Roman remains!” was the note from Michelin Guide about this unique Andalusian restaurant. The changing menu will tempt you with the likes of salmorejo cordobés with Iberian toast and tomato powder ice cream, burrata with tomato and basil textures, oxtail ravioli, and desserts such as cheesecake with stewed fruits of the forest and yuzu ice cream.

Patio Romano Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Patio Romano Restaurant and Tapas Bar

This special spot in the centre of the hotel transforms throughout the day. Start the morning on the terrace with a freshly brewed coffee and Pastel Cordobés. Grab lunch under the shade of the orange and lemon trees or a local wine before dinner. Cocktails and informal dishes from the hotel restaurant’s menu will end your day in al fresco style.

Spa & Wellness

Walk through the hotel’s citrus trees to the Roman columns of the Bodyna Spa, where restorative therapies and relaxing treatments await. The underground Roman baths here are filled with warm waters for a soothing bathe, and there is an outdoor pool for an al fresco dip. Products used in the massages and treatments are from Cinq Mondes.

Gastronomy

This is one of Spain’s many centres of gastronomy, and trying the local favourites is a “must-do” when visiting Córdoba. The hotel itself offers a Michelin Dinner Tasting Menu at its main restaurant, which is an impressive journey through the region’s authentic dishes and locally-grown ingredients. The city is home to two Michelin-starred restaurants; the legendary Noor with three Michelin stars that’s just a 10 minute taxi ride from the hotel, and one-star Choco. Many other note-worthy restaurants of an exceptionally high quality are within walking distance of Hospes Palacio del Bailío.

Part of the Hospes Group, the hotel follows the mission that “enhances its environmental impacts and eliminates or mitigates the negative ones”.
Ways the group aims to be more efficient in its energy consumption include, but are not limited to: the use of LED bulbs, promoting the reuse of bed and bathroom linens and double-flush tanks. Waste generation and management initiatives include extensive recycling.

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