Hospes Palacio del Bailío

Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

At a Glance

  • Hospes Palacio del Bailío is a stunning city estate with its own lush gardens

  • The Palacio is a listed Spanish Cultural Heritage Monument

  • The restaurant has a glass floor which reveals the incredible Roman ruins four metres below

  • Venture to the Bodyna Spa with its real Roman baths, meticulously restored to their former glory

  • Arbequina restaurant Córdoba offers a fine dining menu, influenced by local artisan produce

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Andalucia has a Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round destination. In general you can usually rely on lovely weather or hot temperatures from April to early November. In Andalucia there are plenty of warm, sunny days, including during the winter months, although the best time to visit Cordoba is in the spring and autumn when temperatures are pleasant. During July and August it can be extremely hot and some days the temperature can reach 40°C.

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Insider's View

Within walking distance of the Mezquita, one of the world's most stunning pieces of Moorish-Christian architecture

Enjoy dinner in the hotel's main restaurant at night, where the glass floor illuminates the incredible original Roman ruins in the basement below.

We can book the subterranean Roman baths privately a deux for a super romantic evening.

Time your visit carefully during festival season in May; come the first week to skip the crowds and gain private access to the "patios".

Room 108 boasts four paintings on its walls that are over 300 years old.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Hospes Palacio del Bailío or take a look at our itineraries to Spain


Hospes Palacio del Bailío is a historical Andalucian estate in the heart of Cordoba filled with original details and contemporary finishes. The Palacio del Bailío has a fantastic Bodyna spa offering a great range of rejuvenating treatments.

Cordoba, the capital of Andalucia, is an inspiring crossroads between the past and the present. A Roman colony granted independence, Cordoba was one of Spain's most important centers for Muslims and Jews before becoming a center of Christian power; today's Cordoba preserves this rich tapestry and offers countless rewards to the culturally curious.

At the center of it all, Hospes Palacio del Bailío’s 54 rooms and suites set across three buildings capture the essence of Cordoba’s past and present. The hacienda, built from the 16th to 18th centuries, stands atop Roman ruins, visible through a special glass floor in the dining room. Marble floors and light, contemporary decor contrast with the vaulted ceilings and frescoes to be found in some of the rooms. Picturesque courtyards scented with orange blossoms bring you to a pool offering welcome respite from the hot Andalucian summers.

The hotel’s Bodyna Spa - located in perfectly maintained and restored Roman Baths - offers a comprehensive selection of services and treatments. Delicious fresh, local cuisine is served in the Arbequina Restaurant while a tapas bar has more casual fare. With the famed Mesquita of Cordoba just a 15-minute walk away, Hospes Palacio del Bailio is an ideal choice.

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Many of the 40 rooms and 14 suites exude exquisite luxury shown in velvet headboards, century old frescoes and hand painted stucco walls. The suites boast marble bathrooms with separate bathtub and shower. Every room has high speed internet, a plasma screen satellite TV and DVD player.


Hospes Palacio del Bailío welcomes children but is better suited to couples or older families.


The Arbequina restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu based on natural and nutritious products from Cordoba and the surrounding province. The more informal tapas bar serves a delicious and creative selection of tapas on the terrace. Other facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, relaxing Bodnya spa, sauna and steam room.




A fabulous mix of 21st-century style and 16th-century architecture offering chic rooms, ancient frescoes, great food and Roman baths

When you book a holiday, you tend to choose your location, then find a hotel. But sometimes a hotel is a destination in its own right – like the Hospes Palacio del Bailio in Córdoba. Hidden amongst narrow back streets in this pretty Moorish town, the 16th-century building is a serious stunner. Set around 2 courtyards, it has white marble corridors, keyhole windows, faded frescoes and tall wood shutters. Rose and bronze chaise longues line the walls; fairy lights are woven into funky white balls. The bedrooms tick all the boutique boxes and then some. Marble bathrooms with double sinks, fluffy robes, rain showers and Korres products; kingsize beds with velvet headboards and crisp white linen; trompe l'oeil murals and soaring arches – they’re gorgeous. But it’s the dining area that really blew us away, set in an indoor courtyard, with a glass dome roof... you’re wowed even before you look down to see floodlit Roman ruins peeking through the glass floor. As for the food, it's equally divine. And the fact you've got a UNESCO-listed Roman Moorish town on your doorstep is the icing on the cake.


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Book from 08 September 2021 to 31 October 2021
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  • Monuments of Cordoba

    Once the largest city in western Europe, Cordoba is packed with history, culture and impressive architecture. Explore with your private guide and learn about the fascinating history of this beautiful city.

  • Ronda and the white villages

    Discover the beautiful Andalucian countryside and explore its enchanting white villages, or pueblos blancos, perched on hilltops and surrounded by dramatic mountain scenery. Visit spectacular Ronda and admire the views from this charming town.

  • Tour of the Alhambra

    Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Alhambra, Granada's majestic Moorish palace. Your private guide will explain the history behind the palace as you admire its incredible architecture and explore the idyllic Generalife gardens.

  • Walking tour of Cordoba

    Boasting a fascinating history, Cordoba was once the largest city in western Europe, flourishing under the Islamic rule of Spain. Explore the ancient city with your private guide, discovering Roman ruins, Jewish history and Cordoba's impressive Mosque.

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Location & directions

Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain

Hospes Palacio del Bailio is situated in central Córdoba, which is in Andalucia, southern Spain.

How to get there

It is a 2-hour 50-minute British Airways flight to Malaga Airport from London. The hotel is a 2-hour 30-minute drive from the airport.

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