Hotel Conquistador, Cordoba
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Disappointing but good locationfrom Granada28
The hotel staff was very nice and polite. As we were leaving, we noticed that the sign next to the front door indicated a 4 star establishment. Don't be fooled by this. this is a 2 star hotel, at best.
Great location. Great value. Great Room. Recommended!from A TripAdvisor Member
I had 3 nights here and found it most comfortable. I was reluctant to leave, and indeed found myself somewhat reluctant to leave the comfort of the hotel at all during my stay. My room was located on the second floor. Due to the reviews I had read, I had requested a non-street facing room, and the staff obliged with one that faced onto a tiny inner courtyard, so there was not much of a view I'm afraid. It was a twin with decent facilities; AC, phones, mini-bar, safe, TV. The mini-bar was not fully stocked, and the TV was a bit battered but effective. The room and bathroom (also very acceptable with great water pressure) appeared clean. The walls were a little bit thin. I could make out the talking of my neighbours, and could certainly hear the less thoughtful residents (principally middle-aged Americans I might add) who each night arrived on the landing after 1 and boomed at each other in their everyday, regardless manner. The cleaning staff do also make a bit of racket on the marble in the morning. Oh, and I did notice a bit of a 'funk' each time I entered the room, though I think this was probably due to the fact that it was a smoking room, and I did become accustomed to it within minutes each time.
Location wise it couldn't have been much better, with the hotel facing right onto one side of the Mesquita. I will say this in case its of use; the area is spectacularly touristy. Unlike the other places I have been in Spain, there is no semblance of real life in the old town area. Apart from the generally tacky feel, the significance of this, I found, was that the streets are lined with those useless shops that idiot tourists somehow keep in business (plastic flamenco dancers, cheap leather, clothes that couldn't even be worn as a joke ...). You will find ten of these in a row, but not a single useful mini-mart type shop where you can buy toiletries, food, and the like, which I found utterly bizarre (it seems to me that there's a real business opportunity there for a wiley Cordoban!). So make sure you get anything you need when you're in the real town, and don't expect to be able to pick it up near the hotel.
The staff were nice, though I did feel increasingly like I was imposing upon them as the days wore on - me having no more that a few words of Spanish, and the hotel being very busy. I did find it difficult to get service from the restaurant and bar. As has been my experience with Spanish hotels, I found it very hard to get breakfast ... the first morning my request was not gathered from my door, the second morning I did get it (and it was very nice, though it was small by most standards), and the third day I was not supplied with a thingy to hang on the door, so the kind chap at reception took my order, but it failed to materialise.
The hotel restaurant was okay, though not spectacular. The cafeteria (which I accessed via room service) dealt acceptable food, though again nothing marvellous.
What I found especially nice was the little courtyard where you can eat your meals or just generally loll about it. Its small, but its a lovely little spot to sit and sip your wine and read your book in the sun with the pleasant bubble of the fountains and the birds obliging with their chirps. Its a real asset to the hotel.
What else? ... There is free wireless internet access, but if you don't have a laptop with a wireless connection you'll have to pay the somewhat extortionate prices (E3 for 30 mins, E5 for an hour) for the one PC in the lobby, which is unpleasantly exposed, and annoyingly restricted with kiosk software.
I cant think of anything else, except to say that on the whole this was a very pleasant place to stay ... far nicer than the 4* I stayed at in Barcelona and a third of the price (E50 per night)! If I were ever to return to Cordoba, I wouldn't think twice about booking this place. I thoroughly recommend it.
The Conquistador is great.from MikeEgan
Pretty nicefrom none00
Location couldn't be better - right next to the Mosque.
However, I couldn't adjust air conditioning so it was either full blast or nothing. It seemed the controller was broken.
a dissapointmentfrom claraf
nice enough, great staff, noisy hallsfrom rsdNyc
Very good value!!!from liznotrump
Good value in unbeatable locationfrom toolworker
We politely asked for another room; the staff seemed uninterested in accommodating us.
The bathroom was quite a contrast, being quite glamorous, spacious and done in marble. Needless to say, I spent most of our stay here in the bathroom strictly for the ambiance :)
Sounds like from the other reviews here, you are are really rolling the dice on what you will end up with for a room....not cheap for a gamble....
Very busyfrom sufenta
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Other names for Hotel Conquistador
- el conquistador hotel
- el conquistador córdoba
- Address: 15 Magistral Gonzales Frances 15 - Cordoba - 14003 - Spain
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