Hospes Palacio del Bailío 

Historical building in the heart of Córdoba

With its chic design, scented gardens and atmospheric spa, this luxe hotel is a grown-up retreat in the heart of the city.

Part listed monument, part art installation, Hospes Palacio del Bailío is a cultural attraction in its own right in a place not short on them. This graceful manor house, built between the 16th and 18th centuries on the site of a Roman villa, has been updated with real flair, the sort that teams ancient stonework, futuristic designer light shades and reimagined al-Andalus-style horseshoe arches and pulls it off. Once through the discreet entrance - an elegant carriage gateway into a paved courtyard - it won’t be long before the serene atmosphere created by everything from the soft light of the marble-floored corridors to the rustle of greenery from the garden has you under its spell. The thought that has gone into every element means that picking a highlight will be down to personal taste.

Why we love Hospes Palacio del Bailío

  • Gazing at Roman ruins below the restaurant’s glass floor while sipping the first coffee of the day.

  • We love the creative fusion of food created by Chef Rubén González.

  • The glorious garden is filled with citrus and avocado trees, sturdy palms and the scent of jasmine and has a pretty outdoor swimming pool in a sheltered corner of it.

  • The Bodyna Spa, with its subterranean thermal suite of Roman baths and a menu of rituals and treatments designed to leave you floating on air.

5 stars
Apr - Oct
Marbella/Seville 3 hours
In the centre of Córdoba, a short walk from the Mezquita and other historic sites
Approx. 1½ hour's transfer from Seville airport
Honeymoon, Boutique



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities

Chef Rubén González is the vision behind the menus at Arbequina Restaurant with a range of dishes created using traditional and modern techniques. Below the restaurant's glass floor you can see the remains of an ancient Roman house. Set amongst the shade of lemon, orange and pomegranate trees, the Terrace and Pool Bar is the place for long lunches.

Arbequina Restaurant Serving traditional Córdoban cuisine and menus influenced by the flavours of Asia and South America.

Terrace and Pool Bar A picturesque setting amongst the lemon trees and orange blossom, the pool bar is open from April to November.

For a true gastronomic experience, opt for the tasting dinner menu at Arbequina Restaurant.

What's included

Breakfast at Arbequina.

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Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Arbequina.

Head to the Patio de los Naranjos where the Roman columns of the Bodyna Spa await. Using products by Cinque Mondes, indulge in a series of pampering treatments before sinking into the warm waters of the Roman baths.

There is plenty to see and do in Córdoba, much of which is within walking distance of the hotel. Explore the botanical gardens, Palacio-Museo de la Viana, Calleja de las Flores and the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos. Hospes Palacio del Bailío is also just a 15-minute walk from the impressive Córdoba mosque.

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