Hotel La Arruzafa
The Parador La Arruzafa at Cordoba gets its name from being built on
the site of the small summer palace of the Arab caliph Abdu'r-Raman who
in 765 A.D. planted the first palm trees in Europe, Arruzafa being Arabic
for "Garden of the palm trees".
It is in a hilly area, three kilometres from the town, at the foot of
the Cordoba mountain range.
During the warm summer months, it is possible to dine outside on the terrace. The surrounding luxurious vegetation and flowers make the swimming pool area very attractive.
The public rooms are elegant and spacious with furnishings of carved wood with metal and leather trim. The decor combines the Arabic with Andalusian influences with earthy colours, wood floors and an abundance of plants.
In the restaurant, the menu combines international food with the local
dishes of the region. Recommendations include:
"Salmorejo cordobes", a hearty cold vegetable soup made with
lean meat, garlic and olive oil.
From the eighth to eleventh centuries Muslims, Jews and Christians lived
in harmony making a rich contribution to the city. In those days the city
had a population of 500,000 and more than 300 mosques - and more than double
that number of inns!
Also in the town is the ”Alcazar”, the castle-palace of the later Spanish
kings who received Columbus there before his voyage that led to the discovery
Not far away are the ruins of Medina-Azahara, a city built in the tenth century by Abdu'r-Rahman III in honour of Zoraida, his favourite wife. The city was destroyed by the Barbers in the eleventh century but the remains still give an idea of its grandeur.
Cordoba celebrates the festival of Nuestra Senora de la Salud each May and Nuestra Senora de la Fuensanta from September 6 to 9.
The Pedroches valley has the biggest oak forest in Europe and has a
very important wildlife reserve. Also nearby, in the ”sierra” of Hornachuelos,
is a Natural Park that is worthy of a visit.
The Parador Cordoba has eighty two twin bedded rooms, four rooms with a double bed, two single rooms and six suites. All these spacious rooms have an en suite bathroom.
All rooms have a telephone, satellite television, safe and a mini bar.
The building has air conditioning and central heating, restaurant, bar, parking facilities (without security and limited places), free wireless internet, currency exchange, lift, satellite television and gift shop. Facilities for business meetings are available on request. Other facilities include garden, children's play area, seasonal swimming pool and tennis court.
The Parador of Cordoba overlooks the town from he hill behind and is about 10 minutes by taxi or there is a bus from near the hotel.
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Rates in Euros
|Standard||Double w/ terrace||Junior Suite|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|March to October||164||188||262|
|Breakfast 16 per person per day Lunch or Dinner 33 per person per day|
|PROMOTIONS IN STANDARD ROOMS * (Subject to availability)|
|2013 Rates in Euros||Golden Days||Young Persons||5 Night Card||2 Night Special|
|Jan and Feb|
Nov and Dec
|128.10||128.10||108.00||189.00 per night|
|March to October||137.20||137.20||108.00||198.10 per night|
Rates are per day for 2 persons sharing a double room and include tax
*Supplement and restrictions may apply - General terms and conditions
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)|
|Golden Days||30% discount for guests 55 years or over in a standard room with breakfast|
|Young Persons||Discounted rates for guests from 18 to 35 years old in a standard room with breakfast|
|5 Night Card||Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room exc. breakfast|
|2 Night Special||20% discount for 2 consecutive nights or more with half board|
|Special Golden Days Offer||Rooms at 75 euros for clients over 55 years old|
Avda. de la Arruzafa, 37
14012 Cordoba, Cordoba
Latitude: 37° 54' 23.1114" N (37.9061475960424)
Longitude: 4° 48' 0.216" W (-4.800081253051758)
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|Comment posted by Rod Moulton|
|Stayed a couple of nights in April during fine weather and enjoyed our stay. Although we had to change our room upon arrival this was handled efficiently. The room was spacious, modern, business class really - nothing fancy but functional - excellent view to the garden and city. Public areas and restaurant were good, and nice to see plenty of local people in the restaurant too - always a good sign. Located a stiff walk from the historic centre but an interesting stroll nonetheless - seeing the good and less good of city life - friendly policemen to give directions too. One criticism - must there be a TV in the bar with football blaring out - not everyone is a fan you know!|
|Comment posted by Ms Anne O'Connell|
|My husband and I stayed at the Parador in Cordoba and at the Parador San Francisco at the Alhambra. One of the main benefits of Paradors is the general consistency in the standard of the accommodation. At both places the accommodation was very comfortable and beautifully maintained, although the Alhambra had much more 'atmosphere'. The room in Cordoba was much larger and the view which was over the town, was more expansive. The service at the Alhambra was very obliging, but a little offhand at the reception at Parador Cordoba, and the person who presided over breakfast in Cordoba on our last day was not at all welcoming. However, we enjoyed our stay in both places and will stay again when we return to Spain.|
|Comment posted by Björn Lilljeqvist|
|Just about everything (rooms, friendliness, cleanliness, etc) was first class and delightful. The only improvement we would suggest is a better map of thetown, clearly indicating your location.|
|Comment posted by D Gillanders|
|Wonderful. One of our memorable evenings in Spain, having a late dinner on the terrace, on a balmy Sep evening .Good food and wine, wonderful solo classical guitarist. A good retreat after a hot day of sightseeing and chosen for that. Cordoba historic and classic. Mesquita magical and Alcazar and gardens a must. Big comfortable rooms and ensuite; balcony small but appreciated. Great pool. We note some of the comments re the food; our party- particular -thought it was very good.Please keep the regional cuisine focus. Future visit ?- hope so.|
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The elevated position of this Parador hotel makes it cooler than staying in the city of Cordoba.