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Parador Cordoba

Hotel La Arruzafa

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The elevated position of this luxury four star hotel provides a cooler atmosphere than staying in the city of Cordoba

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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".
View at Parador Cordoba

It is in a hilly area, three kilometres from the town, at the foot of the Cordoba mountain range.
The situation away from the city brings the benefit of having a temperature 4C degrees lower than in Cordoba.

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.
Swimming pool - Cordoba Parador
"Gazpacho blanco de almendras" which is an almond flavoured version of this classic cold soup;
"Heuvos esparragos", being a type of egg florentine containing eggs and spinach;
"Rabo de toro a la Cordobesa" which is the local version of oxtail stew;


The terrace overlooking the city is a popular place for a pre-meal drink or to have a snack,

Cordoba is an ancient city and was the capital of southern Spain under Roman rule. Its greatest prominence came under Arab rule when the court of the Caliphs of the west established their court in the city.

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!

Abdu'r-Rahman, in 785 A.D. commenced the construction of a mosque, the Mezquita, the Great Mosque, which covers six acres. The ornate roof is held aloft by 850 columns. When the moors were defeated by the Christians, the northern part was converted into a cathedral, a task that took two centuries.

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 of America.
Parador of Cordoba bedroom

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.

In or near the Cordoba Parador the enthusiast can swim, play tennis, ride horses, walk or play golf.

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.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 135 kms and the nearest train station is 4 kms away.

Pets are not allowed.

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RACK RATES
2014
Rates in Euros
Standard Double w/ terrace Junior Suite
Jan and Feb
Nov and Dec
151174242
March to October164189262
Breakfast 16 per person per day                 Lunch or Dinner 33 per person per day

Rates are per day, per room, for 1 or 2 persons and include tax
General terms and conditions

PROMOTIONOVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)
Golden Days Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 55 years or more
Young Persons Up to 10% discount on accommodation and 30% discount on breakfast for guests aged 30 years or less
5 Night Card Discounted rates for 5 nights in a standard room inc. breakfast
2 Night Special Up to 15% discount on accommodation and 20% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador

 

Directions
Parador Cordoba
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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Guests' Comments
Comment posted by RAY COYLE
2014-04-24 17:32:23
We had a wonderful stay at this Parador in late March. The hotel was clean, light and airy. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The staff were helpful and friendly.
Comment posted by Ken Hazell
2013-10-27 12:11:28
Stayed for two nights in September using the "Over 55" offer, rooms on the "wrong" side overlooking entrance and parking area, however, this didn't spoil the experience. The view from the terrace is stunning, rooms very comfortable, the overall ambiance and pool facility were excellent. So much so it was an effort to get on with the sightseeing! Local bus (No13) made journey to and from the Old Town simple, apart from initially locating the bus stop near the railway station (not on the bus stand where most of the other routes stop). An enjoyable stay in Cordoba, recommended.
Comment posted by Valerie Le Maitre
2013-10-21 09:56:21
A very nice place to stay. The ambience was super. The swimming pool well attended, clean and from it wonderful views. The only point that meant not giving your parador 5 stars was one member of staff at reception who was totally unhelpful when asked how to post a letter. The parador had no stamps, would not accept on behalf of the client the letter, nor accept the money needed to do so. So instead of 5 stars; just 4! Sorry, but little things that that sour one needlessly. But keep up your standards, it was a lovely time with you.
Comment posted by C. L.
2013-08-05 09:40:12
Thank you for your e-mail We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would recommend the accommodation without hesitation. Best wishes
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The elevated position of this Parador hotel makes it cooler than staying in the city of Cordoba.



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