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||189||262|
|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
|PROMOTION||OVERVIEW (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|
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 Ken Hazell|
|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|
|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.|
|Thank you for your e-mail We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We would recommend the accommodation without hesitation. Best wishes|
|Comment posted by David Boyle|
|Stayed for one night in May. Room was very nice and spacious. The best part was drinks and cards on the outside veranda in the evening...beautiful view and excellent drinks. Would definitely stay there again if I went to Cordoba.|
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The elevated position of this Parador hotel makes it cooler than staying in the city of Cordoba.