"so so but the better option nonetheless"
We weren't impressed with the hotel overall, but would recommend it for only the following reason: location. If you are in Cordoba only one night then this will be fine, as it was for us; longer might be a trial. The hotel fronts on the river facing the old quarter of the city, the Mesquite and the Roman bridge, with only a 10-minute walk to get there. We liked being outside but close to the old city. The hotels in the old city seemed seedy and noisy, and really, apart from the Mesquite, the rest of that area was a collection of tacky souvenir shops flogging more of the same stuff and t-shirts.
The hotel staff weren't especially nice or friendly. The first room they gave us was a smoking room on a designated smoking floor, even though we had specified non-smoking. We had to lug our stuff up there (4th floor) to find that out, though the stench was obvious on getting off the elevator. The room was unacceptable for the bad smell. When we returned to the front desk, the staff's reaction was that "it shouldn't smell bad" and they were somewhat miffed that they now had to find us a different room. Well, they did, and it was in some kind of new wing added on at the back, with cheap fake wood panelling walls and several twisting hallways to get there, on the ground level. Still, for one night who cares about that?
The room itself had an odd set-up, the bathroom was separated from the bedroom by a sliding pocket door, which made quite a lot of noise sliding open and closed. As the light swith for the bathroom was located on the bedroom side of the wall, and opposite to the door opening, you had to turn the light on while still in the bedroom and before closing the door if you wanted any light at all. This, then, was disruptive to the other person trying to sleep during a mid-night call to the bathroom.
The hotel did not provide free internet, in fact they charged more than any other place we'd been to in Spain, I forget exactly how much since we declined to be so taken, but it was in the neighbourhood of E2 for 10 minutes.
The hotel did have parking available (I forget how much, but around E20), but you can also park on the streets around the hotel, and we were lucky to find a good spot close to the hotel entrance, so saved the cost of parking.
I doubt we'll return to Cordoba. Apart from the Mesquite, which is fabulous and must be seen, we didn't enjoy the feeling of that city at all. We had just been in Granada and loved it, absolutely loved Granada, so Cordoba really didn't compare well for many reasons. If we need to see the Mesquite again someday, we'd be better to make a day trip of it out of Sevilla.
EMoore from Ottawa, ON