Firstly - be careful - there are other banos arabes in Cordoba. This is a review of the Hospedaria Banos Arabes off calle Almanzor. The baths can be visted separately for 22 euros for unlimited time, but this is a review of the hotel.
The situation is ideal for exploring the juderia, 3 minutes from the mezquita and the alcazar. It's a small hotel (7 rooms) - actually classified as an hostal, presumably due to lack of restaurant, etc.
There is no parking, so you do need to factor in the cost of this 8 - 16 euros a day depending on where you want to park. As with all Spanish towns, I advise parking at a suburban station (usualy free) and taking the train into the centre. It may cost about the same, but it is better for stress levels. The hotel is about 15 minutes walk from the station (with a good map)
The staff were really pleasant and helpful. They explained everything well and were relaxed but attentive. I don't know whether they speak English, but there were clearly written English instructions in the room.
The room was small, but prettily decorated and had everything you might need. There was good linen, comfortable mattress, etc. The aircon was efficient and very welcome with outside temps of 44 degrees. There was a multispray shower thing which was pleasant but seemed a bit pointless with the other facilities on offer. There was a tiny, shared terrace accessible through French windows
Self service breakfast was included. Fruit, yoghurt, bread, cake, cold meat, cheese, cereal, bottled juices, toast, jams etc. It can be taken in the tiny eating area or on a small pretty terrace.
Wifi was available throughout the hotel free of charge
The main attraction, of course, is the baths. Unrestricted use is included in the room cost. They were open from 10 - 10 (later at weekends) and were a real treat - a flotation pool, warm pool, cold plunge pool, hot pool and steam room. Massages available at very reasonable rates. Mint tea and almond cakes served on request and free of charge. No hidden restrictions or costs. You do have to wear a silly hat, but then so does everyone else - and the lights are low!
We paid 80 euros for the room, which (even midweek in baking July) is a fantastic bargain. I can't imagine a better place to stay for any kind of visit to Cordoba and I thoroughly recommend it.
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