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Monasterio de San Francisco

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   35 Avenue Pio XII, 14700 Palma Del Rio, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Malaga, Spain
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As this hotel is just 2 hours drive from where we live, we could hardly refuse to take advantage of their special offer of dinner, bed & breakfast for two people for just €65. The building is impressive and retains the aura and many of the original features of the monastery it once was. As an hotel, it succeeds in... More

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Marbella, Andalucia, Spain
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We were 2 couples on an overnight stay, with dinner, bed and breakfast, for a fantastic bargain of 65 euros per couple!! The reception was good, although it may have been so because we speak Spanish. Yes, it is a converted monastery, but that added to the ambience, and the food was excellent. it has to be said though, that... More

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Neston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We had a very poor reception from the staff on arrival, and were not shown to our room. I went back to the reception and asked for better directions and got another grunt. After finding the room we felt a little disappointed, A/C that barely worked, dark and drab. We decided to make the most of things, I went back... More

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Cherry Hill
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We were on a cycling tour through southern Spain. As a group we enjoy " different" accommodations. This did not disappoint...spacious rooms, friendly staff. We caught the flavor of the area thanks to the working class/everyman town, PALMA DEL RIO. Traveling luck landed us in a bar/ restaurant that was hosting a bachelorette party on a Saturday night complete with... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

What a disappointment. The 'Monastery; is in a dreadful setting - a ghastly run down town with no soul. The building itself was stunning inside and out but also had no soul. The bedrooms were lovely but my friend was put in a room that aready had someone in - (not good walking in on someone!!) - so she was... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I loved this hotel. So did Christopher Columbus who stayed here when it was a monastery and he was friends with the Franciscan monks. It may be old but it doesn't feel dated. Our room was spacious and bright and overlooked the backgarden and pool. There was a great shower and separate big bathtub and two sinks in the bathroom.

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Binfield, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We chose the Monasterio because we just loved the look of the place. As it happened, it was at the halfway point in our trip and after spending several days exploring Granada and Cordoba we were ready for a day off. Let's get one thing clear straightaway, there's not much to see or do in Palma Del Rio but this... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

An out of the way hotel, with very large rooms, big bathroom, big courtyards, large pool, and very good food. We were there in the second week of May 2012 with a Bike Tour Group, and the accommodations were terrific. Weather was in the high 90's so biking was a bit hard, but returning to this Hotel was like an... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

What a special thing to be able to stay in an old monastary. I loved the property and the town, which was celebrating a festival. The gardens were great! Food was good and it was a perfect base for biking (which brought us there). Only thing making it less than perfect - I didn't mind the somewhat dirty pool, but... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Just a random choice for a night's stay but wish we had stayed longer. We arrived relatively late but wandered around the property in the morning. A fascinating history with Columbus and Father Serra having stayed in the property. Of course, the rooms were somewhat smaller. The property is a former monastery and some of the rooms are beautiful. The... More

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Also Known As:
Monasterio De San Francisco Hotel Palma Del Rio
Monasterio De San Francisco Palma Del Rio, Spain - Province Of Cordoba
Address: 35 Avenue Pio XII, 14700 Palma Del Rio, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cordoba > Palma Del Rio
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Palma Del Rio
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Hotel Class:3 star — Monasterio de San Francisco 3*
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