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Hotel Macia Alfaros
Ranked #29 of 65 Hotels in Cordoba
Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Somewhat disappointed”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

We changed our route to the south at the last minute to stay at Cordoba rather than Granada as we had not previously visited Cordoba. The photographs of the hotel looked interesting, we got a good price and on the basis of the photographs booked, We didn't pay much, so can't complain. The surroundings are very shabby. Had we not previously booked, we would not have given it a second look. There is an underground car park, which was a prerequisite for our booking. The parking is ridiculously small and access to the lower floors (which you have to do either to park or to exit) challenging in the extreme. Obviously designed when a Seat 500 was considered a large vehicle. The reception area is large and Moorish in appearance. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was adequate; very dark and has been written elsewhere, the walls are paper thin so you can hear everything being said next door. However, comfortable and adequate for an overnight stay. The restaurant is a typical hotel restaurant. Its OK if you don;t want to go out, but not somewhere you'd use otherwise. I suspect it is a business hotel during the week. However, all the staff were friendly and attentive..

The location is reasonable, about 10 minutes gentle walk from the main attractions - but if returning to Cordoba, I's try one of the other locations we had shortlisted. And we never did find where the pictures featured on some of the booking sites were taken!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

This hotel is reasonable but its not four stars. The room was comfortable but fairly basic and the walls were so thin that you could hear the conversation and the television in the adjoining room. The hotel was noisy particularly during the weekend. The breakfast during the weekend was good but during the week it became most basic with no prior advice to the guests. The staff were fairly indifferent. Its location however was good as it is within easy walking distance of both the commercial centre and the grand mosque.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed at this hotel on 27 Dec 2012 and it was not a good experience. Inside it feels like a chaos. Staff hardly speak english (which is odd) and the hotel is way old, needing a serious modernisation. Pretty much everything is old inside, the lobby, the corridors and the rooms ... Just modernise already, it is about time. The carpets in the rooms were basically dirty (because of age). The cafeteria by the reception was very disappointing, we didn't have food there but the stuff on display were plain awful (I am comparing against my hotel stays in Malaga, Sevilla and Granada on the same trip).The hotel has car park, which is good, and the location is not bad either, so cannot complain much on those points. Though cheap, I would not stay here ever again. I dont get why they dont invest in the amenities and the look and feel of this hotel. Disappointed.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

To get to this hotel you have to go down a busy one way street past some very shabby buildings so it was a pleasant surprise to find inside a very spacious reception area with traditional style decor. The parking was expensive but worth it because everything is within walking distance & the narrow streets must be a nightmare to drive around and find parking spaces. Our room, which had a Juliette balcony overlooking the pool & sun terrace, was spacious & clean. The end of November is too cold for outdoor swimming but it was nice to look out on the pretty setting. The room got a bit chilly at night despite turning up the air con/heater. We did not have breakfast in the hotel as we found that there were several local cafes serving good value food. Cordoba is a small city with a lot of history & culture. The Mezquita was stunning and we loved the maze of tiny streets around it. We found the staff on reception to be very helpful.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the pool have a pretty view & are quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is about 5-10 min form all you have to see in cordoba.
The brekfast was very very good .larg room with Ll you needs.
We arrived without car but the have parking if you will come with car.
You can stay till 12 am ,so if you will go to the mousk from 8-10. It is free ( from 10am it cost 8€) go back to fhe hotel enjow your brekfest (served till 11).

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very nice & clean hotel. Rooms & bathroom with enough space and very clean. Just a few minutes from the center, so certainly worth recommending.

Big breakfast area, which reminds the low cost 'all-in' hotels with enough choice in food but not that good quality.

We liked the fact that the hotel has it's own parking space, so it was very easy to 'arrive & leave' for a similar price as any other parking.

Room Tip: We had a room at the end of the corridor, so no noise at all !
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Stayed one night and really enjoyed this Hotel.
The rooms are lovely and the reception staff very helpful.
The undergound car park is a little tight to manouvre but its great that it actually has one, so parking was a breeze compared to Seville.
Breakfast was excellent
Would definately say again

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Macia Alfaros
Address: Calle Alfaros 18, 14001 Cordoba, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cordoba > Cordoba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Cordoba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Macia Alfaros 4*
Number of rooms: 144
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