Ok - I am going to be honest as I can with this review. The apartment was fine - very traditional and well located, like being in someones granny house - which we didn't mind was quite authentic. The covers on the sitting room furniture were shabby and worn and the bedding old, but it all seemed quite clean. The kitchen small and not very well equipped and the bathroom was small but we liked the tiles - except there were these tiny flies that seemed to be everywhere in it. My partner and I could cope with this but my daughter would not sleep in the bedroom because of this (It is next to the bathroom) so we had to move the mattress into our room. We had a disaster on the last night. My daughter had food poisoning and vomited 10 times from midnight till we had to leave the next morning at 9am. It was terrible - none of us slept and we were obviously very worried about her. There was no washing machine in the apartment so we removed all the bedding as best we could, rinsed it in the bidet and left in bundled in the bathroom so the owner could get it cleaned. We had trouble getting her up and ready to catch the train and so didn't have time to take the bins out, and we left a couple of empty plastic bottles in the apartment. We left the owner a note explaining our predicament with the sheets. The owner did not give us our damage deposit back - it was only 50 euros so we accept the extra laundry. However - he sent us photos of the supposed 'terrible' star we left the flat in - which included one of an unmade bed (surely he would be stripping and cleaning the beds) and literally 2 cups and a bowl in the sink. We explained our situation overnight with him. We were quite amused really - at the end of the day we did feel bad about leaving sick stained sheets but got the feeling the owner would have grumbled however we left the flat and it was all one of those things that we couldn't help. We would say book if you want a good location and authenticity- but leave the apartment spotless, and don't expect comfy beds (the single one in kids room extremely noisy) and the worn furniture and flies.
A little bit further away from the mosque than the map on tripadvisor shows, but still around 15-min walk if you're young. Flat is comfortable -traditional decor, comfy beds. 2 coffee makers, no kettle. Aircon in living room and main bedroom, which also heats to some extent. There is a small oil-filled radiator in the twin bedroom, which helped boost the heat a little when brought to the living room. Cooking kit is basic, but who's cooking in Cordoba? Decent eateries nearby for all meals. Bus stop close by, which could take you to the mosque and castle, and into the centre of town. Small bus C2 does a circular route of the old town, and has a stop close by. Parking was a longish walk away, but I noticed later that there was a parking garage close by on Paseo la Ribera, which will have charges of course, but would have been much more convenient, if it was available to visitors. Worth checking with Salvador. Car access is limited to residents in that part of the town, so perhaps that car park was also only for residents. Salvador was very helpful, met us near the apartment and helped us get our bags to the flat (5 min walk), then went with me to park the car and walked back with me to the flat. Speaking as a tea-jenny, a couple of mugs would have been fab, as the cups are intended for coffee, I think, but that's just being picky. The price for the location is great, and the place is clean and well-kept. I was with my elderly mum, and the lack of stairs was ideal for us, everything was easy to get to on foot or by bus. Taxis are also very cheap and plentuful. The main tourist office is on the riverside at the moswue, so also very easy to get to. The area around the flat and along to the mosque is mostly flat, and inclines were manageable, but there are steep hills going into the centre of town. I'd go back to this flat.
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