Hotel Maria Luisa

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Lucena-Loja Km 22, Rute, Andalusia, 14960, Spain

1 Review

Hotel Maria Luisa
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 54% less and rated 10% higher than other 3 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families80
  • Couples62
  • Solo0
  • Business0
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    Hotel Maria Luisa is a 3 star hotel located on Lucena-Loja Km, near the coast of the Gibraltar. Attractions in the vicinity include RENFE, Valderrama, and Segway Nova Mobility. Hotel Maria Luisa received a 100% satisfaction rating based on a limited number of reviews. Positive reviewer comments included the staff was pleasant and seemed to try hard to provide a pleasant stay. Reviewers also mentioned this hotel is “old-fashioned and tired”. Guests mentioned that bulldozers are replacing the view of olive groves, which could once be seen for acres from the west side. There were a few negative comments about the “dingy” appearance. Amenities include air conditioning, jacuzzi, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, laundry facilities, wireless internet, public parking, and children’s playground.

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Forum Posts

The mosque in Cordoba

by ScottishGordon

Does anyone know if you can use a tripod to take photos inside the mosque?

Re: The mosque in Cordoba

by puerto_lover

I have a feeling that you would be told not to use it if spotted by an attendant ! Maybe if it is one of those smaller collapsible tripods which you rig up in one of the many spaces within the Mezquita out of sight of the attendant it would be fine ! As long as it fitted in your coat ! Taking pictures inside is of course allowed.
It is a large space.
Perhaps there are other options of keeping the camera solid when taking a picture that is not going to upset the attendant ?

Re: The mosque in Cordoba

by ScottishGordon

Thank you for your message, My tripod is quite a sturdy one and does not collapse to a small size. I will either take a monopod or try and rest the camera on a reasonably flat surface.Thanks very much.

Re: The mosque in Cordoba

by makoko1

Yes of course.enjoy in spain.

Re: The mosque in Cordoba

by GlobeTrekr

I don't recall anyone having a tripod when I was there but surely you should not have a problem. You might get swindled into having to pay a bit more for the tripod! Maybe...who knows. If you do, oh well, it'll be the only way to bring it into the mosque. I think as long as you're not disrupting anyone or any tour group it should be fine.

My suggestion would be to go on your own to take these photos as opposed to with a tour group so that nobody is waiting for you and you can take all the time in the world to take as many photos as you'd like. Definitely take a guided tour at some point though so you get all the history and crucial information about the mosque as its very interesting, (i.e. different architectural styles that were influenced throughout the years).

By all means take your tripod, capture beautiful images, enjoy the mosque, Cordoba, and all of Andalucia.

Re: The mosque in Cordoba

by heliopinto

No, it is forbidden. It says in the rules on the back of the ticket.

Enjoy your stay

Travel Tips for Córdoba

you should visit La Mezquita:...

by Maai

you should visit La Mezquita: it is an impressive Arabian mosque, the third-biggest in the world with an extension of 23.000 square meters, the most beautiful and original building of all Spain.
So should walk inside to feel the peace.

This Mezquita initiated the so-called Califal style, which combined Roman, Gothic, Byzantine, Syrian and Persian elements and was the starting-point of all Arabian-Hispanic architecture of the centuries to come, up to the Mudéjar-style of Arabians living in the Spain reconquered by Christians.

the hall consists of 11 naves with 110 columns, the capitals of which were taken from old Roman and Byzantine buildings. Above there is a second row of arcs, then an architectonic novelty, creating a unique ambience of light and shadow.
Later 8 more arcs were added, with columns of white marble taken from the Roman amphitheater of Mérida. In 961 the minaret was built, Mihrab, and the Kliba with its cupola of entangled arcs in 961, both being among the major attractions today. The last an most important enlargement was made in 987, doubling the original size of the mosque and adding columns of blue and red marble. As the enlargement could be made only towards West, the river Guadalquivir in the South and the palace of the caliph in the East being very close, the mosque of Cordoba is the only one that doesn't have the Mihrab as its central point. The other particularity is that it is not orientated towards Mecca, but towards Damascus - perhaps because of nostalgic feelings of Abderramán I, who expressed in his poetry how much he was missing the mosques of his home-town.


by Martin_S.

I think that most of us have never seen a bullfight in our lives. As for me I have only been to one country (Spain) that actually does bullfights...but the name Manolete was familiar even to me as a famous bullfighter that died in the ring even before I was born. A piece of Spanish history that stays in your mind. The following web site has a pretty good piece about him.

Wines from the...

by montxito

Wines from the Montilla-Moriles area are not far behind those from Jerez. A very similar range is produced here, is that 'finos', 'olorosos, 'amontillados' and sweet wine of excellent quality and character provided by the Pedro Ximenez grape, largely grown in this area. There is a good variety of sweet, dense and aromatic wines that are popular with those who like them sweet.

I recommended the train AVE...

by Cordobesa

I recommended the train AVE (high speed), from Madrid or Sevilla.
Cordoba is a small town. You can go anywhere of the city center or historic center walking. I recommended walking specially during spring, it's very nice the smell of 'azahar' (orange flower), and feel the warm of the sun.
However, if you need any kind of public transport, I recommended the bus.

Tapas so close to the Mesquita

by Donrogelio about Mesón de las Flores

Great Tapas place just up from the Mesquita. The place was packed on a showery afternoon. The two guys were prompt and courteous in getting the orders out. All the tapas were good. We had the ensalada rusa (potato salad), and some dynamite albondigas and gazpacho.


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