Hotel Mezquita

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Plaza Santa Catalina, 1, Cordoba, Andalusia, 14003, Spain

2 Reviews

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  • Families83
  • Couples82
  • Solo86
  • Business100
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    Hotel Mezquita is a 1 star, 22-room hotel located on Plaza Santa Catalina, centrally located. As one guest puts it, “If it were any more centrally located, we would have been sleeping in the mosque. The Mesquita was on the other side of the road!” Attractions in the vicinity include Great Cathedral and Mosque (Mezquita de Cordoba), Calleja de las Flores, and the Archaeological Museum of Cordoba. Hotel Mezquita received a 91% satisfaction rating. Positive reviewer comments included staff being very friendly and helpful, and the decor charmingly kitch with character. Some commented the lobby and common areas of this hotel are well decorated. Reviewers also mentioned this is a lovely hotel with old fashioned charm, a great value, and about 5 meters from one of Europe's greatest buildings”. Guest recommended asking for a room with a view of the Mezquita, and taking advantage of their breakfast. There were few negative comments such as nightly noise coming from the street in front of the hotel, the room was small, bigger bags are more difficult to be wheeled around the two single beds. Despite the size, many said this hotel is still good value.

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    Antiques and the Mezquita


    The location is unbeatable, right outside the exit from the courtyard of the Mezquita. If you take a cab, be prepared to pay a small surcharge for entering the historical area.

    The interior of the hotel lobby is lavishly decorated with antiques and paintings and you'd get the impression you're entering a mansion (which is precisly what the Hotel Mezquita was). Some rooms have a rooftop view of the cathedral of the Mezquita and the chimes of the bells tell you the time. Your watch is redundant here.

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by akikonomu

The great mosque must be the top tourist attraction in Cordoba. As I stayed at the Hotel Mezquita (right outside the Mez), I could almost see the snaking crowds day in day out. However, if you were not travelling in a group, you can actually access the Mezquita in the mornings free of charge.

The red and white arches above the doorway of the exterior is a prelude to the overwhelming multitude of arches in the same colour combination in its interior. Perhaps the shimmering golden doorway reflecting the afternoon sun into your eyes is a better introduction to grandeur of its interior. Some parts of the exterior has been restored but some have been left untouched - this gives a good contrast of the actual state of the monument. At the time of my visit, there was restoration works going on both in the interior and exterior so I'm not sure if everything is going to look spanking new soon.

I have nicknamed the mosque candy-land (no insults intended) because of the red and white arches of the interior which really resemble the Chrsitmas candies. Viewing the multitude of arches from all angles create different pictures. The arches are also differentiated with some simply rounded and others being scallop like.

Listening to the organist practising on the wind organ in candy land evokes great emotions, especially when solemn, melancholic tunes are played. This was the Christian addition to the original Moorish monument.

As you travel across Andalucia, there are just so many Moorish monuments that leave you in awe of the architectural greatness of these people, and the Mezquita is a good showcase.


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Address: Plaza Santa Catalina, 1, Cordoba, Andalusia, 14003, Spain