Palacio Bailio

Cordoba, Spain

There’s a peaceful vibe about this hotel, a renovated 16th century palace in the heart of Cordoba, just a 10-minute walk to the main sights. Declared a Cultural Heritage Monument in 1982, its guest rooms happily integrate the past and present, with original wall painting side by side with modern decor. Relax in the main courtyard patio with its swimming pool and sunny terrace, and don’t forget to check out the dining room, built over the remains of excavated Roman ruins that can be viewed through a glass floor.