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Neston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2013

We had a very poor reception from the staff on arrival, and were not shown to our room. I went back to the reception and asked for better directions and got another grunt. After finding the room we felt a little disappointed, A/C that barely worked, dark and drab. We decided to make the most of things, I went back...

2Thank ZALC2007
Cherry Hill
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We were on a cycling tour through southern Spain. As a group we enjoy " different" accommodations. This did not disappoint...spacious rooms, friendly staff. We caught the flavor of the area thanks to the working class/everyman town, PALMA DEL RIO. Traveling luck landed us in a bar/ restaurant that was hosting a bachelorette party on a Saturday night complete with...

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 1 November 2012

What a disappointment. The 'Monastery; is in a dreadful setting - a ghastly run down town with no soul. The building itself was stunning inside and out but also had no soul. The bedrooms were lovely but my friend was put in a room that aready had someone in - (not good walking in on someone!!) - so she was...

Thank Joedy
New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I loved this hotel. So did Christopher Columbus who stayed here when it was a monastery and he was friends with the Franciscan monks. It may be old but it doesn't feel dated. Our room was spacious and bright and overlooked the backgarden and pool. There was a great shower and separate big bathtub and two sinks in the bathroom.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We chose the Monasterio because we just loved the look of the place. As it happened, it was at the halfway point in our trip and after spending several days exploring Granada and Cordoba we were ready for a day off. Let's get one thing clear straightaway, there's not much to see or do in Palma Del Rio but this...

1Thank NeilFoley
Greenbrae, California
Reviewed 11 July 2012

An out of the way hotel, with very large rooms, big bathroom, big courtyards, large pool, and very good food. We were there in the second week of May 2012 with a Bike Tour Group, and the accommodations were terrific. Weather was in the high 90's so biking was a bit hard, but returning to this Hotel was like an...

1Thank Paul R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 30 April 2012

What a special thing to be able to stay in an old monastary. I loved the property and the town, which was celebrating a festival. The gardens were great! Food was good and it was a perfect base for biking (which brought us there). Only thing making it less than perfect - I didn't mind the somewhat dirty pool, but...

Thank paulandsarahthomas
Reviewed 29 April 2012

Just a random choice for a night's stay but wish we had stayed longer. We arrived relatively late but wandered around the property in the morning. A fascinating history with Columbus and Father Serra having stayed in the property. Of course, the rooms were somewhat smaller. The property is a former monastery and some of the rooms are beautiful. The...

1Thank Gary M
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 10 November 2011

Restored monestary with gardens and orange grove is tranquil and a unique opportunity to stay in a converted historic building. Church bells will wake you at 7am. Beautiful courtyards and loads of flowers adron the walls of this former monestary and hospital. Orange grove in the back is said to have the original orange trees from which all American trees...

Thank MaryKop
Reviewed 17 July 2011

What a lovely place, huge and rustic and rambling. Eclectic furniture, vege gardens, super lap pool, extremely clean. We ate diner and breakfast, both good. Very reasonably priced. Beds were super comfy with great linens, L'Occitaine bathroom goodies.

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Address: Calle Pio XII 35, 14700 Palma Del Rio, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Cordoba > Palma Del Rio
Price Range: €57 - €109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Monasterio de San Francisco 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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“Ask for a room view a garden view”
califbikegal, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“They are all quite. Maybe you could ask for a lighter room.”
JulioSalvador, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try to select a room overlooking the vegetable garden - it's even quieter.”
NataliaT92, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 13 has lots of small windows a very pretty bathroom with a great view”
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charlotteww, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Historical building, ask to see the room first if concerned about size, location or condition as all are unique.”
DonW323, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
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