Hotel Viento 10 offers a harmonious combination of ancient and modern. A small but perfectly formed boutique hotel on one of the narrow maze-like lanes of Cordoba’s Jewish quarter. Easy to miss (hubby and I did), then retracing our steps we were welcomed by Carmen as she opened the door onto a beautiful Moorish arched patio. We felt instantly at home, relaxed and wanting to discover every corner of this quaint hotel with its eight rooms around a typical old Cordoba patio open to the blue skies.
Just across from the River Guadalquiver and about five minutes walk to the Mezquita and main historical centre, the location makes it easy to discover Cordoba on foot.
Hotel Viento 10 has been carefully and charmingly converted by Gerard, owner and host. The blend of cool white minimalism, huge glass doors and Moorish pillars and arches is delightful. This old city house puts its small space to great use, though the bedrooms aren’t large — ours over the street room was the biggest with a high wooden ceiling and soft lights — everything is well thought out.
There are sun loungers on the roof terrace and a jacuzzi and sauna. If you fancy, a variety of massages can be arranged and zen meditation sessions are available on request.
The hotel doesn’t serve dinner but there is an honesty bar laid out for a late nightcap in the cosy lounge area with the aroma of fresh flowers, so just help yourself. Breakfast is served and what an array! No typical buffet breakfast here, but an abundance of breads, cakes, fruits, juice and coffee all lovingly laid on your table. Never have I seen a prettier start to the day.
There is no 24-hour reception, but with Gerard’s and Carmen’s phone numbers (just in case) and your own front door key, Hotel Viento 10 is a real home from home experience