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Historic hotel, La Rioja, Euskadi and the Rioja wine region

Sajazarra | Ref: HSAJ1 | Bedrooms: 8


At one time an inn, this 19th century mansion in the medieval village of Sajazarra (meaning Lake of Flowers) in the Rioja Alta region, has been lovingly and carefully restored by its owners to make a comfortable and relaxing small hotel.

Great attention has been paid to maintaining its original features and objets d'art and other curiosities from the region blend in with antique furniture. There is even an old barber's chair in the entrada!

Each of the eight double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and T.V. have been individually furnished and decorated with your comfort in mind. The bathrooms are particularly artistic! Two of the bedrooms have terraces which look out over rooftops and vineyards and the Sierra de La Demanda beyond.

Berta and her family, with their in depth knowledge of the area, can organise visits to the local bodegas and wine tastings and will make sure your stay is a pleasant and memorable one.

Posada de Sajazarra

Accommodation Description

8 double bedrooms.
All bedrooms have full en-suite facilities and TV.


There is a dining room on the ground floor with a sitting area and large flat screen satellite T.V. Off this is a patio for sitting/eating out.

The hotel has WIFI.
Hairdryers are available on request.
Bike hire is available through the owners.
They can also organise visits to local bodegas and wine tastings.

Wine is on sale at the hotel.

Parking in village square, a very short walk from the hotel. Can park outside hotel to leave bags beforehand.


Breakfast is included.

There is a meson/asador in the village ( a one minute walk away).

Beach: 120km
Nearest Shop:
Nearest Airport: Bilbao (115km)
Nearest Ferryport: Bilbao (120km)


The medieval, picturesque village of Sajazarra, lies in a valley of vineyards, backed by the dramatic, sharp pointed crags of Pena Lengua, in the Rioja Alta. With its grand 15th century castle, fine casonas and mansions, it has been beautifully preserved, yet remains a relaxing and unspoilt village with agricultural life still much at its core.

It does attract visitors though, particularly for its popular classical music festival, held in August and for its lively fiesta on 25th April.

The village has two bars, one of which has a country style restaurant and several small bodegas.

You are very well placed for exploring the region with Haro, the wine capital with its grand bodegas at 11kms, Santo Domingo de La Calzada with its cathedral and the famous crowing cock, a short drive, and beyond the ski resort at Ezcaray and the ancient monasteries of Suso and Yuso at San Millan de la Cogolla. Yet nearer at hand the surrounding villages of Casalarreina, Tirgo and Cuzcurrita del Rio Tiron must not be missed.

Holiday Ideas near Sajazarra

Basque Cuisine
Basque Cuisine
Puente la Reina
Puente la Reina
La Rioja Alavesa
La Rioja Alavesa
Riojan cuisine
Riojan cuisine
Dinastia Vivanco, Wine Culture
Dinastia Vivanco, Wine Culture
Architecture among the Vines
Architecture among the Vines
Izki Golf
Izki Golf
Vindimia - the grape harvest
Vindimia - the grape harvest

Getting There

La Rioja has good motorway links to Bilbao and Santander making it quite easy to arrive from the UK:

Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or Santander with Ryanair;
Gatwick to Bilbao with Vueling (BA).
Manchester to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Easyjet;
Dublin to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Aer Lingus.

NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao 7 sailings weekly.

Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.

Getting Around

If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.

If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website

In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.