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Architect-designed boutique wine hotel , Euskadi and the Rioja wine region

Villabuena de Alava | Ref: HVDA1 | Bedrooms: 33

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Architect-designed, very modern and very 'boutique' this small hotel is the ideal base to get a real feel of the modern Rioja Alavesa, where modern architecture, wonderful wines and top-flight gastronomy abound.

Use the bikes, supplied by the hotel, to get in amongst the vines or even to visit some of the main highlights which are so close you could walk there. Or hop in the car and you have the whole Rioja at your disposal as well as Burgos, Soria and Vitoria.

The hotel boasts a renowned gastronomic restaurant as well as a rooftop terrace with stunning views. There's a small gym and a pool right next door which clients can use free of charge.

Accommodation Description

33 rooms including 14 deluxe and 2 suites

All rooms have:
Individually controlled air-conditioning and heating.
En-suite bathrooms with hair dryer
Minibar with selected wine from the region
Complementary still and sparkling water
32” TV with international channels
Free WiFi
DVD player and movies in various languages
Electronic safety box

Disabled facilities available

Facilities

Free Internet access (WIFI or LAN)
Wine-Tasting Bar with tastings with expert sommelier
Exclusive wines from the region and wine shop
Access to the public swimming pool next to the hotel
Free Gym Access
Exterior lounge with views to the Mountains of Cantabria
Free bicycles
Free parking
Turn down service
Amenities
Bathrobe

Restaurant

Gastronomic restaurant with á la carte and tasting menus. Extensive wine list and expert somelier.
There's also a wine bar which offers less formal dining and lighter meals at any time of day.



Bedrooms:33
Beach: 120km
Nearest Shop: In the village a short walk
Bars/Restaurants: In the hotel and nearby
Nearest Airport: Bilbao (105km)
Nearest Ferryport: Bilbao (105km)

Villabuena de Alava

Just north of the Ebro River, at the heart of the Rioja Alavesa, Villabuena de Alava is well placed to explore the Rioja wine region as a whole as well as the Sierra de Cantabria and the Sierra de Cebollera.

The village lives and breathes wine, with 48 wineries in total including the famous Baigorri and Izadi, both of which are housed in exotic architect-designed buildings. In fact the location is perfect for anyone interested modern architecture with the Marques de Riscal wine hotel, designed by Frank Gehry, just a stone's throw away.

Logroño, Laguardia and the excellent Dinastia Vivanco wine museum are all close by and further afield the historic cities of Burgos, Vitoria and Soria are all within easy reach for days out.

Holiday Ideas near Villabuena de Alava

Basque Cuisine
Basque Cuisine
Puente la Reina
Puente la Reina
La Rioja Alavesa
La Rioja Alavesa
Laguardia
Laguardia
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:

Flights:
Stansted, Dublin or Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair;
Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or to Biarritz with Ryanair
Heathrow to Bilbao with British Airways.
Gatwick to Bilbao with Vueling (4 weekly).
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet (2 weekly).
NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 5 sailings weekly.
We can include the ferry crossings as part of the package

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.