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Casa Rural Ametzola

Barrio Ametzola 1, 48499 Zeberio, Spain
Casa Rural Ametzola
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Hermann, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay last year with Mikel was shortened unexpectedly but we are returning this year! While we have had many wonderful hosts, I do not know of any who have been more helpful in terms of helping us plan our adventures. We love history, art, food and wine, and local culture. Mikel is a great guide to the Basque Country.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nothing bad to say. Charming, homey, fabulous. Mikel and silent, fluffy Sinxo were great hosts during our stay on the mountain. Mikel is a fabulous cook - still thinking about the pork loin he prepared. The bed was supremely comfortable and the room spacious and warm. The shower was new and nice, a surprise in a centuries-old house, and a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I am here at ametzola and am so impressed. The house is beautiful and authentic and situated in amazing scenery. Views from rooms are wonderful especially the suite. Food is great and dinner was absolutly worth booking. Showers are excellent and bed was very comfortable. I was sat this morning on the very wide wooden ledge in the bedroom looking... More 

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Copthorne, West Sussex
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Mikel is a great host. A source of information and enthusiasm for Bilboa, everything Basque and Spain. He is also an excellent chef. Our tom tom had a struggle with the cat's cradle that is the Bilboa road system but as you enter the quiet of the Zeberio Valley you know your life is improving. A steep 1 in 3... More 

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Mechelen, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

quiet location with a verry nice owner who can realy cook as a star-chef. My wife and I enjoyed our stay and keep the adress in our mind if we go back to North of spain. Next restaurand is far away, Bud Mikel is great in the kichen; verry helpfull man.

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Hermann, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My Wife and I had a wonderful visit in Mikel's wonderfully restored farmhouse high on the ridge-line in hills surrounded by the Parque Natural. His evening meal was served with excellent Muriel Rioja and was enjoyable. Breakfast with excellent coffee, was also enjoyable. We wish to return for a longer stay.

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Europe
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My son and I have stayed one night in April 2014 in the 300 year old Basque farmstead Ametzola, in Biscay. Ametzola's architecture is apparently common in Zeberio but less common for other Basque regions. It features a square plan with a wooden structure. The voids between the visible external beams and pillars are filled in with bricks. In the... More 

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

All the reviews are true! Ametzola is indeed a very special place. As soon as you step out of the car into the magical mountain-side setting and are greeted by Mikel and Cintxo (his Catalan sheepdog), you feel transported a million miles away from the city and very much 'at home'. A large lush garden surrounds the house and there's... More 

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North Vancouver
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Tastefully restored old country house full of character in a lovely mountain setting. What makes this place so special is the host, Mikel, who is friendly, knowledgeable, generous and a great chef as well. Staying here even 1 night and eating dinner and breakfast is a great experience, but stay longer if possible.

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san diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a wonderful one night stay with Mikel. The house is beautiful and in the middle of stunning countryside. The rooms were lovely, clean and comfortable - very nicely decorated. Dinner was delish - breakfast was a feast. Mikel is charming, welcoming, and all of us (including 3 shy teens) felt like old friends by the end of our... More 

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