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“A heavenly hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Iturregi
Barrio Azkizu, 20808 Getaria, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Getaria
Aviles, Spain
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“A heavenly hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

“Iturregi” is a small, gorgeous hotel in which you feel like a privileged host in a magic atmosphere of beauty, quiet and refinement. While preserving the traditional architecture of a Basque country house, the hotel is endowed with eight extremely comfortable and pleasant rooms as well as with magnificent contemporary-style large bathrooms. Each room has been elegantly decorated with exquisite taste, delivering to the hosts a feeling of class and unpretentious luxury. From the surrounding park (and even from the room windows/balcony), you enjoy a magnificent and relaxing view of the coast. Iturregi is officially categorized as a 4-star hotel (probably because it lacks a restaurant, spa and so on), but it is largely superior to many impersonal 5-star establishment. The outstanding quality of the location, accommodation and hospitality has obviously its price, but the expense is well deserved. This is definitely the best hotel we have been so far.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

We were almost disappointed arriving here as the 2 + hour drive down from Biarritz was so spectacular, following the winding road alongside the sea. But what an amazing vista from our room: vineyards, mountains, sea and rolling green hills all from one window. This was such a peaceful, romantic place and the large suite was such a uniquely designed room - plush, beautiful colours and very comfortable. There are only about 8 rooms and they are all huge and unique.
From afar, the hotel looks like a bucolic chalet but inside it is chic and modern. The pool was very private, framed by an old, ruined wall and with a picturesque backdrop. The stunning and vibrant San Sebastian is an easy drive away for a night out.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

This is our second stay at Hotel Iturregi in 6 months.

The hotel once again upgraded our Iturregi Suite booking to Getaria Suite (this happened the first time we stayed too, really lovely) for our 4 night stay.

The hotel remains in pristine condition, the suite like coming home, the staff are faultless in service levels.

My only gripe this time round are the rules of the house which didn't bother me at all on our first stay. No food in the rooms from outside, no plates/knives etc can be provided. As we stayed for 5 nights last time round and had "done" the room service menu we wanted to try some of the gorgeous local Basque products in our room in the evening not offered on the room service list but staff are unfortunately not allowed to bring cutlery/crockery to guests as the room service menu is on offer. The menu is very small, last time we loved the beef capaccio but it's since been removed and none of the other options appealed simply because they were not the type of cheese we prefer, not the variety of Iberico Bellota we would have chosen and didn't want preserved tuna/anchovy. It's a pity such "rules" should exist. This is in a remote location, no restaurant on site and it's one of the pleasures in life to have a late Basque lunch and then snack later - especially in the winter months. Gosh I had nothing to say but superlatives last time I reviewed Iturregi but this time I feel it's time management reviewed their "rules" of an otherwise faultless hotel.

Getaria village is a pristine working fishing port, the coast is indescribably beautiful and running from Getaria to Zarautz and back up to the lighthouse is for me the only way to start a day here.

Iturregi remains a beautiful discreet country inn, immaculate in presentation and service and we'll be back (albeit with the rules in mind).

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Itturegi.
First and foremost I love the place. What’s not to like, Itturegi is a wonderful, well-designed property set on a quiet piece of land among vineyards inland from the coast with outstanding views of the Bay of Biscay.

Downstairs there is a covered patio on one side that runs the width of the building with plenty of seating offering a charming place to have a wine and relax. Inside there is another area that includes a bar and fire for the colder days, reception, a library and on into the breakfast room.

We have been lucky enough to stay in the Getaria suite, which has a balcony facing the sea. It is a very large room with a King sized bed, sofa, table and desk. What is a pleasant surprise are the individual closets, the door between these leads to a large bathroom with a shower at one end and a bath at the other. Lets make no bones about it a very nice room to spend time in and to sleep the sleep of the dead. It is so quiet here, at first we thought there was a buzzing noise in our ears but it turned out we just didn’t recognise silence when we heard it.

Breakfast consists of the typical yogurt, cereals a small bowl of hand made fruit salad, some toast and pasties in a basket, a few pieces of ham and conserves to go with. Eggs or an English breakfast can be made to order. It can be eaten in the pleasant breakfast room or if you are lucky enough with the weather, outside on the patio. Today we had it brought to our and room sat outside on the balcony on a very pleasant sunny day.

Ittugeri is in the Spanish Basque only few kilometres from Getaria, about 20 or so from San Sebastian and an hour’s drive from Bilbao. So you are placed in one the epicentres of culinary excellence the World has to offer. From Arzac , Azurmendi, Lasarte-Oria and many more Michelin Star places, to lesser known restaurants like Narru or even modern Pintxos places like the Fuego Negro to name a few. This little corner of Spain really knows what produce is for and what to do with it.

We tend to lunch at these places and return to Itturegi for a light meal sometime later in the day prior to settling in for the night. The room service menu is small and sufficient for a simple snack after a lunchtime degustation menu. The wine selection is very good and well priced. However after a few days one looks for something else to end the day with.

This is where my problem with Itturegi starts and ends.
The owner in his wisdom won’t allow the staff to provide you with some essentials (plates, knives and forks or wine glasses). I understand that to some degree, however, the place does not have a restaurant, the choice of available food is small and the local restaurants in Getaria have been closed half the time we have been here so it wouldn’t hurt to allow some flexibility rather than squeeze every last Euro out of the guests. I know this won’t affect a lot of guests but I know we are not alone on this and have heard grumblings from others to this effect but do bare it in mind. When you are paying the prices for the rooms that you do here (up to Euro 470/night), it just seems a bit niggly to spoil it for the odd night (we are talking occasional night here) when you want to do something different. It shouldn’t be that difficult, most other places we stay like this are only too happy to accommodate such a simple and occasional request.
I can’t help thinking it is a little like eating a beautiful orange but the very last segment is sour, the question is, what leaves you with a lingering taste of the experience?
With that in mind (and a work around sorted) when you visit here you are in for a treat as the rest and the rest is glorious.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We were on a culinary trip in the Basque region which has one of the best cuisines in the world. This relatively new small hotel with only 8 suites is only half an hour from San Sebastian and one hour from Bilbao, the ideal base setting for exploring this beautiful province.
Staff are friendly and helpful and blend in perfectly in the quiet surroundings. The view to the sea, the rough cliffs and the sounds of silence are unforgettable and make you promise to come back.
Only breakfast (fresh juice and fruit salad, eggs to your liking nicely prepared, superb Iberico ham!) is served, which is sufficient because of the array of magnificent restaurants (Arzak in San Sebastian, Martin Berasategui in Lasarte) and pintxosbars (Gandarias in San Sebastian) in the vicinity.
Price is very competitive to suites and rooms in major chain tophotels. Why stay in a such dull surroundings when you can enjoy this little place of heaven at a comparable price?

Room Tip: We had the Iturregi Suite which was an upgrade from the Askizu Suite. I think all suites are top.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

This is a beautiful hotel set up in the hills in the middle of not particularly anywhere. The whole house is gorgeously designed, each room with a different flavour, and common areas that are impeccable. The location is good if you wish to leisurely explore the region, perhaps not so good if you are looking to be located more centrally (say, in a town). The staff are wonderful, incredibly kind, patient, and helpful. And the breakfast.... perfectly simple and delicious. This is an incredibly lovely place to stay if you are in the area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

We stayed at Hotel Iturregi for 5 nights - three in Zaurautz and two in the Iturregi suite and loved both rooms as they were luxurious and very comfortable. The entire hotel is very tastefully decorated and relaxing. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a real highlight - fresh fruit salad, pastries, eggs to order, the list goes on. As mentioned in previous reviews, lunch is not provided and the only evening food available is a lovely (but somewhat limited) room service option, therefore a car is highly recommended to see the local area and for lunch and evening meals. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Barrio Azkizu, 20808 Getaria, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > Getaria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Getaria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
iturregi is a small luxury hotel located in Getaria, a beautiful village from the Basque Country.Surrounded by Txakoli vineyards and with a spectacular view of the coast and Getaria's lighthouse; built over the ruins of an old farmhouse, Iturregi offers a space for peace and tranquility.Every detail has been carefully prepared with special interest, offering our clients spacious rooms,plenty of natural light and wonderful views.A very special place to rest, relax and enjoy the silence. ... more   less 
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