Few people speak less Spanish than I do but this is no problem here. The outside belies the modernity of this two years old hotel with lift and the ability, despite its hillside setting, to unload luggage at the reception entrance. Very modern cutting edge style bedrooms with remarkable sliding frosted glass door and wall separating the en-suite facilities from the sleeping area. Our room had a large balcony with long distance views along the valley with little adverse impact from the road down in the valley bottom. Beds larger and more comfortable than often experienced in Spain. A very warm welcome at all times and, in contrast with an earlier report, we enjoyed two evenings of very good dinners. Breakfast was as usual in the continental style and plenty of it with genuinely freshly squeezed orange juice, always appreciated. The location is ideal if touring the Bilbao - Vitoria area being almost mid- way between the two and therefore offering the opportunity to visit both and avoid over-nighting in the cities. I would disagree with the guide books, the area to the east is hardly worth the detour with all the other lovelier scenery closer at hand. Use the Ellauri as a lovely base to explore the cities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ellauri Hotela - design nature character - is a uniquely inspired hotel. A refuge immersed in parkland, ideal for those who seek to get away from the city. In close proximity to Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, San Sebastian, the airports, the seaside and the Rioja vineyards, the pure land of Ellauri is situated in the heart of the conceptual "Basque City," 'Euskal Hiria.' A luxury small hotel with exquisite service, inspirational design and original thinking. ... more less
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