What an interesting find in the middle of wine country. The hotel is very quirky and modern with wonderful art and gorgeous outdoor spaces. It was a bit sparse looking for my taste with concrete walls and floors, and the bathroom with a see-through purple plexiglas wall was very unusual. The food at the restaurant was excellent. The service was merely acceptable. The hotel was hard to find even with a GPS.
An interesting, quirky, funky hotel building in a little village of 500 inhabitants of which more than 40 families are in the wine business. A very pleasant, friendly check-in (older gentlemen) and we really felt welcome¸ he gave us lots of information on the area. Here it is all about wine-tasting. Booked a walking wine tasting tour visiting 3 bodegas ending up in our hotel Bodegas. We would highly recommend the tour (fun group of 7 persons all staying at the hotel). Very big room and big bathroom (all concrete and coloured glass in fitting with the "funky" look of the hotel) and small patio. Staying at the hotel (2 nights) makes for an interesting experience but I personally wouldn’t classify it as a 4-star - room for improvement! (no tissues, shower-cap, or usual toiletries, etc. no coffee-maker). Only water available in the mini-fridge. The dinner was well presented and service (with very good English) was good and attentive but we were disappointed in the food as such (ordered hake with vegetables and cod with red peppers). My partner ordered a starter (tomato salad which was good) and we assumed they would serve both main courses at the same time. However, my (unfortunately) too salty cod was served with his starter. The wine, can't remember the name (listed last under the red wine list was also disappointing. Something was “missing” and subsequently ordered dessert (gooey chocolate dessert which was good). We decided to eat out the second night which meant having to drive out of the little village. Free Hotel parking available.…
“Design” itself is not good enough to be a good hotel and this hotel unfortunately is not an exception. There is absolutely nothing special about this hotel apart from its architecture and interior design elements. To begin with the service, I understand that May is not the high season some cost measures are taken but such measures jeopardize the service quality significantly. The same four- five employees keep wondering around, tryng to be everything for everyone- with all the good intentions but it really doesn't work. At times, you feel there are no employees in the hotel but only guests. And therefore you either start looking for them here and there or you need to help yourself. On the food & beverage side: The breakfast is quite weak, other meal menu options are limited and the taste is hardly average (which is a real disappointment in that region of Spain); of course, if you can order your food. Accommodation experience is nowhere close to a real 4-star hotel, the rooms lack many amenities, mini bars are not re-filled, AC works when it feels like working. As for the location, there’s nothing to see in walking distance, one tiny shop (like a market), if you can find it open. The village is so silent, so isolated, without absolutely anyone on the streets. May be May not was the best time to be there. Our stay was not a 4-star experience at all and apart from that, was rather disappointing.…
there is a gym ,pool, play ground, a pizza place close to the hotel, some wine factories, there are free phones but you can't keep the phones, there is good view but it is a small view and if you were out of the building the building it would be unusual 📸🤨🤣🤩🤯🙂
From start to finish this hotel is astonishingly incredible. Staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The common areas such as the bar and lounge are inviting. Barman /server in the evening was exceptional with excellent recommendations. Rooms are large and well-appointed. Rooftop terrace is relaxing and offers great sunsets. The location is PERFECT - for the amazing Laguardia medieval town, Elciego and other winery locations. Minor quibbles are that the WiFi in our room was spotty. The air conditioning wasn't working great. We had a room at the back of the hotel and it opened on to an elevated road which during harvest season means tractors going back and forth beyond dawn. HOWEVER these do nothing to take away from our experience. The fact that the hotel staff were still able to offer a luxury experience during COVID-19 is testament to what a wonderful hotel Viura is. We will be back again and again and again. Don't consider anywhere else.…
What an amazing hotel ! Even in this traditional, historical village, this piece of modern architecture is very well integrated in the center of the village, next to the church. The materials of concrete and wood from the Bask country together are wonderful. The hotel has large surprising wonderful rooms, bath and separate shower and toilet, a very charming lobby with a lot of exiting art. Lovely breakfast (even in Corona times), relaxing, nice view from the top terrace and fitness facilities. Very quiet at night. Great staff !! Unfortunately the restaurant was not open yet, probably because of corona. We would love to go back. Good price/quality
Architecturally interesting hotel. Really modern - some design problems - include annoying light controls that work only from bed. Shower only - no tub. Room has shower gel, shampoo, conditioners, body lotions, large bathroom counters, safe, free wifi, mini-frig. Since bathroom counter in room - cannot use lights at night without person in bed not seeing - only purple diffuser blocks. No blackout curtains. Some in our group noted the rooms have only tiny windows.
We were here in June and loved it so much that we decided to return. An ultra modern hotel and really quirky. A bit of a Fawlty Towers in it too. The staff are very pleasant, but I would say, need a little more knowledge of the English language. Rafael was the image of Basil Fawlty. Breakfasts are amazing, and the Bistro good value. Fantastic in summer as it is open all the time, but in winter does not open until 19:00. However complimentary drinks and snacks are available. We just love this hotel even though it’s quirkiness including the bedroom lighting which we could not get our heads around.
Ultra modern design hotel juxtaposed with a very traditional village. Looked after very well, food in both the Bistro and restaurant was very good. The staff were lovely, only slight complaint is that there were not always enough of them, particularly late afternoon in the bar and service could be slow. Unfortunately the hotel Vinoteca was shut, which was a shame for us. I was travelling with my elderly parents and staff were very accommodating and thoughtful. Great stay and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend
Found this hotel on the I escape website as we find they have quirky hotels which suit what we are looking for although we do book direct. We had spent 3 nights touring the rioja region and this proved to be a great stop . The village itself has nowhere to really eat or drink but the hotel more than makes up for it with a fabulous restaurant (in my opinion a better meal than Marques de riscal) and a lovely little wine bar . Unfortunately we couldn't make use of the outside space as it rained for most of the time we were there but a good excuse to return . The rooms are huge and i believe all very different but the highlight is the food both at dinner and breakfast.
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