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Herreria 19 A, 1307 Villabuena de Alava Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#1 of 2 in Villabuena de Alava
Travelers' Choice
Composed of whimsically superimposed cubes that seem to surge forcefully from the centre of the earth; punctuated by French windows that flood the rooms with views of the relaxing scenery. Situated in Villabuena de Álava in the Rioja Alavesa, Viura is perfect as a base for discovering La Rioja. Only 20 minutes away from Logroño and from Haro and 10 minutes from such emblematic wine cellars as Ysios and Marqués de Riscal. In addition to its magnificent restaurant, the bar, a fine old wine cellar and a gymnasium, Viura has wonderful terraces on the top floor with panoramic views of the San Andrés Church, built between 1538 and 1728, and of all the mountains of the Sierra de Cantabria. All hotel guests have at their disposal, without any charge, wireless internet connection, soft drinks from the mini-bar, gym access, bicycles and parking. The hotel also offers dvd players and a wide range of movies on DVD, for free.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Business Center with Internet Access
Electric vehicle charging station
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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up_closeandpersonal wrote a review May 5
Istanbul, Turkey17 contributions15 helpful votes
“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.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Room Tip: Rooms are big enough, a room with a terrace was a good touch but was not a game changer.
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Kate M wrote a review Aug 2021
23 contributions17 helpful votes
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 📸🤨🤣🤩🤯🙂
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: 105 or 104
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2 Helpful votes
Lee G wrote a review Sep 2020
18 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a third floor room if possible. West facing is much quieter too.
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happyfourGent wrote a review Sep 2020
Ghent, Belgium201 contributions94 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
MilwaukeeCraig wrote a review Feb 2020
Milwaukee950 contributions176 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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2 Helpful votes
Noelle251 wrote a review Nov 2019
Cape Point, South Africa126 contributions71 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2019
JUBEJO wrote a review Oct 2019
WEST COUNTRY56 contributions137 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
tricia7b wrote a review Sep 2019
GLASGOW50 contributions28 helpful votes
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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Date of stay: June 2019
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Nellie Y wrote a review Sep 2019
Shanghai, China42 contributions49 helpful votes
The bold design of this contemporary hotel is in stark contrast to the rustic and quiet village around it, but the two compliment each other beautifully. From the main town square you can catch glimpses of the composition of cubic shapes that form the hotel rooms, while the scenic view from the hotel's rooftop gives you a great panorama of the village. The overall decor has a bit of an industrial character, with raw steel, concrete and black paint, including the rooms, which I don't mind personally. I could have done without the colored LED lights though which give it a dated "nightclub" kind of vibe. I had a bit of a problem with my first room where there was a strong cigarette smell, despite them assuring us that the entire hotel is smoke-free. But they quickly resolved that with a new room; service was good, despite them being a bit short-handed maybe--there was usually only one person at the desk at all times. The location was convenient to the wineries we visited: Ysios, Campo Viejo, and Marques de Riscal. As well as a short drive 20-min from the nearest town Logrono. We didn't have dinner at the hotel, but did enjoy breakfast in the restaurant below, which had a great spread of good quality items--fresh squeezed OJ, homemade jams, etc. Would recommend to anyone who wants something different from the typical rustic B&B in the countryside.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Traveled
Rob B wrote a review Aug 2019
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom56 contributions37 helpful votes
What a gem! This hotel is superb, amazing service with wonderful rooms. The food is tasty and the staff are brilliant. We stayed here on a trip from The UK to Alicante. The main reason was to visit Luis Canas, this has to be the best Rioja I’ve ever tasted. This is one of the hotels that is understated and classy. Well worth a visit!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Viura
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Viura?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia de Santa Maria de los Reyes (4.1 miles), El Gaitero Plaza (4.1 miles), and Bodegas Valdelana (3.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Viura?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Viura?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Viura?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Viura?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Viura?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Sugar, Hector Oribe, and Villa Lucia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Viura?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Is Hotel Viura located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Villabuena de Alava.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Viura?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Viura offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Viura?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.