La Rioja’s most wanted hotels
Top Beds: La Rioja’s most wanted hotels
The answer to the question where to stay in la Rioja depends on what you are looking for as there are many options to choose from: Are you looking for peace or fun? Luxury or authenticity? Design or rural? Here is our list of the best hotels to stay in Rioja.
Hotel Marques de Riscal, Elciego, Spain: Best luxury hotel in Rioja
This is the must-stay or at least the must-see hotel of la Rioja. The hotel is designed by the infamous architect Frank Gehry and stands out as the most avant-garde contemporary structure of the region. This luxury retreat is next to the City of Wine, a full spectrum wine tasting, experiencing and shopping complex of Marques de Riscal winery.
Hotel Viura, Villabuena de Álava, Spain: Best small town hotel
This hotel combines cool design with the charms of a small town. It is situated next to a 17th-century church and you can enjoy great views from its terrace.
Finca de los Arandinos, Entrena, Spain: Best design hotel in Rioja:
This hotel offers a great mix of rural tranquility and sophisticated design. It was built by the architect Javier Arizcuren. The rooms are designed by Madrid-based designer David Delfin and display playful furnishings. Hotel has a delightful restaurant Tierra, a small spa with a swimming pool and a beautiful olive garden overlooking the hills of Rioja.
Palacio de Samaniego, Samaniego, Spain: Best hidden gem
This small rural hotel is built in an old palacio and offer simple but tasteful accommodation. It is right next to Bodega Remirez de Ganuza and from its front windows you can view the small main square of charming Samaniego village.
La Capellanía, San Asensio, Spain: Most peaceful hotel
La Capellania is situated in the center of San Asensio, a small rural village central to other towns of interest in Rioja. This originally 18th century Baroque house is now a family run hotel and the hosts, Clara and Mercedes are very welcoming.
Echaurren Hotel Gastronómico, Ezcaray, Spain: Best gastronomy hotel
This century-old establishment is a great combination of the traditional and the contemporary. The hotel is run by the fifth generation of the same family and it manages to retain its familial coziness while establishing itself as one of the most impressive gastronomic destinations of the region. It is also a member of Relais & Chateaux, a global association of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants.
Eguren Ugarte, Laguardia, Spain: Best winery hotel in Rioja
This hotel is set within a 140 year old winery and has marvellous views overlooking its own vineyards. It is a few kilometers outside of the charming medieval town of Laguardia, the capital of la Rioja-Alavesa, where you can visit the famous church of Santa Maria de los Reyes. The winery tour and the tastings are included in your stay.
Palacio de Casafuerte, Zarratón, Spain: Best “off the beaten path” hotel
This modestly-priced hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a tranquil setting. The hotel is built in a renovated 15th century building and has a traditional feel. It is 10 minutes drive from Haro.
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