Rioja in Spain

Mar 23rd, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Rioja in Spain

need luxury hotel (boutique hotel excellent) from which to do food and wine day trips...any really great suggestions?
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Mar 24th, 2010, 12:49 AM
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I have a very clear answer: Marques de Riscal.

It is a luxury boutique hotel (43 rooms) with spa and everything you need with breathtaking architecture. IMO, the best building that Frank O. Gehry ever designed.

And it IS a winery, and, in fact, on par with Marques de Murrieta, one of the best in Rioja. Their tour & tasting is the very best that you can get in Rioja.

www.marquesderiscal.com

and:

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury...ropertyID=1539

Of course, it is not cheap.
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Mar 24th, 2010, 02:24 AM
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Marques de Riscal is amazing!

Another great place is Los Agustinos in Haro:
http://www.hotellosagustinos.com/

A medieval convent located in the center of Haro, a great village to explore and visit. A bit less expensive as well.

Can't go wrong with either place!

Enjoy!
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Mar 24th, 2010, 10:59 PM
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There is a new luxury 4-star property that opened this month in the village of Villabuena de Álava (Rioja Alavesa), great for touring the Rioja and much less expensive than the Marques de Riscal.

http://www.hotelviura.com/
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Jul 1st, 2011, 10:35 AM
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Try this familiar and boutique hotel: www.realcasonadelasamas.com/
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Jul 1st, 2011, 02:13 PM
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Nice plug, but as nice as the hotel may be, it is not that well located for touring the Rioja Alta and Alavesa.
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Jul 1st, 2011, 03:19 PM
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nice hotel, robert. interesting design.looks like they are petty well booked up for the next months. put in several random dates july, august and September.. and nothing!
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Jul 3rd, 2011, 06:53 AM
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Yes, the hotel is interesting. We drove by yesterday on the way to have lunch in Ezcaray. The location is fine for touring, but I would rather be located on the north side the Ebro.
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