Rioja - Where to Stay the Night?

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Jul 28th, 2016, 05:31 AM
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Rioja - Where to Stay the Night?

Hi all,
My partner and I will be doing a 3-week road trip of spain and spending about 3 nights in the Rioja before heading up to San Sebastian. The plan is to do a tour of bodegas and such over that time, and seeing the following places - just wondering if anyone has advice as to which places would be best to stop for the night and any hotel recommendations?

-Logrono
-Najera
-San Millan de Cogolla
-Santo Domingo de la Calzada
-Haro
-Briones
-Elciego
-Laguardia

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Jessica
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Jul 28th, 2016, 06:18 AM
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We stayed in Haro, if you dig back a year you can see my visit report. Don't stay in the outskirts like we did, but there is a nice looking converted monestry close to the centre that looks fine, and more to the point easy walking into the centre of town.

Logrono is bigger but Haro has a certain oldie worldie charm and some fine bodegas.
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Jul 28th, 2016, 08:15 PM
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I was very pleased that I chose to stay in Laguardia, and I offer my wholehearted recommendation of the Erletxe B&B, which still gets great reviews
http://www.erletxe.com

For more info, check my trip report -- just click on my screen name to find it.
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Jul 29th, 2016, 03:34 PM
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Regardless of where you stay, you'll need to have reservations if you want to visit any of the bodegas in the Rioja. There are none that I am aware of that accept walk-ins. There are a few that have opened the wine bars for tastings, but you should check the hours.
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Jul 30th, 2016, 04:27 AM
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David Moreno accepts walk ins no problem http://www.davidmoreno.es/ but you might have to listen to the old buffer sing.

Certainly you hotel will help organise stuff.
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Jul 30th, 2016, 10:02 AM
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From Bodegas David Moreno:
Please fill in the form to arrange a visit to Bodegas David Moreno. Receive an e-mail of the confirmation of the reservation.

Enquiries can also be made by telephone 941 367338
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Jul 31st, 2016, 01:15 AM
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Robert, from actual physical evidence, .... drive in, walk up and say hi. But as I say your hotel will do any bookings you want.
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Jul 31st, 2016, 11:41 PM
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I wouldn't put Bodegas David Moreno in my list of must stops, but if he allows walk-ins, great, but it's very unusual for the Rioja.
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Aug 1st, 2016, 12:44 AM
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Nor would have I, the area down by Haro railway line is more my usual stamping ground, however, despite the slightly disneyesque environement I found the wine to be pretty good, the tasting (only in Spanish) was interesting (after 35 years in wine education I learnt a new thing!) and a genuine pleasure of a visit.
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