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The 8 Most Romantic Hotels in the Basque Country

Daniel Hogan | July 24, 2018

With stunning landscapes, beautiful beaches, a vibrant art & gastronomical scene, and one of the best wine-growing regions on earth, it’s hard to think of a more ideal destination for a romantic getaway than the Basque Country. Below are eight of the most amorous hotels to make your hearts flutter.


Villa Soro

Why it made the list

This grandiose Victorian manor is a landmark of San Sebastián and exudes graceful opulence through and through. Pedal to the picturesque La Concha bay with the hotel’s complimentary bike rentals that come complete with pre-packed beach bags. Then unwind with a cocktail in the seductive salon. And for dinner, set a reservation for two just down the street at the three-Michelin-starred Arzak, considered one of the best restaurants in the entire world.

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Hotel Iturregi

Why it made the list

Couples are greeted by sophisticated designer accommodations and breathtaking views at this traditional Basque rural house turned contemporary boutique. The hotel is tucked away in the hills just above the wonderful seaside village of Getaria and encircled by vineyards and lush greenery. You can laze away the day at the handsome pool, concealed behind the floral gardens and centuries old stone foundations, before heading into the tranquil fishing town for a locally caught seafood dinner.

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Hotel Viura

Why it made the list

Starry-eyed romance and fine red wine have always been intertwined. This colorful designer hotel, with its arresting avante-garde design and cubist architecture, is in the heart of Rioja Alevesa, the Basque wine country, and is dedicated to the sensual beauty of all things wine. Hop on the complimentary mountain bikes to tour and taste the surrounding bodegas and vineyards in the most scenic way possible. Afterwards relax with a couple’s massages and a full range of wine-oriented therapeutic treatments before watching the sunset from the rooftop terrace.

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Hotel & Spa Etxegana

Why it made the list

Couples who want to get away from it all need look no further: this exemplary retreat is perched atop a mountain in the unspoiled Gorbeia Nature Reserve, home to majestic granite peaks, and the Hayedo de Otzarreta, a magical forest ripped straight from the pages of a Brothers Grimm story. The inn has a full service spa with couple’s massages, private jacuzzis with room for two, and a splendid restaurant with panoramic views of the bucolic surroundings.

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