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Top 10 Gran Via Hotels

Top 10 Gran Via Hotels

1




4/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
San Francisco, 15, Miranda De Ebro, Castile and Leon, Spain
"Stayed here for a couple of days whilst on business with a company in Miranda. Chose El Convento over the other hotels in Miaranda for the character. Built in1338 it certainly has loads of that! Fabulous lounge and quadrangle around the central courtyard fountain. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Mostly with 2 twin beds. Hotel is in the Old Town so very quiet. And it’s only 5 minutes walk down to the bars and restaurants in Plaza Espana in the Old Town. I mention this as neither the bar or restaurant were open during our stay. Admittedly it was February and the hotel was quiet yet we had no choice other than to go out at night. Whoever owns the hotel needs to push it. They would then get more footfall and then could offer a decent dinner and open the bar. Actually, the bar should be open regardless, even on a honesty basis. Yes, I would return."
"On our trip to Belgium we had our stop-over for one night as usual in the “Hospedaria El Convento”, and also on our return we stopped for one night in the “Hospedaria El Convento”. This why the location is on our route, the location is fine for us, just outside of the village, small rooms but with the general things you need for one night. The Breakfast Buffet is not rich but good for Spain. The only thing what we can say as something negative is that they should put some carpet or something in the corridors, this because the whole convent is with tiles, and as you have people coming in during the late evening aswel during the night with trolleys on the tiled floor this is very noisy, and a simple carpet could avoid this kind of noice. For the rest no bad comments, we will stop again in the future. The free and private carpark is a plus for the location."
"I booked this Hotel as it was 2.30 mins from Santander on the way to Costa Blanca.what a fantastic find, such wonderful surroundings. parked my car right next to the hotel, my room was good so quiet slept very well. would definitely recommend.also great value and a good continental breakfast."
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2




4.5/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
Calle campo, 2, Brinas, La Rioja, Spain
"We booked in to Palacio Tondon en-route to Andalucia on 20th December 2019 after a late afternoon ferry arrival in Santander. The criteria for choosing was essentially a nice hotel within 2 hours' drive of Santander. We arrived in Brinas around 6pm on a very wet December evening. It's actually a hamlet - a small collection of houses with 2 bars and the hotel sitting on the Ebro river. The area isn't the most visually appealing but it is the heart of the Rioja region so we guessed that the hotel got a lot of wine tour trade. The hotel doesn't have its own parking, but we had no trouble getting a space for a large SUV in the town plaza a couple of hundred feet away. The hotel has gone down the route of a modern interior in a historic building so don't expect traditional Spanish rustic interiors here. Checking in was efficient and friendly with an English speaking receptionist (which we're ashamed we need). We'd booked a deluxe double which was a large river-facing room with glass walls looking out on to a very swollen Ebro. The room itself was well appointed, a super-king bed that was very comfortable, bathroom with his and hers sinks and a very large rain shower. The river view benefited from a small seating area if you were of the mind to linger in the morning. After dropping our bags and booking in for an evening meal (which starts at 8pm), we headed down to the bar area. Tastefully decorated and with wall to wall bifolds leading out on to a large covered terrace which is probably lovely in the summer. The bar was the only slight niggle for me as we were told there wasn't a wine list (I'd been looking forward to trying a good Rioja) and all the lady could offer was a choice of 2 house Riojas - one from the next town along. From what we could gather the wine list was in the upstairs wine bar, but when we went up there it didn't appear to be open. Service was slow in the downstairs bar (we had to hunt around for someone to serve us after waiting 10 minutes at an empty bar) and at the price point of the hotel I think they could give you a little bowl of olives or nuts with your drinks. That niggle aside, when 8pm came we went upstairs to a very nice looking restaurant with well spaced, large tables and the service up there was very attentive. We started with a dish of delicate little bread rolls stuffed with a succulent oxtail and salad shoots with a hint of horseradish at the bottom and another dish of crispy pork snouts. Both excellently presented and cooked. For mains we selected a rolled lamb and an ox cheek dish. Both were succulent and portions were large. Those not that familiar with Spanish cooking need to bear in mind at this point that main meals generally DON'T come with vegetables so don't feel that you're missing something or being short-changed. Lastly for pudding, my partner chose a 'textures of milk' which turned out to be a vanilla sheep's milk icecream with shavings of Manchego cheese on it....sounds odd but it worke"
"This was the last hotel we stayed at on our VBT bicycling trip. I loved it! The hotel is a blend of old and new. Our room on the second floor was spacious and quiet with a great view of the river. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, and the shower was outstanding. The food was excellent and the wine even better. Staff were friendly and helpful. I hope to return."
"A wonderful hotel off the beaten tract with a very good restaurant and a friendly helpful staff. Great room overlooking the beautiful Ebro River. Brianas is a tiny village that’s situated in the heart of the Rioja. Not a whole lot to do there but relax for a day or two while discovering life in the Rioja. There is a surprisingly good restaurant on the left as you enter the village."
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3




4.3/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
San Agustín, 2, Haro, La Rioja, Spain
"If there was a parador in Haro, this would be it. A beautifully restored convent in the heart of the city. Very atmospheric, beautifully furnished, airy and comfortable. Bedrooms are large and furnished traditionally with quality furnishings. I found all the staff very friendly and helpful (although it is true that the tall chap on reception finds it hard to crack a smile, he was welcoming and got there). Dining room staff were great. Car parking is a tad expensive at €17 a night, but your car is secure. Expect to be accompanied by a porter around the one-way system from the front of the hotel to the carpark which he will open for you - fairly wide compared with many other older underground car parks. Would definitely recommend."
"This hotel is conveniently located in the middle of Haro- the converted convent has been beautifully done and gives the place a very peaceful and serene atmosphere. The beds were incredibly comfortable, rooms basic but very clean and quiet. The service is not “effervescent” but I think that seems to be our experience of the culture in Basque Country? We had dinner in the hotel one of the nights and it was very tasty- e warned nowhere opens for dinner till after 8.30pm....a restful break here nonetheless."
"The Hotel Los Agustinos is an excellent hotel for visiting Haro and the wineries nearby. An old convent transformed into a hotel, it has beautiful architecture,and a warm and cozy feel in the middle of town. Accessible to restaurants and the winery centric train station as well."
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4




4.2/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
Plaza Mayor nº 1, La Puebla de Arganzon, Castile and Leon, Spain
"The location is great. Small village, no problem with parking and it is a good location to make short trips around Rioja. Old beautiful building turned into hotel. Decorated with taste. No elevator so be aware that you might need to carry your luggage to the 3rd floor. Room with one double bed had decent size. Decorated nicely. Bed rather hard but big. The bathroom with tube and shower. Towels rather small but ok. Disappointing cleaning service. The bed was made every day the towels changed but ww had to leave trash next to the bin when it was full and not emptied for two days, the floor was covered with dust and hair especially unpleasant in the bathroom with white tiles on the floor so no vacuum cleaning or floor wiping for 3 days. The hotel is quiet inside you don't here sounds from the other rooms. The square where the hotel is located is the main square with restaurant and social live going on long in the night. It is noisy. No air conditioning but then it is not so hot here and we did not need it. Staff does not speak English."
"Beautiful building, tastefully converted and modernised, in a quiet and impeccably clean village. Our family room was perfect: comfortable beds, stylishly decorated, and a great bathroom with walk-in shower. We received a friendly welcome, as did our dog, who was able to stay in our room. We left too early on Christmas Eve to sample breakfast, but the whole stay was very pleasant and I would heartily recommended the venue. A kettle or tea-making facilities in the room would have been the icing on the cake."
"We stayed for one night and were impressed by the high quality of the restoration of this building into a modern and lovely hotel. It was a unique experience to stay in place like this and very comfortable. It's situation is nice too I'm a quiet and pretty village."
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5




4.4/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
Travesera de La Calle Real, 3, Brinas, La Rioja, Spain
"Our stay here was last-minute, as the Parador we had booked was in a town which was completely sealed off due to Covid with one day’s notice. We were driving from Costa Brava to the ferry at Bilbao. What a pleasant surprise! The GR99 walking route passes through the village, which is on this beautiful stretch of the Ebro river. We had a lovely stroll on arrival and again before we left. Our room was enormous, very quiet, with a super-king size bed (180cms) lovely luxurious bed linen and a large bathroom. The measures in place for Covid were excellent, with a sterilising machine for the room key, glass bottles for water which you take and fill yourself from a cooling machine, a dispenser for disinfectant, etc. Excellent value for money, and a super, copious breakfast. We felt very safe, and well looked after. Thankyou! "
"We had a great one night stay here and would have loved to stay a little longer. The service was terrific and we got lots of good advice where to eat lunch in a nearby village. The location was great and we were able to rent bikes from the reception. We enjoyed our breakfast very much. Our room was very large and could accommodate more people. We would definitely choose to stay here next time we are in the area. WE enjoyed going down by the river."
"What a lovely place to stay. Run by a mother and daughter who where lovely ladies. The room was fantastic. Large separate living area and a superb bathroom. Only downfall was the window was a skylight so nothing to see out. Everywhere was spotless. The evening meal was great and the wine very cheap (and good) Breakfast was a buffet with everything available. Would deffo be back again."
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6




4.6/5
Outstanding
10 Reviews
Calle Miguel Villanueva 50, Zarraton, La Rioja, Spain
"Disclaimer: We stayed in this hotel in Oct. 2015, but as you can see the memory of this place stays with me still!. While touring Rioja, we wanted something authentic and a little off the beaten path. We didn't want a sterile, expressionless hotel room. Casafuerte was the place of our dreams! It may be the most wonderful place I've stayed in all my travels! It was quaint, small, charming, and beautiful! The hotel is a 16th century manor house of a nobleman, but the building actually goes back to the 15th century with its underground wine caves! When we checked in our hosts (the owners) spoke only the barest of english, and my spanish was passable at best, but we made do. They were extremely welcoming and showed us to our room. After we had gotten settled, we were given a personal tour of the palace, showing us not only where everything was, but also an historical tour of the place, showing us the unique architecture, the centuries-old hand hewn logs that held up the ceiling in the great room, and even a tour of the 15th century wine caves beneath the palace. The decoration is authentic to the period and most of it is FROM the period! Just amazing architecture and styling. That night we dined in the restaurant of the hotel. I wasn't expecting too much given the out-of-the-way location and the small size of the hotel (only 5 rooms). Boy was i surprised! The chef at this restaurant must have been classically trained at some of the top restaurants in Europe! The presentation of the food looked like it came from a michelin starred restaurant! And the food was just exquisite! I asked the owner to pair our meal with a local wine and he provided us with a perfect accompaniment that was not expensive at all. The desserts were over-the-top gorgeous and delicious! This is a gem of a hotel and I will always book a room (if available) whenever I come to the region. Hint: splurge a little extra and get the La Gloria Suite. It's not much more expensive, but it gives you a much bigger room with a hot tub, shower, and lots of other amenities! Casafuerte can easily be a centerpoint for your visit to the region."
"Another good review and richly deserved. A really great experience This small family run hotel / restaurant is full of character and the family so very helpful and friendly Daniel the son speaks excellent English and is very happy to help and advise on the area and it’s attractions We had a lovely room, well furnished and spotlessly clean. The whole place has been a labour of love and is such a wonderful converted historic building A bonus was the on site parking as we were travelling in our classic Mercedes sports car and like to know it is safely parked at night And then there is the restaurant, beautiful ! The bar lounge area takes your breath away as you walk in with it’s high wood beamed ceiling, massive artisan chandelier and comfy sofas, then you walk through to an intimate restaurant area with much lower ceiling and a warm ambiance Well, we both just had to have the suckling pig (I know, a bit non PC )but when in Rome etc. It was amazingly good and washed down with a fine Tobelos Rioja Tinto. If we never eat this dish again, this one will live in our memory, it really was that good On a more practical note, this hotel is only 10 minutes easy drive from Haro where many of the major wine producers have their wineries and also about a mile or so off the N232 road that can serve as a good touring road around La Rioja if you loop back from Logrono along the A124 Not far away from the hotel is the town of Briones where there is the fantastic Vivanco wine museum, an absolute must to visit If you want to enjoy what we enjoyed book well in advance. The hotel has only a few rooms so will probably get booked up quickly Highly, highly recommend "
"The key word in the name of this hotel is undoubtedly "Palacio". The building dating back to 16th century is gorgeous, particularly from inside. We stayed there for one night and our only regret is that we didn't organize our trip to stay there longer. Unfortunately, we did't have chance to eat at the hotel's restaurant since it was closed on the day we were there. Everything inside the room was thoughtfully and beautifully arranged, breakfast prepared by the hostess was delicious, parking was plentiful, the location, 11 minutes drive from Haro, was pretty convenient. The hotel is owned and run by a couple and their son. The son speaks pretty good English but the tour of the hotel was given to us by his father, who masterfully used Google Translate in conversation mode. This was pretty impressive."
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7




4.1/5
Very Good
10 Reviews
Plaza Santo Domingo de Guzmán, 6, Casalarreina, La Rioja, Spain
"What can you you to completely miss the opportunity to transform a 500 year old monastery into a destination hotel. Plenty. The owners ought to have visited some paradores with the same pedigree elsewhere in Spain and learn. Instead they chose a Hodge podge of elements that increase the level of misdirection and do not give comfort or a sense of cleanliness. The bathrooms in particular are a disaster calling for redemption. The tiles are mold infested and the old jacuzzis do not inspire a will to fill and in jump in. The shower is useless and difficult to handle without splashing all over. The electrical fixtures do not give enough light creating visibility problems where they are most needed, over the sinks. The breakfast/dining potential is wasted with poor lightning and a proper explanation that this was the cellar and the huge overhanging wooden bats were built on site to make wine. Since there is no pamphlet in any language the meaning of the site is lost and just looks weird with a rivulet running along the side, probably from the river Oja, the life giving river for the entire region. Service is not polished and very poor.So is breakfast. We had booked for two days through Booking and could have cancelled the 16 of September but sept 19 received a mail saying that in the second day of our stay a 3 day festival lasting all night, would be held and "invited us to join it". After arrival were told that indeed music and songs would last all night and sleep would be impossible. They had cancelled upon request other reservations but since hours was through Booking they would not do it. They claimed they did not know the exact date of the festival until very late and blamed City Hall for it (?). They did not show the least amount of sympathy and insisted that if we left we would have to pay for that. This we did, lost the fare but got to another more comfortable and silent hotel in nearby Navarre. By the way, they advertise free parking, Indeed it is free, it is in streets nearby. On a holiday it may be some blocks away."
"What a shame. This property has HUGE potential to be a top boutique hotel. Unfortunately, it misses the mark completely. The property is part of a beautiful monastery property, with gorgeous stone and bags of character. Our room overlooked the fabulous main entrance to the monastery and the lovely town square, full of locals enjoying their Saturday night out. It's such a shame, however, that the hotel seems to have suffered from a complete lack of taste in its decor (think a irrelevant mish-mash of random kitsch - typewriters, classical columns, Edwardian English bath fixtures, tasteless medieval murals, train memorabilia - what is this all about?). It appears that the hotel's fixtures were installed some time during the 1980s and haven't been updated since. We were offered a "Jacuzzi" suite, but the bath didn't really work (and only at all after I finally found a tripped circuit breaker). Breakfast was unappetising: dreadful coffee and milk out of those pump thingees (why not just ask guests what they'd like and make it fresh), pastries and cakes right out of the plastic wrapper (one imagined), awful white sliced bread, scrambled eggs (ok?), slightly fermented freshly squeezed orange juice etc. It would be so much easier to offer something decent. The breakfast room, too, is bizarrely decorated, but has the fascinating feature of a mill stream running through it. Why not do something with this feature? The stream, no doubt, added to the off-putting musty smell in the hotel, not least in the breakfast area. Why not offer breakfast on the lovely terrace (lawn uncut, tacky lawn furniture). In short, someone needs to buy this place and completely re-do it with some taste and in a style consistent with the potential grandeur and charm of the raw material of the building. It could be a fabulous place."
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8




4.5/5
Excellent
5 Reviews
Plaza de la Paz N 2, Haro, La Rioja, Spain
"I drove from Madrid Airport and arrived Haro by evening. However, after trying for over half an hour, I was still unable to get to Plaza de la Paz (it was found out later that vehicle access to Plaza de la Paz was prohibited). I was exhausted and decided to leave the car on a side street and walked to the Hotel. Javier was so helful that he drove my car to the back street nearby, unloaded my lugguages and carried them to my room. There was another problem, there was only meteted parking spaces available near the hotel and we planned to walk to the wineries the other morning for whole days' wine tasting. Javier even offered to insert the meter regularly for us which was apparently not his duty. Apart from the above superb services, the Hotel location was very central; very quiet at night; Restaurant El Sol for breakfast was only 2 minutes' walk from the Hotel entrance and Restaurant Terete (famous for roast lamb) was 4 minutes walk at the back of the Hotel. The wineries were about 15 to 20 minutes walk away across the river...you don't have to take the risk of drunk driving for wine tasting."
"Really great hotel. Right on the main square of the old town (casco viejo). We visited October 2019 and they said it had been renovated/reformed 6 months ago. Our room was so clean and new it looked as though we were the first "inhabitants". Immaculately clean. Huge comfortable bed. We had a room on the fourth floor overlooking the square (Plaza de la Paz) and it was a wonderful view, with the square below and the hills/mountains beyond. Didn't hear any noise from outside - it's a small town anyway so not raucous crowds of people. Many bars nearby for paseo/tapas crawl. Ideal location for visiting the bodegas - the "station quarter" is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. We went to Cune bodega - excellent! Would definitely stay here again."
"I stayed in this new boutique hotel in the central plaza in Haro. I was with a group of friends who were staying in a different hotel. My room was top of the house facing onto the plaza. It was very quiet at night even though the plaza was busy. The room was clean fresh and everything worked. It was ideal for a short visit where I spent most of my time outdoors. Car parking was difficult as the garage is a 5 minute walk away. The wine tasting was super"
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9




4.8/5
Outstanding
10 Reviews
Duro, 3 Bajo, Sajazarra, La Rioja, Spain
"This restored 19th-century inn offers charming rooms with antique furniture, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. It is 50 km from Logroño, in La Rioja region. Posada de Sajazarra has original stone walls and wooden beams. Rooms are individually decorated, and each has a private bathroom with a range of toiletries and a hairdryer. The Posada’s interior courtyard opens onto the lounge, where you can find information about the area. Local Sajazarra wines are sold on site, and staff can provide more information about visits to nearby wine cellars, as well as wine tasting. Haro, Rioja Wine Capital is a 14-minute drive from Posada de Sajazarra. Free parking can be found nearby, and Vitoria-Gasteiz is a 35-minute drive away."
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10




4.3/5
Excellent
10 Reviews
Calle de la Vega 31, Haro, La Rioja, Spain
"We spent a couple of marvellous days visiting six wineries in Haro. I’d like to start wit my first impression from the people-they are so warm and welcoming❤️ On our way to the hotel we needed to go through a long stairway with the luggage. A man seeing our effort just said: Wait a minute, I’ll come with my car and will give you a lift to the hotel. Just like that🤗 Muchas gracias, Senor Riojano! And now, some practical advices: *When you arrive on the train station, do not rely on a taxi service, if you did not pre order. You can call your hotel and they will help you. We did it on our way back. *The train station is about-a kilometre away from the center *The majority of wineries are located there *The hotel we stayed was Arrope, very good price/quality balance, friendly personnel at the reception and the restaurant, not so friendly at the bar... *Places to eat in: Arrope Hotel restaurant, El Rincon del Nobles, Terete restaurant, Bethoven restaurant, tapacerias in the center of the town *Dishes to try: tapas-all types, including tapas with pig ear; lamb (Terete is the best place); pig noses (no kidding); pimientos rellenos con patitas de cordero ( green pepper stuffed with lamb’s meet from the legs, lower part), seasonal vegetables; croquettes * Places to visit: the region around the train station with all the wineries; city center with the cathedral; central square with all the cafes and tapacerias Enjoy your stay in Haro! "
"We stayed at the Arrope for 4 days near the end of September. Manager Ana Ganuzas found us outside on the street with a local map and introduced herself. By the end of the meeting she had arranged one night at another hotel (the Arrope was sold out that first night) and then 4 days with her. Wonderful service, beautiful room and a perfect location. The Arrope is a 5 minute walk to the main town square and about 15 minutes to the Bario de la Estacion, where there are a number of Bodegas where you can do wine tastings.While it is true that there is limited parking immediately at the hotel, this was no problem as we parked a ways away and walked back. Not an issue for us. This was a great place to stay."
"We went to Haro for the wine battle and we spent two night in Arrope hotel. Everything was perfect: the room, very clean and comfortable, location very close to the city centre, lovely terrace bar, but the top is the staff,so warm and welcoming. Ana is extremily sweet. The best welcome received in my life! See you next year!"
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