Viura4.0 out of 5.0
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Recommend Hotel Viura so highly - rooms are unique, very clean, fun - staff is a joy -- so helpful and dedicated - this hotel made our trip to Rioja fabulous. Would definitely look forward to a return trip. Also very affordable! And a wonderful buffet and cooked-to-order breakfast was included in our room rate.
Tucked away amongst some old town homes and buildings, this surprise emerges and its interior matches all un-expectations! The menu matches the modern interior and what a menu. Clean and quiet rooms with super comfortable beds and the most amazing shower! The hotel is nearby towns of Logrono and Lagaurdia. Hotel staff are helpful and polite.
We had left Laguardia early because of a threatened power cut that never happened a took the relatively short walk to this quiet village with the incongruous cubist hotel building that we were staying in for two nights. Random shapes of concrete boxes stack like ill fitting Lego across the site with planting ( mostly bamboo and olives) jammed into corners in a way that looks suspiciously like it is covering up some unsightly junctions. The slightly worn out appearance of the outside of the building was not carried on into the interior though and my opinion on the hotel design quickly started to change. Cool tall spaces emerged with a gentle flow. Meeting rooms and lounges grew away from the central irregular shaped circulation with glimpses of the connection to the outside at the end of very vista. Surprisingly, our rooms were already ready and we were able to refresh before extending our walking tour a little further. Minimalist design extends throughout the interior of the hotel with concrete surfaces dominating. The rooms were well fitted out though and didn't feel too cold in spite of the hardness of the walls. Adjoining the hotel is a wine bar and shop with a wide selection of local wines as well as others from the rest of Spain. Really nicely done with a variety of convivial seating areas. Our package included the tasting menu with wine pairing on the first night of our stay. Both were truly excellent with impeccable service. Breakfast too was very good and because it was raining and we had walked nearly 100 miles over the course of a week, we opted to stay for lunch and dinner too. The hotel building is still bizarre and will easily date, but I left the hotel with happy memories and liked it a lot more than when I first arrived. I would have no hesitation in recommending or staying again.
I loved this hotel. One of my favorites as we traveled across the country. The arrangement of the rooms is unique with angles and twists that provide a sense of privacy. The room was very large with lots of window all looking at the mountains in the distance. The bathroom glowed purple and was also large. Everything was modern, unique, comfortable and clean. I would go out of my way to stay here again.
Fantastic location with some interesting local history a short walk away and a great base for exploring the Rioja region. Staff were very helpful and knowledgeable, particularly about the local vineyards and wines.
We stayed here for 4 nights whilst exploring this beautiful region. We loved the hotel and its location, which is great for exploring the many pretty towns close by. Breakfast is plentiful and available until 11am which is great for those that like to have a lazy morning. We didn't eat at the restaurant for any evening meals as the menu didn't appeal, however that is just a personal preference - we did eat from the bar menu which was really good. There are plenty of towns close by with options for dinner - LaGuardia being our favourite. Our deluxe room was spacious and more than adequate foe the time spent there, housekeeping were also good and very discrete - loved the little chocolate on the bed in the evening. Marcus on reception was fabulous very helpful, in fact the staff there are one of their biggest assets. All in all we loved this quirky hotel with its wonky facade, would highly recommend staying here
We drove here from San Sebastian. Had a very nice stay. Visited Luis Canas bodegas, the hotel gym and its vinotek. It's calm, pretty and the perfect place to relax and maybe learn a thing or two about spanish wines. Will visit again. We continued to Madrid after a couple days.
Rioja Alavesa is a great area to visit, and Viura is a fantastic hotel to stay in the nice Villabuena de Alava. My wife and I stay at the hotel 1 or 2 times per year, since 4 years ago. The facilities are great, and the staff fantastic. It's a great place to have dinner, either in the restaurant or in the bar close to the lobby. You can also have a glass of fantastic wine of course!
This is my 3rd stay at this great hotel in a very attractive little village in Rioja. What stands out for me are the quality of the rooms, the views from deluxe or suite rooms, the style of the property and the charming little village and square to the rear. The food is very good quality, although on this occasion I didn't think the restaurant experience was quite as good as previous visits. Also again on this occasion the breakfast service could have been better, all of which I fed back to the hotel on checkout. The wine in this region is fantastic and the hotel has a great offering from the local wineries. The wine and tapas bar at the rear of the hotel is a fantastic addition and I do think should be open everyday - this is a real selling point and I think the hotel should shout about this more. Will definitely stay again one day, highly recommended!
Had a week here and thoroughly enjoyed it, even though there is virtually nothing else going on in the village so we did spend a lot of time around the hotel. Had one of the de-luxe rooms looking out over the 'village' pool - all bare concrete walls but chic; very well designed and thought out. Lovely rain shower, loads of space (albeit not a lot of space to store a week's worth of clothes) and the keycard didn't fail once which must be a record (it was so good I accidentally brought it home with me !). The moody corridors on each floor are black-walled with what appear to be chalked-on room numbers - very boho. Only a couple of rooms have what pass as balconies/terraces as a consequence of the architecture but the open roof terrace has glorious views in all directions and was pretty empty most of the time we were up there. Drinks orders can be phoned down from the gym (ironically) which shares the roof space though we didn't actually avail ourselves. Breakfast buffet was very good if not massive amounts of choice - the one niggle the whole week was the poor choice of breads; three types of crusty rolls, four types of bland toasting bread but none of the interesting breads that most of take for granted nowadays (and which they do have an example of at dinner-time). Dinner at the restaurant is quite up-market and we certainly weren't going to do seven nights of that, but the bar menu at the piano-bar is lovely food for snacking on (think large-ish tapas dishes) with a drink and most of their dishes can also be had at the vinoteca in a separate part of the hotel (where there is a much better choice of wine, though I'm sure you can order from the vinoteca wine-list in the piano-bar too). Service at reception was 8/10 - nothing to criticise as such but not quite as exemplary as one might expect, but like the breakfast bread that's a minor quibble and certainly not enough to knock my overall mark down to 4,
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