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Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The building is stunning, the rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated and all the facilities are fantastic. In those regards, it's exactly what you are expecting for a luxury experience. However, some of the staff is not particularly nice and in some cases they make you feel like they are doing you a favor, not that you are receiving what you are supposed to when you are paying a 500 usd stay. The lady who ran the breakfast was very stressed and didn't even allowed us to speak or ask questions. They never explained what we would be receiving as breakfast or inquired about options. We had dinner at the wine bar, the food was good but portions were too small and very expensive. Overall was an interesting experience but I'm not sure I'll go back. I found it too pretentious, cold and commercial, which is a big con if you consider that you are in one of the best wine regions in the world with countless options that are far better and cheaper.

This hotel emerges on the horizon as you approach Elciego from Laguardia ....stunning in every way . The hotel is luxurious , with superior staff service throughout starting with the doorman and reception staff to the housekeepers and of course in the restaurants . We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at 1860 and several fabulous breakfasts and ore dinner drinks in the wine bar . The complementary wine tour was our only disappointment as we had been expecting a stronger focus on the actual wines rather than the winery . The spa treatments were fantastic and we would recommend them highly. In summary a great base for touring the Alva region in Rioja .

This hotel has an impressive design by Frank Gehry. We spent Christmas Eve there with a package that included cocktails, visit to the wine cellar and vineyards and an excellent dining experience. We has the three meals and all were awesome. The rooms and bathrooms are modern and very confortable. I definitely recommend this hotel.

Wow. This hotel is amazing. I would say it is in the top 3 hotels I've ever stayed in (including 4 seasons, etc). It is very pricey, but you can find deals and they include so much, that it actually is a pretty good deal. We only stayed a night, but wish we had stayed at least 2. When you walk in your beautiful, modern, spacious room, they have left a free bottle of their wine and water for you. The stay includes an amazing breakfast - a 5 course tasting menu for breakfast!, as well as a free vineyard tour. The restaurant has a Michelin Star and we really enjoyed our dinner and lunch there. The spa is nice, the setting is gorgeous, and the town is cute. they have free bikes to ride, so we took a beautiful ride around the vineyards. Its all close to many vineyards and other great towns to visit. The staff were also very helpful and amazing. overall, amazing and really worth the price. I can't wait to go back!

The Marques de Riscal is indeed beautiful. We were fortunate to be able to stay in the Gehry Wing and enjoyed a wonderful view of the property. We very much enjoyed our room and found the public rooms to be excellent as well. The hotel staff is both friendly and professional. Our only issue pertains to the 1860 Traditional Restaurant. We had our initial meal there and found it to be quite poor. Conversations with other guests both during and afterward confirmed that there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Should note that breakfast was served in this room and was quite pleasant. Our remaining meals were eaten in the more casual dining space and were OK.

We stayed here for one night during a tour of the area and loved it. The building is sensational and worthy of the hype it receives. We stayed in the Gehry wing and had a fabulous room - minimally furnished but with every luxury. The bathroom was amazing. We ate a delicious dinner in the traditional restaurant on a terrrace overlooking the town of Elciego. While not cheap, the food, service, view and ambience made it worth every penny. Breakfast was served as a degustation meal and was anither great experience. Possibly the only criticism I have is that the indoor pool was too warm to swim in!

This hotel has it all! Delicious food, outstanding wines (grow, processed and stored at the on sight vineyard), distinctive & beautiful architecture, spacious rooms with exceptional facilities and multilingual staff that are exceptionally gracious and helpful. Truly exceptional.

2 nights at this frank gehry masterpiece. interesting location adjacent to the small town of elciego. you need a car to max out your visit. the hotel is remarkable- from arrival to departure, a perfect stay. staff are warm and knowledgeable, with mostly good english (except for my masseuse, not so good, but an excellent massage nonetheless). had a larger room on a corner, so spacious and views of the town and the mountains which were great. every possible convenience in the rooms, including coffee maker and frig. good fast wifi. free tour of the winery was fascinating. facilities are fabulous. 6 star.

Such a beautiful hotel and wonderful staff! A modern gem nestled in the vineyards. You never really tire of looking at the hotel, and every angle of it presents a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and old. The spaces are great, it's tranquil and one is very well taken care of here. We have really enjoyed all of the spaces here, from the pool area to the library and a winery tour. Wonderful eating options here as well - from the restaurants (ate at both - amazing!), to the wine bar and even the wine shop snack options. Great wines, of course! Would highly recommend to anyone and would love to come again. Thank you to everyone here for making it such a wonderful stay!

What a fantastic hotel, the rooms were great, the bed and pillows so comfortable. The design of the exterior was stunning absolutely unique. Restaurant and bars were excellent, breakfast was a surprise every morning and delicious. The grounds were breathtaking great to be amongst the vines , the spa and pool were great. We did the wine tour which was fascinating and very informative. Overall would highly recommend.

CalleTorrea, 1 Elciego Alava

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego places you next to Bodegas Marques de Riscal and within a 3 miles (5 km) of Finca Valpiedra. This 43-room, 5-star hotel has a winery, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. It's in the historical district and also near Bodegas Covila and Bodegas Palacio.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Marques de Riscal, which specializes in Spanish cuisine. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


All 43 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus plasma TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego have access to a winery, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Free valet and self parking are available, and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a 24-hour health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Executive Suite

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Room (Gehry Wing)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room (Gehry)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Premium Room (SPA)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 956 reviews