Have you ever dreamt of sleeping in a tree? Would you like to watch your hands wrinkle in the spa of a castle tower, or gaze at the stars as you drift off to sleep? Discover the essence of Euskadi along the Grand Tour in these 10 unique accommodations. Where tradition and modernity come together to offer you a welcoming and memorable experience.

1. The Tree Houses, Zeanuri:

The magic of sleeping 17 metres above sea level, between Lekeitio and Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Your dream of sleeping in a tree can come true in Zeanuri, in the Gorbeia Natural Park, thanks to Zuhaitz Etxeak.

This original rural accommodation complex has 10 cabins, two of which are the highest in Europe. Here, you can wake up to the whispering of the wind shrouded in the natural beauty that surrounds you.

In addition to accommodation, Cabañas en los Árboles also offers services such as romantic dinners, eco-picnics or an ecological spa.

And if you suffer from vertigo, don’t worry because, in the garden of the baserri (farmhouse), you will find four colourful and cosy gipsy carts.

Don’t miss this invitation to escape and rest in a place where all dreams are possible .

2. Sierra Salvada Bubbles, Ayala Valley.

The only bubble accommodation in the Basque Country on the way from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Laguardia.

This paradise, hidden among green hills and picturesque meadows, invites you to immerse yourself in a unique experience full of charm and serenity.

Sierra Salvada Bubbles are transparent bubbles you can sleep inside under a blanket of stars. magine waking up with the first rays of sunlight filtering through the bubbles while the Ayala Valley awakens around you. It is an experience that takes glamping to a new dimension, combining modern comfort with the authenticity of nature.

Practice yoga and go horse riding during your stay in the bubbles of the Ayala Valley to relax and explore nature.

3. Arriluce Palace, luxury full of history in Getxo

A new hotel near Bilbao

If you are looking for a place to stay near Bilbao and you feel like living in a palace, you will love the Arriluce Palace.

The Arriluce Palace, created by the architect Jose Luis Oriol Urigüen in 1912, is now a luxury hotel with 49 rooms and suites. It also has meeting rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a gym and a spa.

This palace is located in Getxo, just 12 km from Bilbao. It is a coastal town known for its mansions, which were the residence of the gentry during the Industrial Revolution. It also offers attractions such as beautiful beaches, the historic old port of Algorta, and the iconic Bizkaia Bridge, popularly known as “The Hanging Bridge”, among others.

Palacio Arriluce also has an outdoor swimming pool with a yoga area and a bar with panoramic views of the estuary and the beach. It is perfect for relaxing after exploring Bilbao and Getxo.

The refurbishment has preserved the heritage value of the building, maintaining original elements and combining them with an interior design that achieves an elegant modernisation.

4.Hotel Marqués de Riscal, Elciego in Rioja Alavesa.

A unique hotel in a unique setting between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Laguardia

Let’s go to Rioja Alavesa, in the heart of La Ciudad del Vino de Marqués de Riscal and discover the luxury hotel of the Marriot International chain: the Hotel Marqués de Riscal.

Designed by Frank O. Gehry, winner of the world’s highest architectural award, the Pritzker Prize, and author, among other works, of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The hotel perfectly combines the most deeply-rooted winemaking tradition with the avant-garde, luxury and most advanced technology of the 21st century.

This building is next to the wineries of the Herederos del Marqués de Riscal. The building is also located between the vineyards and the medieval village of Elciego.

The hotel has 61 luxurious rooms, 10 of which are suites, spread over two buildings connected by a spectacular cantilevered walkway. All the rooms are different and unique, both in their shapes and their views.

Special mention should be made of the views from the viewing platform of the VIP Lounge and the hotel’s Michelin-starred Gastronomic Restaurant. Also, a new experience like no other: wine therapy from the Spa Vinothérapie® Caudalie Marqués de Riscal.

Discover a range of treatments and sensations made from the purest vine essences and other natural ingredients.

5. Kampaoh Zumaia

Glamping on the Flysch Cliffs

Have you visited the Basque Coast Geopark and want to stay at a campsite with all kinds of facilities? Discover this unique campsite on your way through stage 2 from Lekeitio to Zarautz: Kampaoh Zumaia.

Kampaoh campsites offers you choosing between different types of tents equipped and set up on arrival, with all the comforts but with other characteristics to suit your needs.

Glam tents are perfect for a few days with your partner or family. Made with noble materials that, together with their equipment and decoration, create an exquisite and super comfortable atmosphere.

Which is your favourite? Are you already thinking about touring the Basque Country Grand Tour? Whether you are looking for the serenity of the coast or the majesty of inland landscapes, these charming places invite you to discover the Basque Country uniquely and memorably.

Welcome to a journey where accommodation becomes an integral part of the experience, leaving an indelible mark on your heart!

6. Arteaga Castle, Gautegiz – Arteaga

An imperial residence in the heart of the Urdaibai Reserve.

Arteaga Castle, located in the town of Gautegiz Arteaga, is an architectural jewel that combines history and elegance. Just 40km from Bilbao, you can stay in this majestic castle.

Arteaga Castle was remodelled by Empress Maria Eugenia de Montijo. Today, the ornamental and decorative elements have been preserved, maintaining the essence and atmosphere of forgotten times.

This castle, surrounded by a stunning natural environment, has been meticulously transformed into a charming luxury hotel. With tastefully decorated rooms, Arteaga Castle offers visitors a unique experience that fuses medieval history with contemporary comfort.

The castle also houses a fine dining restaurant that highlights the rich Basque culinary tradition, providing guests with an unforgettable gastronomic experience.

7. The Houses of Ea Astei: a real baserri near San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Luxury tourist flats in the Urdaibai paradise

A magnificent baserri (typical Basque farmhouse), witness to 6 centuries of Basque history, is the base on which Las Casas de Ea Astei grew. en rooms with a heated swimming pool, tacks, gardens, free Wi-Fi, fully equipped kitchens, free charging for electric vehicles and all the comforts you deserve.

Rest in this fantastic place after visiting places in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, such as San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo or Mundaka!

8. Hotel Akelarre

Excellence, innovation and avant-garde between Zarautz and Donostia/San Sebastián

Akelarre Hotel is a 5-star accommodation, a 10-minute drive from Donostia-San Sebastián, and is located on the Basque coast. The sea is the thread that defines the essence of the Akelarre universe, which is why all rooms have panoramic views of the brave Cantabrian Sea.

Akelarre Hotel is one of the few hotels in the world to have its own 3 Michelin star restaurant. It bears the signature of the renowned chef Pedro Subijana. Its culinary creations, based on innovation and excellence, delight the most demanding palates. Local ingredients are transformed into gastronomic masterpieces that celebrate the richness of Basque cuisine.

9. Kora Green City

The most eco-friendly aparthotel in Vitoria, the Green Capital.

Located in the capital of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Kora Green City is one of the most efficient accommodations in the world. Discover it on your journey from Donostia/San Sebastián to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Imagine a comfortable and healthy journey where you help care for the environment and reduce your ecological impact. By choosing any of the 27 eco-apartments, you decide to reduce your CO2 emissions by 80%, with virtually nothing to give up.

You can enjoy yoga sessions on the terrace and cycle around Vitoria-Gasteiz thanks to the Bike Experience they organise.

10. Ur Bare, an oasis of peace in Zarautz

Let the smell of saltpetre awaken you

Ur Bare invites you to enjoy the surf town of Zarautz. Just a few minutes walk from the beach, you can wake up to the sound of the sea and see incredible views from your room. Every corner of the hotel has been designed with a contemporary touch that respects the authenticity of the region, creating a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.

The rooms, elegantly decorated and equipped with every comfort, offer a peaceful retreat after exploring the wonders of Zarautz. In addition, the hotel has a restaurant that delights the palates with exquisite Basque cuisine, highlighting fresh local ingredients.

Get away from it all and fall in love with the Basque coast!

Tuck yourself in and make yourself at home on your Grand Tour road trip!

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