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“Extraordinary!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ellauri Hotela
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Zeanuri
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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
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“Extraordinary!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

It is a small hotel, in the small basque country, family owned, but it is extraordinary.
The hotel is small but its design, comfort and facilities makes it the best of the world.
Basque Country is beautiful: The Natural Park of Gorbeia is there, in front of you, spectacular. Then you have the city of Bilbao, small too but with strong personality, the coast of Biscay... the climate all year soft...
And it is owned by Randa and Kepa completely client oriented management: Extraordinary at its best!
I'll remember you for years!

Room Tip: The suite of the tower, 10-Elorri, is espectacular.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cairo, Egypt
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2012

I think there was a song about 'all the colors of green...' That is Ellauri Hotela and the environment: all the imaginable varieties of the green can be seen there.
Inside the hotel the cleanliness, the very big comfortable bed, all the atmosphere makes you feel in high luxury hotel. But here you have the personal attention of Randa and Kepa.
They attend you personally, give the local information so you can choose the best places to visit and the best restaurant for your needs-
Thank you Randa and Kepa for all

Room Tip: The suites are excellent, though no so cheap
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Asaida
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Seville, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

If you go to the Basque Country, and want to visit especially the country side, you must stay at Ellauri Hotel. It is surrounded by the Gorbeia Natural Park and close to the cities of Bilbao and Vitoria Gasteiz.
Good attention, good breakfast and dinner...
Thanks for all of it

Room Tip: Better pay for the terrace
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank john K
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

There is so much to say but I'm not sure where to start. This place is situated in the northern part of Spain in a breathtaking location. The hotel is right smack in the middle of nature. Beautiful views, lots of fresh air, and most important is the quiet atmosphere.

On the outside the hotel has an old look and feel to it, but don't let that fool you, because it is modern and sleek on the inside. The rooms are amazing, the lounges, the balconies, the food the service. One needs nothing more when they want to just get away from the daily stress of life.

I came here with my 3 girlfriends. We wanted to get away from New york and all the stress that comes from living in the city. We walked around the grounds of the hotel just taking pictures, and enjoying nature. Went to local bars around the area and enjoyed the local music and the local men. :) Spent most of our nights lounging in the hotel while drinking lots of really amazing wine. Lets not even get started with the food. Soooo good. We all gained weight but it was so worth it. We slept late and woke up late. The people that work there are just amazing. So pleasant and so helpful, and so accommodating.

Yes I would definitely recommend the hotel, and yes I am already planning my next stay at the Ellauri Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Salam F
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ellaurihotela, Owner at Ellauri Hotela, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for your excellent opinion about Ellauri Hotela and our service, and for the extraordinay description of the hotel.
It is highly useful for us and for our potential customers
Kind regards
Randa and Kepa
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 7 nights in late October 2011 with my wife and young child. We wanted to experience staying in the mountains of the Basque Country in a high quality hotel - our hopes were more than exceeded by this beautiful boutique hotel and exceptional hosts.

Firstly, the location of the hotel is breathtaking - whilst being only a 25 minute drive from Bilbao airport, it is nevertheless located within beautiful mountainous scenery. The views from the dining room and from the rooms (we stayed in a suite which is highly recommended eg. the room opened up onto a small grassed patio with access out to the wider hotel grounds) were stunning.

The hotel is a top quality boutique hotel which has been designed in keeping with the Basque style from the outside. The interior of the hotel is stunning. It is deliberately understated and eminently stylish. Our spacious suite was superb with crisp white bed linen, flat screen tv, dvd player, and with breathtaking views across the mountainous countryside.

The huge open fire in the dining room is very welcoming after a day exploring the surrounding area and the food was fantastic - locally sourced, delightful sirloin steaks cooked to perfection, different types of fish, fresh local eggs, vegetables, fruit - eating in the hotel is definitely highly recommended! I don't think it's possible to buy steak in the UK like the ones I was served here (I have been trying in vain).

Finally, the owners of the hotel are brilliant people and excellent hosts. They get the balance between giving you privacy but also being friendly and attentive perfectly and made our young son feel very welcome indeed. They are truly good, lovely people.

We wouldn't hesitate to return to this hotel and look forward to doing so.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike1005
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ellaurihotela, Owner at Ellauri Hotela, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you very much for the extrordinary description of the hotel and for your excellent opinion of Ellauri Hotela and our service.
It is highly useful for us and for our potential customers
Kind regards
Randa and Kepa
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Donostia
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53 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

The hotel is brand new and ideally situated near Gorbea Natural Park. The room was very stylish and comfortable and equipped with a DVD player. The views from it were superb. In daytime it was bright but by night it lacked light. Breakfast was a bit short and the dinner tasteful but expensive (27€ for a menu without choice possibility).

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EvaDonostia
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ellaurihotela, Owner at Ellauri Hotela, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for your excellent opinion about Ellauri Hotela and our service, and also for the description of the hotel.
It is highly useful for us and for our potential customers
Kind regards
Randa and Kepa
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Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

Few people speak less Spanish than I do but this is no problem here. The outside belies the modernity of this two years old hotel with lift and the ability, despite its hillside setting, to unload luggage at the reception entrance. Very modern cutting edge style bedrooms with remarkable sliding frosted glass door and wall separating the en-suite facilities from the sleeping area. Our room had a large balcony with long distance views along the valley with little adverse impact from the road down in the valley bottom. Beds larger and more comfortable than often experienced in Spain. A very warm welcome at all times and, in contrast with an earlier report, we enjoyed two evenings of very good dinners. Breakfast was as usual in the continental style and plenty of it with genuinely freshly squeezed orange juice, always appreciated. The location is ideal if touring the Bilbao - Vitoria area being almost mid- way between the two and therefore offering the opportunity to visit both and avoid over-nighting in the cities. I would disagree with the guide books, the area to the east is hardly worth the detour with all the other lovelier scenery closer at hand. Use the Ellauri as a lovely base to explore the cities.

Room Tip: First floor balcony
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kiwisterling
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ellaurihotela, Owner at Ellauri Hotela, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you for making public your excellent opinion about Ellauri Hotela and our service, and also for the description of the hotel.
It is highly useful for us and for our potential customers
Kind regards
Randa and Kepa
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Property: Ellauri Hotela
Address: Altzusta 38, 48144 Zeanuri, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Zeanuri
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Zeanuri
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ellauri Hotela 2*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ellauri Hotela - design nature character - is a uniquely inspired hotel. A refuge immersed in parkland, ideal for those who seek to get away from the city. In close proximity to Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, San Sebastian, the airports, the seaside and the Rioja vineyards, the pure land of Ellauri is situated in the heart of the conceptual "Basque City," 'Euskal Hiria.' A luxury small hotel with exquisite service, inspirational design and original thinking. ... more   less 
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