Ezcaray is a ski area in winter, and an outdoors destination in summer, with many rental apartments and lots of hiking and biking opportunities. The hotel is small, the rooms spacious with a very nice bath, our room had a tiny adjacent sitting room, too, and the rooms and the hotel are perfectly kept, neat as a pin, as the saying goes!
Very nice breakfast buffet, but not out of the usual for Spain. Very helpful and cordial hotel staff!
This is an excellent hotel for enjoying the surrounding area and its many recreation opportunities! Strongly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our parents inherited a small hotel - El Echaurren. They transformed it, converting it into their home and a home for all who visited. Our mother Marisa refined the traditional culinary meals of Granny Julia and stamped her own character and elegance on the dishes. Her efforts were recognised when she won Spain's National Gastronomic Award in 1987.And now we, Marisa's children - the fifth generation of the family, are dedicated to maintaining the essence of the Echaurren while at the same time invest in its future. As such, we've converted our old hostel into a modern, comfortable hotel where nothing is lacking. Our aim has been to give everything a contemporary twist but without losing the sense of warmth. You'll notice a strong Nordic influence in the interior design. We've continued the traditional cooking of our mother which you can enjoy in the Echaurren Traditional restaurant. In 2002 we opened El Portal de Echaurren where Francis lets his creative juices flow freely. It specialises in avant-garde dishes - very personal and primarily sourced from the local area. Two years after its launch El Portal de Echaurren became the first-ever restaurant in La Rioja to gain a Michelin star. It has maintained this distinction ever since. In 2012 Francis won Spain's National Gastronomic Award, a quarter of a century after his mother. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Echaurren Hotel Ezcaray