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Hotel Viura - Luxury holidays to the Basque Country

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  • About this holiday

    The picture-postcard village of Vilabuena de Álava in La Rioja, with its huge number of wineries, is home to the distinctive architecture of the four-star Hotel Viura. An industrial-style structure with a superb restaurant serving regional flavours, and providing a unique wine experience, it provides an excellent base for exploring La Rioja’s wineries and vineyards.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bilbao, car hire and bed and breakfast accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Hotel Viura are per person based on two people sharing a Viura room.
    Low season from £880 per person for 3 nights.
    High season from £1140 per person for 3 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

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    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    The picture-postcard village of Vilabuena de Álava, with its huge number of wineries, is home to the distinctive architecture of the four-star Hotel Viura. Resembling a staggered assortment of angular pods, the overriding feel of the property is an industrial one, which is somewhat at odds with the age-old churches and residential properties nearby. The concept behind this look becomes clear inside, as the sparse decorative style comes to resemble that of a converted winery. This influence is most apparent in the restaurant, with its exposed concrete walls, floors and columns, and a ceiling lined with old barrels. Clean lines, a monotone colour scheme and wall-to-wall windows create an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance, setting the scene for a feast of Riojan and Basque flavours. Selecting only the freshest natural ingredients, the creative menu is complemented by a wine list prepared by the hotel’s prestigious sommelier. For a better insight into the wine production process from vine to glass, Hotel Viura guests can embark on a tour that begins in the fields, learning about the grapes, and ends with an introductory course in wine tasting in the wine cellar. This fantastic experience concludes with an indulgent pairing dinner. Spacious, open-plan rooms and suites are a harmonious place to unwind at the end of the day, their neutral palette and intimate lighting establishing a stylish energy. An in-room bar encourages you to relax in style, with a selection of choice wines to sample in private. The Viura rooms offer plenty of space but deluxe rooms hold up to two beds and boast splendid village views. 


    Villabuena de Álava

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    February to December

    Distance from airport

    Bilbao Airport, 65 miles

    Closest airport

    Bilbao Airport

    Room types

    Hotel Viura offers rooms with 32-inch plasma TV, in-room bar and complimentary water.
    Viura room
    Deluxe room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Bar, Outdoor swimming pool, Wine Cellar, Wine experiences, Gym.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Vilabuena de Álava is a small village with a number of age-old and decorative churches. There are also a hug number of wineries in the region to be visited.

    Sports nearby

    There is a Basque pelota court situated next to the hotel and there are some beautiful walking and cycling routes through the local vineyards. Hotel Viura can organise canoeing, rafting, rafting, canyoning, trekking, quad biking and more.


    Minimum stays

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