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“For walkers following northern Spain's newest pilgrimage route, Hotel Boutique Goiko Benta is a wonderful place to rest weary limbs. For less energetic car tourers, it's an equally pleasant halt.”

“For walkers following northern Spain's newest pilgrimage route, Hotel Boutique Goiko Benta is a wonderful place to rest weary limbs. For less energetic car tourers, it's an equally pleasant halt.”

Hotel Review

Perched above a mountain village that is home to a remarkable religious sanctuary, this sturdy stone building stands right on the Ignatian Way, the route ostensibly followed by Ignatius de Loyola in 1522. Grey limestone crags tower all around, and much of the time the gentle clonking of horse bells in the hill pasture opposite is the loudest sound you'll hear. Café tables stand on a flagstone terrace outside Goiko Benta's bar, which is a favourite with a handful of amiable, elderly locals. Inside, the ground floor houses the reception area and a spacious restaurant where in the morning you'll find a buffet spread of ham, bread, local cheeses and more to set you up for the next day's walking. In the evening, it serves tasty Basque pintxos (the local rival to tapas) and more substantial traditional dishes. Upstairs, however, bedrooms depart from tradition. Old design elements like exposed stonework and dark ceiling beams have been kept, but alongside bright white bathrooms with walk-in showers, polished plank floors, comfortable double and twin beds and central heating. As a place for explorers to rest up for a night or two, it's unbeatable in this part of the world.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • For those who want to explore the Basque countryside, it's an ideal base
  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking on the Ignatian Way trail.
  • Active Holiday
  • Great destination on the Ignatian Way walking trail.
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • For those who want to explore the Basque countryside, it's an ideal base
  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking on the Ignatian Way trail.
  • Trekking
  • Great trekking routes in the surrounding Basque Country.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Arantzazu Sanctuary two minutes walk away.
  • Active Holiday
  • Great destination on the Ignatian Way walking trail.
  • Museums
  • Ecomuseo de la Sal is ten miles away.
  • Restaurant
  • Excellent on site restaurant specialising in local Basque cuisine with many ingredients sourced from its veggie garden
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Right next door to the Aitzkorri Aratz Nature Reserve
  • Child friendly
  • Children's menu in the restaurant
  • Free wifi
  • In public areas
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Less £
  • Village
  • Traditional
  • Views
  • Remote
  • Hills & mountains

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Excellent on site restaurant specialising in local Basque cuisine with many ingredients sourced from its veggie garden
  • Child friendly
  • Children's menu in the restaurant
  • Free wifi
  • In public areas
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • No pets
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Bar
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Views
  • Business Centre

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Wonderful walking on the Ignatian Way trail.
  • Trekking
  • Great trekking routes in the surrounding Basque Country.
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Arantzazu Sanctuary two minutes walk away.
  • Museums
  • Ecomuseo de la Sal is ten miles away.

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