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“A beautifully restored 13th-century tower-house, in the Old Town of Oñati. The rustic-chic rooms boast original wooden beams, exposed stone walls and sweeping views of Spain's stunning Basque country. Feast on traditional Basque cuisine, and sip on local wines on the glass walled terrace.”

“A beautifully restored 13th-century tower-house, in the Old Town of Oñati. The rustic-chic rooms boast original wooden beams, exposed stone walls and sweeping views of Spain's stunning Basque country. Feast on traditional Basque cuisine, and sip on local wines on the glass walled terrace.”

Hotel Review

Within a four-storey medieval tower that was once the home of local aristos, twelve individually-decorated bedrooms combine period touches (lots of exposed stone, wood beams, and creamy white plasterwork) with modern comforts including air conditioning and wifi. The uppermost floor has been turned into a glass-walled lounge with panoramic views of the Oñati valley and the rugged Basque mountains. This view is shared by the hotel's glass-walled terrace restaurant, where a variety of set menus and a la carte dishes celebrate local produce and Basque culinary traditions with a modern twist (the chef is French). The buffet breakfast features local produce too, with a spread that includes local ham, cheeses, fresh fruit and pastries. Oñati, within walking distance, is home to the Basque country's oldest university and a pleasant place to wander around for a morning. Overall, Torre de Zumeltzegi would be an ideal stop for a night or two while touring the region by car, or as a base for a longer stay. Bilbao and its ferry port and airport are less than 40 minutes away.
Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Ideally placed for exploring the rich culture and history of the Basque country.
  • Active Holiday
  • Walking and horse riding expeditions can be organised by the hotel.
  • Families
  • There's a good range of family accommodation, whether you want connecting rooms or family rooms with sofa beds for the kids
 

Written by Robin Gauldie

Recommended For

  • Local exploring
  • Ideally placed for exploring the rich culture and history of the Basque country.
  • Active Holiday
  • Walking and horse riding expeditions can be organised by the hotel.
  • Families
  • There's a good range of family accommodation, whether you want connecting rooms or family rooms with sofa beds for the kids
  • Sights nearby
  • Sanctuary of Arantzazu is only four miles away and well worth checking out.
  • Great walks
  • There are numerous beautiful walking trails around the Basque Country.
  • Cycling
  • Perfect stopping point on a cycling trip around the Basque Country.
  • Trekking
  • Not far from the famous Santiago de Compastela trekking route.
  • Riding
  • Horse riding expeditions can be organised by the hotel.
  • Views
  • Stunning views both from the glass walled gallery on the top floor of the tower and from the terrace
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply
  • Less £
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Restaurant
  • In/by a Nature Reserve
  • Village
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Good wine list

Facilities

  • Views
  • Stunning views both from the glass walled gallery on the top floor of the tower and from the terrace
  • Pet friendly
  • Charges apply
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Business Centre
  • Bar
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Airport transfer
  • Outdoor dining
  • Good wine list
  • Meeting Room
  • Free wifi
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Sights nearby
  • Sanctuary of Arantzazu is only four miles away and well worth checking out.
  • Great walks
  • There are numerous beautiful walking trails around the Basque Country.
  • Cycling
  • Perfect stopping point on a cycling trip around the Basque Country.
  • Trekking
  • Not far from the famous Santiago de Compastela trekking route.
  • Riding
  • Horse riding expeditions can be organised by the hotel.

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