Real Casona de Las Amas
, C/Mayor 5, Azofra, La Rioja.
The Hotel Real Casona de Las Amas has been in the same family since it was built in the late 17th century. Today the magnificent stone manor house with it's crisply carved heraldic arms above the door provides a luxury hotel of sixteen bedrooms from which guests may enjoy the villages, the scenery and the culture of the Rioja region.
Inside, the lobby, lounge and library have all been perfectly decorated with all manner of antiques blending seamlessly with the heavy wooden structures and the stone and lime plaster of the walls. The door into the library is 15th century. Modernity is not forgotten though as a large television rests inconspicuously in a corner and the wifi is of course invisible yet emminently useful.
There is lots of terrace space outside, with a garden planted with fragrant herbs, an area for sunbathing and a swimming pool with a cascade and a swimjet. At night the atmospheric lighting around the gazebo imbues a wonderful sense of luxury and tranquillity into this area. Without a doubt, a perfect place to sit out, by day or in the balmy evenings of a Rioja summer.
Every guest room is different, taking fullest advantage of the original features and combining them with elegant contemprary materials. Depending on the choice of room, you will find large sitting areas, lavishly hung four-posters, beautiful bathrooms with hydro-massage baths and invigorating showers.
For an ultimate relaxation, the spa has a variety of facilities to soothe overworked bodies, alleviate stress and de-clutter the mind.
Breakfasts are served, as well as a cafeteria service.
Out and About
Wine tours. Occasionally the hotel offers complimentary visits to a local bodega
Walking: the area of La Rioja is criss-crossed with hiking routes and forest trails.
Pilgrim's Way to Santiago. Why not walk a short part of the route?
Golf. Special discounts on green fees for hotel guests
Hot-air ballooning. Hot-air balloon trips offer a uniquely peaceful way to see the Rioja countryside.
Dinosaur footprints. In total there are more than 10,000 fossilised dinosaur footprints to be found in La Rioja, spread amongst the river valleys of the Leza, Cidacos, Alhama and Linares. The quality and quantity of these 120 million-year-old artefacts make the region one of the most interesting places in the world for dinosaur enthusiasts.
Places to visit:
The Monastery Tour. Including visits to San Millán de la Cogolla, Yuso y Suso, Cañas, Valvanera, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Nájera.
Castles. Davalillo, San Vicente, Torremontalbo, Sajazarra, Cuzcurrita.
Choose from Laguardia. Very quaint mediaeval walled town.
Logroño. Lots of ancient buildings
Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum). Just over an hour away, by car
Rooms with twin beds or large king size beds and bathrooms with rain showers. Writing desk with free Internet access. Flat screen television with PC/Audio/Video(s-video), RCA and DVI connectivity.
Rooms with 25 square metres of floor space with twin beds or large king size beds. The bathrooms have showers and whirlpool baths. Also have writing desk with free Internet access and flat screen television with PC / Audio / Video (s-video), RCA and DVI connectivity.
Spacious room up to 35 square metres, 15 square metres living room and king size beds. The luxurious bathrooms have showers or whirlpool baths. Writing desk with free Internet access and flat screen television with PC/Audio/Video(s-video), RCA and DVI connectivity.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|We found the hotel Real Casona de Las Amas ok, but not quite so good as the pictures promised. The rooms were small (the superior ones) and tiny (the regular ones) and the service very familiar, but not quite so professional. The first day we had to leave the hotel at 7,30 and we couldn't get any breakfast, because the lady in the kitchen starts at 8,30. On the second day we asked for some fruit for breakfast and they didnt have any (!). One of my clients asked to be woken up twice in the morning and they said no... My general impression was that it is a nice country house but very overpriced.|
|We were not over impressed with Real Casona. Very dark and OTT, meal was very ordinary for the price. Not very helpful staff.|
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|More Information and Options|
|Breakfast||10 euros per person per day|
|Spa & Relax||There is a small Spa, Scottish Shower and Thermal Bath circuit which takes approximately 1 hour to complete, customised with music and candles. This service can be rounded off with a massage in the privacy of your bedroom. · SPA CIRCUIT: 30€/person · MASSAGE: 70€/person ** Important: Spa or Massage service, an appointment is required 1 day in advance **|
|15% Off Green Fees||Save 15% on green fees at La Rioja Alta Golf Club. ( 7km from the hotel.)|
|Wine Cellar Tour||Chill out on a tour among local vineyards, tasting the best wines of the area. · Accommodation. · Winery tour for 2 people with wine-tasting included. (10 minutes from the hotel) · Late check-out upon availability on the hotel. · Free Parking · Free Wi-Fi · PACKAGE PRICE: ACCOMODATION + 10€/DAY|
|Parking||Outdoor parking for free. It is not possible to reserve a space.|
There is no deposit. Just a credit card number is required to guarantee a reservation. The total amount is payable at the hotel prior to departure.
Free cancellation if made in writing (fax or e-mail) at least 7 days before the scheduled arrival. Later cancellations, early departures and no-shows will be charged for the entire stay.
No hidden extras, booking fees or credit card charges. This is the price you pay, direct to the hotel.
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It really does feel a privilege to be able to share Enrique's ancestral house for a few days. He is to be congratulated on turning a wonderful house into a wonderful hotel.
A Word from the Owner
"Wake up your senses with the essence of history."