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Hotel Gametxo, Pais Vasco

Hotel Gametxo


A comfortable little hotel with spectacular views of the coast, and easy access to superb beaches and countryside.

Double rooms from £ 75
25 rooms
Guest Rating: 8.3 / 10
Small hotel Basque Country

The spectacular coastline of the Bay of Biscay is the backdrop for the Hotel Gametxo, where there are views right along the coast and up the Mundaka estuary. This is a hotel for country-lovers, but also a handy base for visiting Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum, and more) and San Sebastian.

The hotel is housed in two buildings of modern construction reflecting the traditional architecture of the area. There is a breakfast room, and a lounge which divides into one area for board games, television and use of a computer, and a quiet area for reading or simply gazing out of the window at the view.

Another important part of Hotel Gametxo is the Spa and Relaxation Centre. This uniquely designed space includes a sauna, jacuzzi, Turkish bath experience showers and a variety of massages.

There are standard guest rooms, larger Superior rooms (some with a hydromassage bath) and Apartments. They all have a simple modern decor in keeping with the location.

Outside, the views are spectacular, especially looking down over the Mundaka estuary to the village of Mundaka. The garden gives ample opportunity for sitting out and enjoying the view. This is a good place for visiting the lovely sandy beaches of the Basque coast, exploring the wetlands of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve or walking in the Oma Forest.

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Double Room

Double room of 10 m2 with a double bed or twin beds, private bathroom with shower, TV, radio and heating

Superior Double Room

Elegantly decorated 14m2 with private bathroom with shower, TV, radio, heating. Some Superior rooms have sea views.

Superior Room with Whirlpool

Room 14 m2 , elegant and bright. Private bathroom with whirpool bath. Some rooms have sea views.


38m2 apartment with a double bedroom, living room with TV, bathroom with shower, kitchen with microwave, toaster and washing machine. 

The buffet breakfast provides a wide choice to start your day.

Beaches: Laida (very close to the hotel), Laga (one of the most beautiful beaches on the coast), Kanala (more fine sand deep in the Mundaka estuary)
Urdaibai Reserve: wide diversity of landscapes, marshes, beaches, forest
Urdaibai Bird Centre: different every day as the area is on many migratory routes
Oma Forest. Nature meets art in the most beautiful environment

Places to visit:
Mundaka. A pretty waterside village on the other side of the estuary
Lekeitio. Something for everyone, with beaches, cliffs, walks, restaurants, bars, cultural activities
Gernika. Ancient capital of the Basque Country, as well as being infamous for what happened during the civil war.
Bilbao. The Guggenheim Museum, the Casco Viejo, and much, much more.
San Sebastian.

We loved staying at this little hotel! Everything was clean and comfortable. There was so much to see in the Bilbao area and I only wish we had had more time just to explore around the immediate area. It's in the middle of a National Park! I would definitely want to come back here! The people on staff were very friendly and helpful. I forgot a small box of earrings and Benat wrote to tell me. He will send them to me by mail!
Thank you for helping to arrange it so that we could be with our friends under one roof!
I would definitely consider booking with you again!

We may not have as many reviews as some, but we do know their provenance. They have all been written by people who have visited this hotel after booking through Little Hotels. We publish all reviews, unedited, except for the occasional spelling correction.

Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:

"Delightful hotel, set on a hill, with incredible views. Breakfast for just 7 euros is great. The only downside is having to take the car to go out to dinner, but everything else is just marvellous so we will definitely be back."

"The rooms are very nice, and the staff are top class. You can have lovely walks in the hills or on the beaches. Laida and Laga are very close."

" I have nothing but good to say about this place. We have spent some fantasticdays in one of the apartments with a sea view (impressive). The position, the sense of peace and the comfort make it worth every penny."

Guest Rating: 8.3 / 10
This rating has been calculated by combining data from various websites which publish ratings for Hotel Gametxo.

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In the hotel
  • Lounge
  • Games area
  • Reading corner
  • Bar service
  • Breakfast room
  • Terraces
  • Garden
  • Spa with sauna and jacuzzi
  • Massages
  • Internet access
  • Car park

In your room
  • Television
  • Wi‑fi internet access
  • Welcome pack
  • Balcony or terrace (some rooms)
  • Double bed
  • En‑suite bathroom
  • Shower or hydromassage bath
  • Central heating

We Say

Look out on the spectacular coastline from the hotel window or terrace. But it gets even better when you venture out to visit the villages, beaches, cliffs, woods and mountains.

A Word From the Owner

Our hotel mixes pure nature with the sea. This area, part of the Basque Country, is also known for its great gastronomy. If you are looking for relaxation and you want to know the essence of the north of Spain, this is your place.

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