, Calle Nafarroa Behera 2, Hondarribia, Basque Country.
A luxury boutique hotel with a spa, Villa Magalean is a delightful Basque house close to the water on the edge of historic Hondarribia. The warmth of a family home combines with top-of-the-range hotel amenities, including 24-hour room service, personalised concierge service, gourmet wine bar and restaurant, spa and wellness centre, terraces and balconies.
Located at the foot of the old town's fortifications, Villa Magalean Hotel & Spa was created when one of the neo-Basque beach houses built in the 1950s was renovated and extended. Led by architect Iñaki Biurrun, all the period features were restored and given a contemporary touch: ceilings of carved beams, wrought iron balconies, dressed stone window apertures, parquets floors and Andalusian ceramic tiles.
The Salon Albertine is an elegant lounge for relaxing. Or take the relaxation to another level in the Spa Henriette. There the hammam, exfoliation table, experience shower combining aromatherapy and light therapy, and sauna are brought together to create unforgettable, addictive moments of pure bliss. Choose facial and body treatments, head, body and foot massages or the wellness rituals of the world.
The Mahasti Gastronomic Wine Bar is the place to socialise over leisurely breakfasts, enjoy serene tea-times while savouring delicious delicacies, and experience the pleasures of fine food and wine. The a la carte menu draws the very best from the sea and the land of the Basque Country. Meanwhile wine cellar is filled with the best local wines, Spanish wines, and wines from all over the world.
There are eight beautiful rooms and luxury suites, each with a terrace or private balcony. Each room has a unique decor, incorporating top quality bed linen, a bathroom filled with timeless luxury, and modern technologies like smart TVs, bluetooth speakers, Wi-fi, a minibar, a coffee-machine and air-conditioning. Even the smallest room is a generous 24m2 with a king-size bed (or twins, if you prefer). The remainder grow in size up to the whopping 60m2 of the Master Suite.
Villa Magalean lies close to the River Bidasoa where it empties into the Bay of Biscay. The sandy Playa de Hondarribia is little more than a mile away and San Sebastian is just a few miles along the coast. Inland the striking forests and mountains of the Basque Country invite days of touring, walking and sightseeing.