, Atea s/n, Lekeitio.
Hotel Zubieta in Vizcaya is typical of what we love about so many a Basque building: intricately pretty design inside and out. It is then perhaps surprising to think this 18th century edifice was once just the stables of the Zubieta Palace. Now it has a homely interior, from the reception area, to the bar, to the sittinging room. Lekeitio itself is an excellent example of a little Basque coastal town where visitors can enjoy strolling around and having a pintxo (local snack) in one of the many pintxo bars. The hotel is also a five-minute stroll from the Lekeitio Port and its beach.
The 23 rooms offer a range of ways to stay here: from standard doubles to superior double rooms with a sitting area, a junior suite and triple and quadruple family rooms. The rooms are also differentiated by their variety of different decors, with various different looks to each of them.
A good breakfast starts the day on the right note, either the soft murmur of classical music indoors, or the singing of the birds if you decide to breakfast outside on the terrace. Breakfast includes fruit juice, cereals, a selection of breads and freshly-baked croissants with a variety of preserves, eggs, ham, cheese, all washed down with freshly-brewed coffee.
The bar-cafeteria is a great place to pass a while at any time of day, choosing the warm, slightly rustic decor of the interior or the lovely terrace alongside the gardens. Sip a drink or sample any of the extensive menu of light snacks that are available throughout the day.
Out and About
Town with fishing port, beaches, hiking, walking, historic sites, museum, watersports.
Lekeitio: 3 beaches,lighthouse museum (only visitable lighthouse in the Basque Country), sailing boat trips, canoe hire.
Gernika (15 minutes): Peace and Human Rights Museum, Euskal Herria Museum (ethnography and anthropology).
Geteria and Zarauz (30 minutes): Balenciaga Museum (fashion designer), notable restaurants and beaches.
San Sebastián (50 minutes): Playa de la Concha Beach and film festival.
South of France coastal towns (1 hr 10 minutes): excellent surfing
General activities and their locations:
Surfing: Lekeitio, Mundaka and Zarauz, famous for international championships.
Walking, hiking and mountain climbing: Sendero del Lea, close to the Santiago pilgrimage route with its many trails.
Golf: pitch & putt (1 hour away) and various golf courses within an hour.
Traditional fishing port towns including Lekeitio itself, Ondarroa, Bermeo and Motriko.
Double or twin-bedded rooms with an ample en-suite bathroom. Every room has it's own decor and character, using wooden beamed ceilings, stone walls, wooden floors with Persian carpets and rich materials in the curtains.
Beautiful rooms that are notable for their generous size; typically 33m2 plus the bathroom. Plenty of room for sitting aswell as sleeping.
A very large room ideal for four people. Bedroom with double bed and separate living room with two single beds. Light and bright with big windows.
There is just one junior suite. It has a double canopy bed, living room area with sofa and table, and the best views of the Zubieta Palace and its green fields. Spacious and bright.
Reviews from Little Hotels Travellers:
|Hotel Zubieta is located in a wonderful little calm, green enclave a 10 minute stroll from the heart of Lekeitio. The staff are friendly and accommodating and the room we had was clean, light and spacious with views over the patio/gardens in front and the orchard at the back. The bar/patio/reception/breakfast-room area has a homely, rustic feel to it, and I'd recommend the bar for a relaxed evening drink even if you're not staying there. Breakfast is the usual assortment of (very good) meats, cheeses, cereals, fresh fruit, jams, bacon & eggs, bread, pastries & cakes with freshly squeezed juices and tea/coffee. The menu at other times of the day is largely bar-snacks so if you'd like a full evening meal then you'll want to head to one of the restaurants in town. Zubieta is a relaxed little getaway - recommended without hesitation.|
Here's What Some People Have Written On Other Review Sites or in the Guestbook:
|Spacious, comfortable and clean bedrooms. Carefully-selected and pleasant décor. The staff are nice and friendly. Elaborate details in the hotel. Good quality food offered in the café and for breakfast. Excellent location: near the port, old quarter and beaches in a quiet spot, closed off from the outside world between the walls of an old palace and farmhouses, with gardens providing a feeling of proximity to nature.|
|Hotel Zubieta is situated in beautiful surroundings, in a quiet location and encircled by nature. The rooms, public areas, terrace and garden are all brilliant and importantly the hotel has a car park which is free, given that it can otherwise be difficult to find a parking space. The staff are very attentive, always ready to help. Breakfast is excellent and you can enjoy it out on the terrace. We had a great time.|
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The Basque coast is a lovely part of Spain for wandering around small towns and appreciating a very real Spanish way of life. It helps that you're also surrounded by nature and in a truly hospitable little hotel.
A Word from the Owner
We would like to share our little universe of peace with you. From generation to generation, we have learnt the art of receiving, welcoming and surprising guests with the little things made with love, and Hotel Zubieta is the result of all this.