We stayed 3 nights at the Ellauri Hotel and ate there every evening.
It is a small, clean, modern, peaceful and welcoming hotel. The food is excellent - much better than anything we got in Bilbao or Donostia. The owners accommodated our vegetarianism without any difficulty.
We were drawn to the area largely so we could go hiking.
In early March the temperature was good for walking - in the mid-teens. There was a bit of snow forecast for the hills on the day we left.
The hotel is situated in the mountains in a hamlet, within walking distance of walking trails.
We managed without a car - the village is within walking distance but there were some roadworks that meant walking on the main road, but they are probably already finished so the alternative smaller road might be open again.
Kepi picked us up from Bilbao airport for a small fee. It would be easy to do by bus but we arrived on a Sunday and went for the easy option. We got the bus back to Bilbao - it cost only 2.60 euro each and the bus is frequent and modern.
The mountains and forests are very nice for walking. We didn’t see any other hikers. Some of the trails were very muddy because of forestry work - walking boots are advisable.
Staying here was the highlight of our holiday in the Basque Country.
- Free Wifi
- Free parking