The Urune Hotel, in the Basque Country, Spain, is a superb 18th-century house surrounded by greenery. Imagine yourself the owner of this grand abode, taking a walk in the grounds before settling down to dine on some delicious local produce. This hotel is perfect for history lovers, with its staff happy to share its exciting past with you – the house was even used as a refuge for fugitives of the Franco regime during the Spanish Civil War, with a secret room hidden behind a wardrobe should any of the army come looking. With those days long gone, the beautiful house has been this fabulous hotel since 2010.
The hotel owners are self-professed lovers of “slow travel” and invite you to the hotel to switch off far away from the noise of the city. The name translates to “high village”, and you’ll certainly feel up and away from it all in this hilltop hotel, with amazing views of the countryside.
The hotel has 12 charming rooms, 4 of which are located in the great converted attic. The decorations include symbols from Basque mythology, so you can really immerse yourself in the unique Basque culture.
There are options with or without terrace and, for that extra luxury feeling, rooms with special Coco-Mat mattresses which promise a natural, comfortable sleep. Choose what to lay your head on from their pillow menu and drift off to dreamland.