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Pura Vida Hotel

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Calle Real N0 7, 26288 Valganon Spain
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Charming Hotel in La Rioja Puravida is a charming hotel located 4 km from Ezcaray, main town of La Demanda mountain range. Traditional stone house with an age of 150 years situated in the center of Valganon with splendid mountain views. The owners, professional interior designers, have completely renovated the building in 2014, creating a modern hotel with all the amenities.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Horseback riding
Skiing
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
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Sofa
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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Frutel wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful hotel. We were so well looked after by the owners, nothing was too much trouble. They booked a mountain guide to take us on a hike and even drove us to the nearest town for dinner when the taxi man was on holiday. The breakfast is delicious with lots of choice of fresh fruits and savouries; nespresso coffee was appreciated. The garden is a joy, such a tranquil space to sit and read listening to the cow bells in the distance. We loved the interior design both in the communal spaces and our room. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom felt luxurious. This place is a great find in a beautiful relaxing environment, we can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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joão wrote a review Sep 2019
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Home away from home feeling,relaxing,our hosts showed great care for their guests,an eye for detail,local knowledge and good taste. Its somewhat secluded location, provided a great starting point to explore the region,but is ideal for a few days away from it all. Perfect for couples.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Vivienne O wrote a review Aug 2019
Le Vesinet, France50 contributions23 helpful votes
Beautifully renovated old stone-built townhouse, tastefully decorated with great flair. Room very comfortable, huge bed, slept very well! Delightful garden with deckchairs and a huge walnut tree. Great welcome from Ascension and Javier, they really go the extra distance, especially Ascension who couldn't do enough to help. Hope to return soon. Valganon very pretty and there are 2 restaurants there, and Ezcaray is very near.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Room Tip: Ask for garden view, it's lovely!
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Andra I wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom26 contributions22 helpful votes
Ascen and Javier are the most wonderful hosts I’ve ever met during my travels, and I travel a lot! Stunning property, courtesy of the talented Javier and the most divine breakfast. The rooms were very comfortable and the downstairs area feels just like a home away. I would definitely recommend as it has been one of the nicest experiences (rather than just a hotel). Congratulations and I cannot wait to return!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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abcddb wrote a review Feb 2019
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I couldn't believe it it would be as good as the reviews, but it was even better! I did loads of research for our 1st visit to the Rioja region. 6 of us wanted to do some winetasting with good food for 3 days. Original plan was to stay somewhere like Logrono or Haro, down in the vineyard area, travelling by train from san sebastian. Then I found Pura Vida on tripadvisor and was so intrigued by the almost 100% 5 star reviews. I kept dismissing it because of wanting to stay in the vineyards. But I kept coming back to it as it looked so amazing. In the end, I couldn't resist, so I booked and told my companions we were staying up in the mountains near a ski resort instead of in the vineyards. We didn't have any regrets at all, not for a moment. It is only 45 minutes easy drive to the vineyards, but a world away. The hotel is absolutely stunning, and yet so comfortable and welcoming. As everyone has said already, Javier and Ascension are simply wonderful, you couldn't find anyone so hospitable and warm. The breakfasts are fantastic, everything is the highest quality, many homemade items and everything delicious. The rooms and bathrooms are perfect. There is a lovely patio with tables and chairs at the back. Then, most surprisingly, a delightful walled garden with a lawn and a dart board. Every evening we had a darts match with our aperitifs. Then we walked (by choice!) 40 minutes into Ezcaray, the next town, with loads of excellent restaurants and bars. Javier pre-ordered us a taxi to bring us back each night. Valganon has 2 places to eat, but they somehow didn't really work out. We tried one of them and had an entertaining lunch of enormous portions, but didn't go again. Ezcaray has a huge choice and we really liked the town - especially as we coincided with an Andalusian festival there, which was fun. We also had a fantastic lunch at Casa Rural Zaldierna (see google maps) which is in a tiny hamlet outside Ezcaray. We walked there and back (by choice), which was the usual 40 mins into Ezcaray then a really lovely walk on a good flat track through the woods which took about 1.5 hours. For the wine tasting, Javier booked us on a visit to RODA vineyard. It was excellent, just 8 of us, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience- interesting, well executed, professional, generous - couldn't fault it. This stay at Pura Vida combines well with a visit to san sebastian or bilbao on the coast, they are a good contrast. We stayed a few days in San sebastian first, then hired our car in San sebastian and returned it to Bilbao airport, which worked out very well. By public transport, you can get a train to logrono (or haro?) and then a bus to ezcaray and then a taxi to Valganon.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: all rooms are spacious and comfortable
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US$108 - US$121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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SpainLa RiojaValganon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pura Vida Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pura Vida Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Iglesia Santa Maria la Mayor (4.4 km), Valdezcaray (4.5 km), and Ermita de Allende (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pura Vida Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pura Vida Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, extra long beds, and a sofa.
What food & drink options are available at Pura Vida Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Pura Vida Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante El Portal del Echaurren, Restaurante El Rincon Del Vino, and Echaurren Tradición.
Is Pura Vida Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Valganon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pura Vida Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pura Vida Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting San Millan Suso Monastery (15.9 km).
Is Pura Vida Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.