Hotel Villa de Ábalos has been among my favorite places to stay in Spain. It is located in the center of a small village with tiny streets and an almost medieval atmosphere.
However, the hotel is decidedly modern within its historic shell. You’ll have all the modern conveniences in every room. Here’s a look:
The bathroom features everything you need to be comfortable:
You’ll also find inviting common areas where you can gather with fellow travelers to relax and share stories from the journey:
And another similar space on the ground floor:
I stayed at this hotel four years ago, and it was a pleasure to return. They added a small bar in the reception area where you can enjoy a glass of wine and various tapas. Locals from the town stop by and it was fun to chat with them, learning a bit about life in the Rioja area. The owner of this hotel makes his own wine, which is not yet available in the United States. While there, you definitely want to try it because it is among the best I’ve had in Spain. I’ll post more about that and the meals at Villa de Ábalos soon. Check back frequently so you don’t miss anything.