Need to know
Eight, including one suite.
Double rooms from $96.65 (€86), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (€10).
Pillows are big business around here: each room has a menu with options for various feather preferences.
At the hotel
Gardens, shop and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV with a built-in DVD player, CD player and Pure Harvest or Lauren Hutton bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Each room is styled with a particular ambience in mind (regal, rustic, etc) – our vote goes to the romantic Junior Suite El Castano for its feminine French feel, with whitewashed furniture, drapes over the bed and grey and white antiques. Contemporary-cool hunters will like the modern El Roble (a Junior Suite), especially its all-slate bathroom. Splash out on the Tower Suite to see how the old wooden beams were used to create an impressive centerpiece in the bedroom.
The hotel may be close to the Bay of Biscay, but the misty mountains can get muggy – wellies and a brolly may come in handy.
Buy a little bit of the owners’ chic French style in the hotel shop, selling beautiful pieces for your home, white blouses and candles, as well as preserves.
Welcome, but the trinkets and antiques may not be toddler-proof.