The city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in northern Spain may not be as well-known as Bilbao or San Sebastián, but being the Basque capital, it has a lot going for it. History, architecture, green spaces and gastronomy combine in this fine city, making it ideal for a break away. Here’s our pick of the best places to stay in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria
Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria
With its contemporary chainmail-like exterior, the Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria is the embodiment of an urban hotel. Inside you’ll find sleek and modern designs and clean minimalistic rooms decked out in white. The hotel has its own restaurant, which also acts as a bar and café, and a small gym. Guests can even rent bicycles during their stay – a great way to explore the city.
Hotel Casa de los Arquillos
Hotel Jardines de Uleta Suites
Hotel NH Canciller Ayala Vitoria
Part of the NH hotel group, the four-star NH Canciller Ayala Vitoria is housed in one of the tallest buildings in the city and offers spectacular views over central locations such as the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, the Basque Parliament and the town hall. The 173 rooms are modern and spacious with polished wood flooring and soft furnishings in white and beige. The hotel also has a restaurant serving international and Basque cuisine.
Gran Hotel Lakua
The only five-star hotel in the city, the Gran Hotel Lakua is located in a residential area north of the centre, and not far from the airport. With its avant-garde design, it’s filled with modern artwork, bold colours and quirky pieces of furniture. Its 147 rooms and 27 apartments are slightly more muted with shades of navy blue and grey, and plenty of wood. There’s also a piano bar for drinking and relaxing, a cafe for sampling pintxos, a gym for working out and a small spa for indulging.
Gran Hotel Lakua, Tarragona Kalea, 8, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain, +34 945 18 10 00
AC Hotel General Álava
Part of the Marriott hotel group, the AC Hotel General Álava is located in the centre of the city and is just a short walk from the Fine Arts Museum, the Bibat Museum and the Santa Maria Cathedral. The rooms are large and stylish, dressed in shades of black and white, while the public areas are design conscious, yet homey and cosy. Services include a fitness centre and a lounge/restaurant.
AC Hotel General Álava, Avenida Gasteiz, 79, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava, Spain ,+34 945 21 50 00