Since its unveiling in 2006 this masterpiece created by Frank Gehry to house the Hotel Marqués de Riscal has become a highly sought after contemporary, luxury retreat. Design, art, gastronomy, wine and the lush landscape all combine to create a memorable sojourn at The City of Wine.
The hotel’s luxurious interior bears the unmistakable stamp of Gehry’s design. Tilted walls, zigzag windows, cathedral-height ceilings and a host of bespoke details create the impression of accommodation as a work of art in its 43 rooms & suites.
Treat yourself to delicious food in the Michelin-starred restaurant or with panoramic views over the Cantabrian Mountains. Discover all Marqués de Riscal wines in the wine bar or chill out at any time of day with a coffee, cocktail or glass of wine in the top floor library lounge.
Offers the innovative design of Frank O. Gehry, is evident in every corner of this spectacular Suite. Independent living room and lounge, Private terrace, Multi-angled windows, Breathtaking panoramic views, Nespresso coffee machine. An extra roll away bed is available for this suite at an additional charge.
These rooms are fully equipped with every detail of comfort and luxury and decorated in a warm and contemporary style. Around 50 square meters of space.
These elegantly designed rooms offer a great view over the village Elciego and hills or over the vineyards. Are larger than the Grand Deluxe rooms.
This suite is the perfect combination of the innovative design, quality, comfort and breathtaking views. 83 square meters of space, located in the Spa Wing overlooking the unique architecture of the hotel. Offering a dining area with a comfortable sofa, two tables and two chairs, Blackout curtains, Nespresso coffee machine. An extra roll away bed is available for this suite at an additional charge.
Amenities: Spacious marble bathroom, Bath and separate shower, Bathrobe and towels.
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 12:00 PM
Disability accessible facilities, Business center, Complimentary morning coffee stand in lobby, 100% non-smoking rooms and facilities, Luggage storage, Spa, Indoor pool, Jogging & Cycling track, 24-hour fitness center, Jacuzzi, Wine & Souvenir shop, parking facilities (complimentary), Meeting rooms.
Located in Vinothérapie® SPA Caudalie Marqués de Riscal, the heated indoor swimming pool beckons with refined design, idyllic views and comfortable lounge chairs. The hotel invites guests to relax after an invigorating treatment in the spa with a cup of fresh Caudalíe infusion or to venture out onto the terrace to take in the warm sun and rolling countryside vistas. In the spa, guests may also enjoy use of the Jacuzzi, steam room and the hotel’s traditional foot bath, the pediluvium. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
For the convenience of the guests, the on-site Business Center offers such amenities as a multilingual staff, photocopying and printing services, a computer with High Speed Internet Access as well as wireless High Speed Internet Access. All services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Services: Computer rentals, Fax/Copier/Printer, Printing, Scanning, Projector, Secretarial services.
The outdoor parking facility is conveniently located in front of the hotel entrance, adjacent to the Spa Wing. The hotel is pleased to provide complimentary valet parking for guests, daily windshield cleaning, as well as 24-hour security. The hotel is also delighted to provide parking for bicycles and motorcycles. As many parking spaces as required are always made available to handicapped guests.
Babysitting service, Bellstand/Porters, Concierge, Luggage liaison, Multilingual staff, Laundry service, Dry cleaning, 24-hour in-room dining, children's menu, Gourmet picnic boxes, Bicycle rental, Guided cultural tours, Airport transfers, Wifi (complimentary).
The Concierge team at the Hotel Marques de Riscal sets an exemplary standard of service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. From behind-the-scenes cultural tours at nearby wineries to private golf outings, they will handle every request with efficiency and aplomb. Turn to them for limousine services, flower deliveries, restaurant reservations, directions, general information and more.
In addition to the Hotel Marques de Riscal Winery, the Concierge recommends the following as unique places to explore in the local area:
Visit other important wineries from the area such as Ysios, C.V.N.E., and El Fabulista, and learn more about the history of wine at the excellent Dinastia Vivanco Wine Museum.
Travel back in time with tours of the medieval towns of Elciego and Laguardia. Marvel first-hand at the inspiration for Ken Follett's book "The World without Ending": The spectacular Santa Maria Cathedral in Vitoria city.
Walk in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims through history by traversing the celebrated spiritual road towards Santiago de Compostela.
Indulge the taste buds with a delicious visit to Logroño city's Laurel tapas street.
Tour the monastery Monasterio de Yuso and Suso—a UNESCO’s World Heritage site and the birthplace of the Spanish language.
If time allows, do not miss a trip to Bilbao to discover Frank Gehry's other architectural masterpiece in Spain—the Guggenheim Museum.
The hotel’s exclusive partnership with Luggage Forward™ is the corner stone of Luggage Liaison, one of the newest signature programs. Luggage Liaison, a suite of travel services, also includes luggage storage and unpacking/packing services upon request.
Luggage Liaison eliminates the need to carry luggage to and from the airport, wait in long check-in lines or at baggage claim or worry about lost luggage. With Luggage Liaison, guests will be able to travel confident that their luggage will be waiting for them upon arrival at any destination. As the exclusive hotel partner of Luggage Forward, The hotel offers exceptional pricing available only to its guests for door-to-door luggage delivery. Discover the ultimate in luxury travel, while collecting the world’s experiences.
The hotel has partnered with NewspaperDirect, a global leader in multichannel publishing and distribution, to provide its guests with this service. Guests can choose from a vast range of over 600 newspapers and magazines from 73 countries and published in over 39 languages, and have their favorite delivered to their guest room throughout their stay.
Guided cultural tours
The hotel is pleased to recommend a variety of guided tours that explore the region’s extraordinary history and centuries-old passion for wine making.
Within the immediate vicinity, the Elciego winery is without a doubt the best environment to contemplate the vivid history of Vinos de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal. A 75-minute tour of Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal introduces guests to all the installations and facilities of the winery—and is completed with a fabulous tasting of a glass of Marqués de Riscal Rueda Verdejo white wine (D.O. Rueda), and a glass of Marqués de Riscal Reserva red wine (D.O. Ca. Rioja).
Further afield, there are an abundance of wine routes not to be missed. Marqués de Riscal suggests exploring the wineries surrounding La Guardia, such as Bodegas Muga, Bodega Marques de Carrion, Finca Valpiedra, CVNE, Viñedos de Paganos, in conjunction with a requisite stop for lunch at one of the delightful traditional local restaurants. All day tours along the Wine Route encompass visits to the Muga Winery, R. Lopez de Heredia Winery, as well as the fascinating wine museum Dinastia Vivanco.
Historical enthusiasts will appreciate the opportunity to explore the village of La Guardia in depth, by visiting medieval homes, exploring the most ancient parts of the town and afterwards convening at the El Fabulista winery for a guided tour and exceptional wine tasting.
For a day-long excursion, La Rioja beckons. Accompanied by expert guides and wine connoisseurs, guests will explore the most beautiful attractions in the area—from quaint towns and villages steeped in medieval history to the renowned wineries and vineyards that mark the region. A traditional Riojan lunch paired with local vintages provides a delightful midday respite.
All tours may be customized by itinerary and length to best meet the interests and needs of the guests. Please allow the Hotel Concierge to make suggestions and handle all the details. Due to the popularity of these tours, it is strongly recommended that guests make reservations as far in advance as possible.
The 50 square meter Fitness Center is located next to the spa on the ground floor of the hotel’s Spa Wing. Soothing views of the pool and vineyards may help you reach a personal best with the treadmill, elliptical machine, or free weights as you lose yourself in the surrounding natural beauty.
Consider engaging a personal trainer to assist with a new workout routine. Personal trainers are provided upon request and are subject to availability.
Post-workout, reward yourself with a respite on the outdoor sun patio before enjoying the amenities of the spa’s luxurious locker rooms. Showers with bath gel, shampoo, towels, bathrobes, and slippers are available at no charge, as are green apples and fresh mineral water.
Guests are invited to enjoy complimentary access with their room keys. Guests must be at least 16 years of age and accompanied by an adult if under 18 years old. Other recommended activities include walking, jogging, and cycling along the surrounding vineyard paths.
The perfect place to relax and indulge in the health and beauty properties of the grape. Surrounded by, and with enchanting views of, the lush vineyards of the Marqués de Riscal estate this 1,400 square meter haven of wellness promotes the rejuvenation of both mind and body.
Specialist in vino therapy trained in the Bordeaux wine region employ wet and dry treatments based on the essence of the grape to cleanse, soothe and invigorate the skin. A unique Barrel Bath allows guests to soak in a bubbly mix of grape pomace as they gaze out over peaceful rows of vines disappearing into the distance. Other treatments include the popular Merlot, honey and wine body wraps and crushed Cabernet scrubs, both of which are designed to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin.
The spa offers a wide range of therapies, among them the water circuit - a delightful journey from the heated indoor swimming pool with its pummeling water jets to the hammam to the jacuzzi and then the rainforest shower which evokes the sensation of walking through the rain over smooth river stones giving rise to invigorating sensations that promote wellness.
Whether you are looking for a location in which to host a small gathering of professional talent or an impressive venue to bring together a larger team, Hotel Marqués de Riscal’s versatile event spaces offer the perfect solution.
Situated in the grounds of the estate just meters from the hotel, the elegant function rooms can be used separately or adapted for use as a larger venue. Removing the partitions creates a single integrated space large enough to host up to 650 people in a cocktail, classroom, conference, boardroom or workshop situation.
Other venue options include unique spaces within the fermentation hall, and highly original events among the grapevines.
A beautiful setting amidst rolling hills and vineyards. A bespoke ceremony under a masterpiece. Versatile spaces to host up to 400 guests. A culinary array of more than 100 possibilities to create your own special menu.
Only one unique wedding is celebrated each day at The City of Wine, ensuring you total exclusivity. Experience the wedding of your dreams at Hotel Marqués de Riscal.
The City of Wine
The City of Wine is located in Elciego, among medieval towns, where the winemaking tradition, nature, the exquisite cuisine and the splendid views perfectly complement each other to stimulate your senses.
Marqués de Riscal Winery
The expansive vineyard, dates back to 1858, making Marqués de Riscal the oldest winery in the region. Guests can learn more about wine-making on one of the daily tours of the vineyard’s state-of-the-art facilities. The fascinating journey from grapevine to bottle unfolds as visitors make their way from fermenting rooms to aging rooms stacked high with oak barrels to the enormous cellar housing eight million bottles of wine. A veritable viticulture ‘cathedral’, the cellar contains vintages dating back to 1862.
The hotel is set in an area of great natural beauty, and exploring its surroundings is easy on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles. Follow winding pathways through the vines, past ancient stone chapels and along the Ebro River, pausing at vantage points to relish the stunning panorama. To make your excursion complete, request a delicious picnic hamper and bottle of Marqués de Riscal wine to enjoy en-route when hunger strikes.
Just a short drive away is Europe’s largest wine museum, Dinastía Vivanco, and the medieval town of La Guardia where age-old wine making traditions are faithfully upheld.
Vino de Dinastía Vivanco Museum
4,000 square meters and six rooms, one exterior, devoted to valuing the relationship between man and wine over8,000 years of history.
Museum de La Rioja
The Museum of La Rioja is installed in a palace built in the mid eighteenth century. A collection from prehistory to the present day
Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao)
Contemporary art museum designed by Canadian architect Frank O. Gehry.
It is one of the most beautiful in the province. In it we find the 18th century Basque phenomenon of confrontation of civil elements and religious elements as well as houses which date back to the 16th and 18th centuries.
Church of Sant Andres
Magnificent church built in stone in the sixteenth century. In the same building you can see different architectural styles, from Gothic to Neoclassical, through the Renaissance.
Church of Santa María de los Reyes
Located in the North of Laguardia, its construction began at the end of the 12th century in Romanesque style. However, the sanctuary was finished in the 15th century, which due to the restorations made from then on, explains its Gothic, Renaissance and even Baroque features.
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From Bilbao: Take the Highway E-70 to Highway A8 in the direction of Victoria-Burgos. Follow Highway AP68 to the Cenicero Exit (Exit 10). Pass the toll booth, then turn right onto N-232. Proceed for 1 kilometer, then turn left onto Cenicero (LR-512). Turn right onto Elciego (A-3210). Continue for 6 kilometeres to Elciego. The hotel will be on your right hand side.
From Madrid: Take A-1 to Burgos, then E-5 to Vitoria. Take Exit AP-68 in the direction of Logrono. Take the Cenicero Exit (Exit 10). Pass the toll booth, then turn right onto N-232. Proceed for 1 kilometer, then turn left onto Cenicero (LR-512). Turn right onto Elciego (A-3210). Continue for 6 kilometers to Elciego. The hotel will be on your right hand side.
From Barcelona: Travel on Highway C-31 to Highway AP-7 in the direction of Zaragoza. Proceed along AP-68 until Cenicero Exit (Exit 10). Pass the tollbooth, and turn right onto N-232. Proceed for one kilometre, and turn left onto Cenicero (LR-512). Turn right onto Elciego (A-3210), and continue for 6 kilometres until Elciego. The hotel will be on the right.
From Bilbao Airport: Travel northwest 0.2 miles and enter the next roundabout and proceed 0.1 miles to the first exit onto BI-737. Travel 0.9 miles on BI-737 which becomes BI-735. Turn slightly to the right toward Barakaldo/Bilbo/Bilbao/Santander. Enter the next roundabout and proceed 0.3 miles to the first exit. Continue for 1.5 miles on N-637/Autopista Solución. Merge onto A-8 /Autovía del Cantábrico via the exit on the left toward Bilbao/Vitoria/Gasteiz/Donostia/San Sebastián. Proceed in the right lane to take AP-68/Autopista Vasco-Aragonesa toward Vitoria/Gasteiz/Burgos/Logroño for 68.2 miles. Merge onto N-232 via Exit 10 toward Cenicero/Najera. Please note that portions of the road will require tolls. Turn left onto LR-211, and travel 0.5 miles. Turn right onto LR-211/Carretera del la Estación. Continue to follow LR-211 for 1.4 miles. Travel 1.8 miles on LR-211 which becomes A-3210 to the hotel. Approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes.
From Madrid International Airport: Take M-13 for 3.5 km until Terminal Salidas T4 (Exit 0A). Proceed toward Terminal Ilegadas and continue along R-2/M-50/Zaragoza/A-1/Burgos for 4 kilometres. Follow signs to M-12 and continue along M-12 for 6.5 km. At the roundabout, take the first exit (Exit E-5 / A-1) towards Burgos for 219 kilometers. Continue following signs for Bilbao/ Francia. Continue along E-5 / E-80 / BU-30 for 6.5 kilometers. Take the exit towards Vitoria/Logroño. Take towards Cenicero N-232 (Exit 10). Continue along N-232 for 0.8 kilometer. Turn left onto LR-512 for 344 kilometers. Turn right onto LR-211 for 2.5 kilometers. Pass by Cenicero and continue along A-3210 for 2 kilometers. Arrive in Elciego; the hotel will be on the right. Approximately 3 hours 26 minutes.
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