The Hostal Rural Ioar is located in Sorlada, in Navarre in northern Spain. The old manor house from the 18th century has been extensively renovated and invites you to relax with its radiant calm. The house is only a few minutes walk from the Way of St. James and is therefore ideal for hikers on the way to Santiago de Compostela.
During the renovation in 2009, the old substance of the original house was preserved. The technology and comfort of modern times were added, as was the rustic yet modern furnishings. The house comprises two apartments and four double rooms. Guests can book individual rooms as well as several up to the entire house for 21 people.
There is also a large dining room with a fireplace, two wine cellars, a games room, a library with cozy reading corners, and a small courtyard with an outdoor terrace. The hosts recommend a stroll through the small town, through the old streets and squares to the Basilica of San Gregorio Ostiense, one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in Navarre.
The guests should feel completely comfortable and at home. For example, they are always addressed by name and guided through the house at the beginning. You will receive a key to leave the house freely and to be able to enter it again at any time.
|Double room||from69 €|
ArchitectureThe architects are specialists in the ecological planning and renovation of old buildings. So it came about that the renovation of this house was rewarded with an article from the Spanish trade magazine Eco Habitar. During the renovation, particular attention was paid to ensuring that existing materials such as old bricks could be reused. This also applies to the most commonly used materials: wood and stone. If these had to be relocated after all, then from suppliers in the region.
FoodSeasonal and homemade products are mainly used. In addition, there is cooperation between the surrounding farmers, much of which is obtained. Guests have the opportunity to visit them and, if desired, also shop there. For breakfast there is a rich buffet consisting of various jams, fresh tomatoes, homemade honey, virgin olive oil, homemade cookies, traditional sponge cake and bread made from sourdough. For dinner, on the other hand, different dishes are served, a mix of modern cuisine: tomatoes grown in the garden with olive oil, salad varieties, vegetables or grilled cod. For dessert then ice cream and various other homemade desserts. There is always an offer for vegetarians, but not for vegans.
The staff comes from Sorlada or the surrounding area. The Hostal Rural is a member of the “Ecotur España” network, which presents ecological tourism and excursion destinations in nature, and a member of an association that certifies Navarra organic products.
EnvironmentAttention is constantly paid to living in a good relationship with the environment: only renewable energies are used in the house, the fuel for the boiler is based on biomass and the water is heated by solar energy. Attempts are also being made to largely dispense with plastic and generally to produce little waste.
|Double room||from69 €|
From Bilbao you can reach Sorlado in about 1.5 hours (120 km). It is just under 1 hour (64 km) from Pamplona, just under 2 hours (173 km) from Zaragoza and about 1.5 hours (143 km) from San Sebastián. The exact address and directions can be found on the hotel website.
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