Let the calm, luxurious atmosphere of this private hotel untangle any stress – the scenic coast road, the gentle wind up into the hills, and the amazing Bay view add to the idyll. French Lucie Lepretre manages the Iturregi show with charm and professionalism; she and her team have time for everyone.
Just eight elegant bedrooms have sea and mountain views and great bathrooms, some open-plan; a stay in the lavish loft suite with its own balcony (there is a lift) is especially memorable. Some first-floor rooms have fabulous balconies too.
Take a glass of local wine and tapas out into the landscaped grounds, there’s a stylish pool and hammocks to ponder from… Gastronomes can book some of the Basque country’s 40 Michelin starred restaurants; Getaria has two. Walkers can stride out into the surrounding hills, equipped with maps and the best advice.