Mejor Hotel Rusticae 2018
Michelin Spain & Portugal 2018
Villégiature Awards Coup de Coeur 2019
Condé Nast Traveller Gold List 2021
Best Spanish Escape Hotels
A luxury boutique hotel with a Spa, situated in a charming villa on the edge of the historic district of Hondarribia. A discreet and attentive welcome offered by a team who truly care and a refined décor add to the blissful sense of well-being, relaxation and comfort.
The warmth of a family home combines with top-of-the-range hotel amenities, including a 24-hour room service, personalised concierge service, gourmet wine bar, Spa and wellness centre, terraces and balconies.
Located at the foot of the old town’s fortifications, the VILLA MAGALEAN Hotel & Spa was created when one of the neo-Basque
beach houses built in the 1950s was renovated and extended.Led by architect Iñaki Biurrun, this process involved reviving the standards of construction and decoration of the time: ceilings of carved beams, wrought iron balconies, dressed stone framing window apertures, venerable mouldings, parquets floors, Andalusian azulejos (ceramic tiles) and old floors. The interior decoration, both contemporary and timeless, in perfect harmony with the aesthetics of the 30-50 years of the villa’s history, testifies to the craftsmanship of the Basque Country and Spain.
The furniture, decorative items, books and paintings are testaments to the art of living and the Basque and Spanish traditions.
Convenience and comfort
Natural and nutritious
"Who remembers as I do those readings made during the holidays, which were hidden successively in all those hours of the day which were sufficiently peaceful and inviolable enough to afford them shelter?"
- Marcel Proust - On Reading, Actes Sud Littérature, 1988.
A place of culture, words and images, the Salon Albertine calls for silence and travel, relishing the turbulent tranquillity of the authors. We offer this refuge in the company of selected novelists and travel writers who await the complicity of the reader.