Hotel Palacio Elorriaga

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History of the palace

Palacio de Elorriaga is a traditional noble home from the plains of Álava which dates back to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries, categorised as such by Vitoria City Council. The hotel was completely restored respecting its original architectural characteristics, a charming feature that you are going to love.

Its walls with stained yellow tones are reminiscent of those that country houses with low stoves had, which were whitened once a year to clean the soot residues left in the reliefs, since the walls themselves weren’t smooth.

Hotel Palacio Elorriaga

Prison and shelter

Comments in our guestbook state that they remember the palace as a prison for priests and a bomb shelter during the Spanish Civil War. More than 1,500 old-oak beams and old tiles were used in the restoration of Palacio de Elorriaga. Some of them belonged to the building itself while others were brought in from other houses of the same era located on the nearby plains or in Vitoria’s old town.

The dining room has the first of the three elm beams used in the palace’s reconstruction. It was found in the port of Bilbao and was placed right on top of the bar. The handrail’s decorative elements are from a Seventeenth-century home located in Fuenterrabía (known today as Hondarribia) and the entrance doors were brought in from Nalda (La Rioja).

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Hotel Palacio Elorriaga
Hotel Palacio Elorriaga

Three areas at your disposal

The hotel has three clearly differentiated spaces: Wing A is the main part of the house and the old living quarters of its owners. Today, this is where the rooms, café and à la carte dining room are. Wing B, on the other hand, also hosts rooms and private dining rooms and was previously the servants’ quarters.

Wing C, at the rear part of the palace, is where the vegetable garden (now the garden and car park), henhouse (now the rooms) and farm (our banquet room) used to be.