Santa María Briones

Santa María Briones

A place to live without haste and get back in touch with yourself? That's Santa María Briones. With only 16 rooms, you will enjoy an excellent stay in the 16th-century mansion. This high-end boutique hotel is considered one of the best hotels in La Rioja. With its strategic location in the town of Briones, this is the ideal starting point to discover the region's gastronomy.


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The hotel is open from March to the end of December.


16 rooms.


Earliest check-in from 3pm. Latest check-out is at 12 noon. Late check-out is possible on request.


From 261 euros.


  • An extra bed is 80 euros per night.
  • No dogs are allowed but they can arrange a shelter service close to the hotel.


This hotel is the life's work of a family of Riojan origin, who finally decided to return home after much travelling. They fell in love with a mansion and had it converted into a boutique hotel without losing its essence. Be sure to take a seat next to the 11th-century aljibe, a medieval well where the city's water once flowed out.

About the rooms

The 16 spacious rooms have views of the vineyards, the Ebro River or the medieval town of Briones. The rooms offer a cosy space to relax, with warm, natural colours combined with natural materials such as wood and stone.

Our favourite room

The hotel's only suite, the Berones Suite, is named after the ancient inhabitants of the area and stretches over two floors with a private lounge and direct access to the main balcony of the manor house. Whichever room you stay in, you always wake up in an oasis of calm. For the most beautiful and exclusive view, ask for a room on the top floor.

Enjoy a refreshing swim

The hotel does not have a swimming pool, but admit it, who has time for this in this fascinating region?

Work out and wind down

Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the hotel's gym. La Rioja is known for its delicious wines, so you're in the right place for winery visits and wine tastings. There are two golf clubs nearby: Rioja Alta Golf Club and Golf Logroño.


Children are welcome here from the age of 12.

restaurante allegar santa maria briones

Food & Drink

signature dish

Be sure to try the honey-glazed and crispy lamb with sweet potato cream. The seasonal menu offers reinterpreted recipes from traditional Rioja recipes and takes it to the next level.

At Allegar restaurant, you will enjoy food the way it is made in La Rioja: honest, local flavours made with top-quality products from Rioja's orchards and local producers. In the region, by the way, 'Allegar' means eat and drink it all, and make great memories at the table with family and friends. They have an extensive wine cellar and taste the best wines in their wine bar. El Reservado is located where the wine press used to be, offering extra privacy.

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The hotel is located in the medieval village of Briones, on a hill with great views of the vineyards and the Ebro River. Briones is included in the association of most beautiful villages in Spain. With more than 9 wineries in the municipality, this is an ideal location to explore its vast wine heritage. Haro is 8 km away and Logroño 38 km. Be sure to stop at Barrio de La Estación. This well-known place has the largest concentration of centuries-old wineries in the world and is called the "golden mile" of Rioja wine.

Are you travelling by plane?

Bilbao airport is 110 km away.


A transfer is possible on request.

Do you have a (rental) car?

There is a private open-air car park at 30 euros per night. A charging station for electric cars is also available.

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This small-scale hotel is perfect for those looking for a sort of "nest" or refuge. With only 16 rooms, you will find complete relaxation in this oasis.

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