Want to escape the ordinary? If you’re looking for something a little less ‘been there, done that’, book yourselves a getaway at these quirky stays.
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Hotel Marqués De Riscal, Elciego, Spain
The architect who turned around the fortunes of the city of Bilbao with his spectacular Guggenheim Museum has designed only one hotel, and this unorthodox beauty is it. A shining titanium-roofed creation set amongst the vineyards of Rioja, the Hotel Marqués de Riscal (pictured above) simultaneously stands out and meshes with the landscape, its sinuous silver and pink ribbon shapes reminiscent of the flow of wine from a bottle.
Wake up in lush countryside to a view of vines stretching into the distance, wine and dine in the excellent Michelin-starred restaurant or take time out in the spa, where treatments include vinotherapy, using the essence of grapes to soothe and nourish the skin. If you want to discover European wines, there’s no better place to start than here in Rioja.