Utopia is a Basque country-style mansion with garden, beautifully restored 10 years ago and located in Amurrio, just half an hour from downtown Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum) and Vitoria (with a beautiful medieval town).
The Large Room is on the first floor, and is actually a suite for up to eight people, as it has a connecting living room, a private bathroom and a separate entrance from the garden. If you are less than 4 people, we have other smaller rooms in our house that could be cheaper or more convenient, please ask us about it.
The room is very spacious and bright, is 20 square meters and two large windows facing south and east, with pleasant garden views. It is equipped with two double beds of 1.35 m. wide, wardrobe, chest of drawers, a chair and an extendable table. Under the beds there are two mattresses that can be enabled as beds for two people.
In the living room there is an attached bed for two people that serves as a sofa, an armchair and a TV.
The bathroom is also spacious and bright, and is equipped with bath / shower, bidet, toilet and sink.
The house is very large and we have more rooms, please contact us if you need more space or if the Large Room is busy in the days that interest you.
The house is fully equipped and has a spacious garden, and two porches. Parking, wifi internet, telephone, central heating and fireplace in winter, in summer the air conditioning is not necessary because the thick walls keep the interior cool even on the hottest days.
Guests can contract the breakfast, lunch and dinner (family kitchen and home) apart from the room. If you prefer, you can also buy your own food and use the kitchen and the dining room of the house.
We are well connected by train and bus. You can also arrive trough Bilbao airport (40 min), Santander airport (70 min., Ryanair) And Vitoria airport (30 min).
Amurrio is a town of 10,000 inhabitants located in the region of high Nervión, a mountainous setting ideal for hikers: there are multiple paths that can be made out from the home, go Garobel saw in nearby (email hidden)) or Gorbea, the roof of the Basque Country, a 15 minute drive.
Amurrio is also a great base from which to visit any part of the Basque Country, as it is half an hour away from Bilbao, 45 min. Mundaka and Urdaibai (Biosphere Reserve) on the coast, and just over 60 minutes from San Sebastian and Pamplona.
In short, a good place to relax, play sports and of course, enjoy the great local cuisine.
Utopia is a big house, run by the family of Pablo, he is a thougtful/helpful and funny host. The family makes you welkome the moment you arrive. We enjoyed our time at Amurrio and the Basque surrounding. As we were leaving our girls called out: "we will miss this sweet family. Rik
Our stay at Utopia was wonderful. The house is beautifully decorated, with a garden outback in which Pablo and his wife Lordes served us a delicious breakfast of coffee, bread, and homemade jams each morning. The room itself was like a spacious private studio apartment, with comfortable bedding and high ceilings. Utopia is a thirty minute drive to Bilbao, and within an hour of several incredible small villages and beaches. If your plan is to tour the Basque Country by car, Utopia is an ideal base. But the best part of staying there is Pablo and his family. They attended to our every need, made us feel completely at home, and were all around good company. We really enjoyed our stay.
Pablo and his wife are super sweet. The house is exactly as described and pictured. Really clean, spacious, and welcoming.
Pablo's home is called Utopia. It is Utopia! A gracious and classy family that lives in a beautiful and classic home, they made me feel warm and welcome. I had the entire upstairs to myself. It was quiet, exceptionally clean, beautifully decorated. The bed was great with clean, white, laundered, and embroidered sheets. The surroundings are beautiful. I had planned to travel, but decided to just stay and enjoy this incredible experience. If you go anywhere near Bilbao, this is the place to be!
Casa de Pablo se llama Utopía. Es utopía! Una familia con clase y amable que vive en una casa hermosa y clásica, me hicieron sentir cálido y acogedor. Tuve el piso de arriba todo a mí mismo. Era tranquilo, excepcionalmente limpio, muy bien decorado. La cama era genial, con limpio, blanco, lavada, y las sábanas bordadas. Los alrededores son preciosos. Había planeado viajar, pero decidió quedarse y disfrutar de esta increíble experiencia. Si usted va en cualquier lugar cerca de Bilbao, este es el lugar para estar!
La estancia en Utopía en Semana Santa con nuestras hijas fue corta pero inolvidable. La habitación familiar es muy grande y acogedora. Ideal para parejas con hijos. Pablo y Lourdes son excelentes anfitriones e incluso ejercieron de canguros vocacionales. Amurrio es un excelente punto de partida para visitar ciudades como Bilbao y Vitoria. En definitiva, un alojamiento más que recomendable. Esperamos poder volver pronto.
Utopía se trata de un acogedor rincón donde no sólo podrás encontrar calor de su chimenea. También de su familia. Donde se respira sabiduría y se transmite energía positiva. Donde compartir está a la orden del día y dejándose llevar, la conexión está asegurada. Basta con estar presente y escuchar. Gracias a todos allí por dejarme disfrutar.
We loved this home away from home with the most friendly of hosts and gorgeous house. We cannot thank our hosts Pablo and Lourdes enough together with their charming daughter and son. They are an artistic and interesting family who are so willing to help visitors enjoy their stay - nothing was too much trouble. It was a very special experience. Fortune smiled on us when we found this accommodation - the family are warm, welcoming and generous and fun to be with. Our discussions were stimulating and Pablo enjoys his Apple Mac as much as we do. The apartment and studio were excellent accommodation for our family of eight - warm, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The garden is beautiful. Pablo was so helpful with restaurant and area information and so generous with his time and conversation. We had dinner with the family on the second night which was a delicious treat for us all. We highly recommend Utopia to any traveller who would like to experience wonderful Basque hospitality.
Utopía: un lugar irreal, mágico, lleno de extraordinarias sorpresas. Atendido con buen gusto y absoluta disposición de sus anfitriones, que no dejan pasar ningún detalle y se aseguran de que sus huéspedes salgan de ahí con ganas de volver. Sin duda, un lugar para desconectar de la realidad, un lugar para querer quedarse, un lugar para siempre volver.
Utopia is peaceful haven in between Bilbao and Vitoria Gazteiz!
Pablo and his family make you feel at home and always in the neighborhood if you need information or to cook a meal. There is a nice menu available with lunch, dinner or breakfast options.
The room(s) you use as a guest are perfect and actually it is more of a little studio! I would even recommend Utopia to Bilbao-city trippers as it is a short train ride away and you are able to enjoy the 100% Utopian hospitality!
Decidimos pasar unos días por el País Vasco. Buscando algo que nos permitiera movernos con facilidad en coche, con acceso a ciudades interesantes para poder hacer excursiones encontramos Utopia, en Amurrio.
Tiene una situación perfecta, a media hora de Bilbao y a media hora de Vitoria, unas ciudades con mucho que ver y un encanto muy especial. Al ladito del nacimiento del río Nervión, que es espectacular y que aconsejamos no perdérselo La casa es preciosa, tranquila y super acogedora. Lourdes y Pablo son encantadores y enseguida nos hicieron sentir como en nuestra propia casa. Desayunos y comidas caseras y estupendas, tranquilidad para descansar y una preciosa perrita super cariñosa.
Solo podemos animaros a que paséis unos días en cualquiera de las preciosas habitaciones que os ofrecen porque de verdad que merece la pena conocer la casa y a sus dueños.