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Accommodation, Markina-Xemein and Guernica

James Trehy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
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Hi guys
I am trying to research some accommodation in Markina-Xemein and Guernica and cannot find anywhere that has decent reviews.
Has anyone stayed there recently and had a good experience ?
Regards
James
 

Rick M

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
April ('16,'18, '19)
I thought "Intxauspe landetxea" (no kidding!) in Markina was excellent. A classic camino stay with a communal meal and a hearty welcome. The Hotel Bolina in Guernica was all I could get on the Easter weekend. Not as bad as the reputation led me to expect, and a perfectly acceptable "rooms above the bar" kind of place. That's a challenging and beautiful stretch on the Norte.....you'll be too tired to worry about the accommodations too much anyway!

Buen Camino
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I thought "Intxauspe landetxea" (no kidding!) in Markina was excellent. A classic camino stay with a communal meal and a hearty welcome. The Hotel Bolina in Guernica was all I could get on the Easter weekend. Not as bad as the reputation led me to expect, and a perfectly acceptable "rooms above the bar" kind of place. That's a challenging and beautiful stretch on the Norte.....you'll be too tired to worry about the accommodations too much anyway!

Buen Camino
I agree with the recommendation of Intxauspe landetxea. They have both private rooms a a dorm. They also serve an optional communal dinner and breakfast.

I also stayed at Hotel Boliña, which was adequate.

 

Dave

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Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 2002; most recent: Norte/Primitivo 2019
I've enjoyed my stay at both Intxauspe (especially on a sunny day--that outdoor area is lovely) and the convent. Last time I stayed at the youth hostel in Gernika (a couple years back), I found it much improved over earlier stays.

That said, this last time around I stayed at the monastery in Zenarruza and the albergue in Eskerika, and was equally happy with that approach! Plus, there are a couple of smaller places that have popped up after Gernika, if Eskerika is too far. More options than ever in this stretch!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
As well as the Intxauspe, which is lovely and comfortable with a most hospitable and friendly senora---perhaps one of my favourite accommodations in the Basque country, about 2km south of Markina is the slightly pricey but interesting Hotel Antsotegi, with its rooms leading off a large atrium with a huge chimney. I have stayed at the Hotel Gernika in Guernica which is perhaps a bit too dear for its quality, but with facilities improved greatly in the past few years-- it seems to cater to a business and automobile tourist clientèle, but the staff is very helpful.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2016)Primitivo/Fin/Mux (2017) CP Coastal/Hospitales (2018) Inglés/Fin/Mux (2019) del Norte
The stay at Intxauspe was excellent. Great food, laundry facilities, and they will pick you up at the nearby football field. I stayed in a single room with private bath so cannot comment on the dorm rooms. They can be contacted at casarural.intxauspe@gmail.com to make arrangements.
 

Sandra Riordan

Hobart Australia
Camino(s) past & future
Francis 2015, Portuguese 2016, El Norte 2017 & VDLP 2019.
As well as the Intxauspe, which is lovely and comfortable with a most hospitable and friendly senora---perhaps one of my favourite accommodations in the Basque country, about 2km south of Markina is the slightly pricey but interesting Hotel Antsotegi, with its rooms leading off a large atrium with a huge chimney. I have stayed at the Hotel Gernika in Guernica which is perhaps a bit too dear for its quality, but with facilities improved greatly in the past few years-- it seems to cater to a business and automobile tourist clientèle, but the staff is very helpful.
How far off the track is Hotel Antsotegi ? And where do you turn off?
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
Head SW (to your left) when you enter Markina/Marquina until you get to Karmengo Kalea (highway BI-2636). Either walk along the road until Iturrea Azoa which you will take to the right for about 150metres and you will see the Hotel; or (and this is much nicer) take the green path-- alas I can't figure out where that leads out of Markina, but ask around and you will find people to be helpful. The green path was fairly busy with diligent walkers, and it's about 30 minutes from the plaza. I hope that this is not too confusing.
 

Sandra Riordan

Hobart Australia
Camino(s) past & future
Francis 2015, Portuguese 2016, El Norte 2017 & VDLP 2019.
Head SW (to your left) when you enter Markina/Marquina until you get to Karmengo Kalea (highway BI-2636). Either walk along the road until Iturrea Azoa which you will take to the right for about 150metres and you will see the Hotel; or (and this is much nicer) take the green path-- alas I can't figure out where that leads out of Markina, but ask around and you will find people to be helpful. The green path was fairly busy with diligent walkers, and it's about 30 minutes from the plaza. I hope that this is not too confusing.
Thank you so much. Last time we had a double room at Casa Intxuaspe which was really good but thought we might have a change.
 

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