The authenticity of a family residence. The omnipresent nature. The charm, the peace and quiet. Welcome to Jesús Maria Astiz Cia’s hotel in Navarre.
“Exclusivity, style, discretion. ”
Lantz, a small, authentic and rustic village in Navarre. To the north is the French Basque country while to the south is Pamplona, the former capital of the kingdom of Navarre. Here, nature is omnipresent. Jesús Maria has known this little corner of paradise all his life. “In 2005 I decided to turn my paternal ancestors’ former home into a charming hotel.” Following planning and work, the Hotel Iribarnia, The Originals Relais opened its doors 4 years later. From the 10 guest rooms to the seminar room, not forgetting the restaurant and massage room, everything here is a clever balance between tradition and modernity. The former vegetable garden has become a large garden along the river with peaceful little places for reading and relaxing. Charm, comfort, peace and quiet, like this establishment’s 3 stars, Jesús Maria is proud to have managed to preserve the soul and family ambiance while respecting the beauty and richness of the surrounding nature.
Although the 10 rooms, including one suite, of the Hotel Iribarnia, The Originals Relais are all different, they all feature the old exposed beams, oak parquet floors, spaciousness, comfort, natural light, bathrooms with slate and large bathtubs for 2 people. The atmosphere there is calm and peaceful. Some look out onto the garden, others towards the village and mountains.
Breakfasts and dinners are served in the hotel’s dining room. This welcoming and elegant ground-floor room, with exposed stone walls, displays small items and tools from the past. The buffet breakfast features local and organic products (yoghurts, breads, pastries, cold cuts, etc.). In the evenings, regional cuisine takes pride of place.
A stop at the Hotel Iribarnia, The Originals Relais for a weekend or a few days means taking a break in the heart of nature, a moment devoted to peace and quiet and wellness.
Book a massage to top off your relaxing break. The Hotel Iribarnia, The Originals Relais provides professional massage services, on request and advance booking, adapted to the specific needs of each client.
LANTZThe village is best known for its carnival in February. The village’s streets come alive for two days to celebrate a Basque tradition. The aim is to capture the bandit Miel Otxin (representative of bad spirits). Lantz is also a thousand-year-old place where the Romans operated iron mines. You can visit the site of the mines (not the excavation caves) and take wonderful walks in the woods along the river.
WONDERS OF NATUREPut your walking shoes on and explore the wonders of the surrounding nature: Bértiz nature park; Irati forest, Europe’s largest beech forest; Orgi oak grove, a thousand-year-old forest, the only remaining testament to Navarre’s ancient wet oak forests and of great ecological importance. Visit the Nature Interpretation Centre, admire the source of the Urederra river, a hidden gem at the foot of the limestone walls of the Urbasa mountain range. A stone’s throw from the hotel, take the Santiago de Compostela path and discover ancient Roman roads, dolmens, megalithic monuments, etc.
THINGS TO SEE NEARBYThe Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles, Zugarramurdi and Urdax caves, the Witchcraft Museum. But is also just 15 minutes to Pamplona with its cathedral, fortified old town with narrow streets and its many parks and gardens, not to mention the unmissable San Fermín festival (July) with its bull running through the streets. Beach lovers can reach the coast at Hendaye, 35 minutes drive away.
If you are looking to hold your business meetings in a peaceful and rural setting then look no further than the Hotel Iribarnia, The Originals Relais. Able to accommodate around 20 people depending on the chosen seating plan, the hotel’s function room has a spacious (40m2) and welcoming setting with its beams, parquet flooring and small fireplace. It benefits from plenty of natural light and has direct access to a large terrace. The room has a Wi-Fi connection, a screen, overhead projector and flipchart.