Built in the 16th century on the village square of Sare, Arraya is a former Compostela relay transformed into a charming hotel since 1951.
It has been run by the Fagoaga family for 3 generations.
Formed of three very old houses grouped around a garden which escapes the glances, Arraya occupies the center of Sare, one of the most beautiful villages of the Basque Country.
From the entrance, beautiful lounges and a charming dining room display a charm that owes a lot to the patina of the furniture and the brilliance of the bouquets of flowers in the garden.
In the Basque Country, a house cannot be appropriated… it is transmitted from one generation to another and it is in this spirit that the Fagoagas welcome you to their home, sharing with you their love for their home.
Arraya's adventure begins with the story of a brother and a sister, Paul and Louise. With the help of their parents, they transform their modest house into a tea room. We are then in 1951. A few years later, in 1962, the restaurant expands to the neighboring house, followed by 6 beautiful bedrooms, each with their own bathroom: very avant-garde for the time!
Arraya was wildly successful from the start. It must be said that Paul Fagoaga and his brother Jean, renowned pelotaris, were very well known at the time!
In 1982, the Arraya boutique opened and it was Maité, Paul's cousin, who took the reins.Every year then, a new stone was brought to the building: the Fagoaga family's love for this house did not weaken. and is passed on to the next generation quite naturally.
Since 1995, Jean-Baptiste and Sébastien Fagoaga, the sons of Paul, have taken up the torch under the watchful eye of the previous generation of course! Accompanied by their wives, Laurence and Lorentxa. Arraya continues on its way while gradually entering the 21st century ...
In 2003 and 2006, the second floor of the hotel was completely renovated, the opening of the Privilege rooms.
In 2011, a new store was born: Akoka.
In 2015, the original building was somewhat shaken up: Arraya has an elevator! The garden is thus completely redesigned to give birth to terraces inviting relaxation in fine weather. The new amenities give birth to the very last rooms: Prestige…
In 2016: Obtaining the fourth star!
A warm and simple welcome from one of the family members awaits you: the quality of service has been at the heart of the tradition for 3 generations.
See you soon in the Basque Country!