Iribarnia, means “town centre” and Lantz is an Icon of the Navarra carnival, Pyrenean, an ancestral rite, primitive, profoundly cultural, powerful, a source of recurring inspiration for our friend and distinguished photographer Cristina García-Rodero, brilliant soul captivator of popular cultures. The weight of history is present in the atmosphere of this small hotel in the mountains, and it is present in every corner of this pretty hotel, which has preserved the buildings original elements, as much as possible. The building contains family antiques; these decorate the rooms and allow us to delve further into the history, the habits and the ways of life of their ancestors. The XVIth century house has three granite ashlar columns, which the main beam and the cross beams of the frame work made of oak, rest on. It has thick stone walls, with masonry corners. In those times the ground floor was for the cattle, first floor for the family and the hay, the grain, the vegetables from the vegetable garden and the fruits from the woods, were kept under the roof. Nowadays a suite with a fire place, hydro massage bath tub and carefully decorated rooms. As the name of the hotel announces, you will find us in the center of the village, by the church, the school, the town hall and a short distance from the river. A favorite corner in the hotel is by the fire place next to the reception desk. Here a glass of wine, the warmth of the log fire, the soft music and a good book ally to induce us into an existential calm, a peace with ourselves and our surroundings.
Although the hotel does not have a wheel chair adapted bathroom all the rooms have wide doors, the lift is apt for narrow wheel chairs and the hotel a wheel chair of those dimensions, to offer. Brail and relief signage by Puntodis-Native.
This Pyrenean valley requires us to walk along its countryside. At the hotel we can reserve excursions in 4x4 for half a day or a whole day. Apiculture Centre, caves, Segway rides, canoes, horseback riding….
Montes de Lantz (Roman bridges and pavedroads, megalithicmonuments, dolmens…), Ultzama, Baztán, Bosque de Orgi, Parque natural Señorío de Bértiz, Cuevas de Zugarramurdi and Urdax, Roncesvalles, Selva del Iratí, Pamplona monuments.
- El carnaval de Lantz. Edited by Evidencia Médica S.L. 2012. Javier Iriarte and Patricia Manso with the collaboration of Jesús Mª Astiz. 15€
Home cooking exclusively for guests having chosen the dishes beforehand. A luxury, with a surname like green asparagus and crayfish soup with truffle aroma. Asparagus form Navarra, Bacalao al pil-pil (cod), wild mushroom cannelloni, sirloin steak from Navarra, quince meat and cottage cheese cannelloni, homemade milk curd…
Wine, book on the village carnivals, homemade jams, honey from the estate, cheese, pacharán (a sloe flavored liquor)
One can buy it all in the hotel or in Oronoz.