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Pena y Goni, 2-1, 20002 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We cannot recommend the Pension Kursaal enough. It's in a perfect location for the beach which is right across the road, a short walk over the bridge to the old town and a quick walk to the bay. Staff were always friendly and helpful, always answering our questions. No matter what time of the day we left or night we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ended up coming one day later than originally reserved. I called the staff at Pension Kursal less than 24 hours before our original arrival date, and they nicely volunteered not to charge us for the missed day if they were able to find someone else to take the room, which in fact did happen, and so we were not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Very comfortable and clean. Location is fabulous for walking to both old and new parts of San Sebastian as well as to beaches. Parking is subsidised so quite reasonable. Best advice- don't try driving right to the Pensione. It's in a pedestrian only zone. But do go straight to "Parking Kursal" well signposted on the main waterfront... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a lovely small Pension in a quiet residential area in San Sebastian, but still only 5-10 minutes walk from the best Pintxo bars and the Old Town. We stayed in a room with a outside window, and there was minimal street noise allowing us to sleep with the window open. The bathroom is stylish and modern, with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was on a rapid trip to San Sebastian and some friends advised me to go to this pension. Excellent location, comfortable rooms, efficient service. Clean and ample bathrooms. At 46 euros per night this is a steal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Located just across the road from La Zurriola beach (the surfing beach) and the Kursaal Congress Centre and Auditorium. It's an easy 5 mins minutes walk across the bridge to the main city centre, making it very convenient and yet safe & not noisy. It is a small place overall but the room was spacious, has a small balcony overlooking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Recommended by a friend this was a great place to stay considering the majority of funds were to be spent on sampling the gastronomical delights of Donostia. First impressions were good, the romance of the gated lift which we had to try if only for one floor, it was a short walk to the old town and everything else you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Excellent quiet location. I loved San Sebastian and the Pension Kursaal is walking distance to everything. Super clean, lovely bathroom, looks of windows in the inside room. Would definitely stay again, couldn't ask for anything more in a hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

San Sebastian is so amazing that I cannot wait to return. Pension Kursaal ticks all the boxes. Clean, parking available, free, fast and working wifi. Across the road is the car park, beach and a 5 min walk to the old town. Our room was facing the street and was still very quiet. Cute little balcony, enough for some fresh... More

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Tias
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This was centrally situated opposite the Kursaal so was particularly convenient for the San Sebastián film festival screenings. The room was clean, and kept so, although the two single beds were pushed right together which, for two friends, was not ideal. The bedroom could have used a WPB as the small bathroom bin was insufficient. The shower base was slippery... More

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Address: Pena y Goni, 2-1, 20002 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
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