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Pension Kursaal

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Pena y Goni, 2-1, 20002 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This accomodation was a bit of an indulgence for me, but considering the quality of the room, the great location and the really helpful team it represented great value for money. If you're driving, just check with them before to clarify the parking location to save yourself a few laps around the block as you try to negotiate the one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights midweek. It was a lovely little place to stay. The room was well furnished. The bathroom was nice also. The room had a small TV and safe. The central heating was a bit annoying the room got too hot at night and was quite cold initially during the day. That and the fact that there... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We spent five nights at the Kursaal and were very happy. We love the Gros area because it's close to everything, but removed from the busier area across the bridge. The Kursaal hits all the right notes for a small pension...five star friendly helpfulness from every person who covered the desk, immaculately kept rooms, great location.

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Denver, Colorado
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Pension Kursaal has a perfect location in San Sebastian across from the convention center. As previously noted in many reviews, it is a short walk into the old town, to the beach, and to other restaurants, cafes and bars there in the Gros which we all enjoyed. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the staff were outstanding, most... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We loved pension kursaal, recommended by friends who had previously stayed there. It is in a perfect location, close to beach, the old town, local restaurants etc. Rooms are comfortable and spotless. The staff are really lovely and helpful and were very welcoming. The only negative was the noise from the street. It didn't bother us too much but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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