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“Hitchcock Revisited” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Astoria 7
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sagrada Familia, 1, 20010 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Toronto, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Hitchcock Revisited”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel used to be a movie theatre and all the rooms are named after famous actors or directors. When I first went down to reception, I thought I saw an Alfred Hitchcock look-alike sitting on a settee. It was him! The rooms are very lavish however you can get quite chilly as a result of the air-conditioning and blankets are not provided by default so I advise asking for them. Breakfast was going to cost a fortune so we went to the bar on the other side of the side street that the hotel is on and got a great price on a croissant and cappuccino combination. The hotel is about a 10-minute bus ride to Casco Antiguo, the old part of town where many of the good restaurants are. The staff will tell you the right bus numbers.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Clean modern hotel with excellent front of house staff-they were very inviting and helpful throughout our trip. Cute restaurant in addition to breakfast buffet. Watched the World Cup final within they streamed on the restaurant wall for guests to see-fantastic! Short incredible walk to city centre and breathtaking beach.....excellent pintxos bars just a hop further. Easily walked home after dinner both nights -can't wait to come back!!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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cheshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We spent a week at the Astoria exploring San Sebastián. The location is a little from the centre but there's a frequent bus outside the door, 15 min walk and taxis v easy and about 7euro max. Few bars, patisserie, corner shops banks etc outside the door which was handy. The room was clean, comfortable a and had everything we needed. Probably our only criticism of the hotel was the noise insulation wasn't great. We we're next to the lift and as the floors are laminate you hear footsteps and cleaning in adjacent rooms. Having said that we still slept well.
The lounge/lobby, cafe etc all part of the hotel were v pleasant.
All in all a v good place to stay but next time we're going to try and rent an apartment for the real San Sebastián experience.

Stayed July 2014
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Washington
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The bus station is not close to the central part of the city but the buses stop directly across the street from the hotel (bus 28, 21 and 26) and all will take you to the Boulevard that is directly between the city centere (shopping district) and the old part of the city, It is a nice quiet and well run hotel. We would have preferred being in he center of the city, but the costs duringJuly for the nice hotels either on the beach or in the center location were really, really expensive, This hotel works for us, Just take the bus! It literally was easier than calling a cab. Oh, and if you are using buses to get you to and from Bilboa the buses let you off within one block of the hotel, And,,, it is quiet!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We’ve spent three nights in Astoria. Modern hotel with rooms devoted to film stars. Room was fresh and quite spacious, not so bright though as it was only a tiny window with quite deplorable view on backstreet, but it wasn’t an issue for us as it is worthless to spend time indoors if you are in such a wonderful and romantic city. Continental breakfast with all standard offerings and hot meal choice is also quite nice. There is a walk indeed for about 15 mins until the city centre, but we enjoyed it as there are pleasant surroundings. There are plenty of pintxos bars around which are definitely worth trying! We also dined at La Perla restaurant on the seaside…well it was ok, nothing special as opposed to pintxos bars. Be aware car parking in hotel’s garage costs 20 euro per day, but if you are staying during weekend then parking outside is free from 8pm Sat till 8am Monday.
Overall the stay was great and just in addition, I think it costs less than seaside hotels, but the latter ones would definitely compromise on quality.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California, United States
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7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a very modern and nice hotel that is a little ways away from the city center. It cost about 8-10 Euros to take a taxi into town or to the beach. The rooms are very nice and I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was clean and modern but was a good 20 minute walk into the city centre. It is a nice walk but after 3 days it started to become tiresome. The good part about this hotel is that they have a large film library in multiple languages so if you feel like an arvo/night in you have many options to keep you entertained. Breakfast was average. Overall a bit overpriced for what you get.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sagrada Familia, 1, 20010 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#5 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Astoria 7 4*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The symbolic Astoria Cinema in San Sebastián has been rebuilt to house the city's first contemporary styled hotel. The Astoria7 offers a unique decor. Each of the 102 rooms is individually dedicated to personalities, actors, actresses or directors, who have attended the San Sebastián International Film Festival ever since it first edition in 1953. The owners of the Astoria7 are renowned film experts that have chosen to pay tribute to this cultural event which has had such an important impact on the city of San Sebastián. Located on the corner of Avenida Sancho el Sabio, the Astoria7 is only a 15 minute walk from the main commercial and tourist sites of the city. ... more   less 
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