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“Not far from beach” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel San Sebastian
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Av Zumalacarregui 20, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain   |  
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Not far from beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Nice hotel one block from a beach.

Rooms roadside (main) can be noisy whereas rooms on resident roadside are more quite at night time. Breakfasts are generous , beds are comfortable and staff helpful.

Room service was of a good standard. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Spent three nights here and was very pleased. The staff were very helpful - not all spoke English but we were able to communicate! The rooms, while perhaps small by US standards, were very well appointed, comfortable, and clean. It is just a short walk to the beach area so save some money over those "beach-front" hotels and stay here! A number of casual restaurants are across the street or 1 - 2 blocks walking distance. The old town area is on the other side of the beach area but there is a very handy bus service that can get you to wherever you want to go in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

We booked a suite at this hotel and were very happy with all aspects. Good size, smart and clean. Bathroom a little dated but still clean. Location is great for the beach but a bit far from the main town. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Well the good points, big room for a triple, hot shower, decent bath. The staff is professional and responsive. A good rate for San Sebastian. The room is noisy both from neighbors and street, the street noise a partial function of the room being hot in October so we left the window open. Some peeling paint, but the common areas look kept up and attractive. Nice cafe attached for breakfast and economical compared to the buffet. This location is about 1 mile from centro and Parte Vieja so be prepared to walk, buses are easy and taxis about 8 euros.

Room Tip: Triples are hard to find, but avoid 216 If you are light sleeper. But it was the biggest we have had...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Finding the hotel was not difficult. Parking around the back of the hotel in a closed garage area was simple.

Our room was clean, comfortable, and small.

The location of the hotel is not ideal. It is about a 35 minute walk from the old town. Buses are convenient and run on a regular schedule.

Some restaurants are located several blocks from the hotel.

Check-in and check-out was efficient. The staff did not offer to help bring luggage up the stairs from the garage.

The price was slight elevated but probably in a reasonable range for San Sebastian.

Room Tip: The old town of San Sebastian is charming with many tapas bars. Some serve good portions of mussels...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I've stayed for 3 nights in late September. Big, clean room with big bathroom. Good breakfast but the breakfast salon is a bit bleak (no natural light). Staff is helpful and professional but they lack a bit of charm. There is a nice bar. The hotel is close to the beach but not so close to the city center though (the BUS stop is across the street).

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The staff here are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is away from the city centre however it is only a 5 min walk from the beach. There are buses directly outside the hotel which will take you to the city centre in 15min.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Av Zumalacarregui 20, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 52 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Sebastian 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel San Sebastián stands in the privileged district of Ondarreta just a few minutes from the beach. It has recently been renovated and offers its guests a host of modern facilities.The hotel has a total of 90 attractively decorated rooms equipped with every amenity for your comfort.The Ondarreta Café-Restarant offers you a range of gastronomic options, from sandwiches and mixed dishes to a delicious à la carte menu. ... more   less 
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