We booked this hotel purely for the location as we decided a month before to visit San Sebastian, so there were no other reasonably priced hotels left on the seafront. We didn't expect much (other than a sea front hotel). I think the price we paid (£142 per night) was a bit much though.
We had a sea view room on the top floor. The view was good but the window could've been bigger, it was very narrow. Our view was hampered not only by the small window but also by the big gaping hole in front of the hotel. It seems like there used to be another building in front of it, with now only the foundations remaining. It really is an eyesore and you can't miss it when you look out the window.
The room was clean and bathroom nice + well stocked. Everything in the room was very dated though. Twin beds pushed against each other but I guess you don't really get anything else in Spain. The mattresses were good though. Surprisingly there is a stocked minibar in the room. Big flat screen TV but not one English channel, not even CNN.
There is parking for about three cars in front of the hotel (on the premises). We managed to get a spot here and it was totally free of charge. I think it's luck of the draw though and if you end up in the street you will need to pay (I think they said € 25 per 24 hours but I am really not sure about this).
It takes about 25 minutes to walk to the old town and a cab ride cost us between € 7 and € 10, depending seemingly on how fast the taxi driver wanted to go! :-)
Avoid breakfast at all costs. The coffee is ok but your only choice is between black or with milk. No other hot drinks. menu very, very basic and pastries were extremely sweet.
All in all I guess I would stay here again but I would rather look for another hotel first.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Each room has its own personality and is dedicated to a renown artist such as Renoir, Picasso, Dali, Miro and Regoyos, being decorated in different tones and showing a reproduction of the artist at the head of the bed. The decoration is completed with furniture of the epoch and with details in consonance with the tones of the painting. Full bathroom in every room. ... more less
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