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“Average hotel but nothing special” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Codina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Zumalacarregui 21, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain   |  
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Average hotel but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Location- slightly out of town (20-30 min walk) but there are frequent buses. Service- quite friendly but lacking basic things (like an iron in each room- there is only one iron in the whole hotel so you need to get it before someone else does!!). Rooms- clean, average size. Value for money- fairly priced- probably what you'd expect for the quality of the hotel.

Room Tip: If you're a non smoker ask not to be on the smoker's floor. Also if you are a couple, specif...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Overland Park, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

While the room felt like a dorm room, the hotel was perfect. With being only a few blocks from the beach, the location was great. The room was white with no art, but was very clean. The bathroom was large and modern. The bar served wine for $1.10 Euro a glass, which was great after a day on the beach.

I really liked the staff of the hotel. They did a great job helping me with directions and suggestions

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Merida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

No surprises at this hotel; it's described well in other comments. We appreciated the space in front to load and unload our luggage in this car-unfriendly city and were happy we reserved a parking space. The staff willingly explained in detail how to take the bus, which stops right in front of the hotel and ends in the old town. The only room for improvement was those little plastic bottles of soap, lotion, etc. that you can shake and cannot squeeze, making getting the contents out next to impossible. Who invented those things??

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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360 reviews 360 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

It was a good hotel with a friendly staff. But the rooms are small and the bed a bit uncomfortable.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was very reasonably priced for an expensive town. It isnt waterfront but a very short walk to San Sebastian's famous beaches. We checked into a smiling staff, when brought to our room it was small but very clean, but we were dissappointed with the view and we said it out loud. Before the staff put our bags down he said wait let me call down and see if we can improve this- as we were staring out into a dark alley. Within 5 min after being offered a beverage we were moved into a street front room with a large. Balcony and a small view of the beach down the road. Again the rooms are small but very clean and modern. The breakfast was complimentary which is nice and it wasnt fancy but there was definate variety. If I was going to go back I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

The Pro's - I can not say enough positive things about our very friendly and helpful receptionist, Christina, who could not have gone more out of her way to ensure we had everything we needed and enjoyed our stay. When we arrived in San Sebastian after a very long drive from France, it was raining and we were starving. The hotel has only a small cafe, but they do have a partnership with a local delivery pizza/burger place - however they could not have anybody deliver to us within an hour. Christina was most apologetic for this, but as it is only a 5min walk, we decided to explore the streets ourselves. There is a local supermarket which also stocks alcohol about 3mins up the road as well. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable, and ours had a huge balcony with water views which was exactly what I had requested when I made the booking (shame it was raining). Parking is in the hotel, underground - you need to drive around the block to access it, and it is a bit tight, but very secure. Wifi coverage in room is good. Breakfast is a mixture of hot and cold, and plentiful.

The Con's - The shower is on the small side, but does the job. The bed is on wheels, and does have a tendency to move if you are sitting propped up on the wall. I did also request a quiet room as we are light sleepers, however we were given a room right next to the elevator. Located a bit far from the city

Room Tip: 7th floor is a must
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We stayed at the Codina for 4 nights in Sept 2011 in a superior room on the 7th floor. The room was a good size with a well equipped bathroom and also had a fantastic terrace with a lovely sea view. There were sun loungers on the terrace and there was plenty of room for sunbathing if that is what you want to do (we didn't - not quite warm enough).

Both the room and the hotel generally were very clean. The rooms were not luxurious but were comfortable and a step up from "basic" . They had all the main requirements - ensuite, good air conditioning, fridge in room with free mineral water, laptop sized safe, free Wifi etc. For a 3* hotel, I thought it was pretty good.

There is a breakfast room but as we were room only we did not use this. However, there is an additional cafe/bar on the ground floor which provides coffees/croissants etc in the mornings and tapas and drinks in the evening - very reasonably priced and good service.

San Sebastian is a lovely place.The Codina is set a bit outside the main town but there is a bus stop literally outside of the front and the bus journey to the heart of the old town is about 10 minutes and costs 1.40 Euros. During the day time it is also a very pleasant walk in - along the promenade with a view of the beach all the way. It is perfectly safe to walk at night as well, just a bit cooler.

The old town and the Tapa Bas are a must in San Sebastian. The food is good and the experience even better. If you don't fancy travelling into the old town there is a nice bar just a couple of minutes from the hotel - Bar Pepe. Excellent (and very cheap) food and great service. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Higher floors likely to have less road noise.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Avenida Zumalacarregui 21, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Codina 3*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Codina Hotel San Sebastián Donostia

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