Stayed at the Obispo late Aug in the lovely little Basque town of Hondarribia. The Obispo is situated in the old part of town, surrounded by typical Basque style houses, narrow cobbled streets and lovely plazas, where a few low key cafes/bars/restaurants offer a well deserved relax. The old town's church forms an impressive focus on the Hondarribian skyline. It is situated next to the 5* Parador.
Down the hill a 5 min walk takes you into the town itself- 3 main streets which are not long, with a few shops and lots of Pinxtos bars. The presentation of these snacks (both hot and cold) is tremendous, washed down with a glass of txakoli ( a light white wine poured from a height to get some fizz in!). There is a great vibe here and the buzz lasts all evening with an eclectic mix of people.
Hondarribia has a sizeable beach with another bigger one in Hendaye (France), reachable over the river Bidesoa by a 7 min ferry. Hondarribia is surrounded by the Pyrenees and overlooked by the impressive Mt Jaizkibel. Catching the bus to San Sebastian is easy. Take the E21 with 'AP' sign ( Autopista) displayed on the window. The bus stop is a mere trundle down the steps from the Obispo.
The Obispo is tremendous. The staff are very curteous and helpful. The rooms are spacious and breakfast is served on a delightful terrace/ courtyard. A great way to start your day! After an evening trawling the Pinxtos bars it was lovely to come back to the Obispo and relax with one of Victor's famous Mohitos, made from fresh mint of course! A Ms Olazabal deserved a special mention on the reception desk, so friendly and offered great advice. Overall a great time and would definately stay here again if ever in the region.