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“Good location, nice room”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Altair

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Pension Altair
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Victoria, Canada
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73 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good location, nice room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the Pension to find it had an elevator. We usually only use it for transporting luggage to and from the accommodations. The Pension was located on the second floor and our room overlooked the street. We had french doors that opened wide to provide a view directly down the street that t'd onto the one the Pension was on. The staff were very friendly and spoke English which was helpful as our Spanish is rusty. The rate was ok at 95 EU per night but the exchange got us and it worked out to $133 CAD per night. Not too bad for a big city. We were easy walking distance to a number of restaurants, the beach and the metro. The room was a little small for our luggage as my large suitcase did not fit in the closet. Also, it was very hot and no fan was available for the room. The lobby was air conditioned but not the room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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166 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights and have nothing bad to say about this place. Rooms were super modern and clean. Check-in was easy and friendly. Internet was fast. Located in GROS, which has a local flavor (like it much more than the touristy areas). 5 minutes from the beach.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Shawnee, Kansas
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35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed at Pension Altair June 2013 and really liked it. The room was very clean and the second bed is separated by a wall that offers privacy.
The persons working the reception desk are awesome and went out of their way to help me get my luggage back from the train station, including going to the station with me and acting as my interpreter. This is an excellent place to stay if you want great service, a small hotel and are in need of general services.
Also, it is a nice walk over to the old town, where we found a vibrant street full of great tapas bars with wonderful food.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

The room is small, but nice, comfortable and very clean. It has a modern and simple decoration, although the backyard view is not really pleasant.
The localization is great: in the neighbourhood of Gros, but quite near the city centre and old town, it allows you to go everywhere on foot.
The staff is kind and the price is fair. It's a good choice if you want a comfortable room at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

Location is great,walking for 10 mins to each direction,be that old part of town,city center or beach.Room nr 1,which is where we stayed,small,small,cleanish ( all ok at first sight,white furniture does the trick but on a closer look, TV remote control was dusty,shower tub could have used a scrub)
Quite noisy from the buildings standing right in front of it.Our room faced an interior courtyard,had to keep curtains closed at all times as people could see from their cozy sofas right into the room.
WiFi didn't work the first day and as there's no 24hr reception we had to call to find out why..
Not a bad place to stay but not really value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mitcham, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had a room on level 1 (the level above reception) and it was fantastic. Very quiet, great space and didn't have any issues. The location was fantastic with the main attractions all in an easy walking distance. For the price, the value of Altair was fantastic.

  • Stayed April 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We booked this lovely pension,,the 19th and the 20th of january through a spanish friend based in Ireland. And we cant thank him
enough as we had the best trip thanks to the hospitality and attention of Richard and his staff,
including the reservation of an excellent restaurant for the big day of the city. Very central and
great rooms.
Thanks again Richard and see you soon.
Ed Elliott

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank EDWARD E
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Property: Pension Altair
Address: Padre Larroca n. 3 Entlo. Dr., 20001 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Ranked #9 of 76 B&Bs / Inns in San Sebastian - Donostia
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Number of rooms: 8
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