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“Great base to explore Donostia-San Sebastian”
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Hotel Astoria 7
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Through a friend's recommendation, we stayed at Astoria7 during our 4 day visit to this beautiful town. This is a nice smallish hotel with a cinematic theme. We slept in Meryl Streep's room with her pics adorning the whole room! Astoria7's location is excellent being right across a bus stop for hopping on frequent & excellent buses into town. It is also across the road from a taxi stand and the regional bus service (to Bilbao etc). A leisurely walk to town takes about 20 minutes. Service is excellent. The cafe in the morning serves great pintxos & good coffee. Only small gripe was the aircond took quite a few hours to cool, perhaps given the large size of the room, but this was easily fixed by leaving the keycard in the slot when we went out. Nice, comfortable stay away from the bustle of downtown.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Astoria 7 is at the back of town rather than on the sea-front but this puts it near the bus station which is great for arriving and dropping backs off before exploring town unencumbered. It also means it's quiet at night and the walk back after dinner is a relaxing stroll.
The room was a really good size with desk and sofa. It was clean and stylish. The staff were very friendly.
We didn't opt for the breakfast, instead getting up late and eating in the cafe in the ground floor of the hotel and this was excellent value and again very friendly.

I recommend visiting the little deli a few doors up from the hotel. I would have bought loads there if we had been able to carry it home!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were well looked after having had many questions about the area. Serena went out of her way to find a Spanish DVD I'd been attempting to locate. She helped us with everything from restaurant suggestions to affordable public transportation. It was convenient to have a garage on the premises although at 17 euro a night, it does add up. The Alsa bus office is right across the street; less expensive by almost half than their competition a couple of doors away.( We took it to Bilbao for the day. ) We were in the "Harrison Ford" room. Clean, modern and spacious, it was perfect for our three nights in San Sebastian. We walked to Old Town and returned by bus (1.60 euro). I would definitely return....there were many more complimentary DVD's we didn't get to!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We really liked the Astoria 7. Saved us tons compared to the Christina and was very comfortable. It's certainly not on top of the action but the walk isn't that long and it gives one a reason to take varying routes thru town. Also close to the train stations and bus pickup.

Nice room facing another building. No noise issues to speak of. Front rooms seemed to be the balconies. Wonder how they'd be facing a busy street? Fitness center was well equipped and well appreciated. Jogging in the area wasn't too bad once we made it out to the river.

Ate breakfast at the bar each morning. Very affordable and tasty.

Not hotel related but something fun to do is pick up a bottle of wine and some cheese and bread from the market or super market and hike the jesus trail, find a spot and have some lunch. Or there's a park across the tracks that works well too.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a fun hotel with its movie theme decor in both the public spaces and the rooms. Ours (Leslie Caron) was very comfortable, clean and quiet. The hotel staff both at reception and breakfast were friendly and helpful. Parking is safe underground. Breakfast buffet was good, with made to order omelettes a bonus. San Sebastián hotels, as this one, tend to be pricey, compared to other places in Spain. But the hotel and the resort proved a welcome vacation from all the art and history on our cultural tour of Spain.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The hotel was really a treat. We found the location to be excellent and centrally located. The theme rooms were a bit quirky, but stylish and comfortable. At the end of a long day and rainy night the restaurant's tapas were excellent. Breakfasts were nice, the staff was extremely helpful and it was a great way for us to begin a ten-day trip to Spain.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Former cinema with all rooms named after film stars. We were in the Meryl Streep room which was large and well furnished. Other movie touches around the hotel include a seated, life size - and lifelike - model of Alfred Hitchcock. We were driving so the location was excellent, just off one of the main access roads, but be aware that it is 15-20 minutes walk to the beach areas and old town. The desk staff were very unhelpful though I think this was mainly due to us not being able to make ourselves understood. Overall a very enjoyable stay at the Astoria 7 but I can see why not everyone would feel the same.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sagrada Familia, 1, 20010 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#5 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $70 - $252 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Astoria 7 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The symbolic Astoria Cinema in San Sebastián has been rebuilt to house the city's first contemporary styled hotel. The Astoria7 offers a unique decor. Each of the 102 rooms is individually dedicated to personalities, actors, actresses or directors, who have attended the San Sebastián International Film Festival ever since it first edition in 1953. The owners of the Astoria7 are renowned film experts that have chosen to pay tribute to this cultural event which has had such an important impact on the city of San Sebastián. Located on the corner of Avenida Sancho el Sabio, the Astoria7 is only a 15 minute walk from the main commercial and tourist sites of the city. ... more   less 
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