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“Warm hospitality”
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Pension Regil
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Kelowna, Canada
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160 reviews
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“Warm hospitality”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Pension Regil very much. Inaki was a genuinely warm and helpful host with lots of good recommendations of pintxos bars, etc. (La Cuchara de San Telmo had amazingly tender carrilleras - beef cheeks cooked in wine sauce.) Our room was basic with a small bathroom but it was kept immaculately clean. There was no A/C so we kept our window open at night which meant we had quite a bit of outside noise. There was a small fan available but we preferred the open window. The location was great, close to the waterfront and an easy walk to the old town. We really liked the Pension Regil for the hospitality, location and price. The only downside is the lack of A/C which could be a problem in the heat of the summer.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

A city pension, almost by definition, will probably:
- be old
- will not have ground floor accommodation
- will not have an elevator
- will not have on-site parking
So do not take your White Star Line portmanteaux along and expect to be ushered directly from your limo and into a 5 star suite – you are not paying for this type of service!

Pension Regil is a city pension so all the above applies.

Our courtyard facing room was small but spotlessly clean and came with a fan (no aircon), TV and Wifi (a bit intermittent but this seems to be the case in many European B&B’s). The bathroom was also pretty small so if you are an obese WASP you will find it problematic. Inaki was a most welcoming and charming host, for whom nothing was too much trouble. On arrival we were given maps of the city and details of where the major sights were and how to get to them, as well as tapas restaurant recommendations in the Old City.

Pension Regil is very central, almost diagonally across the road from the landmark 4 star Londres Hotel and about 75 metres from the beach. There are two public parking garages nearby where we left our hire car for the three days we were in Donostia-San Sebastian.

A 15 minute walk will take you to most attractions.

Highly recommended in its class.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at Pension Regil for a week, happened to coincide with the International Film Festival. The location was perfect, short walk to the beach, the old town, the surf beach, you name it. Inaki, the owner, was helpful no matter what our request. Very clean, serviced daily, quiet in the evenings, so sleeping was pleasant. The bathroom is tiny but has all you need, the room is comfortable and well-designed. The balcony really made a difference and worked well with the fan in the heat. Shopping, walking, restaurants, public spaces closes by, short distance to bus or train stations. Highly recommend this for budget travel, excellent value.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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South Africa
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6 reviews
Reviewed October 4, 2013

My husband and I spent three nights at Pension Regil. Inaki was most helpful and the location was perfect. Parking two minutes away, the beach two minutes away and the old town about 500m walk. Although the room was small, it was clean and serviced every day and perfectly adequate with a fan in case of hot weather. All shops and amenities nearby - would definitely recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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leigh
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6 reviews
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Me and my wife stayed there for 4 days from sept 27 and cannot reccomend this place enough.the owner inaki was helpful and friendly and lent my wife a hairdrier for a few days .The place was spotless and as big as you need as you are out all day.Its a 10 minute walk to the old town which was no problem as our friends were staying in the old town and got woken up at 7 every morning by rubbish trucks etc.Cannot wait to go back and will stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Having booked this pension on a budget,we were pleasantly surprised at the warm welcome and pristine ensuite room which awaited us. We booked a double room facing the courtyard and had a great sleep. The pension is practically opposite the famed Hotel des Londres along the seafront..easy access to the beach and very central location witin walking distance to all parts of the city. Our room was cleaned and linen changed every day which was great! The owner Inaki ensured that we were always comfortable and had a friendly disposition which was a refreshing change from the waiting staff/shop keepers in San Sebastian!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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96 reviews
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have just spent a 2 night 3 day visit to San Sebastian and stayed at Pension Regil where Inaki took very good care of us. He was most helpful with our luggage on arrival and storing our luggage until our train departed in the evening. He was kind enough to do a load of washing for us which we really appreciated. I would highly recommend the Pension Regil for a stay in San Sebastian, only a few minutes walk from the beautiful promenade and the beach and also the old town. Inaki was very helpful before our arrival in advising us of directions to easily find the Pension. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Pension Regil
Address: C/Easo, 9-10, 20006 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
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Ranked #7 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in San Sebastian - Donostia
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Number of rooms: 8
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