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“Good location, clean, reasonably priced” 4 of 5 stars
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Silken Amara Plaza Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good location, clean, reasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Arriving from Bilbao Airport, the bus pulls up 20m from hotel which is great. The hotel is very clean - we stayed on the 8th floor - the carpet outside the rooms looked and smelt brand new. The rooms are fairly small but cosy (good sized bathroom though). Its a 20-25min stroll into old town - my wife and I found the stroll which we did in the day and again at night very pleasant being a quiet and safe area. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to be in a good location and stay in a clean and reasonably priced hotel

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I with another couple stayed for two nights here, which we all found to be comfortable, clean, great location, and wondeful staff. The ful breakfast was delicious and with a good variety of food and beverages. Location near bus stop, which made very easy get around and see the town, historic area, and sites. Will highly recommend stay here while visiting San Sebastian, a beautiful, friendly city. While in town take a walk around the area and do not miss the beach area. It's breath taking being so near the ocean and seeing the local town.

Hope you enjoy the hotel and ciyt as much as we did.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Friends booked us in here and we thought good price but so what?
While 25 minutes from the beach and old town to walk the surrounding area s good, and the hotel staff are excellent.
Cafe is fine for breakfast, and piano bar for a drink. Staff will e]recommend and book local restaurants which are friendly and good.
In some ways ut was good not to be in the hubbub of this lovely city.

Room Tip: Book through online websites as good deals available.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Clean, well-appointed rooms and friendly staff made this a good choice. generous breakfast buffet.
Located twenty minute walk from old town, there is also a bus stop and taxi rank just outside hotel.
Good value for money.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is small but cozy. Sadly I stayed just overnight.
I loved breakfast. Chorizo was the best.
Free wifi. Room was small but enough for 2 people. Restroom provided with hot water, shampoo and soap. Not much interaction with hotel staff except for the ones at breakfast who were very accommodating.
I would recommend this hotel if anybody asks.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Oldenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This hotel was more than I expected. The beds and pillows were very very nice. There was a lot of storage for our clothes and suitcases plus a fridge for our wine. The staff was exceptional. They were very nice, accommodating, and helpful. There was a bus stop outside the hotel which led to the old town in 10 minutes. The walk along the river to old town is also nice, but it's about a mile walk.

I don't think our air-conditioning worked in our room, and our side of the building faced the sun so it got a bit warm. The other side of the building has a bus depot. Our family who stayed on that side couldn't keep their window open at night from the noise. The busses run all night. There weren't restaurants around the hotel, but the hotel has a good one. They provided the most "American" service we found in Spain (they came by to check on us).

I would research another hotel the next time I go to San Sebastian, but only to find one closer to amenities at the same price, if possible.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the side facing away from old town. One side has a bus depot which is noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Hotel is a 20 minutes walk to nearest Beach. The staff is excellent at hotel, coffee shop, restaurant, bar, front desk, every where. It shouldn't advertise air condition, the common areas are ok, the rooms air condition is controlled by hotel, blows "out side air". Rooms are hot since temperature was already in the 20's Celsius. Hotel besides bus stop, you have to close windows due to noise, hotel needs a working airco.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Property: Silken Amara Plaza Hotel
Address: Plaza Pio XII 7, 20010 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#7 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#9 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#9 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Silken Amara Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 162
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