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“On The Beach at San Sebastian”

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Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
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“On The Beach at San Sebastian”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

The Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra offered a wonderful opportunity to stay beach-side on Bahia de La Concha in San Sebastian. The property overlooks the sunny, family friendly beach and is steps away from the Parte Vieja and Centro San Sebastian. The property is in the grand old style of many beachfront European hotels and has been updated with comfortable furnishings, a spacious air conditioned bar with views of the beach, and antique prints and muted colors in the lobby and hallways that emphasize the long history of this prominent hotel.

Our room was on the 7th floor and had a spectacular view of the beach below with a wide and very private sun deck with chaises and chairs. The room had a gigantic bathroom with a walk-in shower and a generous and comfortable king bed with well maintained antique chairs, and desk, and a sufficient closet. The room, in keeping with the entire hotel, was squeaky clean, well appointed, quiet, and with sufficient air conditioning that was necessary during the heat of the day. Wifi was solid. In short, we loved the room that offered a panorama of the daily beach scene below.

Our dilemma was that, despite the rich history of the place, the Hotel Londres is a "touristic" hotel that operates at full booking in the summer season. Lots and lots of people with the attendant frenzy at times in the lobby during prime check-in and check-out hours. As in other reviews, service suffered as a result. The front desk staff was perfunctory but not engaging or overly welcoming. Service in the bar at times was erratic with orders being confused; either we did not get our order or we got 'two' of our order. Room refresh / turn down one night was forgotten with the management's apology.

The hotel is rated at four stars and we concur. We enjoyed our time here - it's a great place for 'close to everything' in San Sebastian - but the tourist flux, as well as rather impersonal and, at times, overwhelmed service detracted from our stay.

Room Tip: Have a drink and the comfortable bar; a higher floor room overlooking the beach is a treat.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly situated overlooking the beach and close to the old town. Small balcony was great to listen to the water as we slept. The room was small but fine, but the king bed was actually 2 uncomfortable twin beds pushed together. Sheets were not soft. The staff was unfriendly and irritable when we asked questions about things. The concierge was nice but nothing special. If it weren't for the location I would strongly not recommend it. That's the only redeeming quality. They charged for everything without telling you until the end- including beach towels. For the price, very disappointing.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Hotel de Londres is right on La Concha beach and could not be bettered in San Sebastián for location.

We had a sea view room on the 3rd floor which was big enough for a queen bed, desk and two chairs and a coffee table. The view was special, right along the beach and out to the ocean. The bathroom was a good size with a lovely shower. The room was quiet, which was much more than we could say for the apartments we left in disgust to move to the hotel.

A few reviewers have mentioned the staff are not friendly but we found them to be pretty good and certainly helpful when we needed it.

Expensive but worth it for a special occasion (or when like us you had little choice).

Room Tip: The sea view is special.
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Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

After considering a few B&B's in San Sebastian we ended up in the other end of the scale, and decides to give this hotel a shot. Not convinced by recent feedback, but it ended up as a pleasant surprise. Location is great right on the beach, but also close enough to shops, bars and restaurants.

The room was above expectations as whe had a feeling it could be a bit wore down, but the size was nice, especially the bathroom. The hotel is a little bit pricey, but I guess that is San Sebastian in general. However for a longer stay we might have considered other options and breakfast wasn't included in the price either.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Great location with a good view from the bar on the ground floor. We had booked a double room described as having a 'city view' which, of course, translates to: you can't see the beach. The room was very small with no luggage racks. The bathroom, however, was very good with 'his and her' basins. We had to request the bathrobes that our booking said came as standard.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Except for the small size of the room and pricey rate, the hotel is great in all the other aspects. Service is very good, the staff attentive and the room is very clean. The beach is a great backdrop for the charming hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

we have stayed here for 15 years and itjust gets better and better enormous value for quality what a fab location across from la concha playa and boardwalk and inites form bars restos and great shopping

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Property: Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
Address: Calle de Zubieta, 2, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain (Formerly Abba Hotels - Londres y de Inglaterra)
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 50 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra 4*
Number of rooms: 148
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel de Londres y de Ingleterra is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel located right in front of the beach of the La Concha bay of San Sebastian - Donostia. Our beautiful location on the Basque Country coast and comfortable hotel rooms with stunning sea view makes the hotel perfect for a romantic weekend escape or relaxing summer vacation. ... more   less 
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