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“Good place to stay”
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Hotel Record
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Adelaide, Australia
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72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good place to stay”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

The hotel is a short stroll from the beach and close to the many bars that make San Sebastian special. Our room (twin as there were no doubles left) was fine and had a terrace, which was an added bonus. There is no air condidtioning, which could be a problem at the height of summer. We were travelling by car so having a car park was great as parking fees can get pricey in Europe. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the breakfast was more than satisfactory. An enjoyable stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Poole, United Kingdom
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78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We choose Hotel Record for its location and car parking. The latter was a challenge with very limited space for larger cars. The reception/breakfast staff were excellent, but the hotel was very shabby with limited facilities, little sound proofing and of an overall quality which would be more consistent with a price of under half that charged. This was one of the most expensive hotels we stayed in Spain and France in 3 weeks but it was definitely the poorest by a very long way. Just compare it ot the Hotel Europark in Barcelona which was cheaper, cleaner, quieter, better located and with excellent facilities.

Room Tip: Definitely avoid the room near the reception/stairs on the ground floor. With no a/c all rooms on th...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

this hotel is clean comfortable very friendly staff who can't do enough for you. situated not far from the towns bars and restaurants.... the hotel has a typical spanish feel, the rooms are clean , tidy and functional.
breakfast is very reasonably priced and plenty of it , the manager was very kind to offer secure parking for our luxury touring motorcycle which was reassuring....
only down point is in height of summer is the rooms must be I'm terribly hot has no air conditioning in this hotel, but weres are available, and having windows open obviously you get the noise of the traffic...........

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Courant, Poitou-Charentes, France
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Clean comfortable hotel in a great location for visiting Donostia. Staff lovely, they are informative and helpful. breakfast very enjoyable. Bedrooms clean and comfortable. If i had to say anything negative - there is no coffee making facilities in the room - no big deal - i will certainly come again.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are great but light sleepers beware this city doesn't seem to sleep!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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142 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This hotel offers free parking, first come first serve. A rare find in San Sebastian.
Our room had 2 beds, both a bit sagging.
Lack of airconditioning when outside temperature gets to 32 C, the fan doesn't help. Leave the window open and the noise from the bar next door can be heard at 12:00 midnight.
Staff s very helpful, recommended many good restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had 2 nights at Hotel Record.
The staff, as others have commented, provide exceptional service.
The accommodation is very basic but comfortable and the breakfast excellent value.
The location was perfect and quiet, especially considering the Film Festival was on. We had no disturbance from other guests.
I gather the balcony rooms upstairs provide a little more space, so ask for them if available.
Pat A
September 2013

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Avoca Beach
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114 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2013

The two sisters who run the hotel make this hotel special. The rooms are nice & clean, it has the fastest Wi-Fi of any hotel we have stayed in. It is close to town and a big plus for us was it has on site parking, not many places so get there early. The only drawback is that because of the wooden floors it may be noisy.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Record
Address: Calzada Vieja, 35, 20013 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #13 of 50 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Record 1*
Number of rooms: 16
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