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“Great view from room” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Niza
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Great view from room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

My friend and I asked at the desk if there was parking available and were pleased to here yes, after a long drive. However it was very difficult manoevering the car into the tiny parking bay three levels below ground and not directly under hotel.
The blond woman at the desk was quite helpful with directions etc during our stay, but the male reception attendant was very unfriendly.
We loved our room with a view of sweeping San Seb bay, a sheer delight! The room was spacious and comfortable with nice monogrammed white sheets and pillows. The gorgeous historic lift improved the quirky hotel atmosphere as did the fantastic bistro and restaurant attached. A highlight was watching the sunset over the bay from a booth!

Room Tip: ask to go high and sea-side!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Katie E
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

The location is great, right on La Concha beach. I had a single room, which was very small, but very clean. The staff was great. The restaurant had a great breakfast each day.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth
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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

This hotel is a beautifully renovated place in a great location, right on the main beach of San Sebastian. The rooms have been simply but tastefully decorated and are very clean and comfortable. Ours was a good-sized room with a balcony overlooking the beach. Despite the central location it was very quiet and restful and yet was right on the beach and just a short stroll around to the old quarter to explore the pinxto bars. On that note, the restaurant looked good, but we didn't get around the trying it because of all the fabulous pinxto places nearby. I would recommend this place for anyone wanting a romantic or family holiday in San Sebastian.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room overlooking the beach. The back rooms overlook a busy road and are quite sm...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hb277
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Chesterfield, Missouri
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103 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

Situated right at the mid point of La Concha Beach, this small hotel (containing the world´s smallest bathtubs, I´m sure)¨is wonderfully located.
My daughter, son in law, and grand daughter had one of those lovely oceanfront rooms and the view is truly spectacular. As I was in a single, my room (for about $45 less) was street view but air conditioned (and their bathtub was no larger :)
Staff was wonderful and spoke English; buffet breakfast not worth the cost, but coffee in the restaurant or next door at a cafe overlooking the sea was all we needed.
Do eat pinxtos for every lunch and go down to LaVina for fabulous cheese cake.
Loved San Sebastian, it´s the best European beach I´ve visited.

Room Tip: We asked for ocean front and were told maybe. If you are a single, tell them that you are willing t...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mench
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Santa Ana, CA
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

perfect view from the room. i think there are some that might not have a bay view so definitely recommend a room with a view of the bay.

its so close to the ocean that the waves are almost too loud at times. luckily that helped me sleep.

staff is very friendly, internet works in the room. this was the perfect spot.

Room Tip: request a bay view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Jonathan S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

We loved this hotel! The room was a sea view on the 1st floor and although the bathroom was very small the room was clean and had everything we needed. The view was amazing - right overlooking the beach. The reception staff were very friendly and although we had a language barrier they tried their best to help us with bus times etc. The breakfast was lovely and the lady working at it every morning was very friendly and helpful. There is a door that leads directly to the beach and as the weather was so good it was great to just head out and lie in the sun. We tried to have dinner in the downstairs restaurant but it was fully booked and we were gutted as it was our last night and it looked lovely - stupid of us not to book. Instead we had dinner in the upstairs bar and it was really good - especially the dessert and the wine. All in all really good hotel and we would definately go back.

Room Tip: Definately ask for a sea view room
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jen34_12
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Although much of the hustle and bustle of the city is in Parte Vieja (Old Town), I could not have been happier that I chose to stay at Hotel Niza, which is about a 5-10min walk from Old Town. The hotel is literally RIGHT on the water, and also it is on the end of a string of hotels, so you don't feel as if you're boxed in on either side with big tall buildings.

The hotel is about a 5-10min cab ride (I think I paid under 10euros) from the main train station. Once at the hotel, it's literally right outside the door and you're at the main beach (La Concha). It is also a very central location of the beach, so it's about a 5-10min walk down the boardwalk to the west/left to a pleasant part of the city with some local shops and markets, and then also a 5-10 minute walk down to the east/right into Parte Viaje, which is where all of the main shopping and Pinxtos (tapas/bars) places are. Also, it is an easy walk to the Aquarium and the famous "Jesus statue-" a gorgeous hike with fabulous views.

The restaurant bar that is downstairs is also very good. They have two flatscreen TVs in the bar area that allowed me to watch one of the futbol games while I ate, and it was usually filled with people who seemed to be locals to the area - which is always a sign that the place is good. It also was reasonably priced; I got 2 tapas and a glass of wine for under 20euros.

I did not do breakfast there because earlier reviewers said it was not that great, and it was 11euros so I passed. You can walk into Old Town or even over to Antiguo (the aforementioned part of the city to the west/left of the hotel when facing the ocean) and find some very good bakeries and markets where you can get a good breakfast for about 5euros.

The hotel also lets you borrow umbrellas, which was a nice perk for me at the time because there were lots of intermittent showers. Also, at check out I was having trouble with my train ticket, but I didn't have a phone to call the customer service of the train station, so the receptionist so kindly let me borrow the hotel phone to make a long distance call!

Overall - I highly recommend this place. Although I didn't have an "exterior room" with a view (that earlier reviewers will rave about, and I could see how awesome it'd be, but there are no single rooms on the exterior unfortunately), I still had a nice, clean room that I enjoyed.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hotel Niza
Address: Zubieta, 56, 20007 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#8 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#9 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#11 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Niza 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An everlasting style, remaining throughout time. Its privileged location, right at the La Concha bay, turns the Hotel into an incomparable site. Its decoration creates a warm and cozy atmosphere. Lamps, furniture, pictures. Everything is designed to supply comfort. ... more   less 
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