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“Bay view rooms are wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Niza

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Hotel Niza
Melbourne, Australia
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Bay view rooms are wonderful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

The hotel is a short taxi ride from the bus station or you can even walk if you're travelling light (takes less than half an hour). The location is ideal for a casual stroll to the Old and New towns. We were lucky enough to get a room with the spectacular bay view - incredible. The room itself was fine - spacious and clean. Not very sound-proof though, lots of noise from upstairs and the corridor. Fortunately it settled down later in the day, so our sleep was never interrupted. Bathroom was functional if perhaps a little bit small. Two free bottles of water were provided every day, which was nice. The reception staff were helpful, and spoke English well. The restaurant staff at breakfast were a bit more gruff though. Breakfast was 11 Euro, and the selection wasn't huge, but it was enough. Would be better value eating in town though.

Bay view rooms can't be guaranteed, so if you do manage to get one then well done, and enjoy the scenery!

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

We visited San Sebastian at the end of October 2012.
The hotel is situated right next to the beach, very close to the city centre (10 mn walking).
The hotel is very clean, the room facilities are in good conditions. The only missing thing in the room was the fridge. This might be a problem in summer.
There is a nice restaurant in the hotel, overlooking the bay of San Sebastian. The restaurant is good for breakfast as well as the lunch or dinner.
The lady at the reception gave us excellent recommendations for nice places to eat in the city.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Hotel Niza. It is a clean and central hotel with helpful staff in San Sebastian. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Hotel Niza was very nice and good location. The back rooms have AC good for families, the ocean view rooms don't have AC but have French doors that open to a wonderful breeze and the sea view us e spectacular! We were very happy, I could stayed longer.

  • Stayed August 2012
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband chose this hotel and we loved it! We were given Room 42, which looked directly onto the bay, restaurants and walkway. The view was fabulous!!! The room was comfortable, quiet, with plenty of space. We had lunch in the restaurant and it was good. The staff was pleasant but had limited English skills. We loved this hotel with its classic vintage elevator. We would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: The water view rooms are nice but looking out the front is also pleasant!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hotel Niza is situated on the beach and extremely close to Old Town, where all of the good tapas restaurants are. The hotel exceeded my expectations and offered excellent service with old-world charm (the hotel is a classic with doors you have to close yourself, and you get a real hotel key, not a magnetic plastic card.) There's a fantastic restaurant on the ground floor with a great tapas menu and beach views. Rooms are spacious and I recommend requesting a water view with a balcony!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Hotel Niza is situated in a fantastic location right on Concha Beach. The hotel staff are friendly and the rooms are clean. We were on the top floor with an amazing view of the beach. Very local and can easily walk all over San Sebastian. Would recommend this hotel 100%.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

We were on a motorcycle trip and showed up late afternoon without a reservation. We had just come from Hotel Bristol, Pau, France, where the service couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. This was arguably a nicer hotel building/room/location, but the front desk staff were not so friendly, which in my mind detracted from our stay. Talked very little, even eye contact limited. On the plus side, the room was nice, the location good, and San Sebastian is a wonderful, wonderful place. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves- old town, walking up to the Castle, being amidst screaming soccer fans, seeing an elegant wedding, enjoying tapas in a very lively bar. What a place. We will come back......but maybe not back to this hotel....hotels are made of buildings and people.....the former was great, the latter, not so much.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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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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