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Barcelo Costa Vasca
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Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

This hotel is very trendy, clean and nice. However it is expensive (like other hotels in San Sebastian) and it took about 30 minutes to walk to the downtown area. But walking by the shore was not bad at all, what a view! Furthermore, there are some restaurants and shops close to the hotel. The hotel room was very comfortable with a desk and a mini bar and also a balcony. There is a wellness center in the basement that I really recommend! What a relaxing place and great service.

Room Tip: Not all the rooms have a balcony, I really recommend a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Freydís Jóna F
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Cedar Grove, NJ
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

My family and I stayed here in early July (3 rooms) for 3 nights. The hotel was perfect for our needs--yes, it is not right in town, but that was a good thing because the week we were there the city was very crowded with a lot of young people (which was fine unless you were staying on one of the noisy streets in the old city).

Beds were comfortable, rooms were a nice size and the shower was amazing! Rain showerhead and good water pressure. Bathroom as well as the bedroom were spotless. Air conditioner was not as cool as we are used to but luckily the weather was not terribly hot when we were there.

We were able to take advantage of the pool one afternoon, and it was a great break from sightseeing. Enjoyed delicious mojitos on our loungers and just relaxed for a few hours. We were there during the World Cup and joined a lot of other Americans (including a few youth soccer teams from the U.S. who were there for a local soccer tournament) in the lobby bar to watch the game one evening--that was fun despite the cable going out several times during the game!

Our breakfast was included in our room rate and we were very happy with the variety of food available and thought it was a good value--freshly made omelettes and eggs, cheeses and ham platters, lots of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, pastries and breads. Of course, if not included in your room rate, you would save by just stopping at a local cafe for a coffee and croissant.

We walked to the old city several times along the water and on the beach, and it was a lovely walk--not that far at all.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone spending a few days in San Sebastian. Comparable to a Holiday Inn or Hilton Garden Inn in the US.

Room Tip: All rooms have balconies; ours overlooked the parking lot; not sure if any overlook the beach. Don...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Cindy C
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

The hotel is a little lacking in character and a good 30 minute walk to the old town. That said it is handy for Miramar Palace & Gardens and a 10 min walk to Ondarreta Beach. The hotel is clean and the staff friendly and helpful. The beds are a good size, the showers good but not much storage space. There is a No.16 bus that stops opposite the hotel and will take you close to the old town. Don't expect much by way of views from your room!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Ron T
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Choose this because it had a pool which were really happy with but it's a bit of a trek to the main town (shops + bars etc). You are 5 mins walk to one end of la concha beach, it will take you about 30 mins to walk from one end to the other. Note the other end has the port, shops, bars etc. The main hotel was really nice and if you have a car or don't mind paying for taxi's then this is definitely the hotel because it has the pool that most hotels in donostia don't have.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank ddodds78
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Sydney, Australia
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248 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are small, but the furniture chosen makes use of the space so you feel as though you have a lot of room. It was clean and comfortable. Fresh eggs can be ordered at breakfast, but the coffee was not very good. The hotel is out of the way, but we walked into town and enjoyed walkibng along the promenade of a weekend and seeing what the locals were up to. You can also catch a bus quite easily if you are not up to the walk,

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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San Sebastian
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good modern hotel situated at far end of San Sebastian.
Staff very friendly and helpful.
Restaurant is priced as high end but food far from satisfactory. Monk fish had to be returned as too tough to eat.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Marc L
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Tramore, Ireland
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55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

Nice Hotel with clean and comfortable rooms. Service was good but you did have to have some patients with the bar staff. They could only service one customer at a time.
The downstairs area is a little clinical and lacks atmosphere but the rooms were excellent although the integrated shower / wardrobe arrangement was a little off putting.
Bed was excellent, but storage was at a premium which meant we couldn't unpacked properly for a 12 day stay.

Room Tip: Make sure you get one on the front with a balcony
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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1 Thank Bazob
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Property: Barcelo Costa Vasca
Address: 15 Avenida Pio Baroja, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#4 Green Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#10 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Costa Vasca 4*
Number of rooms: 203
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