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Hotel Villa Soro
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

One of the nicest bed and breakfast hotels I have stayed in.
The rooms while small are immaculately cared for. Marble bathrooms and a treehouse type feel in the room due to the curved ceilings (top floor room) made it feel like a cosy room in someones house. Everything from the treats that are waiting for you upon your arrival to the sparkling white marble bathrooms where everything we could have asked for.

Great location to walk to everything in the San Sebastian area about 15 minutes to downtown walking though nice pleasant residential neighborhood. We saw many people taking cabs but we didn't find it necessary.

The staff was very helpful in helping us get a good sense of where to go and where to eat... ohh how I love the food in San Sebastian... it doesn't get much better.... I can almost taste it now :)

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for Valentine's Day. It is very cozy, romantic and the service is great. Since it is in a neighborhood area it is very quiet and intimate. Close driving distance from top restaurant Arzak.

Definitely worth the price!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights in July on the first two nights of our honeymoon. It was a lovely peaceful hotel, we cannot fault it, the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially with looking up the address of our next hotel for us so we had it in our sat nav correctly.

It is a little walk into the centre but we knew this before we went and we liked the walk there and back, there is a bus stop near the hotel which we did use on one occasion to get home as we had been walking all day.

Delightful hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank LouSpratt
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in May in a lovely room in the main house. We enjoyed the beautiful sitting room . The staff were friendly and helpful.
The downsides were the location in relation to the main area of town and no lunch time catering.
In spite of this we thought it was one of the nicest hotels in San Sebastian And we would return.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank marlboroughLondon
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

We did opt to pay a little extra to ensure a room in the main house which was well worth it in my opinion. Out room was bright, airy and spacious with access to a huge private sun terrace. The bathroom was lovely, all in cream marble with a bathtub and a separate shower. It was an easy 10 to 15 minute walk into the centre of town, and the hotel offered free off road parking. Although we only stayed one night, we really loved this hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

In planning my three week trip to the Basque country, I honestly thought that the Villa Soro would be my favorite place. Unfortunately, it fell short.

Although I understand why the property is well rated - the courtyard and building are impeccable, and the entire complex is extremely quaint - the rooms in the villa (behind the main building) are fairly standard and unexceptional, a bit dark and much less than what I would expect for 275 euros. There is nothing wrong with the rooms - they are just not exceptional in any way. Quite bland and basic, really.

As well, the location of the hotel is unfortunately far away from anything (about 15 minutes walk from the old town), and while it can sometimes be a plus to be a bit removed, it just ended up being overly tiring to go back and forth.

The service was outstanding in every respect, from the front desk staff to housekeeping to the breakfast staff.

This property has a lot of potential, but needs some rethinking in terms of how it is positioned in the hotel market - the rooms need to improve drastically for the price and location downside. Overall, there was nothing I felt was "wrong" per se - I just felt that it was overpriced.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Thank rl_vancity
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at Villa Soro for two nights in June,
and found our stay there delightful.
Our room was in the newer annex, and though I was a little disappointed to find this on arrival,
we were soon settled in to a modern, well furnished room with a very large bathroom, and all
the trimmings and features you would expect to find in a good hotel....
We found the staff provided a very high standard service in every respect, from the lovely ladies who looked after us at breakfast ( which was, by the way, fabulous) to the desk staff - everyone
could not have been more helpful.
The bar is a lovely place for a pre dinner drink with friends.
I notice some reviewers have stated that the location was far enough out of town to require a cab - we found this NOT to be the case - we walked in and out of the old town numerous times, including late at night, and felt safe doing so.
Highly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Melly308
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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Soro

Address: Avda de Ategorrieta 61, 20013 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#2 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#2 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#3 Green Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#7 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $151 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Soro 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Soro ocupa 2 edificios de estilo clasico, uno de los cuales fue construido en 1898 y ha sido declarado Patrimonio Historico de San Sebastian. Se proporciona conexion Wi-Fi gratuita.Todas las habitaciones disponen de minibar con bebidas sin alcohol, reproductor de DVD y ducha y banera independientes. Presentan un diseno individual de lujo, y algunas estan decoradas con obras de arte de Jorge Oteiza. Se ofrece un servicio de habitaciones con platos locales.El Villa Soro tiene aparcamiento privado gratuito y esta rodeado de arboles y de casas senoriales.El hotel cuenta con gimnasio y ofrece bicicletas y toallas de playa gratuitas. Ademas, dispone de salones amplios y una chimenea.La playa de la Zurriola, el palacio de congresos y auditorio Kursaal y el casco antiguo se encuentran a pocos pasos ... more   less 
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Villa Soro Hotel San Sebastian - Donostia
Soro Hotel San Sebastián Donostia

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