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“Great for San Fermin” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Maisonnave Hotel
Ranked #6 of 37 Hotels in Pamplona
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great for San Fermin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2009

I stayed here during San Fermin in 2007, 2008 and plan to stay there in 2010. After staying in hostels and campsites during San Fermin in 2005 and 2006, Maisonnave is without a doubt the better option. It is a bit expensive, but all hotels are during the festa and it is well worth the price. I backpack and stay in a whole variety of locations and very rarely do I recommend highly priced hotels, but considering the location and quality of this hotel, it's worth it! It's in the heart of the city and walking distance to all of the action, including the bull run route. It's a quiet hotel but with plenty of action and right new all of Pamplona's attractions. The service was superb and the rooms clean and spacious - even though we were hardly in there. The reception helped us get tickets to the bull ring in the evenings, even though they are sold out weeks in advance, and even though the lady at reception spoke very broken English, she accommodated us extremely well. We were always greeted with a smile, even when they were hectically busy because of the festival. The buffet breakfast was fantastic, with lots of cereals and a nice English and European breakfast (hot and cold meats). What I really loved about this hotel is that it isn't packed with international tourists and is without a doubt a hotel for Spanish locals - we came across very few English speaking visitors that were staying there. Still, we were treated like locals and I highly recommend you stay here if you plan on visiting during San Fermin. I will miss San Fermin in 2009, but will be there in 2010. See you all next year!

  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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154 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2008

This was my 5th stay during la fiesta in Pamplona. I cannot say enough good things about this hotel. It's quiet, but in the center of action. It's raucous but an oasis. The rooms are super clean, an incredible feat during San Fermin. The staffing is helpful and personable. Rooms facing the street give you an excellent view of the the festival, roaming music, and the parades that come by the hotel specially. The hotel has a parking garage, which is a huge issue during the fiesta. I cannot imagine why anyone would stay anywhere else in Pamplona.

  • Liked — Friendly and personable -- great fiesta experience.
  • Disliked — Do I have to go home?
  • Stayed July 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank PNMLAW
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Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2008

My wife and I and another couple stayed for 4 nights during San Fermin in 2007. Having been to the festival before and wanting to stay in the heart of the action, we booked this hotel primarilly for its location.

Check in was slow, but the hotel reception desk is small, and the lobby was a mad house because of San Fermin, so I cannot fault them in any way. Although they were overwhelmed, it was service with a smile.

The hotel itself is old and tired. The bed was hard, the linens torn, the room and bath were tiny. There is no view at all. The walls are wafer thin, so much so that my wife and I were seranaded by 3 guys and their hooker all evening one night. Our fare included a buffet breakfast, which was average but acceptable.

But during San Fermin, none of this matters. The location is incredible. The staff is festive. The bar was always busy. Security was present but not intrusive.

If I was coming to Pamplona on business, I would never stay here. But during San Fermin, I'd return, and bring ear plugs. As for sleep? It's San Fermin! You can sleep when its over!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Everything else, except the service. They tried hard under difficult circumstances.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bagoda1
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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531 reviews
84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2006

Just stayed for one night whilst travelling in Northern Spain, great hotel in a wonderful location. Despite the road being dug up outside it is still a very convenient hotel, excellent underground parking easily found and a lovely cafe attached on the side. Easy to walk out and explore the old city, highly recommended.

  • Liked — Locality
  • Disliked — Lack of computer access in reception - computer broken
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Coolcookingteacher
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Basque Country, Spain
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50 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2006

I was hosted in the Maisonnave during january 2006. I was for tourism reasons, so the location was perfect for me (in the real centre of the old part and phisically 100 mtrs form the hustle and bustle but spiritually kilometrs from it, this is, in 2 minutes you are in Estafeta street or in Plaza del castillo, but the street of the hotel is really quiet).

The Hotel is a tipical spanish 3 star hotel, i mean, it values the money. Depending the season (and exclude San Fermin... 360 euros per night) for 50-60 euros you can have a good room, with a large bathroom, cable tv and sauna in the third floor. The parking rate is 11 euros + 7% VAT each day and if you have come on your own car on a weekday may be a good idea because all the old part is green colured (only for residents) and you must park on other public parkings (not cheap) or in the blue zones (and move the car each 2 hours).

The staff is very useful and they clean quickly the rooms.

Only one complain: some rooms have no sights and can be noisy, but the windows are really good and if you close them you won't hear anything.

I would reccomend it if you are a tourist, but not if you travel on business (then, may be better check the AC or the NH, in the business district).

  • Stayed January 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank HansPfaall
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2005

I stayed 9 days in the Maisonnave and I think it is a very convenient hotel, specially considering its cost. The service is adecquate, the employees are silent and helpful.
The rooms are big and confortable, with nice bathrooms, although many of them have windows with no views at all, and some days there is noise coming from the meeting rooms in the top floors.
The location is excellent, in a silent place but within walking distance to Plaza del Castillo, the Cathedral and other attraction. The hotel has a prtivate parking in its sorroundings, which is speccialy valuable in Pamplona´s ´Casco Viejo´.
In a few words, not an extraordinary hotel but a good and economical place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2004
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
5 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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New York
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2004

Given how difficult it is to find rooms in Pamplona in general (not just around the running of the bulls) we were pleased to end up in a hotel like this on short notice booking. So the most disappointing thing here was the service, which was curt at best. Staff were generally unhelpful, unsmiling and when pressed for (much needed) information - downright rude. Otherwise, this would have been a pleasant experience. Hotel has been upgraded and although the rooms are rather bland decor wise, the space and ammenities were great for the price. Location is great, central in the historical part of Pamplona, easy walking distance to all the main features this great city has to offer.

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7 Thank panoram
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Property: Maisonnave Hotel
Address: Calle Nueva 20, 31001, Pamplona, Spain
Location: Spain > Navarra > Pamplona
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Pamplona
#4 Family Hotel in Pamplona
#6 Romantic Hotel in Pamplona
#6 Luxury Hotel in Pamplona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Maisonnave Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 138
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