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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa, Basque Country

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Tien001
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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16 reviews
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“A fabulous place to stay”
Reviewed 25 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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The proximity of the apartment within the Old Town meant we could easily walk to the beaches, the river, the railway, the bus terminal, the city centre and all the attractions San Sebastián has to offer. The apartment was clean, quiet, comfortable and convenient. We enjoyed our stay immensely.

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Liked best: It's closeness to all we wanted to do
Liked least: Nothing to mention here
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dubai
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59 reviews
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“Ideal location”
Reviewed 30 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in this apartment for 4 nights and it's perfectly located for exploring San Sebastian.
It's located just off the pedestrianised old town area, by the underground food market and has coffee shops and s mall supermarket right down stairs.
We were travelling for 2.5 weeks, so had lots of luggage, so the dining area became more of a wardrobe/bag area, but if we had taken the time to unpack there would have been plenty of wardrobe space. A very comfortable bed, perfectly equipped kitchen and a small, but functional bathroom. Just right for what we needed. We didn't get much use from the terrace as it was raining when we were there, but it was a decent size and caught the morning sun. And the one evening we were there and it was pretty chilly, the heating kicked in quickly and made it a very snug apartment.
It is an older property (as they all are in this area) and there's a lift up to the 6th floor. When we were in during the day (very rarely) you could hear the neighbours coming and going, but they weren't loud and all was very quiet of an evening.
Note there isn't allocated parking, but less that 5 minutes away is the public parking. We paid Euro25/day, and was a slight pain as we had to do 3 trips when leaving as we had many bags! However, I don't think any apartments in the centre would have an allocated spot.
Would be more than happy to stay here again if we came bak to San Sebastian.

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Liked best: Location, and roof terrace if it had been sunny
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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I_J1973
Hoylake, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Couldn't ask for more”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The apartment suited our gastro trip to San Sebastián perfectly. Despite not being the largest apartment a lot of thought has gone into its layout to ensure a couple get maximum use out of the space. The terrace was indeed big with a perfect view of the fireworks competition that is on every night during the Grande Semaine. For the foodie everything is within walking distance, from the pintxos bars of the old town to the Bretxa market at the end of the road. Gustavo also helped the whole experience by speaking perfect English and ensuring we got settled in on the first day. Great town great apartment.

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adventure...
Melbourne, Australia
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281 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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This apartment was in the midst of everything in San Sebastian. We had gone to San Seb for the sea, surf and food and we couldn't have been more central to those things if we tried.

The surf beach is a few minutes walk over the bridge, the family beach a few more in the opposite direction. The old town with it's lanes filled with Pintxos bars is across the square and you are surrounded by shops and market stalls selling fresh produce, fish, meats, breads etc. Everything you need to prepare a delicious fresh lunch on the terrace.

The city centre with it's beautiful boutiques and shops is also just a few minutes walk away.

No need for a car here. Donostia is a wonderful city to walk or cycle around with extensive bike paths and beautifully paved, flat footpaths.

Don't be fooled, you can't cover this city off in two nights. We stayed for 13 nights and didn't even make the daytrip to Bilbao. Take your time and live like a Donostian in this great apartment.

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Alex T
Cambridge
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“The perfect location in Donostia”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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The apartment is in the perfect place, right on the edge of the old town. So not too noisy, but only a few minutes walk from the best pintxos and bars in the city. 1 minute from the Urumea you can be surfing in 5 mins, or strolling for 10 mins through the old town to get to La Concha.

It's a compact apartment but ingeniously designed so you have absolutely everything you need and it feels spacious, far bigger than its actual floor space. We visited as a couple, but had friends and family who are resident visiting us while we were there and never once felt cramped. The terrace is amazing and it's a real treat to have so much private outdoor space in the heart of the city, it gets the sun all day, and the outdoor lighting makes it perfect for late night dining and chatting too.

The kitchen is small but has everything you would need (especially as you're in one of the gastronomic jewels of the Basque country!). It has a dishwasher, hob and microwave - a big fridge freezer, and is well stocked with crockery and utensils. The bathroom too is tiny, but well designed so not cramped, the shower is excellent and the floor drains the water quickly so there aren't puddles or damp. There's wifi, a washing machine, a TV and stereo, a hairdryer, an ironing board - you name it, it's there.

I really can't imagine finding anywhere better to stay and we will definitely book again for future visits. A real hidden gem, highly recommended.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Coffee machine a bit weedy!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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