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Tapa tour in San Sebastian
For groups of of 2 - 6 people we offer you a guided tour of some of San Sebastian's finest tapas bars. To help you out we will provide you with an English translation of Spanish food and cooking..... Read more

País Vasco (Basque Country/Euskadi), Spain Travel & Accommodation Guide

Hotels in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco (Basque Country), Spain

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San Sebastián - the capital city of the province of Guipuzcoa, in the Spanish autonomous community of the Basque Country. The city is located in the northeast of Spain, on the Bay of Biscay, close to the French border. San Sebastian's picturesque coastline makes it a popular beach resort.  San Sebastián is known for its Basque cuisine and pintxos (tapas) and restaurant district near the port.


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Barcelo Costa Vasca Hotel, San Sebastián
The Barcelo Costa Vasca is a modernist complex in Ondarreta's residential zone, metres from the beach, 100 metres from Miramar Palace and two kilometres from the city of San Sebastian. Miramar Palace, Aiete Palace and La Concha Bay are all within 500 metres of the hotel, while Mount Igueldo and the Aquarium are one kilometre away. Bilbao Airport is one hour by car, 100 kilometres (64 miles) from the hotel. The Ulía Restaurant serves traditional Basque and international cuisine and an array of wines. Outdoor dining on the terrace is offered during the summer season. The relaxed Txokoa Cafeteria serves continental breakfast, sandwiches, snacks and beverages, while cocktails and drinks are offered in the English-style ambience of the Lobby Bar. Guests can enjoy a revitalizing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by sunbathing terraces and private gardens, stroll on the nearby beach, and practice their serve on the tennis court. 
Hesperia Donosti Hotel, San Sebastián
The modern Hesperia Donosti hotel is located in the Basque town of San Sebastian, Spain. The hotel is 500 metres from Ondaretta Beach and one kilometre from La Concha Beach. Mount Igueldo, the Aquarium and the Naval Museum are all within two kilometres of the hotel.  Multilingual staff can provide currency exchange and information on tourist attractions and babysitting services. Bicycles are also available to hire at reception. A buffet breakfast is served daily (surcharge). There is no restaurant at the Hesperia Donosti hotel but the surrounding area is filled with restaurants and bars.  High-speed and wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby. The Hesperia Donosti hotel's 46 guestrooms are decorated in a modern style with light wood furniture. 
Hotel Avenida, San Sebastián
The Hotel Avenida is located on a hillside overlooking San Sebastian, Spain, 300 metres from Ondarreta Beach and 1.5 kilometres from the city centre. The Old Town and Aquarium are both two kilometres from the hotel.  This modern hotel's garden and open-air swimming pool offer panoramic views of San Sebastian's bay and the city. The hotel houses a fitness room with resistance and cardio-vascular equipment. Public areas offer complimentary wireless Internet access. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast every morning.  The 47 guestrooms at Hotel Avenida feature light wood furnishings and warm, modern decor. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet, telephones, televisions, refrigerators, and safes. Bathrooms offer hair dryers.
Hotel Husa Europa, San Sebastián
Hotel Husa Europa is located in the centre of the Basque city of San Sebastian, Spain, 100 metres from the sea and within one kilometre of the Palacio del Mar Aquarium. Built in traditional Spanish style in the early part of the 20th century, this four-storey hotel has wireless Internet access in the public areas. The 24-hour front desk offers a safe-deposit box, and staff can offer concierge services. Parking (surcharge) is available. Restaurant El Comedor offers Spanish dishes in a room with modern decor and the hotel has a coffee shop and a lounge bar.  Business services and meeting and conference facilities are available on site.  The 65 guestrooms are decorated in neutral colours and have functional furnishings. All are equipped with satellite television, air conditioning, wireless Internet access and direct-dial phones. Other standard amenities include safes, minibars and trouser presses. The bathrooms come with hair dryers, bathrobes and makeup mirrors.
Hotel Palacio de Aiete, San Sebastián
The Hotel Palacio De Aiete is a modern hotel situated in a quiet residential area at the foot of Mount Igeldo, two kilometres from Ondarreta beach. Guests can walk to the Aiete Palace and Gardens 2 kilometres away, or visit the city centre with its shops and restaurants 4 kilometres away. The San Telmo Museum is housed in an old Dominican Convent, and can be found 7 kilometres away.  The hotel is home to a wellness centre, open round the clock, where guests can enjoy a massage treatment, physiotherapy or a reiki session. At the Bera Bera Restaurant diners can sample Basque cuisine served in a relaxed, formal atmosphere, with a terrace area. Before or after a meal guests can enjoy a drink and browse the contemporary art at the Gora Gora Bar, which also has a terrace. Business travellers can make use of the fully equipped business centre and conference facilities. 
Hotel San Sebastián
The Hotel San Sebastian is located in San Sebastian, Spain, 200 metres from Ondarreta Beach and 1.5 kilometres from the city centre. Situated in the fashionable district of Ondarreta, Hotel San Sebastian is a modern four-storey property (accessible by lift) with a restaurant and conference facilities. Safe-deposit boxes are located at the 24-hour front desk where multilingual staff can assist with travel and tourist arrangements and porters are on hand for the transfer of luggage. Complimentary newspapers are provided in the air-conditioned lobby. Cafeteria Ondarreta is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving a selection of Basque and international dishes. Decor has a nautical theme. Room service is offered during restaurant opening hours.  Business amenities include conference and banqueting rooms with audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. 
Silken Amara Plaza Hotel, San Sebastián
The deluxe Silken Amara Plaza in San Sebastian is located 20 kilometers from the Hondurriblo Airport. This hotel is strategically located in San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country close to the French border.  Explore the beauty of the city whose beauty, gastronomy and cultural attractions have led it to be considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations of Europe. The hotel is minutes to dining, shopping and entertainment venues. The Silken Amara Plaza is perfectly located in the Plaza de Pio XII, the communications center of the city, a few minutes from the Kursall Congress Center and the La Zurriola beach, the famous La Concha beach and the Anoeta sports complex.  The Silken Amara Plaza, San Sebastian, has daring architecture: the work of well-known architect Pena Ganchegui, has made it one of the best-known buildings of the city.
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San Sebastian also known as Donostia-San Sebastian is the capital province of Gipuzkoa in the basque country, Spain. Surrounded by beaches this place is blessed with pristine beauty located on the Basque coast of northwest Spain 20 km away from the French border. Strolling on the La Concha beach, the most famous and usually packed in July and August with large number of tourists is simply amazing. It is larger on the west side with an island and boats in the bay. Those people who love sports and adventures this place is heaven for them. La Zurriola is on the east of the old town and river is very popular and mostly thronged by the tourists as it is a surf beach were you can simply get in and ride the Atlantic waves and enjoy the beach sports.

Another beach Ondarreta is also famous for surfing and adventure sports. If you want you can go for hiking on the top of the mountain between the beaches. Hire a kayak and try to measure the depth of the water and tryst with the panoramic view. The province of Guipuzcoa is beautifully decorated with the breathtaking green mountain landscapes which attract attention of one and all. Going to this place and not visiting the museums and knowing its past history would be something like things done half heartedly. The Dominican monastery built in 16th century has remarkable collection of Basque artifacts from prehistoric times. The museum of San Sebastian is worth seeing.
Passajes De San Juan Near San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain
Passajes De San Juan Near San Sebastian, Pais Vasco, Spain
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Plaza Carlos Blasco de Imaz is an Oceanographic museum takes you to the underwater walkways and allows you to take glimpse of sharks, rays and other marine creatures. It also boasts of huge collection of numerous marine creatures kept in large tanks. The maritime museum shows the fascination of mankind towards the sea since ages with historical displays of naval artifacts, fishing gear and marine fossils.

San Sebastian has long known for its style and very conscious of the image formed since past gives way to the high-end shops with trendy boutiques filled with something which is off-beat or way-out designer gear. The Basque Cuisine is famous within Spain and San Sebastian is famous for its bar and restaurants. Every bar in San Sebastian burst with delicate looking Tapas which is usually enjoyed with a glass of wine or a small beer.

The kalimotxo is a local drink made of 50% wine and 50% coca cola is very famous among the youngsters. The food available here is varied, one can go for Basque cuisine if not Chinese, German, Galician and Italian are also available. Some people enjoy the freshest seafood served in San Sebastian.

San Sebastian International Film Festival and International Jazz Festival are some of the biggest event which attracts not only the tourists but also the celebrities. There are some fine hotels here but not sufficient to accommodate the influx of tourists especially in the months of July and august to witness the unique candlelit ceremony, takes place to venerate San Sebastian's devastating 1813 fire. So reservation in advance is essential.


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Latest update: September 30, 2012