Hotels in San Sebastian, País Vasco (Basque Country), Spain
Guide to San Sebastian by Christa Kowalczyk
San Sebastian is a historical place
and offers many great places to visit, discover, and enjoy.
San Sebastian in Spain is a place
full of beautiful sceneries for travelers and visitors. It offers broad
variety of options one desires. The place is like a paradise full of adorable
beaches, fun packed entertainment facilities, and cultural activities.
It abounds in popular dishes, music and film festivals, sports, and wonderful
people, too. San Sebastian also offers an opportunity to experience richness
in customs and traditions.
Festivals like Semana Grande, Carnival,
Caldereros Festival, and San Sebastian Day are the most awaited events
by many tourists and spectators. The San Sebastian Day is celebrated every
20th of January. During this festival, the mayor raises the flag of San
Sebastian at midnight at the Konstituzioa plaza as a tradition. The beating
of drums fills the city for 24 hours. Marching folks dress like soldiers
and cooks. They do the marching for the whole night.
San Sebastian is considered as the
summer capital of Spain, too. It is perfectly located on the Bay of Biscay.
The whole area is bordered by beautiful mountains and green pasture that
catch the eyes of many visitors. The fascinating resort offers its visitors
the most exciting and relaxing experience of a lifetime.
A lot of prominent personalities
mostly bureaucrats, drive to San Sebastian in June and September to escape
from the heat of summer. This place is a haven for local and foreign visitors
who want to have a break from the grueling hectic life, as well. It is
a combination of cosmopolitan style and traditional ambience. San Sebastian
also boasts three of its most beautiful beaches, the Ondaretta, Playa de
Gros, and Playa de la Concha.
Playa de la Concha is one of the
renowned beaches. It presents a very wide space that can cater to a large
tourist population. Vacationers gather around and get pleasure from summertime
swimming and sun bathing. The beach is surrounded with abundant countryside
background. When night falls, white lights the whole area of Playa de la
Concha including the path going to the statue of Jesus that stands sky-scraping
the city. The beach delivers a captivating experience during night time
because of the shimmering water. At day time, visitors can explore water
sports such as canoeing, sail boating, and kayaking. A beautiful boulevard
offers tourists the chance to have a short walk after a delicious meal.
Ondarreta or little beach is another
of the great spots in San Sebastian. It is just the perfect place to watch
sailboats cruising along the sea water. A small park overlooking the beach
is great for strolling and enjoying the cool breeze. Moreover, San Sebastian's
beaches are matched with the best coffee shops, clubs, and restaurants.
You can also have a taste of their most famous tapas in these beaches.
Several historical tourist spots
worthy of exploration include Museo de San Telemo, Gothic Church of San
Vicente, and Baroque Church of Santa Maria. These places grant foreigners
especially the students, an opportunity to have a taste of the history
and traditions of Spain. San Sebastian also boasts of the attraction of
Miramar Palace, also well known as the Royal Country House of Miramar.
The palace sits near Pico Del Loro
that marks the intersection of La Concha Beach and Ondarreta Beach. It
also serves as the boundary between the districts of El Antiguo and Miraconcha.
The palace symbolizes the early origins of San Sebastian. The Miramar palace
compound includes a park, gardens, and buildings. It is a typical summer
attraction, as well.
The Constitution Square is at the
center of the city. The Square is one of the most popular ancient structures
because it was used for bullfighting as early as the Middle Ages. Evidence
is shown by the numbers engraved on the balconies. According to historians,
the numbered rooms have been used by many spectators as a viewing area
for the event.
The more adventurous visitors can
climb Mount Urgull and Mount Igueldo. Here in these mountains people can
catch sight of an overlooking view of the entire town. These are one of
the enthralling places to savor the fresh air, relax, and reminisce. San
Sebastian is indeed a lovely sanctuary to either spend the vacation with
your whole family or to stay at for business leisure. This is also a promising
location that can give you the fantastic experience you will surely cherish
for a long time.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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