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Calle Intxaurrondo 66, 20015 San Sebastian - Donostia Spain
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#10 of 128 in San Sebastian - Donostia
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Villa Birdie is an exclusive lodging in San Sebastian, built at the beginning of the 20th century in a neo-Basque style. Former home of the consul of Austria, this restored historical villa opened its doors in 2017, transformed in an exquisite lodging of five rooms.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Sun terrace
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Air conditioning
Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
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42Car recommended
Grade: 42 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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joozy1 wrote a review Sept 2021
Bo'ness, United Kingdom7 contributions25 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time at Villa Birdie. Blanca and Xabi could not have been more welcoming. We'd highly recommend the villa to any couple wanting a relaxing stay in San Sebastian. While the Villa isn't in the city centre, it's in a really nice part of town and it has both bus and rail stops only a few minutes walk away. From there it's only a few minutes to either Gros or the Old Town. The villa pool was great and offered a relaxing spot to unwind in the sunshine. The rooms were very tastefully decorated and kept spotlessly clean. We loved it so much that when we next return to San Sebastian, it'll be the only place that we consider staying.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Molly S wrote a review Sept 2020
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Perfect place to stay in San Sebastián, very short bus journey to the boulevard/new town and old town and very cheap! The villa itself was very chic and very comfortable with beautiful decor throughout. Blanca, the owner couldn’t have been more helpful with recommendations of what to do in the city and provided a map of the best routes and the best places to eat, her English was brilliant. Breakfast was gorgeous consisting of 4 different courses and refills if necessary! Would really recommend this area and this villa!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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torner15 wrote a review Oct 2019
Copenhagen Region, Denmark46 contributions7 helpful votes
Although we arrived 2 hours early, the sweet maid "Maria" made sure we felt welcome and quickly arranged for our luggage and parking, and telling us where to go for a 2 hour sight seeing. Checking in with the owner "Blancha", we were thoroughly introduced to the hotel, the area and the interesting things to do in San Sebastian. We felt more than welcome. Situated 2 km from the old town, the hotel is perfect, as you can choose to take a bus to the city, or enjoy the walk as you please. With all the good food and wine of San Sebastian, walking came very natural - and recommend. The hotel offers the best breakfast we have ever had anywhere in Spain. Rich, healthy, tasty and freshly made. Highly recommended. Rooms are nicely decorated, a bit small, but to us this was actually cozy. We give this our best recommendations.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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JaroG73 wrote a review Oct 2019
Poznan, Poland75 contributions28 helpful votes
What a disapointment on every level. We were sent there by the manager of another hotel in the area who did not have available rooms after 1 night stay. The place os in the middle of residential area basically some sort of a single family home converted into a wannabe „butique hotel”. Now, I’ve been around the world stayung at a ton of hotels but this place is at best a B&B at 1-2 star rating. Rooms are design over function, bathroom sliding doors are transparent, rooms tight, pool uninviting as you get watched from surrounding apartment buildings. What makes the place a total disaster is however the rude owner who has no clue about customer needs or satisfaction. Aggressive, impolite she attacked me and my wife as we asked for availability of gluten free bread. We were told it is not offered and WE SHOULD HAVE told her in advance as such requests never come to her. In addition she said kids are not allowed although her worker was told that our daughter is coming with us. As she continued her insane ranting, I told her on several occasions that I had not complained or said 1 wrong thing about her accommodations until she started attacking me for not being satisfied which she ignored. Stay back!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Wendela A wrote a review Jul 2019
Stockholm, Sweden17 contributions
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Love this amazing little hotel! The hostess Bianca knows everything about San Sebastián and has helped us with restaurant bookings, and all questions we had during our stay. The hotel is very elegant, romantic, beautiful and has amazing service. We loved it and will come back! Breakfast is served at the table and is delicious! Great WiFi, very clean, luxurious and comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Pam M wrote a review Jul 2019
College Station, Texas79 contributions42 helpful votes
We stayed at the beautiful Villa Birdie for one week in May. It was one of the best experiences of my three decades of international travel. The Villa itself is serene, tasteful, and well-located (just a short walk from the famous Arzak restaurant and bus stops). Owner Blanca and her helper Maria were amazing, arranging travel, making recommendations, and anticipating our every need. We hated to leave. There is parking on the premises, the buses nearby run constantly, and it's very quiet. I recommend this place it most highly!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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martinandgail wrote a review Jul 2019
huddersfield2 contributions
Villa Birdie was an excellent base for visiting San Sebastián, away from the busy city centre but with great public transport links. Maria and Blanca helped to make this a memorable holiday. Both work tirelessly to make sure that you have a super holiday.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Neil P wrote a review Jun 2019
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During our introduction Blanca was very helpful giving ideas of what to do and what to see. Our room was clean and spot less, the pool area was as clean. The breakfast was four courses and did fill you up. We are ashamed to say that only spoke very little spanish, but Maria, who spoke no english, did her upmost to give her best service. (Blanca you need to pay her more ;) ) The Villa is not near the centre but this meant that the area was quieter. We would also recommend, on Blanca's advice, going to visit Pasai Donibane. This is a lovely area and a nice contrast with San Sebastian. Bus service is good and also a local train station that can take you to San Sebastian and Bus/Train station so you do not need a car.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Room Tip: There is a train station within a 200m and a good bus service The road side rooms are quieter.
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LapetiteFrench wrote a review Jun 2019
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BE CAREFUL DO NOT STAY HERE. The owner/manager is totally crazy. She was talking to us so rudely and she sequestered us for 2 hours because she thought I stole a book and some custards ( absolutely wrong ) She went in the room and in my luggage who was closed and then blocked us from leaving. I had to call the police to be able to leave. The police told us to press charges against her becaus she is crazy and totally illegal. She also tried to make us pay one more night because we left the room at 12:07 instead of 12. The hotel is kitsch the bedroom are very small and the pool is cold. The breakfast is disgusting. The croissants ( the only thing they give you except fruits ) are from few days ago. The hotel smells like cheap car perfume. She also confessed to my fiancé that she was a criminal. This place is not safe.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 26 Jun 2019
Este comentario no corresponde a la realidad de lo sucedido. El establecimiento llamó a la policía porque esta persona se apropió de objetos de la habitación, y su comportamiento durante la estancia era de falta de respeto al trato dispensado. El caso está en manos de la policía.
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Portis20 wrote a review Jun 2019
Portishead, United Kingdom154 contributions43 helpful votes
An absolute pleasure to stay and enjoy the superb accommodation and warm welcome. Blanca is wonderful and very charming. Born in San Sebastián and ensures you pick out the best places to go. The place is absolutely spotless. Maria works tirelessly to provide a four course breakfast and copious amounts of tea and coffee. Don’t be concerned it’s a little out of town - that’s the advantage of staying there. We had two rooms for three nights - we didn’t want to leave!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$203 - US$362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
SpainBasque CountryProvince of GuipuzcoaSan Sebastian - Donostia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Birdie
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Birdie?
Nearby attractions include Puzzle Escape Room (0.3 miles) and Churreria Arturo (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Birdie?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Birdie?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Birdie?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Birdie?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zelai Txiki, Arzak, and Zumardi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Birdie?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Birdie?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Castillo de la Mota (1.9 miles) and Caserio Katxola (2.4 miles).
Is Villa Birdie accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.