We spent 4 nights here as part of a tour of the basque lands of Spain. We arrived at bilbao airport and took the bus direct from the airport to San Sebastián. Superb service, takes about an hour and drops you right next door to the hotel.
Location wise obviously for the bus it is excellent, from the old town it is a 15 minute walk down the river. Very pleasant and actually helps you explore other parts of the city rather than the main sights in the old town. We found a lovely street just near the cathedral that was great for drinks.
The hotel is themed on the movies and it is a odeon very well equipped hotel. The rooms were of a high standard withe everything you could want or expect of a four star hotel.
Five minutes downhe road is one of the two train stations in SS. This one will take you along the coast to Bilbao, the "Renfe" station across the river will take you to Vitoria-Gastiez and Madrid and beyond. We took the bilbao train and visited Garautz along the coast which is famous fortis surfing. Lovely place well worth a visit.
San Sebastián is all about its food, with the highest Michelin star restaurant numbers in Spain located here. We did not partake in the €200 gastronomy adventures, but we did enjoy some amazing pintxo's in the old town. We went on a tour which was expensive but I would recommend.
Three or four nights here is enough, we caught the train to Vitoria-Gastiez after for three nights. Another cracking place just 90 mins down the train line which takes you through some stunning countryside.
Happy to answer and questions. Loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The symbolic Astoria Cinema in San Sebastián has been rebuilt to house the city's first contemporary styled hotel. The Astoria7 offers a unique decor. Each of the 102 rooms is individually dedicated to personalities, actors, actresses or directors, who have attended the San Sebastián International Film Festival ever since it first edition in 1953. The owners of the Astoria7 are renowned film experts that have chosen to pay tribute to this cultural event which has had such an important impact on the city of San Sebastián. Located on the corner of Avenida Sancho el Sabio, the Astoria7 is only a 15 minute walk from the main commercial and tourist sites of the city. ... more less
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