Booked at the very last minute through booking.com from a nearby WiFi connected cafe for a one night stay - 99 euros, room only, overlooking the square at the front. Breakfast was 20 euros extra.
Initial approach to the entrance was disappointing, past the Bingo entrance, through a maze of parked cars and cigarette butts outside the entrance doors - but once inside there's an old-worldly charm and peacefulness. The view through reception into the bar overlooking the sea is bright and very welcoming.
Reception staff are formal and ultra "crisp" - immaculately presented with watchful supervisors which made me feel rather uncomfortable especially with the interminable tapping at keyboards to check in. I really don't like the sort of formal culture which seems to pervade so many hotel receptions that consider themselves 'superior'. But this did not detract too much from the overall enjoyment of staying here.
The old lift is just great and the room very comfortable, spacious and quiet - the bed was spectacularly perfect. I saw through into one of the sea view rooms and there's no doubt that for a longer stay they would be just about as perfect as you can get.
Food and breakfast was a bit pricey so we ate out. But drinks in the bar as the sun went down was just lovely.
WiFi worked well throughout the hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel de Londres y de Ingleterra is a luxury 4 star boutique hotel located right in front of the beach of the La Concha bay of San Sebastian - Donostia. Our beautiful location on the Basque Country coast and comfortable hotel rooms with stunning sea view makes the hotel perfect for a romantic weekend escape or relaxing summer vacation. ... more less
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