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Barcelo Costa Vasca
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“Good location, modern”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

The hotel is located in a nice quiet upscale neighborhood about 20 minute walk to the town centre. It is modern, the rooms are very nice, clean and chic...The front desk staff are not friendly, or particularly helpful. Not too many smiles. But I think the location and room quality make this worth a stay for a night or two.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back facing the hills...quiet and private...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

You can hear everything in the room. Especially people closing and opening their doors. Would not stay in this hotel again as the sleep is interrupted due to the rooms not having any sound proofing. The picture of the room advertised was shown bigger then what it really is.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Stopped overnight en route to Southern Spain. Welcome was quite formal. Room was very large and comfortable, Bar/lounge provided very good snacks and drinks in nice surroundings. Free wi-fi throughout hotel. Parking was a bit steep at 15 euros per day. Beach is a ten minute walk down a fairly steep hill, Another 10/15 minute pleasant walk along a promenade by the sea takes you into San Sebastian where you will find lots tapas bars and restaurants through lovely old streets. Hotel is a bit of a distance from the Town but I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Whilst this hotel is a bit out of the main town a 25 minute walk will get you to the centre, the added benefit of walking to the centre is that you can experience the local bars at the bottom of the hill, good value, good quality and very local just what you want from a city break.

The hotel itself is fairly new and the rooms and bar reflect this, whilst we were there the weather was so bad that we could not use the outdoor pool which looked excellent. The spa is a different experience, we had the massage for a couple and it was OK.

The breakfast is excellent and lends itself to a break that include sampling the local Pincho's in the late afternoon. Good choice, quality product and plenty of it.

Would definitely look to going back, easy 4 star.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

People who work here really need to smile more and be more serviceminded!
You guys couldnt even make a Pizza Margerita right...
Location is ok, a bus stop is just down the road.

But San Sebastian was beautiful !

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

This a modern style hotel with bright colours and open areas . It is around 20 mins walk from the
Bar areas of the town but much cheaper than the central hotels at 95 Euros excluding breakfast .
Rooms are clean and bright and the bar/ restaurant is friendly and it is popular with
Camino walkers .
One criticism is that we found it noisy in the morning . Staff were friendly and spoke English.

Room Tip: I would recommend rooms on the sea side of the hotel .away from the elevators
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

I stayed one night at Barcelo Costa Vasco in May 2013, and had a very pleasant stay. The hotel is located around 30 minutes brisk walk from the old town, but it is easy parking nearby if you fancy driving down. A lot of the hotels in the same price class as Barcelo seem to be equally “far” away.
My room was large, spotlessly clean and very chic and modern. The bed was comfortable and had one of the best mattresses I have had in Spain. The bathroom had a bathtub, and the awkward bathroom doors found in many Barcelo hotels. To the designer: No, it is not especially nice to hear, and partly see, everything that is going on in the bathroom. Another problem was the temperature; when I arrived it was 16,5 degrees and it took several hours before it reached 19 degrees. Otherwise the room was very functional, and even had free WiFi (on hotels.com it is said to be able only in the reception area). I had a balcony facing the back of the hotel, and even with an open window I could barely hear any traffic.

The receptionists were all helpful and smiling, and gladly answered questions. It was possible to buy the breakfast for EUR 17 per person – extremely overpriced when you consider the price of the hotel alone (around EUR 85).

You can park for EUR 15 per day outside the hotel or in their underground parking. The hotel is located in a quiet and nice neighborhood, but it did not seem possible to park on the streets nearby.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Barcelo Costa Vasca
Address: 15 Avenida Pio Baroja, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#4 Green Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#6 Business Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#7 Romantic Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
#10 Family Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
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Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Costa Vasca 4*
Number of rooms: 203
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