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“Very good penison in a fab location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Aldamar

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Pension Aldamar
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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“Very good penison in a fab location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

We booked via Agoda who failed to pass on our request for a double room, so we ended up with a twin room on our honeymoon at this pension, which was a little disappointing. I would suggest confirming exactly what type of room you are receiving with the pension directly when you book, as they advertise their availability as "double OR twin" room, so even if you request a certain type of room you may not end up with what you want. They only have four double rooms from our understanding.

On the positive side, they were very apologetic about the stuff-up and offered a bottle of sparkling wine.

The pension is location directly in between La Concha and Zurriola beaches and just on the edge of the Parte Veja. Extremely convenient location close to plenty of restaurant and shops.

The room looked as though it has recently been refurbished, and the bathroom was quite new and comfortable to use, but some bathroom hooks would be appreciated to hang towels.

Overall I would definitely recommend this pension. Very high quality and unbeatable location.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

Spent two very noisy nights at Pension Aldamar. Very good location but the rooms are warm so you must sleep with the window open and thus the noise!! Clean room and a friendly staff but not necessarily overly helpful. The beach is a short walk away which is nice but you do have to walk about 7-8 minutes to grab a taxi as none are around the front of the building.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

We booked this room at the last minute and got a great price, especially being in such a central part of San Sebastian. Conchie and Josu, who run it, were both very helpful and friendly, especially when I arrived a few hours earlier than the friend who booked the hotel. It was not a problem for them and checked me in, which saved waiting around for my friend to arrive!
The street door to the hotel was difficult to find but other than that the location is 100%. Located in a central part of town and a short walk from the beach, you really couldn't ask for a better location. Its about 10 minutes walk from the bus station, if arriving from Bilbao.
The rooms were a good size with comfortable beds and good size bathroom, and even a mini bar which is free until it is refilled. Definitely great value for the price paid.
When I return to Bilbao, I will definitely book this hotel again.

Room Tip: We were in room 6 which looked down the main street looking towards La Conchia beach and was a great...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

The city is awsome, good gastronomy and a great nightlife and the Pension Aldemar is beautiful, for sure the best place to stay in San Sebastian, very good located near all the cool places. Very clean and organized. And the staff are the best, very helpfully and friendly. I would definetly come back and recomend this place.

Room Tip: All the rooms are really good.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

The rooms are very modern and the location could not be beaten; right next to the old town and also very close to the ocean promenade and biking trail. Joshua the person who runs the place could not have been nicer and more helpful. The only caveat is that the rooms do not have air conditioning; it wasn't a problem for us because we were there in the fall, but keep in mid when booking during warmer months.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Temple City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

What a great little place to stay. The staff--Josu and Conche- were amazing. The location is excellent and close to all the action of the historical city and walking distance to the beaches. My husband and I walked all the way to the palace and to the beaches in the evening. Our room was clean and cozy. Who stays in their room when they are in San Sebastián anyway! Thank you Conche and Josu for taking care of us on this spectacular trip thru Basque Country. We look forward to seeing you both again next year.

Room Tip: Ask for the room the faces the Main Street for a great view of the city.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

This pension is acceptable, yet in general hotels in San Sebastian are not value for money. Unless you have a specific desire or reason to stay in San Sebastian, recommend staying outside the city, or somewhere equally as nice, such as Santander.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pension Aldamar
Address: 2nd Aldamar Street | first floor, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Pension Aldamar 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique guest house was completely renovated in February 2015, it has 10 fully equipped, top quality rooms to guarantee the very best rest. Its central location close to the city’s main sights places them all within easy walking distance. The historical pintxo bars, icons of exquisite local cuisine, are just a few metres from the guest house, as are the Zurriola and the Concha beaches, the Kursaal Convention Centre, the San Telmo Museum and the aquarium. A service based on continuous improvement and personal attention in backed by more than 15 years of experience along with our close, friendly treatment. Make yourself at home; let us help you to make your stay in Donosti unforgettable. Ongi etorri! ... more   less 
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