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Hotel Palacio de Aiete
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“Quiet area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

In a quiet location. There are lots of positives about the hotel. Free parking, clean and comfortable, really good staff especially in the bar (prices at the bar for drinks are very low considering its a hotel). A taxi is only 8 euros to San Seb. The walk in is nice (20 min) but it's also easy to catch the bus. Areas to improve - the gym is tiny and there is not much in the area. If you get a discount it is worth a stay. It's an average hotel

Stayed August 2014
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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This is a very comfortable modern hotel out of the center of town. Nice staff, good breakfast. Parking readily available on the street. We walked into town and taxied back. Good sized rooms. Modern baths.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stayed at this hotel enroute to south west France. We originally booked one night online but decided we liked San Sebastian so much we booked another night directly with the hotel. Location of the hotel is a little bit out of the centre but has a nice upmarket residential feel about it. Having said that you can easily walk downhill into the centre a good 20 min to the edge of town & beach. Or there is a bus stop just round the corner.We just loved the old town & all the fantastic tapas bars. Our room was spacious & large comfy bed. Great free car parking right outside the hotel. Free wifi. Hotel staff courteous & helpful. Didn't eat in the restaurant but had a light breakfast in the lounge/bar area on day of departure.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We stayed at this hotel at a very busy holiday time in the year. The affordable price for a decent hotel was my first priority. I was disappointed. The hotel is in a quiet residential area 20 minutes away from the busy beach centre. There is a bus , G1, every 15 minutes which will take you to the beach city centre: 1.65 euros if you don't want to walk. The room was clean but the did not change the bed sheet despite throwing it on the floor to be replaced, otherwise it was a clean hotel. Buffet breakfast was good. Tried one dinner which was to a good standard. Tried the bar for watching a World Cup game. Good service. All staff were very friendly and helped you with wherever you wanted to go. Taxi was always ready in less than 5 minutes. Overall a very convenient stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Stayed here for a short break on room only basis. We were very happy with our room, it was clean and spacious. We did not eat at the hotel so cannot comment on the food. Staff were really helpful and friendly. We choose this particular hotel because they offered free car parking which was great for San Sebastian. It is in a very nice area but it is a 20min walk uphill back to the hotel which could be tiring. However buses /taxis are available. Would use this hotel again and loved San Sebastian which is well worth a visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Columbus, OH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The hotel nice but in a neighborhood away from the activities of the city. A 20 minute walk to town which was nice in good weather. The room was very clean and the staff pleasant giving great directions to town. The lobby bar was handy with decent prices. The only complaint was the shower...it took a long time to get hot water and then it switched to scalding.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

A nice hotel with a wonderful view over San Sebastian - to arrive in the town centre, a taxi costs between 8-10 euros.I was happy with all the features of the hotel especially the balcony for the sunny evenings before going out for dinner. The reception bar is also very nice and the food is of a good standard.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Palacio de Aiete

Property: Hotel Palacio de Aiete
Address: Goiko Galtzara Berri 27, 20009 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Palacio de Aiete 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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