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“Pleasant stay!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gudamendi Hotel
Uppsala, Sweden
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Positive:
Nice hotel on the top of Mount Iguelda. Good-sized rooms, very clean, well
equiped bathrooms. Nice breakfast. Lovely pool, did not at all have the bad
experience other tripadvisors describe. Found the hotel to be better in
real life than on the pictures, especially the pool-area (though
dressingrooms and public toilet didn’t have the same standard as the rest
of the hotel). Beautiful surroundings, very peaceful.

Negative:
A bit far away from the town. We had a car though, and didn’t feel that the
distance was a problem.
Terrible food in the lunchcafeteria, like to send out a warning for it!
They don’t have a restaurant in the hotel, and the food is pre-cooked and
microwaved by the bartender. Don’t spend your money on it.

All and all:
I’d easily give my recommendations to stay at Gudamendi (but buy your food
elsewhere...)!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

There is no way this place can be classified as 4 star. Initial room request was ignored. It was admitted there are only 3 double beds in the hotel. Internet connection was fleeting and when operational, was poor. When we queried this, we were told by staff that the hotel's internet connection was poor. Stayed here as we booked late. Will not make the same mistake if returning to San Seb.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Scott C
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151 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

We stayed on a Friday and were lucky that there was no wedding or party. The hotel does not warn you beforehand but there is a card in the room to say there are frequently problems with noise and parking at the weekends as it is a popular destination for weddings.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

The hotel has a great location (albeit not of easiest access), with a view over the La Concha beach. We visited in April, and the 20 eur we payed per night for the sea view was for nothing as the fog covered the entire panorama (as we understand is typical in spring).

The beds were lumpy and the toilet had 2* features (sandpaper toilet paper and no shampoo for ex.). The hotel is quiet, though if you are a light sleeper, beware of the furniture scraping noises so typical of Spanish accommodation.

Too bad, as with a bit of love and attention, the hotel could be so much more.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank slickricspain
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2011

Having read the reviews, we booked the hotel with trepidation. The entry garden does appear a little neglected, but we were pleased with the room (book sea view for breath taking), the service and the location. If you want to be part of the human soup on La Concha beach, then this rural feel isn't for you. It was a great place to escape to at the end of the day. We'd recommend your own transport but you can catch a bus if you are prepared to walk 750 m to the main road. With 35 degrees (C), this is a hot option!
If you park at the amusement park to catch the funicular to the beach, be aware that the last one is 8pm. We had quite a hike up Mount Igeldo on unfriendly pedestrian roads.
We thought this was a little gem for half the price we paid for a hotel of similar quality in Nice.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank julieandsandro
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2011

Rude, unhelpful staff! Remote and few facilities! Even the mini bar was empty! When we inquired about transport into town they didn't want to help! Pool looked inviting but for some reason not in use?!?! And noise- either from staff cleaning and moving furniture during siesta, or other visitors upstairs flushing the toilet at all times of the day and night!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank bubbles135
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London
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2010

The hotel is charming with lovely views of the sea. It is quite far from the centre of town, though you can get a cab or catch the bus - which leaves every 30 mins 750m from the hotel. I would recommend hiring a car, that way you can explore the gorgeous surrounding towns, or pop across the border to France - as I did.

The rooms are of a good size, nice and clean, good sized beds and linen and with a decent bathroom - for European standards. Though if you are looking for a hotel that you'll stay in for longer than 30% of the waking hours, (especially in winter) I wouldn't recommend it, given its limited facilities. The staff are friendly. If you're a foreigner try to speak a little Spanish to them to show your respect, though in my experience most people speak English or understand enough for you to order food and wine.

Note that the hotel restaurant and pool are closed in winter. Though the bar is open late. I used the hotel as a base, (stayed 3 nights) lazy sleep-ins then into town for breakfast before going about sightseeing or day trips; return to the hotel around 6pm for a nap then into town for dinner at 830. Spain has a culture of eating late so this suits perfectly.

There is a small amusement park on the way to the hotel on the hill - I would recommend an brief visit. Entry is around 1.80 euro though the views across San Sebastian and the ocean make for wonderful sunset pictures. (No I didn't use amusement rides, but did enjoy a beer).

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Gudamendi Hotel
Address: Paseo de Gudamendi 26, 20008 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 50 Hotels in San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gudamendi Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 43
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