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“Excellent 3* Hotel”
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Hotel Albret
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Pamplona
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Malta
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“Excellent 3* Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

The hotel's location is excellent - a few minutes away from the centre but in a quiet area. Parking our rented car was not a problem. We could have used hotel's garage. However we opted to park it in the parking spaces outside the hotel. The receptionists were welcoming and extremely helpful. The room has well sized and spotless, with a large TV, A/C and minibar. The TV channel lineup was rather disappointing as only four channels were on offer. But who would stay in when there's so much to do in Pamplona? Wifi was available in the lobby and hotel room for free and the wifi strength was excellent. The hotel cafeteria made a mean cafe con leche. However, we opted to explore other cafeterias in the area for breakfast and were never disappointed. There are a couple of parks near the hotel should one feel like an evening stroll. This hotel is a keeper!

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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

I've stayed here each of the last two years for the San Fermin and will stay here again. Very clean, American style hotel rooms, air conditioning, great bathroom. Very nice - it is a good 20-30min walk down to the city centre and that is something to think about for the morning encierro, but it is very quiet and a great staging point to enjoy the festival.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, BC
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Great accommodations.. Just down the hill from the festival.. Buses run every 10 minutes, and stop 40 meters from the front door... The Albret has an outstanding restaurant with reasonable prices, even at the time of the festival of San Fermin.. This is my fourth stay at the Albret, and I can't say enough good things about it.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

Myself and 2 friends stayed at this hotel for 4 nights during the San Fermin Festival and the Running of the Bulls. The hotel was good, although it is about a 1.5 mile (30 minute) walk from the old section of Pamplona.

THE GOOD:
-Rooms: Clean, modern
-Cleanliness: Everything was spotless as near as I could tell
-Staff: Not all of them were fluent in English, but this is Spain, so you should be used to that. Regardless, the staff were very nice and accommodating of my lackluster Spanish
-Breakfast: Varied and filling, although about 11 EUR per person per morning (was NOT included when I booked through Expedia)
-Sleep: Comfortable beds, blackout curtains, cold A/C. What more do you want?
-Maps: Just a little thing, but helpful-- they had very informative and free maps in the lobby to take with you

THE MEDIOCRE:
-Internet: It was SLOOOOW in the lobby and did NOT work at all on the 6th floor. That being said, it was free, albeit frustrating at times.
-Location: It was a doable walk into town with only 2 or 3 turns, but walking it a few times a day got old very fast.

THE BAD:
-Nothing. The location would be bad if you aren't prepared to walk, but you should be able to catch a nearby bus or taxi.


Hopefully the internet issue is soon resolved-- otherwise, except for the walk, this was a great hotel. No other complaints.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I thought this hotel was great! It rooms are beautifully laid out and the staff is kind and accommodating. It is also very quiet at night so that you can get a good sleep. The hotel has a nice cafe and a continental style breakfast. However, if you are traveling to Pamplona for the San Fermin festival you may find it to be a bit out of the way. I found it hard to navigate my way back to the hotel from the city center.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Orem, Utah
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43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We picked this hotel because it was out of "party central" during the running of the bulls. A little too far out, it was a 30 minute walk. I would pick to stay at Tres Reyes if you want to be closer. It was clean and spacious, beds were a little hard. It was part of our package with SPYNS tour company, I would definitely use them in the future. Spyns was the way to go!!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

Stayed here in July 2011 during San Fermin. Very nice American-style hotel with spacious rooms. It's in a newer "suburban" part of town, and not really close to the action. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance, however. The bus runs to the San Fermin festival, which is around a 10 minute ride. Only problem was trying to find the correct bus to take back to the hotel. One night, by the time we were ready to leave the festival, the bus lines had already shut down. Luckily there were a group of ladies who found our lack of Spanish amusing, and after playing charades trying to tell them where we were going, they accompanied us on the long walk back to the hotel in the middle of the night. So if you stay here, make sure you don't miss the bus back!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Albret
Address: Calle Ermitagana 3, 31008, Pamplona, Spain
Region: Spain > Navarra > Pamplona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Pamplona
#11 Luxury Hotel in Pamplona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Albret 4*
Number of rooms: 110
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