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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Albret

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Hotel Albret
Ranked #15 of 37 Hotels in Pamplona
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

We were not troubled by the location as there is a regular no.12 bus into the old part of Pamplona,but we were greeted so rudely by the man in charge of the front desk when we arrived,that unfortunately that coloured our impression of the hotel.He was not helpful,did not want to answer any of our questions eg where to eat and what to see and had a huge loud fight in front of us,with another staff member.
Our room was spotlessly clean and the bathroom excellent and the breakfast very good.
Our air conditioner was broken and,despite 14 degrees outside,we were cooking and unable to sleep in our room.Calls to the front desk said nothing could be done.
I have never written a negative report before and this hotel must be better than our experience,but we would never stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

The hotel had everything we needed for a Spanish hotel including decent food in the cafeteria. However, it is a good trek to the city center. If you are here for the Festvial San Fermin it is about a 30-minute walk to the festivities or a 10-euro cab ride.

The place will book up for the Festival despite it's far distance. If you want a place with little noise and not too far from the train station, it will fit your needs. If you don't mind noise and want to party to the early hours, you would be better off getting some place closer to the action.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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269 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

We stayed here during San Fermin and would recommend it. It's about a 30 minute walk to the festival activities and even shorter via bus 12. Very clean, it has one of the most outstanding breakfast buffets you will ever find (though it is pretty pricey). Free WiFi services are available, but are not very reliable (like much of Spain).

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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Malta
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20 reviews
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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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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
35 hotel reviews
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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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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