My husband and I stayed 11 nights at the Hotel San Fermin in late June 2014. We booked a fantastic deal on the Internet and expected this to be a very basic 3 star hotel.
On arrival check in was very efficient. Our room was fine for our needs. Plenty of space, lovely new bathroom and a balcony with good views over towards the Marina.
The food at the hotel was quite basic but suited us. We are both vegetarian and there was usually enough to eat at mealtimes. Breakfast was very good, however the evening meal was quite restrictive & by this tiem the bread rolls were often quite hard. Salads, pasta, meat and fish dish and pizza and Spanish Omelette. Drinks prices were very reasonable. The head waiter was very friendly and welcoming. All waiting staff were very efficient and did their job professionally.
The pool area was fine - Much better looking than the Bali next door....nice grassy area but beware of the ants and flies! There is a 2 Euro charge for a sun lounger but it avoided the pool area from becoming very cluttered and meant there was less of the towel reservations going on. However 2 hours lying on grass was enough for us!!
The reception staff, bar staff and domestic staff were all very friendly and helpful, In fact the best I've ever experienced in a hotel & they are a credit to the hotel itself. Bar prices were reasonable & we can recommend the 3.50 Euro Mojito cocktail offer.
There were quite a few groups of children/teenagers during our stay & on the whole they were well behaved, but did take over the pool area somewhat. However at mealtimes we thought they were all very good - there was no shouting or noise at all.
We had a few teething problems in our room but these were rectified very quickly. Our balcony door wouldn't open on our first day....fixed in 30 mins. Our air conditioning unit leaked one evening - again fixed in about 30 minutes, problem solved.
All in all a basic hotel, does what it say on the tin, but the fabulous location,near the Marina & Bonanza Square & the friendly staff more than made up for any shortcomings of the food and the basic facilities (of which all communal facilities were spotlessly clean)
On our final day we were allowed an extra meal before we left the resort as we'd arrived very late on our day of arrival. We thought this was a nice touch.
I'd definitely return to the San Fermin again as it is a great base, but I'd probably only stay for a week. I'd recommend this hotel to others visiting the area, but please re-consider a hotel on the seafront itself if uo have mobility problems - the pavements leading to the hotel are quite narrow and Cardiac hill is a bit of a steep climb (no problem for us, but hard going in the heat of the day).
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