Approaching on the narrow, curvy road into the village of Comillas, one easily could dismiss the Hotel Josein as a concrete bunker. You don’t realize that the hotel is hanging over the lovely beach until you look through the small lobby, which has windows opening to a splendid view of the rugged Cantabrian coast. Contemplate the privileged location overlooking the beach and wonder about how the building appears to hang from the cliff that protects the sand below.
The Josein is a two star hotel, as it does not offer many amenities of higher rated lodgings. There is no doorman, the receptionist doubles as bartender in the attached restaurant, and the rooms are basic: twin beds, minimal furnishings and decorations, no in-room safe, basic bathroom, and towels. Nonetheless, it is a lovely place to stay. The hotel does offer complementary wi-fi, with decent network speed. The rooms and common areas are absolutely clean, and you’ll sleep to the sound of the surf crashing against the beach. When the skies clear (not an every day ocurrance on Spain’s northern coast), you’ll walk right down the hotel steps to the sand.
We found the staff members to be courteous and generally efficient. Our check in and check out were accomplished quickly, and the breakfast servers managed a smile to wish us good morning. We also enjoyed a nice lunch at the restaurant, which was a good value in spite of being slightly more expensive that other places in the village. The homemade desserts may be worth the expense. The clear advantage here is the location and the view. The center of Comillas, with numerous cafés, bars, and restaurants, is a ten-minute walk over the hill, on a pedestrian path that will be clear of traffic once you cross the road. You’ll enjoy wonderful views of the coast both coming and going.
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- Also Known As:
- Josein Hotel Comillas