The Basque city of San Sebastian on Spain's northern coast is a delightful town with stunning natural surroundings. The city is also famed for its gastronomic delights, with the town boasting numerous Michelin starred restaurants, friendly tapas bars and world class fresh produce. This makes the city perfect for a weekend break, sampling the food of the town and the unrivalled countryside nearby. And a great place to stay when in San Sebastian is the historic old town. Here's a look at some of the best hotels in San Sebastian old town, the most charming district of the city.
Right on the water by the mouth of the river is the Parma Hotel, a modern hotel with views across the sea. The hotel is within walking distance of the modern convention centre and just steps away from the best the old town has to offer. Double rooms at this hotel start from around £55 per night.
For an authentic and historic Basque experience the Pension Edorta sits down a shaded Baroque street in the heart of the old town just moments from Calle Mayor. This hotel offers rooms from as little as £26 a night, and rooms feature exposed brickwork, wooden beams and an old world feel. Yet rooms also come with high speed internet, satellite television and central heating, so that the conveniences of the modern world are never too far away.
A more luxurious experience can be had at the Hotel Maria Cristina just yards from the Old Town. This palatial and ornate hotel has rooms starting at £220 per night. The hotel boasts three restaurants, including a well-regarded Vietnamese eatery, and one of the finest, most exclusive bars in the city, the Gritti Lounge. Rooms are furnished in a classic Queen Anne style, and come with 24 hour room service, air conditioning and spacious living space. That's our guide to the best hotels in San Sebastian old town.
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