Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra San Sebastián - Donostia
This is a great hotel, with a great location and prices. We had a great ocean view of the bay. The staff was extremely friendly, patient with non-Spanish speaking guests, and very helpful. Kudos!
I have just returned from a short holiday to San Sebastian with a group of friends. Based on the reviews on tripadvisor I booked this Hotel for our three night stay. We booked Ocean View rooms and they were delightful. The Hotel was very comfortable and well maintained. Although not cheap I would not question the value for money we enjoyed. The Hotel staff were very good and as for the Gin and Tonics in the Swing Bar - well why can't we get them like that in the UK?! The buffet breakfast was good value with a very wide selection of both hot and cold food. The only criticism we had was the coffee always seemed to be stewed. The Hotel is superbly located and meant that we could take a stroll every evening to a pre-booked Michelin Guide listed Restaurant! In fact once we arrived we left our vehicle in the secure garage nominated by the Receptionist. Overall, Highly recommended.
Just returned form a European honeymoon wherein we stayed 3 nights at the hotel Londres Y Inglaterra. This is a great old hotel with probably the best location in San Seb. Our double ocean view room had a large window (that you can open) that looked out on to La Concha beach and the boardwalk. The room was quiet, had good A/C, was large enough, had a nice bathroom, had immense closet space and was very clean. The staff was very friendly, accomodating and spoke great English. We really couldn't find any fault with this hotel and would definitley stay there on any future trips to San Seb. Lastly, for non-smokers, the only floor of the 6 floor hotel which is non-smoking is the 2nd. So, if being high up for the view is important to you and you are a non-smoker, you must choose between being up high or having a non-smoking room (personally, I am a non-smoker and the second floor room was beautiful, the view was great, and it wasn'ty noisy at all).
After walking around the entire city, I realized that this hotel's location was not only good, it was the best! It's steps from the sand, steps from shopping, and steps of the Old Part of the city. The rooms were clean and nice (a little older than modern, but still great) and the staff was wonderful! They were helpful, friendly, and a pleasure to deal with. I'll definitely stay here again next time I'm in San Sebastian.
We're going back again!
Much more character and warmth than the Maria Christina. A room with a view of the bay is a must! Watching people promenade below our balcony was a regular part of our day - both surrounding mountains were always visible from the balcony as well. Perfect location - walking distance to the aquarium, the old quarter, and Zona Romantica. Also, the hotel is very "kid friendly" - our children especially enjoyed the old-fashioned elevator. One negative: the staff were professional and helpful (giving directions, making restaurant reservations), but even though we stayed 26 nights, the staff did not increasingly personalize their service over that time. Still, we leave in 2 weeks to go back for another long stay at this wonderful hotel!
We stayed in a ocean view room and it was amazing. The view was breathtaking and the room was very nice. If you want to be on the beach this really is the only choice and a very good value. The staff was great and the bar is nice, great olives. Highly recommend it!
The Best Address
Great location. Be sure to get an Ocean View Room. Suggest upgrade to Parlor (suite) Room which is not much more expensive and has lots more space.. The Bar at the Londres is the place to be at the cocktail hour.
Good value - a seaview room for 125 euro a night.
The last three times I visited San Sebastian, I stayed at the 5* Westin Maria Cristina. For about 350-400 euro a night, it was worth the money.
But because of its location, it does not offer a very good view of the ocean. So this time I decided to try Hotel Londres. A room facing La Concha beach costs only 125 euro. Granted that it is only a 4* hotel.
My room wasn't so big, and the deco and amenties were no comparison to MAria Cristina. But it was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. The $$$ I saved I spent it lavishly on tapas in the Old Town close by. I think I will do the same thing next year, hopefully the weather will be just as good as this year. Don't forget to borrow an umbrella from the front desk the moment you check in - this place reminds me of Seattle or Vancouver when it rains!
On the Beach
Very pleseant place to stay. very charming. On the ebach with easy walking distance to tapas bars. Great views.
Pleasant hotel, very friendly and efficient staff. Hotel is decorated in the style as one might expect from its name as an Upper crust English seaside hotel. The Bar is very nicely fitted out with attentive bar staff, great views of the promendade. Very secure Valet Parking. Get sea views if you can. Guests tend to me more mature well healed travellers. Don't change money in the hotel as their rates are very poor ( they will admit this). Rooms,clean, well fitted but with slightly antique air conditioning. Wonderful old authentic lift ( though it has two modern ones also). Room breakfast very good.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra San Sebastián - Donostia
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We enjoyed a leisurely morning at Hotel Viura. Deborah and John enjoyed a fresh breakfast on the private deck adjoining our room. We sat and watched the swallows fly by and listened to the church bell ringing, calling the towns people to Sunday mass. There was a pleasant warm breeze coming up the hillside below our hotel. We had hot coffee with …
We departed Haro on Tuesday morning taking the scenic back route through the mountains north to San Sebastian.
San Sebastian is beautiful, even despite the very poor weather conditions: grey, wet and cold with a top temperature of 13! The Hotel de Londres, with its timeless elegance, was built in 1902 when San Sebastian was a playground …
Monday we started early with coffee and sweet bread and hit the road on the way to the mountain. I was a solid 2 hour walk up the mountain but totally worth it because the views were amazing.
After the mountain we went to the church and home of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Next we headed north to the coast and ate some "pinchos" (small 2 bite snacks) at a bar that served some really great white wine.
... and end with dinner at Café la Concha overlooking the bay at sunset.
Very often, as the day went by, I found myself stopping to look around me more than I had the past month. I spent extra time leaving over the first bridge between Gros and Parte Vieja, watching the dozens of fish flash their silver bellies as they skitter around the rocks at the bottom of the river. I turned back every twist up ...
... away, passing the beautiful coves and hundreds of sunbathers. We managed to get lost due to a failure in our technology. Dmitriy had to ask a restaurant to use their WiFi connection so he could reach the directions that had failed to save on his phone. After 30 minutes of confusion and frustration we found our Airbnb apartment. When we walked in the place seemed empty. After politely peaking onto some of the open rooms, the front door was unlocked, we found our hostess ...