Hotel Palacio de Aiete
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The morning of our departure from Salamanca the rain had returned, it did clear a little while on route to San Sebastian allowing us to have a picnic lunch on the side of the road. As we drew closer to San Sebastian however the rain came back with a vengeance. By the time we arrived in San Sebastian it was pelting down and blowing a gale therefore …
... but is now a collection of shops and cafes. Gambling on the chance that one would be able to get good coffee there we stop at Café Hegoa and enjoy a welcome cuppa. Walking on we found a pleasant place on some rocks to while away some time and enjoy the sun. It was with some regret that we left to catch the train, without incidence this time, back to St Jean.
Once we had dined and packed we couldn't resist a final tour of the harbour by night. St Jean is a very pleasant place to ...
Spanish haciendas that were so popular in Australia in the 70’s (admittedly we
did not travel any further south than Madrid, so maybe they are all there
waiting for us).
We travelled along many minor roads which had two
plusses, we got to see much more of the local villages and we avoided some of
the more ridiculous tolls. Arrived about
lunch time the following day in a seaside resort that looked to all intent as
if someone had come ...
... only walk 10 minutes to the beach, and 5 minutes to school... such an upgrade! But I really enjoy all the walking and its a great way to see and explore the city. So far, a typical day here is to go to school (a spanish intensive program) from 9am-1:30 pm, come back to my apartment for lunch, and then get to the beach by 3, stay until 6 or 7, and come back to do homework/eat and socialize with the other students.
I have been very impressed with all of ...
... Especially seeing as this was one of our most expensive accommodations, and it was by far the worst. Oh well, we knew that it was only because of Pamplona, and seeing that San Seb is only an hour away, lots of people choose to stay here. Still you would think that booking 4 months in advance would secure your place.
We went out for ice-cream to calm us down and took a walk around the beautiful beaches and boulevards of San Sebastián. This place is amazing, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
Modern well managed hotel with very helpful staff and great food
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