Hotel Palacio de Aiete
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Palacio de Aiete San Sebastián - Donostia
Modern well managed hotel with very helpful staff and great food
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We don't know how it happened. Perhaps it's to do with layered physical & psychological fatigues from the day 1. Or it's just jet lag. When I opened my eyes and checked my watch, it was already 11am! In shock, we quickly got dressed and out of the door.
In order to save time, we took a bus to the town. We had …
We had about half day to explore Bilbao. We walked towards Guggenheim Museum by checking other places on the way. Amongst cathedral & store visits and people watching, we just couldn't miss this loveliest looking cake shop. Lots of delicious looking sweets were displayed at the window. And there was even a small queue …
... a pubic washroom adjacent to a group of homeless men smoking. So we called the Pension were told that, yes, it was the correct address. It was located on a busy street, so I had to hop out of the car find the place, while Jack drove about trying to find a parking spot. The Pension is situated on the 2nd floor of an 8 storey building and is marked by a tiny nameplate on the door. After check-in, we were directed to a public parking lot a few blocks ...
... specifics. We don't expect people to read through each description, the notes are more for us to refer to later (when looking back and wondering "what WAS that?").
The leaves and the Foie under the Rain
The Foie (soo good) was made to look like any other leaves. The "rain" on the leaves was the dressing, which didn't have any oil and was an aromatized (?) spritz. The red currant "berries" bursted with flavor.
Green Broth ...
... I get a straight shooting answer from him and that our conversations are not reserved. We then make our way to the top of a hill (every city in Europe seems to have a lookout point from a hill) and take in the views of the city, its spectacular beaches and hundreds of black silhouettes trying to catch their next big wave. We head into the old town where the bars from the night before have been transformed into Pintxos (Tapas in Basque Country are called Pintxos) restaurants. ...