Pension Bellas Artes

C/ Urbieta, 64, San Sebastián - Donostia, Basque, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Location

This hotel, located in the Ensanche area of San Sebastián - Donostia, is near Parte Vieja, La Perla Centro Talaso-Sport, Santa Maria del Coro, and Museo Naval.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pension Bellas Artes San Sebastián - Donostia

As wonderful as advertised.

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We booked based on previous reviews in Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. Leire and her mother Maricarmen were lovely -- welcoming and enthusiastic about San Sebastian. They went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and, as others have pointed out, gave us impeccable recommendations for pintxos and sightseeing. Leire goes far beyond the norm to ensure her clients are comfortable. The rooms were clean and comfortable and well-appointed. The Internet was down -- the router was having problems -- but Leire was able to recommend nearby hotspots so that wasn't a big issue. One evening she volunteered to keep an eye on our (not so small) children while we had a quick post-dinner drink. Altogether a wonderful experience.

A great introduction to the city

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We stayed for just one night on a quick trip through the Basque country and found the Pension - and more importantly, it's two prorietresses - to be just as great as the other reviews had promised. The mother and daughter who run the place went far out of their way to help us get oriented to the city (e.g., mapping out the best places to go for Pinxtos, helping my friend find vegetarian food in the city, etc.) and made this part of our trip feel like a true vacation. The place itself is cute - not luxurious, but prettier than we had a right to expect at the price (stone wall in the room, view out onto a picturesque street below), and totally clean, etc. Free internet was also a boon. You'd do well to stop your search and just stay here!

Non ci sono parole

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Ci siamo imbattuti in questo gioiello inaspettato durante la nostra frenetica visita a San Sebastian. Ogni aspetto della nostra vacanza č stata arricchita dal nostro breve soggiorno qua. Il comfort, la posizione e la personalitŕ della proprietaria sono tutti di prima qualitŕ. Č uno di quei posti da cui non vorresti mai andartene.

Beyond words

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we stumbled onto this unexpected gem on our whirlwind visit to San Sebastian. Every aspect of our stay was enriched by our short time here. Comfort, location and the personality of the proprietor are all top quality. one of those places you would like to keep to yourself.

Un posto fantastico

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Abbiamo soggiornato qui per 3 notti e l'abbiamo trovato adorabile. Si trova in fondo alla strada rispetto al centro cittŕ. La camera era grande. Non riuscivamo a credere che fosse un due stelle. La madre e la figlia che gestiscono il posto sono due bellissime persone. Non ho trovato alcun difetto in questo hotel.

Great place to stay

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Stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. It's located just down the road from the city centre. The room we had was a grand size. Can't believe it's a two star. The mother and daughter running are two of the nicest people you could meet. Couldn't fault the place.

Lovely pension and wonderful hospitality

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When checking in the Pension, I felt that I might stay at the designer Hotel. Room is very clean and has cozy atmosphere. This pension is not only to sleep but also to relax. This pension has 2 star formally, but I want to give 3 or 4 star. It is managed by daughter (Laire) and mother, and they are very kind. Especially Laire speaks English frequently, and she can give various advice of a recommended restaurant or tourist attraction in San Sebastian. It is located in a center of town and 7 min walk from railway station.

Very Nice

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This Daughter and Mom run Pension is a home away from home, they make you feel like your part of the family. The Pension is very clean and affortable for the budget mined travelers. Its a few blocks from the beach and the downtown shops, but this is not a problem for most travelers if the place is as nice as stated. We spent 2 days at the Pension and the 10 rooms she rents out where all full, so book well in advance of traveling to this location. They have a small kitchen that you can use if you so like.

Excellent service, friendly environment, wonderful surprise!

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Mother and daughter manage this small pension, which offers comfortable and cosy rooms, with carefully selected bed covers and fresh flowers in every room. The rooms are so clean that you forget you are in a pension. The two wonderful ladies (the daughter speaks fluent english) immediately make you feel as if you are part of the family. We had been on the road for almost a month across Europe and we didn't feel so welcome in any other place! They literally take personal care of every customer and give the best tips for restaurants & sightseeing for their elegant basque capital as well as the whole region. I would recommend this pension to anyone. Keep in mind that breakfast is not available, but there are cafes you may chose nearby.

Christianna & Tassos

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Great Pension!

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A friend and I stayed at the Pension Bellas-Artes for 4 nights on a recent trip to San Sebastian. I would highly recommend it for budget to mid-range travelers. The pension is small (under 10 rooms) and so is very personable. Each room is very clean, nicely decorated and has its own private bathroom. It is in a great location - 1 block from the train station, a 10 min. walk to the bus station and an easy 15 min. walk to the beach. The owner, Leire (who is fluent in English), is fabulous and was great help planning excursions, choosing restaurants and going shopping! She really went out of her way to make our trip enjoyable. Some other selling points are that there is a public computer with Internet access, a small kitchenette, and an elevator.

San Sebastian accommodations are pricey in general because it is a popular tourist destination, especially in the summer. But, for Sanse this place is a great, affordable find and good for a range of travelers (while we were there there were backpackers, older couples, couples with children, and a famous Spanish dancer!). My only complaint is that the pension is on a main street, so the rooms facing the street can get loud. If noise is an issue for you, request one of the 2 inside rooms or bring earplugs and you'll be fine:)

TripAdvisor Reviews Pension Bellas Artes San Sebastián - Donostia

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Travel Blogs from San Sebastián - Donostia

Tonight

A travel blog entry by jance55 on Sep 11, 2014

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We will see bull running and fireworks as part of a festival. We are also touring the town and being guests in a members only private gastronomic society or txoko. Members are mostly men with a shared interest in cooking creative meals for their guests. Women were banned but now welcome to dine with the men. This ought to be a great ...

Back to Spain - San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by travelmaniax on Aug 05, 2014

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... the food place, we only went out for dinner once, since we could never get anywhere, because we had no car.

Another one of the days, we went to an Aquarium, which my dad’s friend Dave built about 15 years ago, which was amazing, because it was built into a cliffside. At the start of the museum, there wasn’t any fish, just models of boat and things like that. The models were incredibly detailed, they were amazing. In that section ...

Leaving old England we cares about

A travel blog entry by stephandmarty on Jul 31, 2014

... a fight you can't finish) and enjoyed the unfolding of the festivities which included dancing (proper Spanish), parades and of course more drinking and throwing of sangria. Our other cool sights were the running of the firework bull, which is basically a kids version where they run away from a man with a bull and fireworks strapped to him - probably good preparation for them...and nightly firework shows. We watched them all 3 nights and were easily ...

Its all in the name of research

A travel blog entry by jojotravels on Oct 30, 2011

6 comments, 11 photos

... to speak slowly and even lets the odd English word creep in - not so Angel, who speaks at the rate of knots and brooks nothing but Spanish no matter how desperate you look!!! He is only getting away with it because he is dishy. As predicted by Angel, Damiano understands everything but continures to speak in Italian all the while, while Cathy who ´has never studied Spŕnish before´ is practically fluent!! She was heard using the past tense on Friday and we haven´t done that yet!! ...

Beautiful San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by travelgoddess on Jul 15, 2010

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I woke up thinking that it wouldn't be a hot day since the weather looked overcast out the bedroom window. Thanks to Vanessa and Aitor, we were able to sleep on their air matress for the night. We headed out for some morning breakfast at a cafe near the cathedral and ate some croissants. Then we walked to the old part of San Sebastian and visited the information centre. Then we watched the waves crashing along the sea wall of La Concha (the ...