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Last updated: 29 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Pamplona’s grand dame opened in 1881, and has hosted every celebrity to the city since. Rooms are classically elegant and extremely comfortable, decked out in a mix of contemporary and antique design, (top choices are the Hemingway or Royal Family suite).

All have views over the Plaza del Castilla (party central) or Estafeta Street (where the bulls run) which make grabbing one during the fiesta almost impossible. There’s a gourmet restaurant, guided visits to the Hemingway-themed room and superb staff. If you can swing it, there’s no better base for enjoying all Pamplona has to offer.

Surrounding area

Located in the heart of the picturesque old town, the Casca Vieja, the hotel overlooks lively Plaza del Castilla, the historic drawing room of Pamplona, where much of the action happens during the San Fermin festival but also throughout the year.

All the sights, and scores of restaurants and bars are in walking distance; traffic is banned from the historic centre, but you can park in front of the hotel and use their valet parking.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

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Cafe Iruna

Cafe Iruna

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For Hemingway fans, a drink in his beloved Cafe Iruna on main Plaza del Castillo is a must; he’s still there in spirit, with his statue jauntily holding up the bar. It’s a charismatic old bar (founded 1888), with lovely views over the square, but a magnet for tourists.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Pamplona Cathedral

Pamplona Cathedral

Pamplona, Navarra, Spain[0.2 miles]

A soaring Gothic cathedral famed for its elegant cloister and 15th-century alabaster tomb of Carlos III of Navarra, a former king of Navarra. Climb the bell tower and stop by the small museum housing religious treasures.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Museo de Navarra in Pamplona, Navarre. The facade has been preserved from the 16th century

Navarra Museum

Pamplona, Navarra, Spain[0.4 miles]

The four-storey museum, housed in an old, 16th-century hospital, is home to regional artworks from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It’s packed with gems, including Roman mosaics, Romanesque sculpture, Gothic murals, and a portrait by Goya.

Best for ages: 18+ | £2

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Navarra, Spain

A vibrant Basque city on the Camino de Santiago, home to Spain’s most famous festival (San Fermin), a gorgeous cathedral and a lively bar and tapas scene.

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