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Last updated: 10 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

This hotel, set right beside northern Spain’s most fashionable beach, is a reasonably-priced, family-run treasure in San Sebastian, near enough to the sea to hear the waves.

The key here is simple grandmotherly charm, down to the old-fashioned lift: the rooms are bright, and nearly half enjoy a spectacular view over La Concha bay, on a lively, bustling seafront promenade lined with swanky shops and bars.

The bar-restaurant has a convivial waterfront terrace, where delicious breakfasts are served each morning.

There’s a small garage that fills up fast; if you’re driving, it’s essential to book a spot and finding parking anywhere nearby is tough.

Niza is an easy walk to the city’s main sights and renowned pintxo bars, and guests can borrow bikes if they want to go any further.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: Onsite
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: 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

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Getaria Wine Region

Getaria, Basque Country, Spain[18.2 miles]

A delightful fishing village with pretty architecture, food, beaches and superb wine – and it’s largely undiscovered by tourists.

Best for ages: Any | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Spanish ham hanging on a stall in the Boqueria market in Barcelona.

San Martin Market

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[0.5 miles]

San Sebastian’s central market, just in from La Concha bay, opened its doors in 1884, and underwent a complete transformation in 2006; along with traditional food stalls, San Martin now hosts concerts and cultural events.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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external facade and entrance of the museum

San Sebastian Aquarium

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[0.9 miles]

Dedicated to fascinating underwater life in the Bay of Biscay, San Sebastian’s aquarium boasts a walk through 360-degree tunnel.

Best for ages: Any | £11

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San Telmo Museum

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[1.1 miles]

San Sebastian’s delightful museum offers insights into the unique Basque culture, plus extraordinary murals by Jose Maria Sert.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

small amusement park with castle tower behind on the mount summit, views of sea behind

Monte Igueldo Theme Park [& cable car]

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[1.5 miles]

Ride the cable car up San Sebastian’s Monte Igueldo for superb panoramic views of the bay from the summit (head to Bar Danontzat). At the top, you’ll also find the historic Monte Igueldo amusement park, a charming, old-fashioned funfair with some inevitably enjoyable rides.

Best for ages: 6+ | £3

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