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Last updated: 27 February, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Housed in a beautiful 19th-century ‘British-style’  villa in the lively San Sebastian suburb of Gros, this 25-room hotel set back in gardens is a wonderfully tranquil base for visiting Spain’s foodie city.

It’s within striking distance of the old town – a 20-minute walk or five-minute bike ride away – and the city’s legendary three-Michelin-starred restaurant Arzak is a few minutes’ stroll.

Hardwood floors, oak panelling, antiques and blazing log fires make it cosy all year round, and the free garage parking is a rare bonus in San Sebastian.

Enjoy breakfast on fine china or a snack and glass of Rioja in the bar or on the terrace, and there are free bikes to borrow for exploring.

If you have kids in tow or a car to park – or simply want to avoid the bustle – this hideaway feels apart from, but still connected to, the city.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
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

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San Sebastian’s best food & drink

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[2 miles]

Our summary of the typical foods, ingredients and flavours, cooking styles, dining scene and best foodie experiences in San Sebastian.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free | Any

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Getaria Wine Region

Getaria, Basque Country, Spain[20.3 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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Navarra, Spain[62.7 miles]

The famous pass in the Pyrenees where the Camino enters Spain has a fascinating church and museum of the pilgrimage.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Interior photo of a counter filled with tasty tapas

Bar Bergara

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[0.8 miles]

Located just over the river in Gros, this bar has won prizes for its exquisite nibbles. You can make a meal of them (there’s a set menu) at one of the tables.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[1.1 miles]

San Sebastian’s world-famous three-Michelin-star restaurant (since 1989!), run by Juan Mari Arzak and his daughter Elena Arzak, who won the prize for the world’s best female chef in 2012. There cellar holds some 100,000 bottles of wine.

Best for ages: 18+ | £40

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

San Martin Market

San Sebastian, Basque Country, Spain[1.6 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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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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