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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
5 out of 5
Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£205
per night
3 Nov-4 Nov
4.8/5Exceptional! (492 reviews)

"We had an upgrade to a beautiful suite with a large outdoor patio overlooking the bay and the river in San Sebastian. We had breakfast on an outdoor patio - a fantastic buffet."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2019

Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Hotel Akelarre
5 out of 5
Padre Orcolaga, 56, San Sebastian
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£286
per night
7 Nov-8 Nov
4.8/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
Beautiful views and sumptuous luxury

"The most beautiful hotel on the coast, incredible views, and a great spa. I was only here for 2 nights, though I booked 3, only because a small airline cancelled. I wish I’d had 3! Akelare is gorgeous, it’s pure luxury. It’s a bonafide honeymoon or anniversary place."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov 2018

Hotel Akelarre
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Pocket Guide: 5 Stars Hotels in San Sebastian

5 Star Hotels in San Sebastian

San Sebastian combines all the pleasures of the coast with centuries of history, making it a great place for a stay in a five-star hotel. Take a leisurely wander through the narrow streets of the old town, Casco Viejo, which has everything from 16th-century Gothic to playful Belle Epoque architecture.

Indulge yourself with a stay in a San Sebastian five-star hotel with easy access to the beach, and you’ll have top-notch views of the coast from the privacy of your hotel balcony.

Beaches in San Sebastian

Relax on the soft sands of Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian’s main beach. Join the locals as they stroll along the seafront promenade past grand hotels, then pop in for some cava in an elegant cafe. Get your five-star hotel to charter a private boat to take you to the tiny Isla de Santa Clara, a rocky island with a charming beach.

Enjoy a five-star experience by booking a one-to-one surf lesson with one of San Sebastian’s top surfers at the surf school in Playa de la Zurriola just to the east of the old town.

San Sebastian for Festival Lovers

San Sebastian’s packed festival calendar starts in January with a bash celebrating its patron saint and namesake. Summertime brings the Jazz Festival and Spain’s oldest music festival – San Sebastian Musical Fortnight – in July and the Semana Grande week-long extravaganza in August.

Visit San Sebastian in September and you’ll be in time for the San Sebastian Film Festival. There’s plenty more fun at other times of the year, especially during February carnival and the Semana Santa holy week festivities at Easter.

Dining in San Sebastian

Some of Spain’s most creative cuisine is in San Sebastian’s many Michelin-starred restaurants. Treat yourself to an evening of innovative fine dining that makes the most of fresh local seafood including spider crabs and anchovies.

On a less formal note, pintxos – the Basque version of tapas – are a fundamental part of the San Sebastian food scene. Stop for a bite or three in one of Casco Viejo’s rustic bars and wash down these tasty nibbles with local cider before heading back for a luxurious sleep in your five-star San Sebastian hotel.

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