San Sebastian located in the north of Spain in the Basque country may not be as popular as Madrid or Barcelona but in the foodie world its the star of Spain. San Sebastian boasts of more Michelin starred restaurants per capita than any city in the world. I may be the only food blogger in the family but my cousins are also foodies as well as oenophiles or winos as I fondly call them.
My cousins chose the Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra as our home for two nights. It was our favorite hotel in our whole European trip. We paid only a little over €150 for a standard room (city view) in this hotel that had a entire beachfront behind it. Their rates are very affordable considering the hotel was a 4 star luxury hotel.
The hotel just finished with renovating all the rooms and I applaud their use of all LED lighting. Our room was pretty big by European standards.
Not much frills but we had a small refrigerator, digital safe and free wifi in the room.
I really appreciated the extra door that closed off the closet and bathroom area. Rochelle can make as much noise packing and repacking without disturbing my beauty sleep.
We both loved the huge and well lit bathroom with a separate wet area.
We had to angle the rain shower head away from the wall to take a shower. If we left it straight we needed to be plastered to the wall.
Why did I post a picture of robe hooks? Because it’s a rare sighting in European hotels. Well, the hotels we stayed in.
The robe hook came in handy with our beloved clothesline. It was only at this hotel that our clothes took forever to dry.
They continued with being ‘green’ with all paper wrapped hotel amenities.
Only the liquid toiletries were in plastic containers.
Another much needed and rare feature, tissue paper. Our hotel in Madrid and Barcelona just gave us a small packet of tissue paper.
An extra touch in the bathroom. Strange location but thoughtful of them.
Our room didn’t have a sea view but we had a big balcony.
My other cousins got the suite with sea view room. Here’s the sofa bed their kids slept on.
This was the Bar Swing restaurant just off the lobby.
This was the beach right behind the hotel. Only my niece and nephews went swimming.
Our hotel stay didn’t come with breakfast so we had our morning espresso at Chez Croissant right across the hotel.
On the first day I had the multi-cereal croissant with my espresso. It wasn’t very good.
The next day I bought multi-cereal croissant from a stall in the supermarket nearby and it was so much better. Their espresso was quite good.
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
Zubieta 2, 20007 San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa) Spain
telephone: +34 943 440770