We stayed at Garate last Sept during the San Sebastian film festival. Pension Garate is a small family run hotel set in one of the old, grand fin-de-ciecle apartment buildings just behind the bay. We were offered a lovely en suite room with balcony and sea view. San Sebastian can be very expensive for accommodation so we found rates here to be very reasonable and great value.
Although there are no dining facilities here there are many bars and cafes right outside where you can find breakfast at low prices, all with San Seb's usual fantastic food quality.
The best thing about staying here is definitely the location. 5mins or less to walk to La Concha beach and an easy stroll to the old town or the city centre.
If you have a car the new motorway system means a short trip west to Bilbao and Santander or east to St Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz across the French border. There is a lovely fishing village called Guetaria about 20mins drive outside the city which boasts some amazing fresh fish restaurants.
Owners Mathias and Pilar could not have been more friendly and helpful, a masterclass in customer service. Highly recommended!
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- This is an example of double room superior at Pensión Gárate, Donostia - San Sebastián ... more less