San Sebastian, a city guide

Experience some of the best food on the planet from the world-renowned chefs who have made their home in this city. The oldest district of the city, known as the Parte Vieja, features high-end places to shop and excellent places to sip a glass of wine paired with the delicious local cuisine.



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Best Hotel in San Sebastian


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Hotel Facilities

General Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Allergy-free room
  • Bridal suite
  • Car hire
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Room Service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Soundproof rooms
  • VIP room facilities
Activity Facilities
  • Bicycle Rental (Additional charge)
  • Library
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Pets not allowed
Padre Orkolaga Ibilbidea, 56, 20008 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
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Awesome Restaurants
in San Sebastian

Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.



Located in a farmhouse a short drive from San Sebastian, this Michelin-starred restaurant is well worth the trip from the city.

Budget $$$$

Martin Berasategui


Another Michelin-starred affair, this too is outside the city but again rewards the effort. Inventive and delicious food is served for diners with a refined palate.

Budget $$$$



The restaurant at the Hotel Akelarre is the place to try the food of award-winning Spanish chef Pedro Subijana.

Budget $$$$



The freshest ingredients, from the local markets and fishermen's nets, are used at this restaurant which promises a liberal dash of Basque spirit in every dish.

Budget $$$$



This very special place offers a tasting menu of 20 courses – several of them, served in the gardens. The playful, fun approach to dining is matched only by the quality of the food.

Budget $$$$

Top Activities
in San Sebastian


Miramar Palace

Royal palace built at the end of the 19th century overlooking La Concha bay.

Playa de la Concha

Some describe this as the most beautiful city beach in Europe; this centrally located strip of sand draws a crowd, particularly in summer.

Urgull Hill

This is a good choice for a hike as the views from the top overlooking the old town of San Sebastian and the sea are superb. Historic military structures complete the picture.

Best Shops
in San Sebastian


Beltza Records

Vinyl is enjoying something of a resurgence and this popular music store is the place to look for something to add to your collection.

Cállate la Boca

This stylish store is the place to go if you're looking for a souvenir T-shirt or sweatshirt.


This gift store, named after a traditional woodwind instrument, has been selling artisan products and local clothing since 1939. Must-buys include beautiful Basque textiles.

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Discover San Sebastian in one of Mundana's Itineraries, getting the most out of your trip.

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