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Parador de Hondarribia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very interesting and pleasent hotel. Hondarribia village is a very interesting and pretty place. I do recommend a longuer stay so one can enjoy the sinery and visit the town and other places to go. Breakfast buffet was delicilicious.

We have stayed in many Paradors and this one is by far the nicest one. It is beautifully situated at the top of a hill in a very cute village. The standard of installations and service of the hotel was excellent. Unfortunately there is no restaurant for dinner, but we had a drink enjoying the sunset on the terrace. The restoration of the building is faultless and our room was amazing. The kids really felt like we were in a castle. We went for Tapas in the village every evening to the pedestrianised calle de san Pedro. Amazing gourmet pinxtos at restaurante Gran Sol.

Having stayed in* or visited the Parador de Salamanca, Parador de Cuenca, Parador de Santillana*, Parador de Fuente De, Parador de Baiona* and the Parador Santiago de Compostela* we can say with confidence that Parador de Hondarribia* ranks well with the best of them. The rooms are large and well appointed, the staff is efficient and friendly, the views looking toward France are terrific and it is all an excellent value. Also, Hondarribia is a charming town with an excellent selection of pintos bars and high end restaurants, beaches and an airport providing direct flights to Madrid and Barcelona.

The parador is located in the old town on a hill with a lovely view. There was nothing wrong with it, Clean, good service, excellent breakfast, no problems with the WiFi. But the price was far too high especially compared to other paradores. And then you had to pay extra for parking, located at the hotel yard. No English speaking TV channels. You have to know Spanish or bring a good book.

Hondarribia is a fascinating town. There are two parts, the old town at the top of the hill and a newer very lively port area(especially on a Saturday), both worth exploring. The Parador is in the old castle at the top and the public rooms are full of history. There was parking available at the Parador which was worth paying for. No restaurant although they had an arrangement with an interesting looking restaurant near by. We chose the Taberna across the square which was excellent. There was a terrace bar with fantastic views across the bay which was a pleasant place to sit. However there was only one small bar which was open to the public and getting served on the terrace was not easy. We opted for a superior room which had a fabulous view over the bay but no balcony. The room itself was disappointing, functional and small, you would not have known you were in a castle. As the cost was 291 euros B&B we did not feel like upgrading to a suite which does look amazing in the pictures. We did not feel that this Parador represented good value for money and although we liked the location we would look for another hotel next time.

The staff were efficient but not friendly. We did not receive our complimentary breakfast as I had prepaid on booking and the staff were unable to make a refund....Neither were we offered a complimentary drink.

It is an old and historic building with comfortable rooms, a great view and very interesting ornaments and historical aspects in various guest areas. It is however, in our view, pretty expensive unless there is a deal going. The people at reception and elsewhere were not rude but seemed harried and distracted. It meant that it was sometimes quite a while before they were available to speak to. Also, We were not told that breakfast was included in our room rate, and not told that in the morning when we asked if there was anything available on the terrace with its great views. Breakfast appeared separately on our bill and when we said we hadn't had it , were told it was part of the room rate, and would still be charged for. It was not an enormous amount and we agree we also should have checked that on our booking -- although we didn't see it later -- but we thought that a refusal to refund a charge that appeared separately on the bill, when we were paying quite a lot for two rooms, didn't tell us that they cared if we came back or not.

We spent the last two nights of our Northern Spain vacation at the Parador. great location with views over the estuary, and Hondarribia is a beautiful place with a lovely, treelined, atmospheric main street. All staff were very helpful. We had to leave early on our last day to get to Bilbao airport and an early breakfast was made available from the snack bar, and the really nice lady on the desk watched out for our taxi, which they had fixed for us.

Terrific parador. Large rooms. Request a room with a view. Great city. You can walk everywhere. Definitely the place to stay. Take the ferry to France. Terrific restaurants and shopping too! Highly recommend this parador.

My wife and I were there after a trip around the Basque country. The parador is located up on a hill in Hondarabia, outside San Sebastian. It is easy to locate it (with the car navigation system). The room was beautiful, very comfortable, with a lot of character and a nice view of the sea and the small port. We walked around the town and had a great meal in a restaurant across the street from the Parador. We have been in several Paradores, and this one did not disappoint. Our plane departed at 7 AM, therefore, we woke up at 4 AM to drive to the airport. Despite being so early, the pleasant front desk lady had breakfast for us!

Plaza de Armas, 14 Hondarribia Gipuzkoa

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Hondarribia Historic Center, Parador de Hondarribia is next to Plaza de Armas and Church of Nuestra Senora del Manzano. This 36-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. Centrally located in Hondarribia, the hotel is also a short walk from Plaza Gipuzkoa and Castillo de Carlos V.


Dining

For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Parador de Hondarribia's 36 rooms provide minibars, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

At Parador de Hondarribia, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and free newspapers. Self parking is offered for EUR 16 per day. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Superior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds (Single use)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 698 reviews