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Parador de Hondarribia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beware - it is really hard to find!! However the staff were fantastic - and helped us find where we had left our car (and husbands) and then the secure parking! Thank you. The rooms were beautiful - airy, light and comfortable. The concierge was informative - telling us about the fiesta in the plaza. The terrace was beautiful with great views over the harbour. We enjoyed breakfast in the open air. The prices of drinks were reasonable. We wished we could have stayed longer.

This is the first time I have stayed in a parador and it did not disappoint. It is right at the top of the old town and has beautiful views across the river into France. The building looks a bit forbidding on the outside - as befits its origins - but the conversion of the interior is stunning, and just sitting on one of the sofas and looking around is a feast for one's eyes. The hotel serves a very good breakfast in a beautiful room, but does not serve an evening meal. But there are plenty of restaurants nearby, and we went to the one recommended by the hotel - about 3 minutes walk away - and were very pleased we had followed their advice.There is quite a steep but easy enough walk down to the attractive town below, but there is a lift if you want to save your legs going back up. We are already planning another visit to Spain next year and will definitely return to this lovely hotel.

The place where they joined the time and romantic.Where you will plunge into the medieval world, to feel how it is to live in a castle of the X century.The castle is very beautiful and suitable for a romantic soul.

Very nice hotel but expensive and limited for parking, there is no restaurant, but serve breakfast which is very good. Do not have suite 101, it is over the front square and noisy from tourists. There are good local restaurants in walking distance

We loved Hondarribia and we loved this beautiful, historic Parador. There is a lot of walking up and down, but they have an elevator to street level if you want. Unfortunately, it was out of order for a good chunk of time on our second day. Luckily we are fit, so no problem. We ended up with room 311 (which faces inner courtyard so no view at all). We originally were assigned a room on the ground floor/basement, where we had to pass through the breakfast room and the window was directly on the outdoor patio (looking at people's feet from below) - which would have meant keeping curtains closed at all times and it was dark enough as it was. Luckily, the front desk found 311 for us. Our room had two twin beds, desk, mini bar, nightstands, two arm chairs and a table, plenty of storage space. Bath was good sized: tub/shower, bidet, toilet, single sink. Room and bath were very clean. There was an overhead fan, which was a godsend, since the hotel controls the heat/AC and it was warm without it. Breakfast buffet was good - usual suspects, but the Nespresso machine (which was not a heavy duty hotel type model) conked out on the first day and we were relegated to coffee which was way too weak. They never did get it repaired during our 3 night stay. If it was not for the break downs of the hotel and coffee machine, I would be closer to 5 stars.

We have stayed in a few Paradors, including the stunning one in Granada. This one is, on first impression, very ugly. You drive up into the old town, twisting and turning up very narrow streets with few signs to reassure you that you are going the right way. Finally you arrive in the square and see a very ugly-looking building dominating one side. That is the Parador. Once inside it is a completely different experience. Beautifully maintained, the public areas and bedrooms are immaculate. No restaurant but a short walk downhill out of the old town provides many alternatives. Uphill back of course but there is a public lift if needed fairly nearby. The hotel's snack bar and (evenings only) terrace are very good. The breakfast buffet was excellent. The staff at the breakfast buffet/snack bar (they seemed to cover both) were very friendly and efficient. The only two downsides were: 1. During our visit the central area, which appeared to be a nice internal bar/snack/sitting area was closed off while workmen erected a big wooden structure. What it will be wasn't clear, but to get to rooms 1 to 5 (we were in 4) you had to go through the breakfast room rather than the nicer looking internal Terrace area. 2. The drive up through the old town involves many changes of direction and very tight turns. Ironically, but for a short (10m) one way section early on their car park would be easy to get to. When you get to the hotel you then go nearly all of the way down again then have more very tight turns to get into their car park. That too is very tight. We were lucky enough to get there early, but later watched a poor man make at least 4 attempts to get into the penultimate space. The bays at the back are further apart so easier to get in an out of but inevitably fill first. They are also nearer the lift. If it weren't for the building work I'd have given 5 stars (it was slightly inconvenient and very noisy at times). Once that is finished it will be just about perfect.

Like most of the Paradors we have stayed in, the Hondaribbia Parador is well located in the centre of the old town, overlooking the town and harbour. Rooms were well equipped and comfortable - with a great view looking towards the ocean. We stayed in a Jr. Suite which was well worth it - spacious and a great view - so we would recommend. Also the breakfast was very good and the front desk attendant very helpful with advice.

Excellent hotel nd great place to explore San Sebastien from. Take the bus. 25 minutes and less than tolls plus you can have Vino Tinto for lunch. Excellent hotel with real history. The hotel is perched omn top of hill overlooking the bay and the views from terrace were spectacular

What a beautiful stay over in this lovely monumental Parador beautiful room with a lovely view super breakfast never fails to please nicely situated on route to France staff very helpful only downside was they didn't serve dinner but there where several restaurants around the hotel which where very pleasing will return if passing again Thank you to all the lovely staff for all your hard work

Everything about our experience of this and other Paradores was exceptional - I will be encouraging many friends to explore this side of Spain that I have never seen advertised. Its not just the Costas which I have never been keen on, this side of Spain is the real Spain.

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.


Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served 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.


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 636 reviews