Standard Double Room
Hotel Zenit San Sebastián
Hotel Zenit San Sebastián
Decent modern hotel
Stayed 4 nights in this hotel. The hotel staff were all friendly and attentive and the reception staff we dealt with spoke excellent English. The style throughout the hotel was modern and chic, including the bedrooms which were spotlessly clean. Overall, an enjoyable experience.
It is quite a way out of the centre, so a 20 to 30 minute walk to the beach or old town but if it's not raining it's pleasant enough and you can always stop for a coffee and pastry on the way! If it is, a short taxi ride will get you there and the hotel reception will call lone for you.
My only criticism is the food in the hotel. It's a very poor standard and I don't think there is any excuse for that these days - especially in the so-called culinary capital of Spain. We ate in the hotel one night when it was raining heavily and really wished we'd braved the weather afterwards.
Nice hotel, well located
Nice hotel, not too far from the old city center. Safe an nice neighborhood.
Nice modern hotel & friendly staff
We stayed at Hotel Zenit for 5 days and the staff at reception were always friendly and smiling. The bar tucked round the corner from the restaurant was lovely to sit in with very cheap (& delicious!) house wine before heading out to dinner. The rooms were spacious (although a small area for putting your clothes away), comfy large bed, great air con, a safe, lovely shower/bath and very clean. It is tucked out of the way a little bit so it took us about 15 min to walk to the edge of town, 25/30 minutes to the old town & beach. The bus coach station is only a 18 minute walk away. Unfortunately, due to the rain we did not get to check out the rooftop pool area. Overall, lovely modern and clean hotel - would recommend!
Nice hotel 15 minutes walk from the beach and old
Hotel convenient to everything. A short walk to beaches. Nice breakfast buffet. Staff helpful with restaurant reservations.
Great hotel, a bit of a walk to beach and town.
We visited San Sebastian in July and enjoyed both the city and the Zenit hotel.
If you don't mind a 20 minute walk to get into the old/main part of town and the beach, then the Zenit is a modern, clean, very welcoming hotel and we would definitely recommend it.
San Sebastian is a discerning traveller's heaven. The most beautiful urban beaches we've seen, and the city and Old city are beautiful architecturally. SanSebastian was reconstructed after fire destroyed it, and modelled after Paris. We were also lucky to be there during the Jazz Festival.
Foodies will love the "Pintxo" bars and should try each one. Ganbara was by far the best one. Michelin dining is abundant if you care to, but make reservations well before your trip to get in. Go to Arzak. (take me with you!) Also try to get into Etxebarri. Once in a lifetime experiences! Bonus to find wine at such reasonable prices! Most establishments offer great Rioja's and other local wines for 2-3 Euros a glass.
If you enjoy hiking, you can climb up to the Camino de Santiago trail from Zurreola beach. There is a 6-7KM hike into a nearby fishing village (Passaia). The views from the hike are spectacular. Be sure to wear hiking shoes. You must be reasonably fit and remember to bring water with you.
Taxis are only available at taxi stands, so don't try to flag them down.
You are in Basque country here, so respect and learn about their fascinating culture. They are proud to share, and we were amazed with the history. Loved it!
Good stay at this comfortable, modern hotel.
I stayed in this modern, calm, quiet, and spotlessly clean hotel for four nights. Pluses were the friendly, helpful staff, extremely comfortable rooms, secure and easy parking, reasonable rates, and bar; Our one in-hotel evening meal was only so-so, but their excellent social responsibility iniative is to be applauded, especially when supported by such a generous offer to dining customers. Otherwise, room service and breakfast were totally fine. Only other tiny issues were the slightly strange piped music in the hallways/bar etc (the same 3-4 'jazzy' tracks sounded very 'cheap', but seemed to be played on repeat 24/7; this absolutely did not disturb a very calm and relaxing stay, however) and the pretty heavy sliding to the bathroom. The interior bathroom window also wasn't fully opaqued. None of these small points caused me any issues, however. Only 10 mins walk down from the beachfront/old-town, and 3 mins walk to Amara station, I would very happily stay here again.