Luxury hotel holiday Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra San Sebastian

Taking pride of place on the Bay of La Concha in San Sebastian, Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is large four star hotel poised right beside the beach. Resplendent in 19th century style, the hotel offers many rooms with sea view and also has a Michelin-recognised restaurant. Ideal for a gourmet and beach holiday in the Basque region of northern Spain.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Bilbao
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, San Sebastian

Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is a 4-star boutique hotel in a lovely beachfront location. Delicious local cuisine and cosy, relaxing accommodation afford guests a relaxing and restorative retreat from the bustle of San Sebastian.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located overlooking La Concha Beach in San Sebastian

Closest airport Bilbao

Distance from airport The hotel is 75-minutes' drive from Bilbao Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, 4 Lounges, 24-hour Reception, Room Service, Laundry, WiFi, Complimentary Newspapers, Parking, Beach, Concierge, Currency Exchange, Terrace, Access to local gyms with a discount.

Complimentary

WiFi.

Out and about nearby

Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is located on the seafront of the Bay of La Concha, with the city's main attractions within walking distance.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Petite double room with sea view for 3 nights

From about

£650 low season

£1,130 high season

Holiday Code EXH1559

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, San Sebastian

Taking pride of place on the Bay of La Concha in San Sebastián, Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is a large four star hotel poised right beside the beach. Since its opening in 1865, the hotel has been added to and developed, but the original style remains, making it a time capsule of its 19th century heyday. Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra has played host to illustrious guests, from Queen Isabella II to artist Toulouse Lautrec, thanks to its status as a fashionable seaside destination. Now, that history is almost as attractive as the destination itself, and the hotel still holds up the standards of service that were in place then. Four cosy lounges feature a design style of continental elegance, with vast windows making the most out of beautiful views and a refined air to give a restful ambience. The lounges' Anglicised names tell a story of the tourists who would have been drawn here in the hotel's early years: Bristol, Windsor, Victoria and Wellington. There are also several terraces from which to enjoy sea views in the open air, including that of Bar Swing, where you can enjoy afternoon tea or cocktails by evening. For something more substantial, La Brasserie Mari Galant Restaurant offers a sleek and contemporary environment where the Michelin-recognised menu features seasonal vegetables, local meat dishes and grilled fish. It is a restaurant well worth visiting in its own right during your stay in San Sebastián. 

Room descriptions

Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra has 167 rooms and suites with air conditioning, satellite TV, direct phone line, minibar, hairdryer, safe, WiFi and desk.

Petite Double with either City View or Sea View
Classic Room with City View
Deluxe Room with Sea View
Superior Room with City View
Attic Terrace with Sea View
Attic Terrace with City View
Attic Terrace with Sea View and Jacuzzi
Junior Suite with Sea View
Suite Mata Hari

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Petite double room with sea view for 3 nights

From about

£650 low season

£1,130 high season

Holiday Code EXH1559

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, San Sebastian

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, San Sebastian, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Bilbao. Flights may be available from other UK airports with Easyjet and Jet2 for example. If you are combining this hotel with stays elsewhere, you may want to consider flying into one airport and out of another. We can arrange this for you. The hotel is about 1 hour 10 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book for you either a private car transfer or a hire-car, depending on the itinerary.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel and cots and extra beds are available on request and at an extra charge.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Petite double room with sea view for 3 nights

From about

£650 low season

£1,130 high season

Holiday Code EXH1559

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra, San Sebastian

About Spanish Basque country

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Basque Country in northern Spain include the very best four and five star hotels across the region, including seaside retreats, city properties and vineyard hotels in La Rioja. Lying at the point between the Pyrenees and the Bay of Biscay is the Basque Country, a name which refers both to an autonomous community within Spain and to a larger cultural area which comprises parts of Spain and France. Known in Spanish as the Pais Vasco, you will find a unique culture here with fascinating traditions and a regional language which is widely spoken throughout. The region's key attraction is the closeness of both sea and country - the spectacular coastline boasts sweeping sandy beaches and rugged cliffs, stunning sunsets over the ocean and surf breaking on rocks; but only a short drive inland are rolling green hills and flower filled fields. Lying around 10 miles away from the north coast is the vibrant and energetic riverside city of Bilbao, whilst further east is San Sebastian, an elegant seaside resort set on a beautiful bay only a few miles away from the French border. Stretching away from the Basque coast and forming the border with France are the Pyrenees, where rocky mountains with waterfalls and lakes stretch into Navarre, a region which is dotted with unspoiled villages and mediaeval towns which line the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Further west are the undulating hills of La Rioja, a region whose name is synonymous with the fine wines that it produces. Although parts of the region are heavily industrialised, there are many areas of unspoiled countryside as well as over 150 miles of coastline, making it a superb destination for a luxury holiday. The natural environment has long played a huge role in the lives of the region's inhabitants, with charming fishing villages along the coast which celebrate marine festivals as well as mountain farmers inland whose traditions remain unchanged. Throughout the region, visitors are sure to experience the unique culture of the Basque country through its language, cuisine and traditions.

Cultural highlights of Spanish Basque country

Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, a Frank Gehry-designed landmark which transformed the city. The charming old town of San Sebastian, located between the beach and the river. Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque Country which is home to a mediaeval old town and two cathedrals. Guernica, a small town which was bombed during WWII and inspired a famous painting by Picasso. Fishing villages between Bilbao and San Sebastian including Bakio, Bermeo, Zumaia and Lekeitio, some of which are home to wonderful beaches and are also popular surf spots. Hondarribia, a historic town situated on the border with France. Pelota, a traditional ball game which is played throughout the region on a two-walled court. Numerous bars across the region which serve ‘pinchos’ (a Basque version of tapas), including those in Logroño. Wine-producing towns across La Rioja where visitors can enjoy cellar tours and wine tastings, which can also be enjoyed at the luxury vineyard hotels which we feature. Yuso and Suso Monasteries, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in La Rioja. The fortress city of Pamplona, renowned for the annual bull running festival.

Gastronomy of Spanish Basque country

The Basque Country is renowned for its varied and innovative cuisine, with numerous Michelin-starred restaurants found across the region. San Sebastian alone is home to eight Michelin-starred restaurants, two of which have been included within the top ten of Restaurant magazine's list of the world's 50 best restaurants. Wine is of course an incredibly important product, primarily in La Rioja which is known for its high-quality reds as well as a number of good white and rosé wines. A regional variation of tapas called ‘pinchos' can be found throughout the Basque Country and Navarre, frequently eaten as a snack in bars. Regional cooking varies according to location, with plenty of fresh fish and shellfish to be found along the coastline and a greater use of meat and game further inland. Local dishes include ‘Bacalao' (salt cod), ‘Marmitako' (fresh tuna stew), ‘Cordero al Chilindron' (spicy lamb stew) and ‘Txangurro relleno' (stuffed spider crabs).

Festivals in Spanish Basque country

19 to 20 January: San Sebastian Drum Festival, 29 June: Haro Wine Festival, 6 to 14 July: Los Sanfermines Bull Running Festival (Pamplona), July: San Sebastian Jazz Festival, 4 to 9 August: Festival of the Virgin Mary (Vitoria-Gasteiz), August: Bilbao's Big Week, September: San Sebastian International Film Festival, September: San Mateo Wine Festival (Logroño).

Climate in Spanish Basque country

The Basque Country's climate is generally quite mild and wet, although there is some variation between coastal and inland areas. The Basque coast experiences relatively high levels of rainfall, cold winters and warm summers where temperatures regularly reach 25 degrees, whilst some areas further south enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with hot summers and little rain.

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