The Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is, without a doubt, the hotel with the best views of San Sebastian. Its panoramic view of the Concha Bay, chosen on TripAdvisor as the most beautiful of Europe, is the “wow effect” that seduces all its guests. Nevertheless, this luxury hotel is much more than a nice view. Its history has been written by countless distinguished guests. In fact, since its opening, the following prominent characters have stayed in its elegant rooms: the spy Mata Hari, the film director Orson Welles, the painter Toulouse-Lautrec, Archduchess Elizabeth of Austria, and the philosopher David Strauss, among others.
Over the last century, the hotel has gradually grown in size, opening a sixth floor in 1922 and doubling its capacity in 1930. The hotel also made history in 1978, when it opened the country’s first casino. In 1999, the casino was replaced by the Marie Galant Restaurant, the Swing Bar, and the spectacular Britannia Auditorium. In 2013, the hotel once again surprised the city by inaugurating its “Seventh Heaven,” a new floor where rooms with spacious private terraces crown the building. The latest partial renovation of the hotel is scheduled for this year. Its unmistakable English style is a magnet for those who reminisce about the Belle Époque, as well as being an icon that has become part of San Sebastian’s history.
Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
Calle Zubieta 2, San Sebastián.
Tel.: +34 943 440 770