A group of executives wind their way through the narrow streets of San Sebastián’s old quarters accompanied by a local guide. The route includes, among other stops, a visit to the Church of San Vicente, La Concha Bay, the port, and –of course– recommendations of bars for pintxos that are little known to tourists. The tour is organized by Arrizul Congress, which invites its guests to explore the city free of charge, accompanied by a multilingual guide. The tour service is the latest that the hotel has come up with to surprise its clients, whether they be tourists coming to experience the Basque Country or entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of a trip to a convention or conference to get to know the city’s history.
This four-star hotel is oriented towards MICE travelers (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) because of its location (just a few steps from the Kursaal Convention Center) and the services it offers: free Wi-Fi and a courtesy minibar in the rooms, private parking, a gym, and a free coffee corner. But, at the same time, the hotel underscores the idea of making the local culture known, especially through its cuisine: its personalized breakfasts include hot dishes with high-quality, local products and some evenings the hotel invites its guests to pair wines and ciders with typical local products like cheeses, anchovies, and the famous ‘gildas’ (a typical local pintxo featuring olives and chili peppers).
Many of the groups staying at Arrizul Congress hold their meetings in the hotel; therefore, the owners have just expanded the hotel’s facilities with a meeting room capable of accommodating more people and a catering service.
For outdoor sport lovers, in addition to the bicycles that can be rented at reception, the hotel has facilities next to the Zurriola beach to store materials for surfing. It’s a paradise for any entrepreneur who enjoys replacing the tie with a wetsuit every once in a while.
Hotel Arrizul Congress
Calle Ronda 3, San Sebastián.
Tel.: +34 943 327 026