Our favourite holiday rental apartment in San Sebastian
A stay in an apartment in San Sebastian (also known as Donostia) will charm the pants off you. What with its elegant, shell-shaped beach and sophisticated, internationally-renowned Basque cuisine, this is the kind of city that’s often described as “encantadora” – delightful. In fact, whether you’re here to strut your stuff on the red carpet during the International Film Festival (or at least, participate in some top-class spectating) or just want to enjoy the allure of a refined, glamorous city next to the wild Atlantic ocean, San Sebastian is the perfect place for a city break.
For a charming city, you will of course need a charming apartment to stay in. Mirror, mirror on the wall, which is the fairest of them all? A quick shuffle through our apartments in San Sebastian reveals a clear ace – the Bergara I.
In a beautiful sandstone building with decorative wrought-iron balconies, the Bergara I apartment is less than ten minutes from the Playa de la Concha. San Sebastian’s central, immaculately-maintained urban beach, the Playa de la Concha is famous for being one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. It’s the place where beret-clad old Basque men come to take a slow stroll with lifelong friends and put the world to rights, and where some of the most interesting people-watching takes place in the glamorous cafes along the promenade.
The inside of this accommodation is a lesson in the school of “less is more”. Impeccably cared for (the apartment was refurbished in January 2012), the Bergara I is a space so polished it practically shines. With a beautiful look-out point created by the French window that advances over the street (as well as two balconies), you can be sure not to miss any of the goings-on of the city.
The designer furnishings create a space which is tranquil yet warm, and all kinds of comforts are laid on – from a plasma TV and internet to heating and air-conditioning and even your own coffee maker. With two double beds and space for up to four people, this apartment is a great option for two couples, a family or a pair of friends who like their space. We’ll see you in San Sebastian!