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30th October 2019

Spain – San Sebastian is a Northern delight

If you are thinking of an alternative to a weekend visit to Cote d’Azur then San Sebastian fits in the bill! San Sebastian is a petite and friendly resort town on the Bay of Biscay in the Spanish mountainous Basque country. It has two sandy beautiful beaches where the locals and visitors can swim safely. It is so good to see people swimming then walking around the town casually with their bath towels over their shoulders mixing in with the tourists and local residents. It is a people’s town engulfing everyone!

A foodie paradise it is, inviting people to walk the cobblestone old town (Part Vieja) sampling the upscale shops and vibrant pintxo bars where you can sample local wines with bite size regional specialities.

The locals say you should visit one pintxo bar, drink local wine and sample a bite size pintxo and then move on to another bar – we did not quite make this having ordered too much in one go!

Hotel Maria Cristina

There are several choices of hotels but we stayed at the glorious Maria Cristina in the old quarter. A superb location from which you can walk everywhere. The staff are warm and genuinely courteous. The rooms are spotless where you feel you are the only people to have stayed in your room! Breakfasts are exceptional with all sorts of local and fresh ingredients being offered. Should you sample the bar – the cocktails are especially tasty and smooth.

I have been lucky to have travelled around the world, but I can say that this hotel is really special and certainly at the top. Please pop in and help you book and savour this unique part of Spain

This review was written by Sherrie Luke, a member of the Symphony Kingswood team.

By Sue Manuel
30th October 2019