AKELARRE

Padre Orkolaga Ibilbidea, 56, San Sebastián, Spain
San Sebastian

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Hotel Description

It’s a familiar enough concept in France and even in England, yet for all the distinction of Spain’s high-end restaurant scene, a luxury boutique hotel devoted to a single chef is still something of a novelty here. Just west of Monte Igueldo is where you’ll find Akelarre, a stunning piece of modern architecture which adds 22 luxurious hotel rooms and a full-service spa to Pedro Subijana’s legendary restaurant.

The views of the Basque coastline are extraordinary, and they’re expertly framed by the windows of these masterful minimalist rooms and suites. Space is more than plentiful — the rooms here start out at fifty square meters, and the suites span a full hundred — and the visual spareness recalls the simplicity of Japanese design. Most rooms have massive soaking tubs placed before vast exterior windows, and the suites up the ante with plunge pools. And all come with the latest electronics, from high-end sound systems to Apple TVs.

Meanwhile the spa makes use of the calming effects of heavy stone architecture, with perhaps a whiff of Therme Vals, Peter Zumthor’s famous Swiss Alpine baths. But the main attraction, naturally, is the restaurant — partially for the space, with its endless sea views, but mostly for the cuisine of Pedro Subijana, who’s amassed three Michelin stars for his work here over the course of four decades and counting. It’s not just worth a visit, it’s worth planning a pilgrimage for.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 22 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Akelarre cannot guarantee hotel guests a table in their 3-star Michelin restaurant upon arrival. Akelarre suggest clients book a restaurant reservation in advance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Akelarre Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 1076 ft²/100 m².
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    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • plunge pool
    • rain shower
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Double Sea View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Sea View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • espresso machine
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • rain shower
    • sofa
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine Cellar

Need to Know

Akelarre cannot guarantee hotel guests a table in their 3-star Michelin restaurant upon arrival. Akelarre suggest clients book a restaurant reservation in advance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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