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Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux

Luxury hotel in San Sebastian with spa and winery

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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Padre Orcolaga, 56, San Sebastian, 20008, Spain
  • Beautifully set just outside of the city, the hotel is modern, peaceful with incredible…

    Jul 27, 2020

  • This is more of a 4 star hotel than a 5 star, as there’s no pool, despite being far from…

    Jul 2, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool

What’s around

  • Bay of Biscay - 30 min walk
  • Monte Igueldo - 42 min walk
  • Ondarreta Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Concha Promenade - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Loretopea - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Miramar Palace - 3.1 mi / 5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room, Terrace, Sea View
  • Suite, Private Pool, Sea View

What’s around


  • Bay of Biscay - 30 min walk
  • Monte Igueldo - 42 min walk
  • Ondarreta Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Concha Promenade - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Loretopea - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Miramar Palace - 3.1 mi / 5 km
  • Santa Clara Island - 3.3 mi / 5.3 km
  • El Peine de los Vientos - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Cathedral of the Good Shepherd - 4 mi / 6.5 km
  • Parque Aiete - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km
  • Concha Beach - 4.3 mi / 6.9 km

Getting around

  • Bilbao Airport (BIO) - 65 min drive
  • San Sebastian (EAS) - 33 min drive
  • Biarritz (BIQ-Pays Basque) - 52 min drive
  • San Sebastian Amara Station - 8 min drive
  • Gros Station - 12 min drive
  • Ategorrieta Station - 12 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free beach shuttle
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Padre Orcolaga, 56, San Sebastian, 20008, Spain

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (14 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • 2 restaurants
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Free beach shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Winery attached
  • Sauna


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Second bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Plasma TV
  • IPod docking station

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


AKELARRE has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Akelarre - This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 3-star Michelin rating. Reservations are required.

Oteiza - Onsite restaurant. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

  • Hotel Akelarre San Sebastian
  • Hotel Akelarre
  • Akelarre Relais & Chateaux
  • Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux Hotel
  • Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux San Sebastian
  • Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux Hotel San Sebastian
  • Akelarre San Sebastian
  • Akelarre

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an indoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Calonge sagardotegia (7-min walk), Restaurante Mendizorrotz (8-min walk), and Restaurante Illarra (2.1 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Kursaal (9-min drive) is nearby.
  • Akelarre - Relais & Châteaux has a spa, a winery, and an indoor pool, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This hotel is incredible. Seriously world class luxury. Staff was wonderful and all the little details in the room went above and beyond. Toiletries were super high quality and loved the traditional pastries left in the room for turn-down. Could have been the best pastry we had while in San Sebastian. I want to visit again and again.

    1 night romance trip, Nov 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing hotel, all the staff were so lovely and made us feel very special.

    4 night family trip, Nov 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic View

    The hotel and staff are amazing. Views unreal and food that is for foodies. One draw back and a major one is that this is a beach area resort that has no out door pool or deck area to sun in a bathing suit. Spa is amazing as well.

    michael, 3 night trip, Aug 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The room was breathtaking, the restaurant was unforgettable but most of all the staff were so helpful and went above and beyond for us. Our flight got cancelled and we were put on a bus instead, we received calls from the hotel along the way to check how we were going so a driver could meet us as soon as we got to the airport. One of our bags go lost and the hotel staff once again came to the rescue calling to help sort it out before we had to leave. Can’t thank them enough. A very memorable stay.

    2 night romance trip, Jul 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Upscale hotel outside San Sebastián

    Nice hotel, only weird thing is I could hear other people showering and got food poisoning from their restaurant which was supposed to have been great (too heavy sauces on everything). Otherwise the rooms are huge with amazing sea views (incl. from bathtub), the spa was great, what I could eat of the complimentary breakfast was also very delicious. The service was also good.

    Adele, 1 night trip, Jul 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful views and sumptuous luxury

    The most beautiful hotel on the coast, incredible views, and a great spa. I was only here for 2 nights, though I booked 3, only because a small airline cancelled. I wish I’d had 3! Akelare is gorgeous, it’s pure luxury. It’s a bonafide honeymoon or anniversary place.

    Linda, 3 night romance trip, Nov 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing location with an equally amazing room and facilities

    MikeT, 2 night trip, Oct 31, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Not allowed to sunbathe on the beautiful decks, so kind of formal but overall incredible! Rooms were awesome!

    Susan, 2 night romance trip, Oct 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The most beautiful hotel I have ever stayed in. In one of the most beautiful areas of Europe I have ever seen. The hotel was exquisite yet comfortable, the views were stunning and the staff was exceptionally helpful and friendly. Perfect.

    MIndy, 4 night trip, Oct 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional


    Séjour parfait

    Morgan, 2 night family trip, Aug 18, 2021

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