Akelarre Hotel – A Foodie’s Dream Destination

The Akelarre Hotel is a luxury boutique property tucked into the Monte Igueldo hillside, just a few minutes’ drive from the popular resort town of San Sebastian.

San Sebastian is a town known for its unique Basque style dishes, award-winning chefs and Michelin star restaurants.  The region’s cuisine, built around authentic, local products is world-renowned.  Foodies travel across the globe to experience the world-famous culinary adventures only available in the San Sebastian area.

Pedro Subijana was a pioneer of new Basque cuisine and has been the chef at Akelare restaurant since 1974.  Built alongside Pedro Subijana’s legendary restaurant, and sharing the same name, is the Akelarre Hotel.

Designed by the Mecanismo architectural firm, the Akelarre offers modern spaces, exquisite finishes, luxurious amenities and floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views of the Bay of Biscay. Highlights of the property include a collection of impressive outdoor terraces and a steel staircase that begins in the reception area and winds guests through a gallery of intriguing artwork.

Guest of the hotel will also enjoy complimentary a la cart breakfast, nightly turn down service, self-parking and transfers to the city center and beaches.

Guest Rooms
22 guest rooms offer spectacular views of the sea through the floor to ceiling glass walls.  There are 14 standard doubles and two suites each with its own private stone-lined plunge pool. The bathrooms are large with marble sinks, organic toiletries, rain showers and separate bathtubs.  Most are positioned to allow guests to enjoy the relaxing sea views while they soak away their cares.

 

Dining
Pedro Subijana is one of the pioneers of new Basque cuisine and was awarded his first Michelin star in 1978, his second in 1982 and a third star in 2007.  People travel from around the world to dine at his restaurants.

The Akelarre offers two restaurants:  Akelare’s and Oteiza’s.  There is also a wine cellar and cocktail bar on property.

Akelare’s is a Michelin three-star fine dining experience.  Diners at Akelare are offered a selection from three tasting menus, featuring local ingredients and traditional Basque cuisine.  Floor to ceiling windows provide a breathtaking view of the Bay of Biscay.

The Oteiza restaurant offers breakfast, tapas and light snacks.

Restaurant hours vary by day and season.  Room services is available around the clock.

 

 

 

 

Pool and Spa
The Akelarre Hotel offers a spa, relaxation area, stone pool with hydrotherapy jets, a sauna and three treatment rooms.   A 24-hour onsite fitness center is also available.

Hotel Contact Information
Akelarre
Padre Orkolaga, 56
San Sebastian, 20008, Spain
US 1-800-464-2040
https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/akelarre

Spain Visitors Information :
For more information please contact the Tourism Office of Spain.

Beth

Beth Becker has more than 21 years’ experience in the travel/hospitality and meetings industry.  Beth works full time as the Global Meeting Services Manager for Attune focusing on high visibility, enterprise-wide training programs, meetings and events.  Active in the Meeting community, Beth currently serves as a moderator for MeCo and a Global Correspondent and Talent Bench member for i-Meet, the online business community for people who plan meetings and events.  You can connect with Beth via Linkedin.

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