Silken Amara Plaza  4 stars

Plaza Pio Xii, 7 , San Sebastian, Spain, 20010  show mapSave
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Overview

Silken Amara Plaza is a superior four-star hotel located on Plaza Pio XII Square of San Sebastian, overlooking the River Urumea. The hotel has a perfect location to explore the city from as it is just a stroll away from all main attractions and shopping centers. It also offers excellent access to all major routes in and out of the city.

This property was created by a world famous architect Pena Ganchegui. The Amara Plaza's bold architecture and its up-to-date technology contrast with the neoclassicism of its interior.

All 163 guestrooms of the Amara Plaza are newly renovated, soundproof and feature modern, functional design, a large collection of modern art works providing all the comforts for leisure travelers and also offer working places equipped with desks, office chairs, and phone and internet access for business travelers.

The Amara Plaza’s on-site restaurant. The Plaza Restaurant offers Basque and international dishes, while La Ola Piano Bar serves cocktails with live music.

Hotel Amara Plaza is located 1.1km from San Sebastian Train Station and 16km away from the San Sebastian Airport (also known as Hondarribia Airport).

Year renovated   2010.  Number of rooms   162.

City Center San Sebastian - 1.0 mi
Airports Donostia - San Sebastian (EAS) - 10.1 mi, Biarritz Parme (BIQ) - 25.5 mi
Train Stations San Sebastian Train Station - 3700 ft
Restaurants Restaurante hotel Silken Amara Plaza - 200 ft, restaurante del hotel Amara Plaza de San sebastian (cuisine: Spanish) - 200 ft
Beaches La Concha Beach - 4200 ft, Zurriola Beach - 1.2 mi

Rooms

The Amara Plaza’s guestrooms include its comfort, comfort for single use, double with extra bed, family and silken club rooms and suites. Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating, mini-bar, a safe deposit box, LCD plasma TV with satellite channels.

All guestrooms are non-smoking and provide facilities for disabled guests. There are spacious rooms of “junior suite” type designed for families. All children under two years stay free of charge for cots. All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Babysitting facility is available on request.

Dining options

The Plaza Restaurant offers Basque and international dishes for lunch and dinner. The Amara Plaza’s cafe serves an aperitif in the form of “pintxos” (tasty kebab-shaped mini-meals). La Ola Piano Bar is an ideal place to enjoy good drinks and cocktails with live music in the evening.

The breakfast buffet is served every morning by the restaurant. If breakfast was included with your room you can ask it to be delivered.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs EUR 18 per person per night. 

Work

The 24-hour business center includes a public internet terminal and a printer/photo copier/scanner/fax. The Amara Plaza also has versatile modular public rooms that can accommodate up to 500 people for business meetings and lunches, conventions or any other events. Rooms have audio/visual equipment, background music, fax, secretarial and translation services and Wi-Fi internet access.

Leisure

Hotel Amara Plaza offers a range of massage treatments. The list of treatments and prices is available at the reception desk. A tour desk and ticket services are provided for the convenience of guests.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour security
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Garage
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 18.50 per day.

Activities
  • Cycling
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • In-room safe
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Media
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • PC hook-up in room
  • Voice mail
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • Video on demand
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 34 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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The Amara Plaza’s guestrooms include its comfort, comfort for single use, double with extra bed, family and silken club rooms and suites. Each room features: Wi-Fi/wireless internet, air conditioning/heating, mini-bar, a safe deposit box, LCD plasma TV with satellite channels.

All guestrooms are non-smoking and provide facilities for disabled guests. There are spacious rooms of “junior suite” type designed for families. All children under two years stay free of charge for cots. All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Babysitting facility is available on request.

Confort Room
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Silken Amara Plaza Confort Room
Bed type: King Size Bed or One Single Bed

Very bright exterior rooms with double glazing for better sound proofing, with modern, functional design in warm tones to ensure a comfortable stay, cotton duvet and pillows.
MAX. Nº PEOPLE: 2

Room facilities
    Petite Room
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    Smaller than 'Comfort' rooms and designed for one person and stays of one or two days, but with the same features as regards decor and functionality.

    Family Room
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    Rooms of \'Junior Suite\' type designed for families seeking a quiet and pleasant stay
    MAX. Nº PEOPLE: 4

    Silken Club
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    Silken Amara Plaza Silken Club
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    Silken Amara Plaza Silken Club
    Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Twin Beds

    Cotton duvet and pillows, with either one double or 2 single beds
    MAX. Nº PEOPLE: 2

    Room facilities
      Suite
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      Absolute luxury at your fingertips. From this room you enjoy a panoramic view over the city from two points. From a magnificent terrace with table, chairs and in summer hammocks, you can see the Kursaal and the River Urumea in the distance; on the other side of the room you will find another small terrace, from which you can observe the commercial side of the city, with another view, this time over the river.
      Two spacious separate environments that make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.
      MAX. Nº PEOPLE: 5

      Double with extra bed
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      Silken Amara Plaza Double with extra bed
      Silken Amara Plaza Double with extra bed
      Silken Amara Plaza Double with extra bed
      Silken Amara Plaza Double with extra bed
      Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Beds
      Size: 195 sq. feet

      Rooms designed for triple use. Bright accommodation with two beds and a sofa bed. With double glazing for better soundproofing, functional and modern design including cotton duvet and pillows, and decorated in warm tones, to ensure a comfortable stay.
      MAX. Nº PEOPLE: 3

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        Silken Amara Plaza LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • San-Sébastien
          5000 ft
        Popular areas
        • City Center
          5000 ft
        • Playa de la Concha
          1.1 mi
        • Old Town
          1.1 mi
        • Old Town
          1.1 mi
        Places of interest
        • Parroquia Sagrada Familia
          400 ft
        • Museo Diocesano de San Sebastian
          700 ft
        • Paseo de La Concha
          3700 ft
        • Ondarreta Beach
          1.2 mi
        • Peine del Viento
          1.6 mi
        • Faro de Igeldo
          1.7 mi
        Train stations
        • San Sebastian Train Station
          3300 ft
        Convention centers
        • El Sauce, S.C.R.D
          700 ft
        • Fundacion Social y Cultural Kutxa
          1000 ft
        • Club Txindoki
          1000 ft
        • Palais Kursaal
          1.1 mi
        Amusement
        • Cine Astoria
          400 ft
        • monte igueldo
          1.7 mi
        Monuments and Landmarks
        • Catedral del Buen Pastor
          3300 ft
        • La Concha Promenade
          3700 ft
        • Palacio Real de Miramar
          1.2 mi
        Stadiums
        • Estadio Anoeta
          2700 ft
        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
        • Aquarium Donostia-San Sebastian
          1.2 mi
        Medical care and Hospitals
        • La Perla Centro Talaso-Sport
          3700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Bridge of Maria Cristina
          5200 ft
          Paseo de Urumea, Donostia-San Sebastian
        • San Ignacio Church
          1.1 mi
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        • Iglesia de San Vicente
          1.2 mi
          San Vicente, 3, Donostia-San Sebastian
        • Zurriola Beach
          1.2 mi
          Paseo de Zurriola, Donostia-San Sebastian
        • Ondarreta Beach
          1.2 mi
          Avenida de Satrustegui, Donostia-San Sebastian

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          3400 ft
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        • La Concha Beach
          4200 ft
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        Restaurants Nearby

        • Restaurante hotel Silken Amara Plaza

          61% likes this, based on 23 reviews
          Price Range: USD 42 - USD 95

          200 ft
          plaza Pio XII, 7

          Phone: 943464600

        • restaurante del hotel Amara Plaza de San sebastian

          73% likes this, based on 21 reviews
          Cuisine: Spanish

          200 ft
          Plaza Pio XII, 7 20010 San Sebastian
        • Restaurante Astoria 7

          64% likes this, based on 34 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 50

          400 ft
          Sagrada Familia, 1

          Phone: 943445000

        • Barbarin

          75% likes this, based on 51 reviews

          1000 ft
          Calle

          Phone: +34 943421886

        • Pizzeria Capricciosa

          50% likes this, based on 38 reviews

          1500 ft
          Calle

          Phone: +34 943432048

        Getting there.

        The preferred airport for Hotel Amara Plaza is San Sebastian Airport that is just 16km away. The hotel is located 1.1km from San Sebastian Train Station.

        Getting around.

        Hotel Amara Plaza is located 1.1km from San Sebastian Train Station, while San Sebastian Bus Station is right next to it. It has an excellent transport connection. Car and bicycle rentals are available at the hotel's front desk. Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 15 per day.

        Silken Amara Plaza Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Silken Amara Plaza

        Average guest rating

        8.2
        out of 10
        Excellent
        Based on 719 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Value
        7.8
        Service
        7.7
        Rooms
        8.6
        Dining
        8.5
        Location
        8.3

        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          Comfortable hotel in the outskirts of the centre of San Sebastian.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          A nice,clean,modern hotel that fulfilled all our needs for our short stay.

          There were problems gaining entry to the underground carpark..It was full to the public,but the barrier refused to lift for hotel guests.We had to drive between the barrier.

          • Average rating
            8.8
        • Older travelers

          Very quiet despite location next to bus terminal. lovely walk along rive rto old town. 10 min walk to rugby stadium.

          • Average rating
            8.2
        • Older travelers

          The staff were extremely helpful

          It would have been nice to have a covered outside terrace or sheltered roof terrace to relax. Entrance should be at the front on the main road.

          • Average rating
            9.2
        • Couple

          The staff are friendly and very helpful. The location is just on the edge of town and is a nice 10min walk to the main area's in San Sebastian. The breakfast is amazing and perfect if you have taken advantage of the many running routes the city has to offer.I have stayed twice and I would go back again!

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Family with children

          Very clean and modern facilities. Excellent breakfast buffet. Convenient parking garage. Nice bar - the bartender made me the best gin and tonic I've ever had!

          Quite a distance from the town center, beaches and shopping. However, very close to taxi stand and buses. Just don't expect to be able to walk anywhere in less than 30 min.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          Staff very friendly. Had a great coffee shop where ou could get breakfast nuch cheaper than in hotel. Great piano bar.

          Much too far out of town. It is a 30minute walk to the old town. Has a vey busy noisy bus station right beside the hotel. Has no bars or restuarants near it.

          • Average rating
            5.8
        • Older travelers

          Very nice hotel, good service and clean & nice room. Best breakfast we had during our one week holiday (we stayed in2 hotels in San Sebastián and one in Bilbao, plus two in Paris).

          • Average rating
            10.0
        • Couple

          Breakfast buffet is extensive and excellent - we loved the espresso in particular. If you're not planning for the beach, the location is excellent: driving and parking is easy, taxis are parked in front, and a large bus station for public transport is also in front.

          Room was quite small (considering the price). The Wireless Internet connection key worked fine, but you have to renew it every 24 hours by personally getting a new key from the reception desk, which is quite unpractical in the middle of the night.

          • Average rating
            7.8
        • Older travelers

          comfortable beds, silent room, free wifi connection. good location to the centre with local buses. bus stop is very near.

          • Average rating
            8.8
        • Older travelers

          Everything is good with this hotel, drinks and food are not expensive, very nice tapa bar and piano bar. Although the location is not in the town centre, there are many buses that stop not far from the hotel to go downtown. Highly recommended.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Family with children

          Great hotel, great room. They gave us one of their balcony rooms, and it was wonderful to eat dinner/drink wine out there in the evening. Amazing value for the money (less than 100 euro/night).

          A bit far to walk to city center (old town, beach area)--about a mile and a half. However, there was plenty going on around our hotel: nice restaurants, grocery stores, etc.

          • Average rating
            9.6
        • Older travelers

          Lovely hotel with great location beside bus station if you are travelling from airport or other towns. 20 min walk to centre or frequent buses from outside hotel which cost €1.20 number 26 and 28 to centre

          Nice food in hotel restaurant but portions are very small

          • Average rating
            7.0
        • Single

          very good rooms which were soundproofed very well but we had rooms facing the coach station which were still noisy so avoid these rooms. Breakfast was very good and the facilities were very good in this hotel. the price was okay for this location

          the location was a good 20 minute walk from the centre and the hotel is situated in the middle of a roundabout and a coach station. The rooms are soundproofed but if you have rooms on the side of the coach station it will be noisy

          • Average rating
            7.4
        • Single

          Location, breakfast, staff. Overall very good.

          The shower does not mantain heat constant.

          • Average rating
            8.2
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