The storied history of Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra begins with its construction in 1865 as a premier seaside accommodation in San Sebastian-Donostia. Soon after its opening, Hotel de Londres became the property of choice for Queen Isabella II during her exile in San Sebastian after the Revolution of Prim and Serrano in 1868. The preferred stay for royalty and artists alike, the hotel has also been home to such notable guests as the Archduchess Elizabeth of Austria and the artist Henri Marie de Toulouse-Lautrec. An integral fixture of San Sebastian-Donostia’s history and culture for almost 150 years, the multifaceted property has served as the Casino Kursaal and as a hospital during the second Carlist War, before becoming the Hotel Inglés in 1902. Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra is today a four-star luxury property, taking its throne at the center of San Sebastian’s iconic seaside promenade along La Concha beach and affording guests unparalleled views of the famous shoreline.
Each of the hotel’s sophisticated guestrooms are designed to preserve the traditional charm of the building while wrapping guests in ultimate luxury. A soothing palette of grey, white, pink and pale blue call to mind the watercolor hues of the Bay of Biscay, while a blend of modern and period furnishings are whimsically complemented by antique black and white photos chronicling San Sebastian’s rich history. Sleek cosmopolitan amenities add to the elegance and comfort of each room with such thoughtful touches as spacious marble bathrooms featuring deluxe toiletries, TFT interactive satellite televisions, high-speed Wifi connection, air conditioning, minibars, and safes.