Villa Favorita



It is still to come. Villa Favorita has not yet open its doors but I have already fallen in love with, as well as most of the travel agencies to which I presented it in the last weeks. I was, however able to walk in during its works, and could admire the views from its rooms, suites, lounge and lobby. La Concha Bay is also known as the Diamond Tiara and is one of the most beautiful seaside promenades in the world.

I cannot wait to discover Amelia, its Michelin-starred restaurant by Paulo Airaudo that is already a gastronomic landmark in San Sebastián and has moved Villa Favorita. Counting down each day until its imminent opening and hoping to be one of its first guests.


Located on San Sebastian’s best location, right in the heart of La Concha Bay, facing the Santa Clara Island, this brand new boutique hotel is born in the last preserved luxury villa from 1866, originally built to become the summer residence of a queen, Queen Maria Cristina.

Villa Favorita offers 23 rooms and suites, most of which have sea view, 24 hours reception, room service and an exceptional full time concierge service with some members of the prestigious Clefs d’Or. For boutique hotel lovers looking for exclusivity, privacy, elegance, a fully personalised service it is no second to none.


The local architect Antonio Cortázar, creator of the city’s fascinating new town, designed several of luxury holiday residences villas for holidaymakers and, among them, a little gem in the French style built in 1866. At that time Paseo de la Concha was called “The baths promenade”.

During the last third of the 19th century, Queen María Cristina began visiting San Sebastián until eventually establishing her summer residence here. With her, the entire court came to the city and work began on the building of hotels and villas in which they could stay for months.


In a city like Donostia-San Sebastian that counts with 11 restaurants in the Michelin Guide or 18 Michelin starts this amazing city would not be the same without its culinary artist. It is a gastronomic destination in itself, so is Hotel Villa Favorita.

Villa Favorita has de privilege of being the home of a Michelin starred restaurant, Amelia by Paulo Airaudo. This talented chef born in Argentina is able to elevate the traditional local flavours to with touches of other cuisines, in an exquisite and disruptive way. In an intimate, relaxed atmosphere your guests will enjoy a fine dining experience. Paulo has also defined and manages any Food & Beverage service at the hotel.


Hotel Villa Favorita has 23 bedrooms. They are many differences between as it is a heritage and original building, therefore they are no standards. You will find them named under these three groups. The size of the rooms and suites go from 26 sqm to 56 sqm.

Bahía de la Concha rooms

All of them have beautiful views over the la Concha Bay. Within this type you will find different sizes options. The ones named Classic are on the first floors whereas the ones on the new and upper floors are described with the word Panoramic.

Sea View Suites

For those looking for more space and still enjoying the best views of San Sebastian you can offer your clients the two suites. One being a duplex, with a fully separated living room and the other has a nice lounge area.

Zubieta rooms

Overlooking the city you also have the option of taking a Zubieta room, great value for money with all the services and privileges of staying at Villa Favorita.


So close that you can see it from your room window La Perla Centro Talaso-Sport is one of the best thalassotherapy centres on the Cantabrian coast, so book your ideal treatments and rituals just in front of the hotel and the bay. La Perla Centro Talaso-Sport also provides its services at the hotel for the guests.


You will certainly be aware of the “Clefs d’Or”, the concierge association that is the most prestigious of the world founded by Ferdiland Gillet in 1929. Some of their values are “in service through friendship”, “strive for excellence”, “discretion”. You will recognise a few within its staff members by the distinctive on the lapel of their blazer.

The staff at Villa Favorita is fully committed to provide a personalised service and enrichen the experience of your guests with the best recommendations to enjoy every moment at the hotel and its surroundings. They will share with you their secret tips to have the most memorable experience. There is almost nothing they cannot do for you. Challenge them!


22km from San Sebastián airport

Check also the flight to Biarritz or Bilbao for more options.

Transfer available at an extra charge


Address: Zubieta Kalea, 26, 20007 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

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