This was the most amazing lunch we had while in San Sebastián. Service was great and food was excellent. The atmosphere can not be beat in this beautiful city. We stopped in here after a long walk around the city and it was a perfect view on the deck over looking the bay. The salt cod was amazing. Sardines and salad all perfect!! On addition, the service was excellent. It is Spain so if your American, slow down and enjoy your food, things are not fast paced around other parts of the world. Enjoy!!
Great Restaurant at a lovley beach promenade with a great view to the beach. The food and service were first class. We went there with a group of colleagues to have some seafood. The seafood was delicious, as well as the wine.
As with the other reviewer, our hotel hostess suggested we try La Perla, and suggested we ask for the "menu del dia". However, we found this place completely confusing. We first tried sitting on one patio overlooking the beach, but we were told that we had to go inside to order and the whole lack of service and confusion about seating and ordering was enough to make us leave. Then we realized that there was another patio on the other side, that looked slightly more formal than the first patio. So we tried that one, but again realized we had to go inside to order.
Once inside, we were completely ignored by staff, and it was very unclear how to go about getting a meal. So we ordered a drink and one plate of tapas, took it out to the patio, and left shortly after. We never did get to experience the menu del dia, which might have been amazing. But the lack of service and attention was enough for us to decide to pass.
For 100 Euro, my husband and I both got 40 minute Vichy massages. You basically lay on a table while warm saltwater pours all over you, while getting massaged by a person. Pretty sweet, and a nice way to unwind after walking around Europe for nearly 2 weeks.
This place was amazing. Went there on a rainy day after having driven a super long road trip. Did 2hrs and left feeling rejuvenated. I found it a little weird that you pay based upon how long you spend there. We chose the 2hr options which was just enough time. I got to explore all their offerings available with my package within that time. I did not stop to nap anywhere though which I saw others doing they looked very happy and relaxed to. I have never had to wear a swim cap before but hey no worries. This place was awesome!!!
Our hostess at our hotel (the amazing Bellas Artes) gave us the lowdown on La Perla. It is a spa down below but has a restaurant on the upper level. The insider secret is that they have a daily lunch menu. Apparently they can be pricey for dinner, but after looking at our credit card bill, we only spent $50 US for two 3 course meals and a bottle of wine. Oh and did I mention that you are sitting right on the beach looking out on the bay. The food was good as I recall, but really the price and the view are what I remember the most. Also the never ending wine that seemed to be coming out I am sure helped as well. So go for lunch and then snack on pinxtos latter that night.
They have several saltwater pools with different temperatures and features, like waterfalls, massaging sprays and whirlpools. There is also a slightly cooler pool with lots of sports equipments inside, and a really cold pool which looks awesome but i didn't dare to visit. The hot jacuzzi is surrounded by loungers, from where you can watch the beach and the sunset. We didn't try them because they didn' look so special, but in the spanish comment i read the have heat radiators, so you will not freeze when coming out of the warm waters. They have two saunas and two steam baths, which are all nice. In the hallway between them you will find the peculiar sight of a lucent little mountain of white crystals, which i first mistook for a giant heap of salt. But it's ice from a wall dispenser, first falling on a shelf and then forming a bigger pile on the ground. Nice to cool yourself down after the sauna! There's a corridor which provides alternating hot and cold water spurts.
Especially nice was the room where you can lay down on water beds and just relax. It's better than it sounds! The paying system is convenient: you can pay for 2, 3 or 5 hours in advance, extra time costs you additionally 2 Euros per 20 minutes. Don't underestimate the amount of time you can spend here easily and go directly for 3 or even 5 hours, i could have spend 5 hours but instead we aimed too short and then decided to just pay the extra money in exchange for more time. I think they even don't charge more than 2 euros in total, even when you take more time than 20 minutes. When we came out finally i was surprised how cheap our fine was. The spa looks pretty fine except for the ceiling, by which you can see the spa has been around for some time. There are lots of changing cubicles, everything is very clean, the showers are comfortably big (but i had difficulties with the shower temperature, maybe some of them are fixed to a specific one), and there are many mirrors and free hair dryers in the changing zone. The key for your locker is on a ribbon that you can simply wear around your neck. We were there in a nonbusy afternoon and not high season time, so it was totally not crowded.
If you are in town or close, don't hesitate to spend half a day here! It's worth it :)
(Since i had a spanish native with me, i don't know how the experience for non-spanish speakers are)
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