Tourist License Code: HS00704
Pronounce the name Donostia-San Sebastián is, among other lots of pleasant and beautiful things, like be permanently paying tribute to the film industry. Donostia and films are, in fact, synonimes.
Since 1953, when the international film festival of San Sebastián was born, donostiarrak (local people) and all those worldwide moviegoers await the Basque annual contest, in september, as a presentation scenario for the great works of the celluloid.
And, of course, talking about the film festival we should talk as well, mandatorily, about Astoria cinema. Because this magnificent Hotel Zinema7 we nowadays have the opportunity to enjoy was, before anything else, a theater-cinema, the biggest one of all of the city with a capacity to seat 1,524 people. Although the official seat of the contest used to be Victoria Eugenia Theater, the festival started soon to programme specific cycles and second sessions of films of the Official Section in other cinemas, like El Principe and Rex cinemas, and from 1962 onwards also Astoria. This way, those so relevant film rolls had to travel around all the city, just to Amara, very rapidly, to achieve be displayed in ours today`s hotel.
With all these clear references to the film industry it is not weird to say that this Hotel Zinema7 is a theme hotel dedicated to the the exaltation of this industry and of some many actors and actresses who ennobled it and that visited the city and left their mark on it. This way, there are rooms dedicated to Bette Davis, Glen Close, Sean Penn, Dennis Hooper, Meryl Streep, Richard Gere or Julia Roberts, to cite just some exemples, and so many other spaces, shared out by the hotel, dedicated to the greatest stars of this industry.
All the rooms in this Hotel Zinema7 are deligthfully decorated, perfectly personalized.
Thanks to its proximity to La Concha beach, which is 5 minutes away by car, this hotel is ideal for a sun-bathed holiday. Visitors will be also around 500 meters away from shops and restaurants in San Martin area.
Golf lovers will be able to practice their favourite sport in Golf Basozabal, which is 2km away from the hotel.
This hotel, until recently known as Astoria7, has been able to proudly bear the name of that container that, one fine day, decided to shelter it. From now on, new experiences await it under its new name of Hotel Zinema7