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Gran Hotel La Perla

At a Glance


  • read your worn copy of The Sun Also Rises in the place where the book was first conceived
  • impeccable comfort


  • round-the-clock mayhem during San Fermín

Gran Hotel La Perla Review

The oldest hotel in Pamplona, after several years of refurbishing, has reinvented itself as a luxury lodging option. Rooms have been modernized and redecorated in plush pastels and sleek contemporary lines. Several have retained their early-20th-century style, among them Hemingway's (No. 201, from which he watched the running of the bulls in 1924). The hotel founder's son, Lalo Moreno, was a bullfighter, and the mounted heads of two of his taurine adversaries preside over the restaurant. Prices triple during San Fermín.

    Hotel Details

  • 44 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-12-2014

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