This stylish, business-forward hotel located right in the heart of Pamplona stands out amongst the nearby pensions and old-world hotels as a well-priced, modern option for those looking to be in the center of town.
Prices and availability here (and everywhere in town) spike during the festival de San Fermín, so if you are coming to see the bull runs make sure to plan well in advance.
The 147 rooms in Hotel Maisonnave are unfussy and clean, featuring flat screen TVs, AC, and comfortable beds that hit all of the checkmarks on functionality. Pleasant wood floors and black & white canvas photos add some character to the otherwise simple surroundings. Suites and superior rooms deliver extra style and space for those guests wanting something more.
Though room service from the restaurant stops at 11pm, the hotel uses a 24-hour pizza joint nearby to deliver any late-night cravings fresh to your room.
Bathrooms in standard rooms are simple yet effective, with tile floors and walls and plush embroidered towels.
YOU SHOULD KNOW Standard rooms only have an all-in-one hair + body gel on offer for the shower – we’d suggest bringing your own shampoo or upgrading rooms.
Colorful abstract art provides a stylish décor to the airy reception area. Guests are welcome to relax in a lounge space tucked in the back that features comfortable red leather chairs and couches.
The hotel features a small sauna on the 3rd floor that is complimentary for guests.
The fitness room is hidden away on the 6th floor and features a few cardio machines and a strength machine but is otherwise pretty limited in both options and space.
In the rear of the hotel is Restaurante Ansoleaga33, a tasteful dining room with menus that fuses Donostiarra and Navarra cuisine into a delicious outcome of seafoods and vegetables. The space also houses the daily buffet breakfast. In the front of the hotel, a classic street-side café offers guests a more leisurely hangout while still providing a wide variety of traditional food options.
With an entrance from both the lobby and the busy street outside, a traditional Basque café brings in an enjoyable mix of locals and hotel guests. Guests can enjoy coffees and pintxos earlier in the day and the space quickly turns into a busy scene in the evening as the beer and wine flows and local sports play on the TV above.
The hotel’s central location in the old town means most every attraction in Pamplona is within a short walk. The bus station is less than a 15-minute walk away for adventures outside of town, and cabs are an easy option for everything else.
While The Michelin-starred Restaurante Europa (5-minute walk) gets all the attention in town, we were turned onto Restaurante Anttonenea (3-minute walk), a long-standing family-run establishment that, while less known to tourists, is equally regarded by the locals. Both require reservations.
Café Iruña (4-minute walk), is a historic art-deco institution on Plaza del Castillo where patrons can eat and drink under the arcade while gazing out on the gorgeous square. Just adjacent to the plaza is San Nicholas Street (5-minute walk), the epicenter of nightlife in the old town, where dozens of bars overcrowd with travelers and locals long into the night.
WHY WE LIKE IT
The central location of the hotel is hard to beat, and with a large quantity of rooms available you can find great prices here compared to other four-star hotels in the area. Comfortable rooms, stylish design, and a great café all make Hotel Maisonnave a great place to stay for work and leisure alike.