Nobu Hotel San Sebastián: Why visit in 2024?

Friday 15th Mar 2024 |

Nobu Hotel San Sebastián, a luxurious lifestyle retreat set against the stunning backdrop of La Concha Bay in Spain’s gastronomic paradise, celebrates its vibrant first year since opening in August 2023, offering an exclusive front-row seat to the city’s illustrious 2024 calendar of events.

Nobu Hotel San Sebastián

From the sparkling Semana Grande fireworks to the rhythmic beats of the Jazzaldia Festival, and the exploration of Basque wine culture during Txakoli Day, Nobu Hotel San Sebastián is a sleek haven for those seeking to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of local festivities, all while indulging in the stylish and luxurious surrounds and cuisine that Nobu Hotels are renowned for.

Rejoice in a magical midsummer celebration Noche de San Juan (23-24 June)

Embrace the summer solstice with the magical Noche de San Juan, a celebration where bonfires and midnight swims in the city signal renewal and good fortune. During an exclusive event at the Nobu Bar and Terrace, guests can enjoy a luxurious twist on traditional affairs, toasting to the summer with signature cocktails and light bites, such as Txangurro Tofu Bun and Black Cod Omelette, all from a prime vantage point over La Concha Bay.

Celebrate Basque’s Beloved Wine on Txakoli Day (29 June)

Delve into the heart of Basque wine culture on Txakoli Day, a day during which the city hosts an array of events to honour Txakoli, a crisp, refreshing and local white wine, including tastings and pairings. The celebration is set to continue at the Nobu restaurant, where guests can enjoy an exclusive selection of Txakoli wines, such as Katxiña from the charming fishing village of Orio, and Txakoli-based cocktails, like Bamboo Collins, from its curated wine and cocktail lists. Nobu’s signature dishes, such as Seabass with Miso Jalapeño Salsa, where the delicate flavours of the seabass are elevated by the zesty kick of the jalapeño, create a perfect match for Txakoli’s acidity and fruity notes.

Enjoy jazz on Nobu’s terrace during the Jazzaldia festival (24-31 July)

Every July, the city swings to the rhythms of Jazzaldia, the longest-standing jazz festival in Spain, which brings together the best of international jazz talent, against the picturesque backdrop of San Sebastián’s stunning beaches and historic venues​​​. With exclusive jazz nights on the Nobu Bar and Terrace, Nobu San Sebastián creates a sublime setting to experience the celebrations. Here, guests can enjoy intimate performances that blend the soulful sounds of jazz with breathtaking views of La Concha Bay.

Witness dazzling firework displays during Semana Grande (10-17 August)

Whether indulging in a cocktail or taking a dip in Nobu’s rooftop infinity pool, there’s no better place to be than Nobu San Sebastián’s exclusive terrace during Semana Grande, a week-long festivity marked by Basque folklore, concerts, flea and farmers markets, and gastronomic delights. The highlight is the international fireworks competition, an eye-catching spectacle that illuminates the night sky and reflects beautifully off the sea, drawing crowds from near and far to La Concha Bay. Nobu Hotel San Sebastián offers the ultimate vantage point from its exclusive terrace, ensuring guests have the best view of the fireworks over the bay. To commemorate the event, Nobu Hotel San Sebastian will launch an exciting “Fuegos & Helado” (fire and ice) celebration set to make the hotel a go-to destination for guests looking to take the festivities to new heights.

Dive into Basque culture with Euskal Jaiak (28 August – 8 September )

Nobu Hotel San Sebastián invites guests to dive deep into the heart of Basque culture during Euskal Jaiak, a vibrant celebration that showcases the region’s rich heritage and unique identity. This week-long festivity features ancestral dance and music workshops, displays of traditional Basque dress, and artisanal culinary and cider tastings, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to engage with and appreciate the local customs and traditions. The week culminates in the spectacle of one of the world’s most renowned rowing regattas, the Bandera de La Concha, a rowing regatta of global acclaim, unfolding against the magnificent panorama of La Concha Bay. Guests can witness this thrilling spectacle from the Nobu Bar and Terrace, complemented by Nobu Hotel San Sebastián’s indulgent and signature dishes that pay homage to celebrated local ingredients, such as crab, sea urchins, mackerel, and cod cheeks, artfully blended with Nobu’s signature Japanese aesthetic.

Join the global cinephile community at San Sebastián’s International Film Festival (20 – 28 September)

Perfectly located near the festival’s main venues and open-air screenings, Nobu San Sebastián is the perfect base to watch the city transform into a bustling hub of film directors, actors, journalists and enthusiasts for one of the world’s most prestigious international film festivals. Guests can relish in the star-studded atmosphere that pervades the city and walk the same streets where beloved Hollywood names such as Bette Davis and Alfred Hitchcock have roamed.

Discover haute cuisine at San Sebastián’s “Gastronomika” (7-9 October)

Nobu Hotel San Sebastián

Uncover first-class global cuisine at San Sebastián Gastronomika, a renowned gastronomic event that brings together an esteemed gathering of national and international culinary luminaries who have left an indelible mark on contemporary gastronomy. Amidst the festival’s excitement, Nobu Hotel San Sebastián stands as a culinary haven where tradition meets innovation, offering an unforgettable dining experience that embodies the spirit of the festival. Whether indulging in succulent seafood delicacies or savouring the intricate flavours of Wagyu beef, guests can embark on a gastronomic journey that marries the rich flavours of Spain with the refined elegance of Japanese cuisine with Nobu San Sebastian.

Rooms from £338 (€395) in low-season and £680(€795) in high-season based on 2 adults sharing a deluxe room, including breakfast.

To find out more or to book, visit sansebastian.nobuhotels.com/