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Talaimendi Apartments

Talaimendi Auzoa 708, Zarautz, Spain

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Talaimendi Apartments
Reviews (17)
4.5 out of 5

17 apartment to suites with magnificent mountain views. Designed to mix modern and traditional Basque.

You'll feel right at home ... or better.

Each Apart to Suites feature a bedroom, private bathroom, spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen (utensils, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, coffee ...), 32 to inch plasma TV, free connection through WIFI, most with private terrace or balcony.

Location

A short walk from one of the best surf beaches in the Bay of Biscay and 15 minutes walk to the center of the town.

These apartments are an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday or even long stays.

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17 REVIEWS
     

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Review from Niall
Niall
Lifford
September 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Zarautz was great, lovely little town. We flew to Biarritz and hired a car and drove down, easy commute. Accomodation was great. There was no one in the office when we arrived, but that was at midday and we knew that check In wasn't supposed to be until 4.

The apartments were huge and comfortable. They are in a quiet area, 25 minute walk to the surf school and also to the old town. We needed the car to get to the shops as walking was a bit far. The eastern end of the beach was close enough, but the surf school was farther than we were expecting.

Beach was gorgeous. Packed every day with Spanish and Dutch and Belgians, very few people speaking English as a first language, which was refreshing. Water was lovely and warm too. The Basque area is interesting, San Sebastian and Bilbao are not too far away and well worth a visit.

Getaria, just around the corner from Zarutz, has some brilliant fish restaurants and is a must-visit for any one going to the area. Plenty of other nice restaurants in Zarutz too, the exact names escape me at the moment though.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were good. Instructor was good and spoke very good English. There was a problem initially as the first lesson was only an hour instead of the 90minutes expected, but we got that sorted for the second lesson.

Review from John and Pam
John and Pam
Cheshire
August 2017
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had been to Zarautz last year and had stayed in a town centre hotel so we knew a little about the town. Our daily routine was a walk down to the promenade (takes around 15 minutes) and a leisurely stroll along the promenade watching the (mainly) Spanish people enjoying the beach and the surf.

At the end of the prom we turned into the old town where there are lots and lots of cafe bars where you can sit and watch the world by. There are a couple of local supermarkets that stay open through the 3hr (1pm to 4pm) siesta. The area at the bottom of the hill from the apartment when walking into town is called San Pelaio and there are several bars and a grocery shop there.

There is also a railway station here to San Sebastian so it's not necessary to walk to the main station in the town. Trains to San Sebastian are half hourly the fare is less than 4euros return and it takes around thirty minutes.

The apartments are modern, clean and comfortable. We were on the first floor with a balcony. There is a lift. We overlooked the car park, the main road and the narrow gauge railway so we spent a lot of time on the balcony watching the world go by whilst enjoying a glass or three of the local brews.

We met three of the receptionists while we were there. Two young ladies and a young man. All spoke English and were very helpful, especially Mi, a delightful Basque beauty who could not do enough for us. Note car parking in town is difficult and in the high season almost impossible

Review from Joel
Joel
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
August 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Apartment was great. Mi, the manager of the apartment, was exceptionally helpful and hospitable. Zarautz was fantastic in that it seemed to be more of a local holiday destination than tourist, we were able to test out our limited Spanish conversation as the local restaurants all spoke in Spanish (and had limited English to get out of trouble!).
We got a few waves on one day, however although the surf wasn’t the best at the time – the beach was happening but not too crowded so we spent most of our time there.
We made it to San Seb on one day, it was ideal, a 15minute drive and an attractive drive at that. We parked in the main shopping centre car park for 8-9 hours and it only cost €13 euro so stayed there for some food and drinks in the evening before heading back. All in all we had a great time there.

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Review from Martina
Martina
Dublin
August 2017
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We thought Zarautz was a really lovely town. I had only ever been to the costa del sol area in Spain before and we found it much different! The people were very friendly and helpful. The accommodation was really nice, a bit of a walk from the beach but we had rented a car so that was fine.
The people on reception at the apartments were particularly helpful and recommended lots of nice restaurants.
Overall we found the town had a really nice friendly atmosphere and we would definitely go back, I should probably learn some Spanish before the next time though!

How were the surf lessons?

     

We went surfing 3 of the days. We were delighted to find the boards that Pukas surf school gave us and the wetsuits were of really good quality compared to previous experiences with rental places. The people there were very nice too.

Review from Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Netherlands, Voorburg
July 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We did like Talaimendi Apartments. It's in walking distance of the beach. The center of the town has some nice places to eat. Avoid having dinner at the boulevard, since the food is of poor quality. Downtown it's much better! For shopping it's better to have a car. The accomodation is fairly new and everything functiones well. The owner is friendly and likes to give tips for good food and nice trips in the area.

Review from Monique
Monique
Heemskerk
July 2017
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This is the second time we booked through your website and both times it was great. The other time was in Ericeira, Portugal. We loved Zarautz and the apartment and the surf lessons where great.
We did not have good weather every day but we had a great time. The people in Zarautz are very nice and the pinxtos on the bar where really delicious.
We also went a day to San Sebastian and that is a nice city to. We only went shopping but you can do that all day long. Getaria we liked it for an afternoon.

How were the surf lessons?

     

They were a lot of fun. The surf instructors were really great!

Review from  Wendy
Wendy
Dublin
July 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Yes everything went great. The apartments were absolutely lovely. We all had a super time!

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf school was great.

Review from Rebecca
Rebecca
Kerry
July 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had the best time! We did 4 nights in Zarautz and 4 in Biarritz. Both apartments - especially Talaimendi in Zarauz - were incredible. The terrace we had in Talaimendi was bigger than my whole flat ha!
We didn't see a great deal of the surf competition- a little early for us - but we enjoyed the atmosphere and saw some of the bands and stuff at night.
Biarritz was beautiful, if a little expensive, but 4 nights was perfect. Travelling between the two was a breeze too, very impressed with the trains and coaches in the area.

Review from Jennie
Jennie
Dublin
June 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Best. Holiday. Ever. The apartment was amazing. Zarautz is a perfect little town and the fact that San Sebastian is so close really cemented the deal. We partied in San Sebastian and just chilled in Zarautz.
With regards to food and eating out, we mainly cooked ourselves, but the nightlife in San Sebastian was pretty excellent. The holiday was so good and the people so amazing, that the 3 of us have decided to learn spanish and move to Spain for a month next june!!

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf school people were so nice and really helpful and our instructor was just fantastic - me and the other 2 are all at different levels and they catered for all of us. really think my surfing improved, met some amazing people and got to mingle with the glitterati at the film festival and at the surf competition in France.

Review from Melanie 
Melanie 
England
June 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The holiday was great all round - the area is fantastic, Zarautz beach just what we wanted. Apartment was very good and well equipped and the service was excellent. Would like to go there again sometime.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The girls enjoyed surf lessons and it was great for bodyborading.

Review from Fran
Fran
Athlone
June 2017
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a great time in Zarautz. The Apartment was quality and very walkable from the beach. The drive from Santander was cruisy (an hour and a half away and easy to find). We hit San Sebastian for the livelier nightlife and it didn't disappoint

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf shop guys were very easygoing with taking various boards out and the lessons were decent too.

Review from Raema
Raema
New Zeland
June 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a super time, the apartment was really modern and a great place to stay. Adur and our instructor Julen were so friendly and helpful in everyway. Zarautz was really nice. We went to San Sebastian one afternoon, we didn't hire a car but found the public transport very good.
Definately feel confident in going out with a surf board and found it a great activity to make a holiday around.

Review from Trevor
Trevor
Wicklow
June 2017
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The apartments are top notch ! We had one of the top floor apartments which has a huge balcony/patio which was ideal for drying the gear. Tap on it for rinsing too. Zarautz (which I still cannot pronounce correctly !) is a really nice town. Similiar to SanSeb on a smaller scale.
Some great restaurants for eating in as well as the Pinxto bars. Restaurant Karlos Arguinano and Kulixka are 2 we went to which are great.
I'll be heading back for sure with a few mates sometime. Long weekend is highly possible if you fly to Bilbao. Surf was great almost every day - largely its a intermediates dream most days

Review from Rick
Rick
Holland
May 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great time - if you are looking for a luxury apartment nearby the best waves of europa go for it :)

Review from Sue
Sue
Dublin
April 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Zarautz is a really cool beach town, loved the action on the promenade and the Djs at night kept the party going. Very laid back and everything quite accessible. Apartments were nicer than mine back home!

Review from Rob
Rob
Galway
March 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

What a place, loved every minute of it!

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfed non stop - lessons were great and waves uncrowded!

Review from Janet
Janet
Bolton
October 2016
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Just wanted to say we had a fabulous time in Zarautz! The apartment was lovely, the staff couldn't have been nicer.

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surfing was great. Our instructor Nikolas was lovely.

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Number of people: 50
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Apart-Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Each Apart to Suites feature a bedroom, private bathroom, large lounge, fully equipped kitchen (utensils, washing machine,dishwasher, microwave, ceramic hob, fridge freezer, coffee…), 32 to inch plasma TV, free connection through WIFI, private terrace or balcony. The bedroom can be a double or two twins. The living room has a double sofa bed. An extra bed can be added for an extra charge payable on site

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Bilbao
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 80
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 60 minutes
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

In the booking steps you can add surf lessons from any of our certified surf school partners below.

  • The surf school will either pick you up at your accommodation or meet you at the nearest beach as detail in their profile below.
  • The surf school will always contact you the day before to arrange the exact time of your lesson and meet up details.
  • Due to changing tides & conditions exact surf lesson times are not decided until the day before.
  • The full contact details of our surf school partners are included in your confirmation voucher
  • All our surf school partners are certified with their countries National Surfing Association
Tip: If you are staying for 7 nights we always recommend 5 days of surf lessons. Start the day after you arrive so you don't miss any good waves! You can choose your surf days in the checkout.

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Zarautz is Spain's foremost Surf town - its beach is 2.5km of highly consistent surf offering many different peaks for all standards of surfers. The town is a great place to learn how to surf and has been home to many of Spain's Champion surfers including Aritz Arinburu.

Every September it hosts an WSL surf event with all the world's top Pro's out competing for the title.

A few kms East towards San Sebastian you'll find Orio - a very nice beachbreak in beautiful surroundings.

Further East is San Sebastian and it's city surf beach La Zurriola. Biarritz, France is 70 kms away. Hossegor & Capbreton are a bit further, 90kms away, both a great day trip.

West of Zarautz you will find many surf breaks including the world famous Mundaka, and Menakoz, Zamaia & Laga. A surfer's paradise

Come Surf Zarautz with us…

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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