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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

If you can afford the very steep price, hotels don't get much better than this. It has a great location just on the edge of the old city. It has a surprisingly good pan Asian restaurant which is excellent and fairly priced if you want a break from the pintxos. The rooms are spacious and the service excellent. Top of...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Alan O, Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are particularly pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Café Saigon and the service provided throughout the hotel. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again. Best reagrds, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Reviewed 23 August 2015

We stayed here as a family during our recent trip to northern Spain, hotel staff is extremely professional- not particularly warm and friendly, but very competent and accommodating, We were fortunate and had rooms that looked out the front of the hotel onto the river. The rooms seem to have been recently renovated and were quite nice. The location of...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear ATK212, It is gratifying to read such high praise and to hear that you enjoyed the river view room and the variety of our Food and Beverage offerings. As you say, Semana Grande is an exceptional event here in San Sebastian and there is a lot of activity every evening. We hope to welcome you again soon. Best regards,...

Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as a treat while exploring the Basque Country. The room was obviously amazing. It had one of the biggest beds I've ever slept in and the bathroom was palatial. There were loads of lovely little touches. They brought free wine and cheese to the room in the afternoon and turned the bed down in...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Ryan G, Thank you first of all for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased that you enjoyed the room and the personal touches that we try to provide. We equally take note of your comments regarding the DRY Bar and the courtesy room, it is thanks to these comments that we strive to improve all...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 20 August 2015

First time in San Sebastian and so happy we chose this hotel. From it's amazing location to the friendly staff and great tails at the hotel bar Dry! Convenient walking distance to the Pintxos bars, beaches and shopping. Our only hotel choice next time we return to San Sebastian! Ps.. do yourselves a favor and take a 12 minute taxi...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Alessandro S, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and the openness of the staff, who will be duly congratulated. We hope to welcome you again in the Culinary Capital. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

We stayed for two nights as part of our honeymoon. The hotel itself was extremely lovely. Very smart with extremely efficient and welcoming staff, particularly on the door and on the concierge. Our room was large with an enormous bed which was very comfortable. The bathroom was plush, featuring a separate bath and rainforest-style shower. Breakfasts were plentiful, featuring an...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Nathalie T, We are honoured that you chose our hotel for a part of your honeymoon and thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. It is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast, room and the welcome provided upon arrival. We take note of your comments regarding the bar and we will strive to ensure...

Toulouse, France
Reviewed 17 August 2015

We looked at some of the other hotel reviews for San Sebastian and after passing Hotel Maria Cristina by accident concluded that it was in quite a different league to most of the other hotels in the centre. It’s an imposing hotel with quiet charm and finesse. For us, it is ideally located overlooking the Urumea River - not far...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear dubaijournal, First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your opinion regarding your recent stay in the Hotel Maria Cristina. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the decoration of the hotel and the rooms. As you rightly state, the hotel is blessed with its central location, ideal for exploring the delights of this beautiful...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 August 2015

You could stay a month , this hotel is large enough to have all the perks but yet still has personal touches that you appreciate , rooms are wonderful , comfortable beds , bathrooms with a bath and shower... the breakfast room is stellar stay here for at least an hour each morning!! concierge extremely helpful...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear Nicola G, Thank you for your kind words. It is always rewarding to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us, in particular the rooms and the personalized service that we strive to provide. We hope to welcome you again in San Sebastian. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 14 August 2015

This hotel deserves all of the sterling reviews that you can read here. I would like to focus on cost, service, and one room. Because of the multiple booking options at the SPG website, we were able to reseve a standard room for $180 and points. This is a spectacular value. Then we applied for an upgrade. Perhaps August is...

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear CDinDC20009, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for sharing your experience. We will not hesitate in communicating your kind words with the hotel’s staff, especially Fabiola, who helped maked your stay what it was. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again in the Maria Cristina. Best regards, Stijn...

Durham, Connecticut
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

After traveling around the Basque region by train and bus, we were looking forward to relaxing in the lap of luxury at this hotel. It did not disappoint! The rooms were absolutely beautiful and the bedding sumptuous. The hotel staff was very accommodating and we enjoyed chatting with them while sampling the food and wine.

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maria-cristina-hotel, Director General at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear betsygggg, We are pleased to hear that the Hotel Maria Cristina lived up to your expectations and thank you for sharing your opinion with the TripAdvisor Community. We will pass on your kind words regarding the service in the bar. We hope to welcome you again in the hotel, should you be in the area again. Best regards, Stijn...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

This hotel is an expensive yet oh so worth it treat. From the minute you step onto the pavement the hotel treats you like royalty. The rooms and hotel are high quality and spotless. Breakfast was great with endless amount of options. Well located next to the old town. I can't accurately express how much I enjoyed my stay here....

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Dear qtsara615, It is a genuine pleasure to read such effusive praise following your recent stay with us. We are overjoyed that you enjoyed not only the rooms but the breakfast offering and the service. We hope to welcome you again in the Culinary Capital. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Century of Elegance in San Sebastian - Since opening in 1912 the restored Hotel Maria Cristina has been closely linked to the history and cultural life of San Sebastian. The lavish Belle Epoque interior is filled with soaring columns, 19th-century portraits, rich silk brocades and glorious chandeliers making for a truly opulent experience.Experience gracious hospitality on a grand scale in the hotel's rooms and suites. Decorated in a sophisticated palette of greys and white, the rooms are a quiet haven of luxury. Style, technology and a dazzling range of services which combined make for an unforgettable stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $367 - $1,450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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