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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Stayed at the Maria Cristina for a couple of nights during a short vacation in northern Spain. The hotel is located on a river bank within walking distance from all the major San Sebastian attractions. Staff very friendly and most helpful. Excellent breakfast. Best rooms overlook the river but obviously command premium pricing. Appears to have been popular with world...

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Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I was surprised to find this great luxury hotel in a small city like San Sebastian. All the staffs speak fluent English and the concierge was really helpful. The hotel is a walking distance to the old town where you can find local bars, local shops, church. Every few blocks you will find a nice park. We reserved the suite...

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Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is my third visit to this hotel and each time it excels. Lovely rooms, great bar, real service makes this place really excel. The only thing that’s very odd is there in house evening restaurant offers a rather odd ‘Oriental’ menu that just doesn’t really get close to producing anything good. Its rather UK high street takeaway at best...

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

Dear BatmanMarlborough, We are grateful for your support of The Maria Cristina Hotel over the years and do sincerely hope that we may continue to have the pleasure of your company in the future. Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We stayed at the Maria Christina for six nights in July in a river view room with a lovely view (room 415). Can't speak highly enough of this hotel; the service is wonderful; buffet breakfast one of the best we've seen and the hotel's Dry Bar makes the best made to order tortilla that I've ever eaten! The bar staff...

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

Dear MAndSYD, Customer care is amongst our highest priorities and it is always gratifying to receive such praise. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the service you received. Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Maria Cristina Hotel in the future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General...

Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This hotel is absolutely stunning. The decor and service are outstanding. It is perfectly located for enjoying all that San Sebastian has to offer. The concierge was very helpful in helping to secure a rental car and reservations at some of the top area restaurants. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday at Mugaritz and they easily secured us transfer to...

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

Dear KristinCulb, “¡Gracias!” or as we say in San Sebastian “Eskerrik asko”. Thank you very much for your nice comments. It was a pleasure to note how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Maria Cristina Hotel in the future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We were only supposed to stay here for 1 night but we decided that 1 night is NOT enough. We wanted to extend to 3 but only 2 nights was available. We got the suite and it is SPACIOUS with a HUGE living room and a seperate bedroom. The bed was very comfortable, firm yet soft at the same time....

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

Dear GrapTwig, How rewarding it's to read such nice comments, we would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the city, the hotel and the service you received. Making you feel welcome is amongst our highest priorities. It was a pleasure to note how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. We remain...

Belleville, Canada
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Perfect location for a visit to San Sebastian. Steps from the "new beach" and a 5 minute stroll to "La Concha". 2 minute walk to "the old town" - home of the city's popular Pinxto bars. There are hundreds of options. Shopping? All right there. Staff was very professional, friendly and excellent at their respective roles. Concierge helped with reservations,...

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

Dear DSRBrady, Thank you for having taken the time to write your comments about your stay at our hotel. We were sorry to learn of your concerns regarding the valet parking charge. We do apologize for not being up to your expectations. Your comments are of the utmost importance, as they provide the necessary information that allows us to address...

London
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely hotel with friendly staff and very comfortable rooms. Try and ask for a river view room. Only stayed there and didn't dine but breakfast looked plentiful. Rather pricy when there's a convention at the Kursaal so try and book early.

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

Dear Experttravelleruk1, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice comments. We are very glad to know how much you have appreciated our breakfast and the service provided to you by our associates. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

Reviewed 9 October 2015

So we didn't stay at the Hotel Maria Cristina, but I have to give a huge shout out and special mention to the doormen at this hotel. We were on our way to dinner on the Thursday night of our trip when the heavens opened and we had the worst rain I have seen in a long time - the...

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

Dear Amy C, How rewarding it's to read such nice comments, we would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the service you received. Making you feel welcome is amongst our highest priorities. We remain at your entire disposal at the Maria Cristina and look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to...

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have just finished 4 nights at the Maria Christina in a Premium riverside view room and were most impressed. It is exactly as a 5 star hotel should be, immaculately clean and tidy, welcoming staff who can't do enough for you and a charming ambience making it a true pleasure to stay there. The room was...

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Dear Clare J, Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with the hotel, your room and the service you received. We are grateful for your support and would like to thank you, once again, especially for sharing your recommendation of our unique property with the rest of...

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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
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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: $374 - $1,501 (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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