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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I expected great service from any hotel billed as part of the "Luxury Collection." This hotel did not disappoint from the moment we walked into the lobby until the day we picked up our rental car and drove off. Exceptional service from valet to reception to wait staff at the bar/restaurant. It appeared that many of the staff (reception, dining)...

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed as part of a long weekend Very central position in town Rooms large, well appointed, classic in style..... what you would expect. Very clean Staff were great, especially the concierge Lack of common rooms in hotel... not sure why as hotel looks huge from the outside Breakfast was good, buffet style, again nothing special..... sad indictment that even hotels...

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

Dear JASON B, 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 parking and the breakfast food. We do apologize for not being up to your expectations. On a more positive note, we were pleased to learn that you enjoyed every other...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hotel in a wonderful city. Location awesome, proximity to bus station was good. Close enough to the old town to be almost in it but not too close. Really good value considering the quality - and the breakfast was good. The concierge has fabulous knowledge of the pinxto trail, in fact so did the lady in...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I think unarguably the best hotel in San Sebastián, and deservedly. It oozes old school charm, has lovely rooms (bedrooms and public areas) and very attentive staff. I was there on business and it is a perfect venue for meetings. It would be equally good for a holiday.

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Navarre, Florida
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great stay, 10 beautiful days...good food & in the best city I been to in 52 years of travel through 132 countries. The rooms were well appointed in old world charm, VERY reasonably priced with nice breakfast.

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

Dear travelindoc2015, “¡Gracias!” or as we say in San Sebastian “Eskerrik asko”. Thank you very much for your nice comments. It is indeed rewarding to read that we fulfilled your expectation and that we've created good memories for you to bring back home. Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Maria Cristina Hotel in the...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed at the Maria Cristina in late 2016 and absolutely loved this hotel: it's all about the class and elegance of the beautiful city of San Sebastian made into a hotel. Incredibly helpful staff, beautiful rooms and hotel, lovely food, it does not get better than this. Thanks so much for such a pleasant stay.

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

Dear Diego M, “¡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

Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Wow, loved San Sebastián. The hotel location was perfect. Everything clean and comfortable. Quality Elemis toiletries, big soft towels. Lovely decor. Staff couldn't do enough for us Excellent breakfasts though be careful with the price of a whisky!

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

Dear 652angm, 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. Thank you for your time and hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to...

Almancil, Portugal
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Luxury with a smile. Friendly staff, good size rooms and yummy room service. There is a nice little garden next to the hotel which is great for walking your dog (if your traveling with one). The walls are on the thin side, I could hear my husband & son laughing all the way down the hall. Would stay here every...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I suppose this is like a Ritz Hotel or maybe the nicest hotel in San Sebastian. Everything is perfect here. The entrance, the grandiose of the straircase, the rooms, how the colours all go so well together, the magnificent breakfasts and the room it is in, that is magical the ceilings are so high and the view is uncluttered -the...

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Community of Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Definitely the best hotel in Spain. A true 5 star, just by the water. The rooms spacious and comfortable with every detail elaborated. Staff attendant and professional. Beautiful patio/garden to have a drink or snack. Perfectly located at the centre. Business space at the lobby with more than enough computers and printing service. Nothing to criticize, it is just perfect.

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

Dear adkc1, It was a pleasure to note how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. To be qualified as "The best in Spain" is an honor for us. Looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager

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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $392 - $1,498 (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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“good views all around on floor 3”
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“Rooms with a sea view can be noisy at night when there are events the beach venues so select room on an upper floor.”
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