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Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, E-20004 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Maria Cristina has always been a fantastic choice, but after the renovations done, there is simply no better hotel in the north of Spain. Beautiful property, great rooms, great bathrooms, ideal location and top service. We had some unusual requests because we wanted to sleep during the day and watch the Oscar Awards at night. They were able to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An elegant hotel that is simply beautiful and extremely comfortable. The staff are professional but still warm and welcoming. San Sebastian is a small town, still, the great location makes visiting easier. The concierge, Raul, knew his town inside out, but it was his enthusiasm that was infectious. You can't stay here, get guidance from Raul, see this town and... More

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Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Maria Cristina in March 2014 as part of a holiday through Spain. This was one of the best hotel choices we have made. Arriving by car, a short 1 hour or so drive from Bilbao, we entered the driveway of the Hotel at its impressive river front entrance and were greeted at the door by... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that I've stayed in them all but I can well understand why this hotel holds the number one slot as the best in San Sebastián!The hotel is ideally situated for the old town,the beaches,the main shopping thoroughfare of Avenida de la Libertad. Enter by the impressive hotel entrance overlooking the river and you come to the reception,behind which is... More

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

Dear Beetleperson1, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice comments. We are very glad to know how much you have appreciated the attention and service provided to you by our associates and we feel really proud while reading the way you describe our property. It is indeed rewarding to read that we fulfilled your expectation and that... More

San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to stay. Amazing service. Breakfast was free with my room and was sooo fresh. The location is perfect for walking to the old city. The concierge was very helpful in planning excursions.

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

Dear Anne B, It was a pleasure to note how much you enjoyed your stay with us and we would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with our breakfast and the service received. It is always gratifying to receive such praise. Thank you once again for taking the time to write. Looking forward to... More

Stockholm, Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautifully decorated hotels that I have stayed at. The employees are very friendly and helpful and the location is good, just next to the old town of San Sebastian. I will definately chose this hotel when I go back to San Sebastian next time.

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

Dear Globetrot... It was a pleasure to note how much you have appreciated our renovation, being considered one of the most beautifully decorated hotels by our guests is a matter of proud. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the social community and for recommending us. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Best... More

Oak Park, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have had the great pleasure of staying at this wonderful property for the past 19 years. It was beautiful prior to the complete renovation 2 years ago, and amazing since. Large rooms, attentive staff, great breakfast, perfect location. Everything you would expect from a Gran hotel! Looking forward to my 20th stay this July!

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

Dear DrJazz99, Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. We are grateful for your support and would like to thank you,especially for sharing your recommendation of our unique property with the rest of the traveller’s community. The loyalty of our guests is a matter of pride for us. Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

We visited San Sabestian during low season last year and the main reason we were there was for food. However, when we chose Maria Christina Hotel it turned out to be a nice surprise. It is located along the river bank, and just turned the corner of the street and you will reach the main boulevard. Within 15 Minutes' walk,... More

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

Dear Thomas L, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice comments. We are very glad to know how much you have appreciated the bottle of the red wine you received. Customer care is amongst our highest priorities and it is always gratifying to receive such praise. We remain at your entire disposal at the Maria Cristina and... More

lisbon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Great location. friendrly and helpfull staff. Great quality of architecture out side and inside hotel. The rooms are excellent bog with confort, good bathrooms. Excellent rfood and breakfast ( the orange juice could nbe better). Excellent bar with good coctails and confort. Excellent Hotel..

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

Dear janiceLis, It was a pleasure to note how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the social community and for recommending us. We are looking forward to welcoming you in the near future. Best regards, Stijn Oyen General Manager More

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this luxe hotel during a summer vacation, sans children. It's regal, historic, and very clean Situated in the heart of San Sebastian, it's just a short walk to many eateries, shops and the gorgeous beach. When I became severely ill with food poisoning, they sent an excellent doctor (and interpreter) to my room, within... More

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

Dear EvaWClark, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice comments. We are very glad to know how much you have appreciated the attention and service provided to you by our associates. It is indeed rewarding to read that we fulfilled your expectation and that we've created good memories for you to bring back home. We remain at... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian

Also Known As:
Maria Cristina Hotel
Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, E-20004 Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > Donostia-San Sebastian
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Donostia-San Sebastian
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Donostia-San Sebastian
#1 Business Hotel in Donostia-San Sebastian
#1 Luxury Hotel in Donostia-San Sebastian
#2 Romantic Hotel in Donostia-San Sebastian
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the recently renovated Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian, perfectly located in the heart of the city and a few meters away from the city center and the beach. With 136 comfortable rooms and suites, start a memorable morning at Easo restaurant with a delicious breakfast buffet, try the asiatic delights of Tse Yang restaurant and have a break in Dry Bar San Sebastian. Hotel Maria Cristina is the ideal place to live an unforgettable stay in a charming environment in San Sebastian. ... more   less 
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