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Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, E-20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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    4 of 5 stars
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Dublin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This Hotel is the best in San Sebastian, having stayed in others before. The room was very clean and well appointed and of a reasonable size. The location is also very good as it is located between the old and new area of the City. The Bar Manager is exceptional and I had the pleasure of drinking many of his... More

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

Dear Lepau, “¡Gracias!” or as we say in the Basque Country “Eskerrik asko”. Thank you very much for your nice comments and for recommending us. It is an honor for us to be qualified by you as the best hotel in San Sebastian. We hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to the Maria Cristina in the... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here two nights and have no complaints. We had an extra large room with a river/ocean view. It was super comfy - lovely sheets, huge bed, awesome bathroom. The only minor complaints would be cleanliness - there were some scuffs on the woodwork, some small stains on the carpet and some marks elsewhere in the room. BUT with... More

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

Dear ksr2013, Thank you for having taken the time to write your comments about your stay at our property. We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay despite of the small minus mentioned. Your comments are of the utmost importance, as they provide the necessary information that allows us to address situations and maintain or improve the... More

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180 reviews 180 reviews
110 hotel reviews
375 helpful votes 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clearly, a huge amount has been spent on upgrading this grande dame of a hotel, and the results are spectacular - even if the slightly minimalist bedrooms weren't quite to my taste. And the public areas - more traditionally opulent - are duly impressive. We did have a few niggles with service, but the hotel's General Manager intervened personally to... More

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

Dear JCW, We would like to thank you for letting us know how impressed you were with our renovation. I was very pleased to find out how much you did enjoy your stay with us. On top of that I am personally delighted we met during your stay with us. We remain at your entire disposal at the Maria Cristina... More

Malibu, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here during the jazz festival recently, for a full week. Upon reflection, I cannot think of a single flaw. The best part of our stay was the staff. Without fail or exception, they were friendly, polite, professional…and simply very nice people, one and all. The concierge team was knowledgeable and effective, and they made our stay so much... More

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

Dear kim d, We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we would like to thank you for letting us know how important our Concierge team’s attitude was to having met your expectations and that they were able to offer you such an excellent image of our hotel’s name. Thank you once again for taking... More

Delray Beach, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in June on a trip of Northern Spain. A magnificent, historic hotel, beautifully decorated and restored recently right in the middle of the prime area of the summer resort town of San Sebastian. Public areas are beautiful and the rooms very spacious. Close by to the fine shops, dining, and the Old City. This a great city... More

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

Dear jeffreyr932, How rewarding it's to read “Wonderful Hotel”, such a nice comment! 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... More

Connecticut
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I gave the Maria Cristina just an average rating, it is the only luxury property I know of in San Sebastian. My concerns with the hotel are that there is little to no information provided by the hotel about the hotel and the surrounding areas. Also, while sitting in the lounge, having a late afternoon glass of champagne, the... More

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

Dear scdm, Thank you for having taken the time to write your comments about your last stay at our property. We were sorry to learn that we did not meet your expectations and at the outset, would like to offer our sincere apologies for the disappointment you have expressed. We trust you will accept that the difficulties you experienced are... More

monein
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel right in the centre of town but you really pay for it. Service is good staff very friendly. Breakfast is extra and at 30 euros per person good but expensive. Tip leave the hotel by the garden side and enjoy an excellent breakfast at less than half the price in the beautiful plaza guipuzcoa and... More

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

Dear Rosie62Monein, Thank you for having taken the time to write your comments about your stay at our hotel. Your comments are of the utmost importance, as they provide the necessary information that allows us to address situations and maintain or improve the quality of services for which we are recognized. Looking forward to be again elected as your residence... More

Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitively the place to stay in San Sebastian, walking distance from the old town and La Concha, the architecture and room amenities are worth the price you'll have to pay to stay there. The only thing was not up to the expectations was the staff serving at the lobby bar, they should be better trained in how to fix cocktails... More

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

Dear Ramon Z, Thank you for having taken the time to write your comments about your stay at our hotel. We are glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay despite of the small minuses mentioned. We want to apologize that your experience at the Dry Bar let you down. Please be assured, the issues raised have been addressed... More

New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two incredible nights at the Hotel Maria Christina, a jewel of a hotel, a place where service, quality, and style all come together harmoniously. We were upgraded (thank you Amex Fine Hotel Program) to one of the most beautiful suites in which we've ever stayed. If we had merely had our bedroom with its impeccable design, canopied bed,... More

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

Dear RiddleySkyWalker, “¡Gracias!” or as we say in San Sebastian “Eskerrik asko”. Thank you very much for your nice comments. We are happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We truly believe in our dedication to excellence in our day to day operation, and we are glad that our hosts like you, recognizes those efforts. We... More

Seattle, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has been updated recently, and it shows. The bathrooms are beautiful, the plush room furniture and bedding is great. Their common areas are very classy, but what really sets this place apart is the level of service. The service is prompt, and happy. The location is good for easy access to la concha beach, and the old town... More

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

Dear SunnytheTraveller, 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 and our renovation. Thank you again for taking the time to write your comment and hope that we may have the pleasure of... More

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Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, E-20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian 5*
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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 
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