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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this hotel. Stayed 2 nights in a premium river view room with one of the best beds I've ever slept in! The staff was very friendly and could not have been more helpful. The location is great. This is without doubt one of my favourite hotels!

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Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
23 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is beautiful and has a very imposing lobby, yet is not intimidating and the staff are warm, friendly and professional and provide what you expect from a 5 star hotel.The room was decorated to a very high standard and we were extremely comfortable. The breakfast is an area which could be improved as it doesn't have enough variety.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Truly awesome hotel!! Stayed there a couple of weeks ago and was the best hotel we stayed at in all of Spain in the 2 weeks we were there. Rooms are beautiful, location fantastic, hotel staff was perfect and food was superb (only sampled breakfast and afternoon drinks). Not enough great adjectives to describe this place.

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Shanghai, China
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We travelled a lot around the world, stood in many good hotels in different cities and of different hotel chains. Many are five star! But there are five star and five star hotels of different level! And this one might be the best five star hotel in Spain. Really and outstanding place, taking breakfast on the terrace is a pleasure,... More

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Gandia, Spain
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103 reviews 103 reviews
80 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a world class hotel in virtually every respect. I have stayed here several times and enjoyed it thoroughly each time. I have always rated it five star deluxe though this time I was just a little disappointed. Firstly the breakfasts do not seem as good as they once were. There seems to be a lot less choice than... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is probably the best Hotel I ever stayed in. Very professional staff from the front door throughout the hotel. Classic bar with classic cocktails. Very helpful Concierge and fantastic Spanish breakfasts. Ideal Hotel for a romantic stay. Simple and easy way to use Valet for parking your car

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
32 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff and concierge could not have been more helpful. The historic building is simply beautiful and our room was so comfortable. The location was excellent, just steps away from the beach and the old village. The market staff located in the hotel were especially helpful in guiding us to the best pintxos!!!

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Dublin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Scottsdale, Arizona
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an opulent hotel that looks like it was the grand dame of San Sebastian at some time and has been beautiful reappointed with very comfortable and beautiful rooms. The service was very good and the location couldn't have been better, right in the heart of the old town. Reading some of the other reviews in the San Sebastian... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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