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Hotel San Cristobal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Ramon y Cajal 3, 29601 Marbella, Spain   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #25 of 77 Hotels in Marbella
staffordshire
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have just returned from this hotel - It is a great hotel in the heart of Marbella surrounded by shops and restaurants. The beach is a 2 minute walk away, the rooms are spacious and clean and the breakfast is fine. I would definitely recommend it and I shall definitely be returning.

Room Tip: The higher up the better. Always ask for a balcony.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We stayed 2 nights here and the location is fantastic - 2 minutes to the orange square.
You go in through a shopping centre. Staff were fantastic and the room was very large. Basic but this is a budget hotel so you get what you pay for.
Would definately go back if going for a weekend however no pool and so wouldn't stay for any longer.
Parking is close byhowever its 15 euros for 24hours

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

I have just returned from 3 days in Marbella and my 6th time at Hotel San Cristobal. It's a great little hotel in the heart of Marbella and you can choose from loads of shops and restaurants or simply walk to the beach within a few minutes. The rooms are spacious and clean and the breakfast which is included is brilliant. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ballymena
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Hotel San Cristobal is an excellant place to stay. It is friendly, clean with very friendly and helpful staff. It is situated in the heart of Marbella with easy access to many delightful spots for you to visit. The meals are excellant and very good value. We have visited the hotel for at least 10 years and would recommend it to anyone. It is family friendly and also would suit couples of any age. The prices vary according to season but we find it is good value for money.
If you want to explore you will find easy access to mosy areas either by bus or taxi which are not overly expensive. Try it for yourself and enjoy.

Room Tip: The upper rooms are very good, quiet and with balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Just returned from a great 4 night visit to marbella , the San Cristobal hotel was a really central location for a winter break , while visiting the costa del sol. The staff at this 3 star hotel were always very helpfull at all times , and we all enjoyed our stay at this venue which is in a great position for the , Old Town, and the beach area. The Marbella Old Town , we never get bored with, some great tapas bars and friendly people, give this area a visit its great. Neil ayr

Room Tip: higher floors overlook park opposite
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Excellent location near the center of town and also near the beach.Nightlife great.Service in the hotel great.Food great.Old town excellent.

Room Tip: The taxi service alot quicker than the bus.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The hotel is located in the very middle of Marbella, which is a very good benefit for those, who plan to stay for short and has things to do in Marbella city center. You can reach from here everything important. The only advantage is it's disadvantage also: the hotel rooms (especiallyy which are looking to the main road) are very very loud, no silent not even for a minute, you can hear the traffic jam, the people walking down on the road and so on. It's really very loud! Until our 7 days stay we could barely get a long sleep, since the spanish mentality is, that people start to go out in the evening from 8 oclock or even later, they also get to bed later, so there won't be any silent till 2 oclock in the morning. The rooms are okay, the price is kinda high compared to the quality. The staff barely speaks english.

Room Tip: Rooms looking to the main street are NOT recommended.
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel San Cristobal

Address: Avenida Ramon y Cajal 3, 29601 Marbella, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > Costa del Sol > Marbella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Marbella
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Marbella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel San Cristobal 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Downtown Marbella and 225 mts. from the Beach and the Sea promenade in front of the Alameda ParkShoping, restaurants,bars and Entertainment around the hotel not needing Vehicle.96 rooms (70% with terrace) redecorated between 2003 and 2007) complete bathroom, hair dryer ,telephone,satelite chanel TV, rental safe box, air conditioned and heating.Breakfast buffet. Lunch/dinner waiter service daily menu.Bar and meeting room 100 people with free WIFI.Over 800 private parking places 250 mts around hotel, the hotel owns a limited nº at special fare. Not suitable for phisically handicapped persons.Granted with “Q” Tourism Spanish autorities quality award and ISO14001 environmental management standard ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Residencia San Cristobal Marbella

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