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“A home away from home, only better!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Cristina
Via Rieti 10, 60019 Senigallia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 60 Hotels in Senigallia
London
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A home away from home, only better!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have been to Senigallia three times now, including my most recent visit. We stayed (my sister, nephew and me) at this hotel and all I can say is WOW! I'm not a fan of big hotels because I find them too impersonal, so this hotel is perfect with its 5 (I think) floors of rooms. First, the position of the hotel is perfect. It's on a back street about 30 seconds walk from the main strip. It's extremely quiet so no disturbances whilst sleeping. All the rooms have got a balcony and sea view so every morning I saw the most beautiful sunrise. And fancy sitting on the loo watching the sea?! Very pleasant! The room was very spacious with pleanty of storage. The bathroom was a wet room and was very user friendly. The room was spotless. There's a safe in the wardrobe - you pay a €10 deposit and get that back at the end of your stay. Food - well. I put on a good half a stone there. The food is limitless! It's never ending! And it's delicious. The chefs are fantastic, and the waiters have got to be the hardest working people ever - and always with a smile and the personal touch. They really were fantastic. The dining room is lovely and you get to know your fellow guests but keep your intimacy too. You choose your meals the day before, two choices per course. There's a starter from the salad buffet, then your pasta or soup, then your main, then your pudding. They always bring round seconds and even thirds of each course. Breakfasts have the softest pastries as well as meat and ham, cerial, fruit, and yoghurt along with breakfast cake. Yum yum! And on the August bank holiday they had a FEAST with more food than I have ever seen AND a singer AND a photographer. Fantastic! Now to Stella and Nevio, the owners. More friendly and efficient people you won't find. They can both speak excellent English, they're kind, funny, and accommodating. An American couple had visited the town to find records for their grandmother who was born there. They'd been to the town hall for help but had been fobbed off. Nevio wouldn't accept that and spent around two hours making phone calls until he got results and the couple got the records they needed which made their stay even better. Nevio didn't have to do that but he did! And that sums them up. The hotel's got a fleet of bicycles which guests can use free which is SUCH a bonus. My sister did an early morning cycle and saw all sorts of lovely sights like fishermen coming in with their haul, and families in the sea AT SIX IN THE MORNING! The hotel's got a lovely night porter who is just as friendly and helpful as the day staff. This hotel really is lovely - it goes above and beyond what you would expect from a hotel. I highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms here are excellent.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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hotelCristina, Proprietario at Hotel Cristina, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Guest

we thank you very much indeed for your lovely revew.
It was a pleasure to have you with us at the Cristina Hotel and hope to see you again in the nearest future in Senigallia and of course with us.

We'll be waiting for your next visit.

With best regards
Stella and Nevio
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I have been 3 times to this hotel and the last time was in summer 2012. I found this hotel convenient well situated & near to the sea, staff very welcoming, clean with the cleanest restaurant kitchen I have ever seen, excellent meals & comfortable rooms. we spent a very nice relaxing holidays.

Room Tip: I perfer the room with the terrace which is rather big and can see the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hotelCristina, Proprietario at Hotel Cristina, responded to this review, March 31, 2013
Dear guest

Thank you very much indeed for your kind review.
We are happy to have been able to satisfy you and make you a pleasant hollyday

We hope to have you again as a guest at the hotel cristina.

Stella and Nevio
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The Hotel Cristina is located just 5 minutes walk from the sea,
It offers a full board with a good selection of food and drinks, it is very very very clean and the rooms are cozy and bright with big windows leading onto a terrace from which you can see the sea's shore.
Hotel Cristina is a family-run hotel; the two owners Nevio and Stella are truly lovely people who really know how to give a fantastic welcome making you feel at home!
This is the perfect place for groups of friends and families as well,
I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a pleasant and relaxing holiday.
I loved my holiday and I will come back here very soon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Buongiorno!

Rome is nice, but when you have seen rocks all day, and overpaid for everything, it is great to relax on one of the world's best beaches, widely unknown outside Italy, in Senigallia. The fine sand beaches, the relaxed atmosphere, the friendly and genuine people, the excellent food, the low prices (yes better and less expensive than the Mexican resorts), and... Hotel Cristina.

Cristina is a pearl, a gem, something that is more and more rare around the world. Yes, hotels there are hotels with great business-like service if you can afford them. But at Hotel Cristina, you get highly personalized service and a family atmosphere. You will find yourself at home. The owners, a wonderful, hard working couple, do anything for you to feel special. If you need anything, you get it immediately. The waiters ALWAYS have a smile on their face and are genuinely friendly. The hotel is in a quiet street a few steps from the beach. The food is excellent and ever changing. Lots of fresh fish and seashells, flambe ice cream, and deliciously fresh egg pasta. The prices are excellent. We tried other hotels in Senigallia in the past, but we like this one best, by far.

The waters of the Adriatic are warm, transparent and shallow. They provide small, tender and delicious seafood and seashells. And fresh means from this morning catch! No frozen shrimp like in California! Encora? encora? (more? more?) the waiters tell us as they come around for seconds or thirds. They will serve you until your belly explodes. We wanted to skip meals but we couldn't, it was too good!

We had the best vacations ever in Senigallia and at the Cristina. We can't wait to go back!

Forza Cristina! Grazie mille!

Room Tip: Get the top floor. The rooms (there are only 2) are small but on the 5th floor you get half of the b...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I stayed here recently to attend the Summer Jamboree, which is a 1940's/1950's themed festival. Apart from this annual festival the resort is not well attended by British people. It is primarily an Italian resort with some German tourists. The resort is clean, safe and has many excellent bars and restaurants. The beaches are well kept, most areas of beach are privately owned by adjacent hotels. English is not widely spoken, I ordered a beer with a vodka and diet coke and was most surprised when it was served in the same glass !!.
The Cristina is a budget hotel, I paid 116 Euros a night for two persons bed and breakfast during the peak August season. The hotel does not accept credit cards, cash only. A friend stayed in the Marconi which was 275 euros a night. The Cristina's owners managers speak very good English and are very friendly and helpful. We were made very welcome. The room was small as was the bathroom, but spotlessly clean and maintained that way with excellent daily room service. There is a buffet breakfast, Italian and German cuisine, each morning, you can cook yourself fresh boiled eggs. I made the mistake of picking two eggs up on the first morning thinking they were hard boiled. They were raw, you have to slip them for 10 minutes into a water boiler. God knows what the locals made of me :) There are good quality bikes at the hotel which you can use for free. There is air conditioning in the room between 2pm and 6.00am daily. There is an internet point, this means there is a computer which is connected to the internet in the lobby which you can use for free. There is a tiny terrace at the front of the hotel which is a small table width. It overlooks the street. The hotel is set one block back from the coastal road. I believe the top stories of the hotel have sea views, if you are at the front. There is a roof terrace for the exclusive use of the penthouse suites at the top of the hotel. Most locals and German's using the Hotel seem to be on a full board package which seemed very popular. The hotel has a private section od beach adjacent to it with sunloungers, umbrellas and shaded areas, all included in the price.
I believe the hotel represented good value and would stay again.

Room Tip: Get a room as high up as possible for a view.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Rieti 10, 60019 Senigallia, Italy
Location: Italy > Marche > Province of Ancona > Senigallia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 60 Hotels in Senigallia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel 3 stars completely renovated, central location near the sea, homely environment, free bike service, attention to details, typical local food. ... more   less 
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