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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and loved it. Gorgeous hotel and rooms. The staff is very nice and was helpful will day plans and restaurants!! The hotel is also well located in the heart of the city. I recommend staying here!!

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

The best thing about this hotel is the service. From Anna the front desk manager, to Patricia who helped us, and Raul, Femke and Edurne at the concierge desk - they made sure that we had a wonderful stay from the start. Oh, there were also the gentlemen at the door who always provided assistance. The next best thing is...

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maria-cristina-hotel, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian, responded to this review

Dear andy w,, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice comments. It was a pleasure to note how much you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are very glad to know how much you have appreciated the service provided to you by our associates. Hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you to the...

Holly Hill, Florida
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for my 60th birthday. Everything was wonderful and the staff was helpful in giving directions, logistics and just being pleasant in general. The Dry bar makes some awesome cocktails and just watching the mix masters was entertainment! Thank you so much to the hotel for providing a great birthday memory.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely hotel in a great location in San Sebastian! The service was great, our room was very nice with a lovely view. On our first day we had booked a 2 day walking tour, our guide was Eskerne, who was so delightful we booked her again for the next day for a gastronomical tour of the pintos bars!...

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was so happy to see my room, such a delight to be in there!!!! extremely nice, comfortable and clean. All the room and the bathroom were updated with the newest artifacts, lamps, clock, paintings, furniture, everything. We were delighted with the service when we got here at the front desk with the driver taking our car to hotel garage...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location: next to the beach, harbor and river Atmosphere: it is the poshest hotel in San Sebastian and it oozes history and atmosphere. It has been renovated and this turned a fairly dark hotel into a modern place. It looks much nicer than on my previous. Service: very good Food: what do you expect? This place is really high class...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

From the moment one arrives and enters through their beautiful lobby filled with the most gorgeous fresh cut orchids, one knows this is the place to stay and that one has made an excellent choice. The staff, and service are par non, our beautifully appointed room with an amazing view to the Uremea river which you can watch flow into...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ma Cristina is a great hotel in all respects. The architecture and design are timeless and the maintenance and conservation make it one of the destination hotels of the world. It is ideally located in San Sebastián and at times you wish you just stay inside. The service is unparalleled and goes well with the interior design which is unpretentious...

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Aberdeen, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived late at night after a long journey, but were immediately revived by the wow factor as we walked in to the hotel lobby. This lasted for the rest of our stay - elegant decor, a lovely room, superb breakfast, helpful staff.......one of the nicest hotels we've stayed in.

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spacious room with modern amenities, including iphone7 dock by the bed, perfect for two adults and one tall teenager. A luxurious California King Size bed with the most comfortable mattress and pillows. Even our tall teenager was happy in his single roll-away bed. Our request for a quiet room was honored - far from the elevator and on a high...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

Address: Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, 20004 San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Guipuzcoa > San Sebastian - Donostia
Price Range: $309 - $1,316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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“Facing the river”
AMVG777, 1 week ago | Read review
“214 and 205 are spacious and have great river views.”
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“Request a room with a sea view”
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“good views all around on floor 3”
barbaraparnum, Mar 16, 2017 | Read review
“River views are wonderful”
rhondag2015, Mar 7, 2017 | Read review
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