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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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Community of Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the best hotel in Spain. A true 5 star, just by the water. The rooms spacious and comfortable with every detail elaborated. Staff attendant and professional. Beautiful patio/garden to have a drink or snack. Perfectly located at the centre. Business space at the lobby with more than enough computers and printing service. Nothing to criticize, it is just perfect.

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Dublin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I spent a lovely weekend in this hotel as part of my birthday celebrations . It was a perfect . The staff were so pleasant and helpful especially the receptionist who very kindly showed us all the best pintxo bars on a map . We had a suite that was spacious , luxurious and very tastefully decorated...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just returned from a seven night stay at the Maria Christina, there's a lot to love about the hotel but also some points that let it down as a five star establishment. The building itself is beautiful on the the outside and the interior is also outstanding, the decor is a great blend of traditional with modern touches...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is located along a walkway with wonderful views of the sea and the beach. The rooms are spacious, quiet, tastefully decorated ( ours on one of the upper floors had gold and marine blue decor. The staircase is so beautiful that we walked upstairs everyday instead of taking the elevator. Fashion is displayed on each floor and it...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top hotel in every single sense! Amazing room, service, restaurant... amazing everything My wife and I stayed the 28th December and we really enjoy the hotel, the atmosphere was excellent! In the end what makes it unique is the people that works there, they are very attentive with an eye on details.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Continuing our lovely trip to Spain, we traveled to San Sebastien and stayed at the beautiful Hotel Maria Christina. My partner decided to splurge on a suite given it was an off season rate, and it was spectacular. Bigger than my apartment at home! Service was impeccable and the hotel is very central and within walking distance of the seawall...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No doubt the Maria Cristina is the best and most beautiful hotel property in the whole region. Service in impeccable from the minute you have stepped in : hospitable and courteous. The decoration is simply perfect : classic and royale! Light beige, ivory, steel blue are brilliantly mix. The rooms are sumptuous overlooking the sea and the river. The hotel...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second time in the Maria Cristina Hotel in Donostia. The best place to stay in San Sebastian. We had a beautiful room in the 4th floor with view on the river and the sea. The rooms are spacious, clean and well furnished. The bed is huge, I mean really huge - great for a deep and healthy sleep! Dogs...

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Long Island, New York
Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The Maria Christina is historic and beautiful. The rooms are absolutely lovely - with high ceilings, tall windows and modern/classic decor. Rooms were quite large by European standards. We had a suite, it was enormous! (We would have been fine with a regular room). The staff was perfect. Shortly after we arrived, they sent us delicious sweets and a bottle...

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

Dear MommyEsqNY, “¡Gracias!” or as we say in San Sebastian “Eskerrik asko”. Thank you very much for your nice comments. It is indeed rewarding to read that we fulfilled your expectation and that we've created good memories for you to bring back home. The loyalty of our guests is a matter of pride for us. Hope that we may have...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

My partner invited me for a weekend getaway to San Sebastián and we stayed at the Maria Cristina. The service was top notch from the front of house staff, concierge, doormen and bell boys. We had a superb and gigantic suite that was modern, refreshed and superbly appointed. The beds were comfortable and we slept like babies. This is a...

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Dear 662louisd, Thank you for taking the time to write your nice comments. We are very glad to know how much you have appreciated the attention and service provided to you by our associates. It is indeed rewarding to read that we fulfilled your expectation and that we've created good memories for you to bring back home. We remain at...

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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: $220 - $826 (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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“Rooms with a sea view can be noisy at night when there are events the beach venues so select room on an upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Meadowinds, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms to the river have a great view!”
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 of 5 bubbles brucewife, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We loved our room, #310, but I imagine all the rooms here are special”
 of 5 bubbles M-Evan-Chen, Nov 13, 2016 | Read review
“If your a light sleeper, dont get the room facing the street, lots of pedestrian noise till the morning.”
 of 5 bubbles jinxd_13, Nov 12, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing the river.”
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