I had Room 415, tucked away in a corner and had a small balcony, with views of the canal and the bay. The hotel is wonderfully situated near numerous restaurants that serve pinxtos. It is also a short walk to the train station. I had 2 meals at the hotel - late lunch in the bar one afternoon and room service one night for dinner. At the bar, I had ordered several items, expecting that they would bring the items out as they were ready (i.e., I ordered some cheeses and nuts to snack on first) but they brought everything out at once. I suggest you be specific if you want your courses in a specific order. The hotel staff were very friendly. I spent all of 1 day working from my hotel room so did not get out much to explore during the day. I used the shoe shining service - my shoes came back quickly. My bed was extremely comfortable. Perhaps since it was low season, the area was very quiet. I highly recommend this property.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Maria Cristina Hotel