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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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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.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
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Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Stayed for 4 nights here in mid-February and the hotel is just fantastic. Customer Service will be 10 out of 10 - they really go above and beyond to help you not only with your stay w/in the property, but also with your vacation. They had restaurant suggestions (even what to
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Response from HMCSS, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
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Dear sandychan, Thank you for taking the time to share your comment with Trip Advisor´s travelers' community. We are delighted to read that our facilities and particularly the quality of service were up to your standards. We would be delighted to welcome you back in your next visit to the city. Do not hesitate to contact me for any assistance any time. Kind regards, Ned Capeleris General Manager
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Excellent location, very friendly staff the classic furniture takes you back to bygone times . With all it grandeur it is warm and welcoming . The bedrooms are clean and spacious . The breakfast buffet had a great selection and quality . Great place to relax and watch the
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Response from HMCSS, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
Responded 2 days ago
Dear lumab2015, Thank you for your very positive comment of your last stay in the Maria Cristina. It is a honor for us to read that you enjoyed the location of the hotel, the quality of service, our buffet breakfast and the rooms. We hope to welcome you back very soon again and once again "eskerrik asko" (Basque word for thank you) for your kind words. Kind regards, Ned Capeleris General Manager
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Great service, lovely historical building but modern facilities. Even before you enter, you sense you're in for a treat. Unlike many "historical" hotels, the Maria Cristina has been refitted to thoroughly modern standards. There is nothing worse than paying a small fortune to
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Response from HMCSS, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bigpunter1, How rewarding is to be regarded as the "Grand Dame" of the hotels in San Sebastian! Thank you very much for taking the time to write the detailed review of your experience in the Maria Cristina. We are delighted to know that you had a pleasant stay with us and that both the facilities and the quality of service were up to your standards. We look forward to welcoming you back. Do not hesitate to contact me for any assistance. Kind regards, Ned Capeleris General Manager
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We had driven from Northern France. It had been a long day! This hotel was pretty much perfect. Beautiful exterior. Amazing rooms. Great cocktails and Tapas. Concierge parking was very helpful. Dog beds and bowls for our two dogs was well Received! I would come back here in a
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Response from HMCSS, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Z4996WNpaulb, Thank you for you comment. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our property and to know that you have appreciated the amenities for your dogs. As a dog-friendly hotel, we do all our best to make them feel like at home! We hope to welcome you back in your next visit to Donostia! Do not hesitate to contact me for any assistance any time. Kind regards, Ned Capeleris General Manager
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Spent three nights with my wife at this beautiful Hotel in San Sebastian, located in the City, not at the beach ... close to "Tapas" and Theater... For sure this is the best Hotel in San Sebastian, even though not cheap, but, for the quality and Luxuriousness offered, prices are
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Response from HMCSS, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
Responded 1 week ago
Dear rlarocca, We are thankful to you for taking the time to write the very positive comment on your stay in the Maria Cristina. It is very rewarding to hear that you enjoyed a "beautiful, luxurious, charming, and simply gorgeous stay". We look forward to welcoming you back. Do not hesitate to contact me for further assistance. Kind regards, Ned Capeleris General Manager
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Our room was large. Call the hotel as all were very helpful. San Sebastian is a great city and walkable to sites from the hotel.
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Sorry I don't know as we didn't have a car
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i'm not a hotel rep, i was just a guest. You can go to hotel website & there is a contact tab. The consierge service is excellent.
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Well, we flew to Bilbao and then took the bus to San Sebastian. Terminal only a few blocks from the Christina, other side of the river.. Walked when we got there, took a cheap taxi to the terminal in the rain on the way back. We also took the bus from that very bus terminal to Biarritz. Very easy, one and a half hour bus ride. Quite pleasant, inexpensive. Nice view of the countryside. The bus stop in Biarritz a little out of the way.
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Bobed, I am with everyone else. There is a wonderful restaurant in the hotel (in fact there is a cooking school in the hotel) but to enjoy San Sebastian you have to explore Old Town and enjoy the Basque version of tapas known as "pintxos". There are lots of food tours in San Sebastian since, as Antonis36 points out, it is one of the gastronomic centers of Europe. I would suggest perhaps booking one of the food tours for lunch or dinner which will also serve to give you the history of the city as well as a lay of the land. We did our pintxo tour through the hotel website using the cooking school guides (see MIMO San Sebastian) but there are many others that will serve the purpose.
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"higher floor will have less noise"
"Room 511 is special"
"Rooms facing the river have a better view - but rear courtyard view is fine"
"Choose a fourth floor suite close to the Betty Davis Suite"
"Get your elite Status, it pays off!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$191 - US$835 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
maria cristina hotel
LOCATION
SpainBasque CountryProvince of GuipuzcoaSan Sebastian - Donostia
NUMBER OF ROOMS
136
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