This was our second stay(August) at the Maria Cristina and would recommend to anyone who want to visit San Sebastian (Donastia), Spain. The hotel is located on the river very near the new convention centre and only a block or 2 from the old town. Our room was facing the river and very comfortable with a small Juliet balcony and fresh air.
The staff an extremely helpful and friendly and the Concierge, Gloria, was only too happy to help us organise a day trip to the nearby coastal towns, and Txakoli Vineyard.
We ate one meal at the Restaurant Saigon where we had eaten on our last visit and found it to be a delicious Asian experience.
Our arrival in August, coincided with the week long celebration of the city, so we were privileged to see fireworks each night, Giants (huge puppet like figures) parading around the streets, music and street theatre on every corner. This plus the usual pintxos (tapas) in every bar made it a very lively time. We were glad to have the haven of the quiet Maria Cristina to retreat to.
I would recommend this hotel and hope to come back to stay many more times.
Paseo de la Republica Argentina, 4
San Sebastian, Spain
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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. ... more less
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