San Sebastian is a very prosperous city in the wealthiest region of Spain and Maria Cristina is its crown jewel hotel. It's very centrally located, only 5 minute walk from the incredible concentration of superb dining in the old town. As SPG Platinum I got an upgraded to a Jr Suite with a terrace. The suite is very large with a separate living room and the terrace if truly fantastic, we had friends over on several occasions for drinks and you can really throw a nice pre-dinner cocktail party for 7-8 people on the terrace with a great ocean view. Hotel staff was superb. The furnishings were starting to show some age but I believe it is being renovated this year. Cannot imagine staying elsewhere in San Seb and the terrace suites are definitely worth the splurge. We tried a couple of the 3-star Michelin's in town, Arzak was very good while Akelarre was just ok, too much show too little taste. But the meals that we remember the most are the tasting menus at Bar Zeruko and A Fuego Negro - a mind blowing take on modern tapas. We now have our next San Seb weekend trip fully planned out, 2 nights in the Jr Suites at MC, dinners at Zeruko and Fuego Negro, bliss.
- 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