My wife and I have stayed in many luxury hotels all over the world; we both rate Maria Cristina as one of the best. The ambiance is terrific, from the portraits in the lobby and bar to the bullet holes from the civil war on the outside walls. We had a river view room that was well appointed and a totally up to date bathroom. The location is right next to the Old Town the headquarters for the pinxtos bars-very important as my mobility is limited. The hotel has a new restaurant serving Southeast Asian food which we found quite good. Will say, however, would not have dined there if we hadn't been staying for a week. Too many other good restaurants in San Sebastian.
The breakfast buffet was outstanding, I got spoiled by the fresh oj.
I particularly want to mention the concierge desk as above and beyond. Johanna helped us check in as there was a back up at the desk. I then wanted to mail a package home and she took charge. When the delivery was made she called me in France to verify that all was well. Kudos.
All in all a great stay.
- 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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- Maria Cristina Hotel