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The Hotel Maria Cristina is very much a hotel in the grand style, which means big and imposing with an international feel (and clientele), but also luxurious and sumptuous. It's the type of place where I feel torn between dressing up just to go eat...More
My wife and I have just returned from staying at this wonderful hotel for a 5 night break with Voyage Prive from the moment we arrived at the hotel and our hire car was valet parked our luggage whisked away to the slick check in...More
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Response from HMCSS, General Manager at Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San SebastianResponded 31 May 2018
It is a pleasure to note that you have chosen the Maria Cristina during your stay in San Sebastian and that our property services such as the room, breakfast and housekeeping met your expectations. Also, we are delighted to read how much you...More
A great option for San Sebastian. Excellent location and rooms have been nicely updated. The hotel is large, so guests should expect a lot of people at breakfast and an overall big hotel feel. Despite the size, the rooms are private and quiet. Very comfortable....More
Lovely. From the moment one walks in you know it is a special place. Well maintained, friendly staff, clean and well appointed. You won’t be disappointed!
We took the tour of the surrounding gardens and learned of the history, also would recommend.
This May-June, My boyfriend and I had travelled to Spain, Portugal and south of France. Last summer we travelled to 5 countries in about 3 weeks, and we had spent so much time in planning. It was overwhelming.
This time, instead of spending much time...More
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... More
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.
Response from KenVicLee | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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.