Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian

Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastián - Donostia, Basque, E-20004, Spain and Canary Islands | 5 star hotel
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Blog 4.1: San Sebastian - We Have To Stop Eating!

A travel blog entry by sampsus

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Entry 4.1... San Sebastian. Monday, July 29th. 1455 hours Spain time. I feel ill. Cause of illness: over indulgence into food. Cure: Stop eating so much. Patient continues to reject cure. It's Monday afternoon and we are in the hotel room for a "relax" which will inevitably turn into a siesta... San Sebastian is incredible. The ocean is as blue as …

Bilbao to San Sebastian

A travel blog entry by tc-mike-travels

Thursday May 12, 2011 The Guggenheim in Bilbao and on to San Sebastian

Left tiny medieval Santillana for the super highway to supersized industrial Bilbao. Let the GPS guide us in to the stunning Frank Gehry designed titanium covered Guggenheim museum. Opened in 1997, this is one of the most stunning buildings in the world. There are no …

A nice day in San Sebastian (they are all nice)

A travel blog entry by shawnc

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San Sebastian is one of the most beautiful places I have visited. It is a lifestyle I could very easily adapt to. Here was a typical day for us: Wake up at 11am, out the door by noon. Beer and Pintxos for breakfast in the old town. Explore the city, public spaces, old churches, port, beach, whatever. Buy shoes. (People in Spain have great shoes for …

A lesson in the bus from Alvaro

A travel blog entry by dodder40

... spanish or even things related to nursing) pick a topic, learn in thoroughly and then move on. Avoid jumping around to many different topics and only learning it half way. For example, there are many aspects of spanish, but pick one top, such as the imperative form, learn it all the way through and then once you feel VERY confident in that move on to the next thing. Your brain will go crazy if you keep jumping around!


Sadly, I didn't get ...

San Sebastian, Spain

A travel blog entry by dodder40

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... everything. He took us out for pintoxos (in spanish its tappas), which is basically where you go around to different places and you order one little thing with a drink and you are able to try many many different things from different places. We tried many different kinds of food, wine, fish, cider, dessert and I felt like I was in food heaven. I tried a frog for the first time, and I have to say frog is delicious! He had friends in San Sebastian and they were at ...

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This 5 star hotel, located in the Downtown/West of Capitol Hill area of San Sebastián - Donostia, is near Playa de la Concha, Parte Vieja, Monte Urgull, and Santa Maria del Coro.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian San Sebastián - Donostia

    Reviewed by tc-mike-travels

    grand epoch luxury

    Reviewed May 12, 2011
    by (22 reviews) San Mateo , United States Flag of United States

    great in every way!

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian San Sebastián - Donostia

    Great Rooms and luxury bedding!

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    I was so happy we stayed here because the bathroom and bedding were to die for after 6 days into our trip. We relaxed, had room service, and a romantic evening.

    Great but expensive

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    We stayed in Maria Christina for 2 nights in August. We booked a double room on the net (only room in san seb avaiable!) which was expensive (380euro's). When we arrived they where overbooked and upgraded us to a suite. Lovely views, private balcony. For the suite the price was reasonable!We didn't use any of the hotel facilities as it was a bit stuffy and expensive. Lovely biulding, great location, very comfortable but overpriced.

    Maria Cristina Was Awesome

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    Having just returned from a stay at the Maria Cristina, I am very surprised at the negative reviews that seem to dominate on this site. From the moment of check-in, the staff was professional and very kind (they even gave us an upgrade!). The facilities at the hotel such as the lobby, restaurant, etc. are beautiful if a little worn/tired. However, I enjoyed the historic motif of the hotel and still felt that it was comfortable and functional from a 21st century perspective. Anyway, the most impressive aspect of the hotel was the excellent room we were assigned. It had a huge marble bathroom, king bed, nice furnishings, and a spectular balcony overlooking the river. As an added bonus, the hotel was kind enough to provide my wife and I with a complementary bottle of champagne and some fresh fruit (it was our 1st anniversary). The location of the hotel was also fantastic as it allowed easy access to the excellent beach and the historic district of San Sebastian. Overall, this hotel was excellent and I would not hesitate to stay here again!

    Nice, but expensive

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    First off, the location of the hotel is great. Right in the old city and on the river, yet down near the beach. Second of all, it is a beautiful hotel with large rooms and great amenities. Third, the staff was helpful and very sincere. Finally, the place is expensive - probably more than it needs to be. After some drinks, a meal here and there, etc...you will easily spend around $400 US per day at this hotel.

    San Sebastian is just a beautiful, fun, and amazing place.

    Nickled and dimed to death!

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    We spent four nights here at end of Sept. (two rooms, 4 people). One of the rooms had phone that didn't work, and it was never fixed. This is not a 5-star hotel in my opinion. Not only did they charge a lot for everything they could possibly charge for (room service ice, 4 euros for a tiny cup of coffee in the bar, 30 euros for buffet breakfast, etc.) but they have no pool, no spa, no sauna, etc. I thought you had to have amenities to be a 5-star hotel! We have stayed in other Westins (including on this trip) & they were much more reasonable than this one. It got tiresome, and pretty much ruined our stay there. You're also a long way from the beach here.

    Very disappointing!

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    We thought this was going to the luxury hotel of our whole honeymoon - it was not.

    This isn't 5 star

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    The service was terrible. The bellman just stared at us as we pulled our luggage up the stairs after being caught in the rain. The front desk made no effort to seem apologetic when we mentioned this to her. Perhaps it was because it was siesta? The concierge was impatient and rushed through our requests which was unnerving. There is no gym, golf, tennis or swimming pool in or around the hotel. We did try to make golf arrangements which was about 20 minutes away and when we got there it was siesta and it was closed. It would have been nice if the concierge thought of that when he planned it for us. Very unaccomodating and unfriendly. Rooms were nice.

    Perfect

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    we had the most incredible time in san sebastian, and the maria cristina was the perfect base for our stay. It is right in the middle of everything, an close walk to both beachs, both sides of town, the grocery store, and the old town with all of the fabulous pintxos bars.

    Warning

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    We did not stay at this hotel, but I feel compelled to point out that there is what seems to be a permanent protest by locals staged outside the hotel - I would imagine it would make a stay there very unpleasant indeed and I would recommend asking about it before you make a booking.

    Superbly Elegant

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    We spent our wedding night & reception here & can't recommend it highly enough. The service, rooms, restaurant & location are all of the highest order & if you looking to spend some time in the north of Spain, this is the place to do it in style.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Maria Cristina San Sebastian San Sebastián - Donostia

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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