Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

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13 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Inaugurated in 1912 by its namesake, the Spanish regent Maria Cristina, this belle epoque landmark has welcomed international elite to its gilded halls from day one. Full review →


Andrew Harper 94.0

Handsome and formal 1912 building designed by Charles Mewès, the architect of the Ritz Hotels in London and Paris, set on the bank of the Urumea River across from the opera house. Full review →



Designed in 1912 by the same architect as the Ritz hotels in London and Paris, this ornate hotel caters to those that love old-school pomp and pampering.


Condé Nast Traveler 99.6

In the center of town, along the Urumea River and a hop from sandy beaches, this Belle Époque hotel has "pretty rooms" dressed up in pastels and wood. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

It was designed by the architect of the London and Paris Ritz hotels and is decorated in belle époque style.



The graceful beauty of the Belle Epoque is embodied here, in San Sebastián's most luxurious hotel, which sits on the elegant west bank of the Urumea River. Full review →


Frommer's 34

This spectacular Belle Epoque hotel sits in the heart of town midway between the bay and Río Urumea. Full review →


Lonely Planet

In case you’re wondering what sort of hotels Lonely Planet authors normally stay in, the absolutely impeccable Maria Cristina, with its huge and luxurious rooms, is not one of them. Full review →


Oyster 5.0

The grand Belle Epoque Hotel Maria Cristina is a 136-room luxury property that's centrally located overlooking San Sebastian's Urumea River. Full review →


Rough Guide

Landmark hotel, dominating the rivermouth near the edge of the old town, that’s the epicentre of September’s film festival.


Star Service Tick 5

Deep pockets are still a requisite, but the cash circulating through the till these days originates from a younger clientele; hipsters, not hoop skirts, rule the hallways, bars and ballroom. Full review →


The Telegraph 8.0

The grande dame of San Sebastián hotels, designed by Charles Mewes, it has managed to retain its belle époque glamour while adding a few contemporary essentials. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Experience all the glamour and elegance of a bygone era, in one of Europe’s most elegant seaside resorts. Full review →

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Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian

5 Star Hotel hotel-mariacristina.com

Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, E-20004 Donostia-San Sebastian

Contact 943437600
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Laundy Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conferences
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Beach
  • Golf Course

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