Located just a short walk from San Sebastian's magnificent old quarter, surrounded by attractive promenades and gardens, the Hotel Maria Cristina provides an integral destination for international explorers. The hotel is boasts an ideal location that would suit both leisure and business visitors with the famous La Concha Beach just a short walk away along with the all the local attractions and shopping areas close by.
This impressive looking 5-star hotel originally opened in 1912 and showcases a grand Edwardian style with its stunning faĂ§ade of chiselled stone and ornamental ironwork that is also equally impressive inside with a large lobby featuring marble floors and columns and some beautiful period features such as glass chandeliers and antique furnishings. Whether you are staying in the city for business or on vacation the hotel promises to ensure a truly memorable and comfortable stay with its 136 luxurious and elegantly designed rooms offer beautiful views over the river or garden and a host of business and leisure facilities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. If you are just looking to unwind while staying at the hotel then you can make use of the Hydra Wellness Centre and Spa, which features a heated indoor pool, hydro massage jets, sauna, steam rooms along with a variety of massage/beauty treatments as well as a well-equipped fitness area/gym. The hotel is also an ideal place for guests staying on business or looking to host/attend special events with an excellent range of facilities and services including its 5 internationally renowned meeting and banquet rooms suitable for all sorts of events; with the largest, the Excelsior, decorated with carpets and chandeliers, gray-marble columns, and gilt-edged cornices, perfect for wedding receptions and celebrations. For any additional assistance there is a 24-hour front desk and the professional, friendly staff will be happy to help with any request including concierge services, laundry/dry cleaning facilities, currency exchange, child care and safe deposit boxes.
Distance from Airport:
20km - San Sebastian Airport
The 136 elegant and well-furnished rooms at the hotel include a choice of either comfortable classic and deluxe rooms along with the even more luxurious junior, grand and royal suites for a truly memorable and comfortable stay. All of the rooms and suites are en suite and feature a wide range of modern amenities including: air conditioning - satellite TV - telephone - pay movies - minibar - clock/radio - desk - in-room safe - high-speed internet - bath/shower - hair dryer - bathrobes - complimentary toiletries.
Location and Resort:
The cosmopolitan and cultural city of San Sebastian is a popular choice amongst locals and tourists alike and promised to offer you everything you could desire from a holiday Spain. If you just wish to spend most of your days enjoying the sun by the beaches then there are 3 nearby, with the largest and most popular for swimming and sunbathing being Playa de la Concha, where you can enjoy a variety of water sports such as kayaking and sail boating or simply take a relaxing stroll on the promenade. The city itself offers a very diverse culture with the more modern and developed quarters featuring countless attractions and venues to see, with shops offering a huge variety of products from fashion to produce; some impressive museums such as the Museum of General History and Museum of Contemporary Art, as well as a great selection of restaurants offering a variety of delicious Basque cuisine, many of which have received Michelin stars. Along with its more modern attractions and sights the city also features an old quarter at the core, which the city has developed around in more recent years. Here you can find plenty of charming and historical attractions to see and explore, bursting with cafés, bars and restaurants along with some impressive sights such as Baroque Church of Santa Maria, the Gothic Church of San Vicente, and the Museo de San Telemo, a former 16th century convent.
Eating and Drinking:
Guests can enjoy a delicious and extensive breakfast in the elegant Easo Restaurant, with a choices ranging from a full buffet breakfast to a lighter continental fare and there is also the option of the five-minute breakfast for late risers.
The main restaurant at the hotel is the Café Saigon, open for lunch from 1pm till 4pm and dinner from 8pm till 12am. The restaurant features a rich décor of colonial style South East Asia where you can enjoy a delightful fresh menu of Vietnamese specialties and original Asian-fusion dishes.
There is also the Gritti Bar and Lounge, with a seasonal outdoor sitting area along with a warm and cosy interior featuring a rich décor with royal blue carpet, regal room colors, and stately curtains. There is an exensive bar menu featuring all your favourite drinks and cocktails as well as a wide range of snacks and pastries, which can be enjoyed all day from 11am till 12am/2am.
The hotel does not have a swimming pool, however there are plenty of great alternative in its spa and wellness centre including sauna, steam rooms and a Jacuzzi.
For a truly memorable and luxurious stay in the wonderful and historical city of San Sebastian, the Hotel Maria Christina would be the right choice.
Individuals, couples, families and groups