Hotel Maria Cristina

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San Sebastian, Spain

This luxury boutique hotel overlooks the Urumea River in the heart of San Sebastian in northern Spain. Hotel Maria Cristina is a carefully restored, belle-époque palace that exudes style and sophistication and combines old-world splendor with contemporary chic style. Since it opened in 1912, it has hosted an impressive list of stars and dignitaries.

Offering impeccable service, top-notch cuisine and superb facilities including two restaurants and a bar, Hotel Maria Cristina will appeal to discerning travellers seeking an exclusive and unique retreat in an unbeatable location.

The hotel provides 136 opulent rooms and suites decorated in a palette of cool greys and white with chandeliers and ornate antique furnishings. The magnificent suites feature impressive terraces with river views and are ideal for those wishing to indulge.

There are endless reasons to visit San Sebastian from experiencing its breathtaking natural surroundings to soaking up some culture. Lightfoot Travel can create a bespoke itinerary to ensure you have an unforgettable stay. Spend the day at La Concha Beach, take a class at the new cookery school, enjoy a gastronomic tour of the city, sample delicious local pintxos, visit the Balenciaga Museum or browse the shops in the Old Quarter. Back at the hotel, sip a cocktail at the glamorous Dry San Sebastian bar.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate San Sebastian into a greater Spain holiday. Take a look at Highlights of the Northern Spain as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Hotel Maria Cristina Information

Location and getting there:

The hotel is situated in the centre of San Sebastian in northern Spain. It is 20 minutes from San Sebastian Airport.


136 lavishly appointed rooms including 28 suites ranging from 25-sqm Classic Garden View Rooms to the magnificent 110-sqm Royal Terrace Suite, which comes with an expansive terrace with spectacular views. All rooms feature ornate antique furnishings, contemporary artworks, lavish marble bathrooms and state-of-the-art amenities. Some come with balconies overlooking the river.


2 restaurants
Fitness centre
Business centre
Meeting and event facilities
Cookery school


There are endless activities and attractions within easy reach of the hotel including world-class restaurants, beautiful beaches, the Aquarium, San Telmo Museum, the Guggenheim Museum and the Old Quarter. Further afield, the town of Getaria and Pasajes San Juan are worth a visit.


Children are welcome and there are plenty of amenities for younger guests. Family accommodation is available and babysitting can be arranged.

Hotel Maria Cristina Price Guide

2 out of 5

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