Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian
Part of Starwood’s prestigious Luxury Collection, this classically styled grande-dame blends contemporary sophistication with the enduring glamour of a bygone era. A magnet for Hollywood royalty during the city’s legendary film festival, the hotel’s star-studded guest list includes Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor and Sofia Loren.
Guests begin the day with a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats in the grand Breakfast Room. The hotel upholds the city’s excellent reputation for haute cuisine at Café Saigon, which serves exquisite Asian fare with breathtaking views over the historic Victoria Eugenia Theatre – oriental tapestries, wooden arches and high ceilings create an elegant space where diners can sample Vietnamese dishes with a Thai twist, complemented by an excellent wine list. Meanwhile, the opulent Dry Bar serves a decadent afternoon tea, innovative cocktails and traditional Spanish tapas overseen by a portrait of glamorous former patron Bette Davis.
San Sebastian is famous for its plethora of Michelin-starred restaurants and guests can uncover the city’s rich culinary heritage at Hotel Maria Cristina’s state-of-the-art cooking school, which offers a range of culinary masterclasses such as Iberian ham carving and pintxos making. Guided gastronomic tours can also be arranged, from sampling Rioja’s famous wines at local estates or touring the city’s best pintxos bars. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and can organise a wide range of local activities including golf, tennis, yachting, fishing and surfing. The lively city centre and scenic beach are within an easy walk.
Terrace Suites effortlessly blend contemporary style with original belle-époque features such as lavish marble fireplaces. Artfully decorated with black-and-white photography, each air-conditioned suite boasts a private terrace with 180-degree views of San Sebastian and the Urumea River, spacious bedroom with king-size bed, separate living room and marble bath with rainforest shower.
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