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Hotel San Cristóbal

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is located in a fantastic spot within walking distance of the beach. Some stairs and a small hill on paved ground to get there but is wheelchair accessible. Loads of bars and resturents within walking distance. Lovely little park with a fountain just across the road infront of the hotel., The hotel overall was great for the price, the rooms were clean and tidy which is always a bonus when you go away. The Staff were always friendley even when they were busy they were still friendly to us. I did not try the food in the hotel but a couple of the guys in our group did they had the breckfast on one morning. They said it was not very good. which is a shame this is the only thing that let the hotel down. I have stayed in other hotels for around the same price and they were horrible. over all fantastic. I always give credit where it is due and they deserve it. would recomend to people if you just want somewhere to lay your hewad down for a few hours and aree not to worried about spending time in the hotel. great efforts keep it up.

This hotel is in a great place, the old town to the back and the beaches to the front. It is an old fashioned city hotel which is really clean and affordable. Great selection of food in the breakfast buffet, always fresh. The staff are very friendly and helpful, theres a wonderful bakery/cafe just across the street with the beach just a 5 minute walk. The street can be very noisy but the double/glazing help kill the sound.There is no kettle in the rooms but a coffee/tea machine beside the lift.

Central location close to beach, restaurants and bars. the Old town was right behind hotel. A beautiful park in front of hotel brought you right down to beach where you could walk into Porto Banus (1.5 hours) Staff at Hotel were extreamly polite and helpful.

great location for everything beach, shops, bars and restuarants there was also a Spanish festival being held directly in front of hotel which was a fab experience as lots of music dancing and Spanish dress. All in all a lovely cheap basic hotel that serves good breakfast in an ideal location .

Booked the hotel as it was in Marbella central. Staff good and polite. Room clean bathroom clean. Temperature was 37C. Air con was noisy and not working properly. I had to get up in the night and have a cold shower. I managed about 2 hours sleep 😴 It was late and I could not be bothered to phone reception and change rooms. Maybe I'm the silly one ☝️

We visited 2nd - 6th July for a quick break whilst our children were away with their school. Basic hotel, but clean. Safe fee around 1.5€ a night Hairdryer provided We had room located on the side of the hotel overlooking street in between the old town and the main road. Perfect location for exploring the city of Marbella and the old town. There is no pool but you're 5 minutes walk away from the main beach area through a lovely square with fountains. We ate breakfast once. Ok. Lots of choice for 7€ but we found better Opposite the hotel is a bus stop where you can easily hop on and hop off to explore the area. Lovely long promenade its flat and takes you to Port Banus. The walk takes about an hour and a half or you can catch a bus for 2 euros Or you could get the ferry to take you across for 8 euros each way. Again fantastic place where you can see how the other half live . Lots of expensive cars , designer shops , But the marina is the place to be. Some amazing display of boats which you can only dream of owning. Airport - On arrival in Malaga airport we decided to jump in a taxi !! Big mistake !! Not cheap - 85 euros one way to the hotel and took about an hour (we have since been told this about an average price) We asked at the reception about a bus. We found out if you get a taxi to the bus station (roughly 6 euros) and get the express bus direct to the airport (roughly 8 euros) it takes about 50 minutes. So a huge saving !! Marbella is a Great place for eating out Tapas starts from 1€ Beer prices range from 1.9€ to 9€ Depending on where you go. The old town is more expensive but beautiful The orange square is full of pretty restaurants and cobbled streets. Rock of Gibraltar- we booked a tour for 50€ each through the hotel. Well organised tour, lovely tour guide We had 3 hours to walk around Gibraltar. It is very British. M&S, Debenhams, Next, etc Lots to see and do. Our tour took us to see the lighthouse , The caves and the monkeys of Gibraltar But we didn't go up to the very top of the rock as it was very cloudy, but on a clear day you can see Morocco. The journey was about an hour from the hotel but some people had been on the bus for 2 hours and more. Would return to the area again , beautiful place.

Really great hotel with lovely clean rooms, friendly, helpful staff, and fantastic location with shops, beach and lovely restaurants just a few minutes walk away. Would definitely use this hotel again.

Just come back from 4 nights at this hotel, it has large clean rooms, 3 mins walk to the beach with lots of bars and restaurants on the door step, staff are very polite and are always there to accommodate. The only set back is no pool but with the beach on the door step this didn't bother us. Great value and would definitely recommend

If you want a great hotel with the best location in Marbella look no further. From the back of the hotel you will be in the heart of the Old Town Square in less than 2 minutes and can take advantage of all the fabulous tapas restaurants and bars. Leave by the front entrance and you will be on the beach in less than 5 minutes. We travelled as a party of 6 ladies, we were delighted to find our rooms ready despite arriving at reception just after 11am. All 3 rooms were simply furnished, spotlessly clean and perfectly functional for our needs. We did not eat in the hotel but found an amazing bakery just over the road from the hotel that served fabulous pastries, coffee, yoghurts and fruit for breakfast, all very reasonably priced. Will definitely return to Marbella and would not stay anywhere else

We stayed for five days at this lovely hotel Situation is perfect for both beach and old town Very clean rooms done every day Could do with a revamp maybe but still very nice Staff great too very helpful went out of there way to help and advise us on getting around.

Avenida de Ramon y Cajal, 3 Marbella Malaga

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Laundry facilities

Hotel San Cristóbal places you next to Plaza de los Naranjos and Orange Square. This 96-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Centrally located in Marbella, the hotel is also a short walk from Church of the Incarnation and Museo del Grabado.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Hotel San Cristóbal's 96 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, electric kettles, and phones. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Hotel San Cristóbal enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 11 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, laundry facilities, and wedding services.

Room options

Standard Double Room Single Use, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Standard Triple Room (3 adults)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room (2 adults and 1 child)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Romantic Double Room (St. Valentines)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 502 reviews