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Our three internationally renowned meeting and banquet rooms accommodate up to 590 guests and can be customized for every type of occasion. Whether hosting a convention, corporate meeting, congress, buffet reception, or private gala, Hotel Maria Cristina ensures an unforgettable event.

Our guest rooms and suites have welcomed royalty, political personalities, artists, screen stars, and international socialites who have come to attend weddings, celebrations, and other events in the hotel. Exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding clients, our professional staff will do their best to fulfill hosts’ and guests’ every desire.

Allow us to take your event to the next level. Business professionals hosting an event in our facilities will find all the services they expect from a first-class conference destination, and more.

Spacious meeting rooms open out onto lovely terraces offering fresh air and spectacular views of the Urumea River, Victoria Eugenia Theater, and city center. Our catering service efficiently and proficiently handles functions of any size with tempting menu selections.

In addition to supreme service, legendary grandeur fills each room. Large windows are draped with floor length curtains chosen to match the classic ceiling moldings that are coordinated with event appropriate furnishings. The latest in technology is supplied to enable easy presentation and exhibition.


More information and bookings:
Phone number: +34 943 437 642
Contact hours: Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm.

  • 5

    Event rooms

  • 747 sq m

    Total event space

  • 280

    Capacity largest space

Stunning Venues

Hotel Maria Cristina’s three meeting and banqueting rooms, conveniently located off the grand gallery on the ground floor, can be furnished and customized for every type of corporate or private event, accommodating up to 655 guests. Each also offers the latest audiovisual equipment.

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A Century of Elegance Renewed

Three luxurious function rooms with state of the art technology can be used separately or configured into larger spaces to provide myriad options for meetings, conferences, launches, dinners or a special celebration.

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Hotel Maria Cristina’s three meeting and banqueting rooms can be furnished and customized for every type of corporate or private event, accommodating up to 655 guests. Each also offers the latest audiovisual equipment.

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Tailored Meetings & Events

Whatever your meeting or event´s characteristics, our specialists will take care of every tiny detail to make sure everything will be perfect and exceed your guest´s expectations. Working and doing business at the Hotel Maria Cristina will be a pleasure.

Group Menus

In a city where haute cuisine is one of the principal attractions, the Hotel Maria Cristina is at the forefront in providing exquisite dining venues where your guests can discover the Basque and international haute cuisine. High quality menus specially designed for business lunches, group menus or special events, will give the gourmet touch to your meeting.

Audiovisual Equipment

A wide range of audiovisual equipment can be rented for meetings and events held in the hotel. Fees vary based on individual packages and services for each function.

About this venue

  • All meeting rooms spaces with daylight

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  • wifi free in guestrooms and meeting rooms spaces

  • Banquet Group menus options available

  • A/V equipment

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Attendee Booking Tools

We can provide you with a unique complimentary Reservation Link that makes it easy for your guests to reserve their rooms.

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Group Lists

If you have a list of your guests, we can make reservations for all of them.

Rooming Lists

We can send you a report showing which of your guests have reserved rooms and when they plan to arrive.

Mobile Check-In

Guests can check in before their stay, receive instant alerts when their room is ready and check out by skipping the front desk.

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Equipment and services

Meeting equipment

35 mm projector

AV equipment

CD player

Film projector

LCD Panel

LCD projector


Overhead projector

Polling devices

Stage: portable


TV production service provider

Video camera

Walkie talkie radios

Meeting services

AV technician


Copy service






Security guard


Business services

Full-service business center

Messenger service


Afternoon Break





Floor plans

Capacity chart

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  • Zubia
  • 12.3x8.9x5.5
  • 109.47
  • 90
  • 60
  • 35
  • 38
  • 109
  • 80
  • Elcano
  • 18.2x11.3x5.5
  • 205.66
  • 150
  • 100
  • 40
  • 40
  • 206
  • 144
  • Ibaia
  • 36.2x7.8x5.5
  • 282.36
  • 280
  • 180
  • 80
  • 80
  • 280
  • 230
  • Study Room
  • 7.7x4.3x3.2
  • 33.11
  • 10
  • Easo
  • 13x12x5.5
  • 116
  • 50
  • 35
  • 100
  • 70

Room setup examples

Setup Example

Conference and Hollow Square

Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.

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Schoolroom or Classroom

The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.

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Ovals and Rounds

Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

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E-shape, U-shape and T-shape

Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.

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Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.

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Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.

Setup Example


Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.

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