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Review of Hotel Bahia Santander

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Hotel Bahia Santander
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, Scotland
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105 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

We only stayed for 1 night at the beginning of October en route home via Santander Airport after visiting Bilbao but our first impressions of this hotel were all excellent. The building was modern and the reception personnel all helpful and efficient. Our room on the 7th floor was beautifully appointed, very clean and spacious with a view over the bay.

Due to an early start we did not take breakfast at the hotel so cannot comment.

We will certainly return to spend a longer period in the lovely city of Santander (this was our first visit) and will have no hesitation in staying at the Bahia.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Altrincham
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117 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Large, impressive hotel - very busy with some large groups. Large and comfortable room which we upgraded to have sea view. Spacious bathroom with impressive array of toiletries. Hotel has underground car parking (15 euros) reached using a novel car lift (or hotel staff will park your car if you do not want to use the lift). The bar and cafeteria did not seem big enough for the large parties wanting to use it - very busy and noisy. Santander, of course, has a myriad of bars and restaurants to tempt all tastes. We tried a small traditional bar round the corner for a pre-dinner drink and received free tapas whilst watching Spanish customers drop in on their way home.The hotel restaurant, on the other hand, proved very relaxing and an unfussy escape for weary travellers who do not want/need to explore. The menu was varied and our choices were well cooked with quality ingredients perfectly presented. Breakfast equally, plentiful and varied.
Overall, fairly expensive for a one night stop-over (as opposed to a luxury weekend break) but worth it when you want the location and little extras.

Room Tip: Pay extra and upgrade to a room with a sea view to enhance your stay
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Denmark
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43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Must say that the hotel was beautiful, but we must, as through travelers use room service if you want something to eat before 8.30 pm. When you have to get up early it's not exactly healthy to eat dinner right before sleeping. Spanish Restaurants servers only after 8.30pm which is at least 2 hours later than in the northern part of Europe.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Stayed at the Bahia for two nights in September and loved the place. Great location for restaurants and for joining the hop-on hop-off tourist bus to see lovely Santander. Good buzzy hotel well worth its 4 stars with fabulous big rooms - ours was a high floor with great views over the port. Would love to have eaten in the hotel but the restaurant was empty when we went to eat so asked for a good local restaurant instead. The cafeteria was really busy but we were just looking for something a bit more formal.Had breakfast in the cafeteria but thats all, Would certainly recommend this hotel for the location, the staff, the huge rooms and the great views and would stay there again if I ever get to lovely Santander.

Room Tip: High floor overlooking the port.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
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29 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Based on a recent review from a fellow Trip advisor contributor, we booked the 'disabled' room 8103 for 2 nights (before heading off on the UK ferry) and were not disappointed & the facilities were excellent. Room & bed very comfy. View over ferry terminal (at weekends) nice but be warned of construction work starting at 8am Monday on the new terminal. Basement parking is via car lift (level 1 & 2). Be warned of a 3000 kgs weight limit and 6 meter length. My very large 4WD only just made it into the lift!. Excellent breakfast room but used a few restaurants down the street for lunch & dinner. Laundry service was excellent & very friendly made service staff. Reception staff were not as friendly as I would have expected.

Room Tip: Our room was booked as part of our ferry package but you might get a better price booking direct.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank johnccsifin
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Spent a one night stay over at hotel Bahia in preparation for ferry back to uk.
A relatively new building opposite the ferry terminal. Typical modern classy hotel with good sized, comfortable rooms with all facilities. Great breakfast and nice cafeteria on ground floor. Basement garage (at extra cost) was an added bonus. All staff encountered were polite and efficient.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Bahia on the first night of our trip to Spain in September after disembarking from the ferry from Portsmouth. The hotel is idealy situated for the ferry terminal and the city centre. We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the quality of the food however the room was large and well appointed. We would recommend this hotel for people using the port.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bahia Santander
Address: Calle Cadiz 22, 39002 Santander, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bahia Santander 4*
Number of rooms: 188
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