Hotel was recommended to us by friends - and it is in a brilliant location, overlooking a huge, spotlessly clean beach. Just a 6 euro or so taxi fare or 30 min walk along the seafront from the centre of Santander - (which is a great city) and 22 euro from the airport. All in all our three night stay was great. It's a basic 3 star hotel, we got it for 79 euro a night including a buffet style breakfast. (don't forget the 7% gov tax they charge on top of that) The rooms are a decent enough size, very clean and from what I could tell all 160 rooms or so had great sea views.
But be prepared - some of the staff were seriously rude and unhelpful. In fact it became a bit of a running joke. The barstaff in the Cafeteria attached were outrageously gruff and unpleasant.
Most of the reception staff weren't much better.
In fact the only reason the staff issue didn't really hamper our stay was because Santander was such a lovely place to visit for a few days and we were so relaxed that we didn't bother caring about the front desk and made sure to eat and drink elsewhere.
We'll probably return to Santander and while the hotel was great value and in a lovely spot there are plenty other places near the beach. So rather than go back and help pay the wages of people obviously unhappy working in the hospitality trade - I think we'll be booking in somewhere else next time.
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