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“Fantastic location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Chiqui
Ranked #6 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Brighton UK
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103 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2010

This hotel was chosen for us by the local tourist board and it proved to be excellent, basically the location is hard to beat. The hotel itself is modern if a little bland but very comfortable, very good rooms, large bathrooms and balcony overlooking the best beach in town. The restaurant is fine with very reasonable food, there is a nice bar, all in all this is very good hotel and extremely good value for money. It is some way from the centre of the city but there is an excellent bus service which takes about 15 minutes and costs just 1.10€ each way.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Moraira
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63 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2010

A great Hotel, modern chic and wonderful views of the beach, coast , and islands. All new marble bathroom, (and all the soaps /shampoos!!) Booked online, such good value for an Hotel of this quality. Unfortunately they charge for internet use, and 9 Euros extra per person for breakfast. A good long (but beautiful)walk into Santander centre, or 5 Euros in a taxi! But all in all, a great hotel .

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sandyjMoraira
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sheffield
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The beach opposite is great and a short walk along the cliffs brings you to some superb little bays for swimming.
You can walk into town along the sea front but it takes a good hour & if the weather is as hot it was with us you'll be quite thirsty when you get there. The option of public transport is good. Tapas bars etc in parts of town are terrific around the Plaza de Canadio, in particular La Conveniente, we found this through a 9yr old lonely planet guidebook and was exactly as they described it!
If you are driving the hotel parking is always full but parking is free on the promenade outside although finding a space may take a little time.
All the hotel rooms face the sea and have balconies which is great for breakfast! (Juice and croissants from local supermarket!)

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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uk
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2010

the bed room was big no rails by bed or on wall to hold on to while transfering no call button by bed only phone. in bathroom rail by loo needs updating its looses and wobbles when lean on by tollet little space by tollet for helper/parner to assist you.
no walkin shower its a bath with a shower in it but no shower chair or hoist i didn't have a shower for 3 days while there, no tea/coffee powered milk or kettle in room the tv had limited channels on it. fiire alarm info behined door to high to read and nothing about helping their disabiled guests out when fire alarm goes off. bedroom door is heavey and difficult to open.

  • Stayed June 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank imalive1
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2010

I have lived in Santander for a year so when I returned for holidays two years later, I knew where to go.

In its price range, I do think the Chiqui is the best choice in town if you come for the sea. Beautiful views over the beach from pretty much every room. It's a solid tourist hotel with everything you need, but nothing too fancy.

We had single rooms without balconies, but they were nice enough, modern interior, very clean, good beds, and the aforementioned stunning view. Unfortunately, no fridge, if I remember correctly. I didn't use the TV, so don't know about int'l channels.

Lovely staff, I think they do speak English (which isn't so obvious in this part of Spain, even in tourist hotels), but always dealt with them in Spanish.

Good quality buffet breakfast, even the English don't have to starve - cooked items available. The best was that it was served till 11.00 :-)

Location: As I mentioned, I think it's perfect, right on the beach, but at the end of the road, so rather quiet. There are a number of bars and good (tourist) restaurants in the area, but the real stuff goes on in the city center. You can easily get there by car (10 min), walking (35 min through the tunnel), bus (cheap, modern buses and regular service until midnight; there are nightbusses, but they are rather infrequent, so I would recommend a taxi for the way back), or taxi (€4-€6 in 2007).

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank xxmchxx
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2010

The location is excellent and easy to reach by public transportation.
The bedroom and bathroom were decorated according to the current fashion, large enough and comfortable.
We couldn't hear the ocean waves but the music in the next room sounded like in ours!!!
Luckily it stopped as soon as we reported to the reception.
Buffet breakfast was great indeed. Not huge but large choice and good quality.
We only stayed too shortly!

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank vimoam
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United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2009

We stayed at the Chiqui hotel for one night on our way to Seville from the UK.
After being on a ferry for 25 hours it was fantastic to be able to check in so easily and relax in our beautiful room.
We were amazed with the location, it is right on the beach and listening to the waves crashing on the sand while you fall asleep is such a luxury! The quality of our room was excellent, a big comfortable bed, balcony with out-door furniture and the amazing shower that I fell in love with, like having a massage while you shower!
The hotel has a cafe, bar and restaurant but we had trouble when ordering room service and were hung up on 3 times before we rang reception and they made a waiter from the restaurant come to the phone at reception and take our order. The food was very nice and we were given the option of having breakfast on our balcony which was wonderful! Breakfast was orange juice, a pot of coffee for two, bread rolls, cheese, ham and a mixture of pastries & croissants with butter and jam, it was all fresh and tasty and brought to our room at the time we requested. This hotel is a wonderful place to stay in Santander, we would stay at Chiqui again without a doubt!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Aussie30
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Additional Information about Hotel Chiqui

Property: Hotel Chiqui
Address: Calle Manuel Garcia Lago 9, 39005 Santander, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Santander
#4 Family Hotel in Santander
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santander
#6 Business Hotel in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chiqui 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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