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“Traditional hotel in great location”
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Hotel Hoyuela
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We only spent one night here and wished we'd booked longer. We had a beautiful room with a sea view. Had a delicious evening meal in the hotel restaurant. Lots of bars and cafes close by as well as a lovely beach. Would not hesitate to stay here again and can thoroughly recommend this hotel.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Stayed here before our departure home, found by accident, and £100 cheaper than the other five star in the same chain. Would 100% recommend this hotel to everyone looking for an 'old fashioned' classy hotel, to stay in. Loads of bars and cafe's with easy access, very friendly staff, beautiful rooms with glass atrium central to lifts and common areas. Staff spoke English very well, and although this is a Spanish tourist area, we did not feel uncomfortable at all.

Beautiful sea view, lovely beach where the locals all arrive around 3pm after school/work etc. felt very safe and comfortable being in this area. Walk to Santander town in the evening took about 40 mins, get a taxi if you're not walkers, we are fit and active, and enjoyed it. In Santander itself, it's full to brimming for food places, and the Spanish eat later than us. HAVE TO POINT OUT, I am vegetarian and this was NOT a good place for me to eat, incredibly fussy yes I know, but salad and chips I was not prepared to eat. There are no fast food places to eat at, no pizza, once mexican and you are hard pushed for a fussy eater. All that aside, i'd book a week at the Hotel Hoyuela any time. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must, it's the most beautiful lit up place, at night....
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

Easy to find next door to the Casino and opposite the beach in the centre of the Sardinero strip area of Santander. Handy underground car park.

Spacious room with side sea view and large well appointed bathroom.

A good comfortable base for exploring the area.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Stayed 1 night on 8th June 2012, very clean comfortable rooms, bed excellent. Evening meal superb and good price, although breakfast was rather pricey so had mine quite close by outside in the sun. Overhaul a nice hotel and would certainly return.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

We checked into this hotel in May with no reservation prior to leaving Spain via the Santander ferry to the UK. We would not hesitate to stay here again. We found the reception staff to be very friendly and helpful. The hotel is nice, clean and spacious with a lovely central atrium/mezzanine landing. Our room was spotless with a large bed, great bathroom with a wide range of complimentary toiletries. The room was also well sound-proofed as we had a 1 year old with us and we were not disturbed by noise at all. There was parking for a fee but we were able to find a free bay right outside.
Eating out in Santander can be tricky if you have time constraints. Do not expect to find it easy to eat an eve meal before 9pm! This did cause a few issues with a little one that wanted to go to bed!
There is a large bistro/restaurant on the sea front very close to the hotel which appeared inviting, but we found the staff there to be incredibly rude towards us and the menu was difficult to translate. We resided on eating at the hotel restaurant which on first impressions (when closed), looked as if it lacked atmosphere, was actually very good value for money with impeccable service. Some of the dishes were slightly alternative though so check on what you order! Buffet breakfast was very nice indeed.
We spent a whole day exploring the area on foot and there is a lot to do and see. The nearby Peninsula offers a huge parkland with views and a sealife zoo. It is all free. It is feasible to walk to the harbour nearer the centre and lots of al fresco cafes offering great coffees etc...
The ferry port is only 5 mins away so perfect. Definately recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank SWEnglandTravellers
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

The Hoyuela is just minutes from the sandy beach at Santemar and offers a true 4 star experience. Excellent decor with lots of greenery, beautifully appointed room with sea views and daily room service. Fantastic buffet breakfast and attentive staff.

Room Tip: Rooms with sea views (front facing) also have French windows and a small balcony.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 20 May 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in May. The hotel was better than I had expected nice size room, nice shower and bathroom.
We had evening meal in hotel good menu price 3 course with wine. Food was good.
We didn't go for breakfast as too expensive.
Only improvement with hotel would be please teach the staff to be friendly. We didn't get much of a welcome upon checkin, checkout and when we entered the hotel. Again another Spanish hotel with plenty of staff around but no one making an effort to welcome their customers.
Location not central but we had deliberately chosen this to get a good nights sleep. Easy to get bus from close to hotel to centre.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Additional Information about Hotel Hoyuela

Address: Avenida Hoteles 7, 39005 Santander, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santander
Price Range: £52 - £105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Hoyuela 4*
Number of rooms: 55
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