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“A mixed experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Pinamar
Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A mixed experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were initially depressed by the dark colours and gloomy interior, and the breakfast was very poor value. The location is tricky - it is in the dock area so is a mixed area of apartments, cafes, bars. small shops and businesses. It is a good 15 minute walk to the bright lights and tourist traps. On the other hand the staff were unfailingly polite, cheerful and helpful. We stayed two nights with two rooms and found the plumbing, linen, cleanliness, air con, wi fi to be all very good. The parking arrangements were secure and well organised. By the time we left we liked the buzz of the area, liked the staff and had got used to the fact that although gloomy everything (apart from breakfast) was run well. The problem with breakfast was the lack of imagination. Sliced bread, sticky croissants, jam, cheap yogurt and basic supermarket ham and cheese. Much cheaper and healthier to breakfast at the cafe across the road.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank yaguna
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Santander, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

I do NOT recommend this hotel, they do not care about their guests, and all they want is your money.. Bad service, small rooms, they do not reply to your concerns or feedback.... There are better options in Santander rather than this one..

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
Helpful?
1 Thank Daniel C
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Westcoast of Ireland
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Average hotel with not very friendly staff. We got it at a reasonable price and it was within walking distance of the town. We slept well and the breakfast was ok.
Glad to have had a satnav to find it: 43.455352,-3.815145

Parking is available a couple of streets away (300mtrs walk) at 12 Euro. Ask at the reception.
The City Centre is about 15min (1km) walk away.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank roberg
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Candor, NY
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

In a 3-week trip through Portugal, northern Spain and southern France, Santander was certainly the least attractive city we encountered. We had chosen to stay there for 2 nights so that we could access Santillana del Mar and Altamira cave museum on the day in between. Santillana is an easy 45-minute bus trip from Santander, so we would advise anyone with the same agenda to simply travel on to Santilla, a beautiful stone village, and stay there overnight.
We did no real exploration of Santander, so perhaps we are not fair to its more appealing coastal areas, but in the 10 or 15 minute walk from the train station to the Pinamar, and then two long evening walks through Santander we saw a city that must have exploded in size during the 1960s or 70s, without adequate planning or architectural standards, leading to block upon block of ugly apartment buildings, and very little effort to showcase its waterfront or even allow visual access to the coast line. That said, the Pinamar was an average hotel for the price, and I don't mean to discourage people from staying there if they must stop in Santander.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Lynne C
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Paris
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90 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

The hotel was pricey for what it was. We apparently went during a festival in the summer, so I believe the prices were all quite high. The room was large and very clean, although not super modern. It wasn't too far to walk to the center. There is a railroad that runs through the very middle of the town, so if you get stuck on the wrong side of the tracks, it can take a LONG time to get back to the hotel through a shady part of town :(

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank romerome22
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Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

I stayed in this hotel , in July for two nights.
It is very clean , I admit the decor is a bit dated.walls in the bedroom were a tangerine colour ,
The beds are very comfortable.Towels , good quality and plenty of shower gel and shampoo. Hair dryer also supplied.
On arrival I asked for a quiet room , maybe at the back The gentleman in reception said the rooms at the front are nicer and you won't hear anything. He was right lovely clean bright room , windows double glazed so I heard nothing.I arrived at 11 and even though check in is not till 4 he told me to come back earlier and they would have the room ready . They did..
Whilst there I became very ill ,severe gastroenteritis , ( I ate a salad and suspect this was the cause)The symptoms started at 3.30 a,m. and at 8,30, I could not suffer on. I had never felt this ill in my life.I am a nurse / midwife and rarely need or seek medical advice.
I called reception and within 5 minutes there was a doctor and nurse at my door. I was examined , even for appendicitis. The nurse gave me an injection and they left a prescription for me get. The people at reception went and sorted this out for me. I was so ill I could barely stand.
The lady who came to clean the room was so gentle .
.The hotel is central and very near the bus station.Santander is a beautiful place and the people are just so nice , really helpful and they do go out of their way for you.
This a 3 star hotel but the service I received was 5 star plus.So to all the staff at The Pinamar , I have mislaid my list of names, a big thank you from Ireland.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank madonnaDublin
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N Ireland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

Hotel basic but I suppose you can't expect much more for £62 in the city centre. My only complaint and it would put me off form going back was the grumpy staff. The worst I've ever seen. I except that no english was spoken but a smile is a universal language.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Bostontea
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Property: Hotel Pinamar
Address: Calle Ruiz de Alda 15, 39009 Santander, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pinamar 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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