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“Surprisingly lovely Santander”

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Gran Hotel Sardinero
Ranked #4 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Surprisingly lovely Santander”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We were expecting Santander to be a typical port town and not very attractive. We were so wrong. It was a charming place and we were fortunate to have booked this lovely hotel which has been renovated recently. The room was extremely comfortable and the setting opposite a very nice beach was perfect. The only negative was the breakfast which was extremely greasey but when I mentioned at reception we had not eaten breakfast because of this, we were given free breakfast at the hotel's terrace bar/ cafe which was of a very high standard and thoroughly appreciated this kindness. We were catching the ferry the following day and I managed to find an excellent and very good value hairdressers near by. We had good experiences at the local bars both of food and drink.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Great location near the beach with supermarket near by . Lovely room with good cleaning standard .

However , service required improvement , hotels staffs seem to struggle with foreigner due to language barrier and lack of staffs at times. We arrives on Sunday where restaurant were closed but dinner were moved to cafe instead. Meal in restaurant were acceptable and reasonably priced. We got cut off on phone when ordering room service but the food arrive quickly once the order had been placed.

The wifi connection was terrible and often got cut off. There are great wifi connection in the main hall

Overall a pleasant short stay hotel .

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This hotel is perfectly situated across the road from the beach and with a range of restaurants within the immediate area. Room was spacious (even with an extra child bed), clean and beautifully decorated. Beds were so comfortable. One of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. Reception were polite but not overly friendly. We have stayed in Santander before but this is my preferred hotel. Close to the palace, penguins and gardens. Was great to wake up to a wonderful sea view. Will use this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

The hotel is situated right in front of the 1st Beach at Sardinero of Santander. It is a clean and well attended hotel. As breakfast was not included walking a few meters away in front if the water after a quick swim I walked in the coffee shop and had a nice BF. I recommend it.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed over the first w/end in June. This is an excellent hotel. The façade is of a fin de siècle grand hotel but the inside is totally modern. We had a room overlooking the sea which gives you a wonderful view of Sardinero beach especially first thing in the morning. The lack of a pool might be a drawback for some but not for us. Hotel underground parking was very useful as the surrounding streets are choc-a-block in the summer.
We had dinner in the hotel; ridiculously good value - three courses plus wine for 19 euros each!
The hotel staff were very efficient - we left an iPAD in the room by mistake which they forwarded on to us. All in all our favourite hotel in Santander. We will be back.

Room Tip: Definitely get a room with a sea view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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newcastle staffs uk
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed just one night. Superb hotel normally stay in hotel opposite ferry terminal. Due to their pricing chose this hotel which will be our hotel of choice in future. Staying for few days at the end of June looking forward nice end to holiday. Hotel superb. Choose sea view if possible views superb . Rooms very acceptable bathroom 5 stars plenty of accessories. Pricing very moderate. Staff really helpful. 5 stars!!!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

I assume this hotel has just been refurbished as the rooms are immaculately clean and beautifully furbished. Great location on the seafront as well. We didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that or any of the other facilities really. But the rooms are lovely and represented good value as well.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gran Hotel Sardinero
Address: Plaza Italia 1, 39005 Santander, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Santander
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santander
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santander
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santander
#5 Family Hotel in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Hotel Sardinero 4*
Number of rooms: 84
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Also Known As:
Sardinero Hotel Santander
Hotel Santander Sardinero

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