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“Lovely hostel in great location”
Review of Hostal Cabo Mayor

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Hostal Cabo Mayor
Ranked #5 of 24 Santander B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 November 2012

This was a really lovely place to stay, Great location right next to the bus station which was great as we were travelling to our next location by bus. The hostel itself was really clean, we were pleased to find a mini fridge and kettle in the bedroom! The staff were really friendly and helpful even though we didn't speak much Spanish. Would definitely recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Fully renovated this year,used to be good now its very good,
New furnishings,TV, wi-fi,fridge.safe,spotless toilet ,across the road
to Bus and Train,exceptionally helpful management. Near everything.
This is a boutique Hostal with only 6 rooms so expect competition for reservations.

Rene (Sydney)

Room Tip: Let Sergio or Maria choose for you.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank reneg656
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Reviewed 7 November 2012

Santander was a short stay on our trip across northern Spain from Ferrol to Bilbao by the FEVE (amazingly reasonably priced) local train and we found the town really well worth a stop. It was close to the FEVE, RENFE and bus stations and was not too far from the harbour for the Santander ferry link to England. Other reviews have mentioned the entrance to the hotel but when one knows about going to the 2nd floor there is no problem. The manager was extremely welcoming and gave us useful information about the town - especially advising us to take the ferry ride across the river - which we did on the beautiful sunny afternoon we were there. We then had time to take a bus around the town to the wonderful beaches, walk through the 'new' old town and shopping area and enjoy a good meal at one of the many restaurants to choose from. We were sorry we had to leave next day as we felt that there was a lot more to explore.

Our room, although on the small side, had a comfortable bed and was spotlessly clean. An absolute plus point was having tea and coffee making facilities - this is rarely found in Spanish or other European countries - but much appreciated by English (and Swiss!) travellers.

We hope to visit Santander in the future and would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Hostal Cabo Mayor in Santander is located across from the main bus station and FEVE train station. It's also close to an especially good seafood restaurant (El Machi) that owner/manager Sergio will tell you about. Sergio is exceptionally helpful and is knowledgable about restaurants and boat trips in Santander; bus and train transportation to other Spanish cities and towns; and most important to me, the El Castillo and Las Monedas caves and how to get there. There are very few rooms in the hostal (although Sergio hinted at some future expansion) so early rsvns would be important.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Thank JulesSanFrancisco
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Jaqueline V
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

It's difficult to find anything reasonably priced in Santander in August but the Cabo Mayor turned out to be a gem, there are only a handful of rooms nicely appointed and the family that run it are on hand to help when needed. The location is handy for the train station and bus station but only a 10 minute walk to the centre. Would definitely return and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank TravelmadEdinburgh
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

I agree with the excellent reviews for this hostal. On our Camino it was the ideal place to stay in Santander. In front of the bus and train(RENFE and FEVE) stations, just in the center of the town. The rooms have a white and black design, fridge, coffee-tea maker, good wifi connection, nice view. They are spotless clean, but small. I did appreciate the modern bathroom style. The beds are comfortable and the sound insulation from outside is good.
Friendly and helpful staff, reasonable price (we had a special offer for early booking), almost perfect.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostal Cabo Mayor

Address: Calle Cadiz 1, 39002 Santander, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Santander
Price Range: £34 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Cabo Mayor 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabo Mayor is designed for those seeking a pleasant place with a friendly personality.We put at your disposal rooms playing the essence of a boutique hotel in a modern guest house comfortably furnished, with care and imagination. We work to make your stay as pleasant as possible, using our own travel experience to make you feel at home. All our rooms have all the amenities needed to satisfy the most discerning guests, with comfortable beds, pristine fabrics, double glazing against noise, LCD TV, minibar, electric kettle tea/coffee maker, smoke detectors, safe, high speed internet WIFI, central heating, hair dryer, magnifying mirror and toiletries in the bathrooms...All our rooms are NON SMOKING. ... more   less 
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