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“excellent hotel but quiet village at end of sept”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Olimpo

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Hotel Olimpo
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Isla
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7 reviews
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“excellent hotel but quiet village at end of sept”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2009

The hotel is in a fantastic location with superb rooms and facilities.
However at the end of September the village area was very quiet and very few of the restaurants/shops were open in the evening.
Would recommend for a couple of nights at that time of year any longer and you would need to travel around the area for choice of restaurants etc.

  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2008

I have recently stayed at the Hotel Olimpo with my husband and 2 year old daughter. The hotel is in a very peaceful and beautiful area (Playa de Isla about 40 mins from Santander). The hotel itself is set up overlooking the gorgeous beach and has a lovely outside pool area and steps (quite steep!) down to a private beach which is lovely and a little boat is moored up to take you across to the main beach if necessary; although you can wade across at certain times depending on the tides!! The hotel rooms are lovely - we had a suite which was 2 bedrooms, separate bathroom and toilet and balcony- the rooms were extremely clean and very nicely decorated. The hotel has a restaurant (very posh; waiter service, set menu), a cafeteria (more relaxed, bar snacks, sandwiches etc) and a discobar (which we never ventured into as parents of a 2-year-old!!). The staff were all very nice especially the staff in the cafeteria/bar - be aware that they speak very little english if at all so some basic Spanish is vital!! The hotel caters well for children without feeling too much like a families only hotel; there is a children's section in the pool and some children's activities available at certain times during the week(all low-key - no hyperactive groups of kids racing around all over the place!!). There was a singer in the bar 3 times during the week - all Spanish music but all the better for it!! It was lovely to see the local Spanish couples dancing to the live music and the kids trying their best to join in!! No Hokey-Cokey or Birdie Song in sight - it was a welcome relief!! All in all we really enjoyed our stay - Isla is a very small, quiet seaside resort so a car is a must if you want to visit more 'touristy' places. I would recommend Santillana del Mar, Castro Urdiales, Santander and Noja as trips out or for more nightlife/restaurants etc. Hotel Olimpo is a great quiet base for visiting the local area; definately worth it's 4 stars!!!

  • Liked — The location and the staff
  • Disliked — Restaurant would have been better if buffet-style
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2007

We visited the hotel in June and it was every bit as good as the last review I wrote about my visits up to 2001.

Having translated the Spanish reviews (Google)I am wondering if some mischievous hotel owner wrote them as they are rubbish.

There is no parrot and the ants are outside!

The hotel is clean and welcoming. Reception is friendly and efficient. The rooms are clean and provide all you need for your stay. The restaurant does a daily menu and will make you another dish if the menu is not to your liking. The cafeteria meals are good and plentiful (and cheap- you wouldn't get that much for that price in the UK). The staff there are also friendly and efficient.

The area is lovely and the hotel quiet (unless there's a wedding) and you can walk into Isla village (5mins) for shops, restaurants and four other beaches.

The only downside for those disabled or with small children is the steps...but it's built on a cliff! I would prefer to see the steps from the pool fitted with a rail.

We plan to go again in 2008!

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  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2007

Great hotel. Very clean, tidy & friendly staff. Excellent food at breakfast & lunch. Lovely shops & restaurants within walking distance of hotel. A few Spanish words are helpful as this is not an 'English' resort. Have booked again for 2007!

  • Stayed July 2006, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2006

We have visited this hotel four times since 1998. The rooms are well laid out with an excellent bathroom (tho shower is over bath)and balcony, where you can sit out. The rooms are clean and the staff friendly and helpful. It is next to a beautiful sandy beach, though there are plenty more to travel to in the area.

We enjoy the food there too, either at the bar of in the restaurant. This is certainly not the place to go if you want a "little England". A smattering of Spanish would be very helpful!

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Additional Information about Hotel Olimpo

Property: Hotel Olimpo
Address: Finca Los Cuarezos | Isla Cantabria, 39195 Isla, Spain
Region: Spain > Cantabria > Isla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Isla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Olimpo 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Olimpo Hotel Santander
Hotel Olimpo Isla, Spain - Cantabria

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