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Santemar Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Joaquin Costa 28, 39005 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #18 of 38 hotels in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We spent three nights in this hotel, I knew the neighbourhood (El Sardinero) which is the best area of the city, it is very calm with emblematic buildings. You are very close to the seafront which makes walks pleasant to the Palacio de la Magdalena. Service was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was served till 10.30 was just uncomfortable to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
58 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I stayed here for 5 nights as part of a very large conference group who were using several of the function/meetings rooms. I was most underwhelmed by the whole experience and would be very neutral about return again to this hotel. The experience was not bad, but there was nothing special about the place or the service. Certainly I would... More

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quijano, spain
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We were unfortunate to have been invited last night to a catered dinner. The food was absolutely disgusting: 5 course meal and everything was inedible (not just me - we were 12 at the table,and plates were returned uneaten). First course, "capon with honey dressing" - dried out chicken breast, a bit of salad from a bag - NO seasoning... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights on a Brittany Ferries holiday. We did not know quite what to expect, and were very pleasantly surprised. The hotel was lovely, staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our rooms on the seventh floor were very nice, lovely bathroom, spacious with a bit of a view of the sea and the lovely casino building.... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This hotel is in a great location, half a block from the beach and close to sea-side cafes. The staff were friendly and helpful, but the rooms are somewhat dated, and wi-fi weakens in the evenings for some reason.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Its the third visit in three years and its still very good, cant realy fault it. ate in the hotell restraunt every night, limited menu but if it suits your taste its very good value, 3 courses wine and water 18e thats good value and its spotless. the locals eat here also mainly on sunday evenings.

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14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

This was my third visit to this hotel 23 September,10 nights and I was not disappointed, the staff were all helpful, and pleasant, I was on the Second floor at the back looking over the gardens, a very quite room. The rooms were spotless and comfortable and came with Air con. we eat at the hotel on a few times... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Santemar for a full week recently. The hotel facilities are excellent with all rooms fully equipped with all manner of gadgets. The décor throughout the public areas of the hotel is impressive but cold in appearance and therein lies the Santemar's Achilles Heel. As with many "chain" hotels the staff lack any expressions... More

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Brixham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

There were quite a number of people on this trip who had done it before, including someone who was doing it for their seventh time, which gives you an idea of how good it is. Sardinero has fabulous beaches and parks and bars and restaurants and the casino. The coach trips were all very good. The journey back was not... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The hotel is nearby of the most glamorous and historic parts of the city but far away from the city center. You will need to walk around 20 minutes to reach there or get a taxi. The Disco in the basements is ok in weekends but the liveliest places are in the city center. I would recommend it for people... More

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Also Known As:
Santemar Hotel Santander
Address: C/ Joaquin Costa 28, 39005 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santander
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Santemar Hotel 4*
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