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Gran Hotel Sardinero

3.0 of 5 Plaza de Italia 1, 39005 Santander, Spain
#3 of 37 hotels in Santander
175 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vienna, Austria
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good location across the beach in the sardinero area. Whilst the hotel is pretty new, it has a nice facade of the old grand hotel, behind it is a modern but bit souless standard hotel. The room was clean but already a bit worn out (some dirty walls etc). Breakfast was a bit chaotic, one waiter was at times too... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for two nights and I think that my stay was great. The personnel were very kind. The hotel is a bit far away fron the city center but the walk from the hotel there was very enjoyable. Other than that, brilliantly located in front of el sardinero beach.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed on the 4th floor of Gran Hotel Sardinero. We had a very large bedroom and ensuite with a large terrace overlooking the sea. ( our bedroom and terrace was half the area in the photo under the words Gran Hotel.) It was not expensive. Most of the buildings in this area are of the style of this hotel... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have just returned from a holiday in Santander, during this stay we visited the Gran Hotel intending to have our evening meal there. The time was 8.45pm not unreasonable we thought. We were put in the dining room empty but for us, given a menu and the waiter left never to return. We chose our meals having decided to... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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... More

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newcastle staffs uk
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

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... More

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Address: Plaza de Italia 1, 39005 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel Sardinero 3*
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Also Known As:
Sardinero Hotel Santander
Hotel Santander Sardinero

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