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Hotel Palacio del Mar

Avenida de Cantabria 5 | El Sardinero, 39012 Santander, Spain
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Staffordshire Moorlands
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52 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean tidy good rooms nice breakfast. Sets you up for a days travelling. Oh and its 10 mis by car from the ferry port. Parking is a bit restricted we always book the garage when we book. Very steep entry / exit but good car park.

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mojacar playa
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Booked in here as arrived late on the ferry Very friendly and helpful reception staff The hotel is of a modern style but very dark and dreary.Our room was a very good size and was adequate but for a 4 star poorly decorated and in need of refurbishment.The patio windows were fithy and with such a big balcony why on... More 

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Devon
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25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were really excited about staying at this hotel at the end of a trip around northern Spain, however when we arrived our room had a funny smell. Initially I thought it was insect repellent and we thought it would resolve with airing the room. We however later discovered that the stench was in fact mould and in quite a... More 

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The hotel needs refurbishment to be brought up to standards but it is clean, spacious and good service. It is a bit far from bars at night but it is 5 minutes and 5 euros taxi away. It is just outside the football stadium and close to the sardinero beach.The decor at the bar is outdate to a more modern... More 

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Falkirk, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I went with a little apprehension after reading the reviews. We were so happy we chose this hotel as everything about it was great! Reception staff couldn't have been more helpful, the waiter in the downstairs bar was fantastic his name was Augustine, after the first night he had the glasses and Rioja waiting for my husband and cousin before... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

I fully agree with the last comment. This place is called a Palace? What a joke! Place needs s revamp quick, service is mediocre, breakfast? The worst we have encountered!, it is not properly located, far away from most tourist sites. Place is clean, rooms are good size, but this hotel doesn't deserve more than one star.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Let's keep to the basics based on a two night stay in mid May, 2113: Rooms: Large with a surprisingly cramped bathroom. No English TV channels. Clean tile floors ( no carpet). No refills for shampoo or soap. Hallways: Dark, stained and worn carpeting. AC: they don't turn the AC on until June; do not know when they turn on... More 

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London UK
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Very large comfortable rooms. Easily reached by bus from the centre of town - bus number 1 which takes the scenic route to the hotel. Otherwise you can take bus C1/6 (quick route) from outside the town hall to the hotel. The gym facilities are good and are located just behind the hotel. There is a bar (just behind the... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We had trouble finding it as we only had a sat nav and it didn't show on it. Eventually a kind policeman gave a map and directions. From the outside the hotel looked a bit grim, but inside it was delightful. The receptionist was friendly and the room was much more than expected. In fact it was a suite. It... More 

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