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Abba Santander Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calderon de la Barca 3, 39002 Santander, Spain
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Ranked #11 of 37 hotels in Santander
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a friendly, clean and ideally located chain hotel. All the staff are helpful(including Simon who is originally from the UK and is invaluable if your Spanish is a bit iffy, or non-existent as is the case with me!) and attentive. I have had the pleasure of staying here at least once a year as part of the Brittany... More

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116 reviews 116 reviews
37 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good decent clean hotel, especially after the boat from UK. Very friendly reception and helpful. Good location for a few shops and bars especially El Machi where you find great seafood. Only problem is parking, they should have a more organised system for people arriving by car. It costs 7 Euro to put it in the road, 'if you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good location. But our toilet wouldn't flush. Reported to reception (using phone in bathroom as one in bedroom didn't work). Management said it would be fixed, but by the time we left, nothing had been done. So overall not impressed.

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Seattle, WA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
13 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My friends and I found this place online. We got a great deal if we pre-paid for the reservation. This place was as great as advertised! Wifi included, but not breakfast. No worries, there are plenty of places around that stay open late and open early in the morning. This place is right across from the train station. Clean rooms,... More

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Exmouth, Devon
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed here in conjunction with a Brittany Ferries trip. It was very easy to find and only a 2 minute walk from the ferry terminal. We arrived at 1pm but our room was available, and we were kindly given a double bed (the Spanish often have twin beds in a double room). The room was immaculate with a lovely... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I booked a single room for a short overnight stay on my way to Léon. From the website it looked as though this hotel had a pool but it doesn't. The price was good though and the room was clean and welcoming. The wifi worked too. unfortunately the electronic card to open the door didn't, this meant that every time... More

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Vicenza, Veneto, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We arrived in Santander at 22h and this hotel was near the bus station and all the other places were full we had to stay there. It's a bit pricey(110€) but the room was really clean and nice and the bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was fantastic and really smelld of clean and care! Really good place to... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel is situated next to the bus station and only a hundred yards or so from the rail station, so excellent for business travellers. It's also almost on the waterfront near to the ferries. It's surrounded by bars, restaurants etc which makes up for the lack of both in the hotel. The open topped tourist bus stops at the... More

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a well maintained good quality chain hotel. The staff are friendly and were helpful in storing our bikes and bags. The breakfast was good and the rooms clean and tidy. It is very well located for the city centre and ferry terminal - but a bit of a trek to the beaches.I would recommend staying here if you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel with excellent breakfast. Near train station and Avis car rental. Wish there were more nice affordable places near the beach, but the location for this hotel was a good second best. Weird "dead animal" smell in lobby they tried to cover up with cologne. But not a major complaint. Very satisfied with this hotel!

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Address: Calderon de la Barca 3, 39002 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Abba Santander Hotel 3*
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The Abba Santander can be found in the centre of Santander just 100 metres from the train station and ferry port. There is a 24-hour reception and tourist information can be provided. All modern, air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, a plasma TV with digital channels and a minibar. They also have a separate bathroom with a hairdryer. The central location of Abba Santander and its proximity to transport links means all attractions are easily accessible, including the Pereda gardens and the Cathedral. ... more   less 
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