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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza de Ramon Pelayo 11, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Spain
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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LaJolla
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116 reviews 116 reviews
32 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a typical Spanish parador, charming rooms, good breakfast and excellent service. We considered this stay great value for our money. The town is interesting and well worth a wander. There are fine restaurants nearby. Of course, this is a convenient place to stay when visiting the Caves of Altamira.

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Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear MittyLajolla: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our Parador. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. We trust that, on future visits, everything will be to your satisfaction. Best regards, More 

Barcelona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can one say about this parador? To complain of small windows in a mediaeval building, as one reviewer has done, is plainly ridiculous. They didn't build 'em with sheet glass windows 500 years ago! The lighting in the room gave plenty of light for reading etc. I also can't agree with another comment about the breakfast. We were two... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Over the years we have stayed in a large number of Paradors, and we usually love them. However, this was a disappointment. First the good news. The location is in the centre of a beautiful medieval village, which is a pleasure to walk around even though it is very much full of tourists. The village bans cars, but you can... More 

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Harlow, Essex
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This of one of the more expensive Paradors, but it is worth every penny! Try to arrive reasonably early, as the car park does tend to fill up. The hotel is in the very middle of the fascinating village, which may be a bit "touristy" for some people, but once inside the Parador, this is, in our opinion, one of... More 

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Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear FredandMouse: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our establishment. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. Sincerely More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Not the best Parador that we have stayed in (San Francisco in Granada is the top) but still very nice. Great central location in this lovely and interesting medieval town. Very good breakfast and a lovely outside patio for drinks and a snack in the afternoon. Bar food left a bit to be desire of. Staff was very helpful and... More 

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Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear 2010Dogtr: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our establishment. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. Sincerely More 

Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The good: prime location right on the happening town plaza with guest parking which is otherwise outside of this delightful medieval town. A tastefully and, for the most part, sympathetically renovated palatial 17th century home that is convincingly 4-star in most respects. The rooms can be dark but then that’s part of the medieval atmosphere. Tasteful faux-period furnishings that err... More 

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Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear Tedstrave: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our establishment. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us in our efforts to achieve the service you deserve. We trust that, on future visits, everything will be to your satisfaction. Best Regards More 

Southern Pines, North Carolina
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105 reviews 105 reviews
26 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We booked an upgraded room and though lacking A/C, was comfortable enough. The town was too crowded on even a Monday when we arrived. As many restaurants were closed on Monday, we tried to eat in the hotel. A walk through the dining room, a look at the plates and menu, and we decided to eat in the bar. I... More 

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Redding, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This parador is located in a sixteenth century structure in a courtyard surrounded by an historic Medieval period village. The staff is friendly and helpful, the beds are firm with a coil spring configuration, and the heavy, dark Spanish architecture is very interesting. The food is okay and the breakfast, while somewhat limited, gets you going. The big problem is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A historic property in a very historic and interesting medieval town. The kitchen needs to upgrade its quality - lots of items on the breakfast buffets - but even the pastries were of low quality. Eggs to order but not well cooked, etc. Based on breakfast we didn't even try dinner there. WIFI erratic and slow. Don't miss the altamira... More 

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toronto
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115 reviews 115 reviews
28 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We stayed in August and thought a Parador might be interesting. It was. A step back into history. Lots of heavy dark wooden furniture. Exposed heavy dark brown beams. Rooms are dark and sombre as well...but it is a Parador. Low lighting. Very nice bathrooms. Good mattresses. We got a room with an small terraced window overlooking the courtyard where... More 

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José H, General Manager at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, responded to this review

Dear Travelling_with_kids, Thank you very much for your time to write a review online about your experience in our beautiful Parador. We have taken note of your observation about the WiFi in your room, which will receive the appropriate attention by our IT and Maintenance department. Looking forward to meet you again in the near future. Warm Regards, José Hernández... More 

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Address: Plaza de Ramon Pelayo 11, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santillana del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Santillana Gil Blas 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Santillana del Mar
#4 Family Hotel in Santillana del Mar
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santillana del Mar

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