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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
23 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
26 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

London
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel exactly what you would expect from a Parador set in a beautiful 16th/17th century perfectly preserved village. 1st floor double room - reasonable size - shuttered, with small balcony overlooking small courtyard garden. Bathroom adequate. Hot water a tad unpredictable. Bed a bit solid. Free wifi, but not properly working in all areas. Private parking available. The village was... More

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

Dear Papa_Polo, 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, 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 Director del Parador More

Palma Mallorca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at many Spanish Paradors but this as got to be one of our favourites, will be staying again but for more than one night so we can explore the medieval village, which is totally unspoilt. The food in the resturant could be better, but this did not alter our view of this outstanding place.

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

Dear Cheshirefred_11, Thank you very much for your time in writing a nice review about your stay at the Parador Santillana Gil Blas. We're really glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have taken note of your observation about the food in our Restaurant, which will receive the appropriate attention by our chef. Cordially, José Hernández... More

Lawrence, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Absolutely wonderful and located in midst of quaint medieval Spanish village. The parador maintains the building's historic feel with wonderful old timber floors, exposed beams, thick walls and woven rugs. Yet the rooms are spacious, comfortable and thoroughly updated. The bathroom was luxurious. Our room had a wonderful outdoor portico, with chaises overlooking the country side. The service was very... More

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Dallas, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
20 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Parador de Santillana hotel is a reconditioned, very old structure that has kept all its historic charm without sacrificing comfort and modern convenience. Our room at the end of the hall overlooked the medieval town square with photo opportunities in every direction. The room was very large, well appointed and with a large very comfortable bed. Though the building... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place has sold us on paradors. The place is full of history and really well done up and maintained. The charm is everywhere, and the restuarant is also very good quality. For the price you can do no better, and this place is sure worth a couple of nights stay.

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This Parador is located right in the middle of the medieval village making it difficult to find if one is driving to the hotel. We had GPS in our car but the GPS was confused and gave wrong direction. It would be best if one would get direction from the hotel before driving there. Besides the issue of getting to... 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*
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