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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Bordeaux, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Finding the hotel in the January evening gloom was the most difficult part of the journey from Bordeaux, but once there our welcome was warm and efficient. The room on the first floor overlooking the square was massive and well fitted. Pre-dinner drinks at the bar were excellent and a were accompanied by a new tapas on each round. Dinner... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Setting is great, in center of an ancient medieval town. Parador is very nice, like other paradors. But finding it was tough. Town map provided at front desk is adequate but shabby. Why don't they stock those nice maps from the tourist office down the street? It could have achieved 5 stars but it seems to be a bit understaffed,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We arrived at our second Parador hotel and were given an amazing room in the corner overlooking the main square! I was quite surprised but very pleased as we hadn't asked for an upgrade room. There were three windows with shutters on two walls and the room had a beautiful canopied bed. It was very dark with the small windows... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

An easy 20 miles from Santander port and therefore an excellent stop either just before or just after the ferry. The signposting didn't seem very clear but stopping to ask a couple of locals we found it at the top of the old city. There are loads of restaurants in the vicinity within walking distance. Room was perhaps a little... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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188 reviews 188 reviews
71 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This is a delightful parador located on a main square in the pedestrian area of Santillana del Mar. The rooms are large and well appointed. The bathrooms are huge with plenty of hot water. The service here is top notch from the front desk to the porters to the restaurant to housekeeping. WiFi is complimentary and the signal is fairly... More

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York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel was sheer luxury. Rooms are very spacious and beautifully furnished. The outside terrace is great for pre-dinner G& T's. Bit difficult to find in the pedestrian streets but you are allowed to drive through if you're staying at the hotel. Set in the old town of Santillana Del Mar which despite being full of tourists during the day... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This Parador is set in the centre of the old town of Santillana. Difficult to find in a mainly pedestrianised area and set in a square off the narrow cobbled surrounding streets. Lovely big old rooms and very comfortable, with acceptable bar (there are lots more in the village) and a good restaurant. The breakfast is not worth including. It... 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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