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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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Plaza de Ramon Pelayo 11, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Spain
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The smallish Parador is located in the centre of the village at Number II Plaza Rameon Pelayo and is in reasonable driving distance from Santander. The medieval unspoilt village is historic and attractive. Confusingly there are two Paradors buildings close together in the same village – the “del Mar” is the more modern annex. As in all Paradoes the food... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Charming - beautiful hotel, in this medieval village, takes you back in time. The hotel is very well preserved and decorated, a lot of attention to detail. So many different rooms to lounge in. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This Parador in the heart of town is a bit difficult to find when first coming into town, because... More 

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

Dear Cana1 Toronto: 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... More 

Switzerland
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Following on from one of the earlier comments regarding directions to the hotel, thought I'd share some specific driving instructions (also because our sat nav only took us as far as the tourist office!) As a general direction guide, the hotel is on Plaza Mayor, a triangular square...I know, it's an oxymoron but that's the best way to describe it!... More 

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

Dear Yiwe-sam: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our Parador Your directions to arrive Parador are unbeatable. Thank you very much. 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,... More 

Washington, DC
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132 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I spent one night in room with a delightful view of one of Santillana del Mar's main squares in mid-May. I’m usually pretty good at following directions, but I had trouble finding the Parador Gil Blas: I saw a sign when I first drove into Santillano del Mar’s old town, and then I drove around and around and finally parked... More 

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

Dear KLA3: We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to communicate your impressions about our establishment. It's true that is difficult to find the Parador, but it's a medieval town and it's not possible to put signs in town. We are proud, and it gives us a great satisfaction to count on your opinions, which every day help us... More 

Buda, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Easy to locate, and park. Excellent service from staff, with remarkable ability to switch between 4 languages! Gorgeous location and setting to walk through the town. Beautiful furnishings. Delicious meal!

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Jose Carlos C, Gerente at Parador de Santillana Gil Blas, responded to this review
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Estimada HummingbirdTX: Le agradecemos sinceramente las molestias que se ha tomado en dejar constancia de sus impresiones sobre nuestro Parador... More 

Ireland
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71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in the centre of a medieval village with restricted access for cars. The rooms are old fashioned spotlessly clean and well maintained. Staff are efficient and perhaps a little aloof. Breakfast was excellent with a good range of fresh fruit, breads and several hot options. Try the poached eggs you won't be disappointed. Good value for a... More 

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

Dear Drimbane: 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 

Accrington UK
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50 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We visited as a couple for two nights in May 2015, travelling in from the Santander ferry. We didn't have any difficulty finding the Parador, our sat-nav got us there without a hitch. Parking for the car was available in the other Parador in Santillana del Mar, about 50 metres away on the opposite side of the street, where garaging... More 

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

Dear AccringtonUK: 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 

Delmont, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The parador is beautiful sitting on a quiet (at night) square but it is outshone by the generous and caring staff. Javier and José made our trip flow easily where it could have been disappointing. Transportation in Santillana is very limited and getting to Santander to make connections was vital. They ensured we had a taxi reserved both for our... More 

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

Dear GitanaUsa, 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 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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213 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This parador is housed in a historic building right in the center of Santillana's historic area. It has parking, for a fee, and free high speed wifi. The staff is very friendly and the interiors of the building have a typical Parador decor.

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Estimado Jarb46: Le agradecemos sinceramente las molestias que se ha tomado en dejar constancia de sus impresiones sobre nuestro Parador.... More 

Laren, The Netherlands
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Fairly experienced parador-visitors, and presumably fairly spoilt as well, this parador gave mixed feelings. Yes: a lovely building in a beautiful old town (in an attractive area with enough things to see and do). By the way: the parador on the other side of the square is not another parador, but an annex. No: it's all a little dated and... More 

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

Dear Coen1966: 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 

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