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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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London
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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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Palma Mallorca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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