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Hotel Bahia de Santander
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Cadiz, 22, 39002 Santander, Spain   |  
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Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Santander
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bahia is best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Advice from friends was A1. Hotel Bahia was great. We had a room on the 7th floor overlooking the Bay. It was a little more money but worth every penny. At night the esplanade sparkled with coloured lights. The bed was the most comfortable we had slept on & in the morning the breakfast was excellent with a vast variety of food from which you could choose.The Brittany Ferry was only a short distance away which was easy to access.Thanks to good advice our holiday ended very well.
Elspeth MacInnes

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Large bedrooms comfortable ideal for the ferry port and town center
Very clean with many extras cheap but amazing value bar snacks
Cannot fault will stay again the Staff were helpful
Parking underground on site very safe
Hotel having small upgrade but was not disturbed by the work

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have stayed here several times en route onto or off the Ferry from Portsmouth, as this 4 star hotel is just accross the road from the ferry terminal.. The large "junior suite" rooms are medium priced with lots of space for a cot or extra child´s bed or very comfy for adults recuperating from travel. Ask for a sea view. There is parking, but suggest that you ask the staff (who are all very helpful) for valet parking, as the garage is accessed by a box lift device. The restaurant and cafe are good, but not fine dining and the hotel is anyway close enough to other restaurants in the town centre. Try to arrive earlyish for breakfast, as queues develop for table seating.

Room Tip: Upper floors. Sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at this hotel twice in the last month and both times been in a dark small room by the lifts with 1970's dark brown decor. Very poor room service. Time to find somewhere else to stay when visiting this beautiful place

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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HOTELBAHIASantander, Director General at Hotel Bahia de Santander, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your opinión. in a few weeks we will make a change in the decoration of the rooms.
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Edinburgh, Scotland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We only stayed for 1 night at the beginning of October en route home via Santander Airport after visiting Bilbao but our first impressions of this hotel were all excellent. The building was modern and the reception personnel all helpful and efficient. Our room on the 7th floor was beautifully appointed, very clean and spacious with a view over the bay.

Due to an early start we did not take breakfast at the hotel so cannot comment.

We will certainly return to spend a longer period in the lovely city of Santander (this was our first visit) and will have no hesitation in staying at the Bahia.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Altrincham
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Large, impressive hotel - very busy with some large groups. Large and comfortable room which we upgraded to have sea view. Spacious bathroom with impressive array of toiletries. Hotel has underground car parking (15 euros) reached using a novel car lift (or hotel staff will park your car if you do not want to use the lift). The bar and cafeteria did not seem big enough for the large parties wanting to use it - very busy and noisy. Santander, of course, has a myriad of bars and restaurants to tempt all tastes. We tried a small traditional bar round the corner for a pre-dinner drink and received free tapas whilst watching Spanish customers drop in on their way home.The hotel restaurant, on the other hand, proved very relaxing and an unfussy escape for weary travellers who do not want/need to explore. The menu was varied and our choices were well cooked with quality ingredients perfectly presented. Breakfast equally, plentiful and varied.
Overall, fairly expensive for a one night stop-over (as opposed to a luxury weekend break) but worth it when you want the location and little extras.

Room Tip: Pay extra and upgrade to a room with a sea view to enhance your stay
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HOTELBAHIASantander, Director General at Hotel Bahia de Santander, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
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Denmark
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Must say that the hotel was beautiful, but we must, as through travelers use room service if you want something to eat before 8.30 pm. When you have to get up early it's not exactly healthy to eat dinner right before sleeping. Spanish Restaurants servers only after 8.30pm which is at least 2 hours later than in the northern part of Europe.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: C/ Cadiz, 22, 39002 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 37 Hotels in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bahia de Santander 4*
Number of rooms: 188
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