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“Excellent overnight stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Chiqui
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Garcia Lago, 9, CP-39005 Santander, Spain   |  
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Ranked #5 of 37 Hotels in Santander
Sheffield
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117 reviews 117 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“Excellent overnight stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is the third time we have had a one night stay in this hotel and in every case we have found the accommodation excellent. We use this hotel because it has free parking (unsecured unless you want to pay for it), the rooms are modern and all those we have used have balconies and sea views. As a stop off during a journey it fits the bill, but if you want to visit the town it is a considerable distance away. On this occasion we decided to try the full restaurant rather than the basic cafeteria. We treated ourselves to the gastronomic menu which was handed to us in reception. Surprisingly, this was not shown to us in the actual restaurant - perhaps because the a la carte menu would have come to much more than this special menu. It was an exciting experience of eating selections we would never have risked as individual orders and included a bottle of wine for goos measure. The only negative for us, an opinion I have seen shared by others, is that that some of the staff can be somewhat surly or offhand.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maynooth, Ireland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Close to many amenities, including the wonderful El Sardinero beach, Racing Santander's football grounds, and some pricey but delicious restaurants. Stayed here with a friend in August 2012 and was not disappointed. Excellent breakfasts with good choices, helpful multilingual staff, and nice clean rooms with a good view of the ocean. Chiqui also has a charming family orientated atmosphere and is close to a hearty coastal walk along by the golf club which is also highly worthwhile.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Chiqui as part of a holiday booked through Brittany Ferries. The crossing was smooth with comfortable cabins and pleasant staff. On arrival in Santander the hotel is a short drive away costing no more than 10 euros. The hotel is set just off the most beautiful blue sea and golden sand beach. Reception staff were friendly and we were soon checked in. Our room over looked the picturesque view and both bedroom and bathroom were very spacious. We knew before our arrival that there was no air conditioning so took our own fan which proved to be invaluable. Breakfast was mouthwatering, plenty of choice for all with hot and cold options available. During our stay we used the regular and modern bus service to explore Santander - any journey is one euro. The palace is a must as is the open top bus tour of the city. The resort is mainly Spanish speaking and visited by locals - this added to our enjoyment of our holiday as we prefer to stay away from English commercialised resorts. You must experience the ice cream whilst there- a tiny parlour located behind the local store (called regisis or something similar,) is to die for! A wonderful holiday for r and r and a bit of culture.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Excellent Hotel. Stayed recently for 7 nights and found everything to be excellent. Reception staff helpful. Cafe/Bar seemed very busy and staff seemed to be quite stressed and not over friendly to English, preferred to serve Spanish regulars first. However only a minor point otherwise first class.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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24 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Good location at the end of the road next to the Ocean, not far from the city. Take the boulevard to visit the old city, it’s worth it.
Free wifi, when you ask for the code. All the information you need to know about Santander is available on the reception. Friendly on the reception, in the dining room rather stressed, mostly because of under occupation I guess. Free parking next to the hotel but maybe not enough in the high season or during a sunny weekend. No airco on the room and the bed is not from the best quality. Nice bathroom and a superb view on the ocean.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Usk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

Lively hotel, but not noisy in a good location for the beach. Rooms were modern with balcony and sea view. Bar had outside terrace overlooking the promenade and was pleasantly busy. When we arrived we noticed the room next door was occupied by a very young baby and we were worried that we would be disturbed but there rooms were obviously well sound proofed.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of our touring holiday of Northern Spain. We stayed in 3 properties, all chosen from the Brittany Ferries website who were very good to deal with.
We had a larger room than we'd expected and although we didn't have a balcony we did have a sofa in front of floor to ceiling windows with a view of the beach, so the balcony wasn't missed at all. Like the other places we stayed the room was very clean and comfortable.
The hotel is quite a long walk from the centre but buses are very frequent and not expensive.
would reccomend staying here and hope to return.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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: Avenida Garcia Lago, 9, CP-39005 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Santander
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santander
#7 Business Hotel in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Chiqui 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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