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Hotel Central
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 General Mola, 39004 Santander, Spain   |  
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Ranked #19 of 38 hotels in Santander
Dublin
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“Not good”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stayed here for one night en route back from Camino home to Dublin. On arrival after a long day travelling by train from Astorga the girl on reception was so unhelpful , unfriendly in fact just uneverything. No eye contact, never said thank you, not once. Didn't offer breakfast , dinner, map of area ( we know Sanatnader well, but she didn't know that ). The rooms was painted, wait for it, blue and yellow! Not pastel, deep blue and yellow. The curtains were flowery and the headboard had flowers painted on it. It was like a travellers caravan. We were only staying one night and were tired so a shower and to bed so it didn't really matter but if the stay was any longer, we would definitely have been moving on.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our family of 4 pitched up in Sunny Santander after doing the Brittany Ferry crossing,it had never been our intention to dash off to our destination immediately instead we wanted to chill out for a bit ,The Hotel Central is perfect for this.A large family room on the top room which is competitively priced at time of writing.However the best thing was the roof terrace where we had our tea and breakfast bought from the local supermarket 5 minutes walk away,stunning views including the ferry departing for its return journey and then a good nights sleep before going on to Bilbao from the bus station ,which is 5 minutes away,I fact everything is 5 minutes away!one downside...people with vertigo might struggle with the roof terrace..enjoy.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from the bus station and is close to shops, restaurants and the sea front promenade. The interior of the hotel is rather run down and the staff we encountered were indifferent or dour. Our room on the 5th floor was spacious and had a partial sea view. Spotlights in our bathroom were fused and one of the lamps in the bedroom had loose, exposed wiring. The buffet breakfast was fairly good and we were able to access free wifi in all parts of the hotel. Overall a good value choice for a short break, provided you don't plan to spend a great deal of time in the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Hotel Central in Santander is the perfect base for a visit to this city. It is not far from the bus and train stations and it is right beside the bars and the restaurants. The rooms were large. Although our room looked onto a small interior courtyard this meant it was very quiet. There is a small roof terrace with amazing views over the sea on floor 6. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. Sardinero beach is beautiful and is about a 40 minute walk along the sea front or a 1 Euro trip by local bus.

Room Tip: Street view rooms are noisy. Rooms facing the small courtyard are quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

what a find, right in the heart of santander, not far from the beach. Old wordly place, good value for money. plus a pretty good buffet breakfast, be careful with the furnace toaster!! lol.
and another bonus, cafe vienes, a bar facing to hotel entrance, smallest bar in santander, very friendly barman, cheap drinks too!!
what more could you want?

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

We found it comfortable, clean and friendly. Room was spacious and refitted. Located right in the heart of the city, in the old town and a minute from the bay. Would certainly use this hotel again. Very good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotelcentral1, Director General at Hotel Central, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thanks for staying at our hotel and for sharing with us your positive experience.

We are very happy that you liked your room, and thank you for you coment about our staff.

Hope to get to see you soon

Kind regards
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Galway, Ireland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a nice hotel if a little old-fashioned. Rooms are a good size with plenty of light. Helpful staff and nice breakfast. Free wifi. Location is terrific with a lovely restaurant behind hotel, Cafe Arco, and a tapas bar in the next door covered market which also has a tourist office.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Hotelcentral1, Gerente at Hotel Central, responded to this review, September 14, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thanks for staying at our hotel and for sharing with us your positive experience.
We are very happy that you liked your room, the buffet breakfast and thank you for you coment about our staff.
The Hotel is in a privileged area with such a variety of most popular and bests restaurants of Santander, we glad you enjoyed them.
Hope to get to see you soon
Kind regards
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Additional Information about Hotel Central

Address: 5 General Mola, 39004 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 38 hotels in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Central 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Central Hotel is located in one of the most charming areas of the historic centre of business, shopping and recreation of Santander, very close to the bay and Brittany Ferries Port. The Train station with bus service to the airport is only about 5 minutes walking from the Hotel. The building distinguished by its exquisite architecture, it´s a part of the history of the city and with intentions to offer the best service.Panoramic terrace on the 6º floor with sea and city view, open all day for the customer. It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour self-service café-bar.Our 40 spacious rooms are equipped with all the amenities that our guests will find in them the ideal place to meet all your needs. Stressing our suite for use up to 4 people and rooms with large terraces and superb views over the bay and connecting rooms for families. All of them qualified as King size beds for its spacious. On-site amenities include bar, restaurant and meeting facilities. ... more   less 
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