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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Santillada del Mar looks a bit like a Disney fun park next to a motorway, but it is authentic and genuinely medieval, though with a lot of tourist shops in the old buildings. If you stay in one of the two paradores there, you can drive right into the Plaza Mayor and park opposite of the Parador Gil Bas. The... More 

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Pulborough
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We'd travelled on Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth, a 24 hour crossing that arrives at 18:15. We'd booked 2 nights here as it was away from Santander but only about 40 minutes drive. It proved to be a good choice, and several fellow guests had come from the same ferry. It's a beautiful old building, and our room overlooked a small... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this Parador 3 days and found the location convenient to several areas, yet out of the way. Beautiful small square with several restaurants within an easy walk. Our air conditioning and shower weren't the best, but it's an old historic structure. We'd return!

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35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obvious care, thought, and pride go into this parador. The hotel is lovely, with high standards. We had a room overlooking the square, which was amazing since we could watch the people enjoying the gorgeous plaza. The resturaunt was excellent for breakfast and dinner and the service was always impeccable.

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Moscow, Russia
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santillana del Mar although is not so close to the sea is a perfect spot to start your exploration of the surrounding area. The area has a lot to offer from snowy Picos de Europa, to the seashore, to underground caves like the world famous Altamira and others. If you want to have a stay in style, then there are... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Often stay in Parador hotels and this place is amongst my favourites. It is perfectly located on the main square of the town, easy to park in the hotel's private parking accross the square. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and the room was really spacious, comfortable and clean and also had a lovely balcony overlooking the garden/terrace. Dinner... More 

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

Dear WashintongTraveler17: 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 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were delighted with our welcome and our very spacious room. The parking was very convenient and you could load and unload right outside. It was very rainy when we visited so the central location was great for dodging the showers. The restaurant dinner was satisfactory although the service was very good. We took note of a previous review regarding... More 

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

Dear Jamesmb155: 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 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Santillana del Mar is a picturesque little town and so is its parador Gil Blas. The building is old and very beautifully decorated. The rooms are a bit dark, but convenient. The hotel is as can be expected from a parador: nice! The WiFi is a little slow.

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Dear AmsteranEnjoyer, 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, its the second time you stay with us. We trust that in your third visit, everything will be to your satisfaction Best regards, More 

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106 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

An excellent choice of stay for visiting Santillana del Mar and nearby Cuevas de Altamira and Comillas. The parador is right in the middle of the pedestrian old town. Parador guests can park in the 6 euro/day car park right in front of the parador, behind the main square. The parador is located in an atmospheric old mansion with thick... More 

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Bucks
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

This is a lovely place to stay on a visit to Santillana del Mar. The location is excellent and the rooms are beautiful. Breakfast was good, although the staff seemed to be more concerned with 'getting the job done' than with creating a lovely atmosphere.

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Additional Information about Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Address: Plaza de Ramon Pelayo 11, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santillana del Mar
Price Range: $134 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador de Santillana Gil Blas 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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Also Known As:
Parador De Santillana Gil Blas Hotel Santillana Del Mar
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Santillana del Mar
#4 Family Hotel in Santillana del Mar
#6 Romantic Hotel in Santillana del Mar
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