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Santemar Hotel
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in Santander
Southampton, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed at the Santemar Hotel in May last year it was in a very pleasant spot close to the beach and the Palace (which is well worth going to for the view and the little zoo) the bus stop is close by and buses are frequent to travel into town and to the ferry about a 15 min journey. The hotel was clean comfortable and served a very good breakfast, staff were pleasant and helpful, would stay there again. We travelled on the Brittany Ferries Pont Avon short break and would recommend this trip 1 night each way on the ferry from Portsmouth and 5 nights in the hotel entertainment on the ship was very good, cabins and food were good. We have done this trip 3 times now.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank Sue M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reading, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Although a large hotel it was clean and has a good cafe/restaurant. Rooms were clean and a good size and we were lucky to have a sea view room, definitely the best option. The hotel was within a few minutes of the beautiful coast where there are many restaurants plus a large Casino. We ate breakfast usually at the restaurant at the base of the hotel but beware on a wet day this quickly becomes noisy and crowded. Good value & helpful staff.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank thegees1
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Yes this hotel had it all. We extended our stay, enjoyed local restaurants, visited the town, the casino and the super beach. I would have no hesitation revisiting this hotel. Yes, would go back tomorrow!

Room Tip: All rooms seem excellent
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank mupphyp
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

yet again as part of a large group the prices are excelent, food good, breakfast good,
rooms perfect, underground parking, close to an excelent beach. and restraunts.
very clean and modern. not all have a view if this is what you need ask first,
The hotel is not on the front but very close 500 yds or so,
As part of a large group the price was very good !

Room Tip: some have viewes ask !
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ducker450
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Melbourne
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50 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012

We were given a room that smelt of cigarette smoke, even though they are all supposed to be non-smoking rooms. It seems that in Spain, many people ignore that rule. We insisted on another room and that one was fine.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ShlomGit
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

This has to be the coldest front desk I have ever interacted with in 20 years of travelling. I didn't mind that they didn't crack a smile; it was the fact that they responded to everything from a request for a different room (*while* registering -- I found the room I got faced a tree and asked for one on a higher floor or on the opposite side of the corridor), to pretty much every other request with a not very friendly "no".

Inquiries about cafeteria timings, food joints in the surrounding area etc. were all responded to with equally cold answers. The distinct impression I got was that they didn't *like* being forced to interact with me.

The room was small and highly overpriced. The bathroom ceiling was moldy. And I discovered that there was no point to changing rooms anyway; the view is uniformly bad on all sides.

The average US motel is better equipped, cleaner, and much more friendly.

We had booked for 3 days, but moved into another hotel on the second day.

Room Tip: The staff will give you what they want to give you, so there's no point making suggestions.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank R B
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

September 2010:
Santemar 4*, we booked this holiday via Brittany Ferris and was well pleased with our room.
Hotel was clean, tidy, welcoming.
Room was double (very comfortable) with view looking over the garden, TV, radio, mini bar, safe in room, table & chairs. Bathroom with hairdryer. Miad service with fresh towels & linen daily.
Hotel has lounge rooms to sit and relax, restaurant & bar.
Short walk from beach & restaurants & bars, Santander harbour is about good 30 minute walk or good short taxi drive away.

Plenty of museums to visit, theatre is short walk away.
Nice relaxing holiday.

Plenty of museums to visit, theatre is short walk away, casion only stone throw away.
Nice relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ZippySar82
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Additional Information about Santemar Hotel

Property: Santemar Hotel
Address: Calle Joaquin Costa 28, 39005 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Santander
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santander
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Santemar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 350
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