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Hotel Bahia Santander
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Santander
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Marbella Spain
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31 reviews
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“great situation”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The Hotel Bahia is well situated for the City and the Ferry however there are better choices. Obviously the hotel was very smart a few years ago but is now quite dated. The Parking is very easy to use even though the entry is by lift, the staff are very friendly and efficient.
We would not stay there again as the bed was very uncomfortable and the pillows even worse. Breakfast at 17 euros seems very expensive especially when there are so many excellent small cafeterias close by.
There is a lot of work going on at the dock side and so the views are spoiled by cranes at the present time, the sound proofing is very good so the noise is not a problem.
The cafeteria is average, the staff are not friendly, but the restaurant has excellent staff and very good food.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lochwinnoch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

If going to get the boat from Santander to England , this is the place to stay. The rooms are of a high standard, staff very courteous and professional. We booked the room a few months earlier and the rate was very reasonable for a 4 star hotel, but not as great if you arrive unannounced. You can ate the boat arriving, and it only takes 10 minutes to drive to the port. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Lochwinnoch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Each time we use the Santander to England ferry we stay in this hotel. It is very much like a favourite maiden aunt. Looks like it was very posh some time ago but has the twinkle that lets you know she won't die wondering. The hotel is as convenient as you can possibly get. The rooms are bery well appointed and the staff super. I definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

We were arriving at the Port of Santander at 18.15 and had booked the Hotel Bahia just for one night before our tour of Northern Spain. It's a couple of minutes drive and you're there at the hotel parking garage - we buzzed reception and they opened the gates to the parking lift. By the time we'd unloaded a lovely friendly receptionist had our room already and we handed over our passports to be checked and were in our room within 10 minutes of arriving at the Ferry Port. It was so well organised - we had a lovely room, city view facing the Cathedral, it was on the 7th floor and lacked nothing - very spacious with lots of window light.
It was just around the corner from all the pinxtos bars and cafes.
The hotel has it's own cafe which is frequented by many locals, we'd decided to have a light breakfast here as we didn't want the buffet at the restaurant. Couple of euros each for a great coffee and croissant.
Would not hesitate to stay here if we decide to return to the lovely town of Santander.
Only one minor negative - we didn't find the cafe staff as friendly as the receptionists who gave us all the information we needed and a very pleasant welcome.

Room Tip: Opt for a high floor if possible - the city view rooms are fine and at the moment there is some work...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

As FairCityFrasie says and as an honorary member of the "Rodney Travel Club" I fully agree with his comments.
Having been subjected to a variety of cardboard boxes, rough sleeping accommodation and other general health hazards purporting to be accommodation throughout Europe this was luxury with a capital L.
Its a comfortable clean and well appointed hotel.
I would certainly take my partner there and that says it all.
The location is ideal close to the centre but quiet for a good nights sleep.
The bedroom walls appear to be snore proof and passed the Innes Test easily.
There is a variety of cafes bars close by where you can obtain breakfast at a very reasonable price.
In fact eating out and drinking in Santander was very reasonable with a nice bar just around the corner from the hotel where local beer was priced at 1 euro a pint.
Would I stay here again YES
Would I recommend this Hotel Yes
Have I any criticism of the Hotel NO

Room Tip: All rooms are good with either a sea or city view just ask when booking
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The "Rodney Travel Club" were on another 4-Day excursion and picked the Bahia for our tour of Santander and Bilbao. The lads' expectation of hotels is always high based on the "Rodney" boys' preferences for style and previous experiences all over Europe. The Bahia was no dissappointment. It is only a short walk (less than 5 minutes) from the bus terminus accross the road from the railway station. It smacks of class when you enter the lobby. We were delighted to be checked-in with a minimum of fuss even although we had arrived well before the designated earliest check-in time. The rooms were great too with all we could have expected and they overlooked the main Cathedral at the back of the hotel. Only a short walk from the Bahia was the shopping district, the market and the "entertainment" area full of cafes, bars, restaurants and ice-cream shops. Our evening excursions were only ever a short walk away (something most important to the "Rodney" boys), even more important on the way home at the end of the evening. The prescribed "Endless March" this year took place on our first day. We walked along the harbourfront past the marina, along the west beach, around the peninsula and finally along to the Sardinero (well-heeled and one of the cleanest, most manicured beaches we've come accross) for a well-earned beer.....then the long march back to the Bahia. On the second day we took a bus to Bilbao where we enjoyed the Guggenheim, strolling along the riverside and around the old town - easy and great day out from the Bahia. We did not use the bar, the cafe or the restaurant in the Bahia as the clientele tended to be older and of a different style to the "Rodney" boys. Overall the Bahia hit the spot and met our high expectations - we did not really come accross another centrally-located hotel in Santander that matches the Bahia.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Situated just minutes walk from the bus terminal and the main train and Feve line stations Hotel Bahia is in an excellent location for a stay in Santander. We arrived slightly before the check in times but reception staff were welcoming and spoke good English and allowed us to check in early. We had not upgraded to a sea view as for one night stay we did not feel this necessary and we were allocated a room on the 6th floor with a City view which we thought was better. The room was enormous, plenty of space, even a separate 'dressing area'. The huge marbled bathroom lacked nothing and the shower was hot and powerful. The whole place shouts streamlined and efficient. There was always someone on hand at reception, no queues, for information. We spent the whole day walking right along the coast passing the various beaches, up around the Palacio de la Magdalena and onto the Playa del Sardinero before turning up towards the football stadium and back to the Hotel through the City. That evening we walked to the old fishing quarter for a meal and would recommend doing this. We would definitely stay at Hotel Bahia again, not just for it's location, but also for the much needed good night sleep in one of the most comfortable beds ever..

Room Tip: We were not disappointed with our City view room (417) on the 6th floor
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bahia Santander
Address: Calle Cadiz 22, 39002 Santander, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santander
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Santander
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bahia Santander 4*
Number of rooms: 188
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