We (my husband, father and I) stayed here for one night in May 2014 on arrival in Santander after a ferry crossing from Portsmouth.
The hotel was easy to find (in fact, we could see it from the ferry when we were approaching Santander as it is situated on a hill overlooking the Sardinero beach area of Santander) and there is free parking on site.
The hotel was built in the early part of the 20th century, and it has been well maintained with many antiques, and although the hotel had modern lifts, we preferred to use the quaint old lift, though it was a bit of squeeze with our luggage!
Lara, the lady on check in, was very friendly and helpful and check in was very effiicient.
We were allocated a large room on the 1st floor with a balcony overlooking palm trees, the gardens and the sea. There was a double bed for my husband and me and a single bed for my father.
We had a large bathroom with a toilet, bidet, sinks and an excellent over bath shower. There was a good range of toiletries and a hairdryer, which I did not use, as I always take my own.
Everything was very clean and the beds were very comfortable.
Breakfast the next morning was taken in a very light and airy room on the lower ground floor, which led on to the gardens. There was an excellent choice of foods and plenty to eat, with the staff constantly replenishing the dishes when they became empty. There was also delicious freshly squeezed orange juice, which was very refreshing. The waiting staff were very friendly and gave service with a smile.
We had an excellent dinner in the very sophisticated dining room at the hotel. There was a wide choice of items on the menu and a good wine list. The service was, of course, impeccable yet friendly.
The hotel has spa faciities, but we did not use them so are unable to comment.
We shall definitely stay at this hotel again, should we ever go back to Santander. Therefore, anybody arriving into Santander from the ferry from Portsmouth who wants to stay in a beautiful hotel and made to feel special, then look no further than the Eurostars Real Hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eurostars Hotel Real 5 * GL is a luxurious property located opposite the Playa de los Pelirgos in the Bay of Santander, surrounded by gardens in a privileged area between the historical district and El Sardinero. The hotel has more than half a dozen large private French-style hall rooms with large windows and large gardens with 80 different species of roses. It also has a 1,400 m2 thalassotherapy center. The hotel offers a total of 114 rooms, including suites, all bright, exterior and fully equipped. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Real Hotel Santander