Santander is a beautiful city on the edge of the Bay of Biscay. We enjoyed our last night in Spain there en-route to the Brittany Ferry back to Portsmouth. The city has a rather challenging one-way system and as my sat-nav did not recognise the Hotel's name or street address, finding the place was not easy. It would be truer to say that we sort of stumbled across it rather than found it.
A good car park under the Hotel means that if you do find it you at least do not have to take your car out again until you leave!
I enjoyed the location; lots of shops, restaurants, cafes and waterfront within 10 minutes walk of the front door. As we stayed on a Sunday night, the Hotel Restaurant was closed as were many of those in the local vicinity. The AsuBio Restaurant at 23 Calle de Daoíz y Velarde was a real find and their Broad Beans with Mussels entree is superb. The fresh Anchovies with roasted pimento starter was also excellent. AsuBio is an easy 10 minute walk from the Hotel.
We took a de-luxe room which was really nice and especially comfortable and it was a pity therefore that nobody had take the trouble to ensure that the shower over bath fitting actually worked. The cost of overnight parking was waived by way of compensation. The staff were helpful and friendly especially the breakfast room maitre d'. Would definitely go back again.
This was the second Silken Hotel that we stayed in on this trip and quality standards are in my view a cut above the average. I will certainly look for this franchise name when next I am travelling in Europe
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Hotel Silken Coliseum, destaca por su singular fachada y sus modernas instalaciones. A ello se suma una ubicacion privilegiada en el centro neuralgico de Santander, a escasos metros del Paseo que une el centro historico y de negocios de la ciudad con la Plaza Italia , punto neuralgico del veraneo Santanderino. Asi, tanto el viajero de negocios como el que viene a disfrutar de la ciudad encontrara en el Hotel Silken Coliseum una opcion inmejorable. Las 92 habitaciones del hotel, destacan por su diseno de interiores, con mobiliario de lineas contemporaneas, en el que se ha prestado especial atencion a la iluminacion, texturas y equipamiento para ofrecer un mayor confort y un ambiente sereno y elegante. El establecimiento cuenta con un restaurante "La Platea" en el que se pone de manifiesto la excelencia de la cocina cantabra, cafeteria " Bambalinas" y garaje propio. El hotel dispone de cinco salones con capacidad hasta 200 personas, en los que gracias a su decoracion y a su completo equipamiento de medios audiovisuales, wifi gratuito, pueden organizarse eventos de todo tipo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Silken Coliseum
- Silken Coliseum Santander