Have stayed at this hotel several times over the years, mainly for the great location. This time I think will be the last unless improvements are made. We were travelling from Donostia to Llanes and spent a few days in Santander en route.
View from the room was fantastic but the room, as if to compensate was small and with a balcony where it was virtually impossible to find room to sit.
The breakfast is shockingly bad. Despite what another reviewer says this is NOT a real Spain breakfast. Having travelled extensively in Northern Spain I would not expect to see tinned fruit, soggy croissants, unfresh bread, green scrambled egg. There is not even tortilla on offer. At 9.30 euros a disgrace. Cannot believe how so many reviewers eat at the hotel when there are so many great eating places in Santander. The quality of the breakfast alone would put me off.
Over the years the management seem to have made no effort at all to update the hotel and it just seems to be going nowhere.
We were in the hotel late Sunday afternoon, after a great lunch at the nearby La Bodega, when the fire alarm went off. Along with several guests we made our way to reception to be told there was no problemo. There was no-one who spoke English available and with my limited Spanish I could not find out what was happening. I believe this was a serious concern
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