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“One surprising small hotel+good restaurant in an historical site”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Altamira

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Hotel Altamira
Ranked #11 of 27 Hotels in Santillana del Mar
Vercelli, Italy
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“One surprising small hotel+good restaurant in an historical site”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I was a little bit disappointed while driving toward this small town, once got out from the highway (an enormous industrial chemical plant) but, once arrived, everything changed.
Delicious, old, well preserved historical buildings town, clean, full of any kind of shops and life, without cars (not allowed)! The hotel: old spanish style, like all the sorroundigs. A big and clean room, an average level big bed, a wonderful bathroom, with a matrimonial shower! Our room was facing the internal courtyard, where there was the restaurant garden, so was very quiet. The restaurant: a very good vegetable soup, very good "cordero chuletas" and "merluza a la gallega", good goat cheese and white wine. The Hotel & restaurant price: a little bit expensive, but affordable in comparison with was offered.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013

The location of this hotel is right in the heart of town, and the policeman at the town's gate will let you drive up to drop off (and, later, pick up) your luggage. It is I suppose a Spanish equivalent of the Olde English country pub:all oakey beams and oil paintings and Jacobean type furnishings, and character-full lounges, and in this case the lovely entrance hall floor is of cobblestones. We had an OK dinner in the hotel's restaurant - the countless other nearby places to eat being packed out. Our bedroom, however, reminded me of a one or two star Spanish hostal's, of the type we used to stay in years ago. In a word, basic. The bathroom, too, had cheapo fittings and the towels were thin. Breakfast was, compared to the other eight hotels we stayed at on this trip, pretty limited, although the waitress in charge was a real honey. There was evidence of cutting corners and costs here and our €100 bill for overnight & breakfast was way over the top.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kolding, Denmark
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227 reviews
110 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Altamira hotel is planned as a small palace from middle ages. Amazing and stylish details add a lot of. Please, forget some natural troubles as floors creak or small windows. It is only a taste of ages.
Staff is very nice and helpful. Breakfast unfortunately is very european but it is the life.
Keep away from the restaurant. Their food is below par despite 10% discount for hotel guests. It is a shame since the restaurant itself is gorgeous and with charm. Waitress are also nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2013

Walking into this hotel was like stepping back in time. It has beautiful old wooden furniture, antiques and paintings. The staff were friendly, breakfast basic but good and the location great. We had a family room which was a good size with four single beds and a bathroom. Unfortunately, it was on the 3rd floor, with no view or window to speak of. The beds were not connected to the headboards which banged against the wall every time you moved and there was no soundproofing at all, you could literally hear 'everything' from the adjacent rooms. The plumbing in the bathroom was noisy, every time you flushed the toilet there was a loud banging and there was a bad odour from the drain!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Ashtown
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is a great hotel in a perfect location, but walls are very thin - you can hear every snore etc from adjoining rooms and as we were next to the main road it felt at times that people passing by we're actually in the room with us.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmond, Oklahoma
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2013

Staying in this hotel and town will remain a wonderful memory to revisit when my world gets too hectic. I was with a group of thirty people and we all wished we had more time to enjoy the uniqueness of this hotel with its sitting room, interesting nooks, passageways and the feeling of being in another time. Unfortunately it was a rainy spell and we could not use the outside beautiful courtyard, but we were served a wonderful dinner by the owner and her staff. Also loved the time I was able to sit and enjoy late night drinks in what felt like an ancient cellar.
The town also was filled with the beauty of handcrafts with the carpenter working near the church and the display of lovely laces in a window.
My room had personality with its slanting ceiling and single bed, yet the bathroom was very up to date.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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McLean, Virginia
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42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This town is a must; this hotel is perfect. It is in the medieval town walls, is historic in its own right, has charming large rooms, the food is good, and the staff are friendly and helpful. I recommend highly.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Altamira
Address: Calle Canton 1, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santillana del Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Santillana del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Altamira 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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