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Parador de Santillana
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Santillana del Mar
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scotland
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35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“A dream”
Reviewed October 22, 2011

I have never been before in any other paradour, this has been my first experience and therefore I cannot compare it with any other paradour, but I have a strong positive feeling towards this hotel.
Breakfast was fantastic with an incredible choice of meat and yogurt. Rooms were very authentic. Location excellent in the middle of town.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Being a frequent visitor to Paradors, we were not surprised, but pleased with the general atmosphere here. The accommodation excellent, the food good and the staff very friendly. As with all Paradors, it is spotlessly clean and comfortable and near the famous Altamira cave system, which is very interesting. The coast is lovely and lots of small sandy beaches abound. Apparently President de Gaulle stayed here on a Spanish visit, not a bad judge...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2011

The room was very rustic with old parquet floor and dark furniture. If you are looking for a modern facility, this is definitely not the place for you...
Overall it was OK, the bathroom had marble floor and was very nice.
One comment about the Lobby, even in day light it was dark and mysterious, I think the receptionist was sitting without any light...
The location was superb within the old viilage

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Bodegraven, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2011

We stayed in the parador de Santillana del Mar, nice room, nice staff.
Diner is to be taken in the other parador, the parador Gil Blas.
Quality of the food was not good, the price very high.
Restaurant staff was unfriendly, chairs uncomfortable.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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hertfordshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2011

Lovely town. Lovely room. Lovely friendly chambermaids.Wonderful breakfast staff and the hottest coffee in N. Spain! Be careful you don't end up being ripped off by the parador booking site. Most unpleasant and unhelpful receptionist! We stayed in 5 paradors over a week. This was the bottom of the pile. Recommend Argomaniz! Nothing for miles but beautiful!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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middle england
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

We are great fans of the paradors, but this place, along with the town, is very disappointing. It is dull and dowdy although reception and room staff are helpful and welcoming.
The bar was in the Gil Blas accross the road. The bar staff were cold and unhelpful; the decor tired and faded.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank mottyandfluff
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2008

Found the hotel to be a little faded, but comfortable. No problems with staff and an excellent breakfast (as in most Paradors). Dinner at the Parador Gil Blas opposite is an option, but is not to be recommended. The food was fine but the service about as bad as it gets - a gang of unsmiling waitresses who seem really angry with the world and who think nothing of removing your plate before you've finished eating. I could write more.....

Stayed July 2008
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Additional Information about Parador de Santillana

Property: Parador de Santillana
Address: Plaza de Ramon Pelayo s/n, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
Location: Spain > Cantabria > Santillana del Mar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 27 Hotels in Santillana del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Parador de Santillana 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This newly built manor house respects the traditional local architecture and harmonises perfectly with the style of this lovely town. Comfortable rooms and a pleasant atmosphere add to the peace and tranqulity of this hotel. The restaurant and bar, in the Parador Santillana Gil Blas, offer a chance to try the most traditional dishes in Cantabrian cooking. ... more   less 
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