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CAN51 - Santander (Cantabria)

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  • Location: Santander (Cantabria)
  • Classification: Central Hotel
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  • Capacity: 350 en-suite rooms
  • Distances:

    Bilbao- 67 miles, Potes- 69 miles, Oviedo- 129 miles.

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Situated in Santander's main resort area of El Sardinero Bay, this quality 4 star hotel is situated just 50 metres from the Sardinero beach with it´s lovely pedestrianised promenade and only a 10 minute walk to the Magdalena Peninsula famous for it´s palace, gardens and small family zoo.

The hotel offers fully equipped bedrooms decorated in noble wood and with quality furnishings tastefully combining tradition and modernity. Each room features an ensuite marble bathroom, satellite TV, air conditioning and heating, hair dryer, bathrobes, as well as other amenities you would expect from a first class hotel of this category.

Additional facilities include a cafeteria, restaurant and internet availability in communal areas. Also garage parking for guests (payable locally). To access the city centre, there is a regular bus which takes less than 10 minutes to downtown or a taxi which takes 5 minutes.

Additional information

Santander opens out to the sea. It is a peaceful, cosy city of less than two hundred thousand inhabitants; though that number swells considerably in the summer months. The city is located on the northern end of a large bay formed by the Magdalena Peninsula and the Arenal de Somo. 

In the mid-nineteenth century, Santander became fashionable with the Spanish aristocracy who came to bathe in the sea and to pass the summer season on the Cantabrian coast.  Around the Sardinero, with its three beautiful beaches (joined into one single beach at low tide), these aristocrats established an elegant colony of villas and mansions which still give the town its character today.

In 1941 much the old town of Santander was consumed by fire. It was then rebuilt in the modern style of te time, with many parks, broad avenues and public spaces such as the Plaza Porticada (Porticoed Square) and Paseo de Pereda (Pereda Promenade). Among the most important sights in the city is the Gothic Cathedral, characterised by its austere style. It is found on an elevated part of town which originally was the entrance to the port and which was built over the ruins of a pre-existing Roman settlement which can be observed in the Romanic chapel of Santo Cristo.

Santander combines an urban environment with what is essential in Cantabria: beaches, countryside, nature, gastronomy and culture. The city is organised around a large natural port, used since before the Roman Empire. The surrounding landscape is privileged, with wide, open, green spaces and beaches, especially the areas of Matalenas, Sardinero and La Magdalena.


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