3-star Hotel / Parador
HSAN2, Santillana del Mar, North Spain
Historic town hotel with pool
Just outside the historic village of Santillana del Mar in a peaceful spot, this handsome building is set in attractive gardens, with a terrace and swimming pool, and views over red roofs and green hills.
Decorated and furnished in the traditional period style of the region, and family run, it combines elegant simplicity with rustic charm – and with all modern comforts.
There is a lounge and breakfast room/bar (Santillana del Mar, about 5 minutes' walk away, has a good choice of restaurants).
16 bedrooms, of which: 12 twin bedrooms 2 adjoining bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin, each with own bathroom. 2 superior rooms – double bedrooms with terrace.
All bedrooms have full en-suite facilities, satellite TV, music centre, telephone, hairdryer.
Good, quiet location – short walk into town
Swimming pool – usually open July-September, depending on the weather. Use of swimming caps obligatory (hotel will provide on request)
Parking on site
Plenty of good restaurants in the village within a few minutes' walk
Hotel FacilitiesWiFi all areas
Shared Lounge / TV Area
No smoking in hotel
Sports and WellbeingSwimming Pool (outdoor, seasonal)
Room facilities (all rooms)En-suite bathroom
Tea/Coffee making facilities
Shower over bathtub
Bars / restaurants within walking distance of the hotel
Bar with terrace, open to the public, serving drinks and light snacks
Bar with terrace, for clients only serving drinks and light snacks
ParkingOn-site parking (free)
Santillana del Mar, North Spain
Santillana del Mar, about seven kms from the sea, is a beautiful village of grand old mansions, each with its coat-of-arms, and traditional farmhouses. It is justly popular with visitors as a cultural centre: there are two museums and often exhibitions of more than local interest while the wonderful Romanesque Collegiate Church holds concerts. It also has some very good pottery shops as well as stalls selling the local milk and cake (sobaos), and trinkets, and has a good choice of cafes and restaurants. In summer it is busy – but even then, the local farmers continue about their business, so that cows and carts mix with the camera-carrying tourists.