Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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Plaza de Ramon Pelayo 11, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Spain
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Restaurant
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Cribs Available
Bathtub
Air conditioning
Room Service

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Pleasant Hill, California, USA
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Santillana del Mar is delightful and architecturally fascinating stone village that is well worth at least a 1 night stay. It was a great choice for Gayle and me as we enjoyed strolling around (day or night) and taking in the charming "time warp" qualities of this place. We also had a great time taking our rental car out and exploring coastal towns (like Comilla and San Vicente de la Barquera), visiting the Altamira Caves, or hiking around Los Picos de Europa. The joke is that Santillana del Mar is a Town of 3 Lies, as it's neither Holy or Flat, not is it on the Sea. This Village also has a very nice Parador, which is also a National Monument.

The Parador Hotel Santillana Gil Blas, is a modernized Palacio located on a beautifully bare Plaza Mayor (except for the roaming tourists). It is named after a fictional character from Santillana by the French novelist Lesage in the 18th Century. Our Bedroom and the common areas feature heavy wood beams and marvelous antique furniture. The Dining Room, Bar Area, and outdoor Patio areas were also very nice, and the whole complex exudes a storybook vibe. A really good breakfast is also included.

There were a few things that held Gayle and I back from full 5 Star praise:

- It was October and the Parador was a little quiet and chilly. Hence, it really wasn't Patio season. Then there was the Lounge off the main hall that threw off a moldy smell, probably from lack of ventilation and disuse.

- Gayle and I enjoyed our room and the bed was very comfortable. However, our door didn't quite align, the manual key lock system (both sides) was confusing, and the outer wall was pulling slightly away from its molding. In other words, keeping historical buildings up can be a challenge.

- Service was prompt and efficient, albeit a bit too stuffy proper.

If you have the chance, come here. And if you can't stay overnight, at least stop by for Dinner. Our room reservation also gave us a place to park across the Square at the nearby Parador Santillana.

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Amenities

Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Sauna
  • In-room massage available
Parking
  • Self parking (surcharge)
Traveling with Children
  • Free cribs/infant beds
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Conference space
  • Library
  • Gift shops or newsstand
Bath
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathtub only
Bed
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator
Media & Technology
  • Television
  • Premium TV channels
Housekeeping
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Free newspaper
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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas

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