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Parador de Santillana del Mar

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Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 81 80 00
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San Diego
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102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

We stayed at the annex to the Gil Blas Parador with half board. As previous reviewers state, it is difficult to find in the narrow. tourist filled cobbled streets. Our evening meal was a disaster, we stated that we needed to choose menu items that could be suitable for celiacs. The first suggestion was the gazpacho, when we asked if... More 

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Thank jancowan
Dunblane
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We have stayed in Paradors around Spain and eaten in their restaurants on many occasions. So when we found that the restaurant where we were intending to eat was closed, we decided at short notice to dine here. Wrong move. It had all of the usual trademarks that you find with Paradors. The hotel itself is lovely and the restaurant... More 

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Norfolk
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410 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

The food was OK, not very large portions and perhaps just not too much to our taste. We were on a tour so did not have too much of a choice which may be the reason. The location is fine in this wonderful old town. Well worth visiting the town but not too keen on food.

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Thank luvtogo6
Huddersfield
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477 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

This hotel is tucked behind the main plaza in the center of Santillana which is an old historic town. It is accessed via narrow cobbled streets. The hotel has adequate private parking. Our bedroom was large and spacious. the food at dinner was average and disappointing whereas breakfast was first class. The town is worth spending more time.

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Thank David S
Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

old fashioned rooms, a bit dark It is on a main road, but the walls are thick and there was not too much traffic at night. resturaunt was not open in winter but the one down the road was.and bar. nice staff. good value in winter.

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Thank bikalista
Indonesia
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Lovely lunch in the Parador as a lunch stop on our drive. The town is beautiful and the Paradormis a gem. We ate in the garden. The food was typical Parador - local and tasty. But not great. Still, that is not a complaint and the location makes up for any shortfall. I would have liked to have spent more... More 

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Thank Mikkycc
Madrid
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155 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

No matter if you're staying here or not, you can seat in the pleasant little gardens and enjoy something in their menu. If you're traveling with children they'll enjoy that outdoors.

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Thank jisierra
Brockworth, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

Very clean facility as you would expect in a Parador Good service from polite and friendly staff. Good selection of food available on the menu. Prices are slightly high compared to other places nearby but the service and quality makes up for the difference. food is available all day which is an advantage when other restaurants stop serving food between... More 

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Thank Dendoc
Linslade
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

On our first night (of three) in the hotel, we decided to give the restaurant a try, to see if it lived up to the standard of the room. Although the standard was good, it was not fantastic. The food was a bit of a let down, but as we were to discover in the other Paradors we stayed in,... More 

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Thank Tom W
Boynton Beach, Florida
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1,098 reviews
698 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

The bread is usually portends what lies ahead and it did here. Lackluster bread lead to a lackluster meal in delightful setting

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Thank BigoBoca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 151
Cuisine
Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Santillana del Mar, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Cantabria  >  Santillana del Mar
  • Phone Number: +34 942 81 80 00

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?