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Gran Hotel Sardinero

Upmarket beachfront hotel with bar/lounge, near Palacio de la Magdalena

  • Free WiFi
From
£76

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  • Junior Triple Room, 1 Queen Bed, Beach View - Living Area
  • Standard Triple Room, Ocean View - Bathroom
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Plaza de Italia 1, Santander, 39005, Spain
9.2.Superb.
  • Really lovely hotel in a great location, but staff not very friendly or helpful. And no…

    Aug 9, 2019

  • Quiet in room despite overlooking noisy cafeteria. Too much use of single use plastic…

    Aug 8, 2019

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Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 102 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking

For families

  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 19-minute walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 41-minute walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 1-minute walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 1-minute walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 3-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Triple Room, Ocean View
  • Junior Triple Room, 1 Queen Bed, Beach View
  • Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Terrace, Beach View
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds, Bathtub
  • Family Room, 2 Double Beds, Beach View
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Standard Twin Room, Beach View
  • Standard Double Room, Beach View
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View (2 pax)
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View

Location

Plaza de Italia 1, Santander, 39005, Spain
  • On the beach
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 19-minute walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 41-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 19-minute walk
  • Bay of Biscay - 41-minute walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 1-minute walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 1-minute walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 3-minute walk
  • El Sardinero Beach - 4-minute walk
  • Camello Beach - 7-minute walk
  • Magdalena Peninsula - 8-minute walk
  • Los Peligros Beach - 10-minute walk
  • Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Santander - 12-minute walk

Getting around

  • Santander (SDR) 20-min drive
  • Santander Station 9-min drive
  • Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station) 11-min drive
  • Valdecilla Station 14-min drive

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 102 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time noon-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Secured covered on-site self-parking (EUR 17 per day)
  • On-site garage

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

On-site venue – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On-site venue No. 2 – café. Open daily.

On-site venue No. 3 – This bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • Gran Hotel Sardinero Santander
  • Gran Hotel Sardinero Hotel
  • Gran Hotel Sardinero Santander
  • Gran Hotel Sardinero Hotel Santander
  • Gran Hotel Sardinero
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  • Gran Sardinero
  • Sardinero Hotel Santander
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  • Gran Hotel Sardinero Hotel Santander

Optional extras

Covered self-parking costs EUR 17 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 16 for adults and EUR 16 for children (approximately)

Cots/Infant beds are available for EUR 10.0 per day

Policies

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Gran Hotel Sardinero does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 17 per day.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from noon - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Piquío (3-min walk), Deluz (5-min walk) and Max Sports Café (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Gran Casino del Sardinero (1-min walk) is nearby.
9.2.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellent location, in front of beach. Good room size

    4 night trip, Aug 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    amazing hotel

    The only thing that would've improved the stay would be better pillows on the bed, they were a little uncomfortable, otherwise I cannot fault the hotel or our stay

    Lynne, 3 night romance trip, Apr 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Happy stay

    We loved our stay - thank you so much - can highly recommend

    Sally, 1 night family trip, Mar 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel in a wonderful location. Warm, welcoming staff within a pleasant and prestine environment

    2 night trip, Dec 17, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Clean, large and mostly comfortable accommodation.

    Clean spacious room. Noisy early in the morning as the room overlooks a supermarket and noise as a result of goods being unloaded. Very quiet at other times. Overall we were happy with this hotel and would visit again.

    Raymond, 3 night romance trip, Sep 23, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Gran Hotel Sandinero

    The hotel is a little out of the centre of Santander but right across from the Sandinero beach. It’s a very nice hotel - well maintained. Thd restaurant provides a great fixed price menu, 3 courses plus wine & coffee for €24 per person. The friendly staff & restauranteurs around speak (some) English - but do try to speak even a little Spanish to show willing as it’s appreciated. The centre of town is easy to get to, walk, taxi, sightseeig bus or there is a cycle path. Enjoyed my team here.

    2 night trip, Jul 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel, right in front of the Sardinero beach in Santander. The room was large, clean, looking new or recently renovated. Parking is available on the hotel itself, also spacious (no risk of scratching your car at all). Good cafe for breakfast (better to avoid the "breakfast included" option in all European hotels, at least until normal buffets are back after Covid-19 -- the breakfast options are very poor).

    Fernando, 2 night family trip, Jul 21, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Construction!

    The road leading up to the hotel portico is closed. There is construction on the west side of the hotel that starts at 7am everyday. It was a terrible way to wake up. The hotel was kind enough to give me an upgraded room on the east side for my last night there. However, they still have not published these two major inconveniences. I’m back in Santander at a different hotel this time!

    Michael, 4 night trip, Jul 8, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very clean and well-maintained property. Nice spacious bathroom with a good shower. We had a room on the 3rd floor with a nice view of the beach but a small window. Try to get a room on the 1st or 2nd floor. These floors have big window doors. I realize it is low season but the breakfast area was closed on Monday. You could get a breakfast in the cafe but that is not a buffet. The staff is ok. They are friendly but they still can learn something in hospitality. I am not saying they do not do their best but it is missing the touch that you might expect from such a nice property.

    WLADIMIR, 3 night romance trip, Jan 30, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Location was incredible - right next to the beach. The room, breakfast and service were exceptional. Definitely will stay again and recommend it whole heartedly.

    Robin, 1 night family trip, Dec 30, 2019

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