A very handsome building overlooking the little peninsula where the royal palace sits, The Hotel Real feels old-fashioned in a nice way. There are real keys (not cards) with heavy key fobs that you hand in whenever you leave, a lift with those concertina grid doors, lots of soft carpets and panelled corridors. Staff are all polite and friendly and kind to faltering attempts at Spanish, though all had at least some English.
I had a room with gorgeous sea views. Excellent black out blinds and a very comfortable bed made for a good night's sleep though I could hear the conversation and snoring from next door very clearly. TV, minibar, good supply of hangers and cupboards. Everything was clean and functional, the bathroom was not luxurious but perfectly adequate and well stocked. A small balcony offered a chance to enjoy the early Spring sunshine and the wonderful sunrises.
Breakfast buffet had freshly prepared cheese, meats, pastries, cooked breakfast and a selection of fresh fruit, served in a pleasant garden room. In summer I think you could eat on the terrace.
There is a thalassotherapy spa which I didn't try, and large public rooms for drinks or sitting about which were deserted, as was most of the hotel, in early March. It might have a very different feel in high summer, but at this time had a sense of slightly faded grandeur, which I very much liked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eurostars Hotel Real 5 * GL is a luxurious property located opposite the Playa de los Pelirgos in the Bay of Santander, surrounded by gardens in a privileged area between the historical district and El Sardinero. The hotel has more than half a dozen large private French-style hall rooms with large windows and large gardens with 80 different species of roses. It also has a 1,400 m2 thalassotherapy center. The hotel offers a total of 114 rooms, including suites, all bright, exterior and fully equipped. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Real Hotel Santander