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12 Febrero, 2017

The Telegraph Shows Hotels in Cantabria

Here is the oppinion of The Telegraph about our inn or rural hotel in Santillana del Mar, Cantabria (Spain):

Behind a stone-clad façade, carpeted corridors and inviting wood-beamed, rustic-style rooms make this 18th-century-home conversion the perfect classic Cantabrian posada (inn). It offers a friendly, good-value set-up in an excellent location, plus some of Santillana del Mar’s finest vistas.

Location

Beautifully positioned on a quiet cobbled lane in the heart of Cantabria’s most sensationally preserved medieval town, Santillana del Mar, with views across fields to the fine Romanesque Colegiata de Santa Juliana. It’s a handy base for exploring both Santillana del Mar and the prehistoric paintings of the famous Altamira cave (just south), as well Cantabria’s west coast, along which you’ll find top-notch beaches, the fishing port of San Vicente de la Barquera and Modernista architecture in Comillas.

Style & character

The Colegiata’s organist called this place home for 60 years and its strong 18th-century character has been tastefully restored for your comfort. Traditional glassed-in balconies cling to stone walls and, inside, it’s all in the delicate detail: creaking staircases, oak-beamed ceilings, fuzzy carpets and plenty of antiques, set against rich yellows, deep crimsons and royal blues.

Service & Facilities

This is a small but wonderful and efficient operation, with extra facilities (understandably) limited to a café-bar, a sunny terrace, private parking and warm shared lounges. The welcoming English-speaking owners make you feel right at home and are full of Cantabria tips and recommendations.

  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

RoomsVista de la balconada del Alojamiento en Santillana del Mar

Take your pick of the 14 snug, homely rooms, each individually and impeccably dressed up with earthy tones, dark-wood furniture and open-stone alcoves. Bathrooms are straightforward but sparkling. I’m a huge fan of the top-level slanted-ceiling rooms, whose wooden balconies open up to Santillana’s rooftops. Others gaze out on the Colegiata or spill out into glassed-in timber balconies with wicker lounge chairs.

Food & Drinks

Delicious semi-buffet breakfasts of fresh orange juice, Cantabrian cheeses, cold meats and other local treats are happily served by the owners in a cosy lounge with a communal buzz. In warm weather, sip your morning coffee on the sweet front terrace overlooking the Colegiata. A quick stroll down evocative cobblestone streets takes you to a number of typically Cantabrian restaurants.

Value for money

Double rooms from £46 in low season; rising to £72 in high. Breakfast excluded – priced at £4.50. Free Wi-Fi. Good value for super-popular Santillana.

Access for guests with disabilities?

No; the 18th-century layout and style of the hotel mean stair-access only.

Family-friendly?

Not especially, though children are welcome.

Hotel Rural en Santillana del Mar. Alojamiento rural cuidadosamente restaurado
Calle Los Hornos 4, 39330 Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain.
Thank you very much, Isabella. That’s more than we can say.
Any way, this is just a very modest inn in north Spain.
  • Calle Los Hornos, Nº4
    Santillana del Mar 39330
  • +34 942 840 352
  • susanainfo@posadacasadelorganista.com