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Parador de Santillana Gil Blas - Luxury holidays to Cantabria

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  • About this holiday

    Bordering Plaza de Las Arenas in the historic Cantabrian town of Santillana del Mar, the four-star Parador de Santillana Gil Blas is a gem amid the cobblestoned streets. A quaint noble house in the pedestrian-only old town, the hotel welcomes you to immerse yourself in the tradition of the region with authentic interiors and regional cuisine at the restaurant.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with Easyjet London Gatwick to Asturias, hire car and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for Parador de Santillana Gil Blas are per person based on two people sharing a Standard double room.
    Low season from £890 for 3 nights.
    High season from £1020 for 3 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1585

    Our opinion

    Hotel description

    Bordering Plaza de Las Arenas in the historic Cantabrian town of Santillana del Mar, the four-star Parador de Santillana Gil Blas is a gem amid the cobbled streets. The setting is wildly romantic; wander the pedestrian-only town centre and admire the beautiful architecture and atmospheric squares. The Parador itself dwells within a large noble house, whose plain masonry façade dates back to the 18th century and is scantly decorated to preserve its original charm – its only embellishment a family crest. When you step inside, you will notice that the cobbles continue underfoot, exposed beams overhead and a stone archway which leads to the rest of the property. This lobby area establishes the tone from the rest of the hotel, its mismatched sofas, antique wooden furniture, canary yellow walls and the glow from the lanterns lending a true sense of Cantabrian tradition and authenticity. The style stays true to the mountain dwellings of the noble classes. Other public areas include hideaway lounges furnished with plush sofas, while an outdoor terrace can be found to the rear of the building. Adjacent to a luscious patch of lawn and cast into shadow by towering trees, the tables here promise atmosphere and charm, overlooked by guestroom balconies. With dark wood floor boards, richly embroidered soft furnishings and shuttered windows, guestrooms and suites maintain a rustic style to suit the setting. As the town is totally pedestrianised, feel free to sleep with the shutters thrown open to benefit from night-time breezes. Dine on traditional Cantabrian cuisine such as stews, meats and cheeses at Restaurant El Jardín de Gil Blas Café, which offers a children’s menu, a selection of vegetarian and gluten-free dishes as well as desserts suitable for diabetics. For lighter bites, there is also a tapas and cocktail bar.

    Location

    Santillana del Mar

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    Asturias Airport 118 miles

    Closest airport

    Asturias Airport

    Room types

    Parador de Santillana Gil Blas offers 28 rooms and suites with air conditioning, satellite TV, safe, minibar, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer.
    Double Room
    Superior Double Room
    Junior Suite

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, Tapas and cocktail bar, Terrace, Garden, Garage parking

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Plaza Mayor de Ramón Pelayo, Santillana del Mar Zoo, Comillas, Nearby beaches, Soplao’s Caves, San Vicente de la Barquera, Oyambre Natural Park, Santander

    Sports nearby

    Golf

    Children

    Children’s menu available in the restaurant.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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