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Avenida de Antonio Sandi 4, 39330, Santillana del Mar Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/07 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 28 hotels in Santillana del Mar
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
A different hotel in the picturesque village of Santillana del Mar. Hotel Cuevas combines the charm of this medieval village with the cotemporary character in its rooms. The goal is that all our customers leave the hotel with the feeling having lived a unique experience.
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Property amenities
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Baggage storage
Free private parking nearby
Paid private parking on-site
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Maria M wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions2 helpful votes
we just cant fault this hotel, it was clean, covid friendly, very friendly generally, the staff were absolutely top and as well as friendly and capable they wouldnt let you lift a finger and rushed off to get a french/english speaker if they didnt understand immediately. There was always someone on reception who spoke good english/french. The bar is lovely, the cocktails are lovely and the pool terrace is lovely, the rooms are brilliant and I loved the jacuzzi both indoor and out. Pay the extra to have a room with a balcony/ terrace as its well worth it. A stay in this hotel will make you feel like a pampered VIP and it was worth every penny, On leaving they gave us a lovely cloth bag with water and cakes for the journey. the breakfast is scrummy too with your own tongs to avoid contamination, super products and they cook the hot food to order for you. The staff make this place, they couldnt do enough for you. Oh and the rooms are all designed to be not noisy, self closing bins, doors, loo seats etc, the rooms were well soundproofed. the AC and WIFI also worked brilliantly,
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: pay up and have a terrace or balcony
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Response from Hotel Cuevas, Otros at Hotel Cuevas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Maria M it is a great pleasure for us to read your recent review. We are very happy to see that you have enjoyed every minute of your stay at our hotel and that we could impress you with our service. Our staff works hard every day to provide the best services for our clients and it is always nice to know that their efforts have been successful. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future and thank you for sharing your experiences with other people here on Tripadvsior. Best wishes and regards from Santillana del Mar - Team Hotel Cuevas
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weekenderbroadstairs wrote a review Oct 2020
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom37 contributions37 helpful votes
Beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean hotel with lovely staff. Position is good and easy parking available. Good outside space with swimming pool for the warmer weather.Breakfast is first class too. Easy walking distance to the old town. The only let down is the lack of a dinner menu, just the breakfast room with a few snacks available. Would still recommend as there are restaurants within walking distance and would not hesitate to return if we were in the area again. Many thanks.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Room Tip: Worth paying for a balcony room in the Summer.
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Katerina T wrote a review Oct 2020
Larnaca, Cyprus39 contributions48 helpful votes
The hotel is brand new, very clean, the rooms are bright and clean. Its location is convenient, you can probably find parking relatively easily. With nice design and decoration, and furniture is nice. The room we got was a Comfort Double Room, but actualy was a very normal size, smaller from other double comfort rooms in other hotels, with nice arrangement. If you are a traveler with big and many luggages, you will definitely not have where to open them in the room. The bathroom has plenty of space that does not benefit anything, while it does not have many shelves or something to help with its liturgy, and the shower could be better. We didn`t have a jacuzi in the room, but nice veranta. Again my opinion the room could have beter arrangement. We try to rest in the swiming pool, but there was nobody to offer us a towels and to rearange the sunbeds so more people could use then, not jus a few couples, any way the water in the swiming pool was very cold. In generaly the hotel need beter organization in them facilities.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: Check for room with jacuzi
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Hotel Cuevas, Otros at Hotel Cuevas
Responded 28 Oct 2020
Dear Katerina Thank you for your positive feedback and your time to publish it. We are very happy to hear that overall you have enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Team Cuevas
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Jingfan Jiang wrote a review Oct 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in the room with a jacuzzi in the terrace. I have to say the room is of the right size, with everything one could possibly need, large bed, spacious bathroom, and most amazingly the huge terrace with our very personal jacuzzi in proper privacy! Exactly what we imagined when we chose the hotel and room. Needless to say the breakfast has a lot of variety, is fresh and warm, and of great value! We also ordered the cocktails on the terrace by the hotel pool. It was absolutely lovely even in rainy weather and the cocktails is not pricy at all and so good, recommend the daiquiri de mango!! All in all, we wouldn’t hesitate to come back to this very hotel with friendly and patient staff! All the best!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hotel Cuevas, Otros at Hotel Cuevas
Responded 10 Oct 2020
Dear Jenny , we are thrilled you chose Hotel Cuevas during your stay in Cantabria! We enjoyed your comments about our fantastic double comfort room with deluxe terrace and ourdoor jacuzzi ,comply bed , and the excellent service you received from our staff. It was our pleasure hosting you, and we look forward to welcoming you back next time your travel brings you to our area. Kindest Regards from all of us at Hotel Cuevas
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Kate wrote a review Sep 2020
Leipzig, Germany4 contributions5 helpful votes
This was a very nice hotel with nice attention to detail and a wonderful location. The jacuzzi in the room was very special! The staff was kind and helpful, and although we didn't use the pool, it looked gorgeous! The bed was comfortable and the balcony was great in the evening. Things to improve: There was a bright light on all the time from the balcony and a lot of noise from the hallway. I would have preferred curtains that blocked the light in the morning. There was no coffee in the room (only tea and decaf instant coffee), most 4 star establishments offer this option.For me, the price was a bit high in comparison to other hotels in the region. I know we are in difficult times and I hate the way many businesses are reliant on good and bad reviews for their livelihoods, but I really did NOT like the fact that I was asked by the hotel to give a perfect score online. To me the hotel was not perfect--there were a few things I think that should be improved, certainly not big things, but enough to be noted, and to be noted for the good of the hotel to improve. The text messages sent were clearly meant to be thoughtful, but in the end, a text message asking for a perfect review is a bit aggressive. Let the quality of your hotel speak for itself (it was very good!), and leave room for your guest to express their opinion and to improve.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hotel Cuevas, Director General at Hotel Cuevas
Responded 03 Sep 2020
Dear Anne Katherine. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and pleased to hear you had an alround pleasant stay. We appreciate your kind comments and equally constructive ones. We have noted same and continue to make every effort to improve our services. Best Regards Team Hotel Cuevas
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US$76 - US$166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainCantabriaSantillana del Mar
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Cuevas
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Cuevas?
Nearby attractions include Plaza Mayor de Ramon y Pelayo (0.4 km), Calle de Juan Infante (0.3 km), and Museo Diocesano Regina Coeli (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Cuevas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Cuevas?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Cuevas?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Cuevas?
Yes, free private parking nearby and paid private parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Cuevas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Bitinia, El Bisonte Rojo, and Restaurante Gran Duque.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Cuevas?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Hotel Cuevas located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Santillana del Mar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Cuevas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Cuevas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Cuevas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Casa del Aguila y la Parra (0.4 km) and Antiguo Muelle De Hinojedo (7.7 km).