A pleasant Parador handily sited within 30-40 minutes drive of the ports of both Santander and Bilbao.
Many British guests will therefore stay here just overnight, either the night after arriving, or the morning before departing.
In July and August, however, it is very popular with Spaniards for longer stays as it is within easy reach of the beautiful beaches of Cantabria.
We stayed twice in covid-times, both on arrival and before departing. The covid procedures were very reassuring, and the staff very pleasant and helpful.
The Parador is based on an old mansion, the Palacio de los Condes de Albox, which is where Reception, the bar and dining areas are mainly.
It has a magnificent staircase with a glorious stained-glass window.
A more modern wing houses most of the rooms.
On our first visit we had one of the very attractive corner rooms in the modern wing, with a large glazed bay extension in one corner with a lovely view of the gardens.
On our return visit we had a Superior Room in the old house, which turned out to be two rooms, a sitting room with sofa, arm chairs, coffee table and a kettle and Nespresso machine, and a bedroom. There was a tv in each room.
Both rooms were very comfortable.
The Parador has extensive grounds with some very handsome trees, tennis courts and an outdoor pool for summer.More