Featured hotels in Cantabria

  • £134

    Average price per night

    Gran Hotel Sardinero, Santander
    9.0 Superb 1,593 reviews
    Description This seafront hotel is set 20 metres from Sardinero Beach. It offers elegant rooms, in many cases with views of the Cantabrian Sea, 20 metres from Sardinero Gran Casino.
    Review

    "Lovely hotel and great location."

    Tom. Ireland
  • £80

    Average price per night

    Hotel Bahía, Santander
    9.2 Superb 6,070 reviews
    Description Overlooking Santander Bay and the city’s cathedral, Hotel Bahía offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception. Santander’s ferry terminal and main train and bus stations are just 200 metres away.
    Review

    "A hotel, which is located perfectly in the middle of Santander! For 3 EUR a shuttle bus would bring you in 10 minutes from the airport. Large rooms, with a nice view (we had cathedral towers), comfy beds..."

    Lech. Poland
  • £36

    Average price per night

    El Montero, Soto
    9.6 Exceptional 186 reviews
    Description El Montero in Soto features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. With a garden, the property also has a terrace, as well as a shared lounge.
    Review

    "The staff is AMAZING! We loved every second they were helpful, caring, nice! It was super nice to stay there. The rooms are beautiful and super comfortable. The common areas are full of games. The breakfast..."

    Márcia. Portugal
  • £45

    Average price per night

    Hotel La Alfonsina, Santibáñez de Villacarriedo

    Hotel La Alfonsina

    Santibáñez de Villacarriedo

    9.7 Exceptional 271 reviews
    Description Hotel La Alfonsina is set in Santibáñez de Villacarriedo, 24 km from Santander. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV.
    Review

    "Warm welcoming, confortable room and lovely breakfast"

    Karl. France
  • £76

    Average price per night

    Hotel Colonial de Santillana, Santillana del Mar
    9.2 Superb 845 reviews
    Description Situated in Santillana del Mar, Hotel Colonial de Santillana features a garden. With a terrace, the property also has a shared lounge.
    Review

    "The staff were incredibly friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The room was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Also a great location from which to explore the old town, just a short..."

    Lucinda Carroll. Australia
  • £76

    Average price per night

    Palacio de Arce, Puente Arce

    Palacio de Arce

    Puente Arce

    9.1 Superb 597 reviews
    Description Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Palacio de Arce offers accommodation in Puente Arce. The hotel has a terrace and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.
    Review

    "All staff were very helpful. Great evening meal. Easy parking."

    Laurence. United Kingdom
  • £71

    Average price per night

    Posada 3 Valles, Liérganes
    9.1 Superb 124 reviews
    Description Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountains, Posada 3 Valles is set in Mirones, in the Valle de Miera, within 20 minutes' drive from Carbaceno Natural Park.
    Review

    "Friendly owners all very helpful people"

    Madeline. Spain
  • £71

    Average price per night

    Posada Reserva Verde, Bárcena Mayor

    Posada Reserva Verde

    Bárcena Mayor

    9.4 Superb 100 reviews
    Description Posada Reserva Verde offers accommodation in Bárcena Mayor's Old Town. This recently renovated sixteenth century building has a large living room area with a fireplace and a shared lounge with a TV.
    Review

    "Amazing place, wish I could be there more. The hosting was great, the location, the room. everything."

    orit. Israel
  • £71

    Average price per night

    Posada Rural La Flor Del Nogal, Ruente
    9.3 Superb 113 reviews
    Description Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Posada Rural La Flor Del Nogal offers accommodation in Ruente. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV.
    Review

    "Very clean and fresh rooms and bathroom. Friendly, helpful staff all were willing to accommodate us even with different breakfast requests. Owners were more than happy to help with giving directions and..."

    Wendy. Spain
  • £53

    Average price per night

    Hotel Hoya, Noja
    9.3 Superb 230 reviews
    Description Located in Noja’s Promenade, just a 50 metres from the beach, Hotel Hoya offers sea views, a terrace, a restaurant, a bar and a children’s playground. There is free WiFi throughout.
    Review

    "The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was extremely clean (to be honest I do not recall such a clean bathroom in a hotel room and usually I stay in 4* ones....). Rooms and all common areas look newly refurbished. Very good breakfast (as for Spanish standards). Very good and cheap lunch / dinner. Bikes are available and are free of charge. Snoocer / table tennis facilities also free of charge. If we get back to Noja (which is by the way very conviniently located), we'll stay in Hoya hotel again!"

    Karolina. Poland

Cantabria highlights

Picos de Europa National Park
Hike the spectacular limestone peaks of this dramatic national park, home to buzzards, wolves and bears.
Fuente Dé cable car
Hop on this cable car to reach the heart of the Picos de Europa Mountains while taking in breathtaking scenery.
Beaches in Liencres
Liencres has some truly spectacular beaches – surf on Playa de Somo, or bare all on Playa de Somocuevas nudist beach.
Gaudí's Capricho in Comillas
Admire the fairytale turrets and bright colours of this 19th-century house and museum, one of three Gaudí buildings outside Catalonia.
Cabárceno Wildlife Park
Cabárceno is somewhere between zoo and safari park. Drive around to spot tigers, elephants and gorillas in natural surroundings.
El Soplao cave
Wonder at the spectacular rock formations in El Soplao, a vast cave system which stretches for 20 km underground.
Cocido montañés (mountain stew)
Tuck into a steaming bowl of this hearty pork and bean stew, popular all over Cantabria in the winter months.
Santa Justa cove and hermitage in Suances
Discover the unique hermitage in this small cove in Suances. At high tide, its entrance is hidden by the sea.
Anchovies in Santoña
Savour these locally caught little fish in the coastal town of Santoña, reputed to produce the finest anchovies in Spain.
Medieval villages and scenic coastal towns
Wander narrow alleys in Potes, cross the stone bridge at Liérganes or soak up seaside charm in Santillana del Mar.

The Colours of Nature

Bordered by the Bay of Biscay to the north, the small Spanish region of Cantabria is known for undulating, lush landscapes which sharply rise to sheer peaks in the south-western Picos de Europa mountain range.

The capital Santander is an important port and has a long promenade lining its sandy beach. The coastline to the west is packed with Cantabria hotels on the beach, some of which are in Comillas. This small town has a number of interesting buildings, including Gaudí’s Capricho. West in the Oyambre National Park is San Vincente de la Barquera. Take to the water for spectacular views of this village, its impressive bridge and the often snow-capped mountains beyond.

At Suances to the east, green cliffs plunge to the sea, while nearby medieval Santillana del Mar is the closest town to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Altamira cave paintings. Another medieval jewel is inland Potes whose cobbled streets and stone bridge over a stream are all in the shade of the Cantabrian mountains. In the east of the region, the rocks at Noja descend into crystal-clear waters, while Laredo’s curving bay ends in a hill that offers lovely views.

Whether you opt for one of the luxury hotels in Cantabria, an apartment or guest house, Booking.com has a great range of choice.

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