Santander City Add-On

Gateway to northern Spain
Discover the culture, cuisine and heritage of Cantabria by adding a stay in this bustling and colourful port to your Inntravel holiday in northern Spain. Stay close to the beach at an elegant Belle Epoque hotel, well located for a self-guided city walking tour (notes provided).
Santander City Add-On. 2 nights
Santander City Add-On. 2 nights

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Santander is an historic port and city that was once the stepping off point for Spain's exploration of the 'New World'. Ships returning from the Americas would bring their riches back to the kingdom, taking advantage of Santander's huge natural harbour. Today, it is more widely used as the gateway into northern Spain for tourists, on their way to explore the rugged west coast or south into the heart of Spain. But it's worth taking a day or two out to explore its bustling streets or simply to relax on one of its golden beaches.
Visit the grand villas and beaches once reserved exclusively for royalty; learn about the unique culture of Cantabria; dine on some of the finest seafood on the entire Iberian Peninsula; or simply relax in this laid-back cosmopolitan city. Sightseeing highlights include the 12th-century Gothic cathedral, the 'beach of the bikinis' and the bull-fighting museum.



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  • Museums & memorials
    There is no shortage of museums to visit, including a fine maritime museum, a planetarium, a regional history museum and one dedicated to bull-fighting in the city's bullring – maybe not to everyone's taste, but certainly part of the culture.

    As you explore you will see several memorials to those who fought and died during the divisive Spanish Civil War, including on La Plaza de Italia; by the Lighthouse of Cabo Mayor; and in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, where a statue of Franco mounted on his horse has been replaced by an ornate lampstand representing the 'Four Seasons'.

    We recommend visiting the crypt beneath the restored medieval cloisters of Santander's Gothic cathedral, the Basilica of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and, for something very different, the colourful Esperanza Market.
  • Beaches & boat trips
    El Sardinero, the seaside suburb, boasts three main beaches: 'the first' (made popular by royalty and the nobility); 'the second' (for everyone else); and the third, the 'beach of the bikinis', named after visiting female students in the 1960s, whose skimpy beachwear attracted much attention.

    You could also take a boat trip across the bay to visit the towns of Somo or Pedreña; or along the coast in search of seabirds and marine mammals.


The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. 

We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
Hotel Hoyuela
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  • Hotel Hoyuela, 2 nights: 30 March 2024 - 31 October 2024 & 01 April 2025 - 31 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    30 Mar - 24 Jun 2024 # £165 £105
    25 Jun - 8 Jul 2024 £270 £127
    9 Jul - 22 Aug 2024 £355 £155
    23 Aug - 5 Sep 2024 £270 £127
    6 Sep - 29 Oct 2024 £165 £105
    1 Apr - 24 Jun 2025 # £175 £109
    25 Jun - 8 Jul 2025 £285 £135
    9 Jul - 22 Aug 2025 £370 £165
    23 Aug - 5 Sep 2025 £285 £135
    6 Sep - 29 Oct 2025 £175 £109

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    # Add £48pp/n (£60pn in a single room) for stays 6-10 Apr 2023 and add £53pp/n (£66pn in a single room) for stays 4-8 Apr 2024

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Hoyuela, Santander (B&B) Double room Single room
    30 Mar - 24 Jun 2024 # £70 £114
    25 Jun - 08 Jul 2024 £117 £174
    09 Jul - 22 Aug 2024 £155 £219
    23 Aug - 05 Sep 2024 £117 £174
    06 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £70 £114
    01 Apr - 24 Jun 2025 # £73 £119
    25 Jun - 08 Jul 2025 £122 £181
    09 Jul - 22 Aug 2025 £165 £232
    23 Aug - 05 Sep 2025 £122 £181
    06 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £73 £119
    # Add £48pp/n (£60pn in a single room) for stays 6-10 Apr 2023 and add £53pp/n (£66pn in a single room) for stays 4-8 Apr 2024
  • This information is for guidance only; no travel is included in our prices and you should pay locally for your chosen option.

    For more information about the airport, visit the Santander airport website (this is the official site but is only in Spanish).

    Getting between Santander airport and the city (5km):

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Bus 20 minutes every 30 minutes
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. cost
    Taxi 15 minutes 12€
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts

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