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Hotel Bahia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have stayed twice now and would go back anytime. It's excellently located in the centre near the old town just opposite the ferry terminal also close to the cathedral and shopping district. The welcome is warm and the staff are excellent and helpful. The rooms are nice. I really can't fault this classy hotel

Hotel Bahia is located in center of Santander. By foot everything is nearby and next to the hotel there is a large public parking if you are travelling by car. The room shows its age. From the last renovation some time has passed but the room serves the purpose. The breakfast is very good. The staff varies from excellent to horrible. The horrible one was an over-worked waitress in the cafe. In overall, Hotel Bahia is a decent place to stay in Santander and it offers good value for money.

We booked this hotel for our 1st night in Spain as it was close to the ferry terminal. In fact it's so close we saw it from the ferry before we'd even docked! Fantastically clean & very helpful staff. We were on motorbikes & my 36 year old bike got its 1st ever ride in a lift into the underground carpark! Excellent location for exploring the waterside area of the town & its many restaurants. We didn't use the restaurant as the menu didn't inspire us & the breakfast was a bit pricey. Not a worry as there's many more places to choose from within a short stroll. It was perfect for what we wanted & I'd certainly use it again.

An excellent hotel, with safe underground parking that is well situated for all that Santander has to offer. It is very close to the ferry terminal but also within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The hotel restaurant itself is very good, this will be top of the list for a return visit.

Slightly business feel to this hotel. Fit-for-purpose as a stop-off hotel for a brief stay but probably not too much longer. Our room had a very poor view ( none!) but somewhat irrelevevant for a one night stay. Bar area functional but no atmosphere.

We stayed here for two nights during our tour of northern Spain. We chose it because it is less than a ten minute walk from the bus station for our arrival and departure to/from Santander. The hotel is right next to the Cathedral and within walking distance to most everything. In fact, we walked from the hotel along the sea promenades all the way Cabo Menor! Many restaurants, cafes and bars are a stone's throw from the hotel. Check in was very efficient although the front desk staff could have been more pleasant and welcoming. Knowing that the rooms did not have an electric kettle or coffee/tea service, I asked to borrow a kettle since I had a sore throat. Most hotels have always lent us one when not provided in the room. The front desk told me that I could order coffee/tea/hot water from room service! NOT very accommodating. The room size is adequate with a very nice shower with great pressure. However no box of tissues are provided - only one tiny packet of maybe two pieces of tissues. They provide a lot and varied kinds of toiletries (almost too much). Breakfast buffet costs €15 pp and while not the best spread (no fresh plain yogurt or a variety of fresh juices), they did have very delicious ripe fruit slices and self-serve Nespresso coffee machine with only two type of capsules. Check out was also very efficient and speedy.

Stayed here for just one night at the start of our recent holiday in Northern Spain. The location cannot be beaten, right on the seafront with the new Botin Centre a stone's throw away. It is a minute's walk from both the bus and train stations. It is situated where the shopping district meets the restaurant district so it ticks every box! Check in/out was the fastest I have ever experienced anywhere. Our room was well appointed, spotlessly clean with a wonderful view of the cathedral. The air conditioning was quiet, yet effective, and we slept like logs. Due to our late arrival we were starving and wanted to eat in a hurry so we ate in the cafe/bar area. There is also a more formal dining room but we were happy to stay in the bar which has a nice casual air. We opted for the set menu which is, as other reviewers have stated, a bit overpriced but it was very tasty and we enjoyed our meal very much . The only disappointment was that the menu said 'including wine' which always means a bottle in Spain, but here it was only a glass each. We had it guzzled before our starters were finished, but alas, no more appeared:-( Breakfast next morning was top class! All the usuals and lots more besides. The breakfast room is upstairs with super views of the seafront. We popped back to collect our bags later in the day and a quick pintxo and a coffee before heading away (really tasty tortilla) and the bar was full of business types and locals which is always a good sign. I would definitely stay in the Hotel Bahia again and recommend it highly.

We stayed here overnight before travelling on to Llanes . It was very easy to find , it's central for everything and the rooms are very luxurious . I would definitely stay here again if We visit Santander

I stayed here with my family after crossing from Portsmouth (to Bilbao). The staff were very friendly and we had an amazing family room with a fantastic view of the bay. It wasn't cheap but we picked up a special offer (139 Euros for the family suite) and got an enormous room consisting of two separate bedrooms (bunk bed and TV for the kids). Our room looked out on the bay. In the middle was the hall and bathroom. I can't say anything about the food since we always ate out, but the location and service were great. Parking may be difficult. We paid the 15 Euros to use the hotel parking. Highly recommended.

I loved this hotel from the moment we stepped into the foyer. My partner and I had travelled from the airport by bus and the bus station was only about 750 metres from the hotel. It is situated close to all amenities. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a lovely view over the cathedral. The bathroom provided a wide range of toiletries. There was also a safe and minibar. The reception staff were very professional, efficient and welcoming helping with local information. It rained during our stay and they were even able to provide the use of an umbrella! Instead of the breakfast served in the dining room we chose to eat in the cafe. This is a bright, inviting area decorated in a lovely modern style. Newspapers were provided and it was a great chill out space. Despite it being a 4 star hotel, prices were very reasonable and service was excellent. Attractions, shops , restaurants and bars a are all within walking distance. I would not hesitate to stay here again should I return to Santander in the future.

C/ Cádiz, 22 Santander Cantabria

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Santander Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located in Santander City Centre, Hotel Bahia is adjacent to Santander Cathedral with other popular attractions like Gran Casino del Sardinero within a couple of miles (3 km). This 188-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Santander, the hotel is also a short walk from Parroquia Santisimo Cristo and Plaza Porticada.


Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


All of Hotel Bahia's 188 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and hair dryers. Desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Bahia enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, 10 meeting rooms, and a business center. Self parking is available for EUR 15 per night. Staff members are on hand to provide luggage storage and a safe deposit box at the front desk.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room Single Use, Sea View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, Sea View

King 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1185 reviews