Do you fancy spending your next vacation to Spain in a national treasure? The Parador de Santillana Gil Blas in the little town of Santillana del Mar in the north of Spain is housed in a monastery, parts of which date back to the early middles ages. In this romantic and historic hotel you will find a wonderful ambience, discreet luxury and great, 4 star service!
The Parador de Santillana Gil Blas
This Parador is a unique, historic hotel situated in the old town of Santillana Gil Blas. Here, in the center of a world heritage site, you will find the former monastery of Barreda-Brachos, which is today used as a hotel. Because of this the 4 star hotel itself is under national heritage protection as the origins of the property can be traced back to the 8th century. This all means that a terrific historic ambience is prominent at the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas. Wooden floors, thick stone walls, exposed wooden beams and countless archways define the architecture. Parallel to this, the decor at this 4 star hotel consists of several antiques and decorative objects from different eras. In addition, restored and expanded elements adorn the walls in many of the rooms. Strengthened by the countless, century-old buildings of the old town of Santillana Gil Blas. Here you will discover an historic flair that lends a vacation in Cantabria a complete uniqueness.
The rooms at this 4 star Parador
This 4 star hotel has 28 rooms in differing categories. From single rooms to simple double rooms to large double rooms with spacious living areas you will find everything you need at this historic country house hotel. In addition, the historic architecture ensures that each room at the Parador de Santillana Gil Blas has its own design. Facilities include everything you would expect from a 4 star hotel – air conditioning, heating, a mini bar, TV with cable and satellite, a safe and a telephone can be found in each room.
Cantabrian delicacies at the restaurant
The Parador de Santillana Gil Blas in northern Spain has one of the most popular restaurants in the old town. Here you will be served culinary specialties of the region of Cantabria in a romantic and historic ambience. On the menu you will find deliciously sounding fair such as “Solomillo de añojo a la plancha” (tender calf fillet) and “Merluza del Cantábrico sobre espárragos verdes” (hake on a bed of green asparagus) and when your meal arrives you’ll be able to see for yourself that they certainly live up to their names! The chef of the restaurant at this 4 star hotel places particular importance on fresh ingredients from the surrounding area – fresh fish from the Cantabrian Sea and meat from local farmers.