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Last updated: 30 December, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

The Marques de Santillana, Inigo Lopez de Mendoza, was a famous 15th-century warrior and courtly poet. His house – now a five star boutique hotel – is as deliciously atmospheric as Santillana itself and a real treat for history lovers.

There’s no end of original features –old beams, stone floors and walls  and period antiques, and a staircase carved out of a single tree trunk. The covered terrace by the bar (with an impressive collection of gin) is beautifully illuminated at night.

There’s parking (important in Santillana), a good buffet breakfast and very helpful, English-speaking staff.

The Cave of Altamira and the sandy Playa de la Concha in the town of Suances, are both a 5-minute drive away.

Surrounding area

The hotel is in the historic village centre, near the Romanesque Colegiata, shops, bars and restaurants. It can get very busy, especially in the summer when coachloads of day-trippers appear, but at night it’s generally very quiet.

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General amenities

Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
Parking
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Spa
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free
Yoga

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
*
Additional charge

Room amenities

Room types

Apartments
Bedrooms
Cabins
Suites
Tents
Villas
Yurts

Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Hot tub (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities
WiFi

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed