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Hotel Silken Rio Santander

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Palacio de la Magdalena

  • Free WiFi
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ZAR 1,288

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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Avenida Reina Victoria, 153, Santander, 39005, Cantabria, Spain
8,0.Very good.
  • Very good user experience and value for money. Would recommend.

    Aug 30, 2017

  • Excellent hotel, very clean, eccellent position easy to find and staff very helpful, lots…

    Feb 8, 2022

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Tourism Certified (Spain) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Walkable
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 89 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center

For families

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 16 min walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 4 min walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 4 min walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 5 min walk
  • El Sardinero Beach - 6 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Double Room, Sea View
  • Family Room, Connecting Rooms
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Deluxe Double Room, Sea View
  • Family Room, Connecting Rooms, Sea View
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, Sea View

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 16 min walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 4 min walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 4 min walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 5 min walk
  • El Sardinero Beach - 6 min walk
  • Magdalena Peninsula - 8 min walk
  • Camello Beach - 8 min walk
  • Los Peligros Beach - 9 min walk
  • Magdalena Beach - 11 min walk
  • Zoo de la Magdalena - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Santander (SDR) - 18 min drive
  • Valdecilla Station - 6 min drive
  • Santander Station - 13 min drive
  • Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station) - 14 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
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Avenida Reina Victoria, 153, Santander, 39005, Cantabria, Spain

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 89 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination. The COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 13 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Covered onsite self parking (EUR 16 per day)
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite carport
  • Free offsite parking within 164 ft
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2153
  • Conference space size (meters) - 200
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1964
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

Marea Alta - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only.

Marea Baja - This tapas bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 36.0 per night

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Covered self parking costs EUR 16 per day
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

At check-in, guests must provide a record of full COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccination record requirement applies to all guests aged 13 and up; guests must have received complete COVID-19 vaccination at least 14 days prior to check-in.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain).

Policies

In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 01 June to 30 September.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts major credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

  • Rio Santander
  • Hotel Silken Rio Santander Santander
  • Hotel Silken Rio Santander Hotel Santander
  • Silken Rio
  • Silken Rio Hotel
  • Silken Rio Hotel Santander
  • Silken Rio Santander
  • Silken Santander
  • Hotel Silken Rio
  • Silken Rio Santander Santander
  • Hotel Silken Rio Santander Hotel

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Hotel Silken Rio Santander does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that guests must provide documentation related to COVID-19 at check-in. Furthermore, disinfectant is used to clean the property, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 16 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
  • Yes, Marea Alta offers beachfront dining, international cuisine, and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Mister XXL (4-min walk), Deluz (4-min walk), and Restaurante Balneario de la Concha (5-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Gran Casino del Sardinero (4-min walk) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Hotel Silken Rio Santander also has a fitness center.
8,0.Very good.
  • 8,0.Very good

    Hotel is in great location to walk to the beach, cafes, restaurants, market, etc. Its recently renovated so everything is new. The staff were very nice and helpful. The room we had was small and walls are thin so can hear other people talking in next room. Also bed was not comfortable, very stiff and springs in my back. As others mention there is cafe across the street along the beach with good price for coffee and breakfast under 5 euros.

    Jeffrey, 4 night family trip, Nov 21, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    The room had a lovely view but smell of drains from bathroom was bad. Actual carpark is off site so parked on the street.

    Jane, 1 night romance trip, Oct 4, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    3 stars hotel . Clean but don’t expect much more than that. It’s good but not great

    4 night business trip, Sep 30, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Room with a view of the sea. Nearby restaurants good. Check out is shown as 12 noon but when we returned to our room at 11.40am the cleaning staff had already opened our door - leaving it open - with all our belongings inside. Not so impressed with that. Everything else excellent.

    Jane, 1 night romance trip, Sep 21, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Only my own idea but I think that very broadly, as you move in a north to north - easterly direction, following the coastline, Santander has three zones: industrial, centre and beach. The industrial is up to the ferry port. Then you're in the centre and this extends to the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria. Beyond this, as you head towards the most easterly point of the city and the coastline turns north-west, you're in the beach area. This hotel is very firmly in the beach area. It means you don't have the abundance of shops, bars and restaurants that you have in the central zone but instead, about a munutes' walk away, you're adjacent to one of Santander's orange, sandy beaches. You're also a short walk from the beautiful headland that is Parque Marino de la Magdalena. Because you're not in the central shopping area, you get a good quality hotel at a reasonable price. A similar standard of hotel in the centre of Santander would cost much more. If you're just looking for a modest 2 star hotel which is borderline hostel, there are a few of these as you head south of the ferry port. Further south along the coast are quality but bargain hotels but they're on an industrial estate in the middle of nowhere....no good without a car! Back to this hotel. The interior had a very bright, clean & new look to it, from the reception, through to the lifts and stairwell up to the room. Fixtures & fittings were all fine, as was servicing and reception staff were friendly & efficient.

    John, 3 night trip, Sep 19, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Hotel fine but parking some way away not suitable for disabled guests

    1 night trip, Sep 6, 2021

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  • 4,0.Fair

    The air conditioning wasn’t working. They changed us to another room but it had the same problem. They control the room temperature from the front desk to 24.5 C . Expensive hotel without air conditioning nor parking

    Yanesa, 2 night trip, Aug 19, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Location

    2 night family trip, Jul 26, 2021

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Que no os timen con el Parking

    Hice una reserva en el hotel Silken Rio por haber una mayor disponibilidad de aparcamiento, pero como estaba cerrado, una chica muy amable me preguntó si me importaba cambiarme al Silken Coliseum, pregunté que cómo estaba el Parking por el centro, y me dijeron que no me preocupara que podía meterlo en el parking sin pagar el precio habitual de 18.50€ ya que estaba vacío. Al hacer el check out me dijeron que de eso nada, que el parking se pagaba siempre. El único motivo por el que acepté el cambio de reserva era por lo que me dijeron del Parking. De lo contrario me hubiera ido a otro hotel con parking. Así que muy decepcionado. Y ya puestos a quejarnos, el pan del desayuno estaba correoso y parecía de hace 1 o 2 días, la habitación olía a tabaco y había pelos largos en la pared del baño... Tampoco entiendo cómo admiten reservas para un hotel que está cerrado.

    Raimon, 1 night business trip, Feb 4, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Recien renovado, habitaciones cpn vistas al mar. Muy bien

    Maria, 1 night family trip, Jun 27, 2020

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