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El Abuelo de la Cachava

Star Rating
4 out of 5



4.6 / 5Exceptional
35 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Cabarceno Natural Park
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Palace of Festivals of Cantabria
    17 min drive
  • Restaurant
    La Selva Negra
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Mesón La Bisagra
    5 min drive

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    About this area

    Marina de Cudeyo

    Located in Marina de Cudeyo, El Abuelo de la Cachava is near the airport. Santander Cathedral and Palacio de la Magdalena are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Cabarceno Natural Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at El Sardinero Stadium or Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Santander.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Cabarceno Natural Park - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Santander Ferry Terminal - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Palace of Festivals of Cantabria - 17 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cantabria Maritime Museum - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Somo Beach - 25 min drive

    Getting around

    • El Astillero Guarnizo Station - 8 min drive
    • Santander (SDR) - 10 min drive


    • La Selva Negra — 5 min drive
    • Mesón La Bisagra — 5 min drive
    • La Mirada — 5 min drive
    • La Bicicleta — 6 min drive
    • Restaurante Hotel Balneario de Solares — 6 min drive

    About this property

    El Abuelo de la Cachava

    Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free bed & breakfast has a spa tub and a sauna. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a garden are onsite. All 14 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. Guests will also find furnished balconies or patios, plasma TVs, and premium bedding.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Breakfast available for a fee: EUR 11.5 per person

    Things to do

    • Full-service spa
    • Sauna
    • Spa tub

    Family friendly

    • Soundproofed rooms


    • Elevator

    Guest services

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Multilingual staff
    • Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Spanish


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Sauna
    • Spa open daily
    • Spa tub


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Premium bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Hair dryer
    • Rainfall showerhead


    • Plasma TV

    Food and drink

    • Minibar

    Outdoor space

    • Furnished balcony or patio


    • Desk
    • Soundproofing


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    Nice hotel but let down spa experience

    If you are thinking on booking to enjoy the spa services ... don’t. It is a harsh comment, given this is a small establishment with very nice people and rooms. But the spa is simply lacking, small, not maintained and not working. The water jets were barely noticeable (when they worked at all) and the water was cloudy. The place would have done better to have a steam and dry sauna instead of offering what is a too small a crowded lacklustre experience. But, that said, the large rooms are great with nice comfy beds and views and the hotel is located not far (by car 15min/7km) from beaches or Santander itself. Breakfast is copious (this is Spanish style so you will have cakes, cheeses and cold meats, nice breads and olive oil/tomato). I am always a little disappointed when the orange juice is not freshly squeezed as it was the case. You can find cheaper options with similar rooms/services so it is the spa premium that simply leaves a slight sour taste as it is just not up to standards.

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    Trip to Cantabria & Bilbao

    Excellent location, nice and quiet, yet accessible to the beach and mountains. A short ride to the boat stop, makes it an easy boat ride to santander. Highly recommended, especially when a family run business tries so hard to please.

    Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2017

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review

    5/5 Excellent

    Very nice people good stay everything you need ,, nothing to much trouble

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