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Hotel Silken Rio Santander

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Palacio de la Magdalena

  • Free WiFi

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Avenida Reina Victoria, 153, Santander, 39005, Cantabria, Spain
8.2.Very Good.
  • Recien renovado, habitaciones cpn vistas al mar. Muy bien

    Jun 27, 2020

  • It's a nice hotel, near the sea and the Casino.

    Apr 29, 2019

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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

  • 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
  • Santander Ferry Terminal - 37 min walk
  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 4 min walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 4 min walk
  • Jardines de Piquio - 5 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 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


  • On the beach
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 16 min walk
  • Santander Ferry Terminal - 37 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

Getting around

  • Santander (SDR) - 11 min drive
  • Santander Station - 5 min drive
  • Santander (YJL-Santander Train Station) - 6 min drive
  • Valdecilla Station - 6 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


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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


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


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • 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/café
  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


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

Special features


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

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 36.0 per night

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • 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.

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


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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, 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


  • 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 disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. 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.
8.2.Very Good.
  • 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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  • 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


    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

    Great hotel room fantastic even without seaviiew

    Hotel room fantastic everything you need,never got room with sea view but everything you could ask for comfort of bed lovely,close to lovely beach,tour bus and seemed to be loads of buses to town centre 8eoro to town centre in taxi,breakfast was nice,santander beautiful city,unlike us would be wise to learn but of Spanish befor going

    Carole, 1 night trip, Oct 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Good hotel Wrong room

    This hotel is well located in Santander's upmarket Sardinero area. Just across the road from the beach and restaurants. Free parking nearby although it may take a while to find a space. The hotel achieves a high standard generally. We had only one problem. Our room was close to a residential block, and for privacy we had to keep the net curtains closed. They do have rooms which do not have this problem

    William, 2 night trip, Oct 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Hotel was great, staff friendly Only problem was the AC it was

    2 night trip, Oct 10, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Room was not the best, I would say one of the worst outlooks onto air conditioning systems and a car park. Room was stuffy and air conditioning ineffective

    Matthew, 2 night trip, Sep 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent location just in front of the beach. Great views of sardinero beach

    4 night family trip, Aug 7, 2019

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