The town of Isla, Spain is somewhat hard to find, but worth the effort! The Hotel Astuy is located directly on the beach, with beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and mountains. Rooms were new and nicely appointed (granite counters, whirlpool tubs, etc). Beds were large, new and comfortable. Hotel staff spoke English, which was very helpful. The hotel needs coin-operated guest laundry facilities.
Great position in apartment block with lovely views from large balcony. Comfortable - even the pull-out beds in lounge area were very comfortable. Replacement linen and towels whenever we needed them. Very handy for beaches and we were, in fact, overlooking one of them. The teenagers loved the jacuzzi bath!(There was a good shower, too.) Overlooking the beach carpark which we enjoyed during the day as it was fun to see people coming and going. At night, however, it was very noisy as youngsters would hang around in the early hours of the morning.
The location of the hotel was superb and the staff were very helpful. The room was comfartable, clean and with a balcony with a sea view.
View from room. Reasonable rates. Surly waiter in restaurant who seemed annoyed that we had appeared. We walked out and had dinner at another hotel restaurant 200 yards away. The menu at Hotel Astuy limited and very expensive. We would only stay here again for the (albeit tired) accommodation.
It was very convenient- I was waiting to meet with my husband who was travelling by Ferry. The room had a great view and was very large and comfortable. The eveing meal was excellent value. I do not really enjoy eating alone but the staff made me feel very comfortable The pillows on the bed! Re 2nd question below: I did not read any of the reviews so cannot comment
layout and furnishings of room
Close to the bay and shopping. No
The hotel was opposite the Brittany ferry terminal
Only stayed onwe night very good fo ferry vvv
It was very relaxing the rain and wind
Location and value for money
close to shops and port
it was right in the city centre 2mins from all the shops would stay at this hotel again. fantastic hotel and location
Good bed, on the firm side however. We had dinner in restaurant, which was good (I'm normally quite picky on having dinner in hotel restaurants, but this was one of the best experiences). We complained about safe in room not working (making a annoying sound every ten seconds and also unable to lock it). I would expect a four star hotel to offer us to change room, instead they sent the maintenance guy - but he was unable to fix it (although they claimed he did). I managed to remove the annoying sound myself, however they safe was unusable.
I forhold til stranden var belligenheten perfekt. Personalet var hyggelige og hjelpsomme når det var noe vi spurte om. Hotellet ligger litt for langt unna sentrum av Santander. Selve standarden på hotellet var ikke 4 stjerner. Dette er et normalt godt 3 stjerners hotell.
We spent excellent time: swiming in the Atlantic Ocean, walking on the hills surraunding beach. I is really beautiful hotel for rest and relax.
the location near to excellent beaches The staff ranged from indfifferent to unhelpful. The beds were uncomfortable. The rooms at the side of the hotel suffered from the smells from the kitchen. Parking at weekends was challenging. On the last morning I found my car in the hotel car park covered in cow dung. The staff did not seem to regard this as a problem and gave minimal assistance. It would seem that the location of the hotel has resulted in a significant lack of effort and hospitality. The tennis court mentioned on the web site is not a tennis court- the staff informed us that it is a gane simmiliar to tennis but we were not allowed to use it unless we hired their equipment.
Warm welcome, Staff in bar seemed reserved at first but with our poor attempt at Spanish soon became friendly and helpful. Meals excellent. Fantastic views over the white sandy beach. There is a smell and feeling of damp but this is understandable with the ocean so close. Very steep descent to hotel.
comfort and closeness of the beach
Accommodation extremely cramped in attic room even though we were the only guests in hotel.
On arrival, we recieved a warm welcome, the rooms were kept spottlessly clean by staff that were always there when needed but never in your face. The location is fantastic. It took me a few days to figure out the times different menus were being served in the bar
Good facilities and helpful staff. Lacking in atmosphere.
Location for beaches. Breakfast served in dull basement area. Not all waiting staff were helpful like reception staff. Would not class this as a 4 star hotel.
The location The noise of the next door bathroom woke me up at 8 am The pictures of the rooms on the official website are not relate in some cases (like mine) with the real rooms. Really careful with this.
The room was excellent with a nice view of the sea.
Large comfy rooms with excellent staff bathrooms could do with a little update
friendly reception - position of hotel
Location, being close to ferry port at Santander for onward trip to Portsmouth. Views from hotel/room & proximity to town centre & located in an upmarket area. No tea/coffee making facilities in the room. However, we have found this seems to be standard practice in most of the Spanish hotels we have stayed in, why? Also car parking charge excessive, but underground garage is secure albeit when we stayed appeared hardly used.
Helpfulstaff excellent dinner Breakfast appeared not to be staff available to cope with the demand
Nice, modern hotel. A little over-priced
Closeness to the beaches and parks Tea and coffee making facilities in each room would be a good idea, and information about local restaurants, swimming pools etc, useful.
A comfortable and well appointed hotel. Close to the ferry port. The staff were very friendly and helpful. No obvious deficiencies
Lovely room with balcony (424) very pieceful had a wonderful weekend. Great Chinese down the road 1st right after roundabout (Not the Oriental that's crap) Expensive for food and especially fresh orange juice (£3+ a small glass). After all they grow like weeds in southern Spain!!!
Having read all published comments about this hotel I can only wholeheartedly agree - excellent choice - all rooms had a seaview!
easy to find great and helpful staff lovely snacks and polite waiters no english tv stations and curtains didnt pull across no coffee making facillities in room
great location and good price, nice bar (didn't try the restaurant but looked good)
Warm and comfortable and with variety of eating options. Well placed for Santander and ferry terminal On leaving garage at top of slope my car exhaust hit the ground, so a problem with car which are low o to the ground
The cleanliness of the room and the view - also the buffet breakfast
We stayed 3 nights here and found it to be a superb hotel well situated . right on a beautiful beach. Modern rooms which were very comfortable and clean. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast, everything you could wish for. Restaurant facilities were good and value for money. An ideal base to see the area. Would stay here again and would thoroughly recommend it.
Convenience Poor breakfast
The decor, bar and restaurant service and the general quality of the experience. There was nothing that I didn't like.
The location of the Puertochico was excellent, lovely views over the bay and very close to the old City and restaurants etc. Very clean and efficient with very good Continental breakfast.
1. WIFI does NOT work. Missed deadlines! I was unable to do work because of wifi not working, missed important deadlines! 2. Every door slams so loud that sounds like bomb. 3. Smells cheap and kinda nasty. 4. Receptionists are incompetent and showed attitude instead of trying to resolve the problems related o WIFI. 5. The day I was leaving they proposed to change room. I thought it was clear expression of mocking and making fun of a customer. 5. In room 506, there is a light on the building outside near the window, which so strong that at night seems like you are the beach in front of the sun and the curtains do not help. I am not a light sleeper and I fall asleep easily, during this 4 day stay I could not sleep because of that and extremely loud door slamming. Overall experience was horrible. I flew across the globe from Los Angeles for work and due to mainly almost not working WIFI my trip was next to nothing. I feel I was robbed. This hotel does not deserve to be 4 star one.
Friendly, obliging staff. Spoke good English. Good location as in the middle between the shopping/commercial area one way and in the other, the beaches. Also well served by public transport - bus stops right outside hotel. Had nice room on top floor - room 901. Has balcony and nice views. Lovely, good size bathroom. Room a little small, beds a little bit too hard. Also room a bit cold.
Fantastic location overlooking the marina and walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops. We had booked 3 rooms and all of them overlooked the water. On arrival we sat outside and ordered a bottle of Rioja and paid the average rate, We expected to be charged more for a 4 star hotel with such a lovely view. Wished we could have stayed longer. We will be back.
Ideal location with great view over Marina, staff very friendly.
Right on sea front very near old part of Santander easy to walk everywhere Air conditioning in room wasn't working which staff knew about but we were given another room with a sea view.
The overall atmosphere was very welcoming and relaxing
Excellent service and good location
Great position in the city and close to everything bars restaurant and a short walk to the beach It was a bit expensive for what you got
The provision of secure car parking but the charge was rather high. I would expect a 4 star hotel to provide a full room service 24/7 when your dinner service is too late for many people.
pleasent view and well apointed rooms
Enjoyable stay for 3 nights in a junior suite. Slightly dated room but very well maintained, espresso machine a real delight. Maid service was excellent. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful (thanks, Mar and Angela). Air conditioning quiet and efficient. Overall a 9+ in my book. Ate at the restaurant twice, food was good and the portion was generous. Having the TV on spoiled the otherwise pleasant atmosphere.
Very good location, nice room (big bathroom and comfortable beds), not too expensive for a 4 stars hotel
Very good location and a very nice breakfast. The room was old and musty and the air conditioning made a rumble all night long. The front desk staff was dismissive and not very helpful.
location, staff spotless
The staff were first rate
The hotel was excellent value for money, and provided an ideal base for both a beach and city break in Santender. Noisy bedroom doors.
Easy booking in process, friendly staff, good food, clean and spacious room. Cannot say anything negative about the hotel.
It was OK, not much beyond that. Location was not very good, a bit far from the city center, however there was a bus near by. The room design and comfort was a bit dissapointing.
Large room, good bed, close to the beach. Poor breakfast.
The location is greaty for the pretty beaches of Isla, only a few minutes walk away, no dinner at hotel but plenty of options within 2 to 5 minutes walk.
I was given a room with three single beds instead of a double bed as promised on the booking
I think that the reception on our arrival and checking out was first class . A job well done and a credit to the hotel. We dont have the young ladies name but she had just had her done. wi fi is only free if you use your own laptop and it is not free in the hotel rooms
very nice place to stay with our dog
evening meal in the restaurant was first class, all staff could not have been more helpful. would not hesitate to recomend or stay there again. not applicable
extremely friendly staff and good location
Very well run hotel with helpful and polite staff.
Good location. No evening meals available on a bar.
The parking places too small
the roof balcony was lovely good for drinks on a starry night
This hotel is very close to the ferry terminal for travelling to the U.K. Parking is safe for your vehicle.
The hotel was in a perfect location, had parking which was a necessity. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, the girl in the restaurant even remembered what teas/coffees etc. we had the previous morning, and even remembered our room number! Would have liked free WiFi in our room.
the room was smelled of tabaco.
Det at vi hadde et eget rom for opphold og et eget rom for å sove. Det gjordt at vi voksene kunne prate sammen på kvelden etter at barna var lagt seg Gå igjennom hotellet og deres rom. Vårt rom hadde soppangrep og råteskader. Det synes jeg for dårlig til en slik pris som rommet hadde.