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Hotel Silken Rio Santander

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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
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Down comforters, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace

Overview of Hotel Silken Rio Santander

Hotel Silken Rio Santander

4 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Parking available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
39005, Cantabria, Santander, Avenida Reina Victoria, 153

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEl Sardinero Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationMagdalena Peninsula8 min walk
  • Popular LocationPalacio de la Magdalena16 min walk
  • AirportSantander (SDR)11 min drive

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About this area


Located in Santander, Hotel Silken Rio Santander is in the entertainment district and on the beach. Santander Ferry Terminal and Forestal Park Santander are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Jardines de Piquio and Cantabria Maritime Museum. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Santander or El Sardinero Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Gran Casino del Sardinero - 4 min walk
  • Primera El Sardinero Beach - 4 min walk
  • El Sardinero Beach - 6 min walk
  • Magdalena Peninsula - 8 min walk
  • Palacio de la Magdalena - 16 min walk

Getting around

  • Santander Station - 5 min drive
  • Santander (SDR) - 11 min drive


  • Marea Alta – Beachfront restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves lunch daily.
  • Marea Baja – Tapas bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

About this property

Hotel Silken Rio Santander

Ocean-view hotel with a bar/lounge, near Santander Ferry Terminal
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a snack bar/deli, self parking, and conference space are onsite. All 89 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include down comforters and flat-screen TVs.
Hotel Silken Rio Santander offers 89 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature down comforters. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs, bidets, complimentary toiletries, and toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Covered self parking on site (EUR 16 per day)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite parking options include a carport
  • Free offsite parking within 164 ft
  • Street parking available
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bus station shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends: EUR 15 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference space (2153 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 3


  • Beachfront location


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Renovated entire property - July 2020
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Heating


  • Bidet
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 5 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 36.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Covered self parking fee: EUR 16 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 36.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

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
One child 5 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours from 01 June to 30 September
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

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

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 103 out of 297 reviews
5 - Excellent 35%
Rating 4 - Good. 136 out of 297 reviews
4 - Good 46%
Rating 3 - Okay. 34 out of 297 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 18 out of 297 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 297 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The room had a lovely view but smell of drains from bathroom was bad. Actual carpark is off site so parked on the street.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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 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.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service
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.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2021