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El Transcantabrico

Leon, Spain
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Pilot Mell wrote a review Jan 2021
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I travelled today from Leon to burgos and I had two big suitcases and a small one which is not allowed.. I was a little late and the gentleman at the front desk helped me take one bag from me and run to the train. When we got there, the gents who work in the train explained that it's lots of luggage but of course I didn't know that and they still let me on the train and helped me carry it. I had used the train before for going and coming normally but not for moving my things to another city. I thank these three gentlemen and am sure whoever uses it will get the same great service and help. I really appreciate.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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ANTONIO cABRERAS wrote a review Jul 2020
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I was there (with wife) late October 2019, before the pandemic, I guess that one of the very few good outcomes of the pandemic is probably that this train has shut down, Hopefully for ever, It was really a bad experience, Do not travel on it. That is all.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Bob wrote a review Feb 2020
Sao Paulo, SP1 contribution4 helpful votes
I was with my wife at this train last November. I do not understand why when I tried to read reviews of this train, you always get (first before anything) a fantastic review of sometime ago. Actually, you are presentes with a few OLD reviews which claim that the train is fantastic. Let´s be realistic. The cabins are not TOO bad, but they are not cleaned as they should be. Three times during my week-long trip my wife requested that the cabin be cleaned again after the morning service. The food also, is not TOO bad (but please,some people call it fantastic. Ridiculous) but the hygenic level is simply NOT ACCETABLE. The tableclothesc are DIRTY and the glasses come often with marks. Even lipstick! The people also are not TOO bad but nobody speaks a word of english. Mos passengers are from spanish speaking countries and there is not even a menu in english. Simply, will never go back.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Carlos wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions7 helpful votes
We were on the Cantabrico Gran Lujo and it disappointed us enomourly. The service is poor, the food horrible and the cabins terrible. The bed is so small that 2 people dont fit on it. Plus, people dont speak english decently and the tours are not well conducted.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Alfred C wrote a review Nov 2019
Porto, Portugal56 contributions15 helpful votes
I see reviews for all three routes (totally different trains and itineraries) on this one TripAdvisor page. There *definitely* should be SEPARATE review pages. ... We thoroughly enjoyed El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo, from Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian, in early October 2019. The accommodations were very nice, and spacious, in the suites and in the public areas, and the staff were quite friendly and helpful. All 7 breakfasts and 6 dinners were onboard, and were wonderful selections well-prepared. My favorite was a slow-cooked duck dish. The delicious meat fell away from the bone at the mere touch of the fork. In Santander, dinner was at Michelin-Starred El Serbal. Two of the lunches were at Michelin-starred restaurants, and quite nice. And the lunches at various Paradors were expectedly superb too. There were *so many* interesting visits, it is hard to put them all down here. The visits, mostly by bus, were numerous and fascinating. The Picos mountains were truly rugged; the Altamira cave was an amazing insight into artwork of peoples who lived tens of thousands of years ago. We had traversed most of this same path by rental car 15 years ago, and the guided experiences and dining of this trip far exceeded our earlier trip. thank you to the crew and staff of El Transcantábrico Gran Lujo!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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