Top hotels in Bilbao
The Mercure Jardines de Albia Bilbao hotel is located close to a number of the city's main tourist attractions, such as the Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum and the Casco Viejo old quarter. It also offers easy access to the Euskalduna Palace. The i deal base to enjoy the city, close to restaurants, bars and the shopping area. The hotel boasts a spa and is home to the renowned Zuria restaurant
The 5-star Meliá Bilbao is only a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum and Bellas Artes Museum. You can take a dip in the heated outdoor swimming pool, dine in award-winning Aizian restaurant, sip cocktails in Q Lounge bar, work out in the fitness centre, and stay connected using the free wifi. Stylish rooms have soundproofing, LCD TVs, and ensuite bathrooms with deep soaking tubs.
In an ideal location, close to the famous Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Begoña, and just a few minutes from the city centre and the main historical attractions. Its spacious rooms and comprehensive facilities make this hotel one of the best options for both exploring the city and for business trips. The hotel has a private car park. The hotel’s facilities include a Club Metropolitan. With an exclusive Spa area, gymnasium and indoor heated swimming pool. During the summer season, this hotel is one of the few in the city with an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, offering a relaxing setting in pleasant gardens. And for those staying for work-related reasons, the Occidental Bilbao is the perfect venue for meetings, events or celebrations. It is only 15 minutes from Bilbao International Airport and the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), northern Spain’s principal conference centre.
*** THIS WEEKEND ONLY!!!! EXCLUSIVE PROMO 50% OFF***After a busy day exploring the city's numerous sights, the NH Villa de Bilbao is the ideal place to relax, in its spacious and bright rooms. Restaurant must be visited due to its excellent buffet breakfast and also for lunch or dinner with your family. Parking on property and also internet access are available.
A stylish, contemporary hotel, the 4-star Hesperia Bilbao is found on the city’s waterfront, across the river from the famous Guggenheim Museum. The on-site La Ría restaurant specialises in modern takes on local flavours, and the La Orilla bar serves sushi and cocktails, alongside regular live music and attractive river views. Rooms at the Hesperia Bilbao offer free wi-fi, safes, minibars and private bathrooms.
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Hotel Ripa is located in Bilbao city centre offering Old Town views and set only 500 metres from Etxebarría Park. Located on a first floor without elevator, each room has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature views of the river or the city. The rooms have a private bathroom. Hotel Ripa offers free WiFi . The Ripa Hotel is 3 minutes' walk away from the train station and has perfect connections with metro and tramway. From the Estuary Avenue you can walk to the Congress Palace. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is 1.2 km from Hotel Ripa, while El Arenal park is 100 metres away. Bilbao Airport is 5 km from the property.
The smart 3-star Ilunion Bilbao is found in the city centre, next to San Mamés Stadium and within walking distance of the iconic Guggenheim Museum. You can try local specialties in the La Kedada Restaurant or tapas and pintxos in the cafeteria, and stay connected with wi-fi throughout the hotel. Furnished in a contemporary style, Ilunion Bilbao’s rooms have free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, air conditioning and minibars.
Hotels in Bilbao
Bilbao is a vibrant and energetic metropolitan area in sun-drenched northern Spain. Mirroring its scenic position alongside the mountains and the river, it fuses the old and new.
The close proximity of Bilbao hotels to major landmarks and transport stations means you'll always feel at the heart of the action. The many hip boutique hotels in city centre locations are a convenient, modern alternative to the traditional Spanish villa.
A branch of the famous Guggenheim Museum can be found in Bilbao. The ArcelorMittal Gallery is a permanent exhibition space, part of 11,000 square metres of displays.
The Museo Bellas Artes de Bilbao is a short walk from the Guggenheim. The museum is dedicated to the fine arts, and the permanent collection includes more than eight thousand works.
The area is extremely well connected for public transport, giving you more chance to explore Spain. Bilbao Abando train station is known locally as Estación del Norte – ‘North Station'. It's the main terminal in the region, with links to Barcelona, Madrid and Málaga.
Food and drink
Bilbao's reputation for delicious cuisine is widely known. It's part of the Basque region, and as such you can easily find pintxos – Basque tapas – to nibble on. A Spanish take on ‘surf and turf' is also likely to be on the menu.
Wash your snacks down with txakoli wine – for a lighter drink, try kalimotxo, red wine mixed with cola. A zurito is a small beer, and you'll find cocktails and spirits at Bilbao's many bars and nightclubs.
The town feels obsessed with food, shown in the sheer number of eateries. Along with changing seasonal dishes and delicacies, the resulting choice means you can eat differently every day.
If you only visit one shop during your holiday, head to El Corte Inglés. This massive department store has souvenirs, essentials, fashion and groceries under one roof.
Luxury and designer-brand stores line the Plaza Moyúa. Close by, there are some familiar names including Clarks and H&M. The area south of the plaza has a number of adult stores, so keeping an eye on the kids is especially important.
La Ribera Market, in the old town, is in the book of Guinness World Records as the largest indoor market in Europe. The record's based on the impressive number of stores and outlets.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Bilbao
What are the most booked hotels in Bilbao?The best hotels to stay in Bilbao are Ilunion Bilbao and Mercure Bilbao Jardines De Albia.
What is the lowest price for a double room in Bilbao?Photo Zabalburu Hotel in Bilbao offers one night in a double room at the price of £30.
If I want to stay in the center of Bilbao, which hotels shall I consider?Hotel Carlton, Hotel Ercilla Lopez de Haro and Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao are located in the central neighborhood of Bilbao.
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