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Hotel Seminario Bilbao
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Derio
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Grumpy unfriendly staff.”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

First impressions of the place were good but the staff were very rude and unfriendly. Waited ages to be served in bar and was practically thrown my order when it finally arrived. I`ve never seen such behaviour in all my travells. Hopefully my first and last ever negitive review in Spain. Normally enjoy the spainish hospitality but something had to be said on my experience here.

Room Tip: Expect grumpy heads working here
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Hotelseminariobilbao, comercial/recepcion at Hotel Seminario Bilbao, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Google Translation
Estimado cliente;
ante todo, lamentamos la mala impresión que se ha llevado del departamento de restauración.
Cosa por otra parte, nada habitual, ya que el indice de satisfacción de nuestros clientes con respecto al restaurante, es altamente positivo.
Puede que al coincidir con un evento ciclista, y al tener las instalaciones con mucha ocupación,
no hayamos podido darle toda la atención que nuestros clientes requieren.
no obstante, tomamos nota de sus comentarios, los cuales nos ayudan a seguir mejorando y
esperamos poder verle de nuevo en nuestro Hotel, donde podrá seguir disfrutando de la hospitalidad española.

reciba un cordial saludo
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chelmsford, essex
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118 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2013 via mobile

Myself, brother and cousin stayed here as a stoping point on our way to the San fermin running of the bulls. There was three beds in our room which was pretty much a more private hostel

We only wanted a bed for the night, so was not to bothered about the rating too much. The room however was clean and the bar had a good selection of beers, coffee and lunch menu. Surprisingly the reception and canteen were quite nice.

It is 5 minutes from the airport and only cost 10 euros to get to the hotel. The hotel will lay on a free shuttle bus to get back to the airport which was good.

Overall I would recommend this hotel for transit and for a cheap nights stay. Cost us 150 euros for 2 nights, with three beds.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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542 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

We stopped here with friends over night following an evening flight. Its location is ideal for the airport and we found the staff very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are clean and basic but the restaurant area was a bit scruffy.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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London, UK
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We needed an overnight hotel near Bilbao airport, as we were planning to catch the airport bus to San Sebastian the next morning. This hotel fitted the bill perfectly. It was about a 5 minute taxi ride from the airport (NB: You may want to check fares before you get in, as our taxi driver rounded up our fare from just under 12€ to 15€!). There is a free airport shuttle bus from the hotel back to the airport.

The ladies on reception were very friendly and spoke good English. The hotel is huge (used to be a seminary) with long corridors running the length of the building. Not sure if the hotel is wheelchair accessible as there is a flight of stairs leading up to the entrance, and I didn't notice any ramp.

The room was no-frills but spacious and clean, as was the bathroom. Beds were comfortable. Wi-Fi was free and worked perfectly. The desk looked like it housed a mini-bar, but when we opened the door it turned out to be just a cupboard. The hotel is in a quiet location so there was nothing that disturbed our sleep. We had some trouble with the radiators which were turned on full blast despite us turning them to "off", so eventually we called the night receptionist for assistance. Unfortunately he didn't speak much English, so he came up to our room to investigate, and must have done reset something centrally as within 30 minutes the radiators had cooled down completely.

The restaurant on the ground floor had an English menu (you order and pay at the bar). There were 2 menus - we learned that the larger A4 size one was for weekends. We both opted for an omelette, and were surprised when it came inside a baguette - delicious but very filling. The side of fries that we also ordered turned out to be a generous plateful.

Great value and location for those needing to be close to Bilbao airport. Hope that you found this review useful.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Lugano
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2013 via mobile

Nice 3 stars hotel, receptionist are friendly, rooms big enough but simple. Clean and comfortable. Acceptable breakfast and good food at restaurant. Huge parking lot. Free wii-fii. Very near to Bilbao airport.

Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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202 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

The location is convenient next to the airport with plenty of parking space.
The breakfast is decent and the reception staff is friendly and helpful.
The restaurant staff was working hard, but were remarkably grumpy.

Although the hotel is remotely located and our windows were closed, we heard music till late night (on Saturday) and heavy airconditioning starting up every 15 minutes (room x72). Bed was creaking and squeaking. Perhaps we were just unlucky, but we have hardly slept.

Room Tip: In order to avoid airconditioning noises, stay away from room nrs in 70's.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Seminario Bilbao
Address: Larrauri, 1C Ed | Arteaga Centrum, 48160 Derio, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Derio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Derio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Seminario Bilbao 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Seminario offers free shuttle service to the airport of Bilbao, (from 05; 30h until 10; 00h, pre booked, only in direction: hotel-airport), 5 minutes by car. It is housed in a former seminary it offers free parking and extensive sports facilities, a golf school, paddle, gym, football field. The rooms are spacious, all exterior with free Wi-Fi and wooden floors. Continental breakfast, served in bar. Seminar Hotel has the support of Txoko Ona restaurant, with a schedule Uninterrupted from 7 am to 23.00 hours. Meeting for any type of event in Bilbao. Zamudio Technology Park, is 2 km. Public transport bus and train with direct service to the center of Bilbao. ... more   less 
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