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“An extra night in Bilbao”

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Barcelo Bilbao Nervion
Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 October 2013

“An extra night in Bilbao"

We stayed one night extra in Bilbao from October 24th until October 25th in hotel Barcelo Bilbao. Our flight with ArkeFly to Amsterdam airport Schiphol was delayed for 19 hours. The reason was a technical problem with a Boeing 767.

We were at the airport all day and just after midnight all 227 passengers were brought to hotel Barcelo Bilbao Nervion with four buses. A good four star hotel in the centre of Bilbao very close to the Zubizuribridge and the Guggenheim museum.

Check in was very quick. The receptionists had the keycards with roomnumber ready. Then the number of the room was written on the passengers' list.

We had a clean, modern, design double room with two seperate beds on the fourth flour. There was a seperate toilet. We thought the bathroom with shower was small.
We were so tired that we fell asleep immediately. But, after 4 hours we had to get up for breakfast.

The breakfastbuffet was various and very good! Just after 07.00 AM the breakfastroom was overcrowded with stranded passengers.

After all we had a good night and breakfast at hotel Barcelo Bilbao Nervion and we had a good flight back to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed 4 nights in this hotel. We made our choice by carefully reading the TA reviews. All reviews are very well matched with what we met. Besides the great location and comfort of the rooms, the breakfast service was also great. There is a big variety of items: rich selection of fresh fruits, regional specialties like asparagus, quince paste, basque charcuterie and bread selections, also sushi, beans, roasted fruits and vegetables.. Freshly squeezed orange juice and coffee are also so good. While we're there, there was a protesto just outside the hotel. A group of people were protesting this hotel with horns. We learnt from the hotel personnel that they are the previous employee of the hotel who lost their jobs recently (Or, they are some current hotel employee who are going on a strike, we might have misunderstood the English).

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank gulpern
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Location was quite good, within pleasant walking distance to both the Guggenheim and Casco Viejo (Old Town) as the hotel sits between them... Rooms also provided enough space and bathroom well-equipped. But, service of the hotel can definitely be much better. For example, when we couldn't find a parking at check-in,reception couldn't care less. Not the most friendly and accommodating staff for sure.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
2  Thank alifeoftravels
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Spent 4 nights at this hotel on a recent business trip to Bilbao. The hotel itself is located about a 10 minute walk from the city center along the river which is very nice. Rooms have recently been renovated and present a non standard layout which is very welcome when one is used to the standard bathroom cubicle. The biggest plus of the rooms are the beds which are heavenly, I don't think I have experienced a bed this comfortable before. The only thing I wish to point out is the lack of English tv channels of which there could be a wider selection and not just news but maybe discovery etc. This brings me onto my biggest gripe with this hotel and that is the staff. Not only do they seem disinterested and unmotivated in there jobs but they simply do not speak any acceptable level of English for a hotel of this standard even trying to explain the most simple requests like for poached eggs at breakfast were met with a certain degree of difficulty, I really do hope in future they hire staff or re-train their staff to a competent level of English. With regard to dining options in the hotel these were very good although as by Spanish standards dinner was not served before 830pm! The dinner menu had about 3-4 choices for a 3 course meal all for 12 euro which is a very good price. The breakfast in the morning also had a wide selection of items mostly local which was a welcome change. If I ever come to Bilbao again I would make sure to stay here provided the price is right.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed three nights at the Barcelo Nervion. Location is great – easy walk to the Guggenheim, Old Town, train station, food, and shops. Bus and Tram stop right outside the hotel. Room was nice size and bed very comfortable. Bathroom layout was odd. The toilet is an enclosed room with a door, but shower and sink are separated from the sleeping area by the sink vanity and a mirror above the sink. You essentially step out of the shower into the room. An odd arrangement that provides minimal privacy.

It is a recently remolded chain hotel with typical amenities and conveniences, however guest services did not seem to be a priority. We had a reasonably priced and very good dinner in the restaurant.

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1  Thank MERW869
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We stayed two nights at this very comfortable and well designed modern hotel which is in a great location near the river. Breakfast was very good with lots of choice I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank tobywasp
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Very central hotel close to the old town and the Guggenheim. Modern decor in lobby, restaurant and rooms. We thought the hotel was great value, we had a decent size room to the side of the building (no 'views' except next doors' washing line - but we didn't need the view as we were out most of the day anyway). The sleeping area and bathroom are 'open plan', though toilet and shower are separate cubicles. The beds were exceptionally comfortable (three different pillows available!!), and the breakfast buffet offered a great choice of different foods for just 10 €. Free wifi which worked ok most of the time, and the little bar in the foyer was great for a quick coffee/drink/pintxo. The staff attended to all our questions and requests (a problem with a wall socket was fixed by the time we returned to the hotel in the afternoon after we declined the offer of a different room). As mentioned by some other reviewers, though all reception staff spoke English, our interaction with them might have been more enjoyable had we spoken Spanish.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Alex W
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Additional Information about Barcelo Bilbao Nervion

Address: Paseo Campo Volantin, 11, 48007 Bilbao, Spain
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Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#5 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#5 Family Hotel in Bilbao
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range: £57 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Bilbao Nervion 4*
Number of rooms: 350
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