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“Prime location, decent accomodations”
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Hotel Abando
Ranked #17 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Prime location, clean, pleasant staff, and reserved parking.
That said, I place high value on two things during a hotel stay: sleep and access to wifi (for planning activities). Sleep was decent; street noise into the morning hours, the room was hot despite single digit temps outside, and the beds were more something you'd expect to find in a prison - not comfortable at all. Wifi signal in our room was extremely weak, and at times non existent. I found myself having to stand in the doorway of my room in order to get any connection at all.

Overall, on par with what I've come to expect from Spanish lodging, which is generally average.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, ask for a room away from the street. Moderate noise from passersby u...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

The best possible location in Bilbao, close to all. Breakfast is very good as well as the room furnishings. We lived on the fourth floor, our room such as a neighboring room mattresses really hard. Poor sound insulation, from neighboring rooms can heard almost everything ....
Not a four-star ranking, max. 3 1/2.

Room Tip: Rooms on the fourth floor not the best.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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SilviaVO, Director of Sales at Hotel Abando, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear Jari v,
Thank you for your words. Your opinion will be registered for our continued improvement process.
We look forward to seeing you soon again.

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Warmly greeted when I arrived, same goes on checkout.the hotel is situated near a beautiful square / garden surround by lots of pintox bars.Although it can get boisterous at nt the hotel rooms seem to be well insulated.Some guests had complained about the high price of breakfast....as my booking was on room basis only I opted out to go continental at the hotel bar , for E4 I was served real caffe latte, Fresh Orange juice an croissant which is a fair price.I greatly enjoyed my 4 day stay at the hotel and I would highly recommended Bilbao is a great city for those into architecture ...just look up

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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SilviaVO, Director of Sales at Hotel Abando, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear csant,
Thank you very much for your opinion and for having chosen Hotel Abando for your stay in Bilbao. We are pleased you had a wonderful time in Bilbao.
We look forward to seening you soon again.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

A very good hotel placed in a convenient location, close to almost every touristic atraction in Bilbao. Very clean rooms, good european breakfast, fast check-in and out. Prices OK. The receptionists very kind and helpfull with all the clients. A minus for the hotel underground parking fee (it could be cheaper).

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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SilviaVO, Director of Sales at Hotel Abando, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Thank you for your opinion and for having chosen Hotel Abando for your stay in Bilbao.
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Hotel was well situated for our needs..close to train station (we walked there easily with suitcases) and a Metro station. We walked easily to all the sites we wanted to see in Bilbao.(or to the Metro station as needed)
Hotel is convenient to many restaurants and shopping.
Room was fine, nothing special..We were on the front of the hotel, basically view of the building across the street and the street...but room was clean, not overly noisy...

We were however not really impressed with the staff at the front desk...we were not familiar with Bilbao and are not Spanish speakers (though we did attempt)..so we went to the front desk with general questions usually regarding directions and felt....somewhat condescended to..like we were asking ridiculous questions...

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

The best thing about my stay at Abando was the good price I got and the convenient location of the hotel. From the hotel, I just about walked everywhere in Bilbao.

But the hotel itself is old and tired . The room I had was clean, but not all that big, and everything in the room, including the bathroom looked old - basically, the hotel can use a renovation. I am not familiar with the hotel star rating system in Spain,but the 3 star hotel I stayed at in Madrid was much nicer that the Abando, which is a 4 star hotel.

If you are looking for something more modern and fancy, look elsewhere. But if you want a hotel that is well located for a good price, and do you care about the hotel being old, this is not a bad choice.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that does not face the street - the streets around the hotel can be noisy
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Welcoming at reception. Good clean room. Overlooked Main Street but good. Underground car park. Our car would not start on the morning we were going to the Ferry, the receptionist was efficient and telephoned our insurers for us. They were all very helpful. The checkout was fast. Great location. Wonderful city.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Abando

Address: Colon de Larreategui 9, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Abando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#13 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
#13 Business Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range: £66 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Abando 4*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New building with a modern and functional style - In the city's centre, in the financial & commercial district. ... more   less 
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