This hotel is right on the door step of the Guggenheim museum. The bus from the airport stops just across the road so it's a great spot for an easy, cheap commute to the airport.
It is located in a great spot, about 15-20 minutes walk from The Old Town, less than 10 minutes from the main shopping street and within minutes of the river, parks and the Fine Arts Museum.
On arrival, the hotel is really bright and modern. We had a room on the fourth floor (I think it was the fourth) over looking the museum. This is a MUST for this hotel. While the interior atrium is lovely - the light falling on Frank Gehry's Guggenheim at sunset it beautiful.
The room was a decent size, with fabulous bathrooms - see pictures for a better idea.
On a negative side, on the first night there was a wedding in the hotel and it was incredibly loud. There were still people talking loudly on the street outside at 5am. The bar downstairs was also closed due to this but the staff didn't really seem to know this as they had given us a drinks voucher for that night. Thankfully it was just that one night so I imagine its not something that happens all the time.
Clean, comfortable rooms.
Well stocked mini-bar (if over priced...but then aren't they always)
The restaurant upstairs is great. Pricier than anywhere else we ate in Bilbao but it was a 6 course tasting menu with drinks for €90 for 2 people so you can't argue with that.
Loud noise on night one
VERY Expensive Breakfast. (But there's a nice open cafe across the road where you can get good coffee and nibbles for less than €5.)
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- Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, the only 5-star hotel situated opposite the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and close to the city's main attractions. A designer space in which the customer experience is the priority. ... more less
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