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“Excellent spot with wonderful rooms and mediocre service”
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Melia Bilbao
Ranked #11 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Hotel is near a lovely park and on walkable distance of the Bellas Artes and Guggenheim museum. Easy and nice to get to the shopping streets and bars/restaurants. Great rooms as a nice accomodation for a stay in a wonderful city. Staff is helpful, but general service is slow. Large queues wat the reception when arriving and slow handling. Prepaid parking for 2 days, but had to register again on the 2nd day. Poor access with WIFI.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We spent 1 night during our trip from France to Spain. The hotel is very nice from inside, clean and modern. Our 2 bedrooms were in line with our expectations and the hotel claimed standing. The swimming pool is very pleasant (and warm) though a bit "old" compared to the rest of the hotel. Breakfast was fantastic and employees were very helpful and smiling. The hotel location is just great, close to the city center and the Guggenheim museum. A bit of noise from the tramway line next to the hotel, but did not really disturb our sleep...

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Thank sebastien a
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

The Melia Bilbao is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking to explore the city of Bilbao.
It is located on the tram route so it is very easy to get to from the bus station and should you wish to take the tram to the Guggenheim it is a stop away (the walk is easy).
The hotel is situated in parkland with the river directly in front, again providing great places to either explore or just chill ...
As has been mentioned in other reviews there is also a shopping center across the road and the new centre of Bilbao is 10 minutes away and the old center is a tram ride away.
The hotel is spacious, the lobby is open to the top floor, so those who suffer from vertigo might wish to look elsewhere ... We had a great room, spacious clean and just fantastic in terms of the little touches that make the difference.
The rate we paid included breakfast and by breakfast we are not talking a couple of stale bread rolls and a couple of slices of chorizo ... This was a fantastic buffet with just about anything you could wish for.
We will be back to visit Bilbao and this is where we would stay without hesitation.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

excellent location! its only few minutes walk to the famous guggenheim museum. theres tram right outside of the hotel which would take you to the old town with amazing food. Great large room with views over the river & hills. huge and beautiful room

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Verbian
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

This modern hotel is a quick 6 minute walk to the Guggenheim Museum. This is an indoor shopping mall across the street with a large public park on the opposite side. You're a quick walk from downtown Bilbao. Breakfast buffet is awesome! Very helpful staff. Our one dinner in the hotel restaurant was quite good as well. Highly recommended from an experienced husband and wife travel couple!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Big 5*-hotel close to and the Guggenheim and the old city and the typical bask restaurants. If you have vertigo, ask for a room on lower floors. The lobby and elevators are open space and if your room is on 8th floor or higher, it can give you a strange feeling. Cheap public carpark 300m away (only 12,9€/24hrs instead of 24€ in hotel). Plenty of good and cheap breakfast facilities close to hotel.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Filip V
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

This hotel is architecturally stunning. The rooms are spacious and the breakfast scrumptious. In all ways a first class hotel. If you are staying in Bilbao this is where I recommend you stay. Myosin can easily get to the old part of the city via the tram. It is quieter to stay at the Melia and close to the art museums.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Melia Bilbao

Address: Lehendakari Leizaola 29, 48001 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 ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#5 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#10 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range: £66 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Bilbao 5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heart of bussines and cultural area, on banks of Nervion River-Contemporary, sophisticated guestrooms - 4 blocks to Guggenheim. The wellness center (swimming pool, sauna and Gym) will be closed for maintenance and cleaning from next October 30 and for a period of approximately one month. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Melia Bilbao Hotel Bilbao
Sheraton Bilbao
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