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“Very good, modern hotel close to The Guggenheim”

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NH Collection Ria de Bilbao
Ranked #4 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
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Perth, Australia
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“Very good, modern hotel close to The Guggenheim”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We visited Bilbao primarily to go to The Guggenheim, so wanted a hotel that was close by. The Hesperia is on the other side of the river, but is an easy 10 minute walk away from the museum, and we manage to get around everywhere else we wanted to go to on foot.

The hotel is only a few years old, and the design is clean and modern, a bit trendy, but comfortable and welcoming too. Our rooms were good, not huge, but clean, comfortable and quiet, and the wi-fi signal ok.

We did not eat in the hotel, but the service in the bar was efficient and friendly.

Good value hotel with nice staff and comfortable rooms. Recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Abergele, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Just returned from a weeks holiday at this hotel. If I were to use 1 word to describe our experience it would be FANTASTIC. Our room was a suite on the 6th floor which gave us all the space we needed as a family, very clean and excellent comfy beds. The range of food and drinks were great and excellent value for money. But what made the hotel visit the best was its friendly and helpful staff who were always on hand. I would highly recommend this hotel to others and would defiantly return for another visit.

Room Tip: Worth paying extra for a front room if views are important to you.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Hinnerup, Denmark
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We have just spent 10 fantastic days at this hotel.
The wedding we Were invited to Was also Heald here at the hotel ,the whole experiance was beyond our expectations ,everything from the staff at recepetion to the waiters and bar staff Were so kind and friendly.
The food was perfect in every way (great breakfast buffet, snacks and tapas in the bar and a.la carte in the restaurant as well as the wonderfull menu for the wedding ).
We had a junior suite With an extra room(2 adults and 4 kids)
Great beds and the views just great to wake up to each morning.
Very clean and tidy hotel housekeeping very helpfull to.

Room Tip: Book a room With the view it worth it
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

1. Great location - almost opposite the magnificent Frank Gehry Guggenheim. Easy to get in and out of Bilbao.

2. Rooms - basic and a little like an IKEA show room. That said it was clean and the beds comfortable.

3. Breakfast - best value at €12 per person. Provided guests with great coffee and ample choice.

4. Reception - young staff were a pleasure to deal with. The elder members were great once you engaged with them but otherwise a little grumpy.

I will probably return but might seek out alternatives.

Stayed July 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We visited this hotel to go to BBK festival (taxi journey away-around 12 euro). I am assuming that is why we paid through the nose. Location was good-walking distance to city centre, 5 minutes from the bus station and within walking distance of the Guggenheim museum. Wifi is so weak there is no point in having it in the hotel. Printing facilities in the reception are handy though. Our friends highly recommend the breakfast which is reasonably priced if you book the night before.
The staff were friendly,the rooms clean and there was air con. Our friends room on the 3rd floor was far nicer than ours (305) so perhaps request that you are not on the ground floor where we were.
Room service was fine if a little cold. Overall a bit underwhelmed by the hotel but if the price is right I would certainly recommend.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

We arrived about 10pm and received a lovely welcome from very helpful staff. If you book breakfast the night before it only costs 11 euros and was well worth it: excellent buffet. Bar food in evening (ham and cheese plate) was superb. Loved the room: so spacious, comfortable bed with gorgeous orange scented toiletries. In the morning we went to the Guggenheim which was a short walk away. Not to be missed!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Good hotel, rooms were quite spacy and the staff is courteous. Hotel has a garage below and has a broad ramp (have that seen differently). Breakfast is good enough, not exceptional. WiFi is available in the rooms themselves.Hotel is located at walking distance to Guggenheim.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: NH Collection Ria de Bilbao
Address: Campo Volantin, 28, 48007 Bilbao, Spain (Formerly Hesperia Bilbao)
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Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Castaños
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#4 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#11 Family Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Collection Ria de Bilbao 4*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combining avant-garde design with a superb location across from the Guggenheim, the newly-built Hesperia Bilbao is a luxury hotel just 200 meters from the main shopping area. ... more   less 
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