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Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, 48006 Bilbao, Spain (Formerly Hotel Avenida)
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Ranked #25 of 43 hotels in Bilbao
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed two nights having booked through Expedia and it proved an excellent choice and great value for money. The room was large, with a comfortable bed and huge shower room (no bath). The staff were friendly, courteous and very helpful. Breakfast had lots of choice in terms of cereals, fruits, breads hot savouries including bacon etc. and freshly made... More

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here using IHG points and upgraded to a Junior Suite. Very spacious with a huge bed. Hotel is new and has a modern feel. Staff were extremely helpful, especially Carmen on reception. Breakfast was standard Holiday Inn fare on the continent. Hotel is close to the Metro and only 3 stops to the Guggenheim Museum.

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of nights in April. Service was efficient. Room was clean. Fell in love with the city of Bilboa. Great place for a visit. Looking forward to going back. Lots to see and do in the city. The old waiter is defiantly worth a visit for lunch, shopping or on the evening to do some people watching...just sit... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Bilbao and I must say I was pleasantly surprised! The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The Breakfast was of very good quality and not expensive at all, I even decided to have lunch (I recommend the Tuna). A large outdoor pool is available for the Guests and the city centre... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say that It looks better than in the past with usefull hall. I had a small issue and receptionist solve it very fast and in more than a correct way. I was not expecting any special service and I have to say It was on target of All Holiday Inn. Probably people not visit this kind of... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear qscofr1, Thank you for providing us with a very considerate review and for staying with us. We strive to provide our guests with an extraordinary experience and we are pleased to have the opportunity to do that for you during your visit with us. We truly appreciate your comments regarding our staff as we pride ourselves on excellent customer... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Holiday Inn, Bilbao, is within walking distance from the old part of the city; 15 minutes to the old city, but 25 minutes from the old city, because the route is very steep! The room was good, but had a very sterile look, with artificial tree on both walls and floor. Very clean and a good bathroom. Wifi was included... More

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Modena, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Classic Holiday Inn standards with modern décor. Efficient service and friendly personal. Spacious contemporary rooms with all necessary amenities. Easy access by car (including private paid parking) and walking distance to metro (5min). Only one stop from the “old town” epicenter and three stops from the Guggenheim museum. Nice outdoor swimming pool but a bit too close to the road... More

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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very comfortable spacious beautiful big room, tea and coffee facilities, big nice bathroom, extremely friendly staff (Reception staff were very kind and helpful acting as tourist information very happily), nice bar. Due to the one way system we could see the hotel but not get to it in spite of having printed a map of Google Map but we got... More

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Columbus, OH
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76 reviews 76 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was apprehensive of staying here because of some of the other reviews. But, seeing that some of those reviews were a couple of years old I decided to give it a try. I arrived early, 11:00 AM, and asked what time I could check in...the gentleman at the desk was very nice and gave me a room immediately. He... More

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Javier G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. It’s always a pleasure to read when a guest has enjoyed his stay with us. We are very happy that you really liked our hotel. It is our aim to provide our guests the warm and hospitality through our facilities and services. Thanking you again for your time and your comments.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed here a couple of nights for a flying visit to Bilbao, great city and nearby coastline, we liked Northern Spain almost as much as Southern. Hotel staff extremely helpful and polite, hotel being improved but found it modern, clean and comfortable the only negative was that the room was a bit tired, needed a bit of tlc.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am glad that you liked the city of Bilbao and appreciate that you mentioning that our hotel staff is extremely helpful and polite. I hope to welcome you back sometime soon Kind regards, Javier Grao Guest Relations Holiday Inn Bilbao More

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Address: Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, 48006 Bilbao, Spain (Formerly Hotel Avenida)
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao 4*
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Avenida Hotel Bilbao
Barcelo Hotel Avenida
Barcelo Hotel Bilbao

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Holiday Inn Bilbao is an attractive hotel with all the services to enjoy a pleasant stay in Bilbao. Located next to the Basilica of Begona, the hotel has easy access to historical city centre and the most important monuments of Bilbao like the Arriaga theatre or the Cathedral of Santiago. In addition, the hotel is near the major business centres of the city as the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC) or the airport. ... more   less 
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