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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went for one night looks nice from pictures. Public space is nice and modern rooms are classic and small. Nice pool MUST wear swim cap to go into pool, No drinks allowed in pool. Pool situated on main road so noisy. Booked hotel because of gym. But what they do not list of mobile app is that gym you have... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 6 nights with 2 kids. One of the best holiday inns I have been in for last 10 years. Very nice open plan lobby restaurant, bar area. Large rooms clean and very good beds. Nice new swimming pool, also used by metropolitan fitness which is below hotel. Very good quality fresh food, breakfast also very good. We ate... More

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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights while visiting Bilbao. WhatsGood: Rooms are beautiful and quite large. Everything seems new or renovated. Large outdoor swimming pool. Located really close to the metro station Santutxu (which takes u to old town (casco viejo) in 1 stop. (See down for metro info) WhatsBad: 1°housekeeping: There were a few long black hairs in our suite... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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 4 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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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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