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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 #24 of 43 hotels in Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Peterdk8000 Aarhus
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Aarhus
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Javier G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

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

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stayed only one night and we really liked it. It is very modern, new, nicely decorated, lots of lights and windows. The position for us was perfect, because we could easily park the car and go to the airport from there the next day. People are friendly, food was good, so actually perfect!

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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. Our location is fantastic to connect to the airport, park your car and visit Bilbao, only one tub stop to Old City. We are very, very happy that you really liked our hotel. Thanking you again... More

Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had to stay in Bilbao for business for one night, and tried this hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were attentive to my travel needs and assisted me in every issue. The hotel has its own parking which is excellent when you come in a night flight, and check in late. The facilities are modern and... More

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

Dear guest: Thank you for choosing to stay at the Holiday Inn Bilbao and for leaving your review online. We are delighted to hear you liked our facilities and provided you with attentive service. We hope to serve you again in your next trip to Bilbao. Best regards. Javier Grao Guest Relations Holiday Inn Bilbao More

glasgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I recently spent 4 nights at this hotel. Never again. I was upgraded (at a cost) to an executive room. Sadly this meant the room was bigger and I had a bathrobe but nothing else. The room had dust on many of the surfaces and also on the tea tray. The windows were filthy. The bed linen was not replaced... More

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

Dear kaspoodle, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the cleanliness of your accommodations prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We take all of the reviews we receive very seriously as they allow us to identify areas that may benefit from additional attention. We have shared your comments... More

Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I stayed there for one night and I'm suprised because I have found there better conditions than I expected. First of all it's very pleasure place with friendly staff and it's located near to airport. After when I had had delicious breakfast I could go after professional and quick check-out.

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

Dear Eric R, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent stay. We are so pleased you liked the convenient location of our hotel in the area and the friendliness of our staff. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to improve and continually provide the best experience possible.... More

Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Holiday Inn Bilbao is about a 15-20 minute cab ride from the airport (about 30 Euro). The staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel's location is not in downtown Bilbao, however the Santuxu metro stop is a five minute walk and you are only two stops away from the Guggenheim and Casco Viejo, as well as the Renfe... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#15 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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