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Hotel Abando

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Colon de Larreategui 9, 48001 Bilbao, Spain (Abando)
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Ranked #19 of 43 hotels in Bilbao
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The customer service is really lacking when the front desk guy(Fernando) ignores you when u want to check in. He also felt the need to tell us it was IMPOSSIBLE to get bull fight tickets and discouraged us from even trying or giving us info when it turned out we could order them online or by phone, and the event... More

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Gloucestershire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for one night here and it was perfectly adequate for what we needed. The room was spacious and clean and there was a large en-suite bathroom with toiletries. Safe underground parking and friendly staff made this a good choice. Location was good too, close to Bilbao old town, bars and restaurants.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were only in Bilbao for 1 night, mainly to visit the Guggenheim museum, so wanted something comfortable but not too pricey. The hotel package came with entrance to the museum and on arrival the reception manager managed to find us a quiet room with good facilities. The hotel is only 10 minutes' walk from the museum and central for... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Comfortable room with good breakfast service. The hotel is only a few minutes walk to the centre of town or the river and the old area of Bilbao, and about 10 minutes to the Guggenheim cultural centre.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A friend and I stayed one night in this hotel while we were touring around Spain. The room was lovely, well appointed and comfortable. It was a short walk to the Guggenheim Bilbao, as well as several of the other nice museums. A short walk in another direction took us to the old part of the city, although we found... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed there for a night while walking the Camino del Norte and it was great. A nice bit of luxury to rest after a tough week of walking. The staff were great and it was a great location from which to explore bilbao.

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Wetumpka, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Prime location, clean, pleasant staff, and reserved parking. That said, I place high value on two things during a hotel stay: sleep and access to wifi (for planning activities). Sleep was decent; street noise into the morning hours, the room was hot despite single digit temps outside, and the beds were more something you'd expect to find in a prison... More

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SilviaVO, Director of Sales at Hotel Abando, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, which it will be registered for our continued improvement process. More

Joensuu, Finland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The best possible location in Bilbao, close to all. Breakfast is very good as well as the room furnishings. We lived on the fourth floor, our room such as a neighboring room mattresses really hard. Poor sound insulation, from neighboring rooms can heard almost everything .... Not a four-star ranking, max. 3 1/2.

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SilviaVO, Director of Sales at Hotel Abando, responded to this review

Dear Jari v, Thank you for your words. Your opinion will be registered for our continued improvement process. We look forward to seeing you soon again. More

Eskisehir, Turkey
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88 reviews 88 reviews
62 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Warmly greeted when I arrived, same goes on checkout.the hotel is situated near a beautiful square / garden surround by lots of pintox bars.Although it can get boisterous at nt the hotel rooms seem to be well insulated.Some guests had complained about the high price of breakfast....as my booking was on room basis only I opted out to go continental... More

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SilviaVO, Director of Sales at Hotel Abando, responded to this review

Dear csant, Thank you very much for your opinion and for having chosen Hotel Abando for your stay in Bilbao. We are pleased you had a wonderful time in Bilbao. We look forward to seening you soon again. More

Targoviste, Romania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very good hotel placed in a convenient location, close to almost every touristic atraction in Bilbao. Very clean rooms, good european breakfast, fast check-in and out. Prices OK. The receptionists very kind and helpfull with all the clients. A minus for the hotel underground parking fee (it could be cheaper).

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Thank you for your opinion and for having chosen Hotel Abando for your stay in Bilbao. We look forward to seeing you soon again. More

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Address: Colon de Larreategui 9, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao > Abando
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Abando 4*
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#14 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
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