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Tryp Arenal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Los Fueros, 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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Ranked #13 of 43 hotels in Bilbao
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at this hotel after a really long day travelling. The staff were very friendly, the room was clean and bed very comfortable. Parking was an issue but if you can speak a little Spanish and book with the hotel in advance then it can be fine. The parking attendants are really helpful even with my broken Spanish. I... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the half-way point of our week-long trip through France and Spain for my other half's big birthday (don't ask). I wanted to push the boat out a little and spend more than usual to make it a real treat. The initial wow factor was there, the room was spacious, and airy. We were a little taken aback that... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Ianedin, Firstly, I would like to thank you for choosing to stay in our hotel whilst visiting our city. I am grateful to you for your comments via Tripadvisor, as we wish very much to meet all of our customers’ expectations. I bitterly regret the inconveniences we have caused. We wish to let you know that we will be... More

LONDON
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in June 2014 very centrally located near all the sights, but as one would expect from a main road location the road noise was irritating, doors slamming around floor very loud. Staff on reception friendly & helpful. Breakfast which was included was a bit limited, male waiting staff bordering on rude. Would not stay... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello GTO52, We are sorry that your perception has been negative this time and we would like to tell you that we work every day to maintain a spirit of teamwork and always give a close traetment to our passionate travelers Every comment we receive is invaluable for us and I would like to tell you that all the reviews... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

First impression ar reception makes you feel fear, as it mostly unwelcoming. But staff is friendly and rooms are big and clean, bathroom is ok. Keep in mind that it is a three star hotel. Breakfast poor, but cheap. Location perfect to explore Bilbao. Overall, great value for money.

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Joaquin M.; I would like to start off thanking you for your nice words! We really like to take advantage of these opportunities to greet you once again and thank you for keeping counting on us! By the way, we have new recomendations and secret places that other travelers have shared with us and we look forward to your... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

You get great value for your money. The staff is very friendly, the bar downstairs is full with locals and you can take everything to your room. The location itself is not the most quiet but you are in the centre if things and it feels good to leave the door open and listen to the city. The free internet... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Janold! There is no better way to start the day reading these comments These comments encourage us to continue carrying out our daily work and provide our passionate travelers visiting the city, unforgettable experiences Regards, Luis Torrico General Manager. More

Falkirk
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hotel is perfectly located for exploring the city of the Bilbao, next to the river between the old and new towns. We arrived on a Thursday afternoon and we were given a room on the third floor overlooking the Arriaga Theatre. The room was a reasonably sized and a little sparely furnished. The room and the bathroom were both... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Biglighty; Thanks for your comments!!! We look forward to your next visit to Tryp Bilbao Arenal, where we hope you will enjoy our breakfast, now expanded and with new products, really appetizing. Luis Torrico Director More

Lincoln UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Very convenient location, just as other reviewers have mentioned, but its location does mean it gets some street and traffic noise. Very professional, helpful and friendly staff, very good housekeeping. Breakfast a bit limited (the only cereal available was corn flakes, for example) but basically just fine - lovely, fresh, good quality croissants, delicious tortilla, wonderful fresh orange juice, staff... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Immlang, On behalf of our entire team, I want to thank you for the nice words that you told us about your stay in Tryp Bilbao Arenal. Thanks!!!!! Luis Torrico General Manager More

Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
32 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Located on the edge of the old town and overlooking the bridge to the new town, this is a superb location. The staff are all very friendly and very helpful. We had a lovely room overlooking the Arenal gardensa and Bilbao river. Right next to the Plaza Nueva with its many bars and restuarants. Handy for Santander and Abando stations... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Stuart, My name es Luis Torrico and I'm general manager at Tryp Bilbao Arenal. Thanks a lot Stuart! We love waking up with these comments. We love to hear you are happy with us. We hope you visit us again soon. Regards, Luis Torrico More

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Excellent hotel in Bilbao, good value of money. Very easy parking access. The staff very kind and helpful, specially Maria-Jose. The mercado is very near to the hotel and is worth a visit there. The square Arenal from my balcony was very nice.

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Varvara85..., Thank you for your opinion!!!! These comments encourage us to continue carrying out our daily work and provide our passionate travelers visiting the city, unforgettable experiences. Thanks!!! Luis Torrico General Manager More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Although booked and paid for months in advance, we arrived to find the hotel nearly sold out. Instead of the room we asked for, we were placed in the attic room. No windows, No elevator and sloped ceilings. The room was well appointed, but why pay for a room facing the town square if this place disregards your reservation. My... More

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Luis T, Director General at Tryp Arenal Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Ted C, We are sorry that your perception has been negative this time and we would like to tell you that we work every day to maintain a spirit of teamwork and always give a close traetment to our passionate travelers. Regards, Luis Torrico General Manager More

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Address: Los Fueros, 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tryp Arenal Hotel 3*
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Also Known As:
Sol Melia Bilbao
Sol Melia Arenal Hotel

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
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