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Petit Palace Arana

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Bidebarrieta 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain (Bilbo Zaharra)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of its excellent location on the edge of the old quarters in Bilbao and opposite to the main theatre, this hotel was a great disappointment. A century-old, refurbished building with all the drawbacks inherent to such situations, this is - no doubt - one of the worst hotels I have been to in all my life and I've... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive modern hotel is in an excellent location on the edge of the old town and next to the beautiful theatre. The room I stayed in looked out at the theatre and was spacious, clean, comfortable and well sound-proofed. The staff were exceptional. I arrived, without a booking, after midnight, following a mix-up with another hotel reservation. The man... More

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PetitBio, Gerente at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear guest, We would like to thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Petit Palace Arana. We are glad we have exceeded your expectations and fully enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Yours sincerily, Karmele Abarrategui More

Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This hotel is perhaps two hundred yards from the train station, across the river. It is a small property, and the ground floor elevator only goes up one floor, necessitating a change to another elevator that goes the rooms. The rooms are fine, clean, and well equipped. The breakfast room is in the attic and rather cramped and crowded, but... More

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Estimado Cliente Quisiera agradecerle que haya compartido con otros usuarios su experiencia en el Petit Palace Arana , así como... More

Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The hotel is very well located, the rooms are clean and the breakfast ok. However the downside of this hotel is that there is no parking available (there is a paid one two blocks from the hotel) and also it is very tough to reach the hotel by car. The bathroom is very narrow, it looks like a corridor.

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Estimado cliente. En primer lugar, queremos agradecerle sus comentarios y el tiempo que ha empleado en escribirlos . Su opinión... More

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Super choice for a reasonably-priced, well-located hotel in Bilbao. Modern rooms with free wi-fi right on the edge of the old town and just about across the street from the river (15-minutes walk to the Guggenheim). The reception staff was very helpful and friendly. We had a family room that was laid out superbly. Bunk beds for the kids with... More

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Sonia L, Gerente at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear guest First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments To us your opinions are very important because they make us to improve our services and facilities. Our main goal is to satisfy our customers, and for this we consider all your comments Once again, we are very thankful for your feedback and we hope to... More

dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed here on a recent trip to Bilbao and on arrival I thought 'what a dump' but by the time I left I came to appreciate the good things about the hotel. Reception staff could not in any be faulted, efficient and friendly, when we were directed to our room on the 4th floor we took the elevator up... More

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PetitBio, Gerente at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear guest First of all, we would like to thank you for your comments. To us your opinions are very important because they make us to improve our services and facilities. Our main goal is to satisfy our customers, and for this we consider all your comments Once again, we are very thankful for your feedback and we hope to... More

London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

stayed here with 10 mates in 10 single rooms on a motorcycle trip, and it was chosen purely on price location and proximity to the ferry. its in a very central location and as a result there was no private parking - the rooms are modern and there is not a lot of sound proofing - but after a few... More

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Well located in the very centre of the old town of Bilbao, this hotel has a modern structure, wifi available all time, friendly staff, clean rooms, comfortable bed. I cannot comment on the breakfast because I didn't have it. it was not included in the rate I had chosen. One thing to note: a lot of noise from corridor and... More

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Like all of the Petit Palace hotels that I've staying in, they're a lot of flash and style, but not great quality. The location of this one is great, but we drove our own car, and getting to it is almost impossible. Narrow, one-way streets, with a street plan that resembles a box of toothpicks dropped on the floor, it... More

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Gourock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in September (apologies for late review!) Firstly Bilbao is a great city to visit; as well as the Guggenheim (a must and better if you order tickets in advance to save queueing) there are lots of other things to do / see. Shops varied and not all touristy, tapas bars, basque food and restaurants are... More

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Isabel R, Online sales department at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear client: Thank you very much for you comment about our Petit Palace Arana Hotel. We are pleased to know that your stay with us met your expectations and that our location and room size were all to your liking. We hope to see you again soon at one of our hotels. Kindest regards. More

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Address: C/ Bidebarrieta 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao > Bilbo Zaharra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Petit Palace Arana 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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The Hotel Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is a boutique hotel situated in Bidebarrieta street opposite Arriaga theater, between the old district and the Ensanche (modern distric). The Petit Palace Arana occupies an emblematic building dating from the nineteen century, being the oldest hotel in Bilbao. Our modern rooms feature flat screen TV (with Satellite TV), hydro-massage shower, air-conditioned/ heating and mini-bar. Some of the rooms have balconies. Located in the heart of the city, in the gastronomic area where you can taste the best pintxos and typical gastronomy. It is situated just few minutes from the Guggenheim Museum and the other Bilbao tourist attractions.Room types •64 stylish rooms.•High-Tech rooms: laptop, exercise bike, trouser press, hydro massage shower and king-size bed.•Family rooms up to 5 people: King-size bed or two beds plus bunk beds. (Baby cots free of charge).•Equipped rooms for pets (bed, feeding and water bowls).•Rooms for disabled people.•Smoking & non smoking rooms ... more   less 
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