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Melia Bilbao

#4 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
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Lehendakari Leizaola 29, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here for two nights whilst on business near Bilbao, in summary this is an extremely impressive hotel. The reception area first of all is stunningly designed and check in was extremely quick and easy. My room on the 7th floor was superb! Well styled, very inviting and comfortable with some great decor, a comfortable bed and a marble... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

large bedrooms and some have a great view of the river and Guggenheim museum. Next to a shopping mall with great shops, supermarket and some food. Always nice to return to hotel because the orange gives out a warm, inviting glow and feels relaxing. Good breakfast.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location on the river and a mere 5-10 minutes walk from the Guggenheim. The old town is about 20 minutes away (if you walk along the river it's a delightful trip) so it's a terrific location. The rooms are fantastic and a great size and the bed is HUGE. The blinds are amazing and... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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99 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has location, location and location. Situated almost on the river, a 10 minute walk from the Guggenheim museum and has a shopping centre opposite. For those who like walking, the old town is a 25 minute walk. The staff were extremely helpful in explaining sites to see and where to go. Parking at 24 Euro/night is a bit... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this place for three reasons: the location, the restaurant and the architecture. For the most part it did not disappoint: ideally located by the river, walking distance to the Guggenheim, great views, the Melia itself is beautifully modern, and a pleasure to look at from outside and inside. The restaurant, Aizian, I've reviewed separately and that was a... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at reception were very efficient and helpful on arrival and departure. The open-plan style of the building makes it feel quite spacious. I ate rather briefly in the Q Lounge. I notice that the menu for the main restaurant is clearly displayed but there is little to advertise food in the bar/snack area. I thought it was limited... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic hotel to explore the city. Location was great and within walking distance to many sites and tons of restaurants and bars. The service is fast, efficient and they were very helpful. Room was huge and clean with all the amenities. Expansive view of the city was wonderful with big windows. Strong wifi and a really nice breakfast, as well.... More 

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San Jose, Spain
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Melia just after Christmas, the hotel is next to a park in the newer part of Bilbao, directly in front of a large shopping centre. The cleanliness was second to none, the beds very comfortable ,although a little small (my partner is 6ft 8). The breakfast was great lots of choice , although I would recommend... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the final leg of our train journey through Spain, we arrived in Bilbao following a trip through stunning Cantabrian countryside, with the Pyrenees on one side, from the arid plains of Zaragoza to the verdant green surroundings of this Basque city. The station is a grand gateway to this stunning both historic & modern city. The Meliá Bilbao is... More 

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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed for 1 night here so I can visit Guggenheim museum which is about 15-20 minutes walk from the hotel. The building is unassuming and the entrance quite hidden up a flight of stairs , I didn't find it at first even though the taxi parked in front of it! The lobby is quite dimly lit and not as... More 

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