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Hotel Rio Bidasoa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nafarroa Behera 1, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain
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Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Hondarribia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
59 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed in room 316 for 5 nights in June 2013, modern spacious room and nice grounds and convenient parking. The staff were helpful. Hondarribia is a nice town and a reasonable alternative to expensive Biarritz a little further north and a good place for exploring areas to the north and south which I did.

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6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is really a three star hotel masquerading as a four-star hotel. One thing that is very impressive is the attitude and helpfulness of the staff, they can't do enough for you. We had taken with us by ferry an off-roader mobility scooter which is quite big. It needs to be kept on charge. The staff let us keep it... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

It's a great drive from Pau in Aquitaine, France to Hondarribia in Spain. The drive across the mountains is exhilarating, and plenty of views to keep your passenger enthralled. The roads in Spain are just as good as their French neighbours are. Why are our roads like a third-world country. I remember Spain during General Franco's time in power, and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

My friend and I stayed at this lovely hotel for a long weekend at the beginning of February and we absolutely loved it. To start with, the first thing that we liked was the location; just a short walking distance to the old town and the "tapas bars". At the arrival, the staff were welcoming, friendly and efficient (they reccommended... More

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ipema, Director General at Hotel Rio Bidasoa, responded to this review

Wow Jane! It´s seems that you´ve enjoyed your stay among us!!! We all really appreciate your comments and hope to welcome you again very soon. Next time you should visit Hondarribia from first of June on our pool and garden will be waiting for you! Thanks a lot! More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Hondarribia is unlike any resort on the Mediterranean. It has an old town centre,lovely seaside promenades, boats galore and France 100metres across the water. Our research suggested we try the Hotel Rio Bidasoa which is a short walk from the sea. It was an unpretentious smallish hotel with nice rooms and a first class restaurant. It was used by local... More

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ipema, Director General at Hotel Rio Bidasoa, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your opinion. We try our best ! More

Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The only thing myself, her indoors or our baby could find to complain about was the lack of mirrors in the room. Vanity aside, great location, great rooms, friendly staff, really clean, pool area immaculate, food and drink reasonable in the cafe area, the restaurant had good offers for daily menu's. Tremendous free apples on every floor too, we couldn't... More

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monica s, Director General at Hotel Rio Bidasoa, responded to this review

I am very pleased to know that you really enjoyed your stay among us. We try to do our best to make everyone feel comfortable when visiting us. We just finished painting and redecorating all the rooms last June and in fact we realised that we had forgotten about mirrors. “That’s our next task to ameliorate the conditions indoors”. We... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Stayed there for a night on the way to San Sebastian. We booked a standard room for around €200. The room was minuscule and reminded me of a clean 2 star hotel I stayed in Copenhagen. Upon protesting over the size of the room we were offered a superior or a suite for an addition fee which we decided to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

For my part disappointing in their conciliatory stance. Did not get the booking dates right from the start causing delays and unessary expenses during the visa application and would take no responsibility for this. This alone brings doubt as to the amability and welcoming of the staff. I was reluctant as to staying there and they made my mind up... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

I had gps rocking and it guided me (ta american military industrial complex) straight to to car park of this super boutique hotel so the only qualm i could have had (tricky to find)was taken out ...Get a gps people! This hotel really impressed me from soup to nuts.Check in was friendly and smooth.The room was big , clean ,... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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101 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We chose to stay here since we wanted to visit both San Sebastian and Biarritz. This hotel was perfect for that and about 25 minutes from each town. We really had no complaints. The room was clean and very simple. It had a Scandinavian feel to it. The grounds were lovely and the town itself was charming. We did not... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Rio Bidasoa

Also Known As:
Rio Bidasoa Hondarribia
Address: Nafarroa Behera 1, 20280 Hondarribia, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Guipuzcoa Province > Hondarribia
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Hondarribia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rio Bidasoa 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Río Bidasoa Hotel is an establishment where everything is thought for our guests' calm and comfort. Surrounded by a cared garden with car park and swimming pool, is the perfect accommodation for those who want to enjoy a pleasant stay in Hondarribia.All our services fulfils accessibility regulations.The restaurant is a quiet and pleasant place to enjoy good cuisine. ... more   less 
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