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Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center

Rio Castanos, 2, 48903 Barakaldo, Spain
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the fifth time we have stayed at this hotel on our way to the ferry at either Bilbao or Santander. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, the breakfast is good value and we are able to bring our dog with us. A big thumbs up again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

If you have a car this is a very reasonable position to move around, not only to Bilbao ( metro is easy to reach with a fifteen minutes walk and by car easy to reach off peak hours) but to many places in Basque regions and Cantabrua as well. If weather is nice ( which is not always the case... More 

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Thank Cocco D
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is very modern & very clean, my room was on the 5 floor overlooking a green area & with Bilbao Exhibition Centre a 6-7 minutes walk away breakfast cost €9.00 if you booked it the night before , it will cost more if you just turn up without booking Reception staff were very helpful A good stopover

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Crickhowell, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent stay here. Having two children under 6 the play area in the lobby was invaluable. Whilst the hotel is a tube ride away from the centre we enjoyed the relative peace this afforded. We only stayed one night and as a stopover hotel is was excellent. Lovely modern rooms.

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Hendaye, France
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123 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Inside it is the good standard Novotel with comfortable rooms, bathroom with separate shower and bathtub, and convenient working table. Breakfast as expected from the Novotel buffet. On the first view it seems the perfect opition when visiting any exhibition at the nearby BEC exhibition centre. But I didn’t like the location that much after staying there for a couple... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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109 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A business hotel close to Bilbao, friendly staff, and good breakfast. Dinner is ok, but a bit steep in price if you do not go for the proposed menu. Do not understand why music is being played in the hallways on the bedroom floors. Rooms are basic but clean. Plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood. With the Accor deal it... More 

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GMNovotel5218, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to share your comments further to your recent stay in our hotel. We value all guest's reviews as they help us improve on a daily basis. I am glad to read you enjoyed your stay with us, as well as the breakfast and the friendliness of our staff members. I am sorry you... More 

Lymm, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

This hotel is a good but not spectacular option for Bilbao. We managed to fit a family of four with two teenagers into a single room, but we did require a fold down single bed. Found free parking around the back of the hotel, it is tricky to access, so worth having a look at on Google Earth before you... More 

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GMNovotel5218, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review

Thank you for having taken the time to share your opinion with us further to your recent stay at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. All the comments are taken into account in order to keep on improving our services and facilities. We appreciate the feedback and the fact that you found our location to visit Bilbao convenient for your needs. We... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

stayed here for 3 nights. have to disagree with it being difficult to find- traveling towards the ferry port on a8 leave at junction 124, right at first roundabout, right at second roundabout and its on the right opposite a park. easy. the car parking is very secure and the reception staff very welcoming and helpful. if you dont mind... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We stopped overnight before our ferry back to the UK. I'll second what others have said about being a nightmare to find how to get in...we could see it but all one way roads meant we couldn't actually get to it! However it was only 20 mins drive to the ferry port in the morning. Other than that it suited... More 

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Bristol, UK
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89 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We booked this hotel for 4 nights before moving to a holiday home in the Picos de Europa. We chose it for the pool and the price. The price was good and we knew it was outside Bilbao centre. The pool, however, was a disappointment. It was simply too cold to use - even with 25+ temps. The room was... More 

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