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Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center

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Rio Castanos, 2, 48903 Barakaldo, Spain
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent and even very happy to provide a very late last minute meal as kitchen was closing at the bar. Buffet breakfast fulfilling, plenty of choice. staff very attentive, couldn't ask for anything better. Room would be perfect with just those extra sachets of coffee, only enough for one round, but small criticism to otherwise fantastic spacious room.

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Aalborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK hotel for one or two nights. Nice pool and great breakfast buffet. Very small rooms. And very uncomfortable beds. We didn't sleep very well. The hotel is situated outside the citycenter, so you have to drive or take a bus if you want to visit the Guggenheim Museum.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your views with us and the rest of the Tripadvisor users. With all the reviews we receive we always try to continuously improve our standards. I am happy to read that you valued our buffet breakfast as well as outdoor pool. Regarding the quality of the bed, I am surprised to read... More 

Yate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for one night on our way home from holiday in Andorra. This was exactly what we expected from a Novotel. It was clean tidy and good quality food and room comfort. Ideal one night stop. Would stay here again if in the area.

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

We appreciate you sharing your opinion with us and the Tripadvisor community further to your recent stay in our hotel. We are happy to read that our hotel fulfilled your expectations and valued our cleanliness, food and comfort. We always try to do our best in that sense and highly appreciate when we receive positive comments. Once again thank you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The hotel website claims 10 minutes to the centre of Bilbao. Maybe by car in the quiet hours. The closest metro stop Ansio is already 15-20 minutes by foot away. The metro website shows a pool, but doesn´t mention that it won´t open until you are gone and closes before you are back from work. Not adequate for a business... More 

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

i appreciate you having taken the time to share your feedback further to your recent stay with us and the rest of the Tripadvisor community. We are indeed at 7,5 km from Bilbao City Center which is 10-15 minutes in normal traffic hours by car. Regarding the Metro Station is at slightly 1km from the hotel. With respect to the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nightmare to locate wrong postcode.underground car park which was also a pain to locate.restaurant food was minuscule,three slices of pork loin 1/4 inch thick and two slices of aubergine came to thirteen euros not enough for a child.anything else was extras.breakfast was continental,64 euros for room.totally disappointed

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share yur comments with us as they always help us improve on a daily basis. I am sorry to read that you found difficulties to find our hotel due to a wrong postcode. I do not know by which mean you made your reservation, but I have revised the information on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is not a holiday hotel, but excellent for a city visit or for a business stay. Close to the Exhibition Centre and within easy reach of the main city area, the hotel is modern and functional. Check in was fast and friendly. Rooms are quite spacious, clean and well appointed with mini bar, free tea and coffee making facilities... More 

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

We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback further to your recent stay in our hotel with us and the rest of the Tripadvisor Community. We value all comments as they help us improve on a daily basis. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and valued our services and facilities. We are... More 

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