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“Fine practical choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Ibis Bilbao Centro
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   c/ General Concha 28, 48010 Bilbao, Spain (Abando)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fine practical choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This was a standard modern chain hotel. Normally I would be looking for something with more character. However, I booked the night before and was after a convenient and affordable hotel with wifi and a bar! For 62 Euros this fit the bill. I am not proud of the fact that I only planned one night in Bilbao and it is clearly a place I would like to return to absorb the culture a bit more. However my sole purpose was to stop over a night to see the Guggenheim on my way from Barcelona to the ferry in Santander. This Ibis, ticked all the boxes. It was pouring rain the day I was in Bilbao. I discarded any options other than taxis. It was about 5 euros to the hotel; there is a cab stand right across the street from the hotel and it was about 5 euros to the Guggenhiem and then back. I had a lovely hot shower on my return; enjoyed some drinks in the hotel bar and had a lovely stew in the restaurant before I got a good nights sleep and took a cab for about 6 euros to the bus station to take the bust to Santander to catch a ferry.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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14 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I drove across to Bilbao from Alicante last week and we decided to have a mini-break in the city before catching the ferry to Portsmouth. The hotel was unbelieveable value, with precisely what we needed, secure (under the hotel) parking at 10E a night, a boutique hotel room with all you need, bang in the city centre, I think we paid about 48E/night incl breakfast, which was more than adequate. In addition, we had one of the rooms they let for taking a dog in with us, not any different to the others from what we could see, although we did pay 15E/night for this. Bilbao itself is a nice enough city, although I much preferred San Sebastian when we were there in July, although this was probably biased because we were there in the height of Summer. An excellent stop over hotel for a few days break.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a standard Iibis hotel so you know what you get. It is like many others good value for your money. The rooms are comfortable and surprisingly quiet especially when your window is facing the courtyard. We didn't bother to eat breakfast in the hotel because there are plenty of very nice coffee bars around. Just cross the next street and you will have good coffee together with plenty of nice pintxos. Further there are plenty of restaurants and shops around so getting something to eat or shopping is made easy. Within an acceptable walking distance you will be in the very center of the town and the Guggenheim or the old center aren't far away either.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

My OH, son and I took the bus from Bilbao airport to the Plaza Moyua and then walked to the hotel. The Ibis is within walking distance to all the tourist sights. The only time we used the Credittrans card was to take the metro to visit the Hanging bridge, pay for the funicular and the bus back to the airport.
We stayed at the Ibis for 4 nights. The hotel is clean and the staff very helpful. We ate at the cafés near the hotel for breakfast. Son really loved the fresh orange juice!

The hotel is in a good location and value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My third visit to this hotel. Unfortunately standards are slipping. In an effort to no doubt enhance customer experience the tea and coffee making facilities have been removed. So have the soft furnishings (why not take the give-away velcro as well guys! Waiting for 20 minutes at reception after a 7 hour drive whilst the one receptionist spent time explaining to a guest how to get wifi just didn't go down to well.

On a positive note the rooms were clean, excellent showers, secure parking and good location are too it's advantage.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ibis Bilbao Centro

Address: c/ General Concha 28, 48010 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao > Abando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Bilbao
#10 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#10 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Bilbao Centro 1*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Bilbao Centro is located right in the heart of the city, 10 minutes walk from the historic centre and 5 minutes from pedestrian shopping streets. The famous Guggenheim Museum and the modern area that surrounds it are 10 minutes away on the tram. The hotel offers 152 soundproof, airconditioned rooms. Our Rendez Vous bar is open 24 hours for a snack. The hotel also features two meeting rooms for 15 to 20 people and private undercover pay parking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Accor Bilbao Centro

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