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Hotel Sirimiri
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plaza de la Encarnacion, 3, 48006 Bilbao, Spain   |  
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Ranked #20 of 43 hotels in Bilbao
Bruxelles
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15 hotel reviews
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“Good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Sirimiri is very well located next to the old center. Rooms are big and comfortable. Nice big bathroom with window and bathtub. Check out is rather late (12.00) :)
There is a free private parking. Staff is easygoing and very helpful.
I would surely come here again next time in Bilbao.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aquitaine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2010

If you donot want to spend too much money on a hotel, this lovely small family hotel with its kind and helpfull reception is a bargain. Rather big rooms, very clean, renovated bathroom. The hotel is well located in the Atxuri district. We arrived by car from France and had no problem finding it. The entire city is within walking distance, however the Tramstop is around the corner. Very near the famous Pintxos bars and restaurants in the Casco Veijo. Free Secured Parking. We will return to this lovely hotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Fl
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2009

Our only reason to visit Bilbao was the Guggenheim Museum. This hotel is not near the museum and it is in a secluded area that is unsafe and in the middle of a construction area. It's not easy to find, if you blink you'll miss it. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2008

It does the job of offering a clean room and bath, and bed--even had free parking ON SITE. Near the Old City--within walking distance, it was fine. Only drawback was it was the only hotel of about 8 we stayed in--that had lamps so low (only two too) that I couldn't read in the room. But given there was CNN International, que sera.

  • Liked — Location and parking
  • Disliked — Impossible level of light in room--making it impossible to read in room.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

We stayed one night in the Sirimiri, Bilbao - passing through on our way to San Sebastian. The hotel was simple but neat and the gentleman at the front desk was friendly and accommodating.

Our room was also simple and clean and the bathroom was glistening white! Unfortunately, despite there being "no smoking" signs everywhere the entire hotel smelt very strongly of cigarette smoke, including our rooms and the hallways. Perhaps this was a hangover from the days when smoking was permitted in the hotel.

The hotel and surrounding area was beautifully quiet when we went to sleep, however we were woken early the next morning by the construction on block next door. The sound of tractors demolishing concrete was ear shattering and didn't stop until we checked out. The glazing on the hotel windows was very good, but unfortunately not enough to keep this racket out!

There seemed to be very few guests in the hotel the night we stayed (we only saw two other people), however the gentleman on the desk did not think to put us in a room that faced away from the construction site (no noise could be heard from the hotel lobby, perhaps they were unaware of exactly how loud the activity next door was).

I would recommend this hotel if you are a heavy sleeper, or (a lot) later down the line when the construction next door is finished!

Bilbao itself was an amazing city and we wish we had been able to stay a few more days rather than just passing through. It is a visually stunning place with lots of interesting things to do.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2008

My experience at Hotel Sirimiri was a great surprise, considering that it is a 2 star hotel! The hotel is recent and still looks new. Travelled with a group of 6 people and booked 3 rooms (2 doubles and 1 triple) for 1 night on the easter week. Following is a summary of our experience:

1) Location - excellent location at a walking distance from almost everything (Ribera - 1 minute, River - 5 m, Casco Viejo - 1m, Train - 3 m, Guggenheim - 15 m). We were travelling by car but the hotel has parking and there were 2 places for us. The park is small but free;
2) Lobby and Reception - standard for a 2 star hotel, with a small living room. Note that this is a non smoker hotel in public areas. There is just one lift to the upper floors and is enough;
3) Personnel and Service - The personnel were very friendly and helpful! Advised us about restaurants, points of interest and guided us on a Bilbao map;
4) Food - the breakfast was quite poor even for the 3,00 € per adult we paid (Toasts, juice, coffe, milk, tea, butter, some industrial cakery and cereals). The hotel may improve this service (at least other bread, ham and cheese ...)
5) Rooms - Excellent surprise! The rooms were very clean and tiny and there was enough space for 3 people. The extra bed was quite good and the decor was simple but nice. Bathroom was spacious and looks nice as well;
6) Overall opinion - it is impossible to find a similar hotel (even a 3 star) for the same price! Would definitely recommend!

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2007

Hotel Shirimiri is a funny little hotel in the heart of old town Bilbao otherwise known as the "sheep" hotel. It is "funny" in the sense that it is a small operation with quaint odds and ends decorations. Our room was small and poky but there are some expansive elegant rooms available. If you want to experience old town Bilbao then this is a great place to do it from.

  • Liked — the quirkiness
  • Disliked — cramped
  • Stayed June 2007
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Plaza de la Encarnacion, 3, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Vizcaya Province > Bilbao
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 43 hotels in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sirimiri 3*
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