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Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao

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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from two nights staying at this hotel. We got a bus from the airport to the bus station for €1:50 then picked up the metro o/s the bus station "San Mames" to "Santuxu" which is a five minute walk to the hotel and again cheap at €1:50. Travel time 30-40 minutes in total from the airport. The hotel... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the first time we stepped in to the hotel foyer - it was like "wow" We spent 4 nights and apart from the weather, everything had been up to ihg standard. Big, spacious rooms, clean and modern- WiFi can be an issue. We had bad connections lots of times, maybe it was to with the weather. Hotel staff friendly... More 

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Itziar O, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of our hotel on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that had an overall enjoyable stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Bilbao. Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you back. All the best, More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is your typical Holiday Inn, well located near the metro to get you to the Guggenheim and the Casco Viejo. It is clean and the staff friendly. My major problem is there are no drawers to unpack your foldable clothes -- you can hang clothes but the rest you live out of your suitcase. Also the shower is difficult... More 

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Itziar O, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear Mariateri. Thank you for your recent review of our hotel on Tripadvisor! We are glad to read that you had a happy time with us. we want to provide our guests with the outstanding experience they deserve. Therefore, please contact prior to your next stay with any special requirements so we can ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Thank... More 

Pune, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The foremost advantage being the distance.....its hardly 2 minute drive from the airport. Shuttle service is quick & has good frequency. Breakfast is good enough. Service & food quality excellent. Quite cordial & jolly staff.

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Itziar O, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your nice feedback and the time expent on it. It has been a pleasure having you as our guest. We are glad that you could enjoy your stay with us and that you felt identified with Holiday Inn Bilbao. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Best regards More 

San Francisco, California
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48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very modern and the rooms were well lit with super comfortable beds. Terrific value, but you need to figure 17 euros per night for parking. The dining area is very casual with an open floor plan.

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was bustling all 3 nights we visited. We enjoyed our room (though it got a bit noisy a few times from street noise and other rooms). The breakfast buffet was very nice for 13 euros. Our room and the hotel in general was clean with the exception of the hallway on the 5th floor. I cannot vouch for... More 

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Holiday Inn with my 2 kids (ages 20 and 14) for 3 nights at the end of August so we could visit family and see the Bilbao v Barcelona match at San Mames stadium. We checked in at 10.30 which was great because we had been travelling since the early hours. Internet was excellent which was important... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, well kept, staff were neither friendly or unfriendly. Wifi in room was non existent! Pool area was lovely....once you have take off your trainers, put on flip flops or walk in bare feet, have a freezing cold shower, get your room number checked.....only then are you allowed the pool.....and there is no bar area here either, very sterile atmosphere.... More 

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear Tallgingerguy, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We certainly do our utmost to make your stay comfortable and pleasant, so we are very pleased to note that you found our pool facility lovely. However, we regret to read that the lack of WiFi connection and the friendliness of our staff fell below your expectations. Your... More 

New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived hotel late no rooms are available and management didn't care about guest's prerequisite. End up in noisy room. Breakfast was not great for the price. Only positive thing was close to metro and to old town to visit Magnificent Guggenheim museum.

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Thank Drmaing
IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao, responded to this review

Dear Drmaing, Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that you did not fully enjoy your time in our hotel. We take comments such as these very seriously and would like to follow up with you. I have sent you a private message in an effort to obtain more information. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

The rooms are nice and big. Cool pool outside! It's not too deep but it doesn't have a shallow end either - bring a float. Great bar and good location. Friendly staff all around! Had a nice time here. 10/10 would recommend for a nice relaxing vacation :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
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  • Pool
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holiday Inn Bilbao is a modern and renovated hotel with all facilities to enjoy a pleasant stay at Bilbao. Located next to the basilica of Begoña, the hotel is close to the main touristic sighs of Bilbao: few minutes walking from monuments as prominent as the Arriaga theater, Ribera market or the Santiago's cathedral. The hotel features the Metropolitan Club, more than 4,500 m2 o sport facilities (including fitness room, spa, cycling room and heated pool). Fitness access has an extra cost of 12 euros per person and day. Spa and heated pool access has an extra cost of20 euros per person and day (swimming cap, towel and flip flops are mandatory). On summer the hotel open the outdoor pool with free access for all hotel guests. Ask about "Kids eat and stay free" program at the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao

Address: Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, 48006 Bilbao, Spain (Formerly Hotel Avenida)
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Price Range: $73 - $142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao 4*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Avenida Hotel Bilbao
Barcelo Hotel Avenida
Barcelo Hotel Bilbao
Hotel Style:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
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