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Hotel Holiday Inn Bilbao

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Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, 48006 Bilbao, Spain (Formerly Hotel Avenida)
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Harrogate
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights whilst attending the BBK festival, it is a little out of town, but is a nice walk down hill to get to the old town, there is a metro stop just around the corner if you don't fancy the walk back up. The reception staff were excellent as were all the other staff. The... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first impression of the Hotel was that of a chain and very much on the edge of town - an advantage if you are in a car as the City centre is not easy and parking difficult. We were located at the Hotel for two nights afterr our flights were cancelled due to the French Air Traffic Controllers Strike.... More 

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Blaydon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A typical Holiday Inn. Very new, well furnished and very comfortable. Staff were charming, friendly and very helpful. There is underground parking which is quite expensive and access a little tight. A good breakfast and dinner reasonable. Televisions everywhere in the lounge area-difficult to escape from. A 10/15 minute walk to the city centre. This is a great hotel.

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

Thank you so much for your review Sir John, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. And specially your comments about our staff,  it's something our staff takes great pride in. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, More 

Manila
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a busy hotel with lots of locals using it as a fitness center. - Feels more like a fitness center than a hotel. - Busy ground floor with fitness center guests hanging out. - Hotel Guest feel secondary - Parking is full because it is the same one being used by the fitness center. - the location is... More 

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

Dear puffy91, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your stay. I was concerned to see that you were not impressed with our property particularly with the parking situation, location and with our staff service. I would like to apologize for any inconvenience these issues may have caused you during your stay. Rest assured, we have... More 

London
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first impression on arrival is of the spacious lobby, lounge and bar area. It is modern and stylishly furnished and feels much superior to a traditional Holiday Inn. I had booked a superior room and was impressed with the room - particularly the large bathroom with a good rain-shower. It was slightly annoying that there were no Do Not... More 

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Thank LondonIsis
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The relative new holiday inn hotel is on the border of Bilbao, but only 11 km from the airport. The fitness is too class incl pool. The loung is inviting to relax. Rooms are functional. Excellent business hotel. Only for real bilbao visit you may choose something closer to center. Even so in 30 mins walk you can reach it

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Englewood, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spending 2 nights at the Holiday Inn while sightseeing in Bilbao. We often stay at Holiday Inns, especially in the USA because of their fairly consistent standards. You know what to expect and we usually get what we expect. The Holiday Inn in Bilbao is no exception. Very helpful staff who are well trained. Decent sized clean bedroom and bathroom... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the most modern hotels in which I stayed in Spain. The room was fantastic and the bathroom was ultra modern. However the location is dreadful and the staff on reception could do with some training in how to be friendly. They were the most unpleasant I have ever met.

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Scotland
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44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed 2 nights here on a business trip and found this to be an extremely average hotel in a poor location. The breakfast buffet was adequate and the lobby area had obviously had a makeover rendering it bright, light and functional but the rooms were poorly soundproofed, flimsy and depressing. The bathrooms were ok though - obviously recently re-fitted... More 

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

Dear Funky_travel_junky, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at our hotel. While we appreciate your fair ratings for the level of service our hotel staff members were able to render including the over all layout of our hotel rooms, It is regrettable to learn that you only found our hotel to be at its average... More 

Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything is good about this hotel except the location. There is nothing close by. No decent restaurants unless you take the metro to Viejo Casco. Great hotel if you don't plan on leaving the premises. Caters to a business crowd. I wouldn't recommend it for tourists at all. Pros: nice rooms, great breakfast, decent bar area, well decorated, staff is... More 

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

Dear pnkln26, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your insights. I am glad to know that you found our rooms and staff very commendable and that you enjoyed the breakfast selection. However, I understand that the property's location did not work for your travel needs. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Once again,... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: $83 - $125 (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:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
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