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Petit Palace Arana

C/ Bidebarrieta 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A struggle to find as we had a car and couldn't find the car park, it would be helpful to have the name of the closest car park on the confirmation e mail. Because of the unusual 40 degree heat we found the 6 minute walk with baggage from the car to the hotel very hard work. Staff delightful. Shower... More 

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Thank Odile T
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Odile, Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us during your visit to our amazing city. We are delighted to see that you could appreciate the helpful and friendly deal from our staff . We are really proud for the delicious breakfast daily served in our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice hotel with excellent staff. Nice and clean room with view directly to plaza arenal. Breakfast ok, but room dark an crowded. This was compensated by superb service. You really felt welcome with children (we had 3 along). Only issue was with the high bed positioned right under the air on = not used. Windows open instead whit city... More 

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Thank Nils_Lehner
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Nils Thank you for taking the time to share your positive review following your visit to the Petit Palace Arana Hotel. We are more than happy to see that we have meet your expectations making your stay an occasion to remember. Our team take truly care to provide our guests a stay and offer everything they may need to... More 

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94 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located right by the river on the cusp of the old neighborhood, making it an easy place to stay and stroll around Bilbao, this hotel provides comfy rooms and lots of air conditioning. Staff is friendly, and breakfast is absolutely delicious, served on the top floor.

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Karmele A, Gerente at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Julia Many thanks for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback following your recent stay with us at The Petit Palace Arana. I was really pleased that you enjoyed with us and enjoyed the genuine friendly hospitality provided by the great team at the hotel. I was happy to read that you enjoyed your breakfast experience with... More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit. The staff were very informative and spoke English fluently. The hotel is very historic which our family loves. That being said, the rooms are a bit small which was fine with us, we were only there to sleep but for others that may be of concern. The buffet breakfast they offer is superb! I definitely... More 

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Thank smilstead
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear guest. Please, receive our sincere gratitude for your feedback folowing your recent stay with us. We feel really proud for the excellent notes received from your part regarding the excellent location of the Hotel, the quality services offered and the helpful deal of our kind staff. We are delighted to see that the Buffet breakfast could surprise you for... More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is on a great location in Bilbao's Casco Viejo. Plaza Nuevo on a short walking distance with many restaurants. The tram and the subway are also nearby. Our room however was very small and noisy. The breakfast was very good.

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Thank PetervdWetering
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your sincere feedback following your recent stay with us at the Petit Palace Arana. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations in terms of the privileged location of the hotel and most importantly the service you received. Your kind... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first stop on a multi stop trip across the North of Span where we just sent one night We arrived after a 3 hour flight delay somewhat jaded but had a very nice reception. However on arriving at our room we were somewhat underwhelmed. There was a smell of tobacco and the double bed only had access... More 

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Thank Graham958
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Graham, We really thank your interest and time sharing your impressions after your recent stay in Petit Palace ARANA Hotel. We are delighted to know that you could appreciate our excellent location next to the main interesting touristic points affordable in a short walking. The delicious breakfast and the helpful deal of our proffessional team. We work hard everyday... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed at Petit Palace in Bilbao for 4 nights recently, and unfortunately I couldn't get out of there soon enough. For the high price that they charged, the very central location and the pictures on-line, I was expecting so much more. The first impression of the first room I had was that it was dark and dingy; you couldn't... More 

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Thank sabrinadefry
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Sabrina Thank you for taking the time to share your impression following your recent stay at the Petit Palace Arana Hotel. While I wish you had a better experience, it this kind of feedback that we learn from and use to improve. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and apparently in this case we fell short.... More 

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County Kerry, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our very enjoyable visit to Bilbao was truly enhanced by our stay at this hotel. Efficient friendly staff and the fabulous breakfasts were key to the experience. The hotel interior blends old world and new beautifully. Bedroom was clean and comfortable. The breakfast area was thoughtfully designed where the staff were friendly, welcoming and happy to engaged in humorous banter... More 

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Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear guest, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your positive feedback following your recent stay with us at the Petit Palace Arana. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we met your expectations in terms about the excellent location, and most importantly the service you received relating to the cleanness and... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comfortable hotel with an ideal location for seeing the city. Free bicycles available - perfect way to get around. Innumerable bars and restaurants in very close proximity all with irresistible pinxos. Friendly helpful staff. Just the job for a traveller on a budget

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Thank mikedevlin0653
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Mike, First of all we would like to express our gratitude for the time invested sending us your impressions after your last stay with us. We are so happy to know that you could enjoy your stay and the standard of services offered were enough satisfactory. We feel extremely pleased for the excellent assestment related to our location and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my short stay in Bilbao en route to a conference in Santander. Beautiful lively city with good food. Petit Palace is well located in the old town about 10 min walk from the Guggenheim museum and easy walk from the centre of town. The hotel is right next to riverside public space that locals promenade along in the... More 

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Thank Allen C
Sonia L, Director de Recepción at Petit Palace Arana, responded to this review

Dear Allen. We really thank your interest and time sharing your impressions after your recent stay in Petit Palace ARANA Hotel. We are delighted to know that you could appreciate our excellent location next to the main interesting touristic points affordable in a short walking. The delicious breakfast and the helpful deal of our proffessional team. We work hard everyday... More 

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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is a boutique hotel situated in Bidebarrieta street opposite Arriaga theater, between the old district and the Ensanche (modern distric). The Petit Palace Arana occupies an emblematic building dating from the nineteen century, being the oldest hotel in Bilbao. Our modern rooms feature flat screen TV (with Satellite TV), hydro-massage shower, air-conditioned/ heating and mini-bar. Some of the rooms have balconies. Located in the heart of the city, in the gastronomic area where you can taste the best pintxos and typical gastronomy. It is situated just few minutes from the Guggenheim Museum and the other Bilbao tourist attractions.Room types •64 stylish rooms.•High-Tech rooms: laptop, exercise bike, trouser press, hydro massage shower and king-size bed.•Family rooms up to 5 people: King-size bed or two beds plus bunk beds. (Baby cots free of charge).•Equipped rooms for pets (bed, feeding and water bowls).•Rooms for disabled people.•Smoking & non smoking rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about Petit Palace Arana

Address: C/ Bidebarrieta 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Bilbo Zaharra
Price Range: $92 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Petit Palace Arana 3*
Number of rooms: 67
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