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NH La Avanzada
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leioa
Belmar, New Jersey
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“Great value near Bilbao airport”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Clean,comfortable, helpful accessible. You may be able to park on the street directly in front of the hotel If not there is a parking garage on the same block
This is a great value. You can walk about 15 min to the subway and go directly into down town Bilbao.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We booked the hotel for 3 nights because it was amazing value with no parking problems or costs.

Its not in Bilbao but the public Bizcaya bus stops nearby and does the journey for little cost.

Its a nice looking building and we were very happy to be given a free upgrade to a mini suite but none of the cooking facilites or fridge were working.

The evening meal list in the lift said the Dining Room opened at 8 pm but hadnt opened at 8:30 on our first night. On our last night we were abruptly told at 8:35 pm that it was closed for a private party - this being a holiday weekend in Bilbao other local eating places were booked and the limited room service menu was hardly a compensation.

The Free WIFI signal was close to useless and the voucher system somehow gave me the UEFA website access but nothing else. The wifi server/router is too far from the rooms at the end of the building.

The staff were charming and as helpful as they could be but there is clearly a problem when the Dining Room is closed to guests without prior notice and when the party is only using 25% of the space not to mention the unused curtained off part of the dining room where tables were already set for a function.

Not up to NH standards we have enjoyed elsewhere!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

A great hotel in very good location. Very helpful and friendly reception staff. Good quality, modern and very clean room. Excellent breakfast with superb choice of food. Secure parking under hotel. 20 minute walk to beaches/marina. Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Italy
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174 reviews
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The NH La Avanzada looks like a "design" hotel. The rooms are regular size, but the bathroom is quite small, and the bathroom door is a sliding one, but mechanism was not working that well. Very good bed, abat-jour light coming from the ceiling to allow a better reading: nice. the only minus of the hotel, apart of the small bedrood, was the breakfast lounge: breakfast itself was good as usual at NH, but the lounge design itself was too much essential, and the white lighting made it look a bit weird, sad.
The location is OK if you have a car, but not so good if you don't (as it was with me): the hotel is stuck between a residential area and an expressway, and there are no restaurants around: you'll need to walk at least 20 minutes to get to a bar or any place to have your pintxos or a meal.
Note: a huge shopping mall is located 20 walking minutes away, direction is righthand to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Falkenberg, Sweden
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed here with the family Aug 2010 and Christmas 2012. The hotel is very modern, light and clean and the decor gives a feeling of space. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, it seemed like nothing was too much trouble.The room (double) was average size, not exactly huge but pleasant. Ours looked out over the neighbouring office bulding at the other side of the sreet. Safe and TV were provided. The breakfast was a bit poor of our taste. We have to provide one of our kids with lactos and milk free productst. For a hotel of this size, they could do far better. The location in Getxo, a leafy middle class suburb of Bilbao is, as we already knew, not really central but the hotel is located for us visiting a family close to the hotel. You can walk 15 mins or so and get to the beach, and the local residential area is pleasant enough to go walking in. All in all a recommendable place, but the suburban/coastal location is probably not suitable for those planning to spend much time in the city centre and don't expect a decent breakfast.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Madrid, Spain
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144 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

really nice hotel, modern, new, broad rooms... very light rooms. Breakfast very good, natural orange juice, fruits, cereals, breads, sweets, toats... and so on.
You need consider the distance to Bilbo, because car or taxi is mandatory.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Stayed here oct.2011. The hotel is very modern, light and clean and the decor gives a feeling of space. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, it seemed like nothing was too much trouble.The room (double) was average size, not exactly huge but pleasant. Ours looked out over the neighbouring roads and fields. Safe and TV were provided.There was an inner door which, along with the tight fitting windows, helped isolate the room from noise. Since the corridors are carpeted and have soft furnishings, noise was at a minimum anyway - unlike many hotels I've been in.

The only minor quibble with the room was the bathroom, or rather its door. This is formed by two glass partitions, in our case they were out of true and the bottom parts collided upon closure, leading to small fragments of glass being chipped off. A rather ludicrous design IMO, one of looks over practicality.

The breakfast was a bit poor, a selection of cereals and cold meats and the like, nothing hot except toast. Even the water for the tea was lukewarm. For a hotel of this size, they could do far better. Next door there is a bar/restaurant with a great selection of tapas and little bar snacks - just as well, as it happens.

The location in Getxo, a leafy middle class suburb of Bilbao is, as we already knew, not really central but the hotel is perfect for those driving. It is located off a roundabout on the main road to the airport and easy to find. Street parking is plentiful in the vicinity. You can walk 15 mins or so and get to the beach, and the local residential area is pleasant enough to go walking in.
All in all a recommendable place, but the suburban/coastal location is probably not suitable for those planning to spend much time in the city centre and don't expect a decent breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: NH La Avanzada
Address: Paseo Landabarri, 5 | Getxo, 48940 Leioa, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Leioa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leioa
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Hotel Class:4 star — NH La Avanzada 4*
Number of rooms: 114
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