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“Good Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pension Arias

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Pension Arias
Ranked #17 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
Kilkenny, Ireland
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68 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

Good location , drive around a bit to find parking , lively neighbourhood with local bars and restaurants, very friendly. At the price , it would be nice to get a small breakfast, but Bilbao is more expensive than other cities.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

It's a second floor in a residential/commercial building. The room was small but not bad. They give you towels but they were a little bit old and rotten.

The bathroom are shared between guests, but you get the whole bathroom for yourself (hand basin + toilet + shower), which I considered a bonus point.

The owner was not as helpful when we asked her to call us a cab for the following morning. After some self debating she decided to wake up early and help us. (I'm not sure I could blame her since it was a special day, January 1st).

It's 8 minutes away from the bus terminal and a pleasant 20 minute walk to the Guggenheim, and maybe 10 to the Alhondiga.

I have mixed feelings for this place. It wasn't great but not bad. If I ever go back to Bilbao I wouldn't discard Pension Arias if it's cheap enough.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Devon, UK
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34 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Room was clean and a good size, shared bathrooms were also clean and tidy. Possible to walk into town or to the Guggenheim etc or you could catch public transport. The lady that runs the pension is very friendly and helpful, she doesn't speak English but that's not a problem as she manages to communicate everything you need to know and when I did have a problem with the towels not being replaced in my room I was able to communicate this to her. The rooms did have a slightly worn look to them and the towels were a bit mix and match but it was good value and I had a really comfortable stay here. Note - The Pension does not have a sign outside so make sure you know the street number when looking for it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Dartington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013

City centre location (parking is a problem - if you've got a car, choose an out-of-town hotel), very friendly lady that runs the place (no English spoken - but not a problem). Very clean, shared bathrooms are kept very clean also. Bed wasn't perfect - kept rolling into the middle - but was good enough.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pension Arias

Property: Pension Arias
Address: Pablo Alzola 13, 10, 48012 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Pension Arias 1*
Number of rooms: 14
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