After 10 hours on the road, this hotel was a very welcome surprise. At just €60 for a large triple room and another €12 for secure underground parking, we felt this was good value for a vibrant city. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and did their best to accommodate our requests. The hotel is generally very stylish and had a warm, welcoming feel.
The room was spacious, with comfortable beds and clean, modern decor. Free Wifi was a nice bonus. As others have mentioned, the bus to the town goes from right outside the hotel (numbers 40 and 77) for just €1.25, or approx 15-20 minute walk. Guggenheim museum is approx 30-35 min walk, or a approx €10 taxi ride.
Although the hotel's restaurant has been described as a "works canteen" (which I wouldn't disagree on), this didn't really bother us. However, we were disappointed that our main meal arrived 10 minutes apart (for just two people) and the one that arrived last was not quite what had been ordered. So this was a bit on the sloppy side and didn't make for a relaxing meal.
We'd be very happy to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sercotel Gran Bilbao Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Bilbao strategically located just 500 metres away from the historical centre and very well connected to financial and commercial area, as well as to the international airport. The hotel offers 202 rooms with a modern decoration and fully equipped, including free Wifi and views of the city as well as the mountains. You can also take advantage of our free gym and our renowned buffet breakfast, with fresh juices, homemade products and live cooking. The Sercotel Gran Bilbao Hotel offers 10 function rooms including an auditorium that can accommodate up to 285 guests, the ideal venue for meetings and events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sercotel Gran Bilbao Hotel Bilbao