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Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao
Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here on a Contiki and the style of it was totally unexpected. It was an excellent stay for someone whe does not enjoy the bar scene all that much. However, the hotel bar served economical drinks and we met up there instead of going out. The weather made considering a 15 minute walk too much and the hotel bar provided a more than satisfactory solution. Breakfast in the morning was amazing and everyone was friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

stayed here early march only paid £43 for 2 nights so wondered what it was gonna be like . shouldn't have worried absolutely amazing no complains on anything. rooms very nice and spacious. lobby and reception area smart all staff very polite and helpful. had breakfast €12 a day which i thought was quite expensive but buffet style and plenty of choice and very nice.it was a little bit out of the centre but only a 15 mins walk or €7-8 in a taxi.great hotel would definitely recommend to anyone

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Reviewed January 18, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel are away from the main road, which means a quieter night's sleep.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Nice, high-quality environment, quiet with a friendly service. Room cleaning could be a bit better. Especially I liked the reception area, which was in keeping with Bilbao's modernist aspirations. My room was a bit hot but this was easily resolved by keeping the window open. Breakfast was abundant but typically Spanish: not really many healthy options. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Gran BIlbao finds itself on the outskirts of Bilbao. Some 15 minutes walk to the centre of the old town, but the good thing is, it has a busstop in front of the Hotel which crosses Bilbao and makes it possible to visit nearly all the sites for only 1,22 euro p/p.
Free wifi , but not ideal for the internet hungry. Poor connection quality in the room, but excellent in the lobby. Clean room and friendly people at the reception. All in all i can recommend this hotel which charged us 115 euro for 2 nights /room only.

Room Tip: If you want aquiet night ask for a room at the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

We have stayed here previously and re-booked remembering the experience. If anything it was better this time. We had a lovely room on the 8th floor and it lacked nothing. We had the Buffet in the evening which was good value for money but a bit of a 'bun' fight as there were coach trips staying over. The service was good, the standard was excellent and it was good value for money.Secure parking is always a bonus. Will stop over yet again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Nice, clean, sharply run hotel. Excellent, large room. Poor access (as ever, in Spain) by ramp to U/g car-park, which cost an extra EUR12. Charge for carparking is excesive. However, there's very little street parking available locally. Bilbao is a very 'hilly' city and this hotel, although pretty close to the shopping centre is a steep clim back! Overall, a good hotel and worth a re-visit. Bilbao as a city is well worth a visit for a couple of days. Charming shops, streets and people abound!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Avenida Indalecio Prieto, 1, 48004 Bilbao, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
#4 Best Value Hotel in Bilbao
#7 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#9 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range: $70 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sercotel Hotel Gran Bilbao 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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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