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Silken Indautxu Hotel
Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Well located!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012 via mobile

Nice hotel, it has a nice restaurant, a bar, very good breakfast, and a cafeteria. The rooms are small but clean. The location is perfect to reach many local restaurants.
It also has an underground car park. It is not easy to park a large car as each spot is quite small, but it easy extremely convenient to not have to worry about parking in the street!

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, ONT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Hotel is suited for both business & leisure traveler and very good value for money. It's located 10 min away from Bilbao's main bus station (Termibus). Guggenheim is about 15 min and old part of town (great for restaurants) - 20 min. Customer service was good. Rooms are large enough for 2 people but older style rooms (where we stayed) may need an update. TV and safe are ancient. Bedding is comfortable. Room was non-smoking but unfortunately one of the nights someone was smoking cigar in adjacent room and smell was coming through ventilation.Hotel has one of the best breakfasts that we had in Spain. We didn't have dinner there.

We stayed in Bilbao for 4 days. We decided to use Bilbao as a base (it's centrally located in the region and has bigger airport). We spend 1.5 days in Bilbao and took buses for day trips to San Sebastian and Santander, both 1 hr 20 min away. Bilbao it a green, pedestrian & bike friendly city, with good restaurants and pleasant parks & architecture. Regular bus (has place for luggage) from airport to Termibus takes 20 min and is 1.35 euro pp. Cab will be around 25.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London U.K.
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Have stayed there a few times over the last 5 years. Usually midweek
or not in Fiesta periods, Centrally located , (10 mins. walk from Bus Station and rooms are well furnished.Breakfast is recommended as it is brilliant !!.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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dublin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

A very nice hotel in the beautiful city of Bilbao. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the Plaza Moyua where the airport bus (A3247) stops (1 euro 35 cents one way), and I found the hotel quite easy to find. The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming and I got a nice large room on the 2nd floor. The room was well furnished, and had a nice bathroom with full sized bath and plenty of amentities like a shaving kit and toothbrush. There was a good sized TV set and a nice view out overlooking the courtyard garden. There was also a nice book with pictures of Bilbao and things to see and do.
Breakfast was excellent with a good selection of foods - both hot and cold, and plenty of choices. The hotel is very well located, as you are only a short walk from the main part of the city, and there are lots of small shops and cafes around the area too. At night the room was nice and quiet with no noise coming in from outside.
I would definetly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice pleasant base from which to sightsee the city of Bilbao.
The termibus bus station is about a 15 minute walk away, and there is also a metro station which is even closer at Indautxu Plaza (though I'm not sure where the metro line goes to / from). There is an Ercoreca supermarket just 2 minutes walk from the hotel which is very useful. The Guggenheim Mueseum is about a 30 minute walk from the hotel, so you can probably get a taxi there.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Clean, spacious, modern hotel rooms. Large bathrooms. Comfortable beds and an excellent breakfast (14 euro). My hosts took me to a nearby zone with lots of tapas bars. Stop in each one for its own specialty: eggs, ham, cheese etc and have just one or two with some Spanish wine. I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Essex
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

A first-rate hotel. Rooms very good indeed. There is an excellent and very reasonably priced restaurant, though it doesn't open till 9pm in the eventing - not unusual in Spain. Staff are friendly - especially the very nice bloke in the cafeteria who seems to work all hours. For the price we paid, the value was very impressive. The immediate location is OK; it's 5 minutes walk from the nearest Metro station, 10 minutes from the Plaza Moyua (where the airport bus comes in) and 15 minutes from the Guggenheim. It was our first time in a Silken hotel; we would certainly consider staying in another.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Not too far from the Guggenheim and the city center and looks very nice from the outside, but the rooms need more then refurbishment...

We came to Bilabo after 3 week traveling around the Portugal and Spain and this was our last hotel on this trip... in comparison to all hotels we stayed, it was one of the worst (we slept in the 2*, 3*, 4*, 5*).... We had a lot of luggage (2 +1 per pax) and we send to the elevator through the long corridor with stairs up & down.... (building is divided into 2 parts, you can go straight to one part form the lobby elevator or you go to the part 2 through long corridor)...

The smell in the secodn floor was awfull - as you steped to the ashtray and the room had the strange smell as well.... Bathroom big and old, but not very clean... I found some toothpaste in the sink and some hair as well on the floor.... I really d+had a feeling that the room is diry :(

Beds very sof, matresses probably old, grey flickering on TV instead of clear picture (Olympic games in this period!!!)... I could call somebody to fix it but I haven't...

Women staff at the reception very freindly, but I could not say the same for the men part.... the young one with glasses was very important "to himself", not nice of kind at all!

Nice breakfast, but general impression very bad!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Silken Indautxu Hotel
Address: Plaza Bombero Etxaniz S/N, 48010 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Abando , Indautxu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Silken Indautxu Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 184
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