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“Good hotel in Bilbao center.”
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Hotel Abando
Ranked #18 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Reviewed August 25, 2011

I've stayed three times in thismhotel, well located in Bilbao, at walking distance from best attractions of the town. Service is good, wifi connection is not perfect in all the rooms, but generally ok and quite fast. Only remark is about the dimension of the rooms, very small, ok if you are alone and with only hand baggage.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

You can actually walk from the train station to the hotel, a matter of two blocks. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. Although it is in a busy commercial area, the sound-proofing worked well and our stay was quiet. The staff gave us directions to walk to the Guggenheim, which was a pleasant 20 minute slow walk away. We booked the room and included entrance to the museum - which is why we were visiting Bilboa in the first place. Breakfast was included in the price of the room and offered both full and continental meals served buffet style. We were taking a late train to Madrid and the hotel stored our luggage after we checked out. Wifi available in the rooms as well as in the Reception area.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

The Abando is an average hotel: average rooms, average design, average service. As a consequence it is no proper soul, nothing to get you stunt about.

It is far more a 4* bed factory with industrial cleanness and streamlined processes. The design of the rooms is a bit outdated. The bathroom is fairly equipped. Nothing is missing but some flair.

The breakfast on the contrary was nice with a large offer. This helped to get rid off of the consequences of the lousy sleep due to the high noise in street side rooms.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

In the center of Bilbao with good rooms and perfect breakfast.- ad a parking under the hotel..

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 29, 2011

We spent 5 nights in Bilbao over Easter and, even though the restaurant was closed, the hotel was great. We had a lovely room, which was well-equipped and looked after. We were able to find plenty of possible places to eat, even though as non-Basque or Spanish speakers we didn't brave the Pintxo bars. The hotel's breakfasts were absolutely splendid. Above all, though, we really want to praise the staff, who were ALL friendly and helpful, put up with a lot of silly questions and were able to make plenty of suggestions for things to do - they made the whole trip memorable.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

We stayed here for 1 night and found the hotel to be clean and comfortable. Our welcome by the gentleman on reception could not have been better and he helped me by printing out a copy of our train ticket on their own office printer when I could not get the one by the computers in reception to work.

We were travelling by train and hotel was close to Abando station and also within walking distrance of the old town and of the Guggenheim and Museo de Bellas Artes.

We did not eat in the hotel but there are many nearby restaurants to choose from.

I would return to this hotel if I stayed in Bilbao again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2010

The hotel is indeed located quite centrally and is convenient for exploring the city. I also found the rooms quite clean and of average size.

Where it lets itself down however is:

The reception staff are not very friendly, and always seem to be more interested in doing something else rather than to pay you any attention.

The room did not have any tea / coffee making facilities. Maybe this is normal and is not a problem for most people, but I thought it worth pointing out as I missed having my coffee when I wake up.

I had a room on the 4th floor, facing onto the road. The road is not very busy, but there is enough traffic (and workmen) at all hours of the night to keep the light sleeper awake. Of course some noise is expected in a city center hotel, but the windows were quite ineffectual at blocking out any noise - in fact people talking on the street could be heard with the windows shut.

The hotel boasts free Wifi. I would beg to differ! It may be free, but I had better speeds on my old dial up modem in the 90's. This despite having an excellent signal strength that reported a possible speed of 54M.

All in all, there are worse places I have stayed, but was expecting a little better from this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Abando

Address: Colon de Larreategui 9, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Abando
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#13 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range: $96 - $452 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Abando 4*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New building with a modern and functional style - In the city's centre, in the financial & commercial district. ... more   less 
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Occidental Hotel Bilbao

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