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“Good location - standard service”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Abando

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Hotel Abando
Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
“Good location - standard service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

We chose this hotel because of its close location to the old town and secure garage parking - and both were fine. Like many larger Spanish hotels, it is a little tired (carpets clean but marked, curtains in need of dry cleaning) but basically OK if you don't intend to spend much time in it. One note of caution regarding the free WiFi: it is very weak/non-existent in (at least some) bedrooms and you have to go to either the lift area or lobby lounge to get a good signal. And you will need to throw your window wide open after the maid has emptied half a can of air freshener after cleaning your room!

Room Tip: It can be noisy at the front at weekends
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Mexico City, Mexico
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2012

I got a dark room at the end of the hall just above the reception. Dark old room, not very clean (specially the toilet). Every attraction in Bilbao is at walk distance from the Hotel. Expensive parking. Poor breakfast for the price charged.

Room Tip: Avoid at all costs the rooms in the first floor at the end of the hall, your window will face a wall...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Fuengirola, Spain
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

We stayed here in March and enjoyed our stay. The room we had was large and included a table and chairs. The room had everything they promised but never quite felt like a four star rating, it was a really good three star though. The room always felt clean and the staff were always pleasant. The hotel was well located for bars and restaurants and only a short walk accross the river to the old town area. It had excellent links to all transport networks.

Room Tip: avoid the front of the hotel at weekends, alot of street noise, (clubbers)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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127 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2011

This hotel is located a 1/2 block from the metro and two blocks from the train station. Worked for me as I arrived in Bilbao by bus/metro from San Sebastian and left via train for Madrid. Decor is very old. Needs an update. Staff was okay, but not the friendliest bunch. Museums are within walking distance and the Old Town is just across the river. Location and no more for this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Wicklow, Ireland
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80 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

Stayed here from the 6th to the 8th October with 18 other members of the Arklow Silver Band. We were in Bilbao to play at the naming ceremony for the Arklow Forest a cargo boat that was built in Bilbao. We were brought over by Arklow Shipping and they really looked after us.
The hotel was exceptional from check-in to the room quality to the food served in their restaurant. The staff were very courteous and always helpful.
Hotel is situated very close to the city center and ideal for discovering the delights of Bilbao.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Arklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

Arrived with a group of 19 others and we are all part of the Arklow Silver Band who were in Bilbao to play at the naming ceremony of a new boat for Arklow Shipping which was called the Arklow Forest. We arrive on Thursday 6th October and stayed for 2 nights. We had Breakfast and our Evening meals here and I can't fault any part of our stay. Hotel was excellent and so were the staff and the facilities.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Kevin121212
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Toronto, ON
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121 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2011

The location was perfect - just 2 blocks from the train station and a block from Cafe Iruna - but everything else was merely average.....The room was clean, but furniture is old and the bed acceptable but not really comfortable. The in-room safe didn't lock. The linens were worn and rough, though clean. Acceptable accommodation for a night at that price (76 euros), but nothing to write home about.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Abando

Property: Hotel Abando
Address: Colon de Larreategui 9, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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:
#12 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#13 Business Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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Also Known As:
Occidental Hotel Bilbao

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