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“hotel is fine but problems next door!”
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Hotel Sirimiri
Ranked #26 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“hotel is fine but problems next door!”
Reviewed May 20, 2008

We stayed one night in the Sirimiri, Bilbao - passing through on our way to San Sebastian. The hotel was simple but neat and the gentleman at the front desk was friendly and accommodating.

Our room was also simple and clean and the bathroom was glistening white! Unfortunately, despite there being "no smoking" signs everywhere the entire hotel smelt very strongly of cigarette smoke, including our rooms and the hallways. Perhaps this was a hangover from the days when smoking was permitted in the hotel.

The hotel and surrounding area was beautifully quiet when we went to sleep, however we were woken early the next morning by the construction on block next door. The sound of tractors demolishing concrete was ear shattering and didn't stop until we checked out. The glazing on the hotel windows was very good, but unfortunately not enough to keep this racket out!

There seemed to be very few guests in the hotel the night we stayed (we only saw two other people), however the gentleman on the desk did not think to put us in a room that faced away from the construction site (no noise could be heard from the hotel lobby, perhaps they were unaware of exactly how loud the activity next door was).

I would recommend this hotel if you are a heavy sleeper, or (a lot) later down the line when the construction next door is finished!

Bilbao itself was an amazing city and we wish we had been able to stay a few more days rather than just passing through. It is a visually stunning place with lots of interesting things to do.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2008

My experience at Hotel Sirimiri was a great surprise, considering that it is a 2 star hotel! The hotel is recent and still looks new. Travelled with a group of 6 people and booked 3 rooms (2 doubles and 1 triple) for 1 night on the easter week. Following is a summary of our experience:

1) Location - excellent location at a walking distance from almost everything (Ribera - 1 minute, River - 5 m, Casco Viejo - 1m, Train - 3 m, Guggenheim - 15 m). We were travelling by car but the hotel has parking and there were 2 places for us. The park is small but free;
2) Lobby and Reception - standard for a 2 star hotel, with a small living room. Note that this is a non smoker hotel in public areas. There is just one lift to the upper floors and is enough;
3) Personnel and Service - The personnel were very friendly and helpful! Advised us about restaurants, points of interest and guided us on a Bilbao map;
4) Food - the breakfast was quite poor even for the 3,00 € per adult we paid (Toasts, juice, coffe, milk, tea, butter, some industrial cakery and cereals). The hotel may improve this service (at least other bread, ham and cheese ...)
5) Rooms - Excellent surprise! The rooms were very clean and tiny and there was enough space for 3 people. The extra bed was quite good and the decor was simple but nice. Bathroom was spacious and looks nice as well;
6) Overall opinion - it is impossible to find a similar hotel (even a 3 star) for the same price! Would definitely recommend!

  • Liked — Everything!
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2007

Hotel Shirimiri is a funny little hotel in the heart of old town Bilbao otherwise known as the "sheep" hotel. It is "funny" in the sense that it is a small operation with quaint odds and ends decorations. Our room was small and poky but there are some expansive elegant rooms available. If you want to experience old town Bilbao then this is a great place to do it from.

  • Liked — the quirkiness
  • Disliked — cramped
  • Stayed June 2007
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san francisco, ca
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 19, 2006

Just came back from Spain. We were in Bilbao for 3 nights and was originally going to stay at this hotel. Chose it because of the reviews from this site. However we were only able to tolerate one night there. Yes the rooms were clean and spacious, the staff helpful. But the noise! The street where it's at gets very busy even late at night. With cars and people
and the train/tram. And then if you close the window to block out the noise, it gets suffocattingly hot. And there's no ac. We also did not quite like the part of town where it's located.

  • Stayed June 2006
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1 Thank Sanfran114
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Glasgow,Scotland
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Reviewed March 18, 2006

The building work mentioned elsewhere is finished so no adverse comments. Agree with all of the positive comments made by others - especially the helpful staff and good location. Being on the right side of town for the airport, it's not worth going into town to catch the airport bus - just get a taxi.

  • Stayed March 2006
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2 Thank Martom
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Oxfordshire
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2006

Like the others say, this hotel is clean, very comfortable and has friendly, helpful staff and is in a great location.

I went on my own and was really grateful of the welcome I receieved and the advice I was given.

The room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the bathroom clean and functional.

You are just a few moments walk from the tram, several cafe-type places and the local Champion supermarket.

My only problem was that it was a little noisy, but then I am a particularly light sleeper!

  • Stayed October 2005
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1 Thank Flossy77
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2005

This is, as other reviews have said, a clean, comfortable and well-located hotel. But if you are visiting there in the immediate future, think twice, as there is a large building being renovated nearby and our stay there in early September was characterised by huge amounts of noise from the building site until about 8 each evening. So if quiet is important to you, maybe look elsewhere. Other than that, it's a pretty good place.

  • Stayed September 2005
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2 Thank wolfo
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Property: Hotel Sirimiri
Address: Plaza de la Encarnacion, 3, 48006 Bilbao, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sirimiri 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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