I booked a room here in the very last minute because the rate was good and the location was what I wanted. I am afraid the pictures were much nicer than the reality. I got a very small and noisy room, with a good collection of scratched furniture and stained covers. The internet connection didn't work the first day, and the second did do much better because the signal was very weak, so it typically took me ten minutes to get the list of email in my inbox. Not good for a Hi Tech hotel, according to their website.
Pros: decent breakfast, smiling service and good location if you want to stay in the old city center (casco viejo). But, as Bilbao is really small, you are always in walking distance here...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is a boutique hotel situated in Bidebarrieta street opposite Arriaga theater, between the old district and the Ensanche (modern distric). The Petit Palace Arana occupies an emblematic building dating from the nineteen century, being the oldest hotel in Bilbao. Our modern rooms feature flat screen TV (with Satellite TV), shower, air-conditioned/ heating and mini-bar. Some of the rooms have balconies. Located in the heart of the city, in the gastronomic area where you can taste the best pintxos and typical gastronomy. It is situated just few minutes from the Guggenheim Museum and the other Bilbao tourist attractions.Room types •64 stylish rooms.• Rooms: laptop, exercise bike, shower and king-size bed.•Equipped rooms for pets (bed, feeding and water bowls).•Rooms for disabled people.• Non smoking hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Palace Arana Bilbao
- Petit Palace Arana Hotel Bilbao