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Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
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Calgary, Canada
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316 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Surprisingly perfect!!”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

We booked this hotel online as it was across the street from the guggenheim museum. Looked like your usual large chain hotel. We werent expecting anything great. We were there for one night, and were planning a trip to laguardia for the day. Quick friendly check in,(even had a converter for us to use) and what a cool place! It was truly a boutique atmosphere! We got an early check in and went to our huge room! It was a W hotel feel! It was so well appointed. they had thought of everything right down to the extra tooth brushes. Comfortable beds, and a great shower. the view wasnt great but we were only there to sleep, and the price was so reasonable for the one night. The location is fantastic, and close the everything in Bilbao. The cafe on site was very good, and had delicious espresso and pastries.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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EstitxuE, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for choosing our Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao during your visit in Bilbao. We are eager to hear that your stay with us was more satisfying than you expected! Thank you for your warm words about our instalations, situation and staff service! We hope to see you soon in your next visit to Bilbao.
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Second visit here , love this city although it is quite spread out. Spent most of my social time in the old town area

Taxi to hotel. Not paid for the Guggenheim view so didn’t get it. Instead got a good sized room with no external view but overlooking the lobby from on high.

Good sized bathroom, plenty of storage and a great desk with excellent internet access.

Not the greatest area for restaurants although I had an excellent room service dinner one night.

Would go back again, I have! Good value for the standard not forgetting a nice roof top view though expensive drinks there.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Montrose, California, USA
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

This hotel cannot be located in a better place. Everything about it is good -- from the staff, amenities, location, value, everything! We highly recommend the place and will look into this hotel in other countries!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York, New York
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

We recently spent 3 nights at the Domine and although it was a lovely hotel, there was nothing that stood out over other hotels in Bilbao, giving it the five star rating. Let's start with the positive, the hotel is very well located with a lovely roof worth a drink or dinner. The lobby is fun, funky and has a great bar. The staff is courteous and efficient. Now, on to the other observations. The room is fine, good bathroom, average products but for an internationally known hotel, there is almost nothing on TV besides local stations, The room is fairly appointed but with no bells and whistles. One thing that bugged me was that you have to request robes...really, one more thing I have to do? Another thing that bothered me is when I made my reservation I was under the assumption that it included breakfast, like its 4 star neighbor down the road, however, we were informed that we did not have breakfast included and it would be 25 euro per person. All in all, go to the Hotel Miro, just down the street. Better and more personal property with a charm that seems to have alluded the Domine.

Room Tip: try to get a room with view but it still will be too close to the guggenheim to really appreciate it...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

This hotel, situated directly opposite the Guggenheim museum, was perfect. Perfect view (book for a Guggenheim room- 5th floor), perfect beds, perfect service and perfect breakfast. Bilbao is really a city to visit. Go to Bilbao and book this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Stayed in Nov 2012. The complementary upgrade to a large room at the front with a view of the Guggenheim and £200 for two nights on last minute certainly added to the experience, but nevertheless this an excellent hotel for couples, individuals, business and families. The rooms are good, spacious, modern and despite the road outside the noise isn't noticeable due to the insulation. The cocktails are a bit pricey in the bar and a bit strong, but apart from this small thing it is excellent all round. And it is 100m from the Guggenheim.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our fourth visit and it retains its supreme comfort and style. Efficient and courteous check-in, spacious room with fabulous views of eth Guggenheim directly outside the window, very plush bed and lovely breakfast on the roof terrace. Nice new restaurant on teh top floor too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Address: Alameda de Mazarredo 61 | Right Opposite the Guggenheim Museum, 48009 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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao 5*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, the only 5-star hotel situated opposite the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and close to the city's main attractions. A designer space in which the customer experience is the priority. ... more   less 
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