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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Melia Bilbao

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Melia Bilbao
Ranked #7 of 43 Hotels in Bilbao
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“Nice experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We spent 2 nights here in September. this is a very nice upscale business hotel. Our room was on the 19th floor with a lovely view of the river.
the location is great. Very helpful staff marked locations of the best tapas bars within walking distance. We came to Bilbao to see the Guggenheim and this location was great.

Room Tip: River view, upper floor
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed at this hotel when part of the Sheraton chain; Melia have not really changed anything. Remains a good value option close to the Guggenheim, Bilbao's major attraction. Interesting reception area and glass lifts but otherwise pretty unremarkable. Rooms are good sized with panoramic windows and balcony. Car parking is a bonus though it is expensive and be warned access is very tight. Restaurant and bar facilities are fine though Bilbao has many better options nearby.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for one night prior to departing Bilbao. The room we had was quite nice with a gorgeous bathroom. Full tub and tiled shower stall. The room had large windows with a power shade which raised and lowered to control the lighting in the room which was so elegant.

Did not find the staff as friendly as other reviewers.

The hotel is about a 2 minute walk to the Euskatrain which is great for short trips to the old part of town. Overall a beautiful hotel and well worth the stay. Highly recommended.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel , was sheraton before , location is very nice , just in front there is a mall ,
Near to the museum and also la grande via ( a nice shopping st )
Normally bilbao is a small calm city you can walk all around the city on foot

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

If, like us, you have but one night in Bilbao, this is the perfect location, just a short walk to that magnificent building, the Bilbao Guggenheim.
The room, which was acquired almost last minute through Jet Setter, was tastefully modern, with a great view, and spotless.
The only major negative was the unattended garage, which was incredibly narrow and cost an additional 24 euros. The hotel should have a dedicated concierge and it should have someone outside to help you in with your bags. But, for a quick stay, it worked well.

Room Tip: upper floor for the view
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Calm. Cleam. Not expensive.. Good internet access. Nice view. Two minutes to Deusto University. One minute to the shopping mall (forgot the name :))... The breakfast was good and lots of options.. Overall.. For me it was a good experience to me and my dad..

Stayed October 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This is one of the best hotels in Bilbao. The rooms are very large and the A/C worked great as it was unseasonably warm. The staff was very helpful and traveling with two parents in wheel chairs was no problem. Close to everything.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Melia Bilbao

Property: Melia Bilbao
Address: Lehendakari Leizaola 29, 48001 Bilbao, Spain
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Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Bilbao
#4 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#5 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#7 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Bilbao 5*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Heart of business and cultural area, on banks of Nervion River - Contemporary, sophisticated guestrooms - 4 blocks to Guggenheim. ... more   less 
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Sheraton Bilbao
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