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“Pleasant surprise”
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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Great Neck, New York
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“Pleasant surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

We found the hotel to be lovely and five or ten minute walk to the Guggenheim. The staff were wonderfully accommodating and helpful. The breakfast buffet was great! The gym was also nice, but small (one exercise bike) so my partner and I had to take turns instead of working out together. Rooms were very spacious and the bed was very comfortable. Also, the price was very reasonable and included breakfast

Room Tip: Not so easy to find with google maps. I could see the hotel in the distance, but due to one way road...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Well placed hotel for visiting Bilbao. Rooms spacious, large beds and good sized bathrooms. Breakfast was not up to standard though - everything was only just warm. Despite this would stay again simply because of its location.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Stayed here in a large family room for 1 night and had an overall good stay. The Melia is a new and very well located hotel in the centre of Bilbao - 5 minutes walk from the Guggenheim museum and with a lovely view of the river and a large park. The hotel also has it´s own parking basement - however, very tricky to navigate the access down to the parking spaces. Very narrow and columns all over the place. Have seen many hotel parking garages but never one that was quite so tight to navigate. Odd for such a new hotel. And parking was priced at 23 EUR per night which is pretty steep. Room was overall nice - large and with a great view. However, for this price range it did already look surprisingly old and worn around the edges, especially the bath room. It wasn´t bad and we had a good stay but I would have expected a bit more from a 5 star hotel. Breakfast was great and the buffet offered a very good selection. Another plus was the very friendly and professional staff at check-in and in the restaurant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rutland, United Kingdom
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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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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
Bilbao Sheraton

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