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“Your usual standard chain hotel” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center

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Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rio Castanos, 2, 48903 Barakaldo, Spain   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Barakaldo
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Your usual standard chain hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Situated some way out from Bilbao, fortunately the metro systems are easy to navigate and run till quite late. Service in the hotel was much better during the day, the breakfast at 15 euros each was okay and you could ask for a few extras to be cooked, but is expensive when Bilbao has so many places to eat. The area around the hotel is fairly new though if your from the uk you won't be impressed by the megapark shopping outlets which are very expensive. A taxi to the hotel is 30 euros. I'd certainly visit Bilbao again but would choose a hotel somewhere closer to Bilbao with more happening around it.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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NovBio, Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
I would like to thank you for for taking the time to write your comments concerning your stay in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. I hope you reconsider comming back to the hotel even if it is not in Bilbao City Center.

I look forward to welcoming you again in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center in the near future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Have used this hotel for stopping overnight after arriving at Bilbao from Portsmouth. It is relatively easy to find coming from the ferry terminal and is close to the main motorways to enable a quick start to be made in the morning. Clean pleasant rooms and a very handy underground carpark make it a good place to start or end your trip to Spain.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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NovBio, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
Thank you for your kind comments regarding your stay in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. I am happy to know that you appreciated our hotel service and facilities.

Once again thank you for sharing your comments with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

good location for shopping and exibition centre. lovely pool area and safe basement parking. clean tidy hotel

easy access to motorway. no problem in chosing to use again if needed

big hotel so reception can get busy

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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NovBio, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your stay in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. I am happy to know that you appreciated our hotel service and facilities.

Once again thank you for sharing your comments with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We only stayed one night on our travels from the algarve to Cherbourg. The hotel is situated very near the Guggenheim BEC centre and also amoungst quite a few big named shops! Its in quite a nice area. When we arrived we were shown the underground car parking which was a must with our car stuffed to capacity. It does cost 12 euros but its worth it. We were looked after very quickly at reception, told what we needed to know and then we went to our room. We had booked a room with a double bed and a bed for our daughter which was a double sofa bed. Room is'nt the biggest in the world but it did us for the short stay. Bathroom lovely and clean. There is an outdoor pool which is FREEZING but we gave it a shot. No changing area which was'nt great as you have to walk through the hotel to get changed in your room. As with alot of hotels we noticed here too they have doors that bang on closing and the walls seemed to be paper thin. But we had a good sleep with no real distrubstances. Breakfast was lovely and served until 11am. All in all I would stay here again, the staff were nice especially Mr, Gnomes on reception, the hotel was clean and modern and the area was just fine.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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NovBio, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
I would like to thank you for for taking the time to write your comments concerning your recent stay in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. I am happy that you had a nice stay and you appreciated the service and facilities proposed by the hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family again in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center very soon.
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Marbella, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

All hotels in Bilbao were busy so we booked this hotel approx. 7km from Bilbao city centre. It cost € 18 to get to the centre by taxi.
It is an excellent hotel at a reasonable price. Breakfast for € 14 was worth the money. The restaurant way above average quality and better than what we could experience in Bilbao city centre.
The mattresses in the bed were made of foam rubber and our backs did not like that, but for one night it was ok.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank BelissimoMarbella
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NovBio, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. I am happy to know that you appreciated our hotel service and facilities.

Once again thank you for sharing your comments with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stayed there a couple of days during a business trip to the exhibition centre. It is very close by, which is convenient. This part of Bilbao is easily accesible through the metro. The Barakaldo city centre is perhaps less exciting than the main one, but there are some restaurants. The hotel was clean with normal sized rooms. I had working internet connection and the breakfast was rather nice. I didn't try dinner at the hotel.

The price is acceptable, but not particularly cheap. Friendly and helpful staff!

Overall, ok hotel! Good if you need to go to the exhibition centre.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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NovBio, General Manager at Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you for your comments regarding your recent stay in Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center. I am happy to know that you had a nice stay and you appreciated our hotel service and facilities. Be sure I'll inform the Team about your postive feedback.

Once again thank you for sharing your comments with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center.
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Additional Information about Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center

Property: Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center
Address: Rio Castanos, 2, 48903 Barakaldo, Spain
Location: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Barakaldo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Barakaldo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center 4*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Bilbao Barakaldo is located across from the Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC), 15 minutes from Loiu airport and 10 minutes from the centre of Bilbao. Easy to reach via the A8 Santander Bilbao motorway, the hotel is 200 m from the train station and close to the MAX CENTER shopping complex. This 4 star hotel is ideal for business or leisure travel and features 203 rooms, 6 meeting rooms, the Mediterranean restaurant Claravia and the Ibaia bar. ... more   less 
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