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Avenida Indalecio Prieto, 1, 48004 Bilbao Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#3 of 55 in Bilbao
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The Gran Bilbao Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Bilbao strategically located just 500 metres away from the historical centre and very well connected to financial and commercial area, as well as to the international airport. The hotel offers 202 rooms with a modern decoration and fully equipped, including free Wifi and views of the city as well as the mountains. You can also take advantage of our free gym and our renowned buffet breakfast, with fresh juices, homemade products and live cooking. The Gran Bilbao Hotel offers 10 function rooms including an auditorium that can accommodate up to 285 guests, the ideal venue for meetings and events.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Car park
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Vending machine
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Catalin Costiniuc wrote a review 22 Jun
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
A nice and modern hotel. The room is wonderful (604). Dinner in restaurant, ask to be served by Catalin. For sure he will help you with a amaizing choice. Great meal, good wine. We chose biftec tartar red tune and the best steak.🥩🍷
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
FranceVincent wrote a review 22 Jun
france52 contributions35 helpful votes
a very good modern hotel,very well run by a super efficient and super smiley team. worth paying the extra for the better rooms.good breafast.pet friendly. on site garage which,although extra,is handy in bilbao. sauntering time to town centre about 20 minutes, six euros for a taxi if you can’t be bothered to walk. no hesitation at all in recommending the place. :))
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled
LivDaley wrote a review 20 Jun
Brooklyn, New York335 contributions214 helpful votes
It's a cute enough hotel at an acceptable price point. It is up a steep hill but there is a bus stop right outside and that bus goes through some of the central areas. And, down the hill is a trolley stop. So, we didn't have any issue traveling around the city from there. I did not have the breakfast, but my sister did twice, and she was quite pleased with it. Part of the reason I booked it was for the gym, which I used the first day but discovered the second day it does not open until 8am so I could not workout before my flight. The front desk controls the AC in the rooms. We called down to have it turned up, but it didn't make any difference and there was no fan in the room. The remote-control batteries had to be replaced but even then, the hotel staff could not get the Netflix's TV app to work. The internet signal in the room was weak so the connection was very slow. We booked the room with three single beds, but they only had one hook for towels in the bathroom. Like a lot of hotels now they only have tea in the room: coffee must be bought downstairs.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Fulhamsam wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom80 contributions35 helpful votes
I think the guy on the desk saw me walk in (I'd been hiking the Camino) and treated me with slight disdain, I was put in a terrible room on 1st floor. I noticed drain flies in the bathroom (these are flies usually reserved for sewers and portaloos). The shower was a bit dirty and unkept, signs of wear and tear everywhere. I was so tired I didn't bother complaining at first until I was woken up at 5am by loud noises which I think was from staff but maybe other guests. The room was also really hot and the air con didn't work. I had another look in the bathroom and there were even more drain flies gathering. I'd had enough so went to reception. The guy tried to fob me off with inspect repellant but I insisted on moving room, which they did but it seemed the minimum they could have done. The second room was better although still the shower wasn't fully clean. But it was ok, had Nespresso machine at least (why didn't the other room?). Other points to note: - the hotel is at the top of a hill quite a walk from anywhere you'd want to be and overlooks a council estate - the corridors stink of cigarette smoke, particularly the 1st floor, the 6th floor was better but smelt like perfume masking the smoke. - the laundry service is insanely overpriced but I had no choice but to use it. - on positive side the beds are fine, the lobby is decent, and there are water dispensers in corridors. Overall it's not a 4 star hotel and I'm pretty perplexed by the good ratings. I didn't get any apology or anything other than a room change despite being put in a fly ridden room. I stayed in pensions and albergues along northern Spain that were far cleaner and with better staff. This is not worth the money, there are far better options for fractionally more money (and significantly less money to be honest) within the old town.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Joseph O wrote a review May 2022
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
I ended three week eurai from Amsterdam to Bilbao Spain and 7 stops along the way. Germany,Salzburg,France, Italy,Spain and ended in Bilbao for last 7 days . Hotel Gran from check-in with Armando and Miranda to check-out with Fabiana was absolutely beautiful stay! Bridget, Cata and Miguel Angelo at bar were fun and engaging! The upgraded room to king and view of river were amazing! Thanks again Armando! Be back soon. Peace from Chicago Joe
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
And2012S wrote a review May 2022
Chantonnay, France257 contributions79 helpful votes
Excellent quality hotel. Rooms spacious and clean. Ours was at the front so we had great views. Fabulous quality breakfast. Front of house desk very polite and efficient. You need your wits about you when driving in Bilbao to get to this venue!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Nynny444 wrote a review May 2022
Soderkulla, Finland33 contributions7 helpful votes
I have to say we expected a bit more from a 4-star hotel. The room was nice enough, but felt more like a hallway, it was so unnecessarily large. Both the public spaces and our room were a bit bleak, and they echoed terribly making it very noisy at all times. The hotel restaurant disappointed for dinner, especially for the price, but breakfast was excellent. This hotel also had possibly the slowest elevators I have ever used, every single time we had to wait for several minutes despite it not being a very busy time. It was about 5-10 minute walk downhill to old town, but there was almost literally nothing near the hotel itself. All in all, our stay was fine and comfortable, but next time we'll probably look to stay elsewhere.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Benjakefoxy wrote a review May 2022
Estepona, Spain97 contributions57 helpful votes
Supposed to be pet friendly but no where to eat or drink inside or outside hotel. On the whole rude reception workers. Room was ok with en-suite shower and amenities. As partially disabled it was a hard 15 to 20 minute walk to town where there are an over supply of restaurants -most of which welcomed my 4 legged friend unlike the hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Find alternative pet friendly hotel with eating and exercise amenities for your pet
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Ariel R wrote a review Mar 2022
West Palm Beach, Florida1 contribution
Huge rooms and bathrooms, convenient location near to Casco Viejo. Very pleasant stay! The Hotel is huge and has a breakfast buffet that has a lot of delicious stuff. The rooms were a bit hot, but they made up for that in convenience; it was nothing an open window on a cool day couldn’t fix.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
mariaspain wrote a review Mar 2022
Galway, Ireland18 contributions24 helpful votes
We are a family of 4 and we always find it difficult to find a room for the 4 of us. The family room in the Hotel Gran Bilbao was the best yet. We had 2 large individual rooms, each room with two VERY comfortable beds. Each room had a tv and individual a/c controls. The bathroom was also very big and the jacuzzi shower was a total treat! Breakfast was a feast with everything freshly made you could think of! From fresh fruits, pastries, healthy and vegan cakes, smoothies, hot meals, freshly made tortillas and eggs, crepes, and waffles! Kids and adults loved it! The breakfast room was spacious and had a lovely view of a large bridge. The hotel has underground parking (€16/night) and it is located in the outskirts on top of a steep hill. It is a 10-minute walk to the old quarter (Casco Viejo) where we had lovely pintxos in one of the central squares. There is a bus that would take you there but we preferred to walk. The beautiful and more modern financial district with a fabulous walk by the river, architecture and the Guggenheim museum is a bit further away and I would recommend taking the car (underground car parks in the city center) or take a bus.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Sleep Quality
US$79 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Gran Bilbao
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Nearby attractions include Bilbaout (0.6 km), Black Bishop Escape Room (0.5 km), and The Roomhunter (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antxoa Taberna, Restaurante Cafeteria Pentxo, and Bihotz Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Gran Bilbao have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Gran Bilbao offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Gran Bilbao?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Gran Bilbao offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.