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Calle Bidebarrieta Kalea, 2, 48005 Bilbao Spain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#13 of 54 in Bilbao
The Hotel Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is a boutique hotel situated in Bidebarrieta street opposite Arriaga theater, between the old district and the Ensanche (modern distric). The Petit Palace Arana occupies an emblematic building dating from the nineteen century, being the oldest hotel in Bilbao. Our modern rooms feature flat screen TV (with Satellite TV), shower, air-conditioned/ heating and mini-bar. Some of the rooms have balconies. Located in the heart of the city, in the gastronomic area where you can taste the best pintxos and typical gastronomy. It is situated just few minutes from the Guggenheim Museum and the other Bilbao tourist attractions.Room types •64 stylish rooms.• Rooms: laptop, exercise bike, shower and king-size bed.•Equipped rooms for pets (bed, feeding and water bowls).•Rooms for disabled people.• Non smoking hotel
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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63Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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NancyDUB wrote a review 13 May
Newport, Shropshire, UK53 contributions10 helpful votes
Super welcoming and perfect for making the best of all Bilbao has to offer. We were welcomed by Fatima who immediately made us feel at home, we had an informative chat before we were efficiently checked in and pointed towards our room. The hotel is beautifully styled and full of quaint features, I especially loved the exposed walls on the staircase. It’s an old building so slightly creaky but our room was very modern and clean. We were lucky to have a balcony, this did make the room a little noisy. This might be uncomfortable for some visitors but we liked hearing the city going about it’s business. Location wise the hotel is in a perfect spot. Fatima gave us lots of advice on travel and where to go and we were confidently exploring in no time. We’d absolutely love to stay here again. Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Hotel is in an old building with stairs but there is also a couple of very convenient lifts.
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HAMISH H wrote a review 13 May
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I will start with the good bits. Great location. Breakfast was very good with a large variety and attentive staff. Reception staff always available and were friendly and helpful. Room maids did a great job. The en-suite to the room was nice looked like it had been refitted recently. The bed was very comfortable. Now the bad bits. The room was very noisy with noise from inside and outside of the hotel. The room had a laminate floor, if fitted with carpet this would have helped to solve the problem. The furniture in the room was tired and damaged. The wardrobe when new would have had sliding doors but they had been removed. Their penny pinching in the rooms is letting down the Hotel and the staff who do their jobs so well.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Naomi R wrote a review 8 May
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A nicely reserved hotel in an authentic old building. Basic room but nice and clean , nice bathroom a very kind service. Thanks for Stephanie for a grate breakfast, thanks for Bibiana and Fatima from the reception we had a grate time.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
DutchieNL wrote a review Apr 2022
Cardiff, United Kingdom22 contributions24 helpful votes
We chose the hotel for its location near the old part of Bilbao. We were also not far from the indoor market and the Guggenheim was an easy tram ride away . The room was spacious and functional, but could do with updating and perhaps have a kettle to make a cup of tea/coffee (although you can make complimentary tea/coffee in the hotel lobby). We understand it's a very old building, which is part of the charm, however the gap under/above door to our room was large. Apart from noise entering the room when people came past/housekeeping doing their job, it surely is also a fire hazard that you cannot create a seal around the door in case of a fire/smoke?! The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was modern and well fitted out. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We were even told the hotel's history, which was interesting. Breakfast is of a good standard with a variety of choices.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Response from Karmele Abarrategui, Director General at Petit Palace Arana
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for choosing Petit Palace Arana for your stay in Bilbao ! I was delighted to read that you had a good experience,particularly the excellent service you received from our team members . I will surely share your feedback with them. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review with us.Your feedback is really important to us as it helps us to constantly improve our service and make any necessary adjustments. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again to Petit Palace.It would be my pleasure to personally welcome you and ensure that you have t experience you deserve, Best Regards, Karmele Abarrategui Host Petit Palace Arana
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Gerry B wrote a review Feb 2022
Belfast71 contributions37 helpful votes
Perfect location in the heart of the old town, close to all the sights, bars and restaurants, the service was excellent from the hotel receptionists. I will definitely stay on my next visit to the city.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Soni Luengo, Guest Services / Front Office at Petit Palace Arana
Responded 5 Mar 2022
Dear Gerry, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Petit Palace Arana Hotel on TripAdvisor.com, allowing many travelers to have valuable information if they are planning a trip to Bilbao city centre, We are more than pleased to learn that you felt at ease among us from the very first moment. We will share with the Reception Team your nice comments about your check-in and check-out experiences. It is wonderful to read that you found your room very comfortable and that our cleaning standards met and exceeded your expectations. We look Gerry forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Warmest regards. Sonia Luengo Experience Mger. Petit Palace Arana
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US$85 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Petit Palace Arana
Which popular attractions are close to Petit Palace Arana?
Nearby attractions include The Roomhunter (0.2 km), Casco Viejo (0.2 km), and Teatro Arriaga Antzokia (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Petit Palace Arana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Petit Palace Arana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Petit Palace Arana?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Petit Palace Arana?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Petit Palace Arana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Antxoa Taberna, Restaurante Cafeteria Pentxo, and NIDOBILBAO.
Is Petit Palace Arana located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Bilbao.
Are any cleaning services offered at Petit Palace Arana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Petit Palace Arana?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Petit Palace Arana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Petit Palace Arana?
Many travellers enjoy visiting La Ribera Market (0.4 km), Ermita de Santa Agueda (4.2 km), and Cementerio de Derio (4.3 km).