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“Hesperia Bilbao”

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NH Collection Ria de Bilbao
Ranked #6 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 November 2011

Went to Bilbao for 3 days with the family Had a great time .We had a superior room with a coloured glass balcony area and the children a normal room. Both rooms were clean,modern and well appointed with the same facilities but it was worth paying a bit more for the extra space in the superior room and the view of the river.
The children (teenagers) weren't too keen on the glass doors to the bathroom as they could hear each other on the loo but did like that they had separate wash basins; mini bars are always a plus when travelling with teenagers!
I liked the hotel, the service was good and the staff friendly. I would recomend to friends and would actively choose to stay there again as the hotel was centrally located and very close to the Guggenheim . We ate in the restaurant and the food was good but chose not to have breakfast as we thought it expensive although the food in the bar was a good price for this quality of hotel.

Room Tip: Up grade to the superior room worth the extra money for the additional space around the beds
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2011

A good and nice place to stay. Parking underneath and good service.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Located right by the river, booked a superior room at a reasonable rate, but unfortunately the 5th floor is just not quite high enough to see over the pesky trees to be able to see anything but the very top of the the Guggenhiem.

Thats said though, the room was large, the bed very comfortable, and a nice view otherwise of the river and the trees from the chaise longe in the window/balcony area.

I warn those that like to complain about bathroom privacy....the setup here won't be to everyones taste with two sinks in a recess of the hallway and its frosted glass doors that don't give 100% privacy, but there's always the option to book separate rooms!

€20 by taxi from the airport was a quick and pleasant introduction to the city and there's a welcoming look about the hotel exterior and lobby when you get there. Service at checkin and checkout with just one person on the front desk was not fast, but it was polite and efficient when my turn came. I took the option for the breakfast at €10 by prebooking at checkin, it was a nice looking spread, but the scrambled eggs were barely warm and I was probably in too much of a rush to enjoy it.

Overall, nice stay, nice area, and good clean modern hotel. Make sure you bring your running gear (if you liek that kind of thing), there's a great 5km circuit along the promenade of the river from the Guggenhiem down to the old city.

Room Tip: If you want to be able to see the Guggenhiem (and if you've paid for a room with a river view...
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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

My husband and I stayed one night in a superior room. The room was normal in size and very dark. We had the colored window seating area which opened up with a view to the river. We spent the extra few dollars for this room so that we would have the best view and most spacious room . The bed (king) was comfortable, nothing special. The bath area was nice, with double sinks outside of the private bath and toilet area. A nice closet and safe were also in the room. We did not look at the mini bar. The front desk was friendly and somewhat helpful. They also held our luggage after checkout. I was surprised that we could not order a pot of coffee to be delivered to our room in the morning. We were able to obtain a free cup of coffee in the breakfast buffet area, which was not overally impressive. The bar area was a nice place for a cocktail. Overall, a little pricey for what we got, but it was clean and modern. The location was very nice as we had a view of the river, pedistrian bridge and Guggenheim. We walked over the bridge to the tram to the old section and the Guggenheim was a short walk.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2011

For our first time to Bilbao, we booked Hesperia off the internet and travelled up from Madrid on the train. The hotel was not far from the train station, just an inexpensive taxi ride away. Located just across the road from the river and only 100 metres or so from an impressive footbridge across the river, the hotel was an ideal base to explore the city on foot. We had intended to spend a day in San Sebastian, but we found so much to do in Bilbao that we had to put that plan away for next time.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about NH Collection Ria de Bilbao

Address: Campo Volantin, 28, 48007 Bilbao, Spain (Formerly Hesperia Bilbao)
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Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Castaños
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#6 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
#6 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#11 Family Hotel in Bilbao
Price Range: €69 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Collection Ria de Bilbao 4*
Number of rooms: 151
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Combining avant-garde design with a superb location across from the Guggenheim, the newly-built Hesperia Bilbao is a luxury hotel just 200 meters from the main shopping area. ... more   less 
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