Occidental Bilbao Hotel

ex. Barcelo Avenida

Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006  show map
 4 stars
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Occidental Bilbao Hotel

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 19 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Dining room

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Reflex massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The stylish Holiday Inn Bilbao offers a great view of Bilbao from many non-smoking guestrooms. Featuring innovative architecture, the hotel is welcoming guests since 1964.

The hotel is located in the historical center of Bilbao, steps away from Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao, Plaza Moyua and Deusto University. Nestled in the museum district and 1 km from the city center.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to a market and shops.

The hotel is ideally located just a 10-minute walk to Santutxu underground station and 15 minutes' walking distance to Atxuri train station. The property is 5 minutes' drive from Sondica airport.

Rooms

There are 200 guestrooms featuring connecting room and superior double room equipped with climate control, music system, a laptop-compatible safe, complimentary Wi-Fi and a work desk. Bathrooms come with towels, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

A fine variety of Mediterranean dishes is offered at the spacious restaurant onsite. Guests can try beers and coffee served in the snack bar. Serving both food and drinks, Gozo Gozo and Karlos are situated around 400 meters from the property.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 13.75 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel also offers cars for rent.

Relax

A solarium and a Jacuzzi as well as Turkish steam bath and massage are available to guests on site. There are fitness classes and a gym provided at Holiday Inn Bilbao.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at EUR 19 per day.

Year renovated:   2015.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   200.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Vending machines
  • Fireplace
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Boating
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006

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City Center
  • Bilbao
    3000 ft
Airports
  • Sondica (BIO)
    3.0 mi
  • Santander (SDR)
    47.1 mi
Train Stations
  • Atxuri Station
    3000 ft
Underground stations
  • Santutxu Metro Station
    1000 ft
  • Santutxu
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Gozo Gozo (cuisine: Spanish)
    1300 ft
  • Karlos
    1300 ft
Parks
  • Parkea Mendikosolo
    2000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2015
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    200

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Rooms and availability

Standard Room
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Connecting Room
Bed type: Double beds
Size: 260 sq. feet
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    Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      Family Room
      Bed type: 1 King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed or 1 Super King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed
        Size: 260 sq. feet
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          Superior King Room
          Bed type: King-size bed
          Size: 260 sq. feet
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            How to reach hotel

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            Hotel Address:

            Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Bilbao
              3000 ft
            Airports
            • Sondica (BIO)
              3.0 mi
            • Santander (SDR)
              47.1 mi
            Train Stations
            • Atxuri Station
              3000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Santutxu Metro Station
              1000 ft
            • Santutxu
              1000 ft
            Restaurants
            • Gozo Gozo (cuisine: Spanish)
              1300 ft
            • Karlos
              1300 ft
            Parks
            • Parkea Mendikosolo
              2000 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2015
            • Number of floors:
              8
            • Number of rooms:
              200

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Plaza Nueva - 2300 ft
            • Catedral de Santiago - 2700 ft

            Popular areas

            • City Center - 2700 ft

            Places of interest

            • Basílica de Begoña - 400 ft
            • Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari - 2300 ft
            • Parroquia Basilica de Santiago-Catedral - 2300 ft
            • San Anton Church - 2700 ft
            • Plaza del Arenal - 2700 ft
            • Plaza Nueva de Bilbao - 2700 ft

            Train stations

            • Atxuri Station - 2700 ft

            Amusement

            • Bingos del Norte S A - 1400 ft

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • San Anton 's church and bridge - 2700 ft
            • Santiago Cathedral - 2700 ft

            Museums

            • Euskal Museoa Museum - 2300 ft

            Parks

            • Parque de Etxebarria - 2300 ft
            • Parque Europa - 2300 ft
            • Etxebarría Park - 2300 ft

            Underground stations

            • Santutxu Metro Station - 700 ft
            • Casco Viejo Metro Station - 2000 ft
            • Basarrate - 2300 ft

            Public parking

            • Basilica of Begoña - 400 ft

            Local attractions

            • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao - 1.3 mi
              Abandoibarra Et. 2, Bilbao
            • Dona Casilda Park - 1.5 mi
              Paseo Don Jose Anselmo Clave, Bilbao
            • Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao - 1.8 mi
              Muelle Ramon de la Sota n0 1, Bilbao
            • Bilbao Fine Arts Museum - 1.4 mi
              Museo Plaza 2, Bilbao
            • Palacio de Congresos y de la Musica Euskalduna - 1.7 mi
              Abandoibarra, 4, Bilbao

            Near the hotel

            • Casco Viejo - 1500 ft
              Calla Zabalbide, Bilbao
            • Calzadas de Mallona - 2100 ft
              Bilbao, Bilbao
            • Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art - 2800 ft
              Plaza Encarnacion 9B, Bilbao
            • Iglesia de la Merced - 3600 ft
              Plaza de la Merced, s/n, Bilbao
            • Parkea Mendikosolo - 2000 ft
              Carretera Arrigorriaga la Pena s/n, Arrigorriaga
            • Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology - 2300 ft
              Calzadas de Mallona, 2, Bilbao
            • Catedral de Santiago - 2900 ft
              Plaza Santiago 1, Bilbao

            Restaurants nearby

            • Gozo Gozo - 1300 ft

              Address: Zabalbide 39

              84% likes this, based on 31 reviews
              Cuisine: Spanish

            • Mendia La Zona - 1700 ft

              Address: Elizondo, 2 (trasera)

              59% likes this, based on 24 reviews

            • De Boca Madre - 2100 ft

              Address: Calle Manuel Allende 5
              Phone: 00 34 944 10 35 52

            • Karlos - 1300 ft

              Address: Calle Iturribide, 118
              Phone: +34 944332317

              53% likes this, based on 32 reviews

            • Victor Montes Restaurante - 2500 ft

              Address: Plaza Nueva 8
              Phone: 944 157 067

              64% likes this, based on 269 reviews

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2015
            • Number of floors:
              8
            • Number of rooms:
              200

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            Occidental Bilbao Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Occidental Bilbao

            Average guest rating

            7.4out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 507 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            8.0
            Rooms
            10.0
            Service
            10.0
            Value
            10.0
            Dining
            10.0

            Guest reviews

            • Group of friends
              7.4

              Comfortable beds, attentive staff, free WiFi.

              Expensive parking, only Spanish TV-channels

            • Couple
              8.2

              Close to the metro an good breakfast selection

            • Couple
              6.6

              King size bed, nice room. Was no problem to store our luggage there for the day after checking out. A little far if you plan on walking into the city center, but everything is easily accessible with the metro. If you walk through the park at the top of the hill you can take a unique elevator ride down to the "Casco Vieja", which saves some time and is kind of fun (costs 45 cents).

              Beside the room itself nothing else is included - internet station in the lobby is expensive, the spa/gym area costs €30 per person and you have to make an appointment to use it! Also it is only open between 9am-3pm, so even if you wanted to use it, the hours are quite restricted. Breakfast was expensive, so we opted out for that. Basically the facilities are nice and all there, but at a price.

            • Older travelers
              6.2

              We liked the friendly treatment.

              The Hotel's parking places were too expensive to park close to the hotel. We parked close to it 'cos there are a lot of streets with no parking fees.

            • Couple
              8.2

              Very clean, easy to get to and superb value for money

            • Single
              6.2

              Close to old town

              difficult to find as not signposted ; no tea or coffee making facilities

            • Group of friends
              8.8

              Very helpful desk staff, quiet comfortable rooms.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The prices in the bar were reasonable. The hotel was very handy forthe metro to enable us to get about. We would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to someone and indeed use it again ourselves.

            • Single
              8.2

              good location, very comfortable room and bed

              thin walls

            • Couple
              9.6

              The staff was very friendly, and rooms comfortable and modern. There are many international tv channels to choose from. If you're arriving by car, the hotel's exterior private parking costs €14 a day, which is less than the interior car park. Although not in the center of the city, the hotel is very close to a metro station.

              The hotel was great as a whole, although one night we did arrive to find our room door open. Confirmed with the reception it was the cleaning lady who forgot, nothing was missing and this could happen in most hotels.

            • Older travelers
              8.4

              On-site parking and just one metro stop from the City.

            • Couple
              6.2

              Comfortable room. Breakfast was basic. Corridors looked scruffy. Overall fairly good but a bit expensive.

            • Older travelers
              7.0

              comfortable room and good breakfast for the money. Staff helpful and friendly. Good to have onsite parking.

              Directions to the hotel were not easy to follow - not being a Spanish national. More information on how to reach the ferry port from the hotel would also have been helpful. We were late arrivals and wanted to have a something simple to eat at the cafe but it had closed at 11.30p.m. Location was not where we thought it would be.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              Modern hotel. Relatively easy to find on dual-carriageway round Bilbao, good underground parking, pleasant bar, comfortable rooms. Close to underground station.

              No restaurant; there are only bar snacks (pizzas or burgers) apart from sandwiches to eat in the evening. There are no shops or restaurants in the surrounding area.

            • Couple
              7.8

              comfort, close to metro, good hospitality, girls at the reception were very helpfull.

              the bath was leaking.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Occidental Bilbao Hotel Bilbao location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Bilbao
              3000 ft
            Airports
            • Sondica (BIO)
              3.0 mi
            • Santander (SDR)
              47.1 mi
            Train Stations
            • Atxuri Station
              3000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Santutxu Metro Station
              1000 ft
            • Santutxu
              1000 ft
            Restaurants
            • Gozo Gozo (cuisine: Spanish)
              1300 ft
            • Karlos
              1300 ft
            Parks
            • Parkea Mendikosolo
              2000 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  12 pm
            • Year renovated:
              2015
            • Number of floors:
              8
            • Number of rooms:
              200

            Hotel Awards

            SpanishHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedBilbaoOccidental Bilbao

            According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
            Best Luxury Hotels in Spain

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