Occidental Bilbao Hotel

ex. Barcelo Avenida/Holiday Inn Bilbao

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

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

Massage

Turkish bath

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

Overview

The pleasant Occidental Bilbao Hotel offers a cozy accommodation in the center of Bilbao. The hotel opened its doors in 1964 and was remodeled in 2015.

It lies within 25 minutes' walk of Euskalduna Conference Centre. A theater, a museum and a cathedral lie a short distance away.

Placed near a concert hall, restaurants and casinos, the hotel offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a sundeck and a golf course for on-site relaxation.

Santutxu underground station is close to Occidental Bilbao Hotel. Sondica airport is 10 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

There are 200 rooms including connecting room, superior king room and family single room in Occidental Bilbao Hotel, offering a panoramic view of the mountain along with climate control, high-speed internet, an electronic safe, a work desk and music system. Bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and towels.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant entices with dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. Located in a shopping area, Gozo Gozo and Karlos serve a wide range of meals.

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

Services

Guests will enjoy using car rentals when exploring the sites of Bilbao.

Relax

Occidental Bilbao Hotel offers a spa lounge, a solarium and a sauna. For active guests fitness classes and a gym are provided.

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
  • 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
  • Beach access
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • 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
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Room toiletries

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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 Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

DOUBLE STANDARD. BED & BREAKFAST

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Connecting Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
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Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

Occidental Bilbao photos Room Hotel information
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed and 1 Sofa bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room

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Superior Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

DOUBLE SINGLE USE SUPERIOR KING BED. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Occidental Bilbao photos Room Hotel information
Superior King Room
  • Room size:

    260 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR KING BED. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Superior|Triple Superior (2ad+1ch)

Executive Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Room

Occidental Bilbao Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Plaza Nueva2300 ft
  • Catedral de Santiago2700 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center2700 ft

Places of interest

  • Basílica de Begoña400 ft
  • Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari2300 ft
  • Parroquia Basilica de Santiago-Catedral2300 ft
  • San Anton Church2700 ft
  • Plaza del Arenal2700 ft
  • Plaza Nueva de Bilbao2700 ft

Train stations

  • Atxuri Station2700 ft

Convention centers

  • Adaska Kultur Elkartea3000 ft

Shopping areas

  • Ribera Market3000 ft

Amusement

  • Bingos del Norte S A1400 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • San Anton 's church and bridge2700 ft
  • Santiago Cathedral2700 ft

Museums

  • Euskal Museoa Museum2300 ft

Parks

  • Etxebarría Park2300 ft
  • Parque Europa2300 ft
  • Parque de Etxebarria2300 ft

Theaters

  • C.A.C. Teatro Arriaga S.A.3000 ft
  • Teatro Arriaga3000 ft

Underground stations

  • Santutxu Metro Station700 ft
  • Casco Viejo Metro Station2000 ft
  • Basarrate2300 ft

Public parking

  • Basilica of Begoña400 ft

Local attractions

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao1.3 mi
    Abandoibarra Et. 2, Bilbao
  • Dona Casilda Park1.5 mi
    Paseo Don Jose Anselmo Clave, Bilbao
  • Museo Maritimo Ria de Bilbao1.8 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 Euskalduna1.7 mi
    Abandoibarra, 4, Bilbao

Near the hotel

  • Casco Viejo1500 ft
    Calla Zabalbide, Bilbao
  • Calzadas de Mallona2100 ft
    Bilbao, Bilbao
  • Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art 2800 ft
    Plaza Encarnacion 9B, Bilbao
  • Iglesia de la Merced3600 ft
    Plaza de la Merced, s/n, Bilbao
  • Parkea Mendikosolo2000 ft
    Carretera Arrigorriaga la Pena s/n, Arrigorriaga
  • Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology2300 ft
    Calzadas de Mallona, 2, Bilbao
  • Catedral de Santiago2900 ft
    Plaza Santiago 1, Bilbao

Restaurants nearby

  • Gozo Gozo1300 ft

    Address: Zabalbide 39

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

  • Mendia La Zona1700 ft

    Address: Elizondo, 2 (trasera)

    59% likes this, based on 24 reviews

  • De Boca Madre2100 ft

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

  • Karlos1300 ft

    Address: Calle Iturribide, 118
    Phone: +34 944332317

    53% likes this, based on 32 reviews

  • Victor Montes Restaurante2500 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

Hotel Awards

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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:

Rooms
10.0
Service
10.0
Value
10.0
Dining
10.0
Location
8.0

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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