7.6
Very good621 reviews

Occidental Bilbao Hotel

Bilbao, Spain
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Address
Avenida Zumalacarregui 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006
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Overview

Featuring a terrace and an indoor pool, 4-star Occidental Bilbao lies within 15 minutes’ walk of the compact Casco Viejo. The hotel's strategic location provides easy access to Txurdinaga as well as the grand 16th-century church "Basilica of Begona".

Location

The exclusive hotel is set in the old part of Bilbao, a few minutes drive away from the Roman Catholic church "Bilbao Cathedral". The hotel is located 10 minutes by car from Guggenheim Modern Art Museum Bilbao.

The property is a 5-minute walk from Santutxu metro station. Bilbao airport is located nearly 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Satellite television, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities are provided. This hotel's 200 rooms have private bathrooms, equipped with a shower, a hairdryer and robes.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. European cuisine is served at the hotel's à la carte restaurant. There is a café bar on site. Guests can dine at Bar Zabalbide, serving Spanish dishes, or at Mole Tex Mex, located within 7-minutes’ walk.

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

Leisure

A swimming pool and a fitness center can be arranged at the impressive hotel. Spa facilities here include facials, massage and sauna facilities. A gym facility with fitness classes and a gym area are available at Occidental 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.

Former name: Barcelo Avenida/Holiday Inn Bilbao

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

EUR 19 per day

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness center

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa and relaxation

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Pool tables
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Beach towels
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 06:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Superior King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Superior Room Extra Bed
  • Bed options:
    3 Single beds
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max:
    3 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Two Connecting Double Rooms
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max:
    4 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
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Family Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    270 sq. feet

  • Max:
    1 person
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Location
Avenida Zumalacarregui 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Church
Basilica of Begona
900 ft
Avenida Zumalacarregui
The Kitchen Holiday Inn Bilbao
100 ft
Calle Arbidea 24
El Refugio Gastrobar
900 ft
Zabalbide 39
Gozo Gozo
2000 ft
Iturribide 118
Restaurante Marisqueria Karlo's
2500 ft
Calle Gabriel Aresti n03
Batzoki de Begona
1800 ft
Calle Iturribide 28
Txarloska
2900 ft
Calle musico arambarri 1
Meson New Scala
2600 ft
Calle Resurreccion Ma de Azkue s\u002Fn
Santutxu Bai Batzokia
3700 ft
Iturribide Kalea
Himalaya Curry & Tandoori Restaurant
3200 ft
12 Nueva Plaza
Gure Toki
4000 ft
Getting around
Airports
Bilbao (BIO) 6.9 mi
Vitoria (VIT) 37.7 mi
Train
Atxuri Station3000 ft
Metro stations
Santutxu Metro1000 ft
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Reviews
7.6
Very good621 reviews
Location7.6
Rooms8.0
Service7.0
Dining7.6
  • 7.0
    Very good

    We really enjoyed staying in this lovely place. The bed was good sized and comfortable. Breakfast was superb, with plenty of food options.

    AlexanderUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    Truly enjoyed almost everything, including staff and rooms, they were excellent. 10 minutes walk from central Bilbao. The bar is superb. In fact, we spend out time lovely here thanks to the availability of free Wi-Fi. It is a gorgeous hotel, outstanding value for money...

    DaveUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    seeing the old town in Bilbao

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    I liked the hotel very much, the prblem is that i wanted to get one of the glass walled bathrooms but i didn't. The hotel is nice, and the staff is very friednly and helpful. The metro station is only 5 min walk from the hotel.

    we could not open the window! internet very expensive. spa as well very expensive!

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Great price for a 4-star hotel near the city center. The room design is also very nice. Besides, there is the possibility of using other facilities such as the spa and the gym for a very affordable price.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    We stayed only one night there so it's diffucult to give clear opinion about the hotel. Generally we had really good time. The room was nice and clean with comfortable bed and room bar/fridge. There was pretty big bath in the bathroom.

    From our experience the hotel is not really ecological conscious. We bought bottle of water from room's bar ( the water in the tap was too chlorined to drink it) and for that we received A4 size, fancy, the best quality of paper receipt. Probably this paper had higher value than this small bottle of water.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    An absolutely wonderful quality to price rate. A little more, and I would tag it as a design hotel. The price was in between several 2* hotels and the level of service was a full 4*.

    Pool and fitness center were not included, but for this price it was almost obvious.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    new,clean,far from the centre of city

    United States of America, 
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    the fact it was a base to take metro to guggenheim museum

    staff unfriendly & unhelpful. also assumed parking free, but paid 14 euros

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    Close to the metro to get to the bullfight on time but not in the expensive centre of Billbao

    United States of America, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Helpful staff, good facilities(Internet), good rooms

    The restaurant did not have sufficient choice

    United States of America, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very good breakfast and bar service. Quiet even being very close to the centre.

    Terrible parking solution. Very expensive and unreliable.

    United States of America, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    The staff speaks English, the location is good if you drive (although it's not exactly in the center) and it's cheap.

    The shower was just ridiculous. It's a glass cabin right at the entrance with no door or curtain, so no privacy at all; plus it was not operating well. The hotel is not the most renovated, and generally 4* is too generous.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    it is not a proper 4 star hotel (we found a not so clean room, some stuff on the floor) but it has got an excellent quality/price ratio.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Very helpful and friendly staff, very clean room, located in a nice area pretty close to where I wanted to go and fairly priced.

    No coffee/tea etc in the bedroom.

    United States of America, 
FAQ
Can I have a breakfast on site?
Yes, you can have an buffet breakfast in the hotel.
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include a business center, a conference hall and an internet corner.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.6 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service.
What are the on-site dining options?
There is an café bar that offers a variety of beers, coffee and tea.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at The Kitchen Holiday Inn Bilbao, Bar Zabalbide and Liquid Bilbao Cafe-Lounge located about 100 feet away.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices at Occidental Bilbao start from €130.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as a single room and a double room.
What spa facilities does the property offer?
The hotel offers a hot tub and a sauna.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from fitness classes, a gym area and a fitness center available on site.
Address
Avenida Zumalacarregui 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006
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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as 

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Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outfrom 06:00-12:00FREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Bilbao (BIO) 6.9 mi
Vitoria (VIT) 37.7 mi
Train
Atxuri Station3000 ft
Metro stations
Santutxu Metro1000 ft
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