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The staff were really friendly and helpful, the rooms, the overall interior and the gardens were laid out quite beautifully, and obviously with great care. The food was lovely. The hotel is set amidst great scenery. Finally, the whole history of the place and of the co-operative of families is very inspiring.
Peace and quiet Difficult to find as signage quite poor
Pleasant, quiet location. Staff, particularly during dinner and breakfast, very pleasant and helpful. Dinner particularly was very good standard and value for money. From arrival around 4.30pm to departure at 10.30am we never had adequately hot water. A long way from the car-park to the hotel.
Tranquility, beautiful grounds, friendliness, food
Ambience, welcome and quality of meals
extremely good location
The breakfast at the last floor of the hotel, with a direct view to the Gugenheim was wonderful. I was welcomed by a nice woman, talking at least 3 different languages: spanish, english and french! Price of the breakfast was a bit high for the quality.
Ideal location, nice staff, amazing view from the 7th floor. Room was spotless, spacious,... Really nice But, really bad noise insulation. This is a 3* criteria! A shame for a 5* hotel. You can hear doors closing in the corridor and toilets flushing from neighboring rooms.
Found the garage and before we climbed out of our van your cheerful bellman was greeting us in English. He made a great first impression. He was there when we left and we left him 2 bottles of wine to say thanks for his help. We needed a van cab for our luggage and he was quite helpful in arranging it for us. Clerks at counter were very helpful in finding places, showing you on maps, making suggestions. Loved the look of the hotel, fountains, decor, etc. Great place!
Location, generosity of staff (postcards, newspapers) Not able to get a la carte breakfast in dining room.
Hotel is good and clean. The big artistic column(?) made of gravels is very impressive. The staffs in front desk are not very professional. They charged me twice because they didn't check that they charged on my credit card when I booked using booking.com. So, I'm arguing rightnow. Be careful, everybody!!!
good location, clean modern facilities and friendly staff
The location with respect to the Guggenheim was perfect and the eating facilities, breakfast buffet. bar, and restaurant were excellent The actual room was awkwardly shaped such that there was a pillar that severely limited the seating at the bench. The television had to be on this bench but was too far away from the bed to allow the ticker on the news screens to be read. The WiFi required a new password every day
The hotel was excellent - helpful staff and beautiful décor. The location was also superb. No.
location and price
Central location Internet isn´t free
Its location was excellent, as the Old Town, shopping area, bus and train stations were so easily accessible. Also liked the location along the river.Our room was located at the back of the hotel, and was very quiet.
Close to Guggenheim museum The smallest single room I have ever had. No accesible plugs for working in the room's desk, I had to bend beneath the desk and unplug the refrigerator. Wifi working very poorly. Not good conditions for a business hotel.
Clean room, easy access, you can walk almost to every city's corner. Price of breakfast
Good reasonably priced food, clean comfortable room, nice bar area and also met some nice people. NA
close to major city attraction
Two female travelers: Comfortable beds, safe, clean room. Just across the cool foot bridge to everything downtown. Good location -- walkable to the Gugg. Very welcoming of foreigners and most of the staff speaks English very well and were able to communicate complicated transit directions to me (like how to get to the bus that takes you to the airport) despite my limited Spanish. We were even able to borrow an adapter for our phones. It's not "the perfect" central location, but good price relative to hotels that are right at the city center. If you want the air conditioning to cool you room down, leave a key in the placard when you leave for the day, otherwise it turns off to save energy. Room smelled clean and fresh. We were fine with the size of the bathroom area. The lobby sitting area needs a good dusting/cleaning and maybe new carpet in the hallways.
the location and neighborhood are good, it's comfortable to take a walk there. we booked a double bed room in advance, but they gave us a twin bed room and didn't explain anything to us
La amplitud de las habitaciones y la tranquilidad que se respiraba El trato recibido y la atención del personal fue correcta pero sin gran amabilidad, la habitación emitía un cierto olor a humedad y había bastante polvo debajo de la cama. La decoración era de dudoso gusto. Hacía un excesivo calor en unos pasillos kilométricos (sensación de estar en un hospital) y la atención de la cafetería era bastante mejorable (por no hablar de la calidad del menú que ofrecían, hacía tiempo que no comía tan mal).
Rooms, Location, Breakfast, Hotel staff Too much people; problems with internet connection; the internet is not free of charge.
A good, comfortable, pleasant hotel in a good location. Staff were responsive to requests and helpful.
Central location, updated decor, helpful staff, good value Some upgrades, like the floor, were cheaply done - squeaky laminate
Relaxed and quiet staff very good and helpful No
Rooms are big, with big nice bathrooms. Very comfortable! There is WIFI available at the rooms but you have to pay per hour or day. I would prefer it to be included in the price, even if it is a little more expensive
no umbrella when outside raining;
good value for money.very centrally located.
Compared to other Spanish cities, Bilbao & this hotel (with its huge room) in particular offers excellent value for money. David Australia
The location is great. We liked the modern design of the furniture, the lighting and the bathroom features. By the way, the shower was fabulous. We would prefer a room with a better view, Ours was into some courtyard
Perfect location and the great room The spa wasn't that fabulous
Hotel staff Rooms design
The room was too small
Excellent location, very friendly and helpful staff. We had a very quick stay and did not have the full experience of staying at the Carlton. The concierge was very friendly offered to hold our bags while we explored the city after check out
Excellent facilities, very friendly staff and superb breakfast and central location
Great hotel, superb location, half way between the Googenheim, and the old town.
A nice Hotel in downtown Bilbao It might need some renovation in a year or so - the restaurant is just ok
Nice location, in city centre; the room is quite big, comfortable, you may find a pillow list, they provide several styles of pillow, fantastic; The parking service is really nice, and you should drive a nice car getting in:) The TV is really small, few channels
Location and breakfast. The latter is expensive but the quality and quantity is great. The breakfast is expensive compared to the room. The TV is small and wrongly placed.
The service was superb
An extremely elegant Hotel in an excellent location for shopping, restaurants or just lazily sitting in the beautiful Plaza opposite, with first-class Hotel staff, food and comfort.
the location was excellent. the hotel was beautiful. the room was spacious and beautifully decorated. the bathroom was luxurious. The staff was not very friendly.
The renovated rooms are comfortable All public areas need to be redone.
The breakfast is great and even it is relatively far from the city center, it is very easy to reach public transportation from it. No charges is invoiced in case of no-show when you book with "free cancelation" condition.
The staff was friendly, room was clean and spacious. An article of clothing was left behind and we contacted the hotel an hour after check out with the specific location of the garment, and they were not able to recover it. (No lost and found ect.)
Large, comfortable room. Great variety of food at breakfast. Handy for motorway and old part of city. Parking available under the hotel.
The room was very big and clean, the big shower was fantastic I would like to have the same in my house. We could sleep well even if all the city was celebrating a festival. Last but not least the parking was really huge for our van Everything was fantastic
Huge room, super comfortable bed, 5 min walk to tram stop and -10min journey to Guggenheim
okay , staff spoke some English
Facilities as they stand we're terrific. Clean, contemporary. Business luxury. Staff– a bit disorganized and not super helpful. Individually, they were polite and kind. But I expected more from a 4* hotel. Looked at me like I had three heads every time I asked for a restaurant number or a taxi. Their answer to everything was giving me a map. LOCATION. This is BARELY in Bilbao in my opinion. The hotel is literally located on the exit ramp leaving the city. It barely fit on the map of center city. If you're going for business, it's perfect. But if you plan on exploring the city, get ready to walk, take trains, take buses, etc. I would highly recommend that tourists DO NOT stay in this hotel. It's at least a 45 minute walk from the Guggenheim & most of the tourist attractions. It is KIND OF close to the Old Part, but still a 15 minute walk.
The room was very spacious and comfortable. The choice of food at breakfast was very comprhensive and the staff very helpfull. The waste bin in the bathroom was very small and hadnt been emptied. There was no other receptacle for waste.Travelling to the hotel by car from the City centre was a real nightmare.
Fabulous hotel. Huge modern bedroom and bathroom. Super buffet breakfast in wonderful breakfast room. I can't speak highly enough. Thr price was absurd, 52 euros for the room, 20 euros for two breakfasts and 11 euros to park in the basement. Obviously these prices reflect the current Spanish economy and tourism, as otherwise my 83 euro stay would have been three times the price. It's a five minute walk to lightrailway station which takes you to the Gug. We walked back to the hotel from the Gug - it took about half an hour including a walk through the old town. Absolutely no complaints at all.
Spacious hotel Restaurant was very basic
staff was okay breakfast poor , but okay for Spanish ( Basc ) Standards
new hotel, clean and modern.
The hotel was comfortable and in an ideal location. The reception staff were not very friendly or helpful.
Location was excellent! Near Plaza Moyua and shopping. We had a triple room on the 2nd floor in the newer wing and that one was great but we also had a double room in the older wing on 4th floor and this room was in need of an update. Carpet and decor were worn and paint was chipping.
Closeness to the shops and bus station. Breakfast buffet
The hotel was well-located (10 min walk to the Guggenheim and short walk to metro). The suite was large (we were four people) and comfortable. We were very happy with the room. Reception was friendly and helpful. We had requested a baby cot at the time of booking and it wasn't there when we arrived. However, reception was very helpful and provided one after we asked. Getting into the parking garage was a little scary!
Location, free wifi.
I liked very much the hotel staff, their behavior.
Nice staff, good breakfast, nice room There was only a socket for plugging in electric devices. Thus, it was not possible to plug in the laptop while the TV was on!
buffet breakfast reception not quite as as atttentive on arrival as one would have hoped
efficient service, free internet in the lobby, central location
We know this hotel for over 20 years and enjoy the comfort of the beds, the space in the rooms and the general decoration and furnishing. The location is ideal for shopping and visiting the town. The staff are efficient polite and helpful. The best breakfast selection of all the hotels you booked for us. We stayed in room 508, the only false note was the shower control which is near to falling off. I did not report this due to the crowded front desk situation.
Friendly and helpful staff how processed my check in and out quickly. Nice room which was comfortable and clean
clean and lots of space charging for internet access
Staff were pleasant and helpful. Very good breakfast. Had delicious evening meal in hotel restaurant on last evening of stay. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
A very well located, comfortable and clean hotel with friendly and helpful staff
A very luxurious hotel that may have seen better days - but for the price an irresistible offer. Located very central. The double-rooms are very spacious, the bathroom huge and well equipped. The Bar/Cafeteria is typical, friendly and fast. Though nothing is dirty or broken, you notice that many people before you have been staying in the rooms.
The position, the hotel staffs. It is a good hotel, but not at the level of other NH I have been, especially for the room.
spacious and clean
Staff efficiency. Early coffee was offered for guests taking flights before normal breakfsat times. This turned out to be almost a complete breakfast - a very welcome surprise. Nothing at all
Very modern and good looking hotel, friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms and shinny shared spaces. Very good value for money. Location, altough very good (10 minute walking from shopping areas, 20 minutes from old town), it not exactly at downtown, but on the other hand, it´s very close to Guggenheim museum.
High tech design and decor + close to Guggenheim and casco viejo Should have had free internet access not just WiFi for those with laptops
Hotel is in a good location, overlooking the river, 10 min walk to Guggenheim, 15 min walk to old town. Hotel is clean, good facilities (bar, restaurant), rooms are well-appointed and bathrooms have a decent bath and shower. Breakfast is expensive if not included in price.
close to Guggenheim and tram stop to old town
Excellent & convenient location, very helpful and pleasant staff. View on the river from our room was beautiful. Room was spacious. The room was always very clean, but so much chlorine bleach was used in the laundering of bed linen and towels the whole room smelled enough to make us ill! The water also seems to be very chlorinated. Our pajamas smelled like bleach and there is simply no excuse for this as non-smelling bleachs do exist!
Great food in Bilbao and Fabulous Gugenheim Museum. Lighting in room was minimal and it was difficult to see in the room, especially over the bench where suitcases were placed and there was no overhead lighting.
Very modern and stylish hotel
Everything about this hotel is 5 star - staff, service, quality and location. except the price through booking.com is only 3 star! Brilliant place.
The position of hotel with the coloured glass windows overlooking the river - superb spot to sit in the room and just view the river and only 5 mins walk to Guggenheim Musuem. The restaurant was lovely and also had a very good bar with tapas - excellent. Bathroom decor glamourous.
Rooms are spacious, clean and modern. Also very quiet. I had a really enjoyable stay there.
We enjoy the fact that the Hotel was so close to downtown Bilbao and close to so many atractions. The Hotel staff was very friendly and spoke many laguages ( Spanish, French, english etc.)
Quiet location - in the park. Not enough closet space The eggs and 'hot' food was cold.
location, room comfort, the staff at the reception desk Wi-Fi didn't work in the rooms.
The warmth and comfort In common with many other Spanish hotels there was no lavatory brush in the bathroom. This is something which should be corrected !
just a stay overnight quality of food
Great hotel and location as the tram stop is right next to the hotel and takes you into the old part of the town were all the shops and restaurants are. The cost of the tram is just1 euro.
The location was brilliant. Food really good. When our TV wasn't working, prompt service. When it still didn't work, they swaps rooms for us. Excellent. One of the waiters was a bit unattentive. Rest of staff were excellent.
Excellent Architecture , well located and he fabulous breakfast Parking in front of hotel could be a improved while checking in.
Always a great experience!! None
The bar area was very cosy and the service excellent.The bedrooms were good and the staff very helpful. The plastic underlays on the beds were extremely uncomfortable.One tends to sweat and i believe in the year 2010 the hotel should resort to something else.
Large comfortable room. Free WiFi. Close to city centre and metro station. Very good breakfast.
Smart, clean hotel in great location. Immaculate rooms. music through PA in corridors all night can be heard in room..
The comfort of the hotel at a very good price
Good sized bathroom well appointed and hotel served an excellent breakfast. No access to movies on TV and the room wasn't cleaned and the beds were not made up for our second night. The hotel was difficult to find as it's mostly signed as Indautxu but called Silken Indautxu on line.
Good hotel in excellent location
Conveniently located, within walking distance of Old City, the main bus station, and Guggenheim.
restaurant, design of rooms, location smoky bar
The room is luxurious The food is awful - pretentious, way overpriced, duck was undercooked and rice dish was swimming in chicken fat; there was nothing extra on the "main dish" plate except one item - duck for the duck plate, rice for the rice plate. Stay out of the restaurant!!!
We chose this hotel because it had excellent reviews, was near the old town to the east, the Guggenheim Museum to the west, and the river on three sides, and we were not disappointed. It is modern, clean, with excellent helpful staff and is ideally situated. As we arrived late evening (from the Santander ferry), the hotel car park was full (we were warned this might be the case); however the receptionist directed us to the public car park which is almost opposite and we left our car there for the stay which was not a problem - plenty of space and good security. Bilbao is a lovely town, especially the old quarter and the gardens. While tapas is available all day, the restaurants only open for dinner at 9pm, which is too late for us. Fortunately we stumbled across the bar/restaurant Berton at 11 Calle Jardines in the old town which serves meals throughout the day and evening; we had an excellent meal there. The Guggenheim is an interesting building with unique architecture. We visited all the galleries but must confess to not getting much out of it. 16 slightly different obscure paintings of Lenin and Stalin hanging upside down in dresses is not for me, however the pretentious commentary from the audio unit does provide some amusement. Two disappointments with the hotel – the aircon didn’t cool (the maid opened the window for us on the second day), and the breakfast was nothing special but expensive (€15) and there was no normal tea for some reason on both mornings.
No hangers in closet No place to unpack suitcase Outrageously priced breakfast
Fab location. Spacious comfortable rooms and great value for money. We stayed here with our two kids for one night before getting ferry back to Portsmouth. Highly recommended.
we had 2 single rooms well furnished and clean lots of choice at breakfast and very sympathetically refurbished as always would like to see cheaper single rooms than doubles
The location was great, very central. The room was very nice and great value for money.
Very nice hotel, great location, easy walking distance for all the sights. No hotel parking but underground car park only 1 block away.
I have apprecciated the central location of the hotel. Parking nearby is expensive and not easy. I have not enjoyed the noise in the early morning.
Pets allowed and location, fully restored No parking
Location atmosphere decor
Comfortable room, spacious for european standards. Bed was amazing. Very clean. Hotel smells delicious. Friendly staff. You can hear the noise from the hallways and contiguous rooms.
Location Purple decor
The breakfasts Smelly drains in the bathroom
good situation for the old part of the city and access to the Guttenheim museum
Location Floors are noisy
The location of the hotel is excellent for shopping in Bilbao. The hotel staff were very helpful when needed. No, everything was very good.
Good position with benefit of garage. Good buffet breakfast. Helpful and smiling staff- we would definitely return and recommend it.
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Great location A little pricey for the stay
Location. Internet access. The wireless device from the floor my room was located always was unaccessible, I had to connect the device from another floor, giving me worse connection.
very central the views
location good but extremely noisy. Bins collected each morning at 5.30 am. little atsmophere. possibly the most uncomortable bed I have ever slept in.
location,excellent bathroom Dark room no natural light
good parking facilities and a good rate, excellent location paper thin walls, could hear too much from next room.
I liked the location. quite room like I asked in my booking, breakfast, clean room. Bed litle bit hard and bedclothes coud be modern and better quality.
Personal and historical outlooks of the hotel. Polite service. Close to the meeting place. Wireless internet access in the rooms was not available free as it was stated in the internet pages. That was a big disappointment because that is why we chose the 5 star hotel.
small, personal, quaint
Excellent central position. Friendly staff
Comfortable rooms in good location
Everything. Good location, pleasant,efficient and helpful staff and service
Beautiful hotel, good location, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast
As a so called "5 Star" hotel there was no possibility to change days unless pay for one day. Very poor. We will not recommend this hotel and we do both work in travel agent industry.
This is the best small luxury hotel of Bilbao at a veru reasonable price.
Great location, friendly staff. Smoke from bar on ground floor spreading to all floors of the hotel. Noisy street (although not the hotel's fault)
Staff is amazing. Location is perfect. Rooms are large and comfortable.
The room was very nice and modern and looked much better than the pictures. The staff was friendly We scratched our car in the parking which is crowded and tight, It was a long walk to the center of the city
Not being able to order a meal before 18.30 after travelling all day to reach Bilbao.
Easy to reach, quite close to Guggenheim museum and metro. Nice kingsized beds. Excellent breakfasts. free wireless in rooms.
Staff was extremely helpful & kind. Location! If you don't come by car - not easy to reach. Complicated by bus!
The hospitality of the hotel staff, and the cleanliness of our room. None
Easy to find; easy parking (not free though); v.friendly staff; child friendly; free child bed; restaurant for dinner = too expensive and not very suitable for families. But great places to eat nearby
locationwise the hotel was great The bedspread was stained, ringmarks on the lockers, mildew in the grout between tiles in bathroom, overall the room looked tired and shabby definately not to 4 star standard
We enjoyed the meals in the restaurant and the service in the hotel was excellent. We felt that the surrounding area detracted from the hotel, as it ws opposite the construction site from the new Bilbao FC stadium. However, the noise from the site was not excessive.
No positive points to make. Not 4*hotel, room more than tired looking. Breakfast 2*
Good location and general standard of room etc. Staff did not explain fully some queries - e.g. they led us to understand bus to Vitoria airport would go all way to airport and it didn't!!
location was relatively good reception staff were both unhelpfull and unfriendly and not at all in keeping with what one would expect from a four star hotel.
Great value for money
Breakfast Hotel difficult to find. Air conditioning in bedroom not functioning.
Good position and pleasant room with good facilities. The breakfast was of relatively poor quality and expensive compared with similar hotels.
Near the center of the City. Easy to move around directly from the Hotel to main tourist attractions. Not very comfortable. Old rooms and uncomfortable bed mattresses.
Room was very comfortable and quiet. Hotel was in a good location for seeing the city of Bilbao. Thought ther could have been a wider choice at breakfast.
The staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful telling us how to get into the hotel car park and then up to reception to check in. We were very disappointed that on our return stay in this hotel, there were no tea/coffee making facilities.
This hotel represented good value for money at the time of purchase. A clean, spacious hotel in a great location - a 10 minute walk from the Old Town or the Guggenheim.
The location is ideal for exploring a wonderful city without needing a car. Unintrusive 24 hour reception with nice sweets and good English (thanks for that, my Spanish is very limited). Good restaurants with a range of (affordable) prices very nearby. The Spa is excellent (with reservations mentioned elsewhere). If you like to cycle the hotel rents bikes :-). Mosquitoes. Dirty room which didn't get any cleaner; bathroom sink not cleaned at all during our 3 night stay. Furniture and textiles have seen better days. Spa not included!! It's a separate business and located without private entrance for hotel guests, ie. no privacy. The website lacked relevant information to enable visitors to bring the equipment required for entry to the Spa.
It was a perfect location for us, as it was located near a metro station and a shuttle pick-up point for a music festival we went to. However the location in itself is not very attractive for tourism. Parking was not free of charge, we then had to park the car in a dodgy location behind the hotel.
Restraunt and bar cleanliness, friendliness and good food. Maybe only small selection on menu.
very nice room, huge bathroom, friendly and helpful staff, very clean and modern premises, good restaurant
The staff was very welcoming and helping. It was a pleasure.
Staff which I came into contact with were friendly and helpful, most of all the front desk. The charge of €15 per night for car parking FOR GUESTS is far too high. This marked down the hotel in the value for money section.
Restaurant a bit pricey & food not fantastic. Getting into car park very difficult.
pleasant and helpful staff no
Friendly staff, nice pool area to relax and swim. Car Park was hard to find. Would suggest signage at entrance to underground car park to indicate that it was for the hotel.
While it is a distance outside Bilbao it is easily accessed by Metro. The location is great for touring the region by car. While the hotel charge €15 for parking, there is free public parking at the back of the hotel, which suited us fine. The hotel restaurant was expensive for what you get. We ate most meals in the Doyuno Cafe across the road (under a red brick apartment block). Lovely food great atmosphere and great service. The hotel room is big (we had double room with sofa), but badly needs storage space for guests staying more than a night or two. Overall the hotel is reasonable priced and I would recommend staying there if you have a car or if you don't mind using public transport. Internet connection kept disconnecting. Reception were unhelpful ("the internet access is operated by a different Company" "we have no control over it"). Reception also only mentioned the free public parking when we quizzed them. As mentioned above there is no storage space in the room.
All fine, except : see below bar closes at 11pm. and it was too hot in the room, even with the thermostat at the minimum
The location of the hotel is ideal. The rooms are OK, although the windows could be larger. A triple room for a family was quite crowded with the beds and there was almost no space to move.
We found the hotel staff friendly and helpful. We very much enjoyed the modern style of the hotel and our room. Dinner in the restaurant was truly excellent with a very pleasant and helpful waiter who spoke excellent English. As with other reviewers we left after an excellent breakfast. The free Internet access in a room was also a plus point. No
Everything was very good visiting the guggenheim is a must . lovely food plenty of tapas. the hotel was in a good location for restaurants and bars.
Services were good, the hotel was very clean and well maintained. Breakfast and breakfast times were excellent. The room was lovely and well stocked. No
The location,cleanliness of the room and the parking area Restaurant
nice and quiet and good location staff were slightly surly
Friendliness of staff, comfortable room, location near bus station and good restaurants, value for money.
Great location and a really nice room.
Internet was not functioning when we were there. The waiter in the hotel restaurant was great; helpful, knowledgeable and witty. Some other staff were helpful and courteous but somewhat distracted and got one or two things wrong. I think they were genuine mistakes.
A very modern, clean hotel with comfortable, stylish rooms. A good hotel for business stays. The bar and restaurant areas were stark and soulless. Staff were friendly, but sometimes unhelpful. Unwilling to help with car rental arrangements, carrying bags down from the room, etc.
We liked the decor of the hotel and the friendly staff. The parking was excellent and the breakfast adequate. We were very disappointed that there was so little choice for an evening meal. There was only salad, omelette or cheeses and ham on offer.We had expected a full menu. Perhaps this should be made clear in the description of the hotel.
Brand new hotel (opening end of March 2009), very clean, well designed. Very friendly staff. Very good value for money. Wifi internet for surcharge 10,50 EUR/day.
Quiet and comfortable after a long drive from the Costa Del Sol.
New hotel, 15 minutes from the Bilbao metro. We got a large corner room which was very quiet despite the highway passing outside. For the price asked, it was not much to choose from for breakfast.
Nice clean hotel with friendly personnel. It is located near a highway, the closest beach looks out on an industrial harbour area and it is impossible to do something without moving with a car. Moreover, the dining room is not very comfy and both the choice of food and its quality did not satisfy.