Facing the Arriaga Theater and next to the Guggenheim Museum in a 10 minutes’ walk along the river, the Petit Palace Arana Hotel in a few meters from the subway, tram, train and bus stop, in the commercial heart of the city where the best pintxos and typical gastronomy is adapted to every pocket.
A passage of the mythical “7 Calles”. Stores, boutiques, narrow paved stone streets, churches and Gothic cathedrals, palaces and important buildings of great historic-artistic interest such as house where the poet UNAMUNO was bornt and lived for years. Its strategic situation allows to access to the main tourist, cultural and business spots of the village.
"Just a perfect Location!"
Very nice spot to stayed with friendly and helpful staff! Their English was excellent! Modern and comfortable rooms. Excellent breakfast with lots of options! Notice, if you travel by car, parking is 100mts away in a public underground parking!
The location of this Hotel is just perfect. Located in the "Casco Viejo" (old town), just by the theatre with very nice views to the River and to the El Arenal garden. Near the Gran Via and a 10/15min pleasant riverside walk to the Guggenheim. The tram and bus have stops just across the street. If you travel by car, parking is 100mts away in a public underground parking (parking on the street is just impossible). The Hotel is in an old historical building, that has been renovated. The rooms are comfortable and spacious enough, although the insonorisation could be better. Breakfast is very good, lots of options (Healthy ones too!).
We stayed here in July for 4 nights. The reception staff were very welcoming and helpful, their English was excellent. Our room was very modern, well laid out and spotless. The frosted glass partition that separated the bathroom was fine and gave us no problem. It is a city hotel and doesn't have any outside space. Because of its city location it was a little noisy in the daytime, but we both slept well. The hotel is situated near the old town, so lots of tapas bars and shops in the vicinity and lots of interesting sights within walking distance. We did two guided walks with a well informed leader which we found very interesting. One day we took a train and bus to San Sebastian on the coast - the European City of Culture for 2016. It was a lovely city and near the beach were 6 Henry Moore sculptures! We really enjoyed the food in both Bilbao and San Sebastian.
"Great location, noisy as hell"
Nice hotel, staff sometimes hardly notice you or speak English. I know is not an English speaking country but at least hotel reception' Anyway problem was noise, felt like everyone was moving furniture the whole time. We went in nov and was really noisy, so can't imagine how summer would have been. Overall was clean and bed was super comfy...
"Great value, very clean, very friendly staff. Room a bit noisy, toilet door a bit odd."
Little to complain about. The hotel was spotless, the staff very friendly and helpful, very good value. Our room was on the first floor landing, and was occasionally a bit noisy with people outside. It also overlooked the tram, so the occasional rumble or ringing bell. May be worth being specific if background noise bothers you. The toilet was separated from the room by a frosted glass partition, and the door didn't 'seal' shut. You couldn't see anything, but there was little privacy. Could be a problem if not sharing with a 'close' friend. Excellent location for old town, Guggenheim a pleasant 20 minute walk along the river. The train station on your doorstep, the bus stop from the airport is a 15 minute walk, or 15 minute tram from the bus terminus.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM