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.
"Excellent location and great rooms"
This hotel is in such a great location for visiting Bilbao. We visited with my parents (in their 70s) and everyone found the rooms comfortable and the staff very friendly. The wifi is good and the breakfast is great.
"5 nights in Bilbao"
1st impression and importantly was the reception we received upon arrival. Rosa was fantastic, very helpful with local pointers, professional, bubbly and warm & welcoming. Very good location for us to enjoy both the new and especially the old parts of town. The hotel was immaculately clean throughout. All staff were very good and pleasant. The bed and linen was very comfortable with plenty of pillows provided. A good laundry service was provided and we enjoyed the complimentary chocolates/ fruit and we had two bottes of free water. Our only downsides and the reason for the lower score rating (would give 3.5 if you could score by half marks) was the very creaky floor in the hallway which wouldnt have bothered us as much if we were early birds, the hair dryer kept conking out and the shower unit (one of those with built in jets etc) was a bit of a nightmare in our room- just needs a bit of maintenance. We didn't make use of the breakfasts so cannot include that in our rating. All In all we would certainly visit again if we could get a cheaper price.
"Wonderful stay in Basque Country very close to Guggenheim"
Unique old building with hand hewn timber and 1870s bricks. Beautiful, smiling, helpful staff, eager to promote their culture and language. Very Comfortable beds, linens and room, one lift from reception to 1st floor then second lift from 1st to 6th floor. Our bathroom was quaint and a little out of date but functioned ok. A good Breakfast is served on 6th floor in a very unusual room with exposed wooden beams and attic windows, quite delightful. Bicycles in the foyer for rental. The hotel is literally across the road from the 1890' Arriaga theatre, and one block from the 7 streets of the "Old Town" Guggenheim, Castilla Iturrizar Park, La Ribera Market, San Mames Stadium, are all within walking distance.
Good situation in old city Lovely staff very helpful and allowed luggage storage all day Breakfast great but dining room chaotic. Not enough tables and long queue for coffee!! Bedrooms tiny and noise from street kept us awake all night Poor wifi...
"Good location, old building. Interior in need of upgrading."
Quiet Hote, small rooms. Could be a beautiful building but the whole interior needs upgrading. Reasonable breakfast. Helpful staff. The position is great. Close to the hop on hop off buses (stop across the square and in front of the church). On the edge of old town with terrific tapas bars and good restaurants. Within walking distance of the shopping centre and the Guggenheim.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM