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.
"Weekend in Bilbao"
Excellent breakfast vegan friendly, with space for kids and good and kind staff service. The location is well situated in the centre of the town. The hotel has a nice admosphere... We are happy to had choosed this hotel.
Fabulous location in the lovely old town. Comfy and warm room with everything you could need. The staff were really friendly and helpful.Found the glass bathrom walls took a bit of getting used to! Breakfast was amazing.
"Great breakfast, dated rooms"
Rooms are a bit dated and there is a faint but distinctive odour in the bathroom suggesting some moisture issues. Good bed but had to sleep with the window open due to too warm interior (even the air conditioning didn't help). Breakfast is great and the service during was really warm and courteous.
We arrived by train to Bilbao and literally crossed the bridge and we were at the hotel. No taxi necessary. Talk about a perfect location. Lovely staff there to welcome us. Paula checked us in and gave us loads of useful information about the city. Breakfast was good and convenient. Loved our cozy beds. This hotel was recommended to us by two different friends and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone going to Bilbao.
This hotel is a 19th Century building and just on the edge of the old town. The staff were friendly and the area was amazing and steps away from everything you needed for a four day stay. We had booked a double room with balcony which was a kind of enclosed balcony. The bed was two single beds pushed together but didn't really matter and were extremely comfortable! You could hear people walking along the creaky corridors but it is a 19th building after all! The view was lovely and considering it was in the midst of the town, it was pretty quite at night. The room was clean with service everyday. The decor was a little shabby and worn in places but again, didn't affect our stay. Must mention that although the bathroom has a lovely interesting glass screen and door, the door doesn't lock and there isn't much privacy! interesting shower, lots of whistles and bells which weren't necessary. We had a tv but couldn't get any English channels on it despite the receptionist explaining the code. They didn't follow our comments up and didn't seem too bothered but in the end we weren't too bothered about watching tv! We didn't have breakfast here as we thought that although it looked good (13 euros), we preferred to venture off to find breakfast at cafes in the local area which was cheaper. The hotel room doesn't have tea/coffee making facilities but they did supply a kettle and cups etc on request. All in all, we had a very enjoyable stay and loved the Guggenheim and wealth of beautiful art and architecture here. A place rich with culture and interesting history and we walked for miles around the city just discovering areas. You can't beat this place for location and did like the general atmosphere of the hotel and we were very lucky to have excellent sunny weather!
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM