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Last updated: 18 May, 2023
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

With its unique glass façade placed directly opposite Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, this cool design hotel allows you to drink in the ever-changing colours of Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad masterpiece.

The hotel itself is a kind of prelude to the contemporary arts museum, too – from its towering pillar sculpture of white stones in the lobby to the contemporary paintings that brighten the minimalist, white-and-charcoal rooms (some with premium ‘Guggenheim views’).

There’s no better way to start the day than digging into the Domine’s extensive breakfast on its lovely roof terrace, which becomes an excellent Basque restaurant after dark.

Hands-on staff and a well-equipped gym top off this superb base – a stylish and modern base in arts-obsessed Bilbao.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain[0.2 miles]

A world-famous art gallery housing some of the world’s most important contemporary art exhibitions. In Frank Gehry’s striking swirl of a building.

Best for ages: 18+ | £22

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

man standing infront of two portrait paintings, hung on bright red wall

Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain[0.4 miles]

Bilbao’s fine arts museum boasts a superb collection of masterpieces, from  El Greco and Zurburan to  Gaugin and Francis Bacon.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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external view of entrance

Bilbao Maritime Museum

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain[1 miles]

This recently-added museum hosts special exhibitions dedicated to Bilbao’s seafaring and shipbuilding past.

Best for ages: 13+ | £5

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Basque Museum of Bilbao

Basque Museum of Bilbao

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain[1.4 miles]

A Basque ethnographic museum in the old part of Bilbao dedicated to the culture and history of one of Europe’s oldest peoples. Closed on Tuesdays.

Best for ages: 18+ | £5

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Ribera Market

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain[1.5 miles]

One of the biggest covered markets in the world, this Basque food market is a lush, colourful extravaganza of wonderfully fresh produce.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Basque Country, Spain

Renowned for its Guggenheim Museum and edgy arts scene, this northern Spanish city has delicious Basque food and nearby golden beaches.

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