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

This petite, light-filled hotel by Barcelona designer Antonio Miro is emblematic of post-Guggenheim Bilbao, with chic, black and white minimalist rooms, contemporary photographs, library, a cool spa and laid-back, helpful staff. There’s an honesty bar and free umbrellas to borrow on rainy days.

The location, on Bilbao’s ‘Golden Mile’ of exclusive shops and restaurants (the Gran Via), is superb – and only a five-minute walk from the Guggenheim and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Upper floor rooms with a river view are best: the views at night, when the Guggenheim is illuminated, are spectacular.

Surrounding area

The neighbourhood is the Alameda de Mazarredo, a reclaimed industrial zone now replete with avant-garde architecture to complement the adjacent Guggenheim, all arranged around a new riverfront park. It’s thrumming by day but quieter at night, and the shops, pintxos bars and restaurants of the city centre are a 10-minute walk away.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
Kids club
: Nearby *
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[0.3 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

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

Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts

Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain[0.2 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[0.8 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[1.6 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[1.6 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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