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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Well not really , but the hotel is a converted convent which used to house a closed order . You can almost feel the character of the building which shows its age proudly but you do feel a bit more investment in the hardware could really make this very special .
No air-conditioning in the rooms which made us apprehensive but for the one night we were there it posed no problem with the thick walls of the old convent . Rooms were basic but beds were comfortable and clean . We had a room at the front of the building near to the road and were woken up early by traffic so I would request a room at the back .
We had a wonderful meal at the hotel restaurant which looks nothing special but the fish we had was superb - baked sea bass , fresh and sweet , with some olive oil .
Overall a very good price/quality offering .

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
Thank SphBacchus
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This is an old place in a quaint old town. It reeks of history -- and that is good. The front door looks like it's 300 years old. Everything is clean, our room was good if slightly spartan, the bathroom was very good. There is a central courtyard that adds atmosphere, the sort that you can't buy or make up. Our room faced the street and we got some noise from there.

Breakfast was very good. The previous night we would have eaten dinner here but none was being served, so we had to walk into town to find a restaurant. We eventually settled for a pizza at a bar, which was fine.

The clerk was very accommodating but didn't speak English. Parking was very easy. There is an elevator.

Finding the place as we approached the town was not easy. Most of the town is blocked off from cars. The part of the town near the river is charming. I give it a 3.5, rounded up to 4 because of the history.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank henry024
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

A friend and I stopped here for a night a while ago while travelling on bikes, got a room no problem which was great and what a lovely little town it was too the locals where kind and welcoming and the beer was cold . Thanks

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
Thank johan h
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Staff was friendly, beautiful and historic hotel that was full of character. Indoor patio was very nice as were the staircase and hallways. Breakfast was just right and adequately priced. Our room was dusty, and looked like it hadn't been dusted in a long time. Room we had was very dark which could be improved with a little more lighting. Found someones used band aid in a drawer and a pair of underwear hanging in our closet. Our room 107 was right next to the bus stop which meant lots of noise early (0500) in the morning with the buses starting and stopping their engines waiting for passengers. Balmaseda is a charming town and I would definitely consider staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I have met only friendly staff, trying hard to be helpful in a foreign language. In addition, the hotel is just fantastic, if you like historic buildings. The convent garden is turned into a covered central meeting place, breathing character. The staircase to the rooms is original and awesome and so are many of the floors and ceilings. That's better than many of the major tourist attractions. The quiet rooms are comfortable, reasonably furnished, maintaining the atmosphere of the building in spite of their modern equipment. The parking place is spacious. Free unlimited wifi. The building is a bit hard to find and just a bit too far from Bilbao, but the village centre is quite nice.

The restaurant is relaxing, solid, even somewhat creative. A good choice of fun dishes and a nice selection of local wines. Prices are moderate - especially compared to nearby Bilbao - and a very good deal for what you are getting. Worth the detour.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Vijgeblad
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SANROQUEBALMASEDA, Gerente at Hotel Convento San Roque, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013
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Muchas gracias por el comentario, realmente este edificio tan singular hace que podamos vivir una experiencia única disfrutando tan sólo recordando cómo un grupo de monjas clarisas habitaba estas mismas instalaciones no hace tanto tiempo atrás, gracias de nuevo por apreciar estos valores que nosotros cuidamos con gran mimo. Os esperamos de nuevo!!.
Un saludo.
Bibiana Castellano
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