We had no expectations about Bilbao, and it wasn't even on our itinerary when we arrived in Madrid, but upon recommendations by our B&B host in Madrid we decided to include a couple of days in Bilbao to check it out. We found Artetxe through TripAdvisor, and neither the hotel nor Bilbao disappointed.
We booked Hotel Artetxe because we were driving and were looking for a hotel with parking, which Artetxe offers it for free, as it is way outside Bilbao itself. Don't be put off by this, though. It is only a 5 min. drive to the funicular which takes you to Bilbao in no time, and believe me, once you navigate the Bilbao streets/traffic you'll be glad you are staying outside the city center. You'll also be glad you stayed here once you take a look at the vistas from the garden and the sunrise.
We stayed at a double room in the annex building. It had plenty of space, the furniture is basic but comfortable and it has everything you may need. The bathroom was small, especially the shower, but we found this to be the standard in Europe in our price range. Nothing we could not live with for a couple of days. We felt our room was pretty secluded and enjoyed the quietness.
We did not try the breakfast buffet, but it is 7 euros p/p, if I remember correctly.
I would certainly stay here again when I return to Bilbao. We loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Refurnished countryhouse basque style outside Bilbao downtown, located at the top of Artxanda hill offers panoramic views of the whole city, special spot to enjoy nature and relax.Good combinations with Loiu Interantion Airport, highways and coastal roads and Artxanda's funicular public transportation down to Guggenheim Museum area.Rooms equipped with bathroom, telephone, central heating, Led TV, visco elastic pillows. Bookcrossing area, parking lot under surveillance, free WIFI, We lend Netbook to check email, Coffee bar, Breakfast buffet. #prowellcomers #wellcomehotelartetxe ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Artetxe Hotel Bilbao