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“Great hotel, in a great location”
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Petit Palace Arana
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
London, United Kingdom
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“Great hotel, in a great location”
Reviewed 21 November 2011

The petite palace is in a brilliant location, right in between the old and new town. The hotel is modern, clean and the rooms spacious.
Would go back. I would only ask for tea making facilities in the room.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

I had a very spacious room, beautifully renovated in modern style in nice old building in an ideal location. This is exactly here you want to be – on the edge of the old town but close to the river, railway station, an easy walk into the new town and beautiful walk around the river to the Guggenheim. I didn’t try the minibar, breakfast or WIFI so can’t comment on them, but the PCs in the lobby worked well. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you can afford it - look out for the web specials.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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donegal,ireland
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Stayed here in Early October. young reception clerk excellent and everything was top class. Would go back in the morning

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

If this is a 3-star hotel I shudder to think what a 2-star looks like. The room feels like it got a cheapy upgrade but they forgot a few things. Floor is coming up in the bathroom, shower nasty (the hydra shower they advertise is nothing more than a plastic white shower head), room smells old.

Walls are so thin I was awakened by my neighbor coming in at midnight. Noisy street.

Avoid this place. It is nothing as advertised.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 October 2011

If you are planning a trip to Bilbao, consider to stay in the Petit Palaca Arana.
It's a VERY, VERY well located hotel.
It's about 5 min walking from the Guggenheim, you can also admire the Foster and Calatrava's bridges.
Rooms are just perfect.
Very relaxing, great decor and very confortable!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Petit Palace Arana

Property: Petit Palace Arana
Address: C/ Bidebarrieta 2, 48005 Bilbao, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao > Bilbo Zaharra
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 42 Hotels in Bilbao
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,753 - ₹ 13,446
Hotel Class:3 star — Petit Palace Arana 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is a boutique hotel situated in Bidebarrieta street opposite Arriaga theater, between the old district and the Ensanche (modern distric). The Petit Palace Arana occupies an emblematic building dating from the nineteen century, being the oldest hotel in Bilbao. Our modern rooms feature flat screen TV (with Satellite TV), hydro-massage shower, air-conditioned/ heating and mini-bar. Some of the rooms have balconies. Located in the heart of the city, in the gastronomic area where you can taste the best pintxos and typical gastronomy. It is situated just few minutes from the Guggenheim Museum and the other Bilbao tourist attractions.Room types •64 stylish rooms.•High-Tech rooms: laptop, exercise bike, trouser press, hydro massage shower and king-size bed.•Family rooms up to 5 people: King-size bed or two beds plus bunk beds. (Baby cots free of charge).•Equipped rooms for pets (bed, feeding and water bowls).•Rooms for disabled people.•Smoking & non smoking rooms ... more   less 
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