Holiday Inn Bilbao  4 stars

Avenida Zumalacarregui, 40, Bilbao, Spain, 48006  show mapSave
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Situated in the centre of Bilbao, close to public transport and city attractions, the four-star Holiday Inn Bilbao promises a memorable retreat.

The hotel was built in avant-garde style, so be sure that here you will escape your daily routine and receive positive emotions.

The hotel has been totally renewed and boasts a famous “Q” award. The rooms are well-appointed with the latest facilities and a modern décor.

The restaurant will surprise you with the diversity of dishes, available there.

The hotel comprises the largest fitness centre in the city, so make sure to see it.

A full range of spa services and beauty treatments is provided as well.

Year renovated   2015.  Number of rooms   200.

City Center Bilbao - 3000 ft
Airports Sondica (BIO) - 3.0 mi, Santander (SDR) - 47.1 mi
Train Stations Atxuri Station - 3300 ft, Train Station Bilbao - 4300 ft
Underground stations Santutxu - 1000 ft, Basarrate - 2700 ft
Restaurants Gozo Gozo (cuisine: Spanish) - 1300 ft, Karlos - 1400 ft
Parks Parkea Mendikosolo - 2100 ft


The hotel consists of 200 tastefully-designed rooms, equipped to the best standards.

An ingenious system permits to watch TV from the bathtub.

Moreover, the rooms all come with bathrooms, including a shower and a hair dryer, internet access, satellite TV, a telephone, air conditioning and a heating.

Dining options

The Sarasate Restaurant offers its guests to sample a genuine Basque cuisine.

The hotel is open during limited hours, from 1pm to 3.30pm and from 8.30pm to 11pm.

The hotel’s cafe is open all day long, where you can have a quick snack or a light meal.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 13.75 per person per night. 


There are fully-appointed meeting rooms, where any social event can be conveniently held. Moreover, there is a Cyber Corner, where free Wi-Fi, a fax and a printer are available.


Leisure services include a solarium, a beauty salon and spa treatments.

There is also a gym and a Jacuzzi in the hotel.

Free access to outdoor pool (guests) and pay access to indoor pool, spa, gym and fitness room.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour security
  • Bus parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • VIP room facilities
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Garage

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is EUR 17.50 per day.

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Maid Service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Game room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Solarium
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Rollaway beds
  • Cable TV
  • Internet access
  • TV
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows



from  2 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 1 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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The hotel consists of 200 tastefully-designed rooms, equipped to the best standards.

An ingenious system permits to watch TV from the bathtub.

Moreover, the rooms all come with bathrooms, including a shower and a hair dryer, internet access, satellite TV, a telephone, air conditioning and a heating.

Double Guest Room
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Holiday Inn Bilbao Double Guest Room
Holiday Inn Bilbao Double Guest Room
Holiday Inn Bilbao Double Guest Room
Holiday Inn Bilbao Double Guest Room
Holiday Inn Bilbao Double Guest Room
Bed type: Two Single Beds or King Size Bed or Queen Size Bed
Size: 270 sq. feet

Cozy bright room includes a work desk and a convenient bathroom with all necessary amenities.

Room facilities
    Junior Suite
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    Spacious light room includes a comfy work desk area, a separate sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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    Holiday Inn Bilbao Superior
    Holiday Inn Bilbao Superior
    Holiday Inn Bilbao Superior
    Holiday Inn Bilbao Superior
    Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds or Double Beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet

    Spacious light room includes a comfortable work desk area, a cozy sitting area and a convenient bathroom.

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      Holiday Inn Bilbao LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Underground stations
      • Train stations
      • Parks
      • Tourist attractions
      • Museums
      • Convention centers
      • Stadiums
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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The city center of Bilbao will be at your fingertips if you stay in this hotel.

      The Begonas Basilica, the Guggenheim Museum as well as all the major sights and attraction with the business and financial districts are also within walking distance.

      Tourist attractions
      • Plaza Nueva
        2700 ft
      • Catedral de Santiago
        3000 ft
      • Bar Cream
        3300 ft
      Popular areas
      • City Center
        2700 ft
      Places of interest
      • Basílica de Begoña
        400 ft
      • Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari
        2700 ft
      • Parroquia Basilica de Santiago-Catedral
        2700 ft
      • Plaza del Arenal
        3000 ft
      • Plaza Nueva de Bilbao
        3000 ft
      • Parroquia de San Antonio Abad
        3300 ft
      Train stations
      • Atxuri Station
        3000 ft
      Convention centers
      • Adaska Kultur Elkartea
        3000 ft
      • Bingos del Norte S A
        1400 ft
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • El Arenal park
        3000 ft
      • Santiago Cathedral
        3000 ft
      • San Anton 's church and bridge
        3000 ft
      • Parque Europa
        2000 ft
      • "Etxebarria" Park
        2700 ft
      • Parque de Etxebarria
        2700 ft
      • C.A.C. Teatro Arriaga S.A.
        3000 ft
      • Teatro Arriaga
        3300 ft
      • Amaia Arranz Piñeiro-Antonio Iglesias Lopez C.B.
        3700 ft
      Underground stations
      • Santutxu
        700 ft
      • Basarrate
        2300 ft
      • Casco Viejo
        2300 ft

      Local Attractions

      • White Bridge (Zubi Zuri)
        5100 ft
        Campo Volantin, Bilbao
      • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
        1.4 mi
        Abandoibarra Et. 2, Bilbao
      • Bilbao Fine Arts Museum (Museo de Bellas Artes)
        1.4 mi
        Museo Plaza 2, Bilbao
      • Dona Casilda Park
        1.5 mi
        Paseo Don Jose Anselmo Clave, Bilbao
      • Palacio de Congresos y de la Musica Euskalduna
        1.7 mi
        Abandoibarra, 4, Bilbao

      Near the hotel

      • Casco Viejo
        1600 ft
        Calla Zabalbide, Bilbao
      • Parkea Mendikosolo
        2100 ft
        Carretera Arrigorriaga la Pena s/n, Arrigorriaga
      • Calzadas de Mallona
        2300 ft
        Bilbao, Bilbao
      • Bizkaia Museum of Archaeology
        2400 ft
        Calzadas de Mallona, 2, Bilbao
      • Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art (Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro)
        2900 ft
        Plaza Encarnacion 9B, Bilbao
      • Catedral de Santiago
        3100 ft
        Plaza Santiago 1, Bilbao
      • Iglesia de la Merced
        3800 ft
        Plaza de la Merced, s/n, Bilbao

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Gozo Gozo

        84% likes this, based on 31 reviews
        Cuisine: Spanish

        1300 ft
        Zabalbide 39
      • Karlos

        53% likes this, based on 32 reviews

        1400 ft
        Calle Iturribide, 118

        Phone: +34 944332317

      • Mendia La Zona

        59% likes this, based on 24 reviews
        Cuisine: Tapas

        1600 ft
        Elizondo, 2 (trasera)
      • De Boca Madre

        2100 ft
        Calle Manuel Allende 5

        Phone: 00 34 944 10 35 52

      • Tamaya

        52% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Price Range: USD 31 - USD 62

        2200 ft
        Mazarredo Zumarkalea 67

        Phone: 944 356 507

      Getting there.

      The hotel is situated only 14km from the La Paloma airport that will take you a 12-minute drive by car to get to the hotel.

      Getting around.

      The Santutxu Metro is conveniently situated only 100m away.

      Holiday Inn Bilbao Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Bilbao

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 452 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends

        Comfortable beds, attentive staff, free WiFi.

        Expensive parking, only Spanish TV-channels

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Close to the metro an good breakfast selection

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        King size bed, nice room. Was no problem to store our luggage there for the day after checking out. A little far if you plan on walking into the city center, but everything is easily accessible with the metro. If you walk through the park at the top of the hill you can take a unique elevator ride down to the "Casco Vieja", which saves some time and is kind of fun (costs 45 cents).

        Beside the room itself nothing else is included - internet station in the lobby is expensive, the spa/gym area costs €30 per person and you have to make an appointment to use it! Also it is only open between 9am-3pm, so even if you wanted to use it, the hours are quite restricted. Breakfast was expensive, so we opted out for that. Basically the facilities are nice and all there, but at a price.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        We liked the friendly treatment.

        The Hotel's parking places were too expensive to park close to the hotel. We parked close to it 'cos there are a lot of streets with no parking fees.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Very clean, easy to get to and superb value for money

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Close to old town

        difficult to find as not signposted ; no tea or coffee making facilities

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Very helpful desk staff, quiet comfortable rooms.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        The hotel staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The prices in the bar were reasonable. The hotel was very handy forthe metro to enable us to get about. We would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to someone and indeed use it again ourselves.

        • Average rating
      • Single

        good location, very comfortable room and bed

        thin walls

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        The staff was very friendly, and rooms comfortable and modern. There are many international tv channels to choose from. If you're arriving by car, the hotel's exterior private parking costs €14 a day, which is less than the interior car park. Although not in the center of the city, the hotel is very close to a metro station.

        The hotel was great as a whole, although one night we did arrive to find our room door open. Confirmed with the reception it was the cleaning lady who forgot, nothing was missing and this could happen in most hotels.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        On-site parking and just one metro stop from the City.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Comfortable room. Breakfast was basic. Corridors looked scruffy. Overall fairly good but a bit expensive.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        comfortable room and good breakfast for the money. Staff helpful and friendly. Good to have onsite parking.

        Directions to the hotel were not easy to follow - not being a Spanish national. More information on how to reach the ferry port from the hotel would also have been helpful. We were late arrivals and wanted to have a something simple to eat at the cafe but it had closed at 11.30p.m. Location was not where we thought it would be.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Modern hotel. Relatively easy to find on dual-carriageway round Bilbao, good underground parking, pleasant bar, comfortable rooms. Close to underground station.

        No restaurant; there are only bar snacks (pizzas or burgers) apart from sandwiches to eat in the evening. There are no shops or restaurants in the surrounding area.

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        comfort, close to metro, good hospitality, girls at the reception were very helpfull.

        the bath was leaking.

        • Average rating
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