Hotel Bilbao Jardines Hotel 2 star
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Jardines, 9 Bilbao, Spain -
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This hostel-style two star hotel ideally located right in the old town is a real find for young travellers wanting to be in the midst of the action. One of only a handful of hotels (the rest are Pensions) in the old town, Bilbao Jardines is a great option for anyone wanting 'no fuss' accommodation with great access to all of Bilbao's best bars and restaurants. The décor has been kept simple, with turquoise walls, light wooden furniture and grey stone flooring throughout, whilst the same is true of the guest rooms - which are basic but clean.

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      Bilbao Jardines   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

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      Bilbao Jardines   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 9.9 /10

    The hotel's central location in the old town means that it is close to almost all of Bilbao's best bars and restaurants. Whilst this does not mean that a trip across the river into 'new Bilbao' will not be worth it gastronomically, guests will certainly not be at a loss for places to eat and drink if they choose not to venture too far afield. Not only famous for cuisine, the old town also has plenty of tourist attractions including the Iglesia de San Nicolas and the Santiago Cathedral. Bilbao airport is 7.8 miles away and taxis can be found just a short walk away in front of the Arriaga Theatre.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The 32 simple, clean and airy rooms at Bilbao Jardines are decorated in the same way as the reception area, except that the stone floor is replaced by laminate flooring. The colour scheme was perhaps not that well thought through - with the turquoise-green walls clashing with royal blue bedspreads, but everything is clean and guests have a 21" television, a desk, a chair, a wardrobe with coat hangers and adequate storage space, an armchair and a small coffee table. Bathrooms are also kept simple, with small square beige tiles, a cream marble effect around the sink, a shower/bath combination and Bilbao Jardines own-brand products. Rooms are all a decent size - whether single, double or quadruple - with the bed(s) taking up around two thirds of the room.

    Overview 8.45 /10

    Guests to Bilbao Jardines are attracted more by its prime location than by the facilities and services. As such, you will not find minibars or safes in the rooms here, and nor will you benefit from extravagant breakfasts or room service. Therefore if you are looking to be indulged during your stay in Bilbao, this hotel is not the best choice. If you are searching rather for a simple base from where to plan your daily excursions and to rest at the end of busy days, Bilbao Jardines has everything you need. There is no car park at the hotel so if you are driving to the city, you may wish to research possible parking locations in advance.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    As the hotel is only small, there is neither room service nor minibars in the rooms, which could be annoying for those who like to keep a chilled bottle of water in the fridge during the warm summer months. Breakfast is available but is not included in the price of the room, and is served between 7:30 and 10:30am in the cafeteria on the ground floor. This area has around 30 place settings - enough for around half of the guests when the hotel is fully booked. This is rarely a problem however, as many guests choose to have breakfast outside of the hotel. Although the spread put on in the mornings in perfectly adequate, the guests eating out really have the right idea as you can often find a cheaper and fresher breakfast this way.

    To know

    A fairly small affair, Bilbao Jardines has 32 rooms spanning five floors, giving a total capacity of 71 people. With 21 double, six quadruple and five single rooms, the hotel offers versatile accommodation at reasonable prices. The small size of the hotel allows for more personal service from the friendly staff at reception.

    Equipment

    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      beauty salon, sauna, spa, Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, gym, aerobics, beach volley, basketball, mountain bike

    • Animals allowed
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Simple, cheap accommodation in the heart of the old town
    • A great place to meet fellow travellers in the busy summer months

    disadvantages

    • No restaurant
    • Location on small side streets makes access by car or taxi a little difficult

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Cathy J. Cathy J.  
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      • Package deals in août 2015 Posted on 2016-04-18 En couple - 1 nuitée (Chambre sans vue)

        Chambre très petite avec tout juste le minimum. Vue sur un mur à 1 mètre. Accueil très moyen

      • Advantages

        Au centre ville de Bilbao

      • Disavantages

        Parking loin de l'hôtel

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      • Overall Score 4.75/10
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