Hotel NH Villa De Bilbao Hotel 4 star
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This recently renovated, immaculate hotel is so clean and sparkling that we thought it was brand new. Actually open since 1965, Villa de Bilbao underwent a complete renovation in 2013, and as such it now has fresh, contemporary décor throughout, complete with shiny marble flooring in the lobby, brand new springy mattresses in every room and effective, soundproofed walls to ensure guest's tranquility. The hotel attracts a whole range of clients, offering meeting rooms for businessmen, extra beds in double rooms for families, and stylish and elegant facilities for couples treating themselves to a weekend away.

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      NH Villa De Bilbao   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

    • Hotel NH Villa De Bilbao

      NH Villa De Bilbao   -   © Julien Ferret / EASYVOYAGE

       
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    Location 5.89 /10

    Just two minutes from the riverside, Villa de Bilbao is on the other side of the city to the 'old town' - which could pose a problem to those wanting to have a range of bars and restaurants right on their doorstep. However, there are some nice gardens (Parque de Dña. Casilda Iturrizar) just next to the hotel and a 10 minute walk along the riverside will lead you to the famous Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao Airport is 8.1 miles away - accessible either by taxi or by bus.

    Accommodation 8.20 /10

    All premium rooms and suites have exterior views (a total of 33), whilst the three Junior Suites have private balconies as well as their own espresso machine. Unlike design boutique or classical style hotels, upgrading to a suite will not buy you much more in the way of decoration or furniture, as all rooms are characterised by the same rather minimalist design. It will however, buy you more space in the form of a living room and the balcony mentioned above, as well as additional hospitality products and a Jacuzzi bath. All rooms have a simple design with the primary colours being purple, white, black and grey. As the rooms have almost exactly the same design, you could say they were lacking character and those who like a real unique feel to their room could be disappointed here. The advantage of a modern hotel like this however, is that all rooms have the best of modern facilities such as a luxurious large and powerful showerhead, huge flatscreen televisions with plenty of Spanish and International channels and springy, fresh new mattresses on the king sized beds.

    Overview 8.20 /10

    Villa de Bilbao has a shiny grey steel exterior in a similar style to Bilbao's famous Guggenheim Museum but contrasting with its immediate surroundings. Inside, is to be found a pristine lobby with dark marble flooring, large wooden coffee tables, white curved armchairs, and beige sofas. This area includes the reception and hotel bar - the latter with plenty of comfortable sofas and a flat screen television. The hotel offers indoor parking at an additional cost, and although there is no gym within the building itself, the hotel has a contract with a gym nearby which allows guests to use the services free of charge.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    The hotel has a large and luminous restaurant offering three daily services at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served on a square shaped central buffet table and is well stocked with all the local and international classics. A nice touch for British guests is the wide range of teas by the Montecelio Company - sometimes hard to find when on holiday abroad. The decoration here is much the same as throughout the rest of the hotel, with light wooden flooring, pristine white tablecloths and soft yellow lighting. Food is cooked at a central bar area so that guests can observe the preparation of their food if they wish to do so. Alternatively, the bar is open for snacks and drinks throughout the day until 12:30am.

    To know

    Villa de Bilbao belongs to the NH Spanish hotel chain and is the most recent NH hotel to be renovated in the region. Outside of the main touristic areas, Villa de Bilbao is in a calm and quiet zone, making it a better choice for those wanting a good night's sleep than the party goers who are looking for bars to while the night away.

    Equipment

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

      beauty salon, sauna, keep fit, Turkish bath

    • Sports equipment

      gym, fitness, sports

    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Ultra-modern facilities
    • Rooms are extremely clean
    • Recent renovation means all furnishings are in great condition
    • Friendly service

    disadvantages

    • The minimalist décor can give off a cold impression in the rooms
    • Area surrounding hotel is not the most lively

    Traveller Reviews

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    • Benoît  D. Benoît D.  
      1 Opinions
      • Package deals in mai 2012 Posted on 2013-07-25 Seul - 3 à 5 nuitées (Chambre avec vue)

        Bel hôtel. Vacance réussi

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      • Overall Score 7.00/10
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