Hotel Meliá Bilbao – Review

The Meliá Bilbao hotel is a modern 5-star hotel located 300 meters from the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and with a design inspired by the work of sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It features a heated outdoor pool and an award-winning restaurant.


If one thing stands out from the rooms at the Melia Bilbao is their size. You will enjoy very spacious rooms and bathrooms no matter the type of room chosen. 

The decoration is minimalist, with elegant wooden furniture with leather finishes. Depending on your taste, the design chosen for the rooms could be a bit dull for you. 

The rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. the bathrooms have marble floors and their own heating system.

Rooms are soundproof and they offer good views (especially rooms in higher floors)

Family rooms are available. 


The Aizian restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 2014. Quatre, the hotel’s other restaurant specializes in traditional Basque cuisine and offers a terrace that overlooks the Doña Casilda Park.

At the Q Lounge, you can enjoy a cocktail and some tapas if you prefer.

The fitness center of the Melia is located on the 6th floor and overlooks the Nervión River. You can also enjoy the sauna and massage services.

The pool is one of the highlights at the hotel. It is not large, but you could still swim in it. There is no deck where you can relax, which is a pity because the views from this area of the hotel are fantastic. 

Parking is available but spaces are limited. 


The Hotel is just 5 minutes by foot from the Bilbao Museum of fine arts and 50 meters from the Bilbao Convention Center. The Guggenheim and the San Mamés soccer stadium are a short walk away. One of our favorite things about the location of the Hotel Melia is that it is right next to our favorite park in the city: The Doña Casilda park. This is a green area with a rich history, old trees, children´s playgrounds and a small lake. 

Overall Review

The Melia Bilbao is an excellent option to stay in Bilbao for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is near the top attractions in the city and you could walk to the old quarter too since Bilbao city center is rather small. 

The hotel design may not please everybody. This is a rather large hotel, with modern style, but which for some it may lack charm or personality. 

Despite being a 5 star hotel some of the aspects of the hotel may look more like an upscale 4 star-hotel. 

The hotel pool is a highlight, with amazing views of the city. We also love its location right next to the best park in town. 

All in all an excellent choice unless you are looking for something truly special design or experience during your stay. 

Book at best price

Average customer review Score for Hotel Meliá Bilbao


Services at this hotel

Other modern hotels in Bilbao

In case the Melia Bilbao is not to your taste or you are simply looking for a more affordable option, we have hand-picked from our recommended hotels in Bilbao guide four modern hotels with a great location that we are sure you will love!

Hotel Gran Bilbao 4 stars

Hotel Gran Bilbao – Charming 4 star hotel with great value for money

Hotel Gran Bilbao – Review This elegant and designer Hotel offers free WIFI and spacious rooms. Located just 15 minutes walk from the Bilbao Cathedral and the famous “Las Siete Calles” neighborhood or Casco Viejo.  Rooms The hotel Gran Bilbao is a large hotel with 202 rooms. They are all

Q What to do in Bilbao near Hotel Meliá Bilbao

Hotel Meliá Bilbao is located in the center of Bilbao near the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao Museum of fine arts, Bilbao Convention Cente, Parque de Doña Casilda, and San Mamés soccer stadium

Q What is the check-in and check-out time at Hotel Meliá Bilbao

Check-in After 15:00 and check-out After 15:00

Q Where to eat near Hotel Meliá Bilbao

Zarate de Sergio Ortiz

Q Other places to stay near Hotel Meliá Bilbao

Hotel Ilunion Bilbao
NH Bilbao Deusto
Guggenheim musem
Hesperia Zubialde
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Ercilla Hotel
Hotel Carlton
Vincci Consulado de Bilbao
Hotel Silken Indautxu

  • €€€
  • Price Range from 160€ - 430