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.
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.
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