Hotel Petit Palace Arana Bilbao – Review

The Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is a mid-sized hotel located at a beautiful building of traditional architecture. The hotel has been fully renovated and it offers modern rooms right next to the Arriaga Theatre and the Old District of Bilbao. 

modern hotel is located within an impressive XIX century building, just 200 meters from the Santiago Cathedral in Bilbao.


The rooms at the Arana Bilbao are elegantly designed with modern furniture and a dark color palette. Rooms are of average size.  They all feature air conditioning, minibar, and a flat-screen TV.

Some rooms also feature balconies. The bathrooms are private and have hydro-massage showers. WIFI is free in all areas.

The rooms are well insulated but you could expect traffic rooms if windows stay open since the hotel stands in an area in Bilbao with moderate traffic. 

Family rooms are available.


The Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is right in front of the Arriaga theater and at the entrance of the old part of Bilbao. You will be at the Plaza Nueva or the seven famous streets in the old part of the city in less than 5 minutes. A pintxos paradise awaits you there!

You can walk to the Guggenheim museum (a 20-minute walk) and enjoy the beautiful promenade from the city hall of Bilbao all the way to the museum. You wil enjoy the beautiful Arenal promenade, with great trees, the nearby church of San Nicolas, or the building of the city hall of Bilbao on your way to the museum. 

The Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is 6,8 km from the Bilbao airport and 450 meters from the Bilbao Abando train station.


The Petit Palace Arana provides 24 reception services, offers free bicycles that can be borrowed and the front desk offers car rental services if needed.
A buffet-style breakfast is served every morning in the main dining hall. Gluten-free meals can be provided upon request. The hotel offers room breakfast service. 

There is a small room with wooden ceilings and armchairs that guests can use to enjoy conversation and relax. 

Public parking is located at 2 minutes walk from the hotel. 

Overal Review

The Petit Palace Arana offers good value for money at an exceptional location in Bilbao. The hotel is a good choice for you if you enjoy rather small hotels at the heart of the action. The hotel building is charming, though most of this charm is lost in the rooms, which enjoy a neutral modern decoration. in case you prefer large hotels with many services, the Petit Palace may not be the best option for you. Remember that despite the “palace” in the name, this is a three-star hotel, so you should not expect luxury. We believe it is a very good option if you want to stay on budget. if you are looking for more charm and more upscale features, we recommend you have a look at the nearby Tayko hotel Bilbao

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There is no question the Guggenheim museum ranks number one amongst the things to do in Bilbao. if you want to sleep close to the museum but stay on budget, a quality three-star hotel can be an excellent option. We include below two alternatives to the Hotel Petit Palace Arana. Both hotels offer great value for money and are included in  our guide with the best hotels in Bilbao near the Guggenheim

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Why we recommend hotel Sercotel Arenal Bilbao? The Arenal Hotel in Bilbao is located right in the city center near the Arriaga theater, a few meters from the Guggenheim Museum. The rooms are all well lit and elegantly decorated. The Arenal Bilbao is located in what is known as Bilbao’s

Q What to do in Bilbao near Petit Palace Arana Bilbao

Petit Palace Arana Bilbao is located in the historical city center of Bilbao near the Ribera market, the Santiago Cathedral, Arriaga Theater, and the Guggenheim Museum

Q What is the check-in and check-out time at Petit Palace Arana Bilbao

Check-in After 14:00 and check-out After 14:00

Q Where to eat near Petit Palace Arana Bilbao

NEBAK Jatetxea- Bilbao
Lar- Bilbao

Q Other places to stay near Petit Palace Arana Bilbao

Hotel Abando
Sercotel Coliseo
Hotel Mercure Jardin
Hotel Tayko Bilbao
Sercotel Arenal Bilbao
Parroquia de San Nicolás
Hotel Miró
NYX Hotel Bilbao

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