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Bilbao and the Basque Country Hotels

Meliá Bilbao Hotel

  • C. Lehendakari Leizaola 29 Map It
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  • Great views over the whole shebang if you can get a room facing the Guggenheim


  • A high-rise colossus that might be more at home in Miami or Malibu

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

Designed by architect Ricardo Legorreta and inspired by the work of Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida (1920–2002), this high-rise hotel was built over what was once the nerve center of Bilbao's shipbuilding industry, and it feels appropriately like a futuristic ocean liner. The Meliá is filled with contemporary art and a collection of Spanish ship models, including miniaturized versions of vessels constructed in the city's historic shipyards. Rooms are high, wide, and

handsome, with glass, steel, stone, and wood trimmings. Although massive in scope, the comforts and the views from upper floors are superb. Both the café and the restaurant, Aizian, are excellent.

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C. Lehendakari Leizaola 29, Bilbao, Vizcaya, 48001, Spain

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 199 rooms, 12 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

Updated 03/12/2014

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