Barcelo Bilbao Nervion
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
TravelPod Member ReviewsBarcelo Bilbao Nervion
Great location enables you to walk easily to old town, trams and metro. Helpful staff. Excellent evening meal at hotel restaurant. Very clean. Wifi good. Highly recommend.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Bilbao Nervion
A mixed review
Great price. 75 euros/ni including breakfast and Guggenheim tickets. Room was VERY clean, and serviced promptly. Excellent location close to Guggenheim - an 8-minute very pleasant walk along the river.
Front desk gave a luke-warm welcome; no assistance with luggage. No safety deposit box available (only 20 for whole hotel!). Internet access costs E3.5 for half an hour. Very little tourist info in English.
Requested a quiet double room. Got twin beds in the noisiest room I have ever stayed in. Due to plumbing problem, pipes banged and rattled all night long. Ironic, since this hotel advertises sound-proof rooms.
Overall: Despite the drawbacks, this hotel is a good choice for Guggenheim visitors b/c of location and price.
Nice stay at the Nervion
Stayed at the Nervion for one night in June and found the stay very comfortable. We ordered room service and it was fast and efficient. Great location! I would stay there again if going to Bilbao.
Stayed at the Hotel Nervion for two nights with our four teenage kids in July. We walked along the river to the Guggenheim both days--great views of the awesome building, as well as charming views of the older buildings along the way. We also walked in the opposite direction to the old town where we shopped and went out for meals. The hotel is perfectly situated along the river about midway between the Gug and old town (about a ten minute walk either way--felt very safe day and night). We had three rooms, all had their own bath, blow dryer (impt for teens) and two comfy beds. We got lucky and parked in the hotel's underground parking garage (it was full for most of the time we were there), and enjoyed the free and plentiful breakfast both mornings. We also enjoyed the lobby level bar, although the constant presence of smoke in Europe is hard to get used to. The hotel was great, and I highly recommend it!
Great location - great deal - great lobby & staff
A stroll across Calatrava's bridge and you're at the Gug. Very helpful staff, low rates and fine rooms. Overall, a good choice.
Stayed here last week and it was soo nice to stay in a nice place and pay a fairly good price! Our double room was $75-85 euros i think.
Check out their website. Its very close to the Guggenheim museum, but on the other side of the river. Rooms are immaculately clean. It was nice to stay here after spending many nites in cheaper hostals. It really is not that expensive for a place like this. We stayed at an ugly hostal in Barcelona that prob cost just as much!
Good choice for Guggenheim-goers
The best thing about this hotel is its location. It's a five minute stroll to the Guggenheim Museum, across an exquisite bridge by local architect Santiago Calatrava, and also close to the old city and the main shopping streets. And there are internet facilities right in the lobby, a real bonus which few European hotels seem to offer - even in 2003!
TripAdvisor Reviews Barcelo Bilbao Nervion
Travel Blogs from Bilbao
... at around 9.00 am - 12.00 noon, close for lunch,.. then re-open again from around 3.00 pm - around 7.00 pm). Here in Spain it is all different. Apparently, opening happens around 8.00 am - 2.00 pm,.. then re-open around 5.00 pm through to 8.00 pm,... well, in the Old Town anyway,.. not sure yet what happens in the newer shopping malls. Some shops seemed to 'buck the trend' and remained open throughout,.. but they were in the minority. We stopped off at a small bar ...
... other creative people, was pretentious in my opinion. ... Does that make me judgemental?? I thought about the irony of this a bit. Even before our Camino had officially started, I was being challenged with the simple ideal of 'acceptance'.
Our post Gug lunch today was interesting. Since we had a morning tapas of egg, chorizo and bread we wanted to try something different at mid-day. D ordered a combination platter tht sounded very Basque, but it ...
... the road to check out the local carnival. The girls couldn't resist a ride and then Greg joined them for a go on the dodgem cars! They arrived back at the hotel with fairy floss for me! Now they are sitting at the bar watching the World Cup final. We have retired for the evening, watching it in our room -" watching " being the only thing we are doing as it is being broadcast in Spanish! Off to Bordeaux tomorrow. ...
... a little, I turned a corner and stopped dead in my tracks, mouth open. We had entered the Velasquez section, and right in front of me was Las Meninas, perhaps the most prized work in the Prado. I had written a long research paper on this painting, so I knew what the dimensions were, but I still was struck by the scale and mastery of this painting. If you aren’t familiar with the painting, I encourage you to look it up – the use of mirrors and light and space is so ...
... eat buffet instead- I got to ty some new food! I don't know what exactly I ate but it was good! On the way home, I miss understood that we were saying goodbye to one of Rakel's friends and started taking the escalator to the metro. I then had to run back up the down escalator so I could say goodbye! I don't recommend doing that, it is quite difficult ! I got a little overwhelmed this afternoon with the culture shock but this are ...