Hotel Spa Husa Jardines De Albia
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... arrived home to find the fridge stocked, house aired, bunting , banners and by complete coincidence, a vase of happy sunflowers ! Thanks Mrs B x
So that's it . All over. What a blast ! Muchisimas gracias España. Hasta la próxima xxx
Finally, to John, as Ernest Hemingway said 'Never take a trip with someone you don't love'
No worries there xx
... enjoyed an afternoon nap following our long passage.
in the evening Gen and I had a quick wander around the town, orienteering ourselves.
the following day we took the "metro" into Bilboa and what a surprise, we didn't expect such an interesting town.
... a while, where we spent an afternoon. Ceret makes a claim to fame from the various artists who spent summers or holidays there.We also remember it for its old bridge and the bull that spoiled the view!
We rode the funicular to a beautiful park and lookout just behind our hotel.
Our other full day we took the Metro to the port of Santurtzi-Portugalete-Getxo areas - old town,monuments,wharf and the Bizkaia ...
... for siesta. notice there is an Accordion concert on the otherside of town behind the university. It's crowded with locals but the concert is an interesting mix of local music. Back to the old town where the group singing is continuing. We go to the Ham bar, so many hams maturing but the tapas are delicious as well as the ...
... I had new roommates which were an American guy who was a teacher for special needs kids, a Spanish guy who came to Bilbao for business and who was from Sevilla and an elderly lady from America, who was off to California the next day, after walking the St James walk for a couple of weeks. It was nice getting to know my roommates, but after a while I decided that the best way to say goodbye to this city, was by buying some fresh bread, jamon Serrano, a beer and go to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Spa Husa Jardines De Albia Bilbao
We arrived in the city of bilbao on 18th March for 2 nights for my friends special birthday. The City was brimming with atmosphere. The sun shone and the city was vibrant.
The hotel was very clean, attentive to you needs. The rooms were of a good size, nice decor, plenty of soft fluffy white towels, clean crisp linen and a good daily clean. I am a fussy person and found the rooms to be spotless and they were cleaned at a reasonable time of day - midday. This did not interfere with our day. The hotel was quiet and in a perfect location. 5 mins from the famous El Corte Ingles shop and 5 mins in the other direction to the old town shops - wonderful for shoes. Then in another direction the tram to take you to the impressive Guggenhiem museum. The outside of the museum was breath taking and the sturture inside too, HOwever the exhibts were a a let dowm and I feel my twin daughters could of displayed better peices of art.
The hotel had the facitiity of a gym. I would not really recommend the gym I enjoy fitness and found the gym to be a small room with only 8 different peices of equipment. However the Spa which is privately owned was a wonderful experience. Again this was clean apparently the spa is the most sought after in Bilbao and well worth a visit -take your own flip flops with.
Breakfast was fine with everything you needed to eat. It was plentiful and very edible too. I would recommend the hotel and very reasonable in price too. I am a fussy person and I do think this hotel is in a wonderful location and reasonably priced too.
Pleased with our choice
We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. Rooms, although not large, were adequate and most importantly very clean. Buffet breakfast was really good with enough choice to keep most people happy. Hotel is in a good location within walking distance of the towns attractions. It was a pleasant walk to the old town to enjoy the atmosphere and good restaurants. We got the metro to Plentzia for a walk by the sea and stopped off to see the "bridge" at Portugalette on the way back. What a great day. Catch the bus from the airport to the main square then it's a 5 - 10 minute walk. Check out the tai restaurant to the rear of El Corte Ingles, it's fab & cheap.
One criticism was that the bar had a limited range and closed at about midnight. We would go back again.
The location is great - right in the middle of the city, about half-way between the Guggenheim & the old centre. The hotel itself was reasonable enough - decent sized rooms, helpful english-speaking staff - but lacked any character. Breakfast was 12 euros and offered a decent variety - cereals, meats, bacon & scrambled eggs, croissants, toast, tea & coffee. The breakfast room was quite small though, and we had to wait about 15 minutes just to be seated. There are cheaper hotels around, and certainly many with a lot more character, but for location and as a 'safe bet' this hotel's pretty good.
Picked this Hotel over the net reading other reviews and therefore didn't know what to expect. Just back and feel that I had to detail that the Hotel was great. The location is probably the best as it is central to everything and the nearest Metro is only 300m away. It is set off the lovely square with some good cafes around it. The hotel rooms are large and offer most extras that one would assume. The hotel is in a lively spot at the weekends, so if you want complete quiteness, dont stay in the superior rooms to the front although i enjoyed the slight hum as its all part of the experience. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was good and I guess the overall cost is reasonable given the quality offered. Good Choice!
Peaceful & Comfortable
A lovely, peaceful hotel. Friendly helpful staff and fantastic buffet breakfast. Excellent central location. Good value for money.
One night in Bilbao
I booked this hotel over the internet and was pleased at my choice when
I arrived. The staff were extremely helpfull as I needed to arrange
onward travel the next day and they gave me all the information I
The hotel is modern and the room comfortable with all standard fitments and an internet access keyboard though I didnt have time to try this out.
Having no view from the window would be my only complaint.
Breakfast was buffet style in the cafe.
I would certainly stay there again.