Spa Husa Jardines de Albia
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Left Orange County on Wed. and luckily missed the huge East Coast snow storm - my flight from Orange County to Newark, NJ went out on time even though another airline leaving at the same time and going to the same airport cancelled their flight! Whew! Forward ahead 3 flights and 20 hours, and I landed in Bilbao, Spain, in the Basque Autonomous …
Over 1400 METERES of ascent ! Over 47 mph on the way down . 54 miles in total . 107.4 degrees . A serious days work ! Checked into a hotel my perfect wife booked for me at about 11 pm and through up straight away after downing a bottle of coke ! Gonna try to take it easy today . Heading for la pauela de argonzon about 35 miles south west of here . Speak soon ...
... really mean violently. Everything flew off the shelves and there were a series of crashes as all our cupboards opened, spilling crockery, cutlery, coffee and everything else onto the floor. Several plates were broken, including an antique of Mister Kitty's, as was a supposedly unbreakable glass and the lid on the coffee, meaning that not only did we have to clear everything away but we had to clean coffee off it as well.
If that wasn't ...
... in them and set them up so that they play one after another in real time. They also show the film in real time so if the scene shows 10:30 then it is 10:30. It must have taken him forever to find all the film clips for this but it was mesmerizing. I watched for almost an hour and probably could have stayed for longer. I kept wanting to play name that clip. It also made me want to watch some of those movies over again.
... history into whose company I hope he was welcomed last night. Consequently it was after 1am by the time I went to bed. Thankfully I didn't have an early start the next morning.
On Friday I travelled to Bilbao by coach. It's a journey of 4 hours and 30 minutes through mountains and by the sea. Some of the mountains had so much snow on them they reminded me of the Southern Alps. I arrived in Bilbao in the evening and was met by Anjali. The ...
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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.
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.