Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
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... modern art I thought, but it didn't move me or provoke thoughts in me for some reason... Maybe cause we didn't have enough time to absorb her "world", I found it hard to grasp... Anywayyyys, our last night camping was close to San Sebastian, where we will spend the afternoon, and then go back home after more than 2 weeks in the Iberian peninsula. ...
... so every hostel is completely booked. I made a snap decision, possibly in haste, that I was just going to get the heck out of this town because I was so angry. I found a hostel in Bilbao where I could get a single room and was more than happy to pay a little more than usual (€29) for the privilege. I walked around San Sebastian for a couple hours, (in the rain) saw what I wanted to see, and then headed for the ...
Hola from northern Spain!! I am in Basque country, which is an autonomous community in
the Pyrenees, meaning it is an independent nation within Spain. They have their
own language here, as well as Spanish. What's interesting, though, is that
although it is geographically surrounded by places where people speak romantic
languages such as Spanish and French, the ancient Basque language is not
influenced by them and does not find its roots in Latin. Linguistic ...
... of our day: Herederos del Marques de Riscal, one of Spain's oldest wineries (dating from 1860) and the first to introduce French techniques to Spanish grapes. Today, the winery is a full complex that dubs itself "The City of Wine" and is also distinguished by its hallmark building, a Frank Gehry design whose wine-colored "ribbons" of steel cascade down its limestone sides. (Gehry, who also designed the Guggenheim, was the theme of our day, I suppose.)
And we're off!!
Georgie cat settled at Jill's and already stalking the fish!! First stop, Bilbao. Airport to hotel no problemo with Greavsie navigating (and more importantly Mango listening!), no resting we hotfooted it to the Guggenheim museum....only a slight detour back to the room for the ticket!! (Which Phil was in charge of)
The architecture of the building was ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
It's Really Very Good!
After promising myself never to book a hotel until I've checked out this website for reviews, I booked this hotel for two nights at the end of a week travelling up the northern Spanish coast.
It certainly didn't disappoint! Although we weren't lucky enough to be given a room overlooking the Guggenheim, our inside facing room was excellent.
All the little touches that you get with a 4/5* hotel were there. Chocolates on the pillows at night and beds turned down. Thick soft towels and bath robes awaited you. It certainly was luxurious.
The only disappointment we had was the restaurant was closed for the week as they had gone on holiday!! There were restaurants galore nearby though.
No hesitation in recommending this one.
Is this the best hotel in the world?
maybe not, but pound for pound it's the best that i and my partner have ever stayed in. the lap bath, views, huge gorgeous bed, stylish interior, exterior, warm tasteful decor and hip little cd player require something as stunning as the guggenheim opposite to get you out of your room. i took my partner and it was the smartest thing that i could have done. treat someone you love and take them.
The views of the Guggenheim are great. Especially during breakfast - when you sit in the top floor of the hotel (they open up the terrace and the whole breakfast setting will be openair when the sun comes out). My wife and me made use of the hotel a lot more than we palnned to - we had hard rain every day during a 3 night stay, shortly after the terrorist bombing in Madrid. Sightseeing was a kind of wet and bars were not very busy. Thanks to a nice Philp Stark bathtube and a very comfortable bed we made the best out of it - alsways haveing a view to the Guggenheim - even throug the window of the bathroom - which let you look trough you room on to the Guggenheim.
Teh Hotel Domine is a modern and beautiful hotel with an amazing location, in front of the Guggenheim Museum. The service is excellent with friendly staff willing to make your stay confortable. Rooms are spacious with minimalist decor. Would go back any time!
Stayed in this wonderful hotel for 2 nights after Christmas in December 2003. One of the best 5 star hotel experiences I have recently had (see also comments on Westin Palace in Madrid and Melia Granada). Was also surprised to get a discounted and very good value deal especially around the holiday period.
Everything from the chairs to the in-room cds was simply awesome. The breakfast buffet was super and I can't imagine a better view of the Guggenheim.
True First Class Hotel
A wonderful hotel across the street from The Guggenheim. First Class in every way. Next to the museum,the hotel was a highlight of my trip.
Without a doubt,one of the best hotels I've stayed at.
Architects will love this hotel
More than just a hotel, it follows the example of the Guggenheim across the street; it's architecture is a work of art in its own right. Every detail is thoughtfully designed. A beautiful place to stay. Pay extra for a room overlooking the museum.
Beautiful Hotel and Service
Overlooking the Guggenheim, this modern hotel offers almost as much architectural interest as the musuem. The rooms are deluxe, and the service better. I've rarely been treated so well by a hotel staff. If you can afford it, the top floor middle suite has a balcony with a stunning view of the museum.
The Gran Hotel Domine is opposite the Guggenheim Museaum and many of its rooms face this architectural icon. The hotel is ultra stylish, the bar ultra cool and the food great. The rooms - complete with Philippe Stark designed baths - are well worth staying indoors to enjoy but as Bilbao is the tapas capital of Spain, get out there and enjoy!