Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
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... speaks English, it is very intense as you are friends right away, you may never see them again or you may see them at different locations. Always glad to see each other. I'm finding that I can actually remember a name after meeting someone here. Marg. started at Bilbao so just getting started. A good days walk today, about 20 Km but a lot of pavement. Got to a real nice Albergue in Liendo about 4:00 and in time ...
... As soon as I did the nun appeared! We bought some sositos and she gave us a box butter cookies! That was our breakfast! We walked for several ours more down valleys , through cornfields, by waterfalls, small villages, passed mad dogs, smelly dairies and nothing but green hills and valleys, hours passed quickly as the scenery changes! We finally came to rest at Abuelo Peut's Albergue! It was a very inviting place! Very relaxing! It was amazing to see ...
... time! One the other ladies said that Virgin is not so pretty but it was their Virgin! We decided to stay the night here! They also took us to a fish market i have never seen fish so fresh! Apparently all the other Pereginos are too! The Dutch couple were here before us! Sorry for inconsistency but it is hard to find wifi! Tonight we are staying in a youth hostel and it is a loud and crazy place! We will see how much rest we ...
... is another charming medieval city, somewhat unusual in that the old section is built on a promontory, with the modern city completely surrounding it. One unusual feature is the installation of moving walkways in the medieval centre. Good idea, or not?
We have arrived at the tail end of the annual Fiesta de ...
... to Bilbao was excellent, since we elected to use the toll-roads, and we hustled briskly along the valley on a magnificent 6-lane highway that waltzed serenely in between huge, snow-covered craggy peaks of the Pyrenees, which seemed to glower scornfully down at us like a disdainful school-teacher....
A little later the valley widened and there were some beautiful crops growing that were so lush, green, plump and inviting, that you almost wanted to go and roll in them, but still with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews 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!