It’s been some time since I had a holiday challenge to complete. Since late October, I think actually. Do not hesitate to submit yours, be it even small. I love exploring different regions that we haven’t considered yet and that you are suggesting. I also know from the reader survey that it’s one that you like reading a lot.
I have two new ones for us : one this week and one next week. Today, we start with my dad actually and his idea to treat my mum to a nice stay in Bilbao for a bit of Spanish culture and relaxation.
- A nice hotel in Bilbao ideally to be able to go to the museum and walk around
- If a luxury one is worth it, they are ready to travel outside of Bilbao
- For a birthday celebration
- No limit to the budget due to the special occasion!
I am breaking this challenge in two parts: today, we look only at places in Bilbao and tomorrow we’ll explore a few places in the surrounding areas. The list for today includes both really cheap places (59 Euros anyone ?) to five star luxury so there should be enough to please everyone.
- 50 rooms
- From 75 Euros a night
A member of Design Hotels, Hotel Miro is perfectly located next to the Guggenheim museum and a short walk from the old neighborhood. Prices are really attractive and
- From 60 Euros, a room for 4 is 110 Euros
No frill here as this is a hostel but with each room carefully decorated to highlight the basque country culture. Some are a bit weird but I love the bathrooms all with lovely tiles.
- 172 rooms
- From £200
Not boutique as it has 172 rooms but certainly luxury in the classic way: massive hallway, majestic staircase, big bedrooms and top notch service.
Gran Hotel Domine
- From £122
Big focus on design here with the building overseen by Javier Mariscal, and furniture by Philippe Starck, Alvar Aalto and Arne Jacobsen taps. It is very well located as the suites on the fifth floor face Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum .
- From £138
Right on the promenade of Getxo next to the old pier guarantees a nice view. Some rooms may look a bit in need of a refresh.