The sea and the estuary have always been of fundamental importance to Bilbao: they have been responsible for most of the city's transformations and developments and have been the true shapers of Bilbao's history. They are also the main cause that makes Bilbao a place of great interest for tourists. The city offers wonders like the Arenal Bridge and the San Nicolas de Bari Barroque Church. Up the "la colina" to the panoramic terrace of Begona and the orillas de Nervion market.
The historic center offers the Diputation Palace, the Provicial Museum, the Casilda Iturriza Park and the fantastic Fine Arts Museum. Bilbao also offers great cuisine. Basque gastronomy has some of its temples here, but the "poteo", a small glass of wine with delicious "pintxos" or tapas, will get you close to one of the city's biggest charms: its people and its manners. For those who love going shopping, Bilbao offers a wide range of personal, distinct quality shops.
Once you visit Bilbao you'll want to come back or prolong your stay. To do so is almost impossible without the help of Bilbao hotels.
Sheraton Bilbao Hotel is on the banks of the Nervion River, near the Guggenheim Museum and approximately 10 miles from Bilbao Airport. Guests can enjoy the bar, Aizian Restaurant, sauna, massage treatments, fitness facility, outdoor heated pool, and adjacent shopping area. The hotel also offers valet laundry service, 24-hour concierge service, currency exchange, 24-hour room service, covered parking facilities, babysitting service, and 24-hour security.
Sheraton is one of Bilbao hotels that offer marble bathrooms and Wireless high-speed Internet access all rooms. The rooms also feature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds, work desks, individual climate control, electronic safes, data ports, voicemail, dual-line telephones, cable and satellite channels, mini-bars, separate bath and shower stalls, hairdryers, bidets, bathroom telephones, and nightly turndown service.
Barcelo Hotel Nervion is one of downtown Bilbao hotels. It is less than a mile from Guggenheim Museum and approximately seven miles from Bilbao International Airport. It's a short walk to the main street alongside the river with the glass-bottomed Calatrava Footbridge. The hotel is also located near the Museum of Fine Arts, the Abando Railway Station, Le Feve, and the Balboa Metro. Hotel amenities include Ibaizabal Restaurant, buffet breakfast, bar, room service, Internet access, air-conditioning in rooms and private garage.
Occidental Carlton is a refined and elegant hotel with bedrooms furnished in an austere old-fashioned. The overall Beaux Arts theme of interior decor is complemented by classical columns, antique lamps and oriental rugs in the public rooms. The hotel is located in Plaza Moyua in the city's financial and business centre. It's a landmark building that the Basque Goverment has classified as an architectural, historic and cultural monument.
When it comes to Bilbao hotels, the choices are endless. So check them out well in advance so that you have a comfortable and undisturbed visit to Bilbao.