The 4 Best Hotels in Bilbao

3rd January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

The perfect complement to the Guggenheim Museum, Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is partly an architectural wonder to rival the famous museum and partly a luxury hotel that has few equals in the city.

Its façade consists of multiple mirrors that beautifully reflect the neighboring Guggenheim, while the interior features the unique design talents of Javier Mariscal and Fernando Salas, and includes a 85-foot pebble tower. Whimsical and wonderful, the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is renowned as much for its luxury as for its design. The staff is attentive and polite, the onsite restaurant, Beltz the Black, is considered one of the finest in the city and the on-site meeting rooms can accommodate up to 500 guests.

TOP SUITE Gran Suite Museum

bar and lounge

Why we love it: Visitors to Bilbao will find that they’re never very far away from the Guggenheim Museum, but guests at The Gran Suite Museum have the best view of the city’s most famous monument. The terrace also provides a sumptuous view over the surrounding Basque countryside and is the perfect place to relax with a drink after a hard day’s sightseeing. Trendy and luxurious, the suite features a bathtub designed by Philippe Starck, with furniture and artwork from Javier Mariscal. Packed with modern amenities, including a Bang & Olufsen music center and 42” plasma television, the suite features a bedroom with a king-size bed and separate living room, as well as second bedroom with a sitting area.




  • Square footage: 1,500
  • Nightly rate: $2,176

Mr. Raul Fernandez Acha

+34 94 425 3300

Alameda de Mazarredo 61, 48009