The 4 Best Hotels in Bilbao

3rd January 2007 // By Zahra Al-Kateb

Hotel MeliÃ

Based in the former Sheraton Bilbao, Hotel Meliã is located on the banks of the Nervion River.

Perfect for business or leisure travelers, the hotel has a rich contemporary décor that oozes luxury and class. Hotel Meliã boasts one of the city’s finest spas in the Club Meliã and has an outdoor heated pool that offers stunning views over the city. The hotel’s on-site restaurant is run by José Miguel Olazabalaga, the chef behind the Andri Mari restaurant mentioned in our ‘Where To Dine’ section, and serves classic Basque cuisine. There are plenty of conference and event rooms of various sizes and the staff is renowned for its service and attention to detail.

TOP SUITE Presidential Suite

Why we love it: Spacious, bright and packed with state-of-the-art technology, the Presidential Suite at the Hotel Melia is one of the finest in the city. The suite’s outdoor terrace and large windows provide excellent views, while the décor is contemporary yet relaxed. The suite features a living room and reading area as well as the master bedroom. Beautifully lit by the natural light that floods through the windows, this uplifting suite is the perfect way to relax before heading out to dine in one of Bilbao’s many fantastic restaurants.




  • Square footage: 1,300
  • Nightly rate: $1,150

Juan Manuel Quiros

+34 94 428 0000

Lehendakari Leizaola 29, 48001