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4.2 / 5Very Good
305 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Santiago Cathedral
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Arriaga Theater
    16 min walk
  • Restaurant
    3 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Cafeteria Josune
    3 min walk
  • Airport
    Bilbao (BIO)
    11 min drive

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1800 809 285
  • Superior Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Family Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Triple Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Family Room, Connecting Rooms

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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About this area


Located in Bilbao, Occidental Bilbao is near a metro station. Notable landmarks in the area include Plaza Moyua and Vizcaya Bridge, and travellers wishing to experience a bit of culture can try Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at San Mames Stadium or Bizkaia Frontoia. Our guests appreciate the hotel's convenience for public transport: Santutxu Station is 7 minutes by foot and Basarrate Station is 12 minutes.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santiago Cathedral - 15 min walk
  • Arriaga Theater - 16 min walk
  • Ribera Market - 17 min walk
  • Bilborock - 18 min walk
  • Bilbao City Hall - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Bilbao-Abando Station - 4 min drive
  • Santutxu Station - 7 min walk
  • Bilbao (BIO) - 11 min drive


  • The Kitchen — 1 min walk
  • Liquid - 3 min walk
  • Cafeteria Josune - 3 min walk
  • Sarima - 4 min walk
  • Pecata Minuta - 4 min walk

About this property

Occidental Bilbao

4-star Bilbao hotel in Begoña, near Plaza Moyua
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant and a fitness centre. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café and self parking. All 200 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find coffee/tea makers, hairdryers and safes.
Occidental Bilbao offers 200 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer.
Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre and a seasonal outdoor pool.
Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club or fitness facility.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Self parking: EUR 20 per day
Electric car charging station

Food and drink

Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 16 per person
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Fitness centre
Full-service spa
Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Seasonal outdoor pool


Banquet hall
Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Computer station
Meeting rooms
Conference space (11119 square feet)


Pool sunloungers


Body scrubs
Body treatments
Spa open daily


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Wheelchair-accessible parking


Fireplace in reception
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Blackout drapes/curtains


bathtub or shower
Free toiletries


flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker





Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types

American Express
Diners Club

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 16 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 20 per day
  • Facilities fee: EUR 20 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • – Fitness facilities
    – Spa

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
Please note: Access to the spa and gym facilities is limited to once per day per person.
Property registration number H.BI.00337

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500 due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using the information in the booking confirmation. The seasonal pool will be open from June to September.

Property is also known as

  • Holiday Inn Bilbao Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Bilbao
  • Barcelo Avenida Hotel Bilbao
  • Occidental Bilbao Hotel

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Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Close by is the Basilica of Begona and walking distance down the steps to Plaza de Miguel de Unamuno, where we heard performers singing on the balcony; close to Bilbao Museum and funicular which was closed due to inclement weather. Beautiful hotel and the pool would be ideal in the summer. First night was disappointing because their WiFi was flaky.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A very good and comfortable hotel.

A very good hotel, up the hill from the historic city. It's easy enough to walk down (15mins or so), but we used the metro or bus to get back. Watch out for the parking charge.

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Very goog stay, personel was very kind and diligent. Recomended!

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness

Stayed 2 nights in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

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    Stayed 1 night in Sep. 2019

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