This hotel has become Bilbao’s best and not only for the number of stars it has. The Silken chain really worked on this building, that expresses the most modern and contemporary elements, with unique details that make it really special.
The entrance to the atrium is a wonderful feeling. It opens like a great free space and it is dominated by a great sculpture of Mariscal: a Fossil Cypress made of stone that ascends to 26 meters from the ground to the skylight in the terrace. This is how the place manages to bring in natural light in the atrium space.
The interior of the bedrooms also shows an exquisite design. Each room has a personalized style that makes them different from each other, besides the comforts offered by a hotel of this class.
I had the opportunity to visit the hotel for a family wedding and it was incredible: the food is exquisite and you can have an appetizer and drink in the terrace with wonderful views to the Guggenheim!
There aren't many cities in the world as amazing as Bilbao. Its contrasts, its cuisine, its elegant combination of the past and the cutting edge ... it's irresistible, and here at the Mir Hotel, they will do their best to help you discover the city. It has a great location opposite the Guggenheim, close to the main museums and the shopping area, making it the perfect starting point to plunge into Bilbao.
The 50 rooms have elegant, cosmopolitan design by Antonio Mir, one of the country's most important designers, known for his modernity and good taste. All rooms are equipped with sophisticated equipment; which includes a 32" TV, DVD, MP3 player, WIFI, minibar, room service 24h. There's a wellness space (relaxing water area for private use), fitness centre and two meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 35 people. Also for the exclusive use of hotel guests, the Mir Bar is a relaxing area to chill out, read or work comfortably while you have a drink at the bar. Opposite the hotel is a new parking lot with 500 spaces, ensuring you'll have no problems with your vehicle.
This is a good hotel with an excellent location. It's next to the river and from the window of our room, we could see the Guggenheim. Our room was nice, spacious and comfortable. The service was generally good, but a bit stiff, which is normal.
We booked into this hotel nearly a month ago, and liked it. There were several good things: the room was spacious, with good views. Breakfast was one of the best we've ever had. There were plenty of options, and someone was always on hand to replenish the food. The location was good, on the main road, and close to most sites of interest. However, there were some strange things for a hotel of this size, for example bad wifi in the rooms. We were willing to pay but the signal quality was terrible. Maybe we were just unlucky. Also, the service was a bit lacking sometimes - they didn't know when our room would be ready, but they were happy to let us store our bags while went for a walk.
Good hotel. Comfortable and well-located, five minutes walk from the Guggenheim, and 10 minutes from the old town. They have a restaurant and cafe, and the rooms feature all the comforts you'd expect; my bathroom was very big.
A great, central hotel. If you stay in it, you'll have no need for the car. It's a 5 minute walk from the Guggenheim. 2 minutes from Ledesma Street, where there are plenty of tapas bars and Abando Metro Station, which takes all over. It is 15 minutes from the Museum of Fine Arts. It is perfect for sightseeing.
What I can say about this 5 star hotel in Bilbao's best area? Well all good things. A couple of years ago my parents celebrated their silver wedding anniversary there, and since then we usually have a snack on the hotel terrace. Architecturally, it's amazing (by the Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, inspired by Chillida sculptures), and although I've stayed there, I'm sure it's a blast.
Whenever I go to Bilbao for work, I stay at the Hotel Ibis Bilbao, which has a good location and a metro station near the hotel. On Sundays, I usual opt to dine in the hotel, at the Etxaniz restaurant, and it never disappoints. The menus aren't bad value (there is one for 19 € and one for 24 €) and the food is pretty good quality. Moreover, it changes with the seasons. Last time, I had grilled young asparagus with cheese, followed by monkfish over rice with mushrooms. For dessert, ice cream. All stunning. As it was Mother's Day, they offered some chocolate hearts. I recommend it, especially if you want a quiet, comfortable, Sunday dinner, when many restaurants are closed.
About three or four years ago, I spent two nights at this hotel on business. The hotel is located close to San Mames Stadium and the central bus station, Termibus. In the vicinity are also bus, metro and tram stops, so it's very well connected to the rest of the city. The room, without being anything special, was not bad. It has a restaurant, but only serves breakfast and lunch. I arrived at night, so I had to go elsewhere for my dinner. The service was good.
Ercilla is an overrated hotel that doesn't deserve its 4 stars. Yes, it's located in the center of Bilbao, and you can walk everywhere, but the rooms are old and some even have broken furniture. You're presented with a list of movies that aren't available, as the remote control only has buttons for volume and channel. The gym is terrible. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything, and there were cobwebs on the ceiling. We'll never go back.