Once a sleepy fishing village, Bilbao transformed into one of Europe’s most popular arts and culture destinations after the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997. This proud Basque city offers plenty of attractions for both business and leisure visitors, and you’ll find an extensive range of accommodation here, including an excellent variety of four-star hotels.
Where to Find 4 Star Hotels in Bilbao
Bilbao’s four-star accommodation is mostly dotted around the centre of the city, especially within the affluent Indautxu neighbourhood. This is a great spot for upmarket shops, the financial district and the Dona Casilda city park. It’s also convenient for the Guggenheim and the pleasant boardwalks along the Nervion river.
Bilbao Hotels for Business and Pleasure
While leisure visitors flock to Bilbao for food and culture, the city’s world-class exhibition and conference spaces attract plenty of business travellers too. There’s an excellent selection of business-friendly four star hotels in Bilbao, ranging from the modern to the traditional and featuring fast WiFi, business centres and meeting rooms.
What to See and Do in Bilbao
The Guggenheim Museum inevitably tops most visitors’ lists, but the hype is justified. Dazzling both outside and in, Frank Gehry’s masterpiece is packed with fascinating contemporary art, and offers an unforgettable walk through one of the most exciting public art collections in the world. After soaking up some culture, check out Bilbao’s culinary scene with a stroll through the Casco Viejo (old town) neighbourhood. Hop from bar to bar snacking on pintxos (tapas) and trying traditional dishes such as ‘bacalao pil pil’, a slow-cooked dish of salt cod, garlic and olive oil.
Get a different perspective on the city by taking the funicular railway to the top of Artxanda Mountain. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of Bilbao from the summit, where you’ll find a pleasant park and several restaurants – a great place to relax over regional specialities and a glass of two of the local sparkling txacoli wine.
No matter whether you’re visiting Bilbao for business, pleasure or both, search Expedia to find a four-star hotel that’s ideal for your trip.