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What to Expect from a Bilbao Apartment Hotel
The key thing about an apartment hotel in Bilbao is the space and independence that it gives you. With kitchen facilities, extra lounge space and free WiFi, you can really make yourself at home. You’ll find apartment hotels in the centre of Bilbao, on the coast to the north and in the countryside to the east and west – so whether you want a city stay or a peaceful retreat, Expedia’s range has something for you.
Making the Most of Local Life in Bilbao
If you’re staying in an apartment hotel in Bilbao, you can take the opportunity to cook and eat like a local. Head to the city’s beautiful old markets to stock up your apartment’s kitchen with the best of Basque produce. Try the art deco Ribera market in the heart of the Casco Viejo. Built in 1929, it sprawls across 10,000 square metres, making it the largest indoors market in Europe. Snap up seasonal specialities such as ocean-fresh albacore tuna and spider crab in the summer, and mushrooms, chestnuts and grapes in the autumn. Don’t feel like cooking? Just pick up cheeses, charcuterie and some of the local sparkling txacoli wine for a simple feast in your Bilbao apartment hotel.
Where to Stay in Bilbao City Centre
For apartment hotels in Bilbao city centre, look in the Santutxu neighbourhood in the south of the city. Here you’ll be just over 10 minutes’ walk from the Casco Viejo, the atmospheric ‘old town’ quarter that is home to the Basque Museum and Bilbao Cathedral. It’s also a great place to try pintxo, the Basque version of tapas. This is a huge part of Bilbao food culture, so set aside an evening to hop between bars trying specialities such as ‘bacalao pil pil’, a dish of salt cod with garlic and olive oil.