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Carlton Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room was confortable with a cozy little balcony with a nice view of the sorrounding buildings. We spent three nights. You can walk Guggenheim and Museo de Bellas Artes while enjoying pintxos and wine.

Thank VictoriaEugenia
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel, not the cheapest in Bilbao by a long shot but well worth it, if your going to spend some time away from home do it in luxury at least once a year. Large opulent rooms over looking the streets of Bilbao. Great location, easy to get to, airport bus stop outside if you want to use it, taxi... More 

Thank John L
New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Bilbao and only said for one night , but the Carlton was very nice. It was a little more traditional, classic hotel not your new wave modern. Beds were super comfortable and everything was clean and upscale.

Thank BennFamily
Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location is ideal as it's right in the centre of Bilbao. If you're going for business it will be handy. Clean and big room. It is not expensive if you book in advance. The staff are very friendly. Didn't try breakfast as Bilbao is full of cafes which will be better value for your money

Thank Londino78
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Carlton is a spectacular place full of history. The exterior and general decor of the hotel is very distinguished while the rooms are nice and modern. Very convenient location on Plaza Moyua and a short walk from anywhere you would want to go in the city. The airport bus stops very near to the hotel's front entrance. The staff... More 

Thank Nate W
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Very nice hotel beautiful building and exceptional interiors. Best location, excellent service and friendly helpful staff eager to help including parking our car. The room we had was large with desk, lounge or sofa, good storage space and tea making facility including coffee machine and capsules, chocolates delivered at night. Internet fast. king size bed with multiple pillows, quality linen... More 

Thank OscarDeV
New York
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51 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful rooms and top service at this grand dame in Bilbao. Extremely convenient to shopping Guggenheim, Bellas Artes. One minute from bus to airport. Wonderful concierge. Restaurant is very reasonable.

Thank NewYorkHeather
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous hotel and perfect location. Arrived by car and got a bit confused on where to park the car to check in since it is not very clear if one can drive the car over what it seemed to be a sidewalk. But I drove around and went to their garage located on the side of the building and from... More 

Thank Carlos M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights but wish we had booked for longer. This is an old style hotel right at the central square, shops all around it, taxi rank adjacent, 10 minutes walking to the old town centre, subway station adjacent and no shortage of bars and restaurants within walking distance. Despite overlooking the square we had... More 

Thank whitesheilagh
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Located centrally on the Calle Elcano roundabout, the Carlton evokes a grand old hotel feeling, with up-to-date rooms and amenities. Excellent staff, a very good/expensive restaurant and the location make this hotel an excellent choice. Plus, parking! A must in central Bilbao. Highly recommend!

Thank RoyboyIII

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Founded in 1926, the Hotel Carlton is one of the landmark buildings and the most majestic hotel in Bilbao. Declared an Architectural, Artistic, Historical and Cultural Monument, over its history the building has witnessed important social and cultural events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carlton Hotel

Address: Plaza de Federico Moyua 2, 48009 Bilbao, Spain
Region: Spain > Basque Country > Province of Vizcaya > Bilbao
Price Range: $141 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Carlton Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
Carlton Hotel Bilbao
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Bilbao
#6 Business Hotel in Bilbao
#7 Romantic Hotel in Bilbao
#9 Luxury Hotel in Bilbao
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Had a room on the 6th floor it was good.”
 of 5 bubbles BennFamily, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Probably higher floors, rooms facing the roundabout provides excellent view of town”
 of 5 bubbles OscarDeV, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pay a bit extra for an upgraded room and book directly”
 of 5 bubbles PartyofOne2013, 1 Sep 2016 | Read review
“book early ask for a room overlooking the plazza not at the back”
 of 5 bubbles Walter1311, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on first floor with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles JABDublin, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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