Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain

At a Glance

  • Perfectly-located in central Bilbao, with beautiful views of the Guggenheim Museum

  • Enjoy drinks on the Roof Terrace and take in the views across the city rooftops

  • Contemporary guest rooms have been inspired by the Guggenheim

  • Taste delicious seasonal Basque cuisine at Beltz restaurant

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The Basque Country is lovely in the summer sun, but August can be quite busy. It can be cold in the winter months, but there's plenty to see and do in the region all year round.
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Description

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is ideally situated opposite the Guggenheim Museum and its design is inspired by the museum's incredible architecture. The hotel is well located for discovering the city sights and offers superb views from its rooftop restaurant.

The central location and spectacular views of the Guggenheim make Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao an ideal base from which to explore the museum and the sights of Bilbao as part of a longer trip exploring the Basque region. With 145 rooms, a restaurant with panoramic views, bar, gym and wellness centre, it is a comfortable city hotel.

The rooms are contemporary in style, inspired by the Guggenheim, and 54 of these boast views of the museum from the expansive windows. The other rooms have city views, some with a terrace, and a number have Philippe Stark-designed bathtubs and White Company amenities. Crisp, white cotton linens and bright accent colours create a welcoming space to relax after a day exploring Bilbao’s many attractions.

With the many facilities you would expect from a large city hotel, the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao has a well-equipped gym and spa with sauna, steam room and personalised treatments. The hotel houses a number of dining options, including the Roof Terrace which is the perfect spot for evening cocktails with impressive views over the Guggenheim and city beyond. 

Many of Bilbao’s museums, galleries and historic sites are within walking distance, including the Iberdrola Tower, and the Euskalduna Palace. The Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is also ideally-located for exploring the shops and boutiques of the city.

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Accommodation

The 145 rooms are spread across 9 room types, from the Domine Double Room with its city views, marble bathroom and White Company products, to the Penthouse Suite which boasts two bedrooms, butler service and Guggenheim views from the private terrace. All rooms are comfortably furnished and have high-speed wifi and LED TVs.

Childcare

Children are welcome at Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao however there are no specific childcare facilities.

Facilities

The many restaurant options of the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao provide a chance to savour the local flavours of the Basque region or international dishes. For dinner, try Beltz, which offers a taste of Basque cuisine and international flavours in seasonal dishes, while Le Cafe is open daily for a more casual dining experience. Snacks and cocktails can be enjoyed in the Sixty-One Lobby bar or the Rooftop Terrace.

After a busy day of sightseeing, relax with a massage in the serene, minimalist surrounds of the Wellness by Domine spa, or let the sauna ease tired muscles. For the more active, the gym looks out onto the Guggenheim Museum for a workout with a view.

Experiences

  • Basque cider house experience

    Visit an authentic Basque cider house to discover the tastes of this traditionally Basque drink. Sitting among the barrels of freshly-brewed cider you'll enjoy a family-style lunch, and learn how to create the perfect pour straight from the barrel.

  • Getaria uncovered

    Perched on the beautiful Basque coastline sits Getaria, a charming fishing village home to picturesque, colourful cobbled streets. Explore the town with your private guide before visiting a nearby txakoli bodega for a unique wine tasting.

  • La Rioja wine region

    Explore the famed Rioja wine region on a full-day tour of the area. Known for producing some of Europe's best wines, here you'll have the chance to visit boutique wineries and sample some of the local products.

  • Private tour of Bilbao

    Once an industrial city, Bilbao has been transformed in recent years into a hub for art and architecture. Explore the best of the city, from the traditional architecture to the more contemporary, culminating in the iconic Guggenheim Museum.

  • San Sebastian cooking school

    Roll up your sleeves and enjoy a hands-on cooking class in San Sebastian. Choose from a range of classes suited to first-time chefs and culinary connoisseurs alike, and learn the secrets of local Basque cuisine, Spanish classics or avant-garde gastronomy.

  • Tour of the Guggenheim with an expert art guide

    A truly iconic monument, Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum has transformed the city. Tour this incredible art gallery with your private guide and admire the huge contemporary art collection inside, as well as the impressive building itself.

Holiday Ideas

  • Gourmet Basque Country

    Bilbao, San Sebastian & La Rioja

    from £4300 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights

    • Discover the flavours of Spain in this region celebrated for its cuisine
    • Sample some of Spain's best wines in La Rioja
    • Explore the quaint fishing villages dotted along the Basque Country's beautiful coastline
  • Gourmet Basque Country

    Bilbao, San Sebastian & La Rioja

    from £4300 pp inc flights & transfers for 6 nights

    • Discover the flavours of Spain in this region celebrated for its cuisine
    • Sample some of Spain's best wines in La Rioja
    • Explore the quaint fishing villages dotted along the Basque Country's beautiful coastline

Location & directions

Bilbao, Spain

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is located in the arts district of Bilbao, with the Guggenheim in view and the Iberdrola Tower and the Euskalduna Palace in walking distance, along with many shops and restaurants. It is just 15km from Bilbao International Airport and a 5-minute walk from the Moyua Metro station.

How to get there

Flights from London to Bilbao take approximately 2 hours. From Bilbao International Airport, the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is a 15-minute drive.

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