June 10th 1966 at 12:15am is oficially opened our hotel. Located in Campo Volantin 22 just by the river side in Bilbao city, where the actual and world wide known Bilbao city, that was just about to grow.
Now we are a 3*** stars hotel, and the oldest in town, (There is one hotel built before us in 1926 Hotel Carlton but, they were closed for a few years). We´ve been having the budgett of keep our services up to date, a confortable deco and all tecnical confort needs for our guest along the years.
HISTORY DETAILS BY DATES
Hotel Opened with 75 rooms and category 1ºA (no star rate at that time; now 69 rooms and 3***), in one of best areas in Bilbao city.
Afected by 1983 rived flood the 26th of August, that riched the 1º floor, afecting the restaurant, lobby and reception by the water & mood of Nervion river.
Today, the river is perfectly controled due to new work by the river side, where there is no rain that will afect us again.
25 years arelady, and many popular stars visited us by that time. Many changes, such as refurnised, get the 3º star, and also adapting staff with new tecnologies and services up to new clients needs.
We decided to introduce the air conditioning in our rooms and all the hotel looking for the comfort of our clients.
With Sercotel & Best Western
1994/2000 - 2002/2013
We started as first Sercotel associated hotel in Spain (now, no relationship). Also, since 2002 to 2013 we were Best Western Hotel, as associated hotel.
Now, we are a private hotel focused on best service, with an identity to offer the best experiences in our hotel.
Looking for the best comfort, best services for our guest, we keep refurnishing our rooms, bathrooms, lobby, etc, because we are here to care and look for the best for you.
First hotel in Spain
First hotel in Spain having a world wide quality program ISO 9000 with all quality certifications.
First Hotel in town with WiFi
First hotel to offer internet connection with WiFi in the rooms and all common areas. We want guests conected any where they come from.
Guggenheim´s hotel associated
We are corporate members of Bilbao Guggenheim museum fundation. Is an honor to be oficial company sopporting culture and art.
New entrance look with improved accessibility to the hotel is the latest work focused on better ramp access, and a modern terrace of our restaurante at the entrance.
... comming up next year. We are working on many surprises.