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City hotel, balcony of Bilbao, Euskadi and the Rioja wine region

Monte Artxanda, Bilbao | Ref: HBIL1 | Bedrooms: 12


Set high on Monte Artxanda, the "balcony of Bilbao", this small family-run hotel offers all the tranquility of a rural environment with fantastic views over and easy access to the city of Bilbao (a short drive or bus ride, or a half hour's walk). You can literally stay in the hills and walk to the Guggenheim!

The hotel is an authentic Vizcayan "caserio", a large stone built country house, and its sixteen spacious rooms are comfortably furnished in traditional style.

With pretty gardens, a terrace and a paddle court there is plenty of space for relaxing outdoors and the friendly owners will make sure you feel at home.

Only 12 kms from Bilbao Airport, 3 km from the city centre, close to the coast and lovely countryside and a good golf course (6 km) - this is a very good spot from which to discover Bilbao.

Accommodation Description

12 double / twin bedrooms, all with ensuite facilities. 1 room equipped for disabled use.
All rooms have satellite TV, wireless internet access, telephone, hair-dryer and central heating. 5 rooms redecorated in a modern style with air conditioning. (Casas' clients will be given preference to these rooms subject to availability) .

Two apartments with kitchen facilities sleeping four people also available within the hotel.

NB Some rooms are accessed via the stairs only. Should you have any difficulty walking please let us know at the time of booking.


Bar, lounge.
Gardens, terrace, paddle-tennis court.
Parking in the grounds.
Bus service direct from hotel door to city centre or to link with funicular railway 2km away.


Breakfast only, self-service from a reasonably extensive buffet, within the hotel itself though there is an 'Asador' ("grill" restaurant) on the same grounds (closed Sundays and Mondays).

The Bilbao Culinary College with its own restaurant is near by and there are more restaurants near the funicular station 2km away.

Beach: 10km
Nearest Shop:
Bars/Restaurants: Adjacent to hotel
Nearest Airport: Bilbao (11km)
Nearest Ferryport: Bilbao (14km)

Monte Artxanda, Bilbao

Bilbao, the Phoenix city, once an industrial wasteland following the demise of its shipping and steel industries, is now an example of a thriving 21st century city built around the stunning center piece of the Guggenheim Museum. It's not all modernity though, there's a lovely Old Town and a gastronomic tradition for which the Basque country is duly famous.

Holiday Ideas near Monte Artxanda, Bilbao

Guggenheim Bilbao
Guggenheim Bilbao
Basque Cuisine
Basque Cuisine
Basque coast
Basque coast
San Sebastian
San Sebastian
La Montaña Vasca
La Montaña Vasca
Urdaibai Nature Reserve
Urdaibai Nature Reserve

Getting There

The area has excellent access by air and sea:

Stansted to Bilbao with Easyjet or Santander with Ryanair;
Gatwick to Bilbao with Vueling (BA).
Manchester to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Bristol to Bilbao with Easyjet;
Edinburgh to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Easyjet;
Dublin to Santander with Ryanair or Bilbao with Aer Lingus.

NB Flights are not included but we can advise on routes and timetables

Ferries: Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao – 7 sailings weekly.

Please ask us for advice on ferry crossings, timetables and flexible start dates to fit with the crossings.

Getting Around

If travelling by air we recommend renting a hire car to make the most out of your visit to the area. If you prefer to use public transport please consult our expert staff for advice on which properties are more suitable.

If coming on the ferry you will use your own vehicle - we recommend that you ensure that insurance and breakdown cover are in place. For full advice on how to prepare the vehicle etc see the Brittany Ferries website

In either case we will provide full instructions to arrive at your holiday accommodation, complete with GPS co-ordinates.

Reviews of this property

Read our clients' independent reviews

"Excellent location for stopover to look at Bilbao. Room good with good breakfast. Funicular to town close by", (Client 2012)

"Good location for Bilbao even without a car. Walked into the city", (Client 2012)

"Brilliant, great location. Spotless, nice room in annexe, friendly, helpful management (who spoke English!) and the best breakfast of the holiday", (Client 2008)

"Pleasant, helpful staff. Very convenient for airport and for central Bilbao and the Guggenheim. Would not hesitate to use your services again", (Client 2008)

"The Apartment at Artetxe was very well equipped", (Client 2008)

"Excellent holiday with great help from all concerned", (Client 2007)

"Very clean, comfortable hotel friendly and helpful in attractive location", (Client 2007)