Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
You need confidence to stand opposite the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao — one of the world’s architectural masterpieces — and Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao has precisely that. Designed by Spanish artist Javier Mariscal, this self-assured retreat is the only five-star hotel in front of the world-famous museum, and its sleek, bright guestrooms and suites show a deep love of art, design, and culture. The forward-thinking aesthetic extends into the décor and atmosphere of Beltz restaurant, where chef Abel Corral conjures up new dishes using the city’s timeless flavors.
- Stay in one of 145 design-led guestrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and marble bathrooms
- Enjoy a view-filled alfresco breakfast of Iberian ham and Basque Idiazabal cheese
- Rejuvenate with a Balinese, Swedish, or Ayurvedic massage at Wellness by Domine
- Experience a twist on the roots of Basque Country cooking at Beltz restaurant
- Sink into a plush sofa at sleek bar Sixty-One, or sip a cocktail on the roof terrace
- Discover the world-famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao on your doorstep
Elegantly refurbished, Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao celebrates art and design alongside first-class service. After a rooftop breakfast overlooking the titanium waves of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, explore the hotel’s own design touches, from its shell staircase to the imposing rock sculpture in the lobby.
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Spacious and filled with cutting-edge modern design, Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao’s 145 guestrooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views of either the remarkable Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum or Bilbao’s majestic mountains. Wooden desks meld with sophisticated gray décor, accentuated by armchairs in vivid colors. Book the spectacular Penthouse Suite to unwind on a private terrace before soaking with diptyque brand toiletries in a luxury Philippe Starck-designed bathtub.
Multilingual front desk staff are available 24 hours a day and will help with everything from event tickets to pintxos bar recommendations. Event planning is provided with personal attention and exquisite catering overseen by hotel chef Abel Corral.
Start with an alfresco breakfast of Basque sausage and Idiazabal cheese on the roof terrace overlooking the Guggenheim Museum. Continue your journey into Basque gastronomy at Le Café or Beltz and head to the roof terrace or the Sixty-One lobby bar for evening cocktails.
Sixty-One – Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao’s lobby bar has an elegant, open design with original art on the walls. Settle on a plush sofa or at the mirrored bar for light bites accompanied by classic cocktails.
Le Café – Stop by Le Café to grab a custom pintxos breakfast on-the-go. Showcasing local ingredients, this cafeteria also serves a daily and à la carte menu, as well as delectable desserts.
Beltz – Combining local seasonal cuisine with international touches, Beltz invites you to taste the traditional flavors that have made the Basque region a global foodie favorite. Try the Basque pork rib glazed with mango and pineapple chutney.
Wake up to views of the Guggenheim Museum, then work out on Technogym equipment in the wood-lined fitness studio. After a day exploring Bilbao, recharge at Wellness by Domine spa. Banish tension in the sauna or steam bath before having a Balinese, Swedish, Ayurvedic, or Californian massage. In the evening, head to the roof terrace and watch the light fall on the Guggenheim — a scene so beautiful it could hang on the gallery’s walls.
Your first stop has to be the world-class works displayed in the Guggenheim Museum and Fine Arts Museum. Wander along the river to the Casco Viejo, or Old Town, to explore winding streets dating back to the 1400s. For shopping, the Robert Stern-designed Zubiarte Shopping Center is a five-minute walk away and Bilbao’s Golden Mile of boutiques is also nearby. Complete your Bilbao experience at one of the city’s many Michelin-starred restaurants.
Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
With a coveted address in Bilbao’s arts district, Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is on the doorstep of the Guggenheim Museum. The Fine Arts Museum and Iberdrola Tower are both a five-minute walk away and the historic streets of Bilbao's old town are a pleasant stroll along the riverfront.
Bilbao Airport is 8 mi / 13 km away.
The Guggenheim tram station is just outside the hotel.
Bilbao Station can be reached in a 10-minute drive.
Parking is available for a fee.