The Best Spa Hotels in Bilbao, Spain

Enjoy a soul-reviving trip to Bilbao, the de-facto capital of the Basque region
Enjoy a soul-reviving trip to Bilbao, the de-facto capital of the Basque region | © Yves Alarie / Unsplash
Photo of Leon Beckenham
15 April 2021

Whether you’re visiting Bilbao, the de facto capital of the Basque Country, for business or leisure, you should always find a slot in your schedule for some me-time. Book a spa hotel and – between touring the Guggenheim Museum, exploring La Ribera Market and gorging on pintxos (small snacks) – you can unwind with a treatment or two. Ready to relax? Here are the best spa hotels in Bilbao – and they’re all bookable on Culture Trip.

Occidental Bilbao

Hotel, Spa Hotel
4.2/5 (329 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Occidental Bilbao / Booking.com

With multicoloured backlighting and a moody 21st-century atmosphere, the health club attached to Occidental Bilbao feels every inch the chic urban spa. Although entry is not free to guests, the health club is considered one of the finest in the city, with top-level fitness and wellness facilities. Alternatively, the hotel has an outdoor pool, which opens during the warmer months and is plenty big enough for a serious swim.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Meliá Bilbao

Business Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.4/5 (983 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Meliá Bilbao / Expedia

There’s little doubt the jewel in this upscale hotel’s wellness crown is the heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool. It sits on the sixth floor, so you can swim out into the steaming air and gaze over the dramatic mountain landscape while you soak. Meliá Bilbao also has a sauna, together with an impressive menu of massage treatments, including the Hawaiian lomi lomi and four-hand varieties. Gym bunnies also have access to a decent 24-hour fitness room with river views.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Bar/Lounge

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Hotel, Spa Hotel, Luxury
4.8/5 (798 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao / Booking.com

While the most impressive thing about the Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is its strikingly avant-garde architecture, the views over the Guggenheim opposite come a close second. And as well as providing the latest fitness equipment, the gym is the only one in Bilbao to offer a direct view of the famous museum. Finished in black granite and wood, the wellness area also offers a sauna, Turkish bath and tailored detox treatments with all-natural ingredients.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Mercure Bilbao Jardines de Albia

Hotel
4.1/5 (980 Reviews)
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Courtesy of Mercure Bilbao Jardines de Albia / Booking.com

While the imposing concrete-grey facade might not inspire positivity, you’ll find some of the best spa facilities in the city centre within the Mercure Bilbao Jardines de Albia. As a guest, you’ll receive discounted entry to the heavily mosaicked space, most of which is centred around a thermal circuit with plenty of hydromassage jets. There are also several spa cabins and thermal loungers to aid total relaxation, but be sure to book your slot in advance.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Fitness Facilities
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

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  • Hotel López de Haro

    Hotel, Boutique Hotel
    4.1/5 (558 Reviews)
    119536405
    Courtesy of Hotel López de Haro / Booking.com

    This storied hotel is best known for being where Frank Gehry first sketched out his ideas for the Guggenheim Museum. It’s one of the most extravagantly decorated hotels in Bilbao, too, brimming with old-school ritz. For a less buttoned-up environment, you have access to the more serene surrounds of the S’Thai spa, just around the corner. Here, you can indulge in massage and body treatments inspired by traditional Eastern philosophies, from Tibet to Indonesia.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Hotel Miró

    Spa Hotel, Hotel
    4.5/5 (797 Reviews)
    192285164
    Courtesy of Hotel Miró / Booking.com

    Being one of the first boutique hotels in Bilbao meant the bijou proportions of Hotel Miró didn’t allow for a full-size spa. What it does offer, however, is a wellness suite where you book yourself an hour solo-spa experience. You can cycle between the jacuzzi tub, sauna and hammam at your leisure or indulge in one of a range of massage or skin-care treatments. There’s also a 24-hour fitness room with free weights, wall bars and machines.

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    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge

    Hotel Conde Duque Bilbao

    Hotel
    4.2/5 (405 Reviews)
    207391656
    Courtesy of Hotel Conde Duque Bilbao / Booking.com
    If you’re just looking for a straightforward hotel with no-nonsense fitness facilities, Hotel Conde Duque Bilbao offers just that. While there’s no fancy spa, what it does have is a decent adults-only gym with free weights, treadmills and spinning bikes. It also has a small sauna and shower. The waterfront setting also means it’s a great spot for a jog along the city river.
    More info

    At a Glance

    Free Wifi
    Restaurant
    Business Centre
    Concierge Service
    24 Hour Front Desk
    Fitness Facilities
    Laundry Facilities
    Multilingual Staff
    Bar/Lounge
    These recommendations were updated on April 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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