We were really lucky to stay at the Miró Hotel whilst in Bilbao, it’s a lovely little boutique hotel, just opposite the Guggenheim. The hotel was designed by fashion designer Antonio Miró and interior designer Pilar Líbano and was the first boutique hotel in Bilbao.
The service was brilliant from the moment we arrived. Having arrived much earlier than I’d anticipated our room wasn’t ready for us, so we handed over our luggage for safe keeping and were handed complimentary tickets for the Guggenheim. This was such a nice touch and made my day as we already had plans to visit. On the ground floor of the hotel there’s a lounge area with free coffee and soft drinks, and lots of design books as well as photography by Marc Viaplana. We sat down there and started to plan our afternoon, the Guggenheim to see the amazing Richard Serra exhibition, followed by a wander and lunch before returning to the hotel to relax. We were booked into the hotel’s Aqua Wellness centre, a private room with a steam room, hydromassage bath and hydromassage shower, for an hour before we got ready to go out for the evening. This was the perfect way to relax into our break and I would recommend it if you’re planning a stay at the Miró Hotel.
Our room was decorated neutrally, creating a calming oasis to escape to for a couple of hours whilst we got ready. It even had a view of the Guggenheim. The bathroom was all slick black marble, very chic and just my style.
Breakfast was worth having at the hotel, ‘The Brown Bread Bag’ came with slices of brioche, German style bread, rustic white bread and a croissant, served with delicious raspberry jam and marmalade. All had been chosen from local producers for their quality. I also had a rather wonderful bowl of crunchy granola and yoghurt.