Hotel Features. The Silken Gran Hotel Domine is a modern design hotel reflecting the Guggenheim Museum in its mirror-like facade. Public spaces, guestrooms, original artworks and even staff uniforms were designed, or chosen, by artist Javier Mariscal. The glass-topped atrium houses Mariscal's 'Cypress Fossil' sculpture, a 26-metre-high tower of mesh-encased stones.
Buffet breakfast is served on the glass-roofed Buenavistas Terrace with outdoor seats and Guggenheim views from the hotel's top floor. Minimalist décor, and international and Basque dishes are on the menu at Beltz the Black restaurant. The black and white Bauhuas-inspired Café Metropol has marble floors, stainless steel and glass walls overlooking the Guggenheim's huge floral-coated 'Puppy' sculpture. Mariscal Pop Art, red-cushioned stools, and white plastic chairs give a 1960s feel to Splash and Crash cocktail lounge. Its silver floor and bar were inspired by the Guggenheim's titanium exterior.
The business centre has a computer with high-speed Internet access (surcharge).
With a wall of curved beech and an open fireplace, the hotel's reading room is stocked with architecture and design publications.
Guestrooms. The Silken Gran Hotel Domine's 145 air-conditioned guestrooms have designer furnishings. All offer minibars, satellite television, safes and wireless Internet access (surcharge). Most rooms have Guggenheim or atrium sculpture views.
Expert Tip. The hotel's designer Javier Mariscal was also responsible for the logo of Barcelona's 1992 Summer Olympics.
Executive Room: One twin bed with Egyptian cotton sheets and wool/cashmere bed coverings. Most with view of museum. Lamps and chairs by Mariscal, cherrywood and beech doors. Wireless Internet access (surcharge), TV on rotating stand, CD player. Philippe Starck–designed designed marble bathroom with one glass (with blinds) wall facing bedroom. Separate bathtub and shower, two bowl-like sinks, heated towel racks, telephone, bathrobes, separate section for toilet and bidet.
Standard room: One double bed or two twin beds with Egyptian cotton sheets and wool/cashmere bed coverings. Most with view of hotel’s atrium and <i>Cypress Fossil</i> sculpture. Lamps and chairs by Mariscal, cherrywood and beech doors. Wireless Internet access (surcharge), TV on rotating stand. Philippe Starck–designed bathroom with two bowl-like sinks, heated towel racks, telephone, bathrobes, separate section for toilet and bidet.
From Bilbao Airport (BIO):
Distance to Silken Gran Hotel Domine is 10 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Taxis into the city centre typically cost about 20 EUR and are available from outside the Arrivals building. Every 20 minutes, the Bizkaibus bus 3247 runs between the airport and central Bilbao (Plaza Moyua). Single tickets cost 1.20 EUR. Buses run from Bilbao's main bus terminal to other cities, including connections to San Sebastian and Santander. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is located opposite the Guggenheim Museum, 10 kilometres from the beach. Bilbao can be easily explored by foot. Additionally, Bilbao has great metro and light rail systems, and many buses. A CreditTrans card offers public transport discounts of up to 50 per cent. A valet- parking service is available at the hotel.
- Sauna Garage
- High Speed Internet Lounge
- Business Center Sauna
- Wake Up Service Currency Exchange
- Fitness Equipment Bar/Lounge
- Elevator/lift Parking (valet)
- Security guard Garden
- Meeting room (small groups) Concierge desk
- Gift shop or newsstand Children stay free - Under 2 years
- Restaurant(s) Photocopy machine
Room Amenities: , , • Makeup mirror • Extra towels/bedding in room • Handheld shower • Electronic/magnetic keys • Premium TV channel(s) • Blackout drapes/curtains • Rollaway beds • Cribs (infant beds) available • Bathroom telephone • Iron/ironing board (on request • Premium bedding • Climate control • Separate sitting area • Pay movies • Window opens • In-room safe (accommodates laptop) • Complimentary toiletries • Housekeeping (daily) • Cable/satellite TV
Guggenheim Museum - opposite | Museo de Bellas Artes - 0.5 kilometres | San Mames Stadium (football) - 1 kilometre | Casco Viejo (Old Town) - 1 kilometre | Arriaga Theatre - 1 kilometre | Santiago Cathedral - 1 kilometre | Plaza Nueva square - 1 kilometre | Archaeological Museum - 1 kilometre | Portugalete (port city) - 8 kilometres | Beach - 10 kilometres
Bilbao Hotels - Silken Gran Hotel Domine