Palacio Arriluce Hotel – The New Luxury Hotel In Bilbao, Spain

After an ambitious renovation and interior-design project, that has retained the distinctive identity of this unique property, the Palacio Arriluce Hotel is set to open summer 2023. This new hotel, within a reimagined a 20th-century palace, is found on in of the most coveted areas along the scenic Vizcaya coast, in Getxo, about 12 minutes from the centre of Bilbao, and some 20 minutes’ drive from the city’s iconic Calatrava designed airport.
Inspired by its rich heritage, Palacio Arriluce Hotel  promises a compelling blend of old-world charm and contemporary elegance.

Palacio Arriluce Hotel is about to open after a  four-year project, managed by Hotelab Hotel Consultancy, creating a destination defined by history, soul, sophistication, and exclusivity. The project has salvaged and reused original stained glass and marquetry details as well as some extremely important original artworks and pieces of furniture to lend authenticity and character to the hotel, continuing its story into the 21st century.

The hotel offers breathtaking views of the Cantabrian Sea and promises to offer discerning guests impeccable 5-star service.

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One of the highlights of the hotel is its remarkable culinary offering. The renowned Biscayan chef, Beñat Ormaetxea, leads the gastronomic experience at the hotel’s restaurant ‘Delaunay’. Guests can also indulge in the intimate and sophisticated atmosphere of the British-style cocktail bar, named ‘Kupka,’ located within the former chapel and library of the palace.


With 49 exquisitely designed rooms, guests will enjoy amazing views of the Cantabrian Sea. Each is individually decorated with their own identity, where light, colour and art create a serene, elegant, and sophisticated ambience. 


Palacio Arriluce Hotel has cosy lounges and spacious terraces. Additional amenities include a fully equipped gym, an on-demand spa offering exclusive treatments, an outdoor swimming pool with the pool bar “La Ría,” and an ‘official’ croquet court.


The hotel’s prime location in Bilbao offers an array of cultural attractions, including well-known museums such as the Guggenheim or Museo de Bellas Artes, and provides access to the vibrant local Biscayan gastronomy.

Palacio Arriluce Hotel is situated in a truly remarkable environment, surrounded by beautiful beaches, scenic mountain routes, and awe-inspiring sea views. Its dedication to offering an exceptional experience ensures that every guest will leave with unforgettable memories.

Palacio Arriluce, when it opens shortly, is set to become an icon of excellence and exclusivity in the famous neighbourhood of Getxo, in the heart of the Basque Country.

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