|The hotel carlton in bilbao, a beautiful, mansion hotel designed with chandeliers and marble flooring in its interior, located in the city center, 400 meters from the guggenheim. The 144 air conditioned guestrooms have modern décor with cream walls, bright fabrics and dark wood furnishings. All include internet connections, cable television, minibars, air conditioning, safes, and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms come with telephones, bathrobes, makeup mirrors, and hairdryers.
the hotel carlton houses artagan restaurant, which serves traditional basque cuisine and seafood; open for lunch and dinner. Guests can relax in the hotel fitness center which includes a well equipped gym, steam room, sauna and a massage room.
at the hotel carlton, bilbao, other amenities include a multilingual concierge who can assist with sightseeing needs; valet parking, round the clock room service, and babysitting services. For those guests with business needs, seven conference rooms are available with a wide range of audio visual equipment and business services. Events, wedding and banquet services are available on request. In the evening, guests can relax in the magnificent lounge bar decorated with domed ceilings, chandeliers, richly patterned rugs and marble floors; serves tapas and specialty cocktails from a house menu and is famed for its celebrity clientele. Nearby attractions include the guggenheim museum, which is 400 meters away, bilbao old town, which is within 500 meters of the hotel. The airport is 13 kilometers away, with an approximate driving time of 15 minutes. The city bus runs from the airport to the central plaza where the hotel is located. Taxis are also available and cost approximately 25 eur. The city has a reliable metro system, many buses and a light rail system; the can city can also be easily explored on foot.