Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao
Gran Hotel Domine undoubtedly wears the crown of Bilbao’s grande dame – a title that has much to do with its lavish refurb, courtesy of designer Javier Mariscal. Its glass exterior, mirrored panels and central atrium mirror the curvatures of the neighbouring Guggenheim. The hotel’s interiors are sparse and modern, underpinned by a heavy helping of contemporary art all by Mariscal himself. Languid breakfasts should be taken on the roof terrace, where everything from chia seed pudding to Idiazabal cheese are to be devoured while enjoying arguably the best view in the city. Pro tip: Of the 145 rooms, only 54 have the enviable vista of the Guggenheim next door. While these will cost you extra, the views are worth it.
Alameda de Mazarredo 61 48009