The 15th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference

EWTEC2023 | 3rd – 7th September 2023 in Bilbao, Spain


Bilbao is home to a range of hotels, apartments and B&Bs, all within walking distance of the venue and the city centre. The EWTEC 2023 Committee have reserved a limited number of rooms at the following three hotels with special prices indicated (these include breakfast and VAT). The deadline to make reservations for these reserved rooms is July 3rd 2023.

Please note, there are several events taking place in the city which coincide with EWTEC so it is advisable to make your reservations as soon as possible.

Melia Bilbao *****

Lehendakari Leizaola, 29 – 48011 Bilbao (Tel: +34 94 428 00 00)

Double room (individual use) – €171 / night

Double room – €187 / night

Just a few meters from the iconic Guggenheim museum and the Euskalduna palace, this 5-star hotel provides magnificent dining options and opportunities to enjoy the most authentic flavors in Basque cuisine. The hotel is situated within a 6 minute walk of the conference venue. 

To book a room please visit 

Silken Indautxu ****

Plaza Bombero Etxaniz, s/n – 48010 Bilbao (Tel: +34 944 211 198)

Double room (individual use) – €135 / night

Double room – €145 / night

Situated in the very heart of the city, the 4-star hotel takes its name from traditional Indautxu district. The building housing the Silken Indautxu Hotel, boasting a beautiful Bilbao-style exterior and a fully renovated interior, is an example of the binomial between tradition and modernity that defines the spirit of this unique city so well. The hotel is situated 200m from the Indautxu metro station and is within a 15 minute walk of the conference venue. 

To book a room please email indicating Reference EWTEC Congress.

NH Bilbao Deusto ***

Francisco Maciá, 9 – 48014 Bilbao (Tel: +34 944 760 006)

Double room (individual use) – €125 / night

Double room – €135 / night

The hotel is in the heart of Bilbao, completely renovated in 2016, it is within walking distance of the city’s biggest sights. Rooms come with desks and free Wi-Fi, making them excellent workspaces. They also have comfortable mattresses, LED TVs and rain effect showers. The hotel is situated within a 9 minute walk of the conference venue. 

To book a room please email indicating Reference EWTEC Congress.

If you wish to book alternate accommodation, we recommend you access the Bilbao Reservation Centre (+34 946 613279, which include hotels, tourist apartments, guesthouses and hostels.

The official Bilbao tourism website also has plenty of useful information when planning your visit including guidebookvirtual map and list hotels.


Bilbao is well well connected by road and rail to the rest of  Spain. If travelling by land there is a network of railway lines in Bilbao, ample public transport options and quick and economical options to park your vehicle in either one of the many city centre car parks or one of the Park and Ride car parks. For those travelling by air Bilbao International Airport offers more than 600 flights weekly, linking directly and in an average of 1 to 3 hours, with Ámsterdam, Berlín, Bruselas, Dublín, Dusseldorf, Estambul, Frankfurt, Ginebra, Lisboa, Londres (Heathrow y Stansted) , Manchester, Milán, Munich, Oslo, Paris (Charles De Gaulle y Orly), Praga, Roma, Stuttgart, Venecia, Napoles, Lisboa, Oporto, Florencia etc. It also offers connections with the main cities in Spain. For those wishing to travel by water, the Port of Bilbao makes the Cantabrian Sea an authentic highway to the city entrance with a regular ferry from the United Kingdom. The ferries transport people and vehicles three times per week on the Portsmouth-Bilbao-Portsmouth route, with two different ferries: the Cap Finistère and the Baie de Seine. These ferries, operated by Brittany Ferries, moor 20 minutes from the centre of Bilbao on the Zierbena Dock (pier A3). The journey takes 24 or 32 hours depending on the day of the week. There is also a Portsmouth-Roscoff-Bilbao route.

See the following links for more information on transportation by car, bus, train, aeroplane and ferry.