The Ercilla is a warm Anglo-Basque embrace, 40 years in the making. We sit in a city where ships from Portsmouth and Southampton in the UK once carried engineers, miners, coal and a quintessentially ‘British’ sensibility to our iron-rich, proudly Basque surrounds.
From the moment we opened our doors in 1972, we have spearheaded an unmistakeable glamour that would go on to define the city in the seventies. The hotel became the centre of the universe for the many great artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, matadors and film stars who made up Bilbao’s thriving social, cultural and financial scenes.
We’re a hotel that continues to retain everything that always made it so special, brought thrillingly into the forefront of present-day Bilbao – a brave new hotel, in a brave new cultural capital, in a brave new world. Yes, our famous porters still wear that same unmistakeable shade of red, but our rooms and menus and stories burst with more vibrant, contemporary color than ever before.
We’re a hotel in which the glories of time gone by are well-remembered but only in the service of ensuring every new day becomes a heyday – both for the hotel and you, our much-cherished guests.