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ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Barry » October 27th, 2017, 2:36 pm

8 of us are trying to book accommodation in Bilbao for next year’s ECC final – prices appear to be outrageous, even by Dublin standards. €200+ per person per night for 2 star hotels.
Anyone have better luck finding reasonably priced hotels or apartments ?
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » October 27th, 2017, 9:53 pm

Barry wrote:8 of us are trying to book accommodation in Bilbao for next year’s ECC final – prices appear to be outrageous, even by Dublin standards. €200+ per person per night for 2 star hotels.
Anyone have better luck finding reasonably priced hotels or apartments ?

Might be worth considering San Sebastián (beautiful) or Santander (near an airport) ?.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby neill_m » October 28th, 2017, 12:24 am

If you like your food, San Sebastian is v good. All the cheap hotels get booked up when the dates comes out.

Once teams falter/guys not going, rooms will free up


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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Ruckedtobits » October 28th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Barry wrote:8 of us are trying to book accommodation in Bilbao for next year’s ECC final – prices appear to be outrageous, even by Dublin standards. €200+ per person per night for 2 star hotels.
Anyone have better luck finding reasonably priced hotels or apartments ?


Bilbao to San Sebastien (Donasta) supposed to be most expensive part of Spain. San Sebastien beautiful and very busy all year. Get accomodation inland or south of Bilbao for better value but you won't use it much with Spanish night life at that time of year.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » October 29th, 2017, 9:22 am

There are some campsites along the metro line that may have chalets , although again these tend to book up at that time of year.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Barry » October 30th, 2017, 12:08 am

thanks for the tips - much appreciated
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby DaveMr » November 6th, 2017, 3:33 pm

How are you getting there?
I have accommodation booked early so got great deal...
Have to sort flights now.looks like through london is best way
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » November 7th, 2017, 9:21 am

Dublin Barcelona on the Friday night late Ryanair, early Saturday morning Barcelona to Bilbao Veuling. Back Ryanair Sunday afternoon Santander to Dublin. All around 200 euro a couple of weeks ago. Staying in the Pension Martinez in the center cheap and cheerful 40 euro. Ticket edge of the second row corner of the stadium 72 euro. Now hoping it’s any combination other than Saracens V Toulon or I’m off to the Guggenheim!.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Barry » November 7th, 2017, 12:58 pm

have booked out and back with Aer Lingus to Bilbao - Friday to Monday €340.
there was a good option via Paris CDG with Air France - about a 2 hour stop over in Paris each way - was much cheaper than Aer Lingus if you're coming back on the Sunday.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Leon Yespmed » November 7th, 2017, 9:11 pm

Dublin - Bordeaux...Sat - Tues...€140 return
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby El Presidente » December 14th, 2017, 8:47 pm

Flying into Biarritz and out of Madrid (train hop down to sleep off the worst of it on Sunday).

Staying in San Sebastian, far nicer town and they don't seem to have cottoned on to the ripoff potential yet. Nice central apartment booked.

Now just need results to fall our way, Leinster vs Clermont dream final please!
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » December 15th, 2017, 9:30 am

El Presidente wrote:Flying into Biarritz and out of Madrid (train hop down to sleep off the worst of it on Sunday).

Staying in San Sebastian, far nicer town and they don't seem to have cottoned on to the ripoff potential yet. Nice central apartment booked.

Now just need results to fall our way, Leinster vs Clermont dream final please!

this please !.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby MylesNaGapoleen » January 9th, 2018, 8:52 pm

I am slumming it in a pension just north of bilbao centro.
incredible price hikes.

I go every year to the finals regardless of finalists. have never seen such prices. can't help but wonder if the "cancel 24 hours before the 11th" offers on hotel.com type sites are bloating the prices? i.e. fans of teams still in the mix have booked but will probably cancel closer to the final?
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby MylesNaGapoleen » January 9th, 2018, 8:52 pm

oops
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » January 10th, 2018, 10:54 am

MylesNaGapoleen wrote:I am slumming it in a pension just north of bilbao centro.
incredible price hikes.

I go every year to the finals regardless of finalists. have never seen such prices. can't help but wonder if the "cancel 24 hours before the 11th" offers on hotel.com type sites are bloating the prices? i.e. fans of teams still in the mix have booked but will probably cancel closer to the final?

Same here Myles, have to feel that the prices will come down nearer the game, nice city but Donostia is far nicer in my opinion, been to some of Bayonne’s games there when they move to Anoeta from Stade Jean Dauger fine stadium.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Barry » January 11th, 2018, 5:14 pm

tickets for the final available on ticketmaster.fr :-

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/manifest ... 018-ticket
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » January 12th, 2018, 4:20 pm

Barry wrote:tickets for the final available on ticketmaster.fr :-

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/manifest ... 018-ticket

Anyone buy tickets from this site recently just tried the link and it doesn’t seem to be working ?.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Hornet » January 12th, 2018, 4:36 pm

footrush wrote:
Barry wrote:tickets for the final available on ticketmaster.fr :-

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/manifest ... 018-ticket

Anyone buy tickets from this site recently just tried the link and it doesn’t seem to be working ?.

I tried, but it seems that tickets had sold out. It looks like they are releasing tickets in tranches, so another lot might be released after this w/e. Can understand why they do not put large batches on sale at the start. They don't want a half empty Stadium with people speculatively purchasing tickets, not turning up due to their team not making it or because flights are difficult to source. (Exclude Hotels as you can normally cancel without charge). I have recently made the decision to go, (subject to getting a ticket for the game). Travel and accom sourced and ready to book once ticket for the final sourced.
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby Barry » January 12th, 2018, 5:48 pm

tickets are available now, link isn't working for some reason - key the below into google and it will get you there.

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/manifest ... 18-ticket/
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Re: ECC Final 2018 - Bilbao

Postby footrush » January 12th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Barry wrote:tickets are available now, link isn't working for some reason - key the below into google and it will get you there.

https://www.ticketmaster.fr/en/manifest ... 18-ticket/

There are about 800 tickets available in different areas on the Ticketmaster.fr site the cheapest ones seem to not be available at the moment. Am sorted for ticket flights and accomodation but was just curious. There is also a pre register available for the Newcastle final in 2019 available via Falcons if anyone is planning ahead ?.
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