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Colon Hotel

4.0 of 5 Avenida de la Catedral 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Cleanliness
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Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is one of the best in Barcelona. But the hotel is just too old and in dire need of a good renovation. Rooms are too simple and the place is not too clean. Breakfast OK. Not recommended until it is redecorated.

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Toronto
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120 reviews 120 reviews
21 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, but a dated hotel that smells like something very old. Room was hot enough to be rated a sauna. Had to sleep with the windows open and the heat off. Very uncomfortable bed too. Breakfast was included with our rate. That was about the only good thing.

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tedb548, Thank you for choosing our hotel and for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are terribly sorry to learn that the Hotel did not fulfill all of your expectations and for the inconvenience of the heating. Your opinion is vitally important to us since allows us to enhance our understanding of... More 

East Islip, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I definitely prefer staying in the Gothic District when I'm in Barcelona. I like the setting, the quaint streets and I love the activity in the Catedral square located right outside the front door. Staff was ok this time, not great. Doorman is always pleasant. Room is nice and the view is fantastic.

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear donna2468, As General Manager of the Hotel Colón I want to personally thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to share your opinion with the other fellow travelers. I am pleased to learn that you really enjoyed the hotel location, the room where you lodged and the Cathedral view. It will be a real pleasure... More 

Staten Island, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is the best kept secret in Barcelona! Get a room that overlooks the Cathedral. You will enjoy spectacular views, music that rises from the courtyard and time for people watching. The rooms are large for Europe, very clean, and the staff is very helpful. You can walk to many of the main attractions in Barcelona-museums, restaurants and of... More 

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Happywinetaster, Many thanks for choosing our hotel for your stay in Barcelona and for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. As General Manager I would like to personally thank you for your wonderful review since for all us of Hotel Colón it is very important that our guests feel comfortable and happy while with us. Please... More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was safe and clean with an incredible view of the Catherdral. Within walking distance of most attractions. Staff was friendly an service was very good. The only issue we had was the noise of the Christmas Mart being built,

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear TravelGalNJ732, Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel Colón and for sharing your experience with the other travelers here, on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to learn that your stay with us was to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed the Cathedral view and the efficiency of our staff. It will be a real pleasure to welcome you... More 

Northampton, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 43 adults, mostly couples, as part of a group. This is the 3rd time we have used the hotel. Cannot fault it, great friendly & helpful staff, location, clean rooms. Breakfast is adequate, had to wait 5 mins at peak times. All very well organised from checking in, storing luggage and getting our discounted hop on hop off bus... More 

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Footstepstours, Many thanks for choosing our hotel for the 3rd time and for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. As General Manager, I am glad to learn that our services and facilities continue to be to your satisfaction and that your recent stay with us was great. I would like to apologize for the disturbance caused... More 

Arden, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is right across from the cathedral and in a great location for wandering and shopping. The hotel is older but well cared for. There are local restaurants and tapas bars close by and also a Starbucks.

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lauri9799, As General Manager of the Colón Hotel Barcelona, I want to personally thank you for choosing our hotel for your stay in Barcelona and for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It will be a real pleasure to welcome you back next... More 

Camarillo, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has one of the best locations in Barcelona. Across from the Gothic Catedral, it is an easy walk into the narrow, winding streets of the Gothic Quarter or to the vibrant Ramblas. The hotel has a quiet elegance, charm and ambiance. Staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and have nice amenities. It is also quiet.... More 

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear vignettehol, Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Colón and for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. As General Manager I am very glad to learn that your recent stay with us was great and especially that you could enjoy the hotel situation. We would love to have you stay with us again on your next trip to our... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked 2 rooms over Christmas week for my family of 4 (kids 17 and 14). The Barcelona Catedral is literally right across the square from the hotel. Our 5th floor rooms had small balconies that looked right across the square to the Catedral with the Christmas market ongoing below. The location is outstanding, in addition to proximity of the... More 

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jeff G, First of all many thanks from all the Hotel Colón staff for staying with us and for taking the time to review our hotel on Tripadvisor. We are very glad to hear that your stay at Hotel Colón was great and that you enjoyed the situation, the view from your room, Leticia’s suggestions and the buffet breakfast.... More 

Adelaide south Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel Colon is situated in an ideally central spot in the fascinating city of Barcelona. From the hotel you can walk to all the excellent shopping areas, many relatively cheap restaurants and the historical areas of interest. The hotel is much favoured by Americans of the relatively more cultured variety! The rooms are very well presented with balconies and... More 

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Hotel C, General Manager at Colon Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dalriada4, As General Manager I would like to thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent stay in Barcelona and for sharing your experience with the other travelers here, on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to learn that you had a great stay with us and that you really enjoy the hotel situation. It will be a real... More 

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Address: Avenida de la Catedral 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Barri Gòtic
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
Hotel Colon Barcelona
Barcelona Colon Hotel
Colon Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia
Hotel Style:
#59 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#79 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#109 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#120 Business Hotel in Barcelona

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