Our family spent four nights at the Hotel Colon this past week. The hotel was recommended to us for it's location - which we soon discovered is second to none! Off the busy thoroughfares but on an historic square that is close and convenient to all. The winding streets of the Gothic district are mere steps away, La Rambla and the harbor each an easy 10 minute stroll. Best of all was the view from our two rooms - the breathtaking Gothic Cathedral.
The Colon is an older, somewhat dated hotel but it oozes character and warmth. The staff was helpful and accommodating at every turn - even bringing us an electric converter when our daughter blew out hers - and her room's electric fuse - while using her curling iron. The front desk staff were ready with recommendations when asked, making dinner reservations, as well as arranging for a car and driver for a visit to the Dali Museum (a must see) in Figueres. The rooms were spotless and well kept and the terrace doors kept the noise of the holiday festival being readied in the square at bay. Breakfast was included in our hotel rate and the offerings, while the same each day (fresh fruit, cheeses, ham and bacon, scrambled eggs, yogurt, croissants, breads, muffins, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee and tea), were ample and fresh.
A sleek modern hotel this is not, but those can be had most anywhere. The Colon offers a fabulous location and views second to none.
Ask for a room with views of the Cathedral - you will not be disappointed.
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Thanks for staying with us at the Colon Hotel. We are glad you enjoyed our amenities and facilities. For us it is very important that our guests feel comfortable and happy throughout their time at the hotel.
As you described in your comment we are strategically located near the Plaza Catalunya, Plaza Universitat and las Ramblas, with numerous restaurants, bars, museums, and clubs within walking distance. And for a change of scenery, our easy-to-use public transportation will take you to virtually all other touristic attractions in the city in just minutes.
We would love to have you stay with us again next time you are in town. So please, feel free to contact us anytime.
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