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Colon Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida de la Catedral 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (El Barri Gòtic)   |  
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A jewel of a hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our recent stay at Hotel Colon was wonderful! Its location couldn't be better. We were a few minutes away from la Plaça de l'Angel, la Rambla, and la Plaça de Catalunya. There were cafés in front of the hotel as well as across the plaza We had a tastefully decorated suite that faced the Barcelona Cathedral, providing an amazing view, so we loved looking out over the plaza each morning and night!

The staff was helpful, gracious, friendly, and courteous and had an excellent command of English. The common room was gorgeous and the lobby was tastefully decorated; this is a hotel that delivered charm in every way possible.

The beds were comfortable, sheets were pristine, pillows were just right, and there was an entire wall of elegant cabinetry to store clothing, suitcases, or anything else. I especially liked that there were some drawers within. Nightstands with drawers to store small items flanked the beds, and there were two upholstered chairs, a television on a low table opposite the beds.

The living room was a good size and had a comfortable couch, desk with free Internet connection, end tables, and coffee table. There was additional storage space in the cabinet under the TV, which also housed a refrigerator to store the bottles of soda and water that we had picked up at El Corte Inglés. The draperies matched the fabric on the couch, a pleasant shade of light green. There were hooks near the entry for hanging up coats. Every possible need was considered !

The bathroom was huge; it had double sinks, a magnifying mirror, a bidet, and a big tub with shower. Everything was immaculate.

We will definitely stay at the Hotel Colon again and give it an excellent rating.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Cathedral give an awesome view and are not too noisy.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest:

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Barcelona and especially your stay with us at Hotel Colon. We´d like to thank you for choosing us for your weekend in the city.

This wonderful cosmopolitan town offers different touristic attractions and we are located within walking distance of many hotspots and just a-few-minutes metro or bus ride to the rest of them. Being so close to different venues near Plaza Catalunya, Plaza Universitat and las Ramblas allows our guests to maximize their experience while visiting us.

It will be great to have you again next time you visit this part of the Mediterranean.
Best regards,
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New York, USA
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed 4 nights end of March. The location can not be better - smack in the middle of the Gothic quarter, walking distance to mostly everything.
We had a suite on the third floor , when making a reservations we asked for a quiet room and possibly that is why we got that one facing to the side steet not to the cathedral square. There were 2 rooms, one with a sofa bed and the other is a bedroom with two beds connected together to make a queen size ( I think it was actually closer to king size ) bed.
Great service, excellent breakfast, nice people.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest:

From all of us here at Hotel Colon, we´d like to thank you for choosing us for your stay while in Barcelona.

This is a wonderful city with hundreds of different touristic attractions and we are located within walking distance of many hotspots and just a-few-minutes metro or bus ride to the rest of them.

We would love to see you again next time you are in town.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best,
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Paris, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Booked a single room for two nights in Barcelona and this was a perfect hotel. The location was extremely central as it was directly across from the cathedral and I could walk anywhere in downtown Barcelona in minutes. I found the rates extremely good value, and as I was visiting friends I was not interested in a four star hotel.

The room was clean and small, but I was only taking a single room so this was acceptable, though they were a bit chintzy, but the style was in keeping with the overall hotel.

I am surprised to find such a well priced hotel that is so centrally located. It felt like it was once an upmarket hotel that just had not been updated for a decade or two. The service was good, with a fully serviced reception desk and impressive lobby.

I did not use any of the facilities in the hotel or have any meals there, but who needs to when there is so much on offer when you are staying downtown in such a cosmopolitan location. The local bars and cafes can offer more that any hotel can.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your stay at the Hotel Colon. We are pleased to learn that you appreciated our team’s efficient service and enjoyed your stayed in Barcelona. For us is very important that our guests feel comfortable and happy during their stay in the hotel.

Don't hesitate to return to Hotel Colon if you come again to Barcelona, we will be waiting for you.

Best Regards,
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

It was just amazing to wake every morning to a view of Barcelona Cathedral which is just fantastic inside & out. The location of the Hotel Colon, in the Gothic Quarter, is central to everything. Barcelona is an easy city to navigate whether on foot or using public transportation one can be in the heart of the city, on the beach or up in the hills above Barcelona in a very short amount of time. The Hotel Colon was most welcoming & accommodating. They checked me in early @ 9 am and by 9:30 I was out exploring! The hotel bar was very relaxing and they do offer dining inside or alfresco outside, although a bit too cool for my Florida blood. I found the bedding and staff all most helpful and attentive. I would definitely recommend this lovely hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for room with view of the Cathedral.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Guest:

First of all we´d like to thank you for you stay at the Hotel Colon. We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and that you appreciated our facilities, as well as our team’s efficient and friendly service.

It is true; in a big city like ours location is a key element when it comes to maximizing exciting experiences. We are located right in the mythical Barri Gotic, and just a few walk-minutes from Plaza Cataluña and the Rambla with the well known La Boqueria market. The pleasure of visiting most of downtown attractions by foot, and just let yourself wander down the historical - yet modern- Barcelona.

We would love to have you stay with us on your next visit, so please don´t hesitate in contacting us. We look forward to see you again!.

Best regards,
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Great hotel in a wonderful location. The staff was very friendly and helped me with issuing my boarding passes. The beds were very comfortable. The breakfast was very good also. Our room was ready early for us. Lots of great things to see and do close by.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Guest:

Many thanks for your stay at the Hotel Colon. We are pleased to learn that you appreciated our team’s efficient service and enjoyed your stayed in Barcelona. For us is very important that our guests feel comfortable and happy during their stay in the hotel.

Don't hesitate to return to Hotel Colon if you come again to Barcelona, we will be waiting for you.

Best Regards,
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Booked a triple room for one night during a stop in Barcelona. Hotel has an absolutely fantastic location. In the historic center directly across from Barcelona Cathedral in a nice square with lots of restaurants and shopping around. It’s also fairly close to the beach (only one metro stop down). The metro station is only about a five minute walk away so you can get anywhere in Barcelona easily. Found the staff to be very friendly and always willing to help. They had a room available so we were able to check-in early. We were upgraded to a premium room with a balcony and a view of the cathedral. Room was clean and quite large with two twin beds put together and a sofa bed. Hotel also has free wi-fi which is always a plus. Would definitely stay here again on my next trip to Barcelona.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Guest:

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Barcelona and especially your stay with us at Hotel Colon. We´d like to thank you for choosing us.

This wonderful cosmopolitan town offers different touristic attractions and we are located within walking distance of many hotspots and just a-few-minutes metro or bus ride to the rest of them.
It will be great to have you again next time you visit this part of the Mediterranean, so please don´t hesitate in contacting us as soon as you find yourself planning your next escapade!.

Kind regards,
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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We chose this hotel because of the situation and were not disappointed, it was the perfect situation for the city. However, the staff were unfriendly and not service minded at all, we did not receive a smile during the whole stay.
The rooms were OK, but the beds were very hard and the AC did not function properly.
Breakfast was too expensive for what was served.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Guest:

Thank you very much for your stay at the Hotel Colon and your explanatory feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our facilities. We are most thankful for constructive reviews for they allow us to enhance our understanding of our guests' needs and wants.

For any leisure traveler interested in visiting Barcelona's many cultural and tourist attractions, our hotel is definitely an excellent choice: Many of Barcelona's hotspots are virtually round the corner and the city's efficient and easy-to-use metro system takes you to sites further away.

We look forward to accommodating you , so please don´t hesitate in contacting us!.
Best Regards,
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#67 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#76 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#80 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colon Hotel 4*
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