The staff is very friendly and helpful, the bed comfortable, and the bathroom perfectly suitable. If you took just those things and price, it doesn't represent a great value. Where the Colon Hotel really comes through is its location, and that's probably what commands the price. From the hotel you are literally steps from the Cathedral, the Gothic district, and several good restaurants. A few blocks more takes you to museums, the Palau Música Catalana, numerous great restaurants, la Ramblas, and the Boqueria market. You can walk to several of the Gaudi houses and other sites as well. For further adventures you can take the metro or a short cab ride.
I thought the room itself looked a little worn and plain, and could use some color. My wife disagrees with this assessment and thought the furniture, etc. was just fine. We both agreed that the bathtub was slow to drain, and this took some careful tuning of the shower to get it slow enough to still work as a shower but not put out so much water that the tub starting filling excessively. On the last day we didn't have hot water. This was reportedly fixed later, but too late for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Colón is a classic and traditional 4 stars hotel situated in the heart of Barcelona, right opposite the Gothic Cathedral. It was founded in 1951 and during its 90 plus years of history, it has housed big names such as Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Jean Paul Sartre, Sofía Loren, Jane Fonda, Francis Ford Coppola, Santiago Calatrava, and Arata Isozaki. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Colon Barcelona
- Barcelona Colon Hotel
- Colon Hotel Barcelona, Catalonia