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.
- 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