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“Great location, clean with good service”
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Colon Hotel
Ranked #81 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
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135 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great location, clean with good service”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

Superb location right across from the cathedral, making it easy to walk almost everywhere in the old town. Decor is a bit old world and the hotel itself isn't particularly new or modern, but it's well maintained with comfortable beds and spacious rooms. Front desk service was excellent, as was the free wifi throughout.

  • Stayed March 2013
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Guest:

We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our team’s efficient and friendly service, as well as our facilities at hotel Colon.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers here at Trip Advisor with such a detailed comment. Please let us know next time you are planning to visit our city.

We look forward to see you again!.
Best wishes,
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Durham, UK
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights. The hotel is centrally located and perfect for exploring the delights of Barcelona. The staff could not have been friendlier. Breakfast was excellent with plenty of choices. Rooms are very comfortable and well serviced daily. We were delighted with this hotel and will be back. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, April 5, 2013
Dear Guest:

We´d like to thank you for your stay at Hotel Colon and for taking the time to share your experience with other fellow travelers. We are glad to learn that you appreciated our team’s efficient and friendly service and enjoyed our facilities.

When you find yourself planning your next visit to Barcelona, please don´t hesitate in contacting us. We would love to have you as our guest once more.

Best,
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel. Comfortable room and bed, good bathroom, excellent breakfast, and helpful staff. I enjoyed my Campari orange in the bar. The hotel is on a ovele square which includes a beautiful gothic cathedral and a brilliant tapas bar. Barcelona is such a beautiful city what more could you want?

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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1 Thank jmac1345
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Dear guest:

Thank you very much for your stay at the Hotel Colon and for taking the time to share your opinion and impressions with fellow travelers on TripAdvisor.

we are pleased to learn that you took advantage of our Bar and our breathtaking situation. And, great to know that you were satisfied with the attention received from our dedicated team!

We would love to have you stay with us next time you are in town, so don´t hesitate in contacting us in advance!
Best,
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Located near to the cathedral and shopping areas. 5 mins to Las Ramblas. Decor of the hotel outdated and in need of a facelift. Hotel staff unfriendly and unhelpful. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: The cathedral facing rooms have excellent views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Julzmac
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 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. We are most thankful for constructive reviews for they allow us to enhance our understanding of our guests' needs and wants.

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 have the opportunity to show you the improvements next time you are in town.
Best,
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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

This hotel was in a perfect location for a self tour of Barcelona. It is just 50 steps from the double decker tourist buses that are a terrrific way to see the whole area and you get on and off whenever you want.
Walking distance to everything.... and easy to get taxi's when needed. Parking is available also.
Staff was accomodating, rooms were large and clean.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Cartlady
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, March 28, 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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Haifa, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very nice and comfort hotel just next to the Cathedral, 5 minutes walking from Placa Catalunya.
Lovely and helpful stuff, room is nice (ask for the Cathedral view). Our room was towards the alley...
Breakfast is good, but after 2 days it starts to be the same.

Room Tip: Ask for Cathedral view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Shlomi_21
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear guest:

Thank you very much for your stay at the Hotel Colon and your explanatory feedback.

For any leisure traveller 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 again.
Kind regards,
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Meopham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Airport to Placa de Catalunya was cheap and easy with the A2 bus.From this main central square it was only a 10 minute stroll to the hotel which is centrally placed in a lovely square immediately opposite the cathedral.The hotel is classy and understated in appearance with very attentive and helpful staff.Our room was rather small and situated at the back of the hotel but we had purchased a reduced on-line rate so couldn't expect the best views.There is so much to do in Barcelona that you should rarely be in your room except to sleep! The breakfast was excellent but there are so many restaurants in the vicinity that we didn't eat at the hotel.
The hotel is very close to La Ramblas, the main tourist area in Barcelona, and major shops are close.We took a City Highlights Tour of Barcelona which included the Port, The Olympic and Spanish Villages and the incredible Sagrada Familia. This architectural masterpiece is worth the whole trip alone;unique.
On Saturday we sat in the cathedral square and watched traditional dancing to an excellent band.Late on Sunday evening we heard applause from behind the Cathedral.In a small street we found an ageing group of opera singers complete with chorus .Such a pleasant atmosphere and brilliant street music.A scene from'Quartet' perhaps.
Spring was a nice time to visit Barcelona and it is an affordable place to visit.I would definitely come again and the Hotel Colon would be my high on my list. PJW

Room Tip: Ask for a Cathedral view and you will be very happy
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Peter W
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 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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Property: Colon Hotel
Address: Avenida de la Catedral 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#52 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#61 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#84 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#125 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Colon Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 141
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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