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Colon Hotel
Ranked #80 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Langley City, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Excellent stay”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Colon before and after our Mediterranean cruise. The hotel was recommended by our travel agent and we were very pleased with the location, staff and the room. We booked a room with a cathedral view and were happy with the location. Although the hotel is not ultra modern we didn't find it lacking at all. The staff were pleasant and very helpful when we asked for assistance. We found the restaurant hours for lunch and dinner a little late but we enjoyed the buffet breakfast in the morning. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your comment.

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to see you soon.

All the best,
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Colon Hotel has a fantastic location right across the street from the Barcelona Cathedral. It's about a 5-10 minute walk to Las Ramblas and has easy access to a couple of Metro stations. The rooms were alright, but not updated. My wife and I had a double room, which came with two twin beds pushed together. The room size was pretty good for Europe and the bathroom was decent-sized as well. The lobby was nicely decorated, if a bit outdated. Again, you're paying for location with this hotel and it delivers.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our location. A special “thank you” goes for taking the time to share your experience with other fellow travelers.

As you mentioned in your review, we have the privilege of being located right in front of the magnificent Old Cathedral, and at walking-distance to major touristic attractions in down town Barcelona.

It will be a real pleasure to have you stay back at the hotel next time you visit Barcelona.

Kind regards,
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

Very nice staff, attractive and classy common areas. The rooms were a not modern or very well appointed, but adequate. By the looks of the lobby and lounge I would have thought the rooms a little nicer. Breakfast was very good. Location is excellent, though you can hear street noise into the evening, it wasn't too bad. Overall I liked the hotel and would stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your stay at Hotel Colon during your recent visit to Barcelona and for taking a minute of your time to share your experience with fellow travelers. We are happy to learn you enjoyed your time with us.

Next time you plan to visit our city, please let us know in advance and we´ll be happy to acommodate you again.

Kind regards!
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Dallas
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed here for five nights and have nothing but compliments for the property. Some people have called it old fashion but if having a wonderful lobby, friendly staff, a complete buffet for breakfast, clean big rooms, big bathrooms with showers, located across the church in a main square is old fashion then old fashion works. People of all ages were on our floor. It is quiet and the location is great. Easy walk to the La Rambla, El Born, two metros, the Plaza Catunlya. We stayed in suite 605 and had a terrace room. We would stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms with a terrace are a little bit more but they are wonderful.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 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 Colonl we like to take care of our guests so they can get best possible experience while visiting Barcelona.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here at TripAdvisor with such kind words. Barcelona is definitely a city full on charm just waiting to be re-discovered every time you stop by.

Please let us know next time you are planning to visit our city, since we´d love the chance to accommodate you once more.

Best regards from the Mediterranean,
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New York
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

The location of this hotel was fabulous. The bellmen were gracious and helpful. The outside of the hotel was very nice. And did I mention the location? Perfect. You can walk everywhere, the metro is nearby, and the express bus to the airport is a close walk. However, I found the desk people kind of rude. I was especially upset when an older gentleman was checking out and was treated dismissively when he asked about room rates for his friends that would be coming into town soon. I was also treated in a somewhat indifferent way on the few times I interacted with the front desk. The food in the restaurant is very expensive and not very good, and my waiter wasn't exactly friendly, but sitting outside with a view of the cathedral made it almost worthwhile. The decor is a bit dated and cheesy, but my bathroom was new, and everything was very clean. Overall, it really was a great experience.

Room Tip: I had a tiny single room, which had a view of the air shaft. Fine for a solo traveler since I spent...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear guest:

Thank you very much for your stay at the Hotel Colon and your explanatory feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our centric location. We are most thankful for constructive reviews for they allow us to enhance our understanding of our guests' needs and wants.Every day we try our best to deliver the most amazing experience to our new and recurrent friends that choose our hotel while the visit our dear city.

For any leisure traveler interested in visiting Barcelona's many cultural and tourist attractions, our hotel is definitely an excellent choice.

We look forward to accommodating you , so please don´t hesitate in contacting us!.
Best,
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We stayed here at the end of a holiday in Spain and it was a lovely place to spend our last two days in Barcelona. We had a suite as we were with our children and there was plenty of room for us all. It is definitely worth paying extra for a room with a balcony and cathedral views, we did this and there was no issue with noise, we all slept very well.
We ate at the hotel restaurant one evening and we were all very satisfied with our meal.
The location of the hotel is perfect on the Cathedral square. We walked easily to the beach, the zoo, La Rambla and the Picasso museum from the hotel. The hotel is close to plenty of cafes so there is plenty of choice for eating and drinking without having to walk very far.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear guest,

We are glad to learn that you and your enjoyed your stay with us. We are committed to deliver an unforgettable experience while visiting Barcelona.

As you described in your comment we are located near numerous restaurants, bars, museums, and clubs. And for a change of scenery, our easy-to-use public transportation will take you to virtually any other touristic attractions in the city in just minutes.
We look forward to your next visit!

Best,
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

I cannot imagine a better location. My only complaint was that the buffet breakfast was pricey. The rooms were comfortably with a classy upscale elegance. I had heard from other reviewers that the staff was rude. I did not have that experience at all.

Room Tip: We stayed on the cathedral side. It was wonderful. I don't know what the back side sees.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your stay at the Hotel Colon and your explanatory feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

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,
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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
#62 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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