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“Great Stay in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Colon Hotel

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Colon Hotel
Ranked #78 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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Munich, Germany
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107 reviews
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“Great Stay in Barcelona”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We just come back from a 4-days-stay in this Hotel. It is very pleasant. From checking in all staff were competent and helpful, reception, Taxi-Call, breakfast, Restaurant, cleaning. We had room 106, it was very close to a Junior Suite, spacious and with 4 armchairs. Very good to rest after Long walks. Enough storage, safe ok, bed comfy, peaceful at night. Good combination of Old-World-Charme with all modern Equipment. Free WiFi. The bathroom was not big, but had 2 sinks, a tub with shower and a bidet; marble gave a noble Impression, everything very clean.
Location in the old Gotic quarter just opposite the Cathedral is conveniant. One evening we had dinner in the Hotel and were really surprised by the high Quality of the ingredients and the great taste.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 23, 2013
Dear Guest:
We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our facilities, as well as our team’s efficient and friendly service. At Hotel Colón we like to take care of our guests so they can get the best possible experience while visiting Barcelona.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other fellow travelers with such a detailed post.
It will be a real pleasure to have you stay back at the hotel next time you visit Barcelona.
We look forward to see you again!.
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a lovely room with a balcony over looking the square across from the cathedral. It was beautiful! The room was very comfortable and charming. The staff was very helpful with suggestions for restaurants and directions. I would definitely stay here again and would highly recommend to anyone staying in Barcelona.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Laurel,
We are happy to learn you have enjoyed your time at Hotel Colón and we would like to thank you for taking a few minutes of your time to share your experience with other travelers on TripAdvisor.
Our privileged location allows our guests to adventure out and discover on foot some of the most touristic spots of the city, such the Plaza Catalunya, Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gràcia... And it makes of us the perfect starting point of your vacation.
Please don´t hesitate in contacting us for you next visit to Barcelona. We would love to accommodate you again and arrange any especial request.
Best,
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our second year at the Colon and once again we can thoroughly recommend this hotel. The location opposite the cathedral is superb and we love the charm of the hotel and find the staff to be friendly and accommodating.
However the view and ambience of the square were totally spoiled by the annual Catalan Book Fair. During our first 5 days builders and workmen were erecting dozens of wooden huts/boxes which were to be the book stalls. There was a great deal of noise from the construction work and any view from the hotel's terrace cafe was totally obscured.
We shall definitely return to the hotel but will change our dates as we do not want to have a repeat experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear guest,
We´d like to thank you for your recent stay in our hotel and for sharing your thoughts with other travelers here on TripAdvisor. We are glad to learn you enjoyed your time in the city and that we were able to positively add to your experience.
Barcelona is a city full of excitements and discoveries just ready to be felt and lived. At Hotel Colón we work really hard to make of the time you visit us, nothing short of a wonderful adventure.
Please don't hesitate in contacting us since we would love the opportunity to welcome you, and your family, back next time you have Barcelona as your destination.
Best regards,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We had a fantastic weekend at the Hotel Colon! Booked a room with a view of the Cathedral and it didn't disappoint - not the biggest room but you are in the center of a city! The staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble (including helping us to book and print online tickets for Sagrada Familia which saved us a 2 hour queue at the gate!)The city tours bus picked up just at the end of the road and the Metro was a 5 minute walk away making sightseeing very easy. Wifi worked all over the hotel and the mini bar had room to chill a couple of bottles of water.

  • Stayed September 2013
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Karol,
We´d like to thank you for choosing the Hotel Colón and for taking a few minutes of your time to share you review with your fellow travelers. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your time while with us!.
Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city that welcomes over 20 million tourists every year. There´s wide range of places to visit (Montserrat is definitely a must!), things to do, amazing food to eat, unbelievable cavas and wines to enjoy and a long list of leisure and entertainment activities. We are here to make sure your experience is nothing short of wonderful.
We would love to welcome you back next time you are in town. Please don´t hesitate in contacting us.
Looking forward to your next visit!
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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Our travel agent recommended this hotel, where we stayed for 3 days before embarking on a cruise. What a lovely place! Our room had a small balcony that overlooked the square, and the first night we watched the moon rise over the cathedral. The Gothic Quarter is my favorite part of Barcelona, which is an amazing city. The Hotel Colon made our stay effortless. We were in the middle of everything, including a flea market that set up in the square on Saturday. Our room was great. The included breakfast, in the basement of the hotel, was an elegant buffet, in a lovely setting. Just across the square is an excellent restaurant, El Cafe de Victor. Perfect stay, excellent location.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you for having chosen the Hotel Colón for your recent stay in Barcelona. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed our friendly service and our facilities just as well.
Barcelona is indeed a very exciting place to visit, with hundreds of touristic attractions. You can virtually walk to many of them just from the hotel, or for a faster pace, our easy-to-use metro system will take you anywhere in just minutes. We are glad to hear you adventure yourself into discovering this amazing city!
We would love to have you back as a guest next time you are in town. Please do not hesitate in contacting us next time you visit!.

Looking forward to hearing from you!
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed at the wonderful Hotel Colon, in Barcelona, Spain in June 2013. The most significant asset of this hotel is its location. The hotel is directly across from the Cathedral. We had a terrace room, # 604, that overlooked the Cathedral and Cathedral Square. Our terrace room was very spacious, but the terrace itself was out of this world. It had a table with chairs, two lounge chairs and lots of plants and trees. After a busy morning we would return to relax on the terrace with its fantastic views. We did the same at the end of the busy afternoon as well. The plaza was always filled with music, circle dancing, and lots of people but the evenings were very quiet. The hotel is only a short walk to the La Rambla and two hop on - hop off bus locations. Ask the front desk for discount tickets for the hop on buses. The tickets are a great value since we got to see all of Barcelona in two days. Since all of the sites of Barcelona are so spread out, it would be impossible to do without the buses. The only complaint that we have with the hotel is the front desk. Most of the people working there lacked personality and friendliness, with the exception of one gentleman and I’m so sorry we didn’t ask for his name. He was there during the day and had gray hair and was very friendly and most helpful. All of the others did not smile and appeared to be bothered when asked a question for help. When asked if the hotel would adjust our rate to not include breakfast for our last night because we had a very early flight, the answer was “No”! However, the very nice senior desk person, when asked the same question, said that he could not adjust the price but would provide us with a brown bag breakfast to take with us. How wonderful! Each bag (one for my wife and one for me) contained a breakfast sandwich, juice, water and fruit. In summary, the location of this hotel cannot be matched in Barcelona; our terrace room was wonderful in all respects. The only downside to the hotel is the front desk personnel who are not friendly at all; however, the location of the hotel makes up for the weakness of the front desk. Yes, we would stay again, but only in the same terrace room and only interface with the more senior day person at the desk.

San Francisco, California

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Guest:
Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Barcelona and especially your stay with us at Hotel Colón. 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, so please don´t hesitate in contacting us as soon as you find yourself planning your next European escapade!
Kind regards,
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

The location of this hotel is really great, there are so many shops, restaurants, musea, etc around. You can walk to a lot of places, but there also is an underground which can take you to even more places, like shopping malls and there also are hopp on hopp off buss trips which can take you all the way to Camp Nou, the FCB soccer stadium. And last but not least: there are plenty of beatiful old (Roman) buildings. So, man or a woman, young or old, there is something to do for everyone!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank RforRawr
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Dear Guest:
From all of us here at Hotel Colón, 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 see you again next time you are in town.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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:
#9 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#52 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#59 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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