My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Colon for three nights and it was a very nice experience. The hotel location cannot be beat – across the plaza from the cathedral and close to many points of interest for tourists. There are numerous cafés, restaurants and bars within easy walking distance.
On check-in, the staff was very helpful and efficient. We had room 609, which includes an immense terrace with a partial view of the cathedral across plaza. We spent several pleasant hours over the course of our stay sipping wine on the terrace.
The furnishings were comfortable, but not glitzy. The bathroom was roomy and had two sinks. The bed was comfortable. The wireless Internet service was easy to log onto and reliable, although the speed was not great. I wish the cable TV lineup included CNN international for us English-speaking visitors.
The breakfast buffet was very good with all the usual choices. I am not an orange juice fan, but the fresh squeezed orange juice was wonderful. The hotel does not have a business center so when we inquired at the front desk about printing out some attraction tickets and airline boarding passes, they instructed us to email them the documents and they would print them out. The documents were ready in a few minutes. I highly recommend visiting the market, which is about 300 m from the hotel. When we started the checkout process, the front desk personnel asked if we needed a cab and it was waiting for us outside after we finished check out
I would definitely give serious consideration to staying at this hotel if I am ever visiting the Barcelona tourist area again.
- 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