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“Location, location”
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Colon Hotel
Ranked #82 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Annapolis, Maryland
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Location, location”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had booked the Hotel Regencia, but were upgraded to the Hotel Colon, around the corner, at no extra cost. The twin room was light and airy. The hotel location is perfect easy walking distance to many attractions. The plaza in front hosted fairs, flea market, and sculpture and has a wonderful view of the cathedral ( not Sagrada). Breakfast was good, but we thought pricey and found breakfasts in nearby cafes better. Staff was very helpful in booking restaurants and providing information. Would recommend this hotel. 25 minutes or less by taxi to the airport. Free Wifi in the lobby.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear guest,

We are happy to learn you have enjoyed your time at the Hotel Colon 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.

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 regards,
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Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The best thing about the Hotel Colon is the location. The room view is of the cathedral with the plaza and lights. The rooms are nice, breakfast above average. Easy walking to many sights and good location for taxis and pickups. The staff was helpful and friendly.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear client:

We´ll like to thank you for having chosen the hotel Colon for your recent stay in Barcelona. We are truly happy to learn you have enjoyed your time with us!

Best,
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Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Let me tell you, the location is astounding, in front of the cathedral, music and activity all day long a nice walk through stores to Rambla street.
The staff was friendly and very helpful, speak great English.
The rooms were big clean and beautiful with a perfect balcony to the cathedral, free wifi with code.
My only complaints is the really strange toilet, there was some sort of bidet in front of the toilet that was quite annoying and the food isn't something you're going to remember.
I will be returning to this hotel that's for sure.

Stayed July 2014
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear guest,

We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your time with us in your stay in Barcelona. We´d also like to thank you for taking a few minutes to write your impressions of our hotel and share your experience with other fellow travelers.

As you correctly described in your comment above, we are strategically located in Barcelona centre. This makes us the perfect location to start off the adventure in Barcelona, just minutes away from exciting spots like La Boquería Market, the Waterfront, Plaza Cataluña, Plaza Real, the Wax Museum, The Barrio Gótico, the Old Cathedral, etc. There is always something artistic and interesting going on, just waiting to welcome visitors.

We would love the opportunity to welcome you, next time you are back in town. Please let us know in advance and we´ll make sure to honor any especial request you might have.
Best,
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Pune, India
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

on a recent trip to barcelona, we stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. its situated in the Gothic quarter of the city which makes it a very attractive location. Just opposite is a beautiful cathedral and a lovely big vehicle free square where its wonderful to sit in the evenings and watch some activity which goes on. Biggest advantage...its 5 minutes walking distance to La Rambla which is the most fun place to be in Barcelona. The rooms are clean and pleasant and the service is good. They serve a decent breakfast too and the restaurant and the cafe outside is nice too.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
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.

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.

Best regards,
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47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for our 10th wedding anniversary for 3 nights in room 510 with an excellent view on the cathedral. The first impression when entering the hotel is a little bit dated, but you will forget this soon after your first contacts with the staff. They are very friendly, helpful and very professional.
Our room had an excellent king size bed, well stocked minibar, spacey bathroom regretfully with only one basin for a double room, bath and shower in one, office-desk, good TV and above all an air conditioning that works to perfection!
They are building a spa area on the top floor, no fitness.. but who needs this when you are in the middle of the historic part of such a beautiful city. The salons at the ground floor are really classy, internet works fine for e-mail, less well for internet surfing.

Room Tip: Take rooms 510 at the front of the hotelIt has an excellent view on the cathedral. Other rooms are h...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
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.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers here at TripAdvisor with such kind comment. Please let us know next time you are planning to visit our city, since we´d love the chance to accommodate you once more.

My best,
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San Rafael, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Colon three days prior to a cruise. Our lovely 2nd floor room, facing the catedral was perfect. If we were in our room during the day we could see the activities going on in the square. Some reviews have mentioned noise--as there are impromptu shows going on all day for tourist enjoyment, but after 6:00pm it becomes quiet. We did not eat in the dining room, but had the breakfast buffet one morning. Expensive and not up to our European breakfast buffet standards. Instead we found a wonderful shop across the square, open very early, catering to locals. Croissants and other pastries were fabulous, as was the inexpensive cappuccino. They seemed to enjoyed serving us, even suggesting how we could save a few Euros with their breakfast specials. Service at the Colon is exemplary. A perfect hotel to begin exploration of a beautiful city.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Dear guest:

We´d like to thank you for your stay at Hotel Colón and specially for taking the time to write a kind review!. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed our facilities and took advantage of our privileged location to discover Barcelona.

We can hardly wait for you next visit to the city, and we´ll be looking forward to accommodating you once again!

Warm regards from the Mediterranean,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is the second time we stayed at this hotel while visiting Barcelona. Great location right across from the Barcelona Cathedral and in the heart of old town. We always get a balcony room that overlooks the Cathedral and square. Very helpful and friendly staff. We recommended this hotel to our friends when they went to Barcelona.

Room Tip: Rooms that overlook the Cathedral and square, a bit noisy but we love all the activity in the square...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks for staying with us at the Hotel Colón. We are pleased to learn that you appreciated our team’s efficient and friendly service and enjoyed your stay in Barcelona. For us it is very important that our guests feel comfortable and happy while with us.

We are glad to know you had a wonderful time on your second visit to our hotel!

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
#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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