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Colon Hotel
Ranked #75 of 519 Hotels in Barcelona
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Wonderful hotel in a fantastic location. The room looked nice and it was very clean. One downside would be the hotel restaurant, which is very expensive (18.5 euros per person for breakfast?), but there are plenty of cafes and restaurants nearby that make up for it. Overall a great experience.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2012

Dear Guest:

We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us .
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 see you again!
Best wishes,

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Reviewed 15 September 2012

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2012

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Reviewed 11 September 2012

Our first stay at the Hotel Colon and we shall be back! We had a lovely large room directly opposite the cathedral with loads of storage and a large marble bathroom with jacuzzi bath and really good power shower. Yes, there is some noise from late-night revellers in the square and the cathedral bells do chime all night but with the shutters and french doors closed tight it is very muted and not bothersome - we have suffered a lot worse elsewhere.
Our package included breakfast and there was something for everyone whether you want the healthy option or something more substantial.
The staff are excellent - the restaurant manager, Jus, is delightful and the reception staff were extremely helpful when both my husband and I needed hospital treatment during our stay and although I do not know their names to mention specifically I would really like to say they were fantastic in helping us.

Room Tip: Higher floors at the front have best views.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Dear guest:

We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our team’s efficient and friendly service. At Colón hotel we are committed to deliver the best possible experience while visiting Barcelona.

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 would love to have you as our guest once more.

Best wishes,

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Stayed this summer just two nights in a suite overlooking the cathedral across the plaza. Walking distance to nice restaurants, shops, sights. Rooms are not exactly new, but still quite nice. It's the location that makes it.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Dear Guest:

Thanks for staying with us at the Colón Hotel. We are pleased to learn that you appreciated our service and enjoyed our facilities.

As you described in your comment we are strategically located near the Plaza Catalunya, Plaza Universitat and las Ramblas, with numerous restaurants, bars, museums, and clubs within walking distance. And for a change of scenery, our easy-to-use public transportation will take you to virtually all other touristic attractions in the city in just minutes.

We would love to have you stay with us again next time you are in town.
Best regards,

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Reviewed 6 September 2012

charming hotel in an excellent location across from the Cathedral. we arrived very early, and the staff was able to accommodate us at a very early hour. the room was great--old town charm with a spacious, modern bathroom--one of the best we have ever seen in Europe. the area around the hotel is great. People gather at the church in the evening, and their are multiple restaurants within a few feet.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the cathedral may be a little louder than the ones on the other side.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Dear Guest:

Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Barcelona and especially your stay with us at Colón Hotel. We´d like to thank you for choosing us for your break 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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Reviewed 6 September 2012

I stayed with my family for 2 nights in August and had a superior suite. The room was fantastic and the staff very helpful. We didnt have breakfast as would have cost €52 for 2 adults and 2 children per day which seemed expensive. We had breakfast around the corner in Pans which was fine. The location of the hotel is very central, very short walk to La Rambla. Nice shops nearby and plenty of restuarants to choose from. I would definately return to this hotel again. I really enjoyed my stay there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2012

Dear Guest:

From all of us here at Colón Hotel, we´d like to thank you for choosing us for your stay while in Barcelona.

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 and your children again next time you are in town. Hopefully you´ll give our breakfast a chance, you won´t be disappointed!

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best,

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Reviewed 31 August 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights last week. We found it very easy to walk to the hotel from the Aerobus stop at P. Catalunia and were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived to find we had been allocated room 524, a beautiful, spacious room at the rear with a very generous and fairly private terrace attached. This was an ideal place to sit out and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening.
We got a great deal booking through otel.com so were prepared for less than 4 star standards, but if anything the hotel exceeds 4 stars. All staff were friendly and helpful, our room was immaculate. The beds were comfortable and rooms at the rear are quiet and our room was nice and dark due to the electric shutter leading to the terrace.
Breakfast was included in our rate, and the fact that it is served up until 11am means you don't have to jump out of bed at the crack of dawn. Breakfast had a great selection of hot and cold dishes, all fresh and replenished right up until the end of service. We also has drinks and sandwiches one afternoon from the bar on the pavement outside. This is a lovely shady spot to watch all the activity around the cathedral.
As stated by every other reviewer the location is unbeatable, right in the centre of the tourist area and easy walking distance to all public transport. This hotel had everything we needed, particularly great air conditioning that you could adjust, as it was 34C every day of our stay. The Wi Fi worked well throughout, the safe was easy to use and the minibar was reasonably priced. I really liked this hotel and would stay again if I am ever back in Barcelona.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear on the 5th floor have spacious terraces and are very quiet and private.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2012

Dear Guest:

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.

Beyond doubt, the location of our hotel is just perfect for leisure travelers who wish to easily get to the city's must-see attractions. We are lucky to be surrounded by Barcelona's prime touristic sites. Whether you are well familiarized with the area or you are first-timer, our friendly and attentive staff will be more than happy to give you the latest insiders’ tips of what´s happening in the city.

We also appreciate your comments about the quality, service, breakfast and the hotel in general. We will transmit your comments to our entire team who always appreciate words of praise!

We would love to see you again next time you are in town.
We look forward to accommodating you again!

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Address: Avenida de la Catedral 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#32 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#60 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#84 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#125 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: £102 - £271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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