The best part of the hotel staff is its bellmen!! They were the best I have ever experienced. Find Sean. He is from Seattle and can tell you in perfect English what you want to know. The front desk was decent in its approach, but not so much as to be noteworthy. Not so the dining room staff. We had one server who was curt and would never come back to our table, yet she doted on those nearby who were obviously not American. Perhaps the result of the European policy of no/little tipping. After a second trial of the restaurant with similar results, we decided to eat our meals elsewhere. The hotel restaurant charges exorbitantly for its mediocre service and average food, e.g. $16 for two small bowls of ice cream. Eat elsewhere and enjoy much better food and service for a lot less.
Room was nice, clean and quiet. Everything worked, except the bathroom door where the inside handle was broken and once closed you were trapped inside. We totally hated the shower where all the water splashed onto the floor and any clothes you had nearby. They need some shelves and hooks for your stuff!
While the location in Barri Gotic is great, I would look elsewhere on a return visit. We paid ~$1100 for 4 days.
- 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:
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- Barcelona Colon Hotel
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