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Colombia Hotel
Ranked #23 of 50 Hotels in Trieste
London
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“not a fan”
Reviewed 26 June 2008

I stayed at Hotel Colombia for one night, during business trip. This hotel is rated four stars by Expedia, but for the life of me I can't see why. The room was sparsely decorated, which wasn't a problem, and did have a big shower in the bathroom which I appreciated. But two things ruined my stay: the air conditioning and the pillows.

Unfortunately during my overnight stay, Trieste was experiencing unsually hot weather at 35 degrees, but I think the air con 'unit' would not have been able to cope with regular weather. It was set to full blast, 15 degrees which normally would be extremely cold and unpleasant, but the room was at least 30 degrees all night and the air con seemed to be regurgitating warm air. I ended up pulling my bed out and pushing furniture out of the way so that my head was directly underneath the 'cool' air vent. It remained extremely unpleasant. As for the pillows, they were so bad it was almost funny - lumpy and hard. I ended up sleeping on my sweater rolled up into a ball.

The breakfast the next morning was average, and the hotel staff friendly enough but this was a 2 star hotel at best. I would have gone somewhere else and paid more but I trusted Expedia's reviews and ratings.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled solo
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Cork Ireland
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2008

My girfriend and I stayed at this hotel on our way to austria. Its a lovely modern little hotel right in the heart of trieste...the only drawback is that as its on a main street there is no/limited parking outside ..we were directed to a public car park only 5 minutes away so no major problem ..the staff were very pleasant and the rooms were modern spotlessly clean and spacious. Dont expect old style features with this hotel its quite contemporary but yet cosy as well. We really enjoyed our stay here and couldn't fault it. Excellent central location,pleasant staff and good facilities ...perfect!!

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  • Disliked — Nothing!!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank Flynnic
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Madrid, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2007

Well placed, nice hotel. Not very big hall and nice rooms, very clean and nice mixture of old-fashion and minimal set-up.
Correct breakfast. We enjoyed our one only night.

  • Liked — Design and treatment
  • Disliked — One only small lift
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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1 Thank Enrique R
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
92 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2007

We stayed here for 3 nights in Sept 2007. We had a large room and breakfast included. The hotel is sign posted from the Railway Station which made it very easy to find. Street noise was a small problem if you opened the window, although the street didn't seem to be busy. The air-con didn't really cool the room. We weren't even sure that it worked.
Some staff were better than others but on the whole we had good service. We left some items of clothing in a drawer when we checked out at 11.30 a.m. and even though we were in the lobby till mid-afternoon we never had the items returned to us. Upon discovery of our lapse when unpacking at the next location we phoned to claim the items and were told the maid had gone to call back, which we said we would be doing a week later. We did, we called in and were told they were thrown out. Poor service, surely they could have kept them in a bag for a short time in case someone claimed them - they had our contact details too!

  • Liked — Location and comfort
  • Disliked — Loss of clothing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gypsywillow
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Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2007

We had high expectations of the Hotel Colombia since we had seen the hotel website and the good reviews... but it was nothing to write home about. The general location was good, but the room was outdated. It had plastic pastel green furniture, bad carpets, old bath tub with no wall or curtains and the A/C created a lot of noise, but didn't cool down the place. The corridors were decorated with faded plastic flowers and the entire place smelled musty. The breakfast was also fair at best. All and all, we were not pleased.

Stayed July 2007
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4 Thank kattinen
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2007

My wife & I stayed at the Colombia for 3 nights in May en route to a further 7 days holiday in Venice.
We had picked the hotel after much study of TripAdvisor and were very happy with our choice.
The site is perfect, about 100 yards away from Via Carducci, which is the main road in Trieste and very near the Station which we were to use for our travel to Venice.
It took about 20 minutes to walk to Piazza Unita
The rooms were spotless albeit very compact and the small breakfast room coped with everyone (mainly business travellers).
Some street noise if one opened the windows but this is a working city.
We were intrigued by the cupboard that contained ( apart from plenty of room for clothes) a TV, Wall Safe and a minibar which was well stocked (see pic).
The reception staff were friendly & helpful and the decor was, as my grandkids would say, cool !
We would have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone wanting a very reasonable hotel for a short stay.

Stayed May 2007
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1 Thank ex4thhussar
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glasgow,uk
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2006

Lovely central hotel,but in a quiet street so very little traffic noise.Staff couldn't be more helpfull or friendly.Close to all the sites,good breakfast and excellent maid service.Fantastic powerfull shower,everyone we spoke to staying in the hotel commented on the showers!

  • Liked — excellent maid service and great shower
  • Disliked — no bar
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Colombia Hotel
Address: Via della Geppa 18, 34132, Trieste, Italy
Region: Italy > Friuli Venezia Giulia > Province of Trieste > Trieste
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 50 Hotels in Trieste
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Colombia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Near the Railway Station, in the center of the town, Hotel Colombia offers a comfortable stay with all the modern standards. ... more   less 
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