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Colon Hotel
Ranked #74 of 515 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 May 2012

I stayed in this hotel in late March.I liked the hotel very much.The rooms were spotless and the cleaning staff,seemed to be working all the time and they were so pleasant.The location is absolutely great,directly across a huge pedestrianised square from the main cathedral.Also,very close to La Rambla,just a few narrow,charming side streets away.The hotel is in the gothic area and exploring this is interesting.Also,I discovered it is only a few minutes walk from the Playa Catalunya.This is a really nice open area and the best part is that you can get a bus from there to the airport (both terminals) for less than 7 euros,buses run every 20 mins or less.The hotel itself was comfortable and relaxing and the staff were helpful and friendly.I just had one small quibble,I wanted to check in and print my flight boarding card,but the hotel does not have any facility available for this,however a very helpful member of staff gave me directions to an internet cafe.However,I must say that I enjoyed this hotel and would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2012

Dear guest,

We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in our city and that we were able to contribute in to making of you stay a great one.

Your rating encourages us to continue working to improve and deliver excellent experiences to our guests. We’ll make sure to share your kind words of encouragement with the rest of the team.

Please don’t hesitate in contacting us next time you are planning to visit Barcelona. We’ll be more than happy to honor any special request.

Best Regards,
Hotel Colón, Barcelona

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

I stayed here with my wife in early April and had heard that previous guests had had problems with its WiFi. When we arrived, indeed, WiFi was not working and it shocks me to read, now in May, that guests still seem to have problems. If it takes the hotel months to address a problem as simple as setting up WiFi, it makes one wonder what else in the hotel has been neglected and for how long! There is another hotel located right behind the Hotel Colon and you can use their wifi for free in their lobby.

The location of the hotel, however, is fantastic and would be perfect for short visits to Barcelona. The room we stayed in was decent although the bathroom shower leaked water into the bathroom and made quite a bit of mess. We did not have breakfast as there were plenty of places nearby to do so and as such can not comment.

The lobby staff were very friendly and helpful. I would stay there again due to the price/convenience ratio but may be inclined to look for somewhere else if their internet is still down.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2012

Dear guest,

We'd like to thank you for you recent stay at the Colon Hotel and for taking a few minutes of your time to write this review.

We are sorry to hear that our WiFi connection caused some inconveniences during your stay. It's true we've been having some problems with our internet carrier but we are happy to let you know it has been fixed. As far as the bathroom leak is concerned we have addressed the issue and promptly fixed it.

As you well mentioned in your review, one of the reasons our guests love the Hotel Colon is its unbeatable location and the charm of our classic building. We are situated in the heart of Gothic Barcelona where you'll find the perfect balance between leisure, excitement and relax.

We would the opportunity to welcome you back next time you are in town.

Sincerely,

Hotel Colón , Barcelona

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

The hotel is a little dated in room decor, but very clean and very helpful staff. Nice outside cafe straight across from the Cathederal and nice morning breakfast inside.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2012

Dear guest,

From all of us at the Hotel Colón we would like to thank you for having chosen us for your stay in Barcelona and for taking the time to share your views with the rest of TriAdvisor travelers.

Hope to see you soon again and have you stay with us. Please don't hesitate in contacting us in advance.

Regards,

Hotel Colón , Barcelona

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

The hotel is opposite the cathedral in the plaza just 10 minutes walk from Pl de Catalunya and with a stop for the city bus tours less than two minutes away - excellent place to be for a tourist!
Our room itself was nothing special but the rooms on the cathedral side (front of the hotel) appeared to be bigger and get better views.

Room Tip: Get one at the front of the hotel as you ge a small balcony and a better view
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for your recent stay at Hotel Colon in Barcelona. We hope you were able to take advantage of you privilege location to wander off the medieval streets of the Gothic Quarter, take a stroll down Las Ramblas, have a snack at the Boqueria or simply enjoy a dink at the beach.

Please let us know next time you are planning to visit Barcelona. We´ll be happy to welcome you back and even make sure to arrange a room overlooking the Cathedral.

Best,

Hotel Colón , Barcelona

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Reviewed 12 May 2012

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colon Hotel

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:
#20 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#52 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#84 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#94 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#125 Business Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $192 - $440 (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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