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“nice hotel in good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Colon Hotel

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Colon Hotel
Ranked #78 of 521 Hotels in Barcelona
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“nice hotel in good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

we wanted a good 4 star hotel in a good location in barcelona to celebrate the new year and that is exactly what we found at this hotel.The reception staff were excellent at all times.Other staff were good as well.The public areas are 4 star as are the restaurant and bar.There is also a nice area outside to sit and enjoy a drink or a meal.We booked direct with the hotel and if you book in advance you receive a discount which made it cheaper than all the other hotel sales sites.We booked a standard room overlooking the cathedral and requested a room on the upper floors with unobstructed views of the cathedral and our room was on the 3rd floor with a standing balcony and fantastic view.The room was again 4 star with 5 star view.The hotel is in a great location surrounded by bars,shops,restaurants etc and 5 mins walk to las ramblas.I found nothing to critiscise and this hotel was exactly what we were looking for and if i returned to barcelona i would return without considering other hotels.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

I stayed here for 8 days last summer, and enjoyed it a lot! The best location ever - in front of the Cathedral, steps away from the Gothic District, and minutes away from the La Rambla. It's a very touristic area but not too noisy.

Ask for the Cathedral view rooms, they will give you a great, beautiful view and a bigger room. The hotel restaurant has seatings inside or outside, so you can enjoy the view and do some people watching :) There are also lots of restaurants around the hotel, all pretty touristic though.

The rooms are not too small, ok size. They are huuuge comparing to Parisian hotels. The furniture is pretty old, and the walls can be dirty in some places, but the hotel still very charming :)

The service was always very good, everyone was extremely helpful, trying to help to get around the city. Generally, people in Barcelona are very friendly and helpful around the city. Many times they'd take extra time to explain me how to get to a certain location or recommend you a good spot. And if you ask for a good restaurant or a lounge is, oh boy! They'll invite you to the restaurants with them, and you'll have the best time ever! :)))

But back to the Colon hotel. The breakfast offers pretty standard options but a LOT of them :) No need to diet when you're in Barcelona :)))

In summer time you can walk down the La Rambla towards the Colon monuments, and get to the bay area. If you take left and walk a little bit, you'll get to the city beach - Barceloneta beaches (or you can take train - yellow line L4 to Barceloneta. Taxi from the hotel to the beach will be about 7 euro). They are very crowded usually, if you keep walking to the left side, you'll get to the better beaches - Icaria and Mar Bella (nudist beach).

It's about the same 5-7 minutes walk from the Colon hotel to the La Rambla (one way) or Placa de Catalunya. Both are very touristic areas, very interesting, with lots of little stores, bars, restaurants, BUT be aware of the street thieves!

The main shopping area is Passeig de Gracia is about 15 minutes walking distance from the Colon hotel. On this street you can see two of the most beautiful Gaudi's creations - La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. To get to the Sagrada Familia you should take a bus. And there is a bus stop of the Hop On/Hop Off tour just next to the Colon Hotel. I would highly recommend ti take the tours, it's very helpful and informative.

There is also a bank with ATM, a pharmacy, and a parking next to the hotel door.

In conclusion, the Colon hotel is one of the best options to stay while you're in Barcelona, I'm going back for sure!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2012
Dear guest,

Please receive our heartfelt thank for such a kind comment. An especial thank you for taking the time to write very helpful tips that only someone who has fully experienced Barcelona can give! We are sure people will find it very useful.

We are truly lucky to have the Mediterranean weather smiling at us all year long, which makes out city a year-round favorite destination. In addition to all the details of your review, we'd like to add that from our top room you can enjoy the spectacular view of the Old Cathedral while sipping some cava out on the terrace. And if you are in the mood for some exotic culinary experience, just take a 5 minute stroll down to La Rambla where you'll find La Boqueria Market.

We are extremely glad that you enjoyed your 8 days with us, and since we know Barcelona is full of exciting things to do and see, we can´t wait to welcome you back. Please don't hesitate in contacting us in advance so we can make sure to honor any especial request.

Warm regards from de Mediterranean,
Hotel Colón, Barcelona
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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

This hotel was in the heart of everything in Barcelona. I really enjoyed it, they also had good security and made sure to be helpful with anything you needed.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

This hotel has a very central location and faces the hustle and bustle of the Catedral area in Barcelona. However the hotel itself is extremely peaceful and quiet. The lobby, the restaurant and the public rooms have a nice cozy old-world feeling, which makes it pleasant to return after a day of sight-seeing. Our room had a balcony and the rate, breakfast (very good) included, was certainly reasonable. The staff is friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 22 January 2012
Dear Guest,

"A pleasant heaven in the heart Barcelona", we couldn’t have put it in better words. Thank you, both for your preference in your stay and for your time dedicated to this review.

We are indeed located in the heart of the Gothic quarter, in one of the most exciting and beautiful parts of Barcelona. From the narrow streets, the stone buildings, the outstanding views makes this a must visit area.

After a day of shopping, museums, magical cafes, and one or two amazing street performances, you´ll be able to come back to the hotel to relax at you room's terrace, facing the Old Cathedral and maybe enjoy a glass of cava.

Hope that we'll get the chance to welcome you back next time you visit our city.

Best wishes,
Hotel Colón, Barcelona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2012

The Hotel Colon is on the square across from the Barcelona Cathedral. It's right in the heart of the gothic district with restaurants, shopping and history. The Cathedral is beautiful. Hotel Colon is an older Hotel but well preserved and classy. Try to get a balcony room overlooking the square and watch the people gather and dance on the weekends. In fact GO JOIN THEM! Sunday Brunch was delicious and reasonable at $18 euros considering what you might get in a restaurant outside for $10-15.

Room Tip: Go high (4th or 5th floor) with a larger room and balcony on the square.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 22 January 2012
Dear Guest,

We are extremely glad you enjoyed your time with us. We´d like to thank you for your preference and for taking the time to share some helpful insider´s tips with fellow travelers here on T.A.

Our location is beyond superb, and our guests always find it perfect and appreciate the fact that they can walk to many of Barcelona hot spots.

Although our city is well known for having and extraordinary cuisine and we encourage our guests to explore it just as much as our history, the brunch we offer at the hotel is an experience well worth the trying.

We would be happy to welcome you back. So, please don´t hesitate in contacting us next time you find yourself planning a trip to Barcelona.

Kind regards,

Hotel Colón, Barcelona
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed at Hotel Colon for 2 days before going on a cruise. We were happy with the location, service and even the size of the room: small but comfortable and so was the bathroom. We had a gorgeous balcony/ terrace overlooking the cathedral on one side and the plaza on the other. The view at night was splendid, very romantic. There's a nice restaurant across the street, loved the sangria there and a starbucks a block away. The hotel is within a 10-15 minutes walk to Las Ramblas. We would definitely stay here again if we are ever in Barcelona.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed for 3 nights at the Hotel Colon early December, 2011, during the Christmas markets. Our room for 2 cost 120 euros per night, without breakfast. What a location! Not only was the Christmas Market right outside our hotel, but we walked easily to lots of shopping and to many of the top sights around Barcelona. We got the correct room we booked, It was average sized, with doors that led to a very small balcony where we were able to see the activity of the market. The beds were comfortable. The staff was very helpful, one of the few hotels we stayed at where the staff was eager to carry our bags to our room. The hotel is older, but very clean and comfortable with updated bathrooms. We did not opt for the breakfast, so can't help you there. We did find a cafe about a 5 minute walk from the hotel that had good American breakfasts: eggs, omelets..... It was Cafe Gloria, kind of behind the cathedral off of Via Laietana, on Carrer de la Tapineria. There are some tables outside. It is a small, no frills, inexpensive place that serves Illy coffee and good breakfasts in general. Fast, friendly service. Excellent hotel for the price.

Room Tip: We did not have a cathedral facing room, but a side room afforded us a partial view.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2012
Dear Guest,

We are happy to learn you have enjoyed your time in Barcelona. Surely it's a perfect destination for the Holiday shopping season.

Our preveliged location, makes it a perfect start-off point for our guests to discover the city. It gives you the chance to walk through the Gothic Quarter, eat at the unique La Boquetia Market, shop at the high-end stores at Las Ramblas or lost yourself in the popular town mercadillos.

Please let us know next time you are planning to visit our magnificent city, it will be our pleasure to welcome you back at the Colon Hotel.

Best wishes,

Hotel Colón, Barcelona
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Property: 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:
#9 Spa Hotel in Barcelona
#52 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#59 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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