I stayed for three nights in late April 2012, after booking it as a 'mystery hotel' on a website.
The first impression of the hotel is not as good as it could be, with slightly old-fashioned furnishings and decor. Further, the tap in the bath was missing any indication of how to switch between shower and bath; I spent quite a while pushing and twisting the knob, before realising I had to pull it to switch it to shower mode. Finally, there was no view to speak of from the room. However, that is where the issues end.
The hotel is brilliantly located, being 5 minutes walk to the airport bus, and close to the Bari Gotic and Las Ramblas, the room was spacious, the breakfast (on the one morning I had it) was tasty and filling, the bed was comfortable and the wifi connection was generally pretty good. For the price then, it was very good.
- 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:
- Hotel Colon Barcelona
- Barcelona Colon Hotel