Colon Hotel

Avenida de la Catedral 7, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08002, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsColon Hotel Barcelona

    Reviewed by chella

    Hotel in Barcelona!

    Reviewed Nov 10, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Oklahoma City , United States Flag of United States

    Very nice!!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by shinkuano

    nice hotel!

    Reviewed May 1, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , Japan Flag of Japan

    I love this hotel for its location and its convenience to everything.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews Colon Hotel Barcelona

    Hated the Colon


    I requested a king size bed but was given a tiny dobule in a room that smelt of a sewer, the concierge tried to disguise the smell by opening the balcony doors . In the morning there was no hot water as presumably too many people were having showers. The room service was very slow and the quality of the food poor. The only thing it had going for it was the location.

    Beware of prepayments


    We reserved this hotel under a prepaid reservation that the staff acknowledged when we checked in but refused to honor when we checked out. Although we showed them our receipt and our internet travel agency has confirmed that the room was prepaid, the staff threatened to call the police when we refused to pay for the room twice. It is a nice hotel, but even the fabulous location could not justify the treatment we received there.

    Strictly Location


    I was in Barcelona in Oct 03 for several days and surprised to find all the reccomended hotels booked up! So I stayed at the Hotel Colon, and the best thing I can say is that the location is FANTASTIC! You are directly across form the most popular cathedral in the city, but it is a quiet pedestrian street. You are 2 blocks from all of the sites in the old town. The hotel facade is lovely and atmospheric. My room was clean but a bit thread-bare, and while the bathroom fixtures looked recently renovated, the furnishings and comforter in the bedroom looked very Laura Ashley Cheapo Knock Off, circa 1987. I really had no problems with my stay, but found the staff to bit a bit rude (they had a lot of tour groups to deal with each time I had a question). Overall, you can not beat the location, and everything was indeed clean and modern (just in need of re-decoration). Bottom line, I thought I paid WAY too much for what I got. Would have paid half the price to stay at the Banys Oriental (BRAND-NEW AND GORGEOUS!) if only they had availability!

    Not the Ritz, but not bad!!


    The Hotel Colon is blessed with a great location right across from the Barcelona cathedral in the Barrie Gothic and a short walk from the Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya. The rooms are clean, adequate in size. The staff is very friendly and very accommodating. The hotel itself is old world class and charm. I would stay here again.


    Lovely hotel


    Spent last weekend there with 5 friends. The hotel is really nice and the staff helpful. There is an excellent choice for breakfast and it is surpurbly located. It is across the square from the cathedral which if you are a light sleeper can make for a disrupted nights sleep as the bells ring on the quarter, half, three quarters and hour.

    We loved it!!


    Of the hotels we used while in Barcelona, we enjoyed the Hotel Colon the most. It is perfectly located, where most of the places we wanted to see were within close walking distance. We splurged a bit and requested an upper floor room facing the Cathedral WOW! The room was modest and clean with a terrace that was bigger than both the room & bath combined, and it was directly across from the Cathedral. What a magnificent view, especially at night when it is all lit up. The staff was extremely friendly and allowed us to check in early. They also stored our luggage all day as we were flying out late at night. They even sent up complimentary water and a small bottle of Spanish wine. While we may not choose to get the same room on our next visit, we will definitely stay at the Hotel Colon.

    Think about what you want


    The Hotel Colon is a rather romantic, old-fashioned almost English-type hotel with marvelous public parlors and flowery, comfortable rooms. For those wishing to stay in the Barri Gotic, the oldest part of the city, it's a solid choice in a marvelous, safe location, with a spectacular view of Barcelona's lovely Cathedral. There are rooms with views of the Cathedral but bear in mind that the plaza in front of the Cathedral is a magnet for street performers and noise. The breakfast is so-so and in general, some people might prefer to stay in the more modern, sophisticated parts of Barcelona (I would). But if the old quarter is what you're after, The Colon staff is very helpful and the hotel is as comfortable as old shoe.

    In the heart of the city.


    We visited Barcelona on a weekend break recently and used the Colon because of your reviewers' reports. We were not disappointed. The hotel's situation in the heart of the Barri Gotic is its strong point. The public areas are intimate and friendly but the carpets and the decor in the bedrooms did have a worn look. The cellar dining room was fine for breakfast but unappealing for anything more. The old adage about real estate applies here....the three main advantages of the Colon are "position, position and position."

    Location, location, location


    Several friends recommended this hotel to me because of the location -- right across from the Cathedral in Barrio Gotic and a 2 minute walk from the La Rambla. I was most impressed with the room (get a room with a veranda and Cathedral view). The room was nice, the service attentive, but this place is all about location, location, location. Colon's location is much better than Hotel Arts', in my opinion.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Colon Hotel Barcelona

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Travel Blogs from Barcelona

    Last day in Barcelona!

    A travel blog entry by chella on Nov 11, 2013

    1 comment, 1 photo

    Today is our last day so up early had breakfast and out for our tour of Barcelona!!! We did part bus/part walking tour! After the tour some went on a bus tour of the country side and some of us went shopping!! After a 1/2 day if shopping we returned to the hotel to change clothes for our farewell dinner!!! It is always sad for the last day of …

    Last of Valencia! Off to Barcelona!

    A travel blog entry by chella on Nov 10, 2013

    1 comment, 2 photos

    Another quick breakfast and we are off again!!! A short bus tour then a walking tour of the city of arts and sciences! We then visited the museum if "las Fallas"! It has 80 years of figures from past festivals! These r sculptures of paper mâché and wood! Each neighborhood sponsors it's own sculpture! When the people wake up the sculptures …

    Grand theft auto - Barca style

    A travel blog entry by shaeshae88 on Aug 20, 2013

    ... why their walking tour was the one we should choose. One girl was doing a tour of 4 Gaudi buildings whilst the other was doing a tour of the local gothic area which finished at a tapas restaurant. Food? Did someone say food? Obviously that was the tour I chose to go on, plus I could not understand the other tour guides accent. The tour itself was pretty informative however I'm not so keen on tour guides who try to ingest too much personality and rehearsed humour into the ...

    Return to Barcelona

    A travel blog entry by lauratravelz on May 29, 2013

    22 photos

    ... aptly named Sagrada Familia metro stop. The line went around three sides of the block so we didn't go in, but it was spectacular from the outside and ultimately my favourite church in Europe.

    It took us a fair while to get to the park and we got a bit lost - my internet was still not working on my phone so we could not use Google Maps - but we eventually made it. Finally there, we admired a group of very good Spanish buskers, singing and ...

    A small Correfoc

    A travel blog entry by penguinchris on Aug 18, 2012

    55 photos

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