Gran Melia Colon

Address: Canalejas, 1, Seville, Andalusia, 41001, Spain and Canary Islands | 5 star hotel
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Melia Colon Seville

      Reviewed by wareameye

      Give yourself a Gran Melia treat!

      Reviewed Nov 12, 2014
      by (29 reviews) Chicago , United States Flag of United States

      Fantastic hotel in the city center, in walking distance to the city hall and cathedral. Our group dinner here was in a private dining room, and one of the best meals on the tour. The rooms are modern with great fixtures and amenities. LOVE the bathroom! Best hotel on the tour so far!

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      Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Melia Colon Seville

      Worth every euro!


      We arrived quite late at night, and learnt, very quickly that this is not an english speaking area, and we are not a spannish speaking couple. We were made to feel very welcome, with nothin too much trouble for the staff of the hotel, even though sometimes it took a little while to understand each other. Our room was very specious, twin beds, a large couch, (ideal for those afternoon siestas) and balcony over looking the side street. The food in the restaurant was superb. We were not disturbed by other guests or running water from other rooms. we cant wait to go back!

      Big disappointment


      Very curt, unhelpful and disorganized reception desk. Location is OK walking distance to major sights. Our group had 3 rooms. Some had new wood flooring and nice furniture. Others had dirty carpeting and furniture from the 60's. The bathroom was separated into toilet/bidet stalls and sink/tub. THe toilet stalls had corn walls that were peeling off and had suspicious stains. The towels were thin and worn off. The noise from the hallway and rooms around us was UNBELIEVABLE! You could hear everything. Everything. I was ready to pack and leave to another hotel but decided to suck it up and spend the time sightseeing instead.

      The breakfast was nice, but the service was surly and condescending.

      Nobody would bother to clean up our dirty cutlery or dishes or ask if we wanted more coffee or tea. We had to go find someone and ask for coffee. And the waiter couldn't have been icier and more condescending.

      Oh, and the garage attendant scratched our rental car. We're still waiting for the damage assessment on that surprise! Do yourself a favor and try to find another hotel. This is definitely not a 5 star.

      Good, but not a great 5*


      Great location. Walking distance to Cathedral. But not a 5 star, more like a 4 star. Alfonso is a better 5 star.

      Great hotel


      Spent last weekend at Colon Seville in a group of nine and loved every minute. Hotel has a great location and staff were very helpful - only complaint was - no airconditioning in bedrooms - we all sweltered.

      Could recommend the hotel highly and would definitely return

      I could have done better.


      The location was so so. No view at all. I was told that the only room with a view was the Presidental suite. So basically their website is deceiving.

      The bell hop kept barking orders at me. I found that a little hard to take since I was the paying guest, and not his employee.

      All the staff was rude plus my room was smelly.

      When I asked to get another room, I was reminded that since I reserved a standard room, that is what I get. This was done loudly and in front of a lot of people.

      The safe did not work in my room and the front desk clerk did not believe me and kept giving instructions on how to use the safe over and over. I told to clerk that since he did not believe me, to send someone to my room to check it out. Hours later they did and confirmed that the safe was broken.

      I will not stay here again.

      Not bad, but doesn't deserve 5 stars


      I stayed with a group of friends for three nights.The location of the hotel is excellent, the rooms are quite good, but they lack a few amenities that 5 starhotels SHOULD have, like evening-turn down service, plush towels (they were old and worn out), box of paper tissues instead of a small package of four hard paper tissues, enough light in the dim-lit rooms etc. Personnel was friendly, but, like everywhere in Spain, SPOKE NO ENGLISH....with the exception of the concierge and his mediocre English! We had a TERRIBLE dinner experience in the hotel's restaurant, where it took us three and a half hours to be served bad food with terrible service, which was made even worse by the fact that they didn't speak any English!!!All in all we didn't have a bad stay, but the hotel shouldn't be rated as a 5-star hotel.

      Good location, but snooty and noisy


      Stayed here for 5 nights in Oct 2003, as part of an excellent deal from the hotel's own website (just 80 euros a night for a double-bed plus breakfast).

      The location was fine - about 15 mins walk from the Cathedral, less than that to the Bull Ring.

      The room was large - like a mini-appartment with a spacious bedroom (wooden floors), a hall area, a shower/WC room, and a cupboard/double basin room.

      Maids were friendly and courteous, but reception staff were curt, unhelpful and generally looked down their noses at anyone who didn't look middle-aged and rich.

      Main gripe was the noise at night - whenever anyone nearby turned on a tap or a shower, it was like a pneumatic drill going off in the room - we were woken up at 5:30 every morning.

      Breakfast was fine, but during our stay they never seemed to have enough staff to clear unused tables, so there was always a queue each morning.

      Not great for a 5 Star


      I stayed at the Melia Colon in September 2003. The location is great and it has a fantastic lobby, but that's all to recommend it really.

      The service was very slow, the room wasn't very big, and there was a lot of noise from the maids' service area on the other side of my bedroom wall. I also left a shirt in the wardrobe, and they never even returned my e-mails, let alone return my shirt. Certainly not up to 5 star standards.

      Nice location pity about the noise


      Small size room for 5 star hotel but worst aspects were the lack of sound proofing from noises in the corridor (we were woken up by late returning guests talking in the corridor) and the loud noises from our bathroom drainage system whenever any nearby or above room used any of their bathroom facilities

      Nice hotel, good location, great service


      I stayed at the Melia Colon in Seville in March 2003. The hotel is in a great location, a few minutes' walk from the bull ring, the cathedral, and the Real Alcazar. The concierge was helpful in arranging a bus tour/flamenco tour for us, and also very helpful in assisting us in locating our lost luggage, which was arriving from Madrid. Rooms were clean, and bathrooms were great. I would stay there again.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Melia Colon Seville

      4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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