Gran Melia Colon
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... Seafood salad, spinach, potatoes, pork and chicken! After lunch we walked all over shopping! I managed to find one pair of boots! The rest of the girls did some shopping too! We went back the the flamenco place where we actually saw a real Flamenco show!!! After getting back to the hotel we dropped off our packages and headed next door to the Italian restaurant for dinner! We are off to Granada ...
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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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.