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“If you love the sound of bells you'll be very happy!”
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Colon Hotel
Ranked #78 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Looe, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“If you love the sound of bells you'll be very happy!”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

We've stayed here a couple of times now & would definitely book again. We had a lovely room the first time overlooking the 14th-C Catedral [not Gaudi's Sagrada Familia] & when, on the second visit the first room they put us in was not to our liking they moved us to one that was - no problem. The location is perfect. There are plenty of tapas bars & restaurants within easy walking distance, but you'll want to explore further anyway. We had tickets for a football match delivered to the hotel - no problem. The AA City Pack pocket guide book for Barcelona is a hand luggage must. The Insight City Guide is also excellent. There is so much to see & do I can't fit it all in here! The buses & metro are excellent [but beware of pickpockets].

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Dear Guest:

From all of us here at Hotel Colón, we´d like to thank you for choosing us for your stay while in Barcelona.

As you remarked in your comment we are strategically located in the Barrio Gótico, just across the street from the Old Cathedral, and at walking distance from Plaza Catalunya, la Rambla and the waterfront with numerous restaurants, bars, museums, and clubs. And for a change in scenery, our easy-to-use public transportation will take you to virtually all other attractions in the city in minutes.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best,
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

This top of the line hotel is centrally located right across the street from the main Cathedral. We walked to lots of restaurants, museums, etc. The staff was helpful. The bar area is very nice after a hot day outside. The room were nice sized. We looked out over the square and directly at the Cathedral.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Dear Guest,

We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our facilities.

As you mentioned in your review, we have the privilege of being located right in front of the magnificent Old Cathedral, and at walking-distance to major touristic attractions in down town Barcelona.

It will be a real pleasure to have you stay back at the hotel next time you visit Barcelona.
We look forward to see you again!.
Best wishes,
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Pluses-
Good location, clean room, good 24hr desk

Negatives-
Staff were unhelpful every time I interacted with them, the restaurant was fairly poor, the room needed updating, overall much more 3* than 4* imho.

  • Stayed August 2012
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1 Thank tombleonholiday
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Dear Guest:

From all of us here at Hotel Colón, we´d like to thank you for choosing us for your stay while in Barcelona. We are most thankful for constructive reviews for they allow us to enhance our understanding of our guests' needs and wants.

We have taken note of your comments; both on the front-desk staff and on the blankets situation, and we´ve passed it along to the department in charge so they can take proper action.

We would love to see you again next time you are in town. Hopefully you´ll give us a chance to show you our improvements!
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best,
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

We stayed one night in this stylish hotel; on the front side.
Rooms, everything perfect. Except for one thing: there was some festival and just (?) that night there was a concert in front of the hotel, till three at night.
Imagine how we slept..................

The only thing they could say at the desk was, that that festival was very popular amongst the Catalonians. In other words: you are in bad luck.
In this way you are not defending the interests of your guests/clients. A four star hotel with these rates should do better than that.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Dear Guest,

First of all, we´d like to thank you for having chosen our hotel for your stay in Barcelona.

Our long-time goal has always been to deliver the best possible service to our guests so they can live a wonderful and unforgettable experience while in Barcelona. Occasionally and due to the location of our hotel we can be in the middle of city celebrations. We feel really sorry for the inconveniences that made you feel uncomfortable, but unfortunately there are situations that not only depend on the hotel.

If you find yourself planning your next trip to Barcelona, contact us in advance so we can arrange any special request you may have. We would love to have the chance to redeem ourselves and show you just how amazing this city can be.
Sincerely,
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2012

Great location to walk around Barcelona. The staff was average (not terribly interested in helping me secure dinner reservations). The rooms were small but clean. The bed was hard as a rock. Still, I value great location above all else and this place has that.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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ColonBCN, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Colon Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2012
Dear Guest:

From all of us here at Hotel Colón, we´d like to thank you for choosing us for your stay while in Barcelona.

We have taken note of your comment on the front-desk staff and on the blankets situation, and we´ve passed it along to the department in charge so they can take proper action.

On the other hand, we are happy to learn you took advantage of our top-notch location to enjoy the many touristic attractions this wonderful city has to offer. From your review we can tell you made the most of it!

We would love to see you again next time you are in town.

Looking forward to hearing from you.
Best,
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Additional Information about Colon Hotel

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:
#10 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 (per night): ₹ 12,499 - ₹ 20,663
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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