$126 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 30, 2014 Check-out: Dec 1, 2014

Hotel Colon

4 stars
Avinguda Catedral, 7, Barcelona, 08002
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
53 reviews
Old world flair, a parade of famed guests and peerless cathedral vistas

Since 1951, Hotel Colon has been welcoming a parade of famous guests to its privileged digs with direct views of Barcelona's cathedral. It's this unbeatable location at the heart of the Gothic Quarter that acts as the hotel's main drawing card. Although equipped with a full spectrum of up-to-the-minute perks, such as free Internet access, the rooms exude old-world classic style. Some units even come with cathedral-facing balconies. The on-site restaurant serves innovative cuisine and stellar cathedral views.

Highlights
  • Direct views of the cathedral from many rooms
  • Free high-speed Internet throughout the hotel
  • Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter
Rooms

The Hotel Colon's 141 rooms and suites feature a full range of in-room amenities such as satellite TV, safety deposit box, mini bar and air-conditioning and heating. The signature décor style is classic with splashes of color. Each room showcases a marble-clad bathroom with toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. High-speed Internet service is included in the room rate. Laundry and room service are available (fees apply).

Features

Classic style and prime position are Hotel Colon's strong suits. This grande dame has hosted an array of household names over the years including Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Stephen King, Sofia Loren, Jane Fonda and Francis Ford Coppola. The location is fantastic, overlooking the cathedral and steps away from all the attractions of the Gothic Quarter. Plaza Catalunya, the port of Barcelona and the bustling Born district are a short walk away. Services include baby sitting (fees apply), currency exchange, parking (fees apply) and room service. Pets are allowed at this smoke-free hotel. Due to its central location and plenty of parking nearby, the Hotel Colon is one of Barcelona's most accessible hotels. The two light-filled meeting rooms (for 150 and 60 people, respectively) are equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.9 mi/12.7 km)
  • Closest metro stops: Catalunya (lines L1 and L3), Universitat (lines L1 and L2), Urquinaona (lines L1 and L4)
Attractions
  • Picasso Museum (.2 mi/.4 km)
  •  Las Ramblas (.3 mi/.5 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (1.2 mi/2 km)

Hotel Map

41.3851 2.1758
Area served
Barcelona.
Nearby airports
El Prat de Llobregat International Airport.
Area description
The Hotel Colon is ideally located in the heart of Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter, offering fabulous views of the Cathedral. The Hotel overlooks the Cathedral Square, which is pedestrianized, allowing for enjoyable walks near the hotel. The hotel is also very well served by public transport with bus stops, metro and taxis, which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

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Hotel Colon Rooms

Standard Single Room
Room offers a twin beds with Air conditioning , Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, high resolution high speed TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone.
Standard Double Room
Room offers two twin beds or a double bed with Air conditioning , Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, high resolution high speed TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Telephone.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Spa
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.1 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Casa de la Ciutat: 0.1 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0.1 mi
  • Palau Reial Major: 0.1 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.1 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.1 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.1 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 0.1 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.2 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.2 mi
  • Ancient synagogue: 0.2 mi
  • Casa de l’Ardiaca: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 0.1 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 0.1 mi
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Casa de la Ciutat: 0.1 mi
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 0.1 mi
  • Palau Reial Major: 0.1 mi
  • Temple of Augustus: 0.1 mi
  • Placa Sant Felip Neri: 0.1 mi
  • Casa Martí: 0.1 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 0.1 mi
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 0.2 mi
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 0.2 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 0.2 mi
  • Ancient synagogue: 0.2 mi
  • Plaça Sant Jaume: 0.2 mi
  • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Anna Church: 0.2 mi
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 0.2 mi
  • Portal de l'Àngel: 0.2 mi
  • Esglesia de Betlem: 0.2 mi
  • Picasso Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 0.3 mi
  • Carrer de Montcada: 0.3 mi
  • Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Textiles and Fashion: 0.3 mi
  • Ciutat Vella: 0.3 mi
  • Teatre Poliorama: 0.3 mi
  • Palau de la Virreina: 0.3 mi
  • Barcelona Wax Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Font de Canaletes: 0.3 mi
  • La Boqueria: 0.3 mi
  • Escola de la Llotja: 0.3 mi
  • La Rambla: 0.3 mi
  • El Corte Inglés: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça de Catalunya station: 0.3 mi
  • Hemp Museum Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Santa Maria del Mar: 0.3 mi
  • Plaça del Rei: 0.3 mi
  • Chocolate Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Monasterio de San Pedro de las Puellas: 0.4 mi
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 0.4 mi
  • Plaça Reial: 0.4 mi
  • Sant Pere: 0.4 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 0.4 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The "Restaurant Catedral" offers a fine dining experience with wonderful views of the Cathedral. Our chefs provide Mediterranean cuisine with a creative flair. Special dishes for Coeliac's, vegetarians or people suffering from allergies are all available on request.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (53)

Ratings and reviews for Hotel Colon

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
53 out of 53
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
coslar
Business
nebraska
Feb 22, 2014

vacation

we had a great time...fabulous location!!! clean room and comfortable bed

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mindy
Business
Barcelona, Spain
Jul 9, 2012

Fantastic city for long weekend break

The location is perfect for shopping, dining and people watching!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Go off the beaten track slightly to get really delicious food at less than half the price of eating in the tourist places.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lulu1
Business
Queensbury New York
Jun 29, 2012

Location

Great location and good food and service. Convenient to shopping, transportation and restaurants. Beautiful cathedral across the street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RF Traveler
Business
Marietta GA
May 15, 2012

Great location, small room

I booked a hotel for a single traveler. Room was very tiny. Location was great. Staff was not very friendly at first, but eventually helped me with my shuttle to the airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hotel Colon

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KayF
Business
Oakland, CA
Apr 23, 2012

Great spot

Location is awesome, right across the plaza from the gothic cathedral. Thus lots of tourists continuously outside the hotel, however this didn't bother me one bit. My room was on the inside courtyard side facing other rooms' windows, so this could be why it was quiet despite the hoards of people around. The neighborhood is great, lots of old, narrow winding streets, cute restaurants tucked away, and lots of shopping. My only complaints would be that the provided toiletries are very low quality and a few of the front desk staff are a bit stuffy. Overall, good hotel, good value, and great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Cowboys
Business
Texas, USA
Apr 16, 2012

Great location, comfort level not so good

During check in at the hotel we were told Air conditioning does not get turned on in Barcelona until May which was ok because it was in the low 50’s at night and mid 60’s during the day, we could open our balcony doors and let the cool air in. Good idea right, except Barcelona does not sleep, at midnight the 1st garbage truck shows up and empties the trash can banging and making all kinds of noise, at 1:00 am the 2nd garbage truck shows up and does the same thing. At 2:00 am the street sweeper drives back and forth, you hear the noise it makes, then people start going home from the bars so they are walking down the street making even more noise, this goes on until 4:00 am. Yes we could close the windows and it would reduce most of the noise but the room would get hot and sticky. The bed was also like sleeping on the tile floor, it was as hard as a rock. There were several good things about the hotel, the staff was courteous and spoke very good English, it was in a great location as far as sightseeing and the rooms where kept very clean. If we were to go back to Barcelona we would pick a different hotel. Our recommendation would be if you stay at this hotel bring a fan so you can keep the windows closed and ask for extra bedding to help make the bed more comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Barcelona has a bad problem with pick pockets and petty thieves; this was told to us by many people who work in the stores.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Traveler woman
Business
Houston, TX, USA
Mar 26, 2012

Barcelona first time

The hotel has a very expensive restaurant. Had no wiFi internet the whole time it was not working. The snacks had also high prices and nothing was courtesy Over all the room was not elegant and lacked of decorations compared to other high end hotels Staff was cordial and nice The hotel is excellent for its location but falls short for other hotels 4 stars

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the tourist red bus takes you to all the attractions.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Davogalo
Business
Yerevan, Armenia
Jan 29, 2012

Very Very Very Goooooooood place to stay!!!!

Hotel is very nice !!!!! , Staff is very friendly !!! It's very clean !!!!! Location doesn't get any better, everything is at walking distance. There is a magnificent Cathedral across the plaza...I'm not mentioning stores , restaurants, coffee shops .......... Downsides are that the building is kind of old but it is very clean. Breakfast is expensive , but there is plenty of places You can have a breakfast near by.... Can't go wrong, one of the best places in Barcelona if not the best !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cornerhouse
Business
Cardiff, UK
Nov 24, 2011

Comfortable hotel in excellent location

The hotel was well located right in the centre opposite the Cathedral and close to all amenities. The staff were all very pleasant and curteous from beginning to end. If we were to add any negative comment it would be the disappointing standard of food in the hotel restaurant. which was over priced for the quality and presentation. However, the staff and service itself was very good. There are plenty of good eating places within easy walking distance. We would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Do try Taverna del Bisbe (just opposite) for all your meals during the day as they provide breakfast, lunch and evening meal service. Always made to feel welcome.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Jul 27, 2011

Great Location

We were in Barcelona for three days at the start of a ten day trip in Spain and the south of France. We chose this hotel for its great location across from the Cathedrial. The location was very convenient but we found that we had to leave the area to find good food and nightlife. If you want to be near the tourist attractions the location is great but if you are a foodie and into nightlife, I would go elsewhere. The hotel was clean and well kept but dated. The rooms and halls were kept very clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. Most members of the staff spoke English. The hotel restaurant was very expensive but there were a few good places nearby for breakfast. The hotel is worth a try.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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