Ratings based on 594 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Dark uncomfortable room on 1st floor

Posted Sep 18, 2014
Pros: Location, quiet
Cons: Rooms are tired and need updating
Location: Directly across from the Old Cathederal, away from main road traffic
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Worcester, UK

Great baroque style hotel, fantastic location

Posted Sep 13, 2014
My husband and I stayed here for three nights on our honeymoon last week. Location is brilliant, room was lovely with a view over Placa Nova and Barcelona Cathedral. Staff really helpful and friendly. Couldn't fault it, would definitely stay here again.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Ossett, West Yorkshire

Nice hotel in a great location

Posted Sep 12, 2014
Hotel Colon is in a fabulous position opposite the beautiful Cathedral and surrounded by great shopping, bars and restaurants. The square was bustling and had street entertainment in the evening. ..right on your doorstep. You are not far from Las Ramblas or down to the front or you could just spend hours walking round the medieval streets - so much to see and do, can't wait to go back.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Virginia, USA

4 star lobby and staff but 3 star rooms

Posted Sep 2, 2014
Pros: Location, location, location.
Cons: Rooms are outdated and could definitely use a refresh.
Location: Great location in the Gothic district, on the square by the Basilica. Many great restaurants within walking distance. Close to Barcelonetta!
This is rated as a 4 star hotel and certainly has a very nice lobby, a nice restaurant (on the lobby level), and a very good staff; however, the rest of the accommodations are dated and I would rate them as 3 star at best. For the first half of our trip, we stayed in a true 5 star hotel about 20 min walk north from the Gothic district, and the difference between the hotels was far more than 1 star; this makes me think the Hotel Colon is really bordering on being a 3 star hotel. That's fine if that's what your expecting, or if you got a good deal (which I did), but not ideal if you want something that's a 'real' 4 star experience. We loved the location because it is ideally located there in the Gothic district; there is so much to see in the area, so many good and great places to eat, and it's a very reasonable walk to Barcelonetta or there's a metro nearby that can get you there even faster. When we were there the bar area on the lobby level was never open, and I'm not sure why not. I generally do not eat at hotels when I can go elsewhere, and so with so many other options in the area I can't rate the restaurant here other than it is very beautiful. Because the bar was never open, I did see people having drinks in the restaurant; but it would seem to me they could do more with the bar area during the summer tourist season when they probably have too much competition against their restaurant.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from middlesex

Easy access to all the sights

Posted Aug 30, 2014
Pros: Friendly staff and spa bath
Cons: Tea and coffee facilities in the room
Location: Tour the cathedral opposite and see the geese that came to stay and have never left, walk the lanes and see the fantastic ham shops and sweets
Fantastic place to stay really friendly staff rooms are a bit dated but the spa bath makes up for it after a long day on your feet
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Victoria

Lively in the daytime, quiet at night

Posted Aug 27, 2014
Our room looked directly out on the Cathedral and plaza, and there were two comfy chairs and a little table that we could pull in front of the balconette window, to watch the passersby, and listen to buskers playing music, whenever we were back at the hotel. Nice and quiet for sleeping though, even with the church bells. A three minute walk to La Rambla. Staff were very pleasant and helpful.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from edmonton, canada

high end hotel in perfect location

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Pros: big clean rooms, location
Cons: i cant think of much.
Location: everything in barcelona is super close
if you come to barcelona for a short stay and want to be close to everything then stay here. this is a very nice hotel with professional staff.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from cardiff

Based centrally

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Not the superior room facing the cathedral square as advertise but at the rear facing a hostel and with no balcony poor room service more attention to being cleaner no service to roof restaurant
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Brisbane, Australia

Lovely hotel in perfect location

Posted Aug 25, 2014
Pros: Comfort and location
Location: Location is ideal facing Cathedral. Las Ramblas is minutes away and plenty of lovely places to eat. Great for sightseeing and shopping.
Stayed for 3 nights mid August. Room was very spacious with private terrace and very clean. Staff always very helpful. Had breakfast one morning in the hotel which had a good variety - something for everyone. Would stay here again.
3 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from PA

Before & after a cruise

Posted Aug 20, 2014
Paid a lot more for room after a cruise, but they tried to give us a lesser room then we had on first stay.