Simply meets expectations
Posted Dec 6, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed at the Barcelo Colon for several days the first week of December. This is before high season starts and we expected it to be quiet.
Renovations on the larger pool were complete and construction on the new beach side property were well underway.
Although it was low season, food was more difficult to come by than we expected. The hotel is all inclusive, but it was easier to order off of the non-existent menu at the pool bar for lunch than it was to find anything in the restaurant. Dinner was a similar story, but we ate offsite each night for dinner, which again, we expected.
That said, whether at the beach, pool, or bar, drinks were readily available without any issue.
The wifi is very spotty, even in the rooms and drops frequently. There is no free wifi available in the first floor restaurant and bar, and near the pool it is near impossible to get a signal unless you are against the building.
I will commend the staff that they did arrange transport for us from Guayaquil to the hotel. Even when we our flights changed at the last minute, a single e-mail was enough to update the driver.