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Hotel Colon Barcelona

Cathedral Views in the Heart of Barcelona

Hotel Colon Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is a beautiful city with immense history and amazing displays of architecture by Gaudi.  Whether you plan to stay just a few days or longer, one of the most important things is to find a hotel that is centrally located, safe, and guest oriented.  No other hotel in Barcelona offers what the Hotel Colon does: an unbeatable location that is perfectly central and directly facing the Cathedral of Barcelona.  Hotel Colon is within walking distance to everything; five minutes from Plaza Catalunya, the Port of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, and La Boqueria.  This hotel is an open doorway to the Gothic district, which is the most traditional district of Barcelona offering fine dining, museums, and historical monuments.  Its location is prime and the hotel is in a safe area as its surroundings are always fully lit and occupied by both locals and tourists.  

Hotel Colon BarcelonaHotel Colon was founded by Don Antonio Lamaro in 1920, who was responsible for its construction in 1951 and the Regencia Colon Hotel in 1957, as a response to the lack of hotels in Barcelona.  Some say that his motivation to build his own hotels was because of his annoyance on one occasion when he could not find a room in his usual hotel in Barcelona.  As luck would have it, he was then able to acquire a very well placed plot of land in front of the Cathedral, which was also just a few steps from Las Ramblas and the Port of Barcelona.  While Hotel Colon is more luxurious and service oriented, its sister hotel, the Regencia Colon Hotel is a more casual and standard hotel without the bells and whistles for those on a budget. 

Since 1951, Hotel Colon has been honored with its share of famous writers like Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, Hotel Colon BarcelonaJean Paul Sartre, Somerset Maugham, Henry Charriere, Noah Gordon, Stephen King, Camilo José Cela, Alvaro Cunqueiro.  Celebrities such as Vittorio Gassman, Gina Lollobrigida, Sofia Loren, Christopher Lee, Jane Fonda and Francis Ford Coppola.  The majestic building which the hotel is in is reminiscent of the classic film era.  The lobby is decorated with warm hues of yellow while touches of gold accent it further.  Hotel Colon welcomes guests for both business and pleasure with their ample facilities.  The hotel offers two meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 150 and 60 people respectively. All types of celebrations and meetings may be arranged, from company presentation to weddings. 

Hotel Colon BarcelonaIn a unique atmosphere, Hotel Colon offers 141 rooms, all of which are fully equipped with air conditioning, telephone, high definition satellite TV, safety deposit box, mini bar, and secured high speed internet access.  Their rooms have security system doors and services such as laundry, breakfast, Hotel Colon Barcelonaand room service are available.  While staying inside your hotel room is the last thing you want to do while visiting Barcelona, you will appreciate Hotel Colon after a long day of sightseeing, walking, dining, and dancing.  The double room with a Cathedral view was extremely spacious for a European hotel room and included French doors that opened onto a small balcony overlooking the square below and directly facing the cathedral.  The Cathedral view is the perfect way to start your day and end your evening as you look over the square and take in the life and culture of Barcelona.  For light sleepers, you will be glad to know that the windows and French doors facing the square are double paned glass to minimize sound. 

Hotel Colon also includes a full service restaurant, the Restaurant Cathedral, which offersHotel Colon Barcelona a daily menu of delicious market cuisine at reasonable prices.  Their breakfast buffet is not to be missed as it offers a variety of Spanish cured hams (acorn fed Iberico, Jamon) and cold meats, smoked salmon, along with fresh cheeses and sliced fresh fruit.  The hot foods include scrambled eggs, strips of bacon, and sausages.  Choose from a selection of bread, pastries, yogurts, and fresh squeezed orange juice or other exotic juices. 

Everyone knows that traveling is a challenge in itself.  Which is why when you find a place like Hotel Colon, you realize you could be doing a lot worse.  The staff at Hotel Colon is happy to book dinner reservations, reserve a rental car, provide a taxi, or find tickets to concerts, bull fights, dance shows, and more.  The hotel even provides currency exchange so that you do not need to walk and find a bank to exchange your currency for Euros.  They are always ready to assist guests in meeting their needs.  Hotel Colon is worth the price for peace of mind to make your stay in Barcelona memorable and relaxing.  For more information and to make reservations, visit

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