Hotel Features. Named after Christopher Columbus, the Hotel Colon Barcelona is a six-storey 1950s building facing Barcelona Cathedral across a tree-lined square.
Leading off the lobby, the smart La Carabela de Colon restaurant has parquet flooring and a tiled panel depicting Columbus' ship. It serves a buffet breakfast (surcharge), and Mediterranean-themed specialities, such as paella Parellada, for lunch and dinner. The restaurant's terrace overlooks the cathedral's spires.
The Hotel Colon Barcelona has two meeting rooms with a capacity of 60 and 150 guests respectively. Both rooms can be combined for larger functions, and have wireless Internet access.
Staff at the Hotel Colon Barcelona's 24- hour front desk can exchange currency and give sightseeing advice.
Guestrooms. The Hotel Colon Barcelona's 145 guestrooms are decorated in bright colours with separate seating areas. All rooms have satellite television, high-speed Internet connections (surcharge), minibars and safes. Bathrooms have bath/shower combinations, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Expert Tip. Every December, there is a Christmas market in the square next to the Hotel Colon Barcelona, with stalls selling local festive specialities and gifts. During the summer there are special events and concerts here.
Standard Double: One double bed. Wooden headboard units with integral bedside tables, two large luggage racks, LCD interactive TV and small desk with stools. Separate seating area has upholstered chairs and translucent plastic table. Bathroom features marble tiled floor, large mirror, bidet and shower and bath tub combination.
Standard Single: One twin bed. Wooden headboard units with integral bedside tables, LCD interactive TVs and small desks with stools. Bathroom feature marble tiled floor, large mirror, bidet and shower and bath tub combination.
Double with Cathedral view: One double bed. Wooden headboard units with integral bedside tables, two large luggage racks, LCD interactive TV and small desk with stools. Separate seating area has upholstered chairs and translucent plastic table. Views of the cathedral and heavy green shutters. Bathroom features marble tiled floor, large mirror, bidet and shower and bath tub combination.
From Barcelona Airport (BCN):
Distance to Hotel Colon Barcelona is 16 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. There is a train station a short walk from the airport terminals. The RENFE train runs between the airport and Barcelona's centre every half an hour. The fare is 3 EUR for a single ticket. There is an Aerobus service operating to Plaça de Catalunya every 12 minutes, costing 6.50 EUR for a return ticket. There are taxi ranks in front of the terminal buildings, and the fare to the city centre is approximately 25 EUR. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The Hotel Colon Barcelona is on Avenida Catedral opposite the cathedral in central Barcelona. The nearest metro stations are Jaume I, Urquinaona and Liceu. The integrated metro and bus system in Barcelona is a cheap, efficient way to explore the city. Validate tickets in machines prior to boarding.
Driving directions. From Barcelona Airport:
Take the highway, direction Barcelona.
Then follow the A2 Barcelona ring road.
Turn off at Exit 21 and take La Rambla (a wide boulevard) toward the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter).
Follow signs for the cathedral and the Hotel Colon Barcelona is just off the cathedral square on Avenida de la Catedral.
- Air Conditioning TV/VCR
- Lounge Pets Allowed
- Piano Bar Children Stay Free - 2 Years and Under
Room Amenities: , , • Makeup mirror • Sewing kit • Handheld shower • Electronic/magnetic keys • Bidet • Pay movies • Cribs (infant beds) available • Internet access - high speed • Rollaway beds • Window opens • Multi-line phone • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Housekeeping (daily) • Complimentary toiletries • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV
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