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Andalusia Hotels

Gran Meliá Colón

  • Calle Canalejas 1 Map It
  • $$$$
  • Design

Pros

  • Good central location
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Some great views

Cons

  • Some rooms overlook airshaft
  • On a busy and noisy street

Updated 06/07/2014

Fodor's Review

Originally opened for 1929's Ibero-American Exposition and renovated in 2009, this classic hotel retains many original features, including a marble staircase leading up to a central lobby crowned by a magnificent stained-glass dome and crystal chandelier. Each floor celebrates a different Spanish artist, with reproduction paintings set against an artful combination of period and contemporary design. Downstairs is the toreador-themed El Burladero tapas bar and restaurant,

which is packed midday with local business executives. The luxurious spa on the seventh floor offers a range of treatments.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Calle Canalejas 1, Seville, 41001, Spain

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Phone:

954-505599

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 159 rooms, 30 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 06/07/2014

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By joan

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Apr 13, 2006

Beautiful, but warm

This is a beautiful hotel, rooms were spotless, and we had connecting rooms, perfect for the family. But when our neighbor showered, we felt like we'd be washed away with the water noise. other wise it was very quiet, public areas are lovely as well. It was warm while we were there in late March, but the Air conditioning isn't turned on til summer, so the rooms during the day were warm, we had to leave the windows open all the time. Fine for our 4th

floor window, but not great if you were on lower floors. The breakfast was excellent, one of the best we've had in Europe and included in our price. Service??? Well it is serve yourself buffet, so only tea or coffee is handled by the staff. Location was quiet and easy to get to the Bull fighting areas and river. A bit of walk for some other things.

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By Jean

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Mar 23, 2005

Subtract One Star

We recently stayed at this hotel and everything varied. We stayed there four nights with a price of E120. Nice location, room was big, as they are in Spain, not that spiffy. Very nice buffet breakfast that was included. Service at breakfast was spotty. One day (they were doing a survey) it was great, the next, all the tables were dirty and no staff to be found. Dirty ashtrays, things like that made it less than a 5 star experience. Nice lobby

and people were friendly. Close to Santa Cruz quarter and nice area.

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By Brenda

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Dec 16, 2002

Seen Better Days

This hotel feels shabby - hallway carpet is very stained and threadbare. "King" bed consisted of two narrow foam beds. No carpets on the wood floors made the room feel austere. Large room with a small sitting area. Good breakfast was included, and I got a good rate, so it wasn't too bad!But definitely not a four star hotel.

By Brian

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Jan 22, 2001

This place was a huge disappointment!

Without a doubt the low point of our vacation to Spain. The room was extremely poor, particularly given the hype and description of this hotel in this guidebook and others, complete with large carpet stains, thread bare sheets and a very antiseptic aroma throughout. Our complaints were dismissed or ignored by management, who were apparently too busy catering to the high volume of tour buses and groups which dominated this perhaps once elegant hotel.

The lobby and restaurants have definitely seen better days. This hotel is in dire need of a make-over. Do not stay here if you are expecting 4 to 5 star accomodations, you would be better off in a hostel.

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By Jessica

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Aug 29, 2000

Where else can you see matadors hanging out in the lobby?

Very pretty rooms and extremely well-located. It is a bit expensive, but I was very pleased overall. The restaurant is an old matador hangout, so we saw them congregating at the hotel before the fight, which added a great deal to the atmosphere.

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