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  • Hotel Colon

    Colon Hotel Cuba

    • Destination: Camaguey
    • Address: Republica No. 472 e/ San Jose y San Martin
    • Phone: (53 32) 25 4878 / 25 1520 / 24 1727
    • Accept child:Yes
  • Description: Colon Hotel Cuba

    On one of Camagüey’s colonial-style main streets and within its historical center, stands this refined facility built in 1926. Its bar boasts magnificent hand-worked precious woods and meticulous decorative design in general. From the hotel you have easy access to sites of tourist interest such as the Callejón Funda del Catre (Funda del Catre Alley), Cuba’s narrowest street; the Puerto Príncipe General Cemetary –founded in 1814-, squares and ancient churches. 48 air-conditioned rooms with private bath, radio and satellite TV, restaurant, cafeteria, bar, mail service, shop, security box and tourism bureau.


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  • Room facilities
    110 volt power
    220 volt power
    air conditioning
    balcony or terrace
    handicap facilities
    hot and cold running water
    private bath
    safety deposit box
    Satellite TV
    telephone
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    • birdsofafeather1
      Grumpyoldman15
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Awfull Awfull

      “Worst hotel in our journey round Cuba ”
      As said by previous reviewers, rooms were small with very noisy air conditioning. The choice was roast in the heat and try to sleep or be cooler but unable to sleep because of the noise from the air conditioning. The hotel is dramatically different to the 2008 pictures posted here. The restaurant was being refurbished so we had our meals in the front "area/reception" fronting onto the street with the windows and doors open. All the food and tables were covered with flies. We were told this was the best option in Colon by our tour guide! Avoid at all costs!

    • birdsofafeather1
      jimbells
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Awfull Awfull

      “Whatever you do, don't stay here ”
      This hotel is being refurbished but it won't make a lot of difference. The dining area is full of flies, there is noise from trains, cockerels, dogs, the street, the kitchens etc. Rooms are very tall but the floor area is the smallest we have ever encountered. The windows are high and have frosted glass. The air conditioning sounds like a jet engine. And basically the rooms are not clean. There is a soviet style hotel on the outskirts of the town in a much nicer area with spacious guest facilities but the rooms are again small - but the place in total is infinitely better. Why tour companies use the Colon is beyond comprehension, especially with the feedback that customers make. I can only think that they are getting exceedingly good discounts - and stuff their customers. The street outside is very poorly lit and causes security problems for foreign pedestrians.

    • birdsofafeather1
      malholme
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Awfull Awfull

      “The Acatraz of Cuba ”
      On the positive side it is an interesting historic building - collapsing at the back. There is a limited choice of hotels in Camaguey. Bedrooms which are extremely cramped are off corridors with clanking doors very reminicent of Alcatraz- with little or no ventilation, and quite noisy- clamking doors and train noise at 04.00 am. Evening meal was truly awful, with only two restaurant staff, so service was very slow. Breakfast was just about acceptable.

    • birdsofafeather1
      IrisWevers
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “Small, dirty, noisy ”
      The lobby of the hotel is spacious and beautiful. That's all the positive to tell. Staff was not interested, parking needed to be paid additionally, the rooms were incredibly small, not clean, filled with worn down furniture and noisy (airco and traffic). Unfortunately, there is not much better to get in Camaguey. The Gran Hotel is marginally better. We stayed one night as stop-over on our way to the east of the island. If it's not strictly necessary, don't stay in this town or pick a casa particulares.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Bamb00zled
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “The real old Colonial Cuban experience ”
      Whilst I have to rate the hotel as poor, in international traveller terms, it is however an absolutely amazing experience, not to be missed if you would like to feel you've had a taste of real Cuba. Indeed, if you've read some of the accounts of travellers to Cuba in the 1880s, you'll feel you are experiencing some of what they did. You are off the main tourist trail here, and our Havana Tours guide told us that the company has tried all the hotels in Camaguey and found that this is the best, so for the last two years has only used this one. The design is pure Colonial, unchanged, with most rooms arranged, on two floors, around an open, colonnaded square: from the first floor you look down onto the bar area with enclosed restaurant behind it - and you look up above the columns to the sky. As a result it's shaded and airy in hot weather - but must be a very different experience in the rain! The dinner and breakfast buffets were simple, with limited choice as expected in a small hotel, but surprisingly good. The rooms are very small, very shabby, very old in furnishings with antiquated en suites. There is a choice between: noisy air conditioning; a very hot room; or an open window to let in some air (and probably mosquitoes) along with the noise of passing freight trains and a very loud cockerel who doesn't seem to realise he's in a city. There is more noise from the two bar areas: voices talking and calling, cupboards clacking; feet resounding - all echo into the rooms - even those off the first floor corridor as the open flag- hung wells in the corridor deflect the sounds upwards. It went quiet around midnight (apart from trains) and re- started around 6 pm with staff making breakfast preparations. Most guests gave up, and got up around 6.30am. So, unless you are a very heavy sleeper you won't get a good night's sleep, but it will be in a hotel with great character and friendly staff. Take ear plugs, DEET, a travel plug for the wash basin and your own shampoo and bath gel. It is the only place in Cuba we were advised not to go out after dark, the streets are narrow and complicated (originally designed as a protection against pirate incursions inland) and some months earlier a tourist had her bag snatched by bicycle riders. But do go out in a bici-taxi for a day time tour - that's not to be missed.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Watiwati
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “Tiny rooms, awful food ”
      The rooms were tiny, very basic but adequate if you just need a place to sleep. Avoid the restaurant, we ordered omlettes and they came out raw, we sent them back and they came out raw again and at breakfast the food was covered in flies. Also while I sat at the bar waiting for a drink a cockroach walked along the bar top.

    • birdsofafeather1
      BrucieBEssexBoy
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “A different experience”
      Situated on the main street in a rural town this hotel is VERY noisy, so don't expect a peaceful stay. Rooms tiny, poorly maintained and cooled by the noisiest air-conditioning units in the world (don't try to control them.....they're ten feet in the air !) Very basic and like most smaller Cuban hotels facilities are poor and badly maintained, but there doesn't appear to be an acceptable alternative locally when you're travelling West to East or vice versa Whatever the holiday company blurb says, don't have high expectations of this place. Be prepared to share the restaurant with plenty of pesky flies.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Sacredcow
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “beware ”
      We had an over night stay here and not very impressed. We did have water which is good but it was like staying in a cupboard. The room had a lot of height but in our twin there was so little space we couldn't actually lay the cased down anywhere. No lift which some struggled with (for bags and the bottom of the stairs was so full of bags at breakfast it was a struggle to get through. It was okay for passing through but would want to be based here.

    • birdsofafeather1
      CJD12
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      “Beautiful public rooms, tiny bedrooms, train noise. ”
      Wonderful colonial architecture so well worth visiting for one night - or even just for a cocktail. Cocktails are inexpensive and good. Central courtyard is used for dining but there aren't enough tables for the guests - we started our dinner standing with plates in our hands. Helpful staff and good food, though. Bedrooms are quaint and would have been OK before bathrooms were carved out of them. Now there is just room for two rather elderly single beds with a small cabinet between them and for one suitcase/bag. If there are two of you, breathe in! Train noise was a nuisance, but the hotel's central position makes it good for exploring Camaguey.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Jari V
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Time warp to history when it comes to building itself ”
      Colonial style hotel in center of Camagüey. Lobby is very nice and promising. There is hot towels and some Cuba Libre offered on arrival, which gives always a nice touch. Unfortunately those room are really small as many have written. It is hard to find room for a bigger luggage. And as rooms are small, the noise of air conditioning is a bit disturbing but fortunately you can set the fan speed lower, which helps a lot. Food is average at a bit cold. If they just could take down some walls to make room bigger this would be a much nicer hotel to stay. Even now the building itself is nice time warp to history. There was quite a lot roadworks ongoing around the hotel but as Camagüey is also having it's 500 year celebration this year, it is understandable.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Kathyadamsclark
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “It's a step back in time ”
      I haven't stayed in a hotel like Hotel Colon in a long time. It's a step back in time. Walk into the lobby off the crowded street and you're back in the 1920's when business people and wealthy travelers from around the world stayed in this hotel. It is historic.

    • birdsofafeather1
      lucem
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Trying hard ”
      As has been said by other reviewers the rooms are small and I would not want to stay more than a night or two but for a single person the rooms are fine. Trying to find space for two suitcases would be a problem. My main criticism of the room was the lack of daylight. Inaccessible heavy curtains covered the high-level windows.The staff were welcoming and friendly and asked guests to complete surveys and pass on ideas for improving the hotel. That would be difficult, given the layout and the size of rooms but the Hotel Colon is a unique experience which I thoroughly enjoyed. Prices for drinks were among the lowest I came across in Cuba.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Wendy119186363
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “1920's hotel based on Cuban colonial house ”
      The hotel is ideally situated in the centre of Camaguey. It has an excellent period bar in the lobby with lots of dark wood and the entrance has a welcoming feel. Cold towels along with a rum and coke were offered on arrival. There is a courtyard in which to sit and dine and this is a pleasant area. Upstairs are the rooms and it has a quaint colonial or British Victorian prison feel about it - see photo below - I liked it and many of our group felt it had a certain charm. The rooms. Now here it detracts from the overall stay, along with the food. The rooms are small - two single beds with a bedside cupboard in between, very little "passing" room en route to bathroom - about 3 steps. As we were not going to be in the room very long the size was not an issue for us. The bathroom is small but it was clean. The shower had good power and the water was very hot. There was some cheap soap to use but I didn't - obvious it was already used and smelt very odd. There was no hairdryer. The safe didn't work . There was a fridge and very efficient air con. Don't take a lot of luggage as there is really no space to store. The ceilings are high. The beds were comfortable and the sheets were clean although the bedspreads were a little worn and tired. Pictures on the wall could do with a good dust - not fresh dust if you know what I mean. We had two nights here - not consecutive. The meal on the first night was not good, lukewarm at best and it was a lacklustre buffet. However, the second dinner was much improved and rather good. (Our tour manager had requested certain food and a vast improvement on the initial night and she obviously had authority as we got what she had wanted (so pleased!). Staff here are friendly and the bar service was good. The price of cocktails may be the cheapest in Cuba at 2 CUCs a cocktail and the mojitos here are rather good! The courtyard area can get noisy so if your room overlooks this area (as ours did) then it may be difficult to sleep. I cannot comment on the value as it was an inclusive tour.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Howellsey
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Has a certain colonial charm ”
      The Colon is a bit of a mixed bag and I wish that I could rate it slightly better. As many people have previously mentioned initial impressions are extremely impressive with a cold towel and free mojito being handed out in the beautiful lobby with stained glass and dark wood. The courtyard bar is a great space for a quiet drink and the bar staff were friendly and helpful. However, even by Cuban standards the rooms were slightly disappointing, tiny and not quite as clean as they should have been. The food was poor and the breakfast one of the most disappointing we had in 2 weeks in Cuba. I probably would stay here again, it wasn't terrible and I had a pleasant evening in the bar but with a little more TLC this could step up to another level.

    • birdsofafeather1
      FalmouthLucy
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Its fine!”
      I think for one night this hotel is fine. Our room was small and we immediately put the bedspreads away as they were dirty. The rest of the room however was fine There was air conditioning and baggage storage. Breakfast was fine. Coffee was grim. The common areas are impressive but unfortunately this can lead into a false sense of security although I would think there were rooms that are better than the one we stayed in particularly those with balconies. There was hot water however which was not always the case in cuba. The hotel is quite central. The bicycle tour is a must .You will be offered one outside the hotel.We loved Camaguey as seemed less touristy with real charm

    • birdsofafeather1
      John R
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “part of old cuba ”
      this hotel is a real experience. Situated on one of the main thoroughfares you enter through quite a small doorway into a magical reception area ,tiny in comparison with a small bar area. You walk along a narrow passageway to find yourself in a delightful courtyard with table and chairs all around and also another bar. Across the way is the small buffet restaurant which is very basic but adequate. Food is acceptable. Rooms are situated on the ground and first floors and from the latter you look down onto the courtyard. The rooms are tiny, in fact they are larger floor to ceiling than wall to wall. They have a shower room and also safes, although ours was broken. We were only there for 1 night and I think that would be enough.it is a place that you must experience.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Jackys014
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “good place for a single night stay ”
      The location of this hotel is excellent and the first impressions are very favourable. The room we had was disappointing. We were expecting a small room so that was OK but the toilet didn't work properly and it was fairly obvious that this was an ongoing problem as when we phoned to say the cistern wasn't refilling after flushing the maintenance man was there within 5 minutes each time. I think it is unacceptable to put guests in rooms when something as basic as that has not been sorted out. Only one electrical socket so had to choose between the air con and the fridge. Other than that the bar in the courtyard is very pleasant for a quiet drink and the breakfast was good. It's an easy stroll to the town from here.

    • birdsofafeather1
      catgshropshire
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “An experience! ”
      Hotel Colon has a great location in Camaguey and for that alone it is worth staying here. As others have said the rooms are small and the air conditioning noisy, so not for a week long stay, but for one or two nights its adequate. The bathroom door did not close, but of the 8 places we stayed in Cuba we had only one fully functional bathroom door. It's not great, but you will share your (not bad) experience of this hotel for years to come. The visit to Cameguey was topped by our best meal in Cuba in the '1800' ...... Go there!

    • birdsofafeather1
      RoyE
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Okay for the one night ”
      Stayed in Rm 214, one of the rooms off of the hotel's courtyard. Room was small with two single beds, en-suite, TV and air conditioning. No space to unpack our cases but as we were only staying one night this was not too much of an inconvenience. Although small it had an very high ceiling. The window overlooked the walkway around the atrium so if the shutters were open other guests could look in, though not many guests passed due to our room location. Buffet style evening meal and breakfast, food was okay although some of our group found the choice limiting. On the ground floor of the courtyard was a sitting area with the bar alongside. Noise did travel up to our room but did not disturb us as much as the cockrel did at three in the morning, (nothing to do with the hotel though). No lifts were at this hotel so porters carried our cases to the relevant rooms, very helpful. As a one night stay this hotel was okay but I would think twice about a long stay.

    • birdsofafeather1
      IreneUtrecht
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Good location, but quality could be better ”
      We stayed at this hotel for 1 night during our road trip in Cuba. We chose this hotel because of the location. It is a little difficult to find as the streets are quite narrow and crooked, but it is actually fun to drive through and see the town. The hotel is very centrally located, but in a quite busy street. Other reviewers have said that they heard the noise from the street, but we found it to be quiet and did not hear noise. The rooms are small and have high ceilings. The rooms smell strongly of some kind of strong soap/toilet cleaner. The rooms are relatively clean. We only had breakfast at the hotel which was fine and we sat in the beautiful place in the center of the hotel.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Craigger_9
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “simple accommodation but good ambiance and location ”
      This is a little oasis in the centre of this busy noisy city - close to almost everything - 2 blocks to the pedestrian precinct. On the first floor is a nice patio to enjoy drinks. they are in the process of adding a kitchen to adjoin the patio - I'd stay there again. Food good in the restaurant on the ground floor. No elevator, but the stairs are not steep. Rooms are sparse and comfortable and plenty of hot water - hotel has solar heating for water.

    • birdsofafeather1
      DDootsie
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Lovely old building, but small noisy rooms ”
      Lovely old colonial building in the centre of Camaguey, within walking or short bici-taxi ride of the downtown sites. Rooms are small with no natural light, and the noise from the lobby area echoes through the open courtyard style design and into the rooms. When I visited, the restaurant and patio area were closed for refurbishment, so meals were taken in the lobby area, which made it feel cramped and added to the noise. Make sure you explore this fascinating town.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Sandra K
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Cuban charm without too much comfort ”
      Interesting period character hotel, good for a one night stopover, built in period style, bedrooms very small and basic but adequate for one night. Lovely outdoor terrace and courtyard. Feels like authentic Cuba. Food very simple but just about adequate. Good location in town centre and near railway station.

    • birdsofafeather1
      DerbyshireScotty
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Taste of real Cuba ”
      Stayed one night as part of a tour, was nice to stay in a hotel with character. Rooms were small, my husband is 6ft 2ins and had difficulty in the single rickety bed. No room to move around when suitcases were in room but were only sleeping one night. Be aware of the noise of the trains that seem to be running all night and the roosters crowing even before daylight. Remember this is real Cuba so enjoy the feel of the beautiful building and it's position. Food was typical Cuban and crockery does seem to be in short supply.

    • birdsofafeather1
      nudgermanchester
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Quaint and historic, do not have high expectations”
      Stayed 1 night as part of a 14 day tour (UK based - 38 persons). Keywords seem to be quaint, historic, central, the real Cuba, good staff - to which could be added noisy, claustrophobic rooms, indifferent food quality. The central courtyard and bar area is very pleasant. The ambiance created by the building, tiling, woodwork and rather faded decoration is comfortable. The 3.00am onwards shunting at the nearby railway yard was a really negative aspect of our stay. We enjoy the place for what it was and is.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Cloggy089
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Attractive foyer, cramped rooms around the courtyard. ”
      we were lodged here as part of our 15 day grand tour of Cuba so that there might well be better twin bedded rooms if one books directly. The meals were ok, the beds, as everywhere on our tour -good but the room was very cramped especially with our two rather large bags. Being in the middle of the town we found it ideal for exploring.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Steinargy
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Traditional and special hotel in the middle of town ”
      We stayed there for two nights, and it was ok. The room was small, but the beds were good and the bathroom renovated. Helpful staff.

    • birdsofafeather1
      veracruzz
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Average Average

      “Great Colonial Courtyard Bar at this hotel ”
      Very few hotel choices in the city of Camaguey, but hotel Colon is a good place to stay.This is an old spanish colonial style building with a courtyard in the middle and rooms above on four sides. The bar is one of the oldest in Cuba and Jose the bartender takes pride in making a slow traditional mojito. The rooms are clean; airconditioned and with CNN and Espn on tv.Not much of a restaurant;internet access half a block away. Staff are friendly and helpful.

    • birdsofafeather1
      areanynamesleft
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Definitely Not your Standard Hotel. Great Location”
      Hotels in Cuba vary a great deal and in many ways cannot be judged in the same terms as hotels in more developed tourist areas. Many are government run and are as inefficient and bureaucratic as you would expect. Personally I prefer that to soulless international chains. We stayed at Colon just one night. The hotel has been recently restored and is a lovely colonial style building, with a fabulous lobby and reception, where we were greeted with a drink and a refreshing towel. Meals are in a lovely internal corridor. The food itself is limited and fairly mediocre, but is far better and in greater quantities than that enjoyed by most Cubans. (Incidentally, our Guide witnessed a fracas outside the hotel late at night and blood was washed off the pavement in the early hours. Having said that we never felt threatened or saw anything worrying) The rooms themselves are a little like the cells of austere monks. They are small and made smaller by the addition of an en suite. Ceilings are VERY high, with tall doors and no windows to speak of. The air conditioning (OK, I know monks don't have a/c) is old and VERY noisy but effective. In our room you could chose to have either the a/c or the fridge on. The bed was OK. Every hotel room we stayed in on the island had a big flat screen with several international channels, which was a bit strange. Of course, you are not here to watch TV but explore the fascinating city. The hotel is in a great location to do this. Much of the centre, including the street outside the hotel, is being restored and amid the shops with window displays of plastic buckets and shirts, several up market shops and galleries are appearing - presumably indicating increasing foreign visitors. It's a ten minute walk to a number of restored squares and the city seems to be relatively prosperous, although there are still many dilapidated buildings. Its a hotel and city well worth visiting. Cuba is wonderful and I suggest going now before it is changed too much

    • birdsofafeather1
      Russell S
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Charming Colonial Hotel; compact rooms ”
      I stayed at this hotel whilst touring Cuba with friends. The hotel is in a superb location in the centre of Camaguay and a good base for sightseeing in the town. The decor in the bars, reception and other public areas is superb and full of classic colonial charm. The rooms I and my friends were in were tiny and felt a little like a prison cell but they were clean and air conditioned. For a hotel in a country which has been under US embargo for so long I think you need to adjust your expectations accordingly as it is not to the standard of many western hotels but nonetheless a very good hotel for Cuba. I wold happily stay here again.

    • birdsofafeather1
      normanwisdom2010
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Old Cuban Charm ”
      If you are looking for an old Colonial hotel look no further. The hotel is full of old world charm ,verandas on each floor looking down into a delightful central courtyard ,cane rocking chairs outside each room wonderful place to rock to and fro in the evening whilst listening to local musicians playing in the courtyard below. The rooms were small but charming aircon noisy but a minor detail. The food selection was limited but wholesome. Part of the courtyard was also used when the small dining room became full. Two bars one in the foyer and a small one in the courtyard. Well worth a stop over.

    • birdsofafeather1
      friendshipSolihull
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Very Cuban ”
      This was a fascinating hotel and one if you are travelling around Cuba you must stay at. Its old the rooms are small but you will never stay in a more Cuban Hotel. Food selection was very limited, what we had was good. The courtyard for an after dinner drink was lovely. A lovely old character hotel

    • birdsofafeather1
      Rik-1986
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Good choice in Camaguey ”
      We spent 2 nights in this hotel. We were lucky to have been given a corner room on the backside of the first floor. This room was not as small as the others (for which we were prepared after reading the Tripadvisor comments). Besides, the hotel is clean, service is good. Breakfast was rather poor, compared to those served in casas particulares. This hotel made a better impression on us than the Gran Hotel, in which we had lunch.

    • birdsofafeather1
      dolly98
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “real colonial hotel ”
      This was a delightful hotel,the only drawback being the very small room,like one of the other reviewers we had problem with the flushing system of the toilet,which we discovered was held together by string, the handyman just tied it up again,problem solved. The eating and drinking areas were very nice,and open. Although only there for one night it was probably the nicest hotel on the whole tour.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Honisoiquimalypense
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Neat "local" Botique hotel - in the middle of the City,.”
      I'm glad we stayed here - it was a local hotel with all of the "old Cuba" charm that the big hotels miss. The hotel is "Colonial" with an amazing old fashioned "wooden" reception/bar area. On arrival we got cold towels and a mojito!! Rooms are for the most part located around a central open courtyard and from the first floor you look down onto the bar area/restaurant area. You also then look up at the sky!! We had room 212 which was absolutely tiny - any smaller and you'd have to sleep standing up. The beds pretty much filled up the room - it had an A/c that was located round a corner but was effective enough. Furniture was dated. There was also a mini fridge - but we could not get it working. Windows were very small and as a result the room was "dark". Regardless it was fun and the beds were comfy enough. There were no tea/coffee facilities. Toilet/shower was also very small - water was warm but with little pressure. As the room was just above the bar/restaurant and you could hear a bit of noise from it. We had rocking chairs just outside the room on the on the verandah and it was a great place to "chill". Dinner and breakfast were buffet style with limited choice - they were not that great, however. I was not bothered by noise as I always use ear plugs - but the cockerels did wake me up at 4.00 am!! The bar was very efficient and I found all of the staff to be friendly/helpful. We did not do any of the "bicycle" tours but just walked out the hotel, turned right and went up the street to the first corner and went into the local bar on the opposite corner. Beer was 1CUC!! All in all a quaint, botique hotel with lots of character and a pleasant change from the large hotels we stayed in. We stayed a night - any more could be a problem as you can't lay much of you clothes out.

    • birdsofafeather1
      Sue S
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Travel Back in Time ”
      We stayed just one night at this hotel. It is amazing, situated in the centre of the town, right on the street.Step across the threhold and you enter a time warp. We were greeted with cool refreshing face towels and a welcome cocktail. The service was excellent The rooms are built around an open courtyard where you can relax, have a cocktail or just eat. Very relaxing...a real haven . There was a good selection of food at both buffet breakfast and dinner. It was lovely taking your meals in the courtyard. The rooms are very high but very small...almost cell like but ideal for a night. They have everything you need and it all wotrked !!They overlook the courtyard and this adds to the attraction. It was great to have visited this hotel and seen just how quaint it was.

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      rdv
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Good for short stay ”
      This is a very atmospheric old hotel with lovely public areas. Amongst our group the rooms soon became known as 'cells', yes they are tiny. We must have been lucky because our air-con was modern & quiet, bathroom & shower were fine too. The only noise we heard was from the trains that run nearby, the drivers seemed to love using the horns but ear plugs took care of that. Good location in large and very 'Cuban' town.

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      chrissie1234
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Beautiful courtyard”
      A real colonial style with a beautiful courtyard and good bar service. I was so glad I wasn't sharing a room, they were so tiny, but clean. However the rest of the hotel certainly made up for this. Good location too. Ample for breakfast.

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      Schdero
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “2* but better than most 4* we stayed at in Cuba ”
      The hotel is in a beautiful colonial building with a nice backyard. The rockingchairs around the backyard, which are happily used by many guests, create a funny cuban-colonial atmosphere which is really nice. The staff is exeptionaly friendly and the rooms VERY small but one of the cleanest we have encountered in three weeks cuba (cleaner thant the 4* crappy Trinidad del Mar?). The biggest downside is the AC, which is so loud that we could hardly sleep, without AC however, it is too hot to sleep. So basically you can decide: Sweating or no sleeping. But after all, more we could ever hope to get for 2*.

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      IamNigelW
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Real old world Cuba ”
      What are other reviewers expecting? This is a one star hotel in the back streets of a small town in Cuba. Yes the rooms are tiny and you probably wouldn't want a week there, but the whole place exudes old world charm. Colourful tiling, stained glass windows, real wood and mirrors in the lobby/dining area and a charming shaded courtyard with bar at the back. The food was fine too for this standard of hotel. Handy location for walking round the town and an interesting crumbling railway station just up the road with loads of photo opportunities. Don't be put off by other reviews, give it a go, you might just be charmed too.

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      Dave H
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Very good Very good

      “Quirky hotel giving the real taste of Cuba ”
      We stayed here for 1 night while touring and we really liked the place. It has the feel of an old style mansion with a lovely courtyard and superb woodwork around the bars and reception. The rooms are tiny but were clean and after all they are only for sleeping in.The hotel is centrally located and is ok for 1 or 2 nights. Any longer and the very small rooms could become an issue. The food was ok although the choice was a little limited. The dining room was being refurbished so the reception area was being used which meant that they could only cope with one tour group at a time. The French group following us had to hang around until we moved out before they could find seats for dinner. A bit noisy overnight with railway trains and roosters vying with each other noisewise. The service on arrival and in the restaurant was fine.

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      lobissimo
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Excellent Excellent

      “Very Elegant and Historic ”
      I stayed in the Hotel Colon three times over the last couple of years and it has always been delightful. It feels like you have traveled back in time staying there. They have a wonderful courtyard colonial style which offers shade in daytime. One can enjoy expertly mixed drinks from the bar and quite good meals from the restaurant. And all this at very reasonable prices. And they seem to remember you too and their happiness to see you again seems genuine. My friend the bar tender at the coutyard bar (they also have one in the lobby) last time remembered me instantly and without asking prepared my favourite Daiquiri . Excellent customer service- the only little negative are the extremely small rooms. They do have two honeymoon suites which are bigger and one just has to ask for them, if they are available. Not a big deal, since I never spend much time other than for sleeping in the room. The hotel is located right on the busy Avenida Republica and most interesting places, like the cathedral, Plaza de los Trabajadores, the pedestrian zone and the Galeria Colonial with my beloved cigar shop, Restaurante Don Ronquilo and the nighly shows.

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      Abel
      Review about Colon Hotel
      Poor Poor

      Not good
      On one of Camagüey's colonial-style main streets within its historic center stands this refined facility built in 1926. Its bar boasts magnificent hand-worked precious timber and meticulous decorative design in general. From the hotel, you have easy access to sites of tourist interest such as the Callejón Funda del Catre (Funda del Catre Alley), Cuba's narrowest street, the Puerto Príncipe General Cemetary (founded in 1814), squares and ancient churches.