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The Columbia

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95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS England See on map
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Wheelchair Access
2.5 Star accommodation
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The Columbia Hotel is an independent, family-run budget hotel in Lancaster Gate, London. We aim to provide guests with modern day comforts whilst ensuring that the character, elegance and charm of the ...More original Victorian property is retained. The Columbia Hotel is in an ideal location for visitors looking to explore London. The hotel overlooks Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens providing guests with instant access to two of London's greatest open spaces. Situated less than one mile from Marble Arch, there is quick and easy access by several bus routes and underground stations to city business centres, theatres, shopping and tourist attractions. Paddington Railway Station with the Heathrow Express train service is a short walk away. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$132 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Columbia Hotel London
Columbia Hotel London
Columbia London
The Columbia London
United Kingdom > England > London
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Room & Suite (263)
Dining (47)
Amenities (31)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hotel borders on Hyde Park and within walking distance of three or four local pubs. Breakfast included in the price is fairly basic with toast, buns, croissants, sliced meat, boiled eggs, cereals, coffee, tea and fruit juices. You do have the option of ordering your...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely hotel, so near to central London but at an acceptable price, exceptionally clean, good selection for continental breakfast, all reception rooms are beautifully decorated with very good furniture for an early evening drink or when having breakfast. Our room was good...More

Thank Yeadoners
Response from Aurelia K, Guest Relations at The ColumbiaResponded 5 days ago

Dear Yeadoners, We would like to thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. We appreciate the recommendation and do hope to welcome you back to the Columbia Hotel in the near future. Best wishes, Aurelia Kuhn Guest Relations

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely staff in lovely location very clean. It is a bit dated (avocado bathroom suite) and no frills but a very pleasant comfortable stay overall. I noted the staff were particularly helpful to guests with children at breakfast. God knows how they brew the breakfast...More

Thank cathie68
Response from Aurelia K, Guest relations at The ColumbiaResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cathie68, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your kind review. As a fourth generation, independent family run hotel, we are always delighted to welcome families of all shapes and sizes and are pleased to hear this came across well to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

6 days overnight. Old building, old everything. The price for London is regarding its quality, right. We need the hotel only for staying. Breakfast is sober continental but okay. Rooms are small but okay. The roomfloor is of wood and sound a lot while walking....More

Thank walter h
Response from Aurelia K, Guest relations at The ColumbiaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Walter H, We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback and share your experience, it’s disappointing to hear that you were unhappy with our housekeeping team during your stay. We offer daily housekeeping in all bedrooms, where the team will clean...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location but hotel very tired looking. Needs to come in line with a touch of deco other than that it certainly is just 3* tired looking hotel. Staff are OK not very impressed with receptionist we were met with didn't seem to care about...More

Thank Nindy D
Response from Aurelia K, Guest relations at The ColumbiaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nindy D, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are sorry to hear about your experience with our receptionist. I can assure you that we very much care for our guests at the Columbia and always do what we...More

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26 July 2017|
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Response from Carol L | Reviewed this property |
No the Columbia hotel does not have a swimming pool.the only hotel in this area that i know of that does is the Henry viii in Leinster Gardens,which is just around the corner to the Columbia. Hope this helps
26 July 2017|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
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11 July 2017|
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Response from WARNINGSHOTBILL | Reviewed this property |
As a guest at this hotel during the heat wave in June only the common areas had air conditioning. Fans were offered to guests on a first come first served basis. Our room on 3 was stifling.
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"Elevators are slow so stay on the lower floors if you have mobility problems."
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