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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is spotless. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept in. The location is great, right on the edge of Hyde park, close to Queensway tube even though the nearest (Lancaster gate) was closed and in a nice area, felt safe (for London). The rooms were dated in decor but not lacking in facilities,...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Colombia hotel for four nights. The Columbia Hotel is on Bayswater Rd Lancaster Gate. Is easy to get to. Buses stop right outside. The Westfield Shopping centre is 5 mins down the road. The Columbia is a large building right across from Hyde Park. And between two underground stations. Lancaster Gate and Queens way. All things...

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Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for four days and found the majority of the staff to be friendly. Front office always attentive but restaurant staff could do with a smile lesson. One porridge in four was actually hot with the remainder luke warm and the english breakfast, served on a small plate, are to give the illusion of a substantial breakfast. One...

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Tralee, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned after a long weekend in London staying at the Columbia Hotel with my wife. Firstly be warned this hotel is minutes from Lancaster Gate Tube station which closed two days before we got there and will remain closed until July 2017. Queensway Tube station is the nearest now about 5 minutes walk. The Hotel can be hard enough...

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw a lot of people complaining about the breakfast and the rooms ( that it llooks "old") However I really enjoyed the overal building! I really liked the style and the atmosphere, the same for the room we had! Really nice, really British, isn't that where you come for? The breakfast was alright for me, there was cheese, that's...

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Manager and staff were lovely. The first room we had was awful, we stuck it out as we were only going to sleep in it.It was clean and tidy no view out of the window. Brick wall and a huge air vent of some sort that was noisy. In the early hours we were woken up by people talking...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed with two other friends in a triple room. Although the room was big, everything was very old and reminded me of my grandma's house. The walls are very thin as well. Breakfast was minimal, small portions and they lost our order on the second morning causing a long delay. The location is good, close to a tube station and...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here the first time in 1961 when it was Leased to the US Military for an R & R facility. The Location is hard to beat for transportation And directly across the street from HydePark. The rooms are big - No AC - but clean and The Breakfast adequate. You can easily pay Twice the price within a few...

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've used this hotel before because its location suits us. We can park our car (which we always look for) and its close to the tube station to get around London. The hotel is faded grandeur but it did seem this time that they were spending some money on tidying it up. The staff are always helpful. Indeed, we'd been...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This hotel is in a large old building which was originally at least 2 properties and therefore has numerous stairs and corridors. There is a lift but it was extremely slow to operate. The public areas are a little dated but clean and well maintained, again the room was clean but dated although the bed was very comfortable. The shower...

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Hotel overlooks Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens; minutes from Queensway restaurants & shops; easy access to public transportation. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Columbia

Address: 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: €83 - €166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Columbia 2.5*
Number of rooms: 102
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“Park views at the front are nice, but the pay off is road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles rba34234, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if the room is noisy complain”
 of 5 bubbles vikki917, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ensure you have a window that opens”
 of 5 bubbles moowun, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask not to be put beside groups who tend to be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles getawaybreaker, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request the Lancaster Gate side (ie north), which is quiet. The Bayswater Road side (south) would be noisier with all the traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles HilaryElizabeth, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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