We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Columbia

95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS, England
Hotel amenities
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
The Columbia
Management photos View all
Browse nearby
The Columbia
Review This Hotel

511 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    60
    230
    156
    40
    25
See reviews for
115
159
35
47
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (69)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (511)
  • Mar-May only
    (117)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (137)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (112)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (145)
All months
Runcorn, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

at the sound of being repetitive . this is our 23rd time staying here for 1 or 2 nights on our London trips.. Old but charming. spotlessly clean. good food. decent bar and peaceful enough but local for central London and its sights... Funny how we see the same staff year in year out..it says a lot to me......would we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent 2 nights at this hotel. The rooms are a little tired but spotless. The continental breakfast is simple but the staff are so friendly and helpful. We had a top floor room overlooking the park. absolutely beautiful. The lift is a bit old but works fine just a bit slow. All in all a very pleasant stay with no... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

last year booked direct - great 1st floor room - this time through comparison site - attic room, 4th floor with only one lift !!!! tiny high window, heating not working - but staff do try! but I will think twice before ever returning

Review collected in partnership with Galahotels.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel through Trivago and got a very good price. However, the hotel is very old and in need of many repairs. It is in a wonderful location across from Hyde Park and close to the Tube. Hot water took forever to reach the shower (anytime of the day), and the continental breakfast was lame. I emailed the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The location is great, close to Queensway where there are lots of shops and restaurants and there are tube stops very close. That was very convienent and nice but the hotel itself was not a great experience. The beds were like boards, no padding at all. Our group could feel the springs on every mattress. The service was alright but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I came to London for a once in a lifetime trip with my three adult daughters from Canada and were very excited to stay in a hotel that was older than our country. The two rooms we got were very different. One was fresh smelling with tall ceilings and looked onto the street, lovely. The other was like a cave,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Richardson, Texas
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I loved my Aunt Ivory. She was a beautiful woman with white hair that always wore frumpy, flowery plain dresses. While the Columbia Hotel could use some freshening and some spot cleaning, to do so would change her personality and, of course, the rooms prices would skyrocket! This hotel is a bargain, as I have stayed in somewhat worse hotels... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Funchal, Portugal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed at the Columbia in June 2014 for five days, our first time ever in London. I was attending a seminar there, and we found the hotel to be in a great location. Right across the road is a beautiful park, and just a short walk down the main road is Queensway with lots of shops, and there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed at The Columbia for 6 nights in December, 2014. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, found the staff extremely helpful and full of information. The location was perfect for our stay, quite central with easy access to public transport. The continental breakfast was more than adequate and provided us with a sound start to each day. It was lovely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Although dated ..and the rooms are not in the least stylish or modern ...this hotel is in a great location..10 mins from oxford street & opposite Hyde Park which more than makes up for the décor Staff are very helpful & friendly My room was both clean & quiet The cleaning staff do an excellent job throughout the hotel If... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

224 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (224)
Viewed
Room/suite (55)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (50)
Viewed
Bathroom (33)
Viewed
View from room (5)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (2)
Viewed
Other (71)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question