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The Columbia

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS, England (Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate )
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Ranked #536 of 1,069 hotels in London
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Nuneaton, England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As other reviews, we found this hotel a little tired looking and a bit dated. Our room was clean with no frills (utility style 1950’s furniture, very basic toilet suite, bath etc). Very noisy & creaky room (bed/floorboards). Continental breakfast was similarly basic. Cooked English for additional cost was acceptable. Free wi-fi in lounge area requires daily userid & password... More

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Sandvika, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was meet by an excellent staff in the reception and on the rest of the hotel. We got one room that was tiny and tiny bathroom, but clean. The other room was big and a good bathroom. Great location, right at the front of the Hyde park. Short walk to the metro station. It was continental breakfast, but you... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at this hotel were very friendly, and very helpful. We enjoyed our stay. The only negative was that the floorboards in our room were very creaky - which might disturb some people. ... it became a game with us - seeing whether we could move across the room without making a sound ;)

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location, right at the front of the hyde park. Short walk to the metro station. Wifi works only in lobby, breakfast was very poor, it included 1 cup of Tea or coffee and toasted bread with jam and corn flakes.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Columbia is a charming hotel, situated across Hyde Park, on walking distance from Lancaster Gate Underground Station. Bed- and bathrooms are old-fashioned but very clean and well kept. Friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have just returned from a four-night stay at the Columbia, and were really impressed. We've stayed in a few other budget hotels in this part of London over the years, but this is one of the best, and certainly the most attractive. The building itself and the public areas are beautiful, spacious and well maintained. Our twin room, 403,... More

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Malaga, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Even though the decor of the hotel has seen better days, the hotel and rooms were spotless and somehow the somewhat shabbiness added charm to the hotel. The room was huge by london standards which made it extremely comfortable. The heating in the room was just right, I often find that the central heating in London rooms too hot. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at The Columbia Hotel for three nights for a busy long weekend in London visiting family and sight seeing etc. We paid £50 a night which we think is very good value for money. Positives: -friendly staff -free wifi in communal areas -spacious room / bathroom for London (3rd floor) -clean room -powerful hot shower :) -breakfast room... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

We went to London ft a few days and stayed in the dolphin hotel. The rooms were super warm which was nice since the usually british weather is cold. The first room we were in there was many things missing like the towel rack and some sockets were lose. But we told the receptionist and they moved us to a... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Six years after my first stay at this hotel, I still think it's one of the best choices among London hotels, especially in terms of price and location. I will definitely come back to this hotel. I recommend you to give it a try as well.

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Also Known As:
The Columbia Hotel
The Columbia Hotel London
Columbia Hotel London
Columbia London
The Columbia London, England
Address: 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Hotel Style:
Ranked #536 of 1,069 hotels in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Columbia 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel overlooks Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens; minutes from Queensway restaurants & shops; easy access to public transportation. ... more   less 
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