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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 #543 of 1,073 hotels in London
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
ac-hynds Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Situated on the Bayswater Road at the Lancaster Gate entrance to Hyde Park, the Columbia is a large family run hotel about 5 minutes drive from London's world famous Oxford Street, and London's theatre land. The Columbia is reasonably priced and is suitable for all the sights of London, located close to two underground stations. I've stayed at this hotel... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for two weeks during July 2014. The hotel is not a good value in terms of amenities, when compared to other nearby hotels. The free continental breakfast was not worth it. The room was outdated, shabby and dirty, as well as airless on hot days. The only nice thing I can say about this hotel is that the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location is great - Close to several stations, opposite Hyde Park with plenty of eating places close by so don't have to walk to far after a busy day in London. Reception rooms are lovely and staff very friendly. Rooms are a bit dated (as are many in London) but they are clean with all amenities, only trouble was... More

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Newark, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

See above. OK, it's far from perfect, the rooms are dated, BUT they are clean, the linens are clean, the bathroom etc. is clean. We were in 320, a good size room for two, the extremely creaky floor was a laugh, but possibly annoyed the adjoining rooms. Things like this can be sorted fairly easily. As said, a good location,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will start with the positive: The hotel is in a great location. As other reviewers have stated, it has easy access to the underground via the Lancaster Gate station. It's also convenient to Paddington Station if you come in via the Heathrow Express. The staff was polite and helpful. Breakfast was good. The beds were comfortable and the linens... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much to all the staff for the wonderful hospitality that was given to my husband & I while spending some 27 days with you just recently! Could not wish for better service & in particular the Restaurant staff at Breakfast time,it was very much appreciated! We felt very much at home here!!The Hotel is not modern &... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have stayed there twice in the last 13 months--both for a week at a time. It has become our "go to" hotel in London. The location, as mentioned by others, couldn't be better. The staff is wonderful--very helpful and friendly. Yes, it is dated, but it is comfy and the rooms are a good size and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visiting to London. And locastion was great. The tube is ,on foot, 5minutes away "Lancaster gate". and in front of hotel. there is an entrance of hyde park..My best thing is this.^^ and Hotel style is antique so very wonderful. Price wasvery good included breakfast. Well but inside, you need renovation. haha floor is very noisy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with a friend for five days, and before arriving was a bit nervous because of the reviews on here. After staying here though, I have nothing but positive things to say. Yes, the rooms are a bit dated and could maybe use a makeover. But they were also comfortable and clean, and I'd rather have those two... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Acceptable hotel with a nice location near Hyde Park and the Metro. The rooms were small but clean and functional. The breakfast is not worth spending time on. A plus is free Wi-Fi just, they don't advertise for it, but just ask for a code in the reception.

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Address: 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Bayswater / Notting Hill / Lancaster Gate 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Columbia 2*
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Hotel overlooks Hyde Park & Kensington Gardens; minutes from Queensway restaurants & shops; easy access to public transportation. ... more   less 
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