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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Champaign
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed in various London hotels over the years and have found the Columbia to be the best value and the best situated of the lot. Providing a feeling of home, members of staff are to a person exceptionally friendly and helpful. Each request for assistance or information was responded to promptly and efficiently. Although name tags would be helpful... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel. Our room on the second floor was clean and the bed extremely comfortable. The room had all the usual tea and coffee facilities and plenty of storage space. Although the room was on the front of the hotel, therefore facing the Bayswater road, it was... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We realize London hotel rooms are expensive and this is a "budget" hotel, but there have to be better options than this. I can't say we even got what we paid for. My wife and I ordered a double room (i.e. we wanted a double bed not two single beds). What we got was a closet sized room in which... More

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The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a basic hotel which looks impressive from the outside. We stayed on the 4th floor. The downside of that was that there wasn't much (or any) hot water. Taking a shower was therefore somewhat of a challenge. The plus side of the hotel is the location. It's next to the Hyde Park. For us this was the reason why... More

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought this hotel was very good value. Bedroom was a bit dated but the hotel worked! Underground only a 5 minute walk away.. So much of London is so easily accessible from here. Across the road is the spectacular Italian Fountains in Hyde Park. Breakfast very good although coffee not to our taste! Would use this hotel again to... More

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Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Other travelers have mentioned that this hotel is old and outdated. It is in the process of being refurbished. And the location is great. You can walk from Paddington Station. The area is safe although noisy (Bayswater Road is always busy). The staff is very helpful. I agree with the woman who said that you should overlook the outdated decor... More

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Arizona
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in Lancaster Gate and Bayswater, across from Hyde Park. Convenient for walking or the tube. Rooms on Bayswater are noisy but have a view of the park. Take earplugs! Breakfast included, either continental or full depending on the quote you are given. I've stayed here twice and would stay there again. Rooms are clean. Some are very spacious, some... More

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from another little jaunt to London, again staying at this great hotel. warm, welcoming friendly and clean. good location too. easy to walk to Oxford St. get the Tube or a bus. Our thanks to Alison the Manager and Lisa on reception for making the stop worth while .see you in a few months guys.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you don't mind creaking floors both underfoot and overhead, slamming doors because of the lack of closers, Avocado bathroom suites, Lino held to the floor with nails, 40mm of sealant all round the bath and a general tiredness of the property then this is the place for you. The whole place needs a thorough refurbishment programme although I have... More

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Eagle, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just returned from my second stay at The Columbia. The location is hard to beat-- close to the Lancaster Gate tube station and just minutes from Paddington station! As a solo female traveler, I feel safe and comfortable at this hotel.The staff is always friendly and helpful. Overlook the dated décor & the occasion stain on the furniture and... More

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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*
Number of rooms: 102
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