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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a family holiday. Rooms have no air conditioning . Bathroom in original 1970 condition. Beds were bad. The lift broke down when we stayed there and it wasn't repaired even after 3 days. Only saving grace is its location next to Hyde park and close to the tube and Princess Di playground .

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel could be really good. The location is great, 5 to 10 minutes easy walk from Paddington Station, a couple from Lancaster Gate underground station a bus stop outside and being opposite Hyde Park is a real bonus as the park is a delight to explore. The surrounding area is pleasant and safe as well. My room was large... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here 3 weeks ago with my 2 Teenage boys in a triple room. The location is perfect-close to tube stations, restaurants, buses, Hyde Park but the hotel is quite run down and very basic. It was quite warm whilst we were there and there is no aircon in the rooms so our window had to stay open permanently.... More 

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Everett, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our fourth stay here, and would return again. Sadly the week we were there in September 2016 the daily high temperature was +/- 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the hotel has no A/C and the "fire doors" prevent cross ventilation. They did supply fans on request. Despite the number of negative ratings on this sight, it is still a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a clean and comfortable hotel, with very good basic facilities, in a safe and central location, with easy access to the beautiful peace of north Hyde Park, and really easy access to public transport (buses and tube) - AND you want all this at a sensible price, then look no further. The Columbia has all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the third time we have stayed at this hotel and never been disappointed. big rooms big bathrooms all staff very polite. and professional. next time we stay in London it will be this hotel. great find.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This place is cheap but it is a real experience. It's in a great location, close to tube and Hyde park and also Paddington. It's the hottest hotel in Britain as they always have the heating up full. It's got so much character you could be in the 70s. The bathrooms are so oldschool and the water will go from... More 

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Hessle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

All amenities provided at a reasonable level, apart from a miniscule bathroom in Room 220 where the door had to be shut in order to access the essentials. Full English breakfast recommended, both from price & quality standpoints.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

I had stayed at the Columbia Hotel previously about 12 years ago and thought it was OK then, so decided to give it another try on a one day trip to London recently. It still is a decent lower-mid range hotel. The pros and cons of the hotel, in my opinion, are: PROS: 1. Location: The location of the hotel... More 

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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
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: $96 - $174 (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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Columbia Hotel London
Columbia London
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