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Market Harborough
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked to stay here as I was doing a course that was being held at the hotel, so it was purely for convenience. We knew it was only a 2-star hotel so we weren't expecting great things. Our room was ok, the double bed pushed up against the wall so you could only get in from one side. The... More 

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Helmond, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I a very pleased with this hotel! Ok there are some points that need work like better wifi and hopefully in the entire hotel... And the bed I got the sleep in was a bid short for a tall guy like me... a bid bigger bed would be a improvement as well as a shower head that is up a... More 

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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at the Columbia 4 or 5 times now when we are in London. The location is great and right across from Kensington Gardens and a short walk to Hyde Park. A couple of blocks each way to a tube station. The columbia used to be an Officers Quarters in WWll. The rooms have been... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have stayed at the Columbia many times. £110 for a hotel overlooking Hyde park is excellent value. Yes the rooms are so old fashioned it hurts your eyes and the bathrooms are stuck in a time warp but the rooms are always clean. Free parking is an added bonus. Room 103 is big lots of light from a huge bay... More 

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Lake Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has not been renovated, which adds to the feeling and age of the building. This hotel is much better than many expensive hotels we've stayed at. It's clean, has friendly staff, and is well-kept for the age. They have plenty of food options at breakfast, and has a very nice free wi-fi sitting area down in the lobby.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location and at a great price for traveling on a budget. It isn't fancy, no air conditioning during the muggy London summer was a bummer - but really spent most of the time out sightseeing. While the decor could use an update, the room still felt clean. would recommend for someone traveling on a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

My 12 and 14-year-old and I stayed in a triple room which really served the purpose since we all had our own bed. Make no mistake, this place is totally dated. But for the price and location, totally worth it. The major downside was there was no Wi-Fi available in the room. Breakfast was lovely every morning. If I have... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights whilst attending an event at Hyde Park. The location was great just a short walk from Lancaster Gate tube station. Also if you walk in the other direction is Queensway tube station and there are lots of shops and takeaways there. Room was nice and could see the gardens from the window. Yes a bit... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

I've stayed at this hotel on many occasions, most recently on 15th July. The staff are always amazingly helpful, and even know me now when I check in! The hotel is always welcoming, and the rooms are clean and comfortable, some with a view over Kensington Gardens. The facilities are good, and they offer a wide variety of goodies for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

First, I stayed at this hotel many times in the 1980's. This being my first trip back since then, I wanted to stay here for nostalgic reasons but it also fulfilled several other important factors - a room with 3 beds was needed, a central London location, full English breakfast, and a great price. The Columbia fulfilled our needs on... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $107 - $180 (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 London
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