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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank V6637JWkarene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank Dr L
Hessle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Wodzaz
Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Good value for money in the centre of London, convenient location, pleasant surrounding area. Very dated interior, avacado bathroom suite etc, but appeared far from tatty. Very clean and lovely friendly staff. Only negative, continental breakfast just cereal and toast!

Thank NurseQuirk
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good price compared to chain hotels in London. In a very good location, nice area, really close to Lancaster Gate tube station and Hyde Park. Quite oldy worldy and the rooms aren't modern but have everything you need. We used the room as a base and it served well! The breakfast was okay but not huge!

Thank emsykes
Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was okay however not brilliant for the price. The hotel was like stepping back into 1970 and not in a great way. The room was far too hot and stuffy, the floor felt like it was going to fall through and our view was awful. The breakfast for nearly £10 was barely worth £3 and there was nothing... More 

Thank LindaMaylor
Rendlesham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel was quite old fashioned and a little tired....Avocado bathroom! However it was very clean and tidy. The restaurant was good, nice breakfast and plenty of servers. Staff were all polite and friendly. No air-con, so had very uncomfortable night after a 33 degree day!

Thank Vivienne S
Market Harborough
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

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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1 Thank 712tracyd
Helmond, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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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  • 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: $108 - $191 (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
The Columbia London, England
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