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Reviewed 8 June 2008

The hotel is well situated near Hyde park and Lancaster gate metro station, it takes you 10-15min walking to Oxford street. We booked a double room, it wasnt very big but it was enough, clean and nice. I would strongly recommend this hotel if you are going for a long (shopping) weekend. We didnt taste the breakfast as we didint...

1Thank liali4
Reviewed 26 March 2008

I'm a single gal and wanted to go on a shopping spree to London for the Easter holidays. My single room was located on the second floor and it was quite small but the bath room was very spacious. Everything was clean and the bed sheets smelt fresh and the bed was very comfortable. No problem with taking a nice...

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Reviewed 25 March 2008

We just stayed a week at the Columbia and I was slightly worried as to what to expect after reading other reviews, but I am happy to say that it was a very positive experience. It felt like the hotel had done an upgrade since some of the bad reviews below. I can understand when people say the hotel looks...

Thank Anna028
Reviewed 21 March 2008

I stayed here while doing a course and booked this for convenience. It was like travelling back in time to the cold war era. This hotel must have been fantastic when it was first built but its grandeur is fading. The decor is late 70s early 80s. I even had an avocado bathroom suite! Having said that the room was...

1Thank gormenghast
Reviewed 5 January 2008

Looking for an affordable hotel in London during the christmas-holidays, I was tempted by the inviting and somewhat luxurious exteriors of hotel Columbia. The pictures on the internet were nice, and I found comfort in the fact that the hotel is marketed as a family-run hotel. In fairness it should be said that the hotel has a good location, next...

2Thank northernviking
Reviewed 8 November 2007

I had a wonderful experience at this hotel, I do not understand any of the bad reviews! The location was amazing, right opposite Hyde Park and 5 mins on the bus to Oxford Street/Bond Street. I felt safe walking around the area too. The outside appearing was magnificent, very grand and inviting. The reception area was clean and tidy and...

5Thank Cher86
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 19 October 2007

This was our second stay at the Columbia and we chose it because of the location and the fact that we had stayed there before. All-in-all it has it's pluses and it's minuses -- the location is fantastic right across from the park and near the tube, it's clean (albeit a little shabby), and having breakfast included is a nice...

3Thank mysterychix
Reviewed 8 September 2007

Positive * Within 3 short Blocks of the Lancaster Gate Tube Line * Low Cost * Fairly Clean * Across from the Hyde Park on the north middle side * Comes with a good breakfast * The native English staff (small in numbers) are very pleasent and helpful Negative * The nonenglish staff is unhappy and unhelpful, especially the overnight...

2Thank primal-hunter
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2007

We stayed at The Columbia for just one Saturday night as it was the cheapest hotel I could find at late notice that wasn't described as a 'budget' hotel or a hostel. As with everything in life, you get what you pay for. The Columbia is very dated and in dire need of a makeover. The rooms are on the...

Thank Peter Mills
Boston, MA
Reviewed 17 August 2007

Great value for the price. I stayed in a triple room with two friends (all students) during the summer, and was pleasantly surprised. The Columbia is in a great location near the Tube and Kensington Gardens. The rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

4Thank Fenway7

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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Price Range: £83 - £142 (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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“Insist on a room with twinbed. The other rooms are to tiny.”
 of 5 bubbles Mats54, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any that still have bath in it”
 of 5 bubbles flower689, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“High floor or backside as the side facing the park has a main road”
 of 5 bubbles L5063VIchristinam, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 103 is best room”
 of 5 bubbles winnie5555, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Park views at the front are nice, but the pay off is road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles rba34234, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
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