Stayed at Hotel Columbia at the beginning of June in a twin room in the 4th floor for 3 nights and paid around 210 Pounds.
Good Things first.
Staff was nice and polite, didnt have much knowledge of the area though. Very centrally placed, just opposite of Kensington park, and three metroes within 2-15 minuttes walk. Nice pub ( The Swan) nearby. Room was clean at "the important places". Reasonably size room. 24 hours concierge. Big common areas. Bar, however, dont know whether it ever oppened. Nice looking Building from the outside. Quiet hotel with mostly families I think.
The room was last updated in the eighties I think. Carpet hold together with Tape. The shower head couldnt be taken down, so I had to bend my knees and lean backwards to wash my hair (Im 5.8 in hight). There was mould on the shower curtain. One lift didnt work, the other soooo slow and only room for 3 people. Breakfast - undrinkable coffee, the cheapest toast and cornflakes, we ate breakfast elsewhere eventhough we had already paid for it. Horrible bed, could feel all the springs. By accident (apparently) we booked a room with smoking. Couldnt smell that though eventhough I would always always prefer non smoking. The whole floor smelt of chlorine. Only wifi in the common areas.
Would I stay here againg? No.
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