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County Cork
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Columbia is an old style hotel nicely located across the road from Hyde Park. Two tube stations are nearby, Lancaster Gate which was closed when we were there,and Queensway. The bar in the hotel is not great but there is a wonderful pub called The Swan just two minutes away. Just turn left when you come out from the...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for three nights and leaves with mixed feelings. The location , near tube and busses is great. The place really needs a facelift, some fresh paint will not hurt... The rooms were OK, but not more. The lifts needs some maintenance and the two that is available is not in proportion to the number of guests. Took very long...

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel may well have seen better days - and I was there when they happened! The Columbia is the the English equivalent of The Chelsea Hotel and just looking at the picture of it stirs my heart. If you want to stay at a hotel with such a deep history of utterly pole apart guests - this is for...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for a couple of days in this hotel and I have nothing to complain about. It's not modern, more traditional english style with lots of carpet and old furniture, but well kept. I would definitly return to this hotel in case I'm visiting london again. Don't expect a modern, fancy hotel, but for sightseeing porpose it's defintly more...

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I went in this hotel with my family during an holiday. I don't know if this is the standard the price was very cheap in relation with all other hotels at equal quality. The location is amazing! Near the hotel there is a lovely pub called "The black swan" where is possible to eat as well as to drink bear...

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Kolding, Denmark
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This hotel has had better days – decades ago! It is a bit worn down and does not have facilities of today. There is free internet – but only on ground floor, not in the rooms. And it didn’t even work well in the ground floor lounge. Bathroom needs renovation – toilet flush didn’t work properly. On the positive side...

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Louth
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed there last June and the room was very small. High up window so couldn't see any views. The staff were very friendly and helpful but the breakfast is way over priced. It was beside a bus stop so getting around was easy. Would not stay here again.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you're a fan of extremely creeky floorboards, this is the place for you. The hotel's in dire need of an update. I'm sure my nan and grandad would have loved it 50 years ago, but it's now very dated. Plus points; the beds were actually very comfortable and the showers were warm & easy to use. The staff were...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Good: - VERY nice location, 8 minutes walk to Queensway & 10 mins to Bayswater. A short bus ride to Piccadilly & Oxford Street. Hyde Park across the road. Loads of restaurants at Queensway - Clean room (clean sheets & towels & room overall) - Shampoos & shower gels provided - instant coffee & tea in the room - Good...

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very good hotel. A classic english style room with bath, te and coffe. Clean, staff good, recepcion perfect. Breakfast is simple but nice. Location next to Hyde Park and metro station. Price is good for the season we have been.

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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: RM456 - RM786 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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