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Winchester, Hants
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79 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here one night for a weekend course running at the hotel. It is not glamorous in any way, shape or form, but for a very reasonable price I had a spotlessly clean room with bath (OK, the suite was avocado green!), very comfy double bed and hospitality tray. Add to this the fact that the staff were efficient and... More 

Thank MrsAG
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed mid week for two nights with a group of 40. Old fashioned hotel throughout but fresh,clean and functional. Staff pleasant and organised. Good is good,plain breakfasts reasonably priced and quick. Quick access to Paddington station and Lancaster gate station. But plus just across the road from large park area for excercise. No gym inside. Suggest when booking a bigger... More 

Thank wardy501
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Price: Excellent Location: Excellent, opposite the beautiful Hyde Park, 2 minutes to Lancaster Gate tube station, near Queensway and Paddington tube station, near many restaurants and cafes, near Oxford St shopping Exterior of hotel: Excellent Room type: Standard Double Interiors: Average but decent for the price Size of room: Good Bathroom: Good toiletries, average quality towels, ours was a very... More 

Thank netkith
Henfield, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Single room had an extra staircase to the main door, the bathroom immediately inside the bedroom door was a staircase away from the bed. The bathroom smelt atrocious and there was a sign saying the drains were being renovated. Over hot room - had to get porter to open stiff latch type window. Sign saying dont leave window open because... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is in a great location 10 to 12 minute walk from Oxford Street. Sadly that is the only nice detail about this hotel. It was very old and dated. The room was quite and small but smelled musky and the carpet was ill fitting with lumps every where. The bathroom was also very dated and the toilet did... More 

Thank laurah085
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99 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two nights here and for the price we paid as part of an EasyJet's package were apprehensive. We were pleasantly surprised. Although as others have said the internal decor is dated, which is true, we thought this hotel was fantastic value for money. Literally across the road from Hyde Park, close to Tube and the restaurants on Queensway... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just back from a 3 night stay in a family room with our two boys. If you like modern hotels this hotel is not for you. I loved its outer appearance, interior and grand staircase. Our family room, room 325 was spacious and comfortable. The rooms are old fashioned but they are very clean and the staff are so helpful... More 

Thank getawaybreaker
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I stayed in here in 2015, any hotel that's had Oasis, Anton Newcombe, Bowie, Jagger and others as guests is worth a visit. It's like stepping back in time, in a sense, not luxurious at all, but decently priced for central London.

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Singapore, Singapore
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a family holiday. Rooms have no air conditioning . Bathroom in original 1970 condition. Beds were bad. The lift broke down when we stayed there and it wasn't repaired even after 3 days. Only saving grace is its location next to Hyde park and close to the tube and Princess Di playground .

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
160 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel could be really good. The location is great, 5 to 10 minutes easy walk from Paddington Station, a couple from Lancaster Gate underground station a bus stop outside and being opposite Hyde Park is a real bonus as the park is a delight to explore. The surrounding area is pleasant and safe as well. My room was large... More 

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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: ₹ 5,756 - ₹ 11,512 (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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“Ask not to be put beside groups who tend to be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles getawaybreaker, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request the Lancaster Gate side (ie north), which is quiet. The Bayswater Road side (south) would be noisier with all the traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles HilaryElizabeth, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a `reasonably-sized` bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles Wodzaz, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there in mid-summer unless they install a/c!”
 of 5 bubbles 420viviennes, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Not sure of room number but rooms above lobby were a little larger.”
 of 5 bubbles Larry33710, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
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