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The Colonnade is a hidden treasure situated in Little Venice by Regents Canal, one of London's most fashionable, peaceful and picturesque neighbourhoods. Retreat behind the quintessentially English Victorian façade and discover a charming boutique hotel Experience the feeling of a private residence with the service of a lavish hotel and the warm welcome from their Guest Relations Manager, Minnie the cat!
The hotel's well-appointed rooms offer guests a taste of traditional British style, with sumptuous fabrics, antique-style furnishings and four-poster beds. The bedrooms are also equipped with the most up to date technology to ensure that within the old-world ambience you have all you need to stay connected and entertained. In-room amenities include plasma TVs, a minibar, individual air conditioning units, bathrobes, slippers and CD players.
Guests at The Colonnade will have the best start to the day with a hearty breakfast menu and although there is no restaurant at inside the hotel, The Colonnade is affiliated with Bonds restaurant in Bank, just a short tube journey away, a sleek eatery offering the sophistication of the City district in a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant offers modern European cuisine, light tapas bites and signature cocktails to suit all tastes. The hotel also houses a knowledgeable concierge alongside the very friendly staff, who will happily give you a tour of the building and tell you about its history.
The hotel is very well located to view London's sights and attractions. Marble Arch and Oxford Street are just a 15 minute tube ride away, where you can spend an indulgent afternoon zipping in and out of 300 plus shops ranging from haute couture to cheap and cheerful fashions, including Selfridges Department Store. Hyde Park is also close by, which contains many historic sights such as Rotten Row, Speaker's Corner, the Serpentine Lake where poet Percy Bysshe Shelley's wife committed suicide and the original site of the London gallows; as well as some less grim past times including horse rides, solar powered shuttle boat rides, tennis courts and The Serpentine Gallery, which houses a fascinating collection of modern art. Those travelling with children will find lots to keep them entertained, with the Puppet Barge just a few minutes walk away and Madame Tussaud's waxwork museum and The Planetarium in nearby Baker Street, not to mention Regent's Park, a stunning green space housing London Zoo.
The hotel is easily accessible from Paddington Station; just 10 minutes walk away, where the London Heathrow Express arrives every 15 minutes. You can also access Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train and King's Cross St Pancras for the Eurostar Terminal. Queensway and Bayswater Underground stations are also both a five-minute walk away. If you are driving to the hotel, it can be accessed from the main A4 road, via the M4 and M25; however, guests should note that the hotel is in the congestion charge zone. A reasonable car park choice is the NCP just a few minutes walk away in Queensway.
This is a charming and quirky place to stay where you will experience a high-level of service and you can get a taste of historic London. However, as a town house conversion, the layout of the hotel can be somewhat unpredictable and can throw up surprises for some guests. A room dubbed 'The Cabin', features a ladder to reach the bed, so may not be suitable for disabled guests and rooms on the fourth floor vary in size and layout as this is the attic floor, so it is best to request a room on one of the middle floors if you need a great deal of space.