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Hotel Columbus is a good base of operations for sightseeing and is also close to shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and art galleries. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are 0.3 miles south of the hotel.
There you will find the lakeside Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Palace, the statue of Peter Pan, a memorial to Princess Diana, a riding stables and a running club.
Hyde Park will hold the Open Water swimming events for the 2012 Olympics as well as other contests. Buckingham Palace, where you can watch the Changing of the Guards, is a couple of miles walk across Hyde Park and Green Park. Marble Arch, on the large traffic island opposite Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park, is 0.7 miles from the hotel. It marks the start of Oxford Street, which is famous for shopping. Regent Street, Bond Street and the rest of the West End are within striking distance.
For those with academic or medical interests, Imperial College London, St Mary’s Campus, is 0.2 miles north of the hotel, next to St Mary’s Hospital and the Alexander Fleming Museum.
Business travellers will find the hotel convenient for the Paddington Basin canal-side office development and you can follow the towpath to Little Venice for cafes, an art gallery and entertainment as well as boat tours. The London Business School is just under a mile to the north of the hotel, on the edge of Regents Park.
This West London bed and breakfast hotel is suitable for individuals, couples and families. Essentially a budget hotel, Hotel Columbus offers a high standard of comfort and cleanliness at a cheap price. All the guest rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with the essentials guests require at a modern city hotel.
The beds are all fitted with orthopaedic mattresses as well as comfortable bedding to help guests get a good night’s rest and wake refreshed. Each room is equipped with wireless internet, colour television and radio with remote control, desk and chair, a direct dial telephone with wake-up service, electronic key-cards for extra security, en-suite bathroom with shower and mirrors in both the bedroom and the bathroom.
Colour television and radio with remote
A direct dial telephone with wake-up service
Electronic key-cards for extra security
Mirrors in bedroom and bathroom
En-suite bathroom with shower
Desk and chair
Staff at the Columbus do their best to ensure guests enjoy their stay and are happy to offer advice about things to do in London.
Situated in one of West London’s most popular hotel districts and close to several stations, Hotel Columbus is suitable for holidaymakers as well as business travellers who want value for money.
Paddington mainline and tube stations are just 0.2 miles away. Paddington station serves the following Underground lines: Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, District and Circle. If you land at Heathrow Airport you can catch a fast train directly to Paddington mainline station. Trains from Wales and the west and south-west of England also arrive at Paddington station.
The Underground stations at Edgware Road are 0.4 miles from the hotel and serve the District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo Lines. Lancaster Gate Underground station, on the Central Line, is also 0.4 miles away. Stations in the area are in Travelcard Zone 1. Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and London City airports are less than 45 minutes from Central London by tube or rail.
If you arrive at St Pancras International station on the Eurostar, you can connect with the Circle Line. If you are travelling by car, the area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone. Main roads nearby include the A40 and A1. Several buses stop nearby.