The Colonnade The Little Venice Hotel, London
Reviews - The Colonnade The Little Venice Hotel
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Enjoyed the hotel tremendously!from A TripAdvisor Member
A Little Disappointingfrom DougMarietta_Ga_
Nice, well appointed, but ....from Tschim
A little better than normal...from joepinstripe
DESIGN -- This is the weakest link for the Colonnade, in that it is a traditional (somewhat dowdy) design that needs a fairly serious shaking up. The walls are cracking and buckling in places, the lapshades in the halls are browning from bulb heat, the black velvet throw on the bed looks positively grungy, and the sheer curtains are gray. The furniture in the (not that small) rooms we stayed in over three different visits is standard issue hotel. No attempt to achieve a design statement. The breakfast room is somewhat more modern, with a pleasing glass ceiling, but nothing groundbreaking.
VALUE -- I had originally booked myhotel Chelsea (I stayed there before) for this visit, but on reading reviews and checking rates, chose the Colonnade which had a "run of the house" rate promising the "best available room" in the hotel at 143 quid, versus 159 at myhotel. Closer to the visit, myhotel dropped their lowest rate to 110, but I was tired of booking, cancelling and booking so just let it stick. I wanted to experience Little Venice, anyway. I find it difficult to believe that our room was ever the "best available." One morning, I found the cleaning staff's list of occupied rooms sitting on some laundry in the hall and noticed numerous rooms and suites "vacant." Interesting...But the rooms we had were at least close to the same size as myhotel (I had room 31 twice, and room 24 which was the biggers of the two), so i did not feel i was being completely ripped off by any means. I have paid 300+ quid a night for a room with great service and design -- for me, that equals good value. But for 110 quid I could have stayed myhotel and received slightly better value.
QUIET -- A strength of this hotel. Great neighborhood. Close to the tube (one does here it rumble underground ever so slightly on floors 3 and 2) with a taxi stand nearby, as well. Great nightclubs and bards within walking distance (Cherry Jam, Waterway, Warrington Hotel).
CLEANLINESS -- Few complaints here, including bathrooms. One morning I did find I had been given a towel that was smeared with lipstick (I hope...) and I have to admit neither of us in the room ever wear the stuff :-) The place may be a bit shabby, but it's clean shabby, and that's a critical difference in the Colonnade's favor.
EXCELLENT SERVICE -- I don't care of you open a hotel at 80 quid a night or 500 quid a night...you owe your customers the best service possible. Open a US airline if you want to treat people poorly. The Colonnade definitely has friendly staff, and the house kitty-cat Minnie is one of the most affectionate and beautiful brindle London squatting cats I have ever seen. They do set the radio to quiet classic music for when you check in and come in at night, and they do leave bottled water and a small box of M&Ms (but a couple nights we got only one bottle and one chocolate, although there were two of us in the room -- and other nights we each got our own bottle and chocolate; an odd discontinuity). They stored our luggage with no hesitation a couple times and they held something we'd left in the room for our return visit a couple days later. The breakfast buffet was entirely sufficient, with attentive service.
Overall, I would highly recommend the hotel to people who are looking for quiet nights' sleep, low-key but friendly service, nice cats and a clean room. For more modern surroundings and more advanced amenities (at possibly an even lower price), you might look at myhotel chelsea. This is a good hotel, and I would be comfortable recommending Colonnade to friends who I thought would be a good fit for it.
Colonnade Town House Hotel, Nice but hot.from A TripAdvisor Member
If you get a good rate I would recommend this hotel. I would stop there again but maybe I would get a Slightly larger room
Charming hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Pefect Hotel!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The Little Room That Couldfrom DoinTricks
Worse than Fawlty Towersfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The search is overfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for London
Take a walk down the Portobello Road! Being a little out of central London gave us the opportunity to experience a different side. The Portobello Road market does attract a lot of tourists, but there is an amazing atmostphere, particularly on a sunny afternoon. We took a taxi from the hotel and wondered the full length of the market, stopping for an excellent pub lunch at the top end (can't remember the name of the pub, something to do with the sun).
canal boat go to camden for te day and return to the hotel via a canal boat to little venice through regents park
London Eye Definately go on the London Eye...fantastic! Would advise 'RiverLiner' river cruise, fabby cruise and the best, most interesting commentary on any river trip I've been on
Other names for The Colonnade The Little Venice Hotel
- the colonnade hotel london
- Address: 2 Warrington Crescent - London - England - W9 1ER - United Kingdom
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