Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Warwick Avenue 140 yards (128 metres), Railway Station: London Paddington 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M1 Junction 1 3.8 miles (6.1 km). 4 tube (underground) stations within a half mile circle (0.8 km) , makes this a great choice for transport links. The Colonnade is a Town House Hotel located just on the North West tip of central London in Maida Vale. This part of Maida Vale is known as Little Venice because running through its heart is the Regents Canal which has a number of permanently moored barges (floating homes) at this point. Maida Vale itself is a mix of upmarket houses home to the rich and famous and a host of bed sit type properties. This is a mainly residential area with some local shops nearby but within minutes by taxi of some of London's most popular areas. The King Alfred public house (bar) is just to the rear of the hotel. These include Regents Park, Edgware Road, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Bayswater and Queensway. Paddington Station with its direct train service to Heathrow Airport (Heathrow Express) is just half a mile away. Nearest attractions include Madame Tussauds, Kensington Palace, London Zoo, MCC Museum, Saatchi Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and The Wallace collection.
Hotel in Detail:The Colonnade hotel is made up of two former Victorian Mansions brought together to form a single building. Designed to give a feel of a private residence rather than a standard hotel. The lobby welcomes you to the hotel with the scent of fresh flowers in the lobby.
Bedrooms are all individually designed, decorated and laid out to remain true to the hotels heritage as a luxury private residence. They are also all air-conditioned. Rooms make use of sumptuous fabrics and much of the furniture is antique. Several of the rooms feature four poster beds and a terrace.
Room facilities include Bathrobes and slippers, luxury toiletries, free WiFi internet connection (faster speeds and unlimited data available for an extra charge), fresh fruit, iron and trouser press, hair dryer, CD player and music library, personalised business cards, DDI phone with voicemail, honesty bar, flat screen TV, personal safe and complimentary tea and coffee. Beds have Frette Egyptian cotton sheets with a duck down duvet. Each room also gets a complimentary basket of green apples.
Room configurations include Singles, Club rooms, Deluxe rooms, Studio Suite and full Suites.
Single rooms have a shower but no bath. Some of the deluxe double bedrooms and full size suites have four poster beds.
Some of the suites are split level and have seen many illustrious guests over the years, and indeed some have been named after their former guests. For example the JFK Suite was indeed where John F Kennedy stayed in 1962 and the bed specially made for his visit remains in place. Other suites are named Turing (broke the enigma code) and the Freud suites.
Room service is 24 hours. In each room guests will find personalised business cards on arrival. All rooms are non-smoking. Evening turndown service. Complimentary shoe shine.
Incorporated in to the Colonnade Town House Hotel is the 'e-Bar, chic and contemporary serving Spanish cuisine using fresh, natural ingredients in a lively environment. Also serves a full range of drinks, cocktails and tapas. Large screen television shows sporting events and wireless internet access is available here. Al-fresco terrace area for fresh air or enjoying good weather days.
A wide range of breakfast options are served daily including full English, American-style pancakes, a variety of eggs, or a continental selection.
Located in Londons Little Venice, between Paddington and Maida Vale, right next to Regent's Canal, the e-bar is part of The Colonnade Hotel and provides great cocktails and tapas.
The hotel has a lounge with sofas where guests can relax. There is also an outside terrace where guest can enjoy a drink. Other services include a shoe shine while all public areas have a WiFi internet connection.
Bedroom Numbers: 43
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon
Comment: Was known as the Colonnade Townhouse Little Venice till 2013 (when the name was shortened).
The hotel is owned by 'The Eton Collection'. This group was formed in 1998 and specialises in small boutique type hotels at the luxury end of the market in prime city locations. You will also see the hotel listed as a Summit hotel which is a brand covering independently owned hotels under one name.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 68% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 4 star hotels is 82%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 622nd from 866 London hotels, and 268th of 329 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A comparable type of hotel close by (0.7 miles, 1.1 km) would be the 4 star Shaftesbury Premier Paddington, with base rates beginning from £140 and which has an 87% guest satisfaction rating. The Shaftesbury Premier Paddington also offers: free WiFi.
As the The Colonnade is a boutique style of hotel you might also be interested in the Hotel Indigo London Paddington. This is also a boutique hotel and is (0.8 miles, 1.2 km) away. Rates start from around £136 and is rated by guests at 89%. The Hotel Indigo London Paddington has: free WiFi.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Park Grand London Hyde Park. 0.6 miles away (1.0 km), has scored 78% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £78 (theres free WiFi too).
Fancy something highly rated by its guests? We think the 5 Star Montcalm London Marble Arch could be a good choice being 1.3 miles (2.0 km) from the The Colonnade. The Montcalm London Marble Arch has an extremely high guest rating of 94%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (2 Warrington Crescent, W9 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 0.8 miles (1.3 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 21 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 20 three star hotels (average rating 70%), 9 two star hotels (average rating 68%) and 1 one star hotel (rated 62%). The highest rating in the isa goes to Europa House Apartments (4 star) at 91%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide.
Of the 51 closest hotels analysed we have base rate data for all of them. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £88 per night. The lowest rates are at £40 at Paddington Hotel (2 Star, 76%) and the Pembridge Palace Hotel (3 Star, 61%) and highest base rates of £255 at Europa House Apartments (4 Star, 91%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Four Star average: £122, Three Star average: £71, Two Star average: £50 and One Star average: £49.
We rank hotels based on our own proprietary algorithm based mainly on guest ratings but adjusted for influencing factors. We rank The Colonnade 38th (joint) of the 50 local hotels and 21st (last) for the 21 four star hotels in the area. The hotel is 39th of 51 (9th (joint) of 21 four star hotels.) for lowest standard rates locally. Looking at the hotels rates plus its user rating we rank it 46th of 48 for sheer bang for buck (Caring Hotel was top).
'Recommended Restaurant' - Michelin Guide 2010
2009 Silver for Small Hotel/B&B of the Year