Location This hotel is located on the corner of Bayswater Road and Lancaster Gate on the north side of Hyde Park. Restaurants, bars and links to the local transport network (3 bus lines and 2 underground stations) are all to be found in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Paddington train station (offering a service to Heathrow Airport) lies around 500 m away, whilst Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall lies around 800 m from the hotel. Heathrow Airport lies approximately 22 km away and Gatwick Airport is 48 km from the hotel. Facilities The hotel features 103 accommodation units. Guests of the hotel are welcomed in the lobby, which has a 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-out service. The upper floors are easily accessible using the lift. Amenities include a cloakroom, a safe and currency exchange facilities. Internet access and wireless internet access are available in the public areas. The hotel offers a range of amenities for a comfortable stay, including gastronomic options such as a restaurant, a breakfast room and a bar. Shopping facilities are available. Guests arriving in their own vehicles can park in the car park. Guests can also use the bicycle storage facilities. Facilities include a laundry. A bicycle hire service (no extra charge) gives guests the opportunity to explore the surrounding area independently. Rooms All rooms feature central heating and a bathroom. A double bed is provided in the carpeted accommodation units. All accommodation units offer tea and coffee making equipment, a telephone and a TV. In each of the bathrooms, guests will find a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer. Sports/Entertainment Leisure options available to guests include cycling/mountain biking (no extra charge). Meals Breakfast is bookable as a board option. Special meals, including special dietary cuisine, are available. Payment The following credit cards are accepted at the hotel: American Express, VISA, JCB and MasterCard.The Columbia is a Tourist hotel. Located in Bayswater area. Shopping is within walking distance and the nightlife/restaurants are located in the hotel.