Located in the heart of downtown Boston’s fashionable Back Bay / Copley Square neighborhood,across the street from the Hynes Convention Center, the Prudential Center, the Prudential Center T stop, and one block from Copley Square shopping mall
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I booked two rooms in this hotel to celebrate my daughters 30th Birthday in London, rooms were dated but very comfortable all be it very compact. We had a bed and breakfast deal firstly I'd like to say the full English breakfast itself was delicious, complements to the chef. Unfortunately I cannot say the same for the restaurant front of house staff, the service was diabolical to say the least, firstly no staff were in the restaurant until my husband went back to reception to complain after we had waited 15 minutes, we had to help ourselves to glasses from behind the bar area as none were available to us and nobody to ask, no orange juice etc etc, another couple couldn't even have the continental breakfast they had paid for as no bread available, and they said pastries were stale. The tables were left dirty and uncleared on our arrival and were still the same when we left. A young girl and boy were the only staff and to be honest neither appeared to have a clue what they were supposed to be doing, menus were shoved at us, no apologies were made, and when the girl finally came to take our order, she left for a further 5 minutes to find something to write with. This was really not the service you would expect from this standard of hotel.
Didn't spend much time in our room as we did plenty of exploring. The staff was very accommodating and the bottomless mimosa brunch was fabulous. We had neighbors who were a bit on the roudy side, but it is what it is. Abbey Road is about a 20 minute walk away. The tube stop was about 3 minutes away. Great location; however, was a bit pricey for what the accomodations were. This was the final stop before zone two so I am glad we did not stay any further out as the Oyster would have not been as cheap. The elevator is as old as the earth and there are a lot of stairs. I would probably stay here if I had to on a crunch, and it would be fine. I wouldn't go out of my way to stay here again.
This property as a good location in Maida Vale. Interesting that is was the birthplace of Alan Turing (Google it if you must). Our room was halfway up a back stair, and looked out over nothing. It was typical London-cramped with older furnishings. it was clean enough with a modern en suite. The breakfast was ordered from a menu in the facility's dining room. We enjoyed all that was served, but seconds on coffee appeared to be at a premium. Our tea and coffee supplies were not serviced regularly. The property is close to the Warwick Avenue tube on the Bakerloo Line and is situated close to dining and drinking establishments. This made the cramped lodgings bearable.
I have previously been very complementary about this Hotel which is why I have used it regularly. On a stay this week I was kept awake until 02.00 due to the noise being made by people in the room next door.I pressed the Reception button on the room telephone at midnight only to get a dialling tone. The insulation between the rooms and gaps in doors allow background noise to transmit to rooms. The evening food choice is limited and looks restricted to Persian food which is not my preferred food type. The Hotel Cat is always around dining room at breakfast and dinner times. ,m sorry Colonnade but I can't stay in a Hotel and attend important meetings in the morning having been deprived of sleep. As someone else said 'your room is only as good as the people in the room next door'
"Amazing Birthday Present! JFK Suite is something else!"
Stayed here for my birthday in December, Such a grand hotel. We stayed in the JFK Suite and it is something else, four poster bed, stairs to a upper tier and double window doors to a balcony that looks out onto a view. Its got a homely touch and feel to it rather than just a posh hotel! there is so much decor and detail in every part even the reception. Breakfast was lovely too a bit hectic at times but it didn't bother us. There is a hotel cat roaming about quite happily but i think the head waitress could tell i wasn't a cat person and asked me if i wanted the cat removed. But i didn't mind as she wasn't harming me. i thought it was a nice thought though. over all amazing stay and hopefully we will be back again soon.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM