The Colonnade is where people go to blow off steam, to spend some quality time, to leave behind the everyday worries for there is no place like Colonnade. It’s a 4 star hotel with just 43 rooms, 3 of which are suites and this is what appeals to the guests. After all, two is company, three is crowd – there is no crowd here to ruin your two’s moment. The fun is paramount even if you’re celebrating with your family; the hotel and its staff guarantees a flawless service no matter how many events or guests they may be hosting. But considering the fact that it entertains just a few special people, you get much more favourable treatment. They know you, your taste and make sure you know that they care.
It started as two residences in 1865 but then got transformed to a boarding school in the early 1880s. It changed many occupations and hands in the course of its history. Just 6 after that, it became Warrington Lodge Medical & Surgery Home, just for women. Till 1935, it functioned as a hospital but in that year, it was converted into a hotel, The Esplanade. There is a room named Sigmund Freud suits which is apparently the best suite of the hotel. The famous neurologist stayed at this hotel while his house was under renovation in 1938 and hence, he was honoured by dedicating a room to him. The name was changed in 1944 when the Richard family bought it. Again, it was sold in 1998 – The Eton Collection are the current owners who have maintained it pretty well. The oldest lift in UK, which is in the hotel, is still working.
Interestingly, it has awards in its credit to prove what a special hotel it is. You have to see it to believe it; experience the Colonnade and you’ll know why Conde Nast Johanssens have given it the title of being the most excellent hotel in London in 2002.
Address: 2 Warrington Crescent, London W9 1ER Phone: +44 (0)20 7286 1052