Set in the charming leafy gardens of Little Venice, a mere five minute walk from Paddington Station, The Colonnade hotel proves that discreet luxury does not have to be contained to the likes of Mayfair. Here you have all the private ambiance of a London residence with the service of a lavish hotel.
The Colonnade is the result of a conversion of an elegant Victorian mansion frequented by Sigmund Freud and noted as the birthplace of Alan Turing, breaker of the Enigma Code in World War II. The furnishings are lavish, the fabrics sumptuous and the objets d’art are genuine antiques.
Each of the bedrooms offers a wide range of conveniences, including Egyptian cotton linen, Wi-Fi, 24hr room service and a complimentary newspaper. Some bedrooms are equipped with romantic four-poster beds, and the spacious three-bedroom apartment even boasts a private terrace.
Banu Restaurant specialises in authentic Persian cuisine. Freshly cooked stews, breads and kebabs are on offer, as are such traditional dishes as Cholo Joojeh – char-grilled boneless chicken, marinated in garlic, saffron and lemon, served with a large bed of saffron rice and salad. In fine weather, dinning on the tranquil garden terrace is a special treat.
2 Warrington Crescent