Colonnade Hotel, London
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|The Colonnade Hotel|
|Location||2 Warrington Crescent, Little Venice,
|Number of rooms||43|
|Number of suites||3|
The Colonnade Hotel (previously known as The Esplanade hotel) is a 4-star London hotel with 43 rooms, of which 3 are suites. The hotel is located opposite Warwick Avenue tube station and Little Venice.
The hotel started life as two private Victorian residences in 1865 before being turned into a boarding school in 1880. In 1886 it became the Warrington Lodge Medical and Surgery Home for Ladies. The mathematician Alan Turing was born there in 1912. In 1935 the hospital was converted into The Esplanade Hotel. Sigmund Freud stayed at the hotel during the summer of 1938 when he was renovating his house in Hampstead.
To honour his stay the hotel renamed the best suite the "Sigmund Freud suite". In 1944 the hotel was bought by the Richards family and its name was changed to the Colonnade Hotel. The hotel changed hands again in 1998 when it was purchased and renovated by current owners The Eton Collection.
The hotel's lift is reputed to be one of the oldest operating lifts in the UK.
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Conde Nast Johanssens Award for Excellence 2002 - Most Excellent London Hotel
Best Loved Hotels of the World - designated a Best Loved Hotel 2004
- "The Alan Turing Internet Scrapbook". Retrieved 23 May 2013.