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The Alma Hotel

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   499 Old York Road | Wandsworth, London SW18 1TF, England (Clapham / Battersea )
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Ranked #39 of 534 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
countrycousin2014 Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cannot speak highly enough of the staff at this hotel. We had to deal with a family drama and they were so kind and accommodating. The Alma, comfortable and elegant, provided a haven from the rough and tumble outside at a time when it could not have been more welcome.

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

What a terrific place. Huge, buzzy bar, great restaurant, with an interesting menu, and - to cap it all - fabulous, contemporary bedrooms at a reasonable price. The sheets and towels are great quality and there are nice little touches like a coffee machine in each room. Staff were friendly and helpful without exception - the breakfasts are excellent too.... More

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Piney Creek, North Carolina, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This out of the way hotel was a delight to this couple on our first time in London. The room was spacious, well appointed and the bathroom was almost as large as the bedroom! It may look old-english pub from the outside, but the rooms were done in a very contemporary vein. The breakfast was excellent and the pub very... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Like several other reviewers, our first impression of this hotel filled us with apprehension as we saw a Victorian pub with green tiles and on the corner of a very busy main road and intersection. If we had turned round and seen we were right opposite Wandsworth Town rail station our apprehension might have turned to horror! We had walked... More

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Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We arrived 2 hours before check-in time at the hotel and were greeted by a friendly staff member who checked us in despite being that early. We got a nice and quiet room at the back of the hotel, the room was big and very impressive as it was both well designed and practical for our needs. My only complaint... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I admit... when I saw I was staying in the Alma Hotel in Wandsworth my heart sank and my expectations were low. However - I should not pre-judge - this place was really very good indeed. I have had years of staying in business hotels, and I have to say that this is better than many of them. The room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Arriving after a 15 mile walk along the Thames path from Richmond, we were concerned by our first impression of this hotel, seemingly a typical tiled Victorian public house. How wrong could we be. The owners have transformed the inside of this building and some of the factory buildings behind it into a first class accommodation. Rooms were large and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Comfortable, convenient, friendly, good value. My room had all mod cons including a Nespresso machine and power points above the desk so you didn't have to crawl under anything to charge your phone etc. Breakfast was abundant, freshly cooked and overseen by a very friendly waitress. The location is immediately opposite Wandsworth Town railway station but the rooms are very... More

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Salzburg Region, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed beginning of October for 5 days. Going to the hotel from Stansted airport using National Express coach to Liverpool Street station and the tube to Victoria station where we took bus 44 was disappointing as it was long trip because of many stops, but later we learned that there is a much better and faster way. On our... More

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Hong Kong, China
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I stayed at the Alma whilst on a business trip to tbe UK. Being fed up of the usual hotel chains this is a great place to stay that has easy access to London (the station is over the road) and is well designed/ quiet and offers fantastic rooms and service.....I would recommend anyone on a business trip to use... More

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The_Alma, Manager at The Alma Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for your reply Neil.We always try and combine great food and drink with great service and a nice relaxing stay in our rooms. We dont want be like any of your big chains and we aim to provide the boutique experience for our guests.We glad you had a good nights sleep and would love to have you stay with... More

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Address: 499 Old York Road | Wandsworth, London SW18 1TF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alma Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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