Just returned from a weekend break in London and stayed for two nights at the Alma. What a lovely hotel!!!! What makes this hotel so special is that it seems to have been designed with the needs of the guest as a priority. We booked a standard room with shower, the room was spotless with comfy bed and crisp cotton bed linen (no polyester here). An excellent large rain shower, decent shampoo etc and large fluffy bath sheets. My husband was delighted with the free high speed wi fi, docking station and dab radio. There was also a flat screen tv and excellent tea and coffee facilities. There is a mini fridge (supplied with drinks and snacks etc) Although the room was not huge, it was beautifully decorated and provided a comfortable feeling of comfort and ambiance. There was also a digital safe and decent quality hairdryer etc.
We came to the area to visit family and ate in the restaurant one evening. The food was really good quality combined with friendly efficient service. The breakfast was of excellent quality and shames many of the overpriced hotels which we have previously stayed at in London.
The hotel is located directly opposite from the main line station, which made it very convenient but once in our room there was no noise from the surrounding area.
Locally, there are restaurants and shops around within close proximity.
Overall, I would say that having stayed in many expensive London hotels in the past and often come away feeling somewhat dissatisfied, the Alma made a refreshing change. The cost of the stay was very reasonable by London standards and the whole experience was pleasant from booking the room to checking out.
When we next visit London, we will be booking the Alma.
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