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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 535 London B&B and Inns
Leamington spa
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20 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“a lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I stayed here with a colleague for work. I have previously only drunk in the pub and had an excellent meal. The room was very good, clean, plenty of space, good size walk in shower room. The bed was comfortable and there was no noise from the nearby railway station, nor the bar downstairs. The staff are all friendly and helpful. Our stay was spoilt slightly by the power cut that closed the pub, as we had arranged to meet up with some other colleagues. But not the Alma's fault. The breakfast was good and plenty of choice. Some of the mini bar prices were a bit on the steep side - but you don't have to use that anyway.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed at The Alma recently on business, the room and bathroom were a good size, very clean & the bed was very comfortable. The bar restaurant is great with really good food. However, the real plus point is the staff who are all so helpful, efficient and friendly. A special mention to Ralph who was on breakfast and dinner, he was very attentive and also the young Irish lady who served us in the restaurant on one night and really all the staff were so hospitable and professional. Only negative for me was that we had the disabled room and the bathroom is a wet room which is always a pain if you need to go back to in there after showering, as the floor is soaking wet. However, this didn't spoil a fab stay in a fab hotel. You have got it just right, congratulations to the Manager and all the team at The Alma.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

met the manager Sean and he was very friendly indeed .
rooms ,restaurant and bar are all very well run.
room was perfect with a nice bed and great bathroom....just be careful as they do not serve residents a drink after 12pm .
barbers and train station next door which is handy

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We booked the Alma online at the suggestion of a friend. Got to the hotel after a day's riding in the rain. We were warmly greated at the door, shown to our room and then guided to a great evening's meal. The room was spotless and very cozy. All staff were very courtious from start to finish and pricing was very fair. The in house pub was great also. I highly recommend it!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful place to stay. Gorgeous, comfortable room with great service from reception. Facilities were thoughtful and perfect for what a guest needed, for an overnight stay. Shame I only stayed for one evening.
Restaurant was also a delight. Service was attentive but not overly done. It is so refreshing to encounter 'Hospitality', as nowadays, it's hard to find.
First class and is highly recommended.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Went for family meal. Beef was slightly rarer than I would normally like but good thick slices. Vegetables served separately for sharing but in small portion. staff got more with no fuss. Vegetables hadn't even been cooked enough to be classed as al dente. Roast potatoes were not as good as menu made them sound. They tasted like that they had been kept wam in fat and then shown the grill. Yorkshire pudding was nice, shame it hadn't risen. Sticky toffee was good, but after 1st mouthful, you could feel your teeth rotting

Staff were very friendly and helpful.

All in all food was ok for a pub, but sold at restaurant price

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Alma, definitely recommend it. Just opposite the railway station. We found it so convenient and so easy traveling from Euston to Wandsworth Town. The room was super and stylish. Superb excellent bathroom with a large separate shower and bath. Our room overlooked a courtyard and very quiet. A great find, and look forward to our next stay at The Alma.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Alma Hotel

Address: 499 Old York Road | Wandsworth, London SW18 1TF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 535 B&Bs / Inns in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Alma Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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