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“Just Comfortable Shower Unworkable - Complaint Ignored” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Balham Lodge
Ranked #93 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Certificate of Excellence
Thurles, Ireland
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17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just Comfortable Shower Unworkable - Complaint Ignored”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

Stayed here for a couple of nights recently arrived with high expectations,Unfortunately my expectations were not met. Extremely small ensuite bathroom (tiny shower) water stayed in the sink and shower for over a half an hour making even the simplest task of hand washing impossible - brought the problem to the owners attention who said she look at it - didn't bother to fix it - completely unacceptable. Room was on the small side for 3 sharing. On a good note the breakfast was very good. In addition its a good walk to the underground station/shops about 10min.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JoeFitz89
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

This hotel has nice and clean rooms, but a bit small ... especially its bathroom. friendly reception stuff but poor in breakfast stuff... awful breakfast experience ....

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Andrew G
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Canberra, Australia
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57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2011

Stayed here in November, originally for 3 nights but stayed for over a week as they were able to find a room even though they were fully booked over the weekend.
A lovely room, beautiful furniture, very clean and excellent helpful staff.
The 24 hour reception made it easy to use as you did not have to worry about what time you had to get back to the hotel.
Extremely good value, I had a double room for some night and a single for others. The double was very comfortable for not a lot more.
I was visiting family, so it was perfect to have accomodation within walking distance of their house.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, as it is very clean, nice breakfasts, in a good position and a lovely pld building

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tery
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

This hotel was friendly and did a good breakfast, The room was clean and a good size. In a good location, even managed to go for a jog around the park which is 2 minutes up the road.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Clare940
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Ripley, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2011

Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. Clean rooms and helpful friendly staff. Small private carpark a bonus. Easy walking distance to Baham.I was staying in a single room- small but very clean- and the 24 hr reception made me feel very safe. I was visiting friends and will definatly stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cheryl W
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

Stayed here whilst attending a wedding and it was lovely. The staff were really helpful and kind and the room was clean and well looked after. The breakfast room was really nice and the food was great. Would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank doubleshiny
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Camborne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2011

I was really impressed with the level of service at such a reasonable rate in London. The welcome was warm & genuine, with really helpful staff - its a pleasure to see people take a genuine pride in their work. The place was immaculate, yet still homely. 10mins walk to a fabulous comedy club called The Bedford + lots of places to eat & close to Underground & main bus routes. I have already recommended this place to a colleague & will defo be going back. :-)

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Niki M
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Property: Balham Lodge
Address: 204 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9HJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > London
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Ranked #93 of 828 Specialty Lodging in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Balham Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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