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“Wonderful for a small wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Alma Hotel

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The Alma Hotel
Ranked #15 of 573 London B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful for a small wedding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

We chose the Alma for our wedding venue as it was one of very few decent pubs in London that offered a full service – ceremony (they are licensed), full wedding breakfast and reception. Every step of the way our co-ordinator Ann was helpful and explained things to us fully. We almost expected something to go wrong on the day, as with every wedding, but everything just ran so smoothly. All the staff that assisted on the day were friendly and helpful, the food was brilliant and the way everything was set up was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for an easier, stress free wedding! Highly recommend using them for smaller weddings (50 or less) as the location is fantastic and the upstairs room looked great when set up for the ceremony and the breakfast. We stayed the night afterwards their Garden Room which was also brilliant. I can’t recommend The Alma as a wedding venue highly enough!

Room Tip: The Garden Room was fantastic, I understand the Garden Suite is even better/roomier.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wark, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Our daughter moved into a house very close to this lovely pub yesterday so we decided to try out their Sunday roasts after we had finished unpacking. It was very busy but we found a table and were served by a very friendly member of their bar staff. Our food arrived quite quickly and we were very pleased by the portion sizes and the additional vegetables.
We all really enjoyed the food and the upbeat atmosphere and are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

Stayed here for a weekend with friends in room 15/16. A really good choice, this is a very well run, smartly furnished hotel with high levels of customer service from the excellent staff. The rooms are fitted out to a high standard, its the first time I have had a cafetiere and ground coffee available in the room. Lovely big bathroom, quality toiletries and everything spotlessly clean.

I used to produce hotel reports professionally for DeVere and the like but the Alma is up a level from them.

We didn't use the well stocked mini bar (ridiculous prices) or the restaurant (very busy) apart from breakfast which was very good and well served.

My only gripe (and its a me thing, wont bother most people) was the poor drinks range in the bar.
Youngs beers (now brewed in a factory in Bedford) are now very dull and bland so not for me, but I don't mind a proper German/Czech lager even in bottle but nothing is available. As for a nice malt whisky to end the night? Forget it, just a couple of mainstream offerings. We chose to drink elsewhere so revenue lost for the hotel.

The hotel is located directly opposite Wandsworth Town mainline rail station so easy access by train to Waterloo or Victoria in around 15 mins., yet the area is quiet and relaxed with all local amenities (cashpoint, newspapers etc) within yards or the hotel.

An all round very good place to stay - made special by the staff.

Room Tip: We asked for quiet rooms and got 15 and 16 facing a quiet side street.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Leamington spa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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.

Room Tip: We had room 18 which is on the back of the pub away from the road, whether rooms on this side are qu...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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, travelled on business
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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 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, travelled with friends
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Property: The Alma Hotel
Address: 499 Old York Road | Wandsworth, London SW18 1TF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 573 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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