Arrived in London on a Saturday morning in mid May and went straight to the hotel. Upon arrival, I was really happy as soon as we stepped into the reception. It has a really welcoming feeling with comfy couch and lighting with a really cool mirror in there (you'll see when you go). The staff at The Alma have been really friendly and helpful during our stay. When we had breakfast and dinner here, the attention to detail was awesome. Shawn, who is the manager at The Alma, was everything you would expect from a proper manager and a perfect gentleman. Really cool and knowledgeable about the food, the area and what one might want to do while in London. You kinda want him to be your friend even after your visit, he's that cool of a person.
The rooms are awesome. My wife and I stayed in a room that offers a queen size bed, restroom, tv, ipod docking station, desk and a nice view of one of the streets of this lovely town. The bed for me, is super confortable (leaning on the harder side) and the sheets were always clean and comfy. Decoration of the room was something I didn't expect, really cool wall decoration and typical British scenes in a cartoon form (room 15).
The food at The Alma is really good. I loved everything I ordered. For breakfast I had the eggs Benedict, eggs royal, pancakes with ham, eggs florentine, haddock omelette and the full english breakfast. *drools*
For dinner I had The Alma burger a couple of times because I couldn't believe how good everything was, the fish and chips and the Pie of the day (leek, mushroom and chicken) *drools more*
Living in Los Angeles, I'm used to commuting to work (average of 45 mins one way) so the use of the Wandsworth train into Waterloo station was no issue at all (20-30 min trip) and then go from there. So if you don't want to stay in the center of London (or can't) this is a perfect hotel for your stay if you're willing to take the train into the city (everyone does it).
I knew I was going to enjoy my trip, but I really didn't think that our hotel stay would be a major part of my London experience. This was the cherry on top.
Thank you Alma hotel, never change.
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