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“Good find for accommodation in the Clapham area”
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Windmill Clapham
Ranked #96 of 1,067 Hotels in London
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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38 hotel reviews
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“Good find for accommodation in the Clapham area”
Reviewed 12 July 2013

We have stayed at the Windmill twice. Once when our son got married in Clapham and the other time for our grandson's christening. Both times we stayed in a superior double room. The first stay our room was excellent, spacious and well furnished with a reasonable sized bathroom. The second stay the room was not as nice, furnishings a bit tatty and a very small bathroom. This room had double doors which opened onto the garden which, sadly was unkept and no area to sit out.

Service at the hotel was good and the breakfast was fine. Included in the price of the room were morning papers, mineral water and the usual tea, coffee and biscuits.

At £159 a night this was not exceptional value for money but there is a scarcity of hotels in the area and it is in a very convenient spot. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mr_MrsEdmond, Front Office Manager at Windmill Clapham, responded to this review, 23 July 2013
Thanks for comments they are well received. We know the price can sometimes creep up there, the best option is to book in advance our room price is governed by our occupancy. We have a full hotel refurbishment planned in stages starting in October.
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

Our daughter has recently moved to Clapham and my wife and myself went to visit, staying in this hotel on Sun 7th July.On arrival, our first impression of the reception was that it was so dark and not welcomming.This was just the decor, the man on reception was very polite and cheerful and we had a quick check-in. We were very pleased with our room which was spacious and very clean and had patio doors to open to let some air in on what was a very hot day.The bathroom was big with plenty of towels and containers of shower gel etc.
The bar was full the whole day with music playing and a bbq on the go and as it was the tennis final, the atmosphere was fantastic.The range of drinks was very good and reasonibly priced.The hotel is close to 2 tube stations and right beside the common and only a 10 min walk to the high street where there are numerous bars and restaurants.The only fault we found was at breakfast.We went down to the room for breakfast at 9.25 as it is served until 10am. We were met by a female who asked our room number and then walked away, not showing us to a table. Some of the tables remained uncleared and no-one explained what way breakfast worked.On going up to the table, there was little left and nobody asked if we wanted tea or coffee.I found a breakfast menu myself and it was at least 15 mins before anyone came near us.The food itself when it finally arrived was very nice so no complaints there.We were still finishing our coffee at 10.20 when the staff member came over and asked us to leave the room as it needed to be set up for lunch.Considering breakfast is served until 10am, we found this very annoying at being asked to leave(how long does it take to set up for lunch).Despite this, we liked the hotel and would deff stay again

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

Lovely large clean room. Wonderful bath/shower combo with great amenities. Free cookies, water, coffee and tea in the room. Free wi-fi. Excellent breakfasts. Delightful walks on the commons and to the nearby underground stations. A dresser in the room would have been helpful. Not a luxury hotel but a comfortable well-maintained facility.

Room Tip: Room 210 was very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Parbold, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2013

We used this hotel/restaurant when we went Wimbledon on Monday. We stayed 2 nights, and it was buzzing on the Sunday in the restaurant, but quiet in the hotel, thankfully. We had all we needed, and the breakfasts were great!
Would go again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ghent area
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

Very well situated in front of a park: therefore quiet and cosy. No luxury but you get everything you need at the right price. We loved the terrace and the atmosphere. Staff is very friendly and the beefburger in the restaurant is worth a recommandation.

Room Tip: Room facing the hotel parking.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 June 2013

I stayed here a couple of weeks ago as a treat to myself before competing in the Race for Life on the common the next day. Sadly I was bitterly disappointed. I had heard (and read) great things, maybe I just chose a bad weekend - granted there was a wedding on the night we stayed, but we did not have a good stay. Upon arrival the staff member on the desk was not very friendly. The room was down a dingey corridor and left a lot to be desired. It was dark, the bed was rock solid and the bathroom needed a refurb 20 years ago. It really was a disappointment, especially for the price I paid and the good things I had heard, I thought I was really in for a treat. The bar/dining staff were useless and made us feel very unwelcome at dinner. Maybe everyone was preoccupied with the wedding, but if that was the case then the other rooms should not have been occupied or at least for a more reasonable price. For the common the location is great, but I wish I had paid half the price for the Travel lodge down the road, I am sure it would have been higher quality with better service.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mr_MrsEdmond, Front Office Manager at Windmill Clapham, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We are dissapointed we did not meet your expectations and take your comments seriously. We are about to go through a major refurbishment, re-doing all of our rooms and corridors and bringing them all to the same level. I apologise but make no excuse for the staff - this is clearly unacceptable and this will be addressed, we generally pride ourselves on our service and are mystery shopped every 6 weeks to monitor and measure ourselves. We hope you did well in the race and encourage you to try us again soon.
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

stayed here for 4 nights whilst working nearby.

The hotel is a bit tired looking in places, but very comfortable, with plenty of hot water in the modern ensuite. Room 102 is near the hotel reception and was a bit noisy, but manageable.

The adjoining pub is great, and the food in the dining room excellent. Five minutes walk from Clapham South Tube station (Northern Line) so accessible from the main overground stations.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Mr_MrsEdmond, Front Office Manager at Windmill Clapham, responded to this review, 17 June 2013
Thanks for your comments and taking the time to write in, we have been taking comments very seriously and forwarding them to Head Office, as a result we are due a full refurbishment on all rooms and hallways this year. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Property: Windmill Clapham
Address: Clapham Common South Side | Clapham, London SW4 9DE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Best Value Hotel in London
#122 Romantic Hotel in London
#141 Business Hotel in London
#156 Family Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Windmill Clapham 3.5*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Windmill is a beautiful 42 bedroom boutique hotel situated right on Clapham Common. All rooms have air-con, mini bar, safe, nespresso coffee machines, full Sky TV package (including movies & sports) hairdryer, iron & ironing board. We are also a historic pub with a lively bar, separate dining areas and a wonderful outside beer garden for those elusive sunny days ... more   less 
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