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“Location and price” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Gateway Hotel
Ranked #587 of 1,089 Hotels in London
Certificate of Excellence
Sala, Sweden
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253 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Location and price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2008

Since our daugther works and lives nearby we needed to find a suitable place; i.e. location and price was important. We also needed the nearness to the tube and buses. Gateway Hotel fitted the bill alright since the tube is around 150 meters away and bus 155 (towards Clapham Common) stops just outside the hotel. We had a twin room (no 18) that was nicely outfitted with a waterheater, coffe /tea and some standard cakes. The beds were ok, but a little bit soft. Everything was clean and nice. Traffic noice from the tube and the traffic on Balham Hill was not that very disturbing but noticeable. There is a Marks&Spencer and a Tesco just up the street and an ATM across the road at the gas-station. We would definetly go back again if we need to.

  • Liked — Location and price
  • Disliked — The noise from traffic can be a little disturbing
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank sarne
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2007

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights at end of Nov beginning of dec 07. The rooms were small but it was very clean and we could not complain. the gentleman at the front desk was extremely helpful and it was in the perfect location for us. The tube was a 2 min walk from the hotel and everything was accessible from here. We had a pleasant stay there and would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone staying in London. We previously stayed at 2 other hotels in London that left a lot to be desired. The rooms in the Gateway were well kept and reasonably priced.

  • Liked — Location and Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Rooms were small but well kept
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DarbyIreland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2007

My girlfriend and I booked two rooms at the Gateway for her family who were coming over from the USA. We booked in early November for the 28th Dec, to the 5th Jan. The gateway accepted our reservation and that was the last we heard from them until the 23rd December, when they contacted us to say that 'their had been a mix up' and they could accomodate us for every day except for 31st Dec, new years eve. I asked them how it was possible for this 'mix up' to come to light literally days before they were due to arrive, and also why someone else could not be bumped out of their room instead of us seeing as we had booked 2 months before?? The manager said that they kept no record of when the booking was made, so could not tell who had booked first so could not do a 'first come, first serve' arrangement. In my opinion, they simply got a better offer or maybe a larger booking and decided to bump my girlfriends family out of the hotel. It is simply not possible that they could accept a booking for a week, but not realise that they could not do one of the days. They were simply ruled by greed and decided to take a better offer. Luckily we cancelled and they stayed at Jury's in Kensington which was perfect. My advice, avoid this place at all costs.

Stayed December 2006
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Property: The Gateway Hotel
Address: 14 Balham Hill | Clapham Common, London SW12 9EB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Clapham / Battersea 
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Best Value Hotel in London
#343 Romantic Hotel in London
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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