Hotel in Detail:The Alma Hotel is based around its origins as a traditional London pub now with the addition of 23 guests rooms on the upper floor. A boutique hotel where the bedrooms have a classic style and definitely an alternative to the clone chain hotels now dominating much of London. The bedrooms were actually designed by hotel designers RDD and they have been furnished with bespoke furniture, designer wallpaper, flat screen televisions and textured fabrics. The bathroom is supplied with luxury toiletries and fluffy bathrobes and, in some of the rooms, a standalone bath. Wireless internet is provided free of charge. Beds are covered with Egyptian sheets. Room service is offered. Access to rooms is with a keycard. There is hotel controlled air–conditioning in each room. Note however that this will not work with the windows open.
Help is on hand 24 hours from the hotels concierge and 24 hour reception.
Located at the rear of the pub itself is the hotel's restaurant and is separate to the bar. Serving
seasonal classic pub and modern gastropub dishes using local produce where possible and furnished with antique furniture. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Serves a Sunday roast. You can also eat in the bar itself.
Hotel offers a laundry service, fax and photocopy, trouser press and luggage storage. Safety deposit boxes are available.
There is an environmentally friendly policy and the hotel roof has four large solar panels generating power for the hotel.
It is not possible to smoke in any area of the hotel.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Wandsworth Town 88 yards (80 metres), Tube Station: East Putney 1 miles (1.6 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 4.4 miles (7.1 km). Just 200 yards from Wandsworth Bridge makes The Alma Hotel a decent option for a budget hotel with good links to central London. The hotel is just on the southern side of the River Thames which cuts London in half, creating the north south divide. The main tourist areas are on the northern half but The Alma is only a mile and half from central areas such as the upmarket district of Kensington and Chelsea and the famous Kings Road. The hotel is brilliantly placed for the rail network (as opposed to the tube network) as it sits directly opposite Wandsworth Road Station which is part of the London Overground system. This will allow you to connect to the tube system via Clapham North Station to the south or West Brompton Station to the north. Alternatively you could walk the 1 mile to East Putney tube station or take a taxi which would be just a 5 minute ride. The hotel also benefits from being at the end of a road that has a range of small shops including bars, restaurants and supermarkets. Well placed for Battersea heliport which is just 3/4 of a mile behind York Road. Nearest attractions include Fulham Palace (1.5 miles), Carlyles House (1.7 miles) and Earls Court Exhibition centre (2 miles). Wimbledon Tennis Championships are held just over 2 miles to the south. There is a health club and gym close by.
Bedroom Numbers: 23
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm)
Check-out: 11.00 am
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Complimentary wireless internet access throughout.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 91% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 3 star hotels is 76%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 114th from 862 London hotels, and 13th of 325 three star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Another hotel that is much like the The Alma Hotel and not too far (0.5 miles, 0.8 km) would be the 3 star Travelodge Battersea, where prices begin from around £54 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.For a hotel that offers lower base rates take a look at the Lord Kensington Hotel. 2.2 miles away (3.5 km), has been rated at 71% by past guests and whose lowest rates start at about £39 (theres free WiFi too).
Prefer something with a higher guest rating? Then the 4 Star Artist Residence London may be one too look at being 2.8 miles (4.5 km) from the The Alma Hotel. The Artist Residence London has an extremely high guest rating of 98%, one of the best rated London hotels.
Local hotels analysed:The 50 nearest hotels around this area (499 Old York Road, SW18 postcode) which we have have on our website extend out to a 2.3 miles (3.7 km) radius. The numbers by star rating are 6 five star hotels (average rating 85%), 16 four star hotels (average rating 82%), 21 three star hotels (average rating 76%) and 7 two star hotels (average rating 70%). Coming out as the top rated hotels are The Alma Hotel (this hotel) (3 star) and also the Hotel Indigo London Kensington (4 star) (both joint top with 91%).
Base Rates: We compare area starting room rates by using base rates. Bear in mind we use the published base rates which do not reflect short term offers and deals. They do however give a decent relative comparison. Looking at all hotels in the area the average base rate is £88 per night. They range from a low of £37 at Westbury Hotel Kensington (3 Star, 72%) up to £350 at Falcon Wharf Apartments (5 Star, 80%). Rates break down to the following for each star rating: Five Star average: £209, Four Star average: £98, Three Star average: £55 and Two Star average: £58.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors. We have a ranking for The Alma Hotel 1st (joint) of 50 and 1st for the 21 three star hotels in the area. Our base rate rank for the hotel is 34th of 50 (20th of 21 three star hotels.). We use the base rate ranking and review ranking for the hotel to get an overall ranking of 32nd of 46 for sheer value for money (Gateway Hotel was top).