Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Tube Station: Clapham South 281 yards (256 metres), Railway Station: Balham 0.6 miles (1 km), Motorway: M4 Junction 1 6.2 miles (10 km). The Gateway Hotel is located in Balham on the South side of the River Thames and close to the very popular Clapham Common. Its also well within walking distance (2 minutes) of Clapham South tube station which is part of the Northern Line and runs up to north London without a requiring a change. The hotel is just over 4 miles from the very tourist heart of London and the West End. Just 350 yards from the large open spaces of Clapham Common. In the surrounding area is a good selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and other amenities. Nearby attractions include the Black Cultural Archives Museum (1.81 miles) an Wimbledon Tennis (2.96 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Gateway Hotel is privately run.
All bedrooms are en-suite (shower, WC) and facilities include Coffee/tea maker, Central heating, Windows that open, AM/FM Radio and satellite television. Some rooms also include CD and DVD players.
For an extra charge the hotel serves continental breakfast each morning.
WiFi high speed internet can be accessed from all public parts of the hotel as well as the bedrooms. The hotel additionally offers a meeting room for business travellers.
Bedroom Numbers: 20
Check-out: 11.30 am
Parking:Private parking is available on site and costs £5 per day.
Internet:WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 87% by past guests. The London average is 80% and the average for 2 star hotels is 69%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole.
Milesfaster ranking: 287th from 866 London hotels, and 3rd of 70 two star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: Also close by and a similar hotel (0.7 miles, 1.2 km) would be the 2 star London Town Hotel, whose lowest rates start at about £59 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.Looking for lower base rates? Then another option might be the Smart Hyde Park View Hostel. 1.2 miles away (1.9 km), has scored 70% from former guests and whose lowest rates start at about £11 (theres free WiFi too).
Howabout an alternative hotel that has scores higher in guest reviews? Then the 5 Star Egerton House Hotel ticks many of the right boxes. The Egerton House Hotel is only 0.5 miles (0.7 km) away. The Egerton House Hotel has a perfect unblemished customer rating 99%, a truly stunning achievement.
Local hotels analysed:The closest fifty hotels around this area (14 Balham Hill, SW12 postcode) that are listed on this website cover a 3.0 miles (4.8 km) radius. The numbers for each star rating are 8 five star hotels (average rating 87%), 12 four star hotels (average rating 86%), 24 three star hotels (average rating 78%) and 6 two star hotels (average rating 76%). Top 2 star hotel is Gateway Hotel (this hotel) at 87%. The highest rating in the isa goes to Artist Residence London (4 star) at 97%.
Base Rates: We look at what the average base rates are for the area and by star rating. These rates do not take account of offers and short term deals so are just a guide. If we look at the average for all hotels in the area (nearest 50) we get an average base rate of £116 per night. The lowest rates are at £49 at Victoria Inn Hotel (3 Star, 76%) and highest base rates of £426 at The Apartments by The Sloane Club (5 Star, 91%). Averages for each sector of star rating: Five Star average: £227, Four Star average: £127, Three Star average: £87 and Two Star average: £59.
Using our in-house algorithm we rank hotels based on guest ratings and weighted for related factors we rank Gateway Hotel 17th (joint) of 50 area hotels and 1st for the 6 two star hotels in the area. We rank the hotel 5th of 50 (2nd of 6 two star hotels.) for base rates. We rank this hotel based on rates and also review scores to place it 1st of 47 of all the closest hotels in terms of value for money. The high value for money score (no.1 ranking) is in thanks to a really high guest rating for its sector. This balanced the higher than average rates.
Comment: The Gateway Hotel South London was refurbished in 2010.