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The Gateway Hotel offers high standard and convenient accommodation located close to Clapham South tube station. We are conveniently located close to the heart of the city yet within 3 minutes walk of one of london's finest open spaces, Cl... Read more

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Gateway Hotel

(290 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.8
  • Value 4.0
  • Friendliness 4.3
  • Cleanliness 4.1
  • Facilities 3.6
  • Service 4.2
  • Location 4.3

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  • 3.9
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Apr 15

Great value for money

An overnight stay as we were out in the West End Read more

Likes?
We know the area well and it is conveniently located for Clapham South Tube Station
Dislikes?
None
5
Gerard Mature couple Stayed: Mar 15

Service with a BIG smile

A very pleasant one night stay at this hotel. Greatly appreciated the of road parking and,in particular, the wonderfully friendly receptionist on the evening of our arrival. Read more

Likes?
Off road parking and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
None
5
Daniel Young couple Stayed: Feb 15

Short but sweet stay

Cosy but cheap and clean, no fuss and was the best affordable in the area. Would recommend. Read more

Likes?
shower was nice, comfy bed and central location near 2 stations
Dislikes?
None
4
KG Young couple Stayed: Feb 15

Good value for money.

Small room but perfect for a short stay. It was clean, well-located and the bed was comfortable! Read more

Likes?
x
Dislikes?
x
4
Gay Adults Stayed: Jan 15

A really friendly relaxing place to stay

We stayed for 3 nights in the triple room - it was comfortable and despite the fact that we were at the front of the hotel, we were not disturbed by the traffic noise Read more

Likes?
The staff were really nice and made us feel very welcome. And when we asked for more bed clothes, Alex came back in a few minutes with two more duvets - excellent customer service!
Dislikes?
None
5
Alan Mature couple Stayed: Jan 15

Great hotel

We stayed at this hotel because we knew the area very well and wished to have accommodation in the area. This hotel fitted the bill Read more

Likes?
The fact that the hotel was just where we wanted it to be and is very close to Clapham South Underground Station
Dislikes?
None
5
Julie Adults Stayed: Dec 14

Pleasant but noisy

Short, did what was needed but some of the facilities disappointing! Read more

Likes?
Friendly service!
Dislikes?
Very noisy!
We were at the front and at the foot of the corridor!
3
Jan Family with older children Stayed: Dec 14

Basic but friendly, comfortable, clean and good value.

We stayed two nights, attending my son's wedding. We were made to feel very welcome and the staff were extremely helpful. Read more

Likes?
The friendly, helpful staff, the comfortable rooms and the spotless cleanliness of the hotel. It was nothing fancy but was excellent value and suited our needs perfectly.
Dislikes?
The hotel was on the main road and was noisy all night, but the windows were double glazed and ear plugs were provided and certainly helped.No hot breakfast but the breakfast box was adequate.
5
Colin Mature couple Stayed: Dec 14

Competitively priced and comfortable accommodation which was handy for all travel and visiting needs

Short break weekend to visit relatives and see a bit of London. Read more

Likes?
Hotel was comfortable, staff were friendly and helpful and it was close to tube and bus stops for getting around.
Dislikes?
We were in a room at the front of the hotel and it was noisy mainly due to road traffic which continued during the night.
4
Kenneth Alone Stayed: Dec 14

Good value and access to the city, good if used to city noise and light

First time in or near Clapham - better value than central London but noisier than modern budget hotels Read more

Likes?
Easy walk from Clapham South. Comfortable bed feeling like crisp linen; sparkling attractive shower; a comfortable armchair & electric sockets that were easily accessible to charge phone and laptop.
Dislikes?
Sound of other guests passing - inadequate insulation; sound of traffic on Balham Hill all night, although the hotel provided ear plugs; lack of a blackout blind to block the light from the street.
3
christine Adults Stayed: Nov 14

Welcoming and comfortable

Our room was spacious and beds very comfortable. It was quiet considering location on a main road. Read more

Likes?
Being welcomed warmly by friendly staff
Dislikes?
There was no heating in the bathroom and the floor was extremely cold to stand on.
4
Daniel Adults Stayed: Nov 14

Very friendly staff good location

Brilliant service from staff rooms high quilaty and clean rooms Read more

Likes?
So close to tube and good quality beds very impressed as price was very good
Dislikes?
None
5
Madeleine Mature couple Stayed: Nov 14

Reasonable stay at the Gateway

Overnight stay Read more

Likes?
Good size room, comfortable bed,
Dislikes?
Poor shower. Radiators switched off and windows open only able to turn one radiator on. Noise of kid running up and down on floor above very intrusive fortunately it didn't wake until 7am next day.
4
Eithne Adults Stayed: Nov 14

Friendly, HELPFUL staff

2 mothers & 2 adult daughters were in London for long weekend. We wanted an affordable hotel in a charming nieghbourhood away from & close to city center & we got it! In Gateway, service was great from start: we were given early access to our clean and comfortable rooms. For departure young woman on desk got a good quote for taxi to Gatwick and ensured the taxi company stuck to their word. She then loaded our bags into taxi before we had returned from walk; all done with a smile! Read more

Likes?
Location was great and staff were so helpful.
Dislikes?
None
5
Helen Adults Stayed: Nov 14

Good location with friendly and helpful staff.

Very comfortable and conveniently located hotel for our stay in London. Staff very friendly and efficient. Read more

Likes?
Location and staff
Dislikes?
None
4
Phillip Mature couple Stayed: Oct 14

Visiting family

A very pleasant stay in an excellent budget hotel. Compact but immaculate room. Staff went out of their way to help wand get my coat back to me when I left it behind. Thank you very much. Would definitely stay with you again. Read more

Likes?
Friendliness of staff and cleanliness of room.
Dislikes?
None
5
Grant Young couple Stayed: Oct 14

Great service and convenient location

We stayed in the Gateway overnight as we were at the O2 Brixton Academy to see a band. Hotel staff were super helpful especially Alex. Room was good and shower great. Double glazing stopped road noise so we had a good sleep in a comfortable bed. Would definitely recommend as close to Clapham South so super easy for getting into London. Thanks! Read more

Likes?
Alex was really helpful with bus and train info and a cab number if we needed it. Would recommend to friends
Dislikes?
None
4
CHRISTOPHER Alone Stayed: Oct 14

Always reliable and convenient

In LOndon to attend a conference. Read more

Likes?
Always find the room comfortable and convenient for a basic "room only" stay..
Dislikes?
None
4
Jeanette Mature couple Stayed: Oct 14

Ultra friendly staff who made us feel at home on our one night stay in the Big Smoke

We were just using the hotel as a base, as were going out to a party in Clapham. The receptionist gave us extra information, that was useful to our stay. The room was very comfortable, and we appreciated the extra touches; like ear plugs/ shower caps etc. Read more

Likes?
The receptionist, the room was very comfortable, and the shower was very powerful in a good way.
Dislikes?
Tiny bit of noise from being on a main street, but this was not too much of an issue, and nothing could really be done about it.
4
Janine Family with older children Stayed: Oct 14

Very friendly Staff!!

We had a good Time in the Hotel Read more

Likes?
The Roos are clean
Dislikes?
nothing:-)
4
Inessa Adults Stayed: Sep 14

Excellent accommodation and the most friendly hotel in London

I stayed for a few nights with friends and then moved to a single room. The staff made it all very easy and comfortable. Read more

Likes?
Everything was great. The rooms are spacious, even the single room, the staff is extremely nice and helpful, the location is fine - short walk from the tube an you can get to Southbank in 15 minutes.
Dislikes?
I can only think about the fridge being a bit noisy, but I'm very sensitive to noise, my friend didn't even notice it. Turned it off for the night anyway.
5
jackie Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Once again brilliant

We stayed for two nights as we were attending a party on the Saturday night. The hotel is ideal for and would highly recommend. Staff were brilliant Read more

Likes?
Room was ideal would want this room again. Perfect.
Dislikes?
None
5
karen Adults Stayed: Sep 14

attending family wedding

Very convenient to location, shops at hand, hotel has everything you require for a comfortable stay, staff friendly and helpful arranging transport etc. Read more

Likes?
Cleanliness and comfy bed
Dislikes?
None
4
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

A great value, convenient location with a comfortable room.

Two comfortable nights...out and about the rest of the time. Read more

Likes?
Close to family ,transportation, groceries and local eating spots.
Dislikes?
None
5
Sergio Alone Stayed: Sep 14

nice place and close to underground station

only one night Read more

Likes?
very easy and short access to the underground station
Dislikes?
the noise for the room in front of the Street...ear caps supplied not easy to "use"....
4
Jason Young couple Stayed: Sep 14

Overnight stay for a wedding in Dulwich

My wife and I needed a room within a reasonable distance to Dulwich to stay on the night of the wedding of one of our friends. Read more

Likes?
The room was very comfortable and most importantly clean. The staff were friendly and very obliging to our requests. The area has everything anyone would need within walking distance.
Dislikes?
The shower head sent water out at odd angles and our upstairs neighbours were noisy in the morning, which is of course no fault of The Gateway's.
4
Virginia Mature couple Stayed: Sep 14

Convenient, value hotel in South London

We were greeted in a very friendly manner, the room was small but adequate. All in all a good location for meeting up with family who live in that part of London, and easy to get into central London Read more

Likes?
Ithe friendly member of staff who greeted us
Dislikes?
It was a very noisy location
3
Giuseppe Young couple Stayed: Sep 14

ottimo

siamo stati benissimo, 4 giorni senza nessun problema Read more

Likes?
tutto tranquillo, nota positiva lo staff. gentile cordiale e disponibilissimo vi consiglio la conoscenza di alex
Dislikes?
niente
5
Fabian Young couple Stayed: Sep 14

Good little Place to come back!

We had a great time at the Gateway Hotel and saw a lot of London. Read more

Likes?
As the hotel is just outside of London, it is also quiet.
Near the underground.
Rapidly at appropriate places.
Dislikes?
None
4
Amanda Alone Stayed: Sep 14

excellent location for start of London to brighton bike ride

one of reasons i chose this hotel was its location and that they had secure bike storage. I was stating the London to Brighton bike ride early the next morning. The room
was pleasant and clean as was the en-suite shower room. The staff were friendly and helpful. Nothing seemed too much trouble.
was pleasant and clean as was the en-suite Read more

Likes?
Close proximity to Clapham Common.
Friendly helpful staff.
Dislikes?
Felt it was quite expensive but as i am not used to staying in hotels i have nothing to compare it with.
4
Janine Young couple Stayed: Aug 14

Ideal location for SW4 festival, comfortable room, a little noisy due to nearby pub - enjoyable stay

We went to SW4 festival, the hotel was ideally located for this, easy to find and free parking in the road right by it. Staff were very friendly and helpful considering we arrived 2 hours early to check in. The room had everything we needed, the bed was comfy and everything was clean. The pub next door was a little noisy but earplugs were provided! Read more

Likes?
We booked very last minute, yet we couldn't have wished for a better location. The next day we hopped on the tube and saw all the sights of London very easily.
Dislikes?
None
4
Carolann Adults Stayed: Aug 14

Great little hotel right next to Clapham common

Came with 4 of my friends for the SW4 dance festival. Was ideal location for us. Rooms were comfy clean and had a fridge which was a great bonus. Read more

Likes?
Location and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Dislikes?
None
4
Eileen Adults Stayed: Aug 14

Good value, clean and very close to tube

Weekend to visit relatives, arrived 6pm greeted by friendly receptionist, who helped with bags and showed us to our room. Read more

Likes?
Easy to come and go, location good.
Dislikes?
None
4
Eduardo Family with young children Stayed: Aug 14

Simple but good value for money

N/a Read more

Likes?
Location.
Quiet area.
Connection with bus and tube, less than 2 min eqch.
Dislikes?
Bed not so wide for a twin room.
4
CHRISTOPHER Alone Stayed: Aug 14

Good for a basic stay

Always stay here when visiting the area either for work or family reasons: clean, inexpensive by comparison with London's outrageous prices, friendly and clean. Plenty of places nearby for food and drink and proximity to Clapham South tube station and bus stop outside make it especially useful. Read more

Likes?
Clean, comfortable and convenient via public transport both for central London and immediate surburbs
Dislikes?
None
4
Alison Alone Stayed: Aug 14

Fine for a short stay

The hotel is well-located for public transport links and offers clean, reasonably comfortable facilities. My room , while not having contemporary or matching furnishing, was perfectly adequate for a short stay. The staff were friendly and helpful. Read more

Likes?
A perfect location. Car parking with prior booking.
Dislikes?
None
4
Kathryn Alone Stayed: Aug 14

perfect for one night

Wanted somewhere convenient for London and got it. Great room, if a bit loud from traffic. Read more

Likes?
Amazing staff, Alex on reception was fantastic and couldn't do enough
Dislikes?
None
4
Linda Alone Stayed: Jul 14

Extremely friendly staff

I arrived at the Gateway to an extremely friendly welcome from two staff members. In particular Alex from Brazil. I had a tough day that day and was in need of some cheering up. Alex put a huge smile on my face and made me feel very welcome. Thank you Alex you turned my day around :). Read more

Likes?
As above
Dislikes?
None
4
Sally Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

comfortable though noisy

despite a hot (and noisy) july night, we were able to be clean and fairly rested Read more

Likes?
close to tube station
clean room with all necessary facilities
friendly reception
functional fan
advice about local cafes
Dislikes?
hot and noisy (not your fault)
(also not your fault) dreadful cross-town public transport
4
Frank & Sharon Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

Adequate accommodation for a short stay

A short (2 night) stay to visit family in the area Read more

Likes?
Staff service and friendliness is among the best we've ever had.
Dislikes?
Street noise
3
karen Adults Stayed: Jul 14

over night stay

clean rooms good value for money good location for travel links. Read more

Likes?
central for easy tube links, Clapham common and high street on the door step.
Dislikes?
None
4
Sylvie Mature couple Stayed: Jul 14

very pleasant stay, functional and comfortable room

5 days stay to visit our family, to discover London, make purchases Read more

Likes?
proximity of transports, the parks
Dislikes?
None
5
Daryn Family with young children Stayed: Jun 14

Good value for money

Stayed 1 night after the Calling Festival in Clapham Common which was a 5min walk away.
Receptionist was very friendly and accommodating and the double room suited us fine. The only negative was the shower was very weak but that's just being fussy.
Would definitely stay there again. Read more

Likes?
Great location and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
Shower.
4
Jackie Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Great staff, great location, basic but clean accommodation

Great location for what we wanted, staff very helpful and friendly. Room basic but very clean. Only complaint was that the shower was pretty poor! Read more

Likes?
Staff and location
Dislikes?
Shower very poor
4
Mike Adults Stayed: Jun 14

Great Value, clean and friendly

I stayed for one night before the London to Brighton bike ride. Alex on reception was really friendly and helpful. Bike storage was well organised and secure. The hotel was spotless and the room was very comfortable and well equipped. The room was one of the cleanest I've ever seen. Read more

Likes?
Friendly, helpful staff. Spotless room, 4 pillows rather than the standard 2. Perfect location. Bike storage was brilliant.
Dislikes?
Balham Hill can be noisy but its London after all. The windows are pretty effective at keeping the noise out but the hotel supply earplugs, which is a nice touch.
5
Gemma Adults Stayed: Jun 14

Excellent service and value

Overnight before the London to Brighton bike ride Read more

Likes?
Clean, comfortable and convenient
Dislikes?
None
5
Richard Mature couple Stayed: Jun 14

Suited our requirements

Comfortable Read more

Likes?
Close to family gathering
Dislikes?
None
5
Gloria Alone Stayed: Jun 14

Perfect Location / Good Price!

I had a pleasant 2-night stay. Room was a bit tatty and dated as far as decor, but comfortable. Read more

Likes?
It was a ten minute walk from Clapham Common (where my event was being held). Also, the staff was great about letting me check in after 9pm. They even called me to find out when I would be arriving!
Dislikes?
None
4
CHRISOTPHER Alone Stayed: May 14

Practical base

Good,, clean, convenient, basic hotel adjacent to Clapham South tube and local buses, Clapham Common: far better value than basic hotels in Central London. Read more

Likes?
Convenient, clean, good room facilities - it's basic but quiet and comfortable with good shower and bathroom facilities.
Dislikes?
No - it was ideal ideal for my purposes and I will return.
5
Jayne Mature couple Stayed: May 14

Convenient for visiting relatives

Farther a small bed in room 5 plus v noisy traffic Read more

Likes?
Convenient
Dislikes?
Size of bed and noisy road
2
Wendy Mature couple Stayed: May 14

Very good value for money

Very good for short stay to visit London sights,we went to the Chelsea flower show. Read more

Likes?
Staff helpful with travel advice,very friendly.Hotel very near to Clapham South tube.
Dislikes?
None
5
Victoria With a colleague Stayed: May 14

Clean, friendly and good location.

Brief but friendly and good value Read more

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
None
4
Karen Mature couple Stayed: May 14

The location made up for some issues in the room

Arrival good and check in friendly and efficient. Room seemed good enough if somewhat tired with a wobbly toilet that ended up flooding the first time it was used- all sorted quickly when reported though so fine. Unfortunately the fridge still had the remains of a pastry inside when we arrived and lamp not working. We are not that easily upset and did not feel the need to report. Read more

Likes?
Beds very comfortable and left to our own devices which we like
Our room was on busy thoroughfare both inside and out but the noise did not bother us at all
Dislikes?
Black residue in kettle made it unusable - like a tea bag had been boiled up in it. after a few boils it seemed ok - attention to details somewhat lacing
4
Andrejs With a colleague Stayed: May 14

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Likes?
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Dislikes?
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3
Joanna Alone Stayed: May 14

Surprisingly good for such a reasonable cost

The price led me to believe it wouldn't be anywhere close to the reality. The room was comfortable and clean, but noisy - from both the road and other guests - but ear plugs are provided. Wifi is available and, if you get in early enough parking for small vehicles. For the price what you got was brilliant, don't expect 5 star quality but it's worth every penny. Close to the tube and local ships I felt safe staying on my own in a part of the city I don't know. Would definitely reo Read more

Likes?
Parking/wifi/earplugs/staff/price
Dislikes?
None
5
florence Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Perfect for visiting London

We went to visit London
Perfect location (near the tube in zone 2 and the buses)
Just 20 min by tube for central London

Hard to find a room not expensive with bathroom in the room. Read more

Likes?
Bed was good, we slept very well
A little fridge to have fresh drinks (a lot of shops around the hotel)
We can make coffee and tea
And a the room is a good size .
Dislikes?
None
4
Elizabeth Adults Stayed: Apr 14

Very good value and would stay again

One night for a hen party. The location was perfect and the price was very reasonable. Read more

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
None
4
Alan Alone Stayed: Apr 14

The room, although small, was very clean and comfortable. The staff were very courteous and helpful

Visiting for my Son's wedding. Read more

Likes?
The staff pointed gave great advice on how to get around in London. Recommended an Oyster card which saved money and eased getting around.
Dislikes?
Breakfast was bland. The orange juice tasted weird. The room's was on the front of the hotel, on the lowest floor - it was very noisy due to traffic noise. Refrigerator made a lot of noise.
4
Sandra Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Perfect stay for our wedding

We got married in London and stayed for four nights at the Gateway. Read more

Likes?
The size of the room, the more than friendly and helpful staff, the flowers and the congratulation card
Dislikes?
The low waterpressure in the shower, the room was a little noisy
5
CHRISTOPHER Alone Stayed: Apr 14

Practical base in SW

Very useful base when visiting family in Clapham: close to Clapham South tubes and bus services, Clapham Common, shops and local facilities. Read more

Likes?
Reasonable (for London) price, spotlessly clean shower, washing and WC facilities, very comfortable double bed, quiet in a fairly noisy area, convenient for all local facilities, especially the Tube.
Dislikes?
None
4
Dimitrios Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

great

Everything was excellent! Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff,close to underground
Dislikes?
None
5
PATRICIA Alone Stayed: Apr 14

good value and a convenient location

3 days at hotel over Easter. Read more

Likes?
Room was kept very clean and fresh. Fridge a bonus. Staff were friendly and helpful. Location very convenient to tube and several main supermarkets. Liked the patio/garden area also.
Dislikes?
None
4
Thomas Young couple Stayed: Apr 14

Very friendly staff, clean room. Everything was easy-going... ;-)

Nice! Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff, clean&nice room
Dislikes?
None
4
Michael Family with older children Stayed: Apr 14

All in all OK

Wecame only to sleep in the hotel. Read more

Likes?
Near t tbe and busses
Dislikes?
Police and ambulances are loud
3
JOAN Mature couple Stayed: Apr 14

comfortable and convenient

3 night stay on a very active weekend. Comfortable and relaxing room. Read more

Likes?
Very good location close to lots of shops, cafes and transport links. Fridge in the room a very welcome bonus.
Dislikes?
None
4
Ester Family with older children Stayed: Mar 14

Really friendly staff! but poor facilities. No breakfast, no one at reception in weekend.

rooms were clean but sober. Very much noise from outside and other room. Could hear eachother speak in the room next to each other. Read more

Likes?
The friendly staff
Dislikes?
the facilities like staff in the weekend and breakfast
2
Catherine Alone Stayed: Mar 14

Comfortable Accommodation in a good location

Comfortable Read more

Likes?
Comfortable, clean room and friendly staff.
Dislikes?
None
5
Sarah Young couple Stayed: Mar 14

suitable

it was clean and central. it was near all transport facilities. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful Read more

Response

I am sorry to learn that you carried your bags around with you all day. Our check in time of 3pm is more of a guideline by which guests can expect rooms to be ready, rather than a hard and fast rule. We will never turn guests away who arrive early (if your room is ready, you can check-in straight away) and we are more than happy to store luggage whislt you explore the local area if rooms are not quite ready on arrival.

Likes?
How clean and central it was.
Dislikes?
We arrived into London early on Friday and would liked to check in earlier than 3pm or even leave our bags at the hotel rather than carrying them around.
5
Carole Mature couple Stayed: Feb 14

Very convenient location, good value for money

We spent 2 nights, for a family visit.
Location close to Clapham common is very convenient, superior room is quite spacious, although the bathroom is quite small, and wardrobe even smaller . Read more

Likes?
- excellent location, very close to Underground direct to St Pancras
- very quiet
- very good value for money
- We'll come back
Dislikes?
None
4
CHRISTOPHER Alone Stayed: Jan 14

Convenient, comfortable, London overnight

Clean, comfortable with good shower and WC, no frills (no breakfast, but I was aware of that) hotel close to Clapham South station so only a 20 minute journey to Central London, close to the Common for some fresh air. Preferable to paying three times the sum for Central London. Read more

Likes?
A third the price of Central London rip-offs, quiet,close to Tube, bus and Clapham; discount for single occupancy,very comfortable bed, so slept very well. Plenty of tea, coffee etc. 11.00 checkout.
Dislikes?
None
4
david Mature couple Stayed: Jan 14

dont use.

small room, broken toilet and so close to wall one cant sit properly, shower pressure rubbish, not overly clean. extremely noisy from close by traffic. Read more

Likes?
nothing
Dislikes?
None
1
Julien Family with young children Stayed: Jan 14

Convenient hotel if you have relatives in the neighbourhood

Fair 4 nights stay. Staff friendly.
A little noisy from the road. Read more

Likes?
Quiet inside the hotel.
Dislikes?
We were given a cot but without any mattress : absolutely not usable.
The staff gave us a duvet though and we managed to use it safely...
But it is not acceptable at all.
3
Thomas Mature couple Stayed: Dec 13

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Likes?
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Dislikes?
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5
Giuseppe Mature couple Stayed: Dec 13

comfortable and affordable

our second stay in 2013 Read more

Likes?
comfortable and affordable
Dislikes?
None
4
catherine Adults Stayed: Dec 13

Excellent

Enjoyed our stay, room clean and warm, tea making facilities, plenty towels Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
No
5
HELENE Mature couple Stayed: Nov 13

Perfect wedding in London

After a great wedding in London we stayed in the Gateway hotel which was a nice and comfortable place to be Read more

Likes?
All
Dislikes?
None
4
Kaja Steel Adults Stayed: Nov 13

Great Place

Working away, need a reasonably priced place to stay, great value great service. Read more

Likes?
Denah, was very helpful & friendly, and sorted out any issues I had. i.e. vat receipts
Dislikes?
None
5
Paul Adults Stayed: Nov 13

Comfortable, warm and clean accommodation

2 nights visiting a friend in Clapham Read more

Likes?
Comfortable beds
Dislikes?
None
4
Anna Alone Stayed: Nov 13

Warm and friendly - definitely recommend

I come from Australia and stay in Clapham about once a year. I had never tried the Gateway before but will make this my permanent hotel. The receptionist was so lovely and the room was a perfect size, clean, warm (little too warm until I turned the heater off - I thought I would need the heater in November which bodes will for being there she it is really cold) and the hotel is a great location so close to the tube Read more

Likes?
The staff, location, room cleanliness
Dislikes?
None
5
Ron Mature couple Stayed: Sep 13

Sufficient for our purpose on this trip

Hotel easily located near to underground and bus service handy for visiting our son in Clapham and commute into the city. Short stay of 3 nights worked fine being out and about most of the time. Read more

Likes?
Friendly informal staff and clean room. Key to side door for returning later to the hotel worked fine and no late noise from residents even though hotel was full Friday night.
Dislikes?
Room size better suited to single occupier, as double bed was pushed against one wall was awkward to get in and out of. This was not made clear before hand. Background traffic noise with window shut.
3
leonardo Young couple Stayed: Sep 13

Amazing

Wonderful Read more

Likes?
Everything
Dislikes?
None
4
Avinash Adults Stayed: Sep 13

Extremely Comfortable

We spent 7 nights at the Gateway Hotel. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms were very neat and comfortable. For a budget stay, it was perfect and a 3-4 min walk to the nearest tube station made it very convenient. There are more than a few supermarkets within the vicinity to pick up anything that you need. The overall stay in the Gateway hotel was well worth it and we would definitely love to come back! Read more

Likes?
The rooms were clean and tidy and were cleaned everyday.
The staff and the receptionists were extremely friendly and helped guide us through London. Very well located and easy access to transportatio
Dislikes?
None
5
Giuseppe Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

good place, good stay, good value for money

4 nights, the room was little but very nice, all ok but the double bed was too little for us Read more

Likes?
almost all
Dislikes?
the double bed was too little; not all the staff were very friendly
4
Linda Young couple Stayed: Aug 13

Nice clean hotel with a guesthouse vibe

We only stayed one night and it went very well. Read more

Likes?
The room was clean, nice size, with the main facilities. The staff was friendly and the hotel has a good atmosphere. Great location and surroundings.
Dislikes?
None
4
Lauren Alone Stayed: Aug 13

Ideal for the lone business traveller

I was in London overnight for business and needed a fairly cheap single room. I arrived late at night and they were happy to help, advising me on local places to eat. They provided tea, coffee, biscuits and hot chocolate, and even earplugs though in the end I didn't need them. In the morning, checkout was very fast and efficient. Read more

Likes?
Homely and comfortable with large clean rooms and the staff on reception were friendly and helpful. The wifi is fast and free, and it's very convenient for the Tube!
Dislikes?
None
4
Patricia Mature couple Stayed: Aug 13

A good hotel that suited our needs

We chose the Gateway Hotel as it is close to our daughter's flat in Clapham and just a few minutes from the tube station. It was in a perfect location for easy access to central London where we saw a West End musical and visited the V & A museum. It was also ideal as it is close to the restaurants and leisure facilities in Clapham. Unpretentious and simple the hotel proved to be an excellent base in a convenient location Read more

Likes?
There was no pressure to have breakfast. The small fridge and the good refreshment facilities made it easy to enjoy breakfast and snacks in the room. The room was a good size with a seating area.
Dislikes?
The shower water pressure was poor; there was limited reception with the TV; and there was limited wardrobe/storage space. These minor niggles did not spoil our short stay (three nights)
4
Joyce Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

Comfortable and relaxing

It was a very pleasant experience Read more

Likes?
The bed was very comfortable which enabled us to have a good nights sleep making us feel relaxed and ready for the days sightseeing
Dislikes?
None
4
Robert Alone Stayed: Jul 13

Clean, tidy and well located hotel

The hotel was easy to find and parking space was available. The room was large and very clean. Read more

Likes?
The person on reception was very helpful and the room/parking was immediately available.
Dislikes?
The only adverse comment is that the room was noisy from the traffic but ear plugs are provided.
4
Roy Mature couple Stayed: Jul 13

Very pleasant considering the very hot nights

We spent two night in the hotel while visiting our Son who lives half a mile away. Read more

Likes?
Particularly appreciated the silent fan in our room and the earplugs provided.
Dislikes?
The water pressure in the shower could have been better
4
Claire Young couple Stayed: Jul 13

Enjoyable weekend stay in friendly hotel

We stayed in The Gateway hotel for 3 nights in July. We were visiting relatives and sightseeing. The hotel was close to the tube station and a good place to base ourselves for our break Read more

Likes?
Convenient location in Clapham, close to the tube station. Friendly staff, spacious room, clean.
Dislikes?
As it was very hot when we were staying at the hotel we had to open the windows at night and it was hard to sleep with all the noise from the road
4
Mario With a colleague Stayed: Jul 13

Pleasant stay

We had a pleasant stay at the Gateway Hotel. The room and facilities were clean. The staff member at the check in was very friendly even though we checked in a bit late. Read more

Likes?
Nice room and comfortable bed. The Hotel is very near to Clapham South station and a bus stop is right in front of it.
Dislikes?
The TV signal was poor at times, but that wasn't really a problem.
4
Fiona Family with older children Stayed: Jun 13

comfortable

5 nights in the hotel Read more

Likes?
unaware of anyone else staying there although it was full - quiet, friendly, comfortable, good location
Dislikes?
None
5
jean Adults Stayed: Jun 13

Nice clean enviroment

Great! Read more

Likes?
Although I hired a car tube station across he rd
Dislikes?
Parking ticket as I was unloading cases.
5
Chris Young couple Stayed: Jun 13

A very nice night

We stayed overnight to visit two university open days the next day. Read more

Likes?
Comfy bed and free tea and biscuits! Staff were very friendly.
Dislikes?
None
4
Louise Young couple Stayed: Jun 13

Really pleasant, staff friendly too!

no fuss, clean rooms and great value for money Read more

Likes?
Cleanliness of the rooms and friendly staff
Dislikes?
No
5
Moira Family with older children Stayed: Jun 13

A holiday in London

We stayed at the Gateway for 5 days in June 2013. Read more

Likes?
The location is great - a bus stop outside the door, a Tube station & 3 grocery stores within a short walking distance. Dayna at the front desk was so helpful and pleasant.
Dislikes?
A more thorough cleaning is needed between visitors (inside the closet and under the beds). Traffic noise at night was very loud, although earplugs are provided by the hotel!
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Jun 13

N/A

N/A Read more

Likes?
N/A
Dislikes?
None
4
GARY Alone Stayed: May 13

Business Trip

Hotel was in a fair location, room seemed quite a decent size, had to pay extra for parking,it was in a stones throw from take-aways and Restaurants,the room was very noisey with road noise and chatter of people outside??i was put in a room that the previous occupant had been smoking?? i am not a smoker and could distinctively smell the stench of a cigarette, which i detest! i asked the receptionist to move me to another room, but said that they where fully booked and suggested to opena Window?? Read more

Likes?
it was in walking distance of a variety of food houses...
Dislikes?
Smokey room that i hated, difficult to breathe, and certainly puts you off going to that hotel again?
And something needs to be done with the traffic noise and shootings.coming through the windows...
2
Rosanna Adults Stayed: May 13

Lovely hotel and perfect location

The hotel was very helpful when I booked two car parking spaces. They also didn't have a twin room for two of my guests so gave them a double each as a gesture of goodwill! They contacted me beforehand to let me know this and were very accommodating. The communication of the hotel was very good.
Tea and coffee making facilities were well stocked and always nice to have in the rooms. White clean linen on beds was lovely. I was very happy with this hotel and would not hesitate to book again. Read more

Likes?
I really liked the hotel grounds, small but well kept and pretty. The beds were also very comfortable and all my guests (10 girls) all commented on what a good nights sleep they had.
Dislikes?
Shower was just ok. The water pressure was not very strong.
5
Christopher Alone Stayed: Apr 13

Friendly and great value for money

My stay was for 2 nights, whilst looking for accommodation around the area after transferring from Australia. Read more

Likes?
The room was pleasant and was definitely great value for money. Also, surprisingly very little traffic noise from the busy road outside for a front facing room. The staff were very friendly.
Dislikes?
That the place was fully booked for the remainder of my grace period paid by work.
5
Avril Alone Stayed: Apr 13

Basic clean hotel, The price paid reflected the accomadation.

I simply wanted a decent place to sleep in while visiting relatives in Clapham. I was on a budget but this better than Euro style hotels I had considered. The bed was comfortable, and I felt secure with the convenience of my own key given to let myself in and out. Read more

Likes?
The price reflected the basic nature of the hotel. It was clean and the tea making facilities and fridge were an added bonus. The twin room was a reasonable size for London. The price was good.
Dislikes?
None
4
Deb Mature couple Stayed: Mar 13

Great location to train station.

Check-in staff member not very helpful or friendly and when mentioned that one of the heaters in the room didn't work, nothing was done about it. Other staff friendly and helpful. Read more

Likes?
Close to train station and really nice restaurant next door. Room clean and spacious.
Dislikes?
Had to pay for parking and parking not available every day we stayed. Small bathroom.
4
Vanessa Young couple Stayed: Mar 13

Good stay for your £

Stayed in 002 - Basic room, clean, and warm. Comfortable enough. Large bathroom, good water pressure in the bath. Good value of your money. Needs an overall update with renovations, but it was fine. I'm too much of a modern woman with advanced taste. Read more

Likes?
Convenient location to Clapham South tube
Dislikes?
None
4
David Alone Stayed: Feb 13

Good value friendly accomodation in London

Perfect for overnight after visiting for rugby and seeing relative living in Balham Read more

Likes?
Ease of access, checking in-out, price
Dislikes?
No
4
Thomas Mature couple Stayed: Dec 12

Nice and good location

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Likes?
-
Dislikes?
-
4
Thomas Mature couple Stayed: Dec 12

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Likes?
x
Dislikes?
x
5
MIGUEL Adults Stayed: Dec 12

Good hotel

Great! Read more

Likes?
Clean rooms and very confortable.
Dislikes?
None
4
Samantha Young couple Stayed: Oct 12

good value for money

A good sized, clean ensuite double. I had a comfortable nights sleep and the staff were very friendly. Read more

Likes?
I liked that amenities such as tea/biscuits and good quality shower gel were provided within in the very reasonable price o the it room.f
Dislikes?
It is a bit noisy but I expect that is the case for most London hotels and I slept well so the noise wasn't bad enough to keep me awake.
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Oct 12

good all round

Comfortable, clean, good facilities, a shower that works well, comfortable bed, freshly decorated, double glazing kept room quiet, had excellent breakfaste at cafe nearby. Read more

Likes?
as above
Dislikes?
None
5
Kate Alone Stayed: Oct 12

Great place to stay - just what I needed while I looked for permanent accommodation

My stay was just what I needed - a clean, spacious room for a few days while I started my new job and looked for more permanent accommodation. Read more

Likes?
Room was clean and spacious, hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, location next to clapham south tube station was very convenient.
Dislikes?
Eating facilities; I would've liked the hotel to have had a buffet breakfast included in the stay, and also a restaurant for the evenings.
5
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Oct 12

Secure parking, clean and comfortable.

Clean and comfortable, but a bit drab. Close to tube station, pub, supermarkets and takeaways. Also very close to Clapham Common and easy to find our way around. Read more

Likes?
Secure car parking, clean and tidy room with all facilities needed.
Dislikes?
Noisy neighbours upstairs, but not hotel's fault. Some traffic noise, but not excessive.
3
Susan Mature couple Stayed: Oct 12

Excellent value hotel in London

So much better than I expected. The staff were excellent, the breakfast very generous, the location perfect and easy to park on street. Read more

Likes?
The room was large and the shower room good, furnishings were well above average and the beds very comfy. We slept like a log.
Dislikes?
Nothing
4
Terence Mature couple Stayed: Oct 12

reasonable priced accomodation.

It was comfortable for what we wanted, reasonable price, comfortable, adequate facilities, in the area we wanted to stay. I will certainly be booking with them again next year when we return to London. Read more

Likes?
The location for our purpose was excellent.
The receptionist, Deena, was excellent, friendly and helpful.
We have paid a lot more elsewhere for a lot less.
Dislikes?
None
4
Harriet Alone Stayed: Sep 12

Good value accommodation

Good size room, quiet location, very close to the tube. Read more

Likes?
Good size room, quiet location, very close to the tube. Not too far from Central London. Good value.
Dislikes?
Room next door was a bit noisy but did not disturb us too much.
4
Sophie Adults Stayed: Sep 12

Great value.

Myself and 2 friends spent 1 night at the Gateway Hotel and were really pleasantly surprised. We had a spacious room, everything was clean and was in a great location. Read more

Likes?
Cleanliness, well-equipped room, good location, room was quiet despite the busy main road outside. Had a great shower. Great value for money.
Dislikes?
Only saw one member of staff and he didn't speak much but was quick to respond to requests for extra milk for e.g.
4
Christine Alone Stayed: Sep 12

Lovely small Hotel

2 nights Read more

Likes?
very friendly and familiar place with friendly staff
Dislikes?
None
4
Rodney Mature couple Stayed: Sep 12

Value for money

Good clean accommodation at affordable price.Close to tube & bus. Read more

Likes?
Free parking
Dislikes?
Traffic noise
4
Elizabeth Adults Stayed: Sep 12

Good location in Clapham

With son to find accommodation in Clapham area Read more

Likes?
Proximity to tube station,parking facility,helpful staff
Dislikes?
Noise from road
4
Margaret Alone Stayed: Aug 12

Clean, comfortable and friendly hotel in good location

I had one night at this hotel in order to attend a course the following day. Such a relief to find it so close to Clapham South after a long journey, a friendly receptionist (Dina? - as in Tina), and a cup of tea in the room to refresh myself! I then had time to explore Clapham - the Common, the shops, bars/cafes and I had a good meal at Gigalum before returning to the hotel. I slept well in the comfortable bed and realy appreciated the breakfast brought to my room. Read more

Likes?
I liked the homely feel of the building which has retained its character features despite being divided up into bedrooms, and the friendly welcome of the receptionist. The location is excellent.
Dislikes?
None
5
jean Adults Stayed: Aug 12

Quaint exterior and clean trendy rooms,especially the ensuites.

Relaxing and quite central, even if you dont have access to a car. Loads of places to dine out. Read more

Likes?
The super quite fridge was a nice touch. The ensuite was
nicely designed- decorated.
Internet handy for planning trips, paying congestion charge or in my case a parking ticket.
Dislikes?
Cannot fault it.
5
Darren Family with older children Stayed: Aug 12

SW4!!10 mins walk away!Result!

we stayed at the hotel as it was very close to Clapham Common as went to the SW4 dance festival! Read more

Likes?
good double glassing!!! nice comfy bed!!!
Dislikes?
None
4
Kathleen Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

comfortable & convenient

as above Read more

Likes?
location
Dislikes?
None
5
Rod Mature couple Stayed: Aug 12

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Likes?
Reception staff very helpful and pleasant
Dislikes?
.
4
Beatrice Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

very nice

Everybody was very friendly, the room was good Read more

Likes?
your friendly employees
Dislikes?
the ground of the room should be better cleaned
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Jul 12

Short stay

A short stay in a very comfortable room Read more

Likes?
We were lucky to have a large room which was much appreciated!
Dislikes?
None
4
Ann Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

great place

very pleased with room and location. Nice hotel Read more

Likes?
Great location. Clean
Dislikes?
noisy main road
5
Margaret Adults Stayed: Jun 12

Clean and tidy and close to tube station, bus stop and Clapham Common

Overnight stay in small but clean room Read more

Likes?
Comfortable and clean room and bathroom
Dislikes?
Bit noisy on front of property but okay for night or two
4
Jackie Family with older children Stayed: Jun 12

Friendly independent hotel

Very pleasant Read more

Likes?
Being able to leave the key in the room the next morning as we had a very early start. Plenty of tea and coffee supplies! Radox shower gel!Room update due to a faulty window. Gorgeous bedding
Dislikes?
No!
5
Jon Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Fine for an overnight

Comfortable room - size fine for lone traveller. Room next to main road therefore quite noisy. Fast food, supermarket chains and expensive pub food in close proximity. Clean. Very little parking on site, which needs to be booked by phone. Read more

Likes?
A small fridge in the room is a nice addition. Clean, comfortable and a reasonable price for London.
Dislikes?
Lack of in room information about local amenities.
3
RUTH Adults Stayed: Jun 12

Perfect over nighter

One night stay for an event starting early in the area Read more

Likes?
The rooms and bathrooms had plenty of space. All the necessary in room facilities were all good enough. Beds are comfortable. Staff were helpful, even when we went home with a key! Adequate car park.
Dislikes?
The bed was a little small for a double.
4
Tina Alone Stayed: Jun 12

Given the price the room and facilities were perfectly acceptable.

Perfectly acceptable for arriving late and leaving early. Read more

Likes?
Convenience to the office of the local Company I was visiting.
Dislikes?
None
3
janet Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

good value for accommodation

enjoyed our stay at the gateway hotel Read more

Likes?
the privacy
Dislikes?
None
4
Beth Young couple Stayed: Jun 12

Perfect

My boyfriend and I were seeing Coldplay on the Saturday and just needed a place to stay over night. This perfect venue was an under five minute walk from Clapham south tube station and the beautifully building was just the right size for us. The bed was nice and comfy, the shower produced hot water and there was a fridge for our ready brought breakfast. It was a releife to find this hotel as we had been really struggling to find one that would house two 16 year olds. This was perfect. Thank you. Read more

Likes?
Everything.
Dislikes?
No.
5
CHRISTOPHER Mature couple Stayed: Jun 12

Convenient, comfortable, good value London hotel

Needed a comfortable, no-frills hotel close enough to Central London to participate in Queen's Jubilee events and see my son in Clapham. Gateway was his excellent recommendation: remarkably convenient (close to Clapham South Tube and buses and local facilities), reasonable room with good shower facilities. Only downside was lack of breakfast - although it's "room-only" booking form does say a breakfast can be ordered in advance but told not so. Read more

Likes?
Convenient, comfortable bed, useful having a fridge and not the usual London rip-off. Easy to reach central London by Tube or taxi very quickly.
Dislikes?
Concerned that no breakfast is available when the booking form says one can be ordered in advance (no cafes open at breakfast time in the area except a rather grubby Costa cafe); very little wardrobe.
5
Steve Alone Stayed: May 12

Quiet stay, given location on main road :-)

Very pleasant and easy. Read more

Likes?
Easy check in / out
Dislikes?
Bed not that comfy, but good enough.
4
George Adults Stayed: May 12

Having a comfortable place to stay with parking was great.

The hotel was what we needed as we were attending a family party next door at the Avalon. It was exactly what we required, somewhere comfortable, with parking and not too expensive. Read more

Likes?
The rooms were comfortable and having the parking was a bonus.
Dislikes?
The rooms were very hot due to the hot weather so the windows had to be open which meant it was a bit difficult to sleep with the road noise.
4
Thomas Mature couple Stayed: May 12

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Likes?
-
Dislikes?
-
5
Ciaran Alone Stayed: May 12

Adequate accommodation, could pay more attention to detail.

One night stay on a leisure and family visit to London. Read more

Likes?
Accommodation was clean, reasonable price for London and is close to tube and bus connections.
Dislikes?
While offered free wifi, the signal was not strong enough for a connection.
TV could not receive BBC channels ( needs retuning?) and the remote control did not work properly. Room not quiet.
3
Thomas Mature couple Stayed: May 12

Good

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Likes?
-
Dislikes?
No
4
Alessandro Young couple Stayed: May 12

more than I expected

we stayed just for one night, but we found the room comfortable and staff was kind Read more

Likes?
cleanliness
Dislikes?
None
4
doris Young couple Stayed: May 12

Good Central Location

Came to visit family and celebrate special occassion. Read more

Likes?
Hotel was 5 minutes walk from tube station, and 10 minutes away from family.
Dislikes?
Could not fault anything
4
raymond Mature couple Stayed: May 12

Good location and value

Short stay for daughter's birthday Read more

Likes?
handy for central london and clapham entertainment
Dislikes?
None
5
Norma Mature couple Stayed: May 12

Good price for location and convenience in London

Visiting family in London and Gateway was an excellent hotel for the price and close to tube station so easy to access all the sights also. Close to good eateries also. Read more

Likes?
Clean and tidy room with friendly service
Dislikes?
Road noise at night very loud
4
Stefano Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

Parva sed apta mihi

Good location though a bit peripherical. Rooms clean, nothing to say. Temp: comfortable. Bed: no problem. Read more

Likes?
Same as above.
Dislikes?
I would have appreciated a bit lower price OR breakfast included (kettle and instant coffee is barely sufficient).
3
susan Mature couple Stayed: Apr 12

Good nights sleep in a comfortable bed.

Only stayed for one night but very clean & facilities good. Read more

Likes?
Very well situated for visiting family.
Dislikes?
None
4
Bruce Mature couple Stayed: Mar 12

A nice place to stay

We were only there for one night, which was fine but may not have enjoyed the road noise another night. Read more

Response

The iron is available to all our guest, all you need to do is just ask at the reception.

Likes?
Clean rooms and great bed.
Dislikes?
We would have liked some filtered or bottled water for our tea in the morning.
3
POLYDORA Alone Stayed: Mar 12

Pleasant and calm environment

I am 100% satisfied and I feel very lucky that I stayed at your hotel.I had everything I needed.I loved my room (n.6) it was very very clean,warm, without noise and with a comfortable bathroom. Read more

Likes?
Everything.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Roy Mature couple Stayed: Mar 12

Ideal London overnight in convenient location

We had a twin room with TV and tea making facilities. Room and ensuite very clean and although on busy Main Road we slept well. Very good value for London and in a great location by the common and tube station. Read more

Likes?
Convenient location. Clean accomodation.
Dislikes?
None
4
Allan Alone Stayed: Feb 12

Basic, great value and convenience

2 nights, just needed bed and washing facilities, out otherwise. Read more

Likes?
Tidy room with all basic facilities, shower fine.
Dislikes?
No
4
KENNETH Mature couple Stayed: Feb 12

Hotel would be excellent if it could be moved 50 yards back from very noisy road.

Two nights visiting family. Plenty of food & drink choices within easy walking distance. Read more

Likes?
Room very clean. Staff pleasant.
Dislikes?
Very disturbed sleep on both nights due to noise of normal traffic and sirens on emergency vehicles. It sounded like the Bronx during a riot!!!
4
Sally Family with older children Stayed: Feb 12

Good value for money

Excellent location near to tube station and good value for money Read more

Likes?
Clean and simple
Dislikes?
No breakfast offered, however excellent local cafe with home made English breakfast available, so not a problem
4
Thom Alone Stayed: Feb 12

All in all, not as good as the last time I stayed there.

Young professional staying over for one night Read more

Likes?
Great price, and a very comfy bed
Dislikes?
The shower wasn't very hot or pressurised, would definitely prefer to stay in room 5 than room 6 next time.
4
sheila Mature couple Stayed: Jan 12

so much better than expected

a very comfortable and well-maintained room of above average size for central London at the price we paid. New carpet, curtains and recently retiled bathroom. Read more

Likes?
very friendly young man on reception. Clean room. Comfortable bed. No fuss.
Dislikes?
It is quite noisy with bus stop outside and train noises but this was expected
4
Gillian Family with older children Stayed: Jan 12

A pleasant hotel near the tube well decorated and friendly

someone let us in by the buzzer at reception and we signed in. The receptionist described details and welcomed us. We were able to go out and come back when we wanted. Read more

Likes?
Quiet despite being near a main road. Convenient for shops and restaurants, secure and modern inside and plenty of drawer and wardrobe space.
Dislikes?
it could have had a bit of a dust. bathroom was nice and clean though.
4
Tony Mature couple Stayed: Dec 11

High road sleeping spot

Chosen for its closeness to our family this was like sleeping in the middle of a road: loud traffic, sirens and people all night long. No breakfast available because of 'staff shortages.' Chair in room was worn, hole in carpet and cracked wash basin. Reception only open part of time: paid on arrival so check out was simply dropping keys in box. Only contact with staff was on arrival. Read more

Likes?
Friendly reception who let us put luggage in room before check in time.
Dislikes?
See above. Would NOT revisit.
2
james Adults Stayed: Dec 11

No Breakfast

Good for its purpose (somewhere to stay while attending a family function) Read more

Likes?
Convenience and closeness to our venue
Dislikes?
We arrived at 4 pm, in plenty of time to order breakfast, but were told it was not available.
3
Janet Mature couple Stayed: Dec 11

Location is key, near station and restaurants.

Convenient and quite comfortable. The reception staff were not able to give us proper directions to the hotel from very nearby and did not know about parking restrictions.
I was told the hotel was in front of the Marks and Spencer Food shop.! Read more

Likes?
It's location and the rooms were ok.
Dislikes?
None
3
Cindy Adults Stayed: Nov 11

Decent B&B with clean adequate rooms.

Stayed one Friday night whilst visiting relatives in Balham. A twin room at the front of the hotel, it was quite spacious for London and clean. Towels and hairdryer provided and tea and coffee making facilities. We are not used to the noise of the city so found the room noisey. Beds were hard to sleep on. I was cold in the middle of the night and couldn't find any extra blankets, I gave the B&B feedback but not sure how this was taken! Read more

Likes?
The location is excellent and overall the B&B is nice. Without question we would stay there again, I would just check for the blankets first. I would recommend this hotel. We didn't have breakfast.
Dislikes?
None
4
David Mature couple Stayed: Nov 11

A pleasant hotel in a good location.

We stayed for 2 nights whilst visiting family in the area. This was our first visit, but as the hotel is convenient for us we will probably use it again in the future. Read more

Likes?
Clean room and with good facilities.
The location is convenient for Clapham South tube.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Dislikes?
Being on a busy road, there is quite a lot of traffic noise at night. We did have a problem with a lack of hot water for the shower on Sunday morning; this was reported to the staff on leaving.
4
Christine Alone Stayed: Nov 11

decent hotel, reasonable price

I stayed for three nights while on a short break in London; I was a little concerned about having a room overlooking a busy main road, but found that it was not too troubling. Read more

Likes?
The location is excellent, just a few short minutes from Clapham South Tube station.
Dislikes?
The light quality in the room was very poor; I had to buy myself a book light to read by in bed.
3
martyn Mature couple Stayed: Nov 11

Central location

Rooms basic and compact but clean Read more

Likes?
Great location for our needs.
Dislikes?
None
3
Tadhg Alone Stayed: Nov 11

Facilities inadequately maintained.

Two night visit to family, who live close to hotel. Read more

Likes?
Location and cleanliness. Good size single bed.
Dislikes?
TV did not work- looked as if signal was scrambled. Drain from shower in en-suite emitted significant foul sewer odours, to a level which could be a health hazard.
Blown lightbulbs not replaced.
3
Anne Mature couple Stayed: Nov 11

good choice

visiting our daughter and husband(got a baby. Wanted to get a good, quiet room, close to our daughter- succeeded Read more

Likes?
good location, quiet room!
Dislikes?
None
4
Thom Alone Stayed: Nov 11

Friendly staff, clean room, comfy bed, hot shower. What more could you ask for?

Checked in, was shown to my room by a very friendly member of staff. Room itself was a good size, huge comfy bed, lovely clean room and an ample en suite. Read more

Likes?
Great value for money.
Dislikes?
No.
5
Victoria Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Comfortable accommodation in a good location

Visiting our daughter who lives in Balham, the hotel was in a good location, clean and comfortable. I would recommend. Read more

Likes?
Location, parking available, comfortable and clean.
Dislikes?
No
4
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Beautifully equipped room.

We stayed in a double superior room which was very spacious and beautifully decorated. Read more

Likes?
We loved the fact that there were two armchairs as we have stayed in so many hotels with only one. The milk for tea was not UHT! Very comfortable bed.Decoration separated sleeping/living areas.
Dislikes?
No. We will definitely return when visiting family again.
5
Patricia Alone Stayed: Oct 11

Very comfortable excellent value hotel, ideal location near tube

Traveling alone, felf very safe and secure here, very comfortable bed, lovely clean cosy rroom, well appointed bathroom Read more

Likes?
Everything, good value for money
Dislikes?
None
5
Marie Alone Stayed: Oct 11

Adequate

I stayed for 3 nights. I didn't get breakfast in the hotel. Read more

Likes?
It is very conveniently located-2 mins from a tube station. It was clean. The room was small but grand for 1 person.
Dislikes?
It was quite expensive I think.
4
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Oct 11

Reasonably priced, clean, no frills hotel.

Stayed 3 nights with no problems whatsoever. Read more

Likes?
Easy access to underground- close to city. Many shops and restaurants close by.
Dislikes?
None
4
Robert Alone Stayed: Sep 11

could be much better

2 night stay Read more

Likes?
Location, price.
Dislikes?
Parking practically non existent. Black Mould in shower - this is so easy to fix it should never be seen in a hotel.
3
Emilie Alone Stayed: Sep 11

Love the location of Gateway Hotel.

It was wonderful staying in your hotel, used to live round the corner and all my friends are at walking distance. Travelling is easy [tube and busses within easy reach and it is not far from the WestEnd for shopping. Very convenient with the supermarkets, restaurants/take aways pubs etc around. Read more

Likes?
The coffee/tea making facilities, TV and the mini fridge.
Dislikes?
None
4
Vincent With a colleague Stayed: Aug 11

My second stay here proved as positive as my first.

Three nights here again were as good as they were a few years ago, so that was very encouraging. It was so quiet (apart from London street life!) I never saw any others guests or staff. But the rooms were always cleaned well. Read more

Likes?
For London the room price here is very reasonable.
Dislikes?
A small gripe. I was put off coming to London in my car because the hotel has a policy of not accommodating 4x4's for reasons of space. What did I find in the car park on my arrival but 2 4x4's!.
4
Fenella Alone Stayed: Aug 11

A very pleasant, comfortable stay.

An extremely comfortable and pleasant room, with excellent facilities. I would definately stay here again. Read more

Likes?
see above
Dislikes?
no
5
Charles Mature couple Stayed: Aug 11

Three nights in London to visit my son

My wife and I needed a reasonably priced hotel near my son who we were visiting. He stays near Tooting Bec Underground station. The Gateway was a place for us to sleep for the duration of our visit. Read more

Likes?
Its location.
Dislikes?
We spotted a mouse in our room which was disappointing because the hotel facilities were otherwise clean and hygienic.
3
Christine Family with young children Stayed: Aug 11

Lovely room on vibrant city street.

We were visiting family approximately 1km from the hotel and the walk to them was easy. We liked being so close to the tube and groceries. Read more

Likes?
I liked the service. The people we encountered were quite gracious.
Dislikes?
None
4
Janice Family with older children Stayed: Aug 11

Great Location and good value!

I used the Gateway Hotel whilst visiting family in Clapham area. Despite some poor reviews my son and I found the hotel clean and comfortable. The staff were friendily and helpful. The location was ideal, only minutes away from restaurants,shops and Clapham South tube. Maybe the bathroom was a bit tired and in need of updating and the towels a bit thin but we weren't expecting the Savoy. Read more

Likes?
Location.
Dislikes?
Bathroom in need of updating.
4
Steven With a colleague Stayed: Aug 11

good

good Read more

Likes?
close to amenities
Dislikes?
no
4
Elizabeth Young couple Stayed: Jul 11

Fits the bill

We arrived late on Sunday eve, to be greated by a very polite chap. He advised on parking & shiwed us to oour room. Then suggested places to eat in the area. We were up & off to work eary the next morning fully rested from a good nights sleep. as our work picks up in London, I can see us being freauent stayers. Keep up the good work Read more

Likes?
The staff were very proactive & helpfull. The room was clean & more than enough room for 2 adults. Very comfy bed & great for what we required.
Dislikes?
Nothing to dislike about this hotel. Quite a find to be honest. Pleased we didnt listen to some of the incorrect & misleading quotes from guests prior to our stay.
5
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

great location, fair accomodation

annivrsary Read more

Likes?
location, iron
Dislikes?
no ironing board
4
Elizabeth Adults Stayed: Jul 11

Hectic weekend in London but well worth it

Staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Great at giving directions and ordering taxis. Read more

Likes?
The very friendly welcome we got from staff
Dislikes?
It was a bit noisy a night - could hear traffic & crowds going passed
5
Ian Alone Stayed: Jul 11

A very very noisy hotel

The hotel is on a main road with heavy traffic 24 hours a day. To make matters worse police cars race up and down with sirens blasting from mid evening until about 1 a.m. The double glazing does absolutely nothing to deaden the noise and there are no quiet rooms at the back. This is a pity because the hotel room was nice and big and was close to good transport links. Read more

Likes?
It was in a good part of London for me, transport links are good and I had a nice big room. But if you can't sleep because of the noise, the rest is really irrelevant.
Dislikes?
I spoke to a receptionist who said they had a lot of complaints about the noise. If you are a heavy sleeper and do not go to bed before 1 a.m. this is the hotel for you. Otherwise,avoid
1
Pierre Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

the only problem is the noisy street at night

Allright, but no breakfast in the hotel Read more

Likes?
Good location, good price
Dislikes?
The noise
4
Johanna Young couple Stayed: Jul 11

Good value, well-located basic hotel

One night stay as we were attending a party in Clapham and had meetings in Zone 1 the following day. Read more

Likes?
Location was good.
Dislikes?
The hotel is ok, but I'm not sure whether you could ask for much more for the price.
4
Ruth Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Very comfortable and convenient

Comfortable Read more

Likes?
Convenient
Dislikes?
I reported that room 3 has a loose black tile on the entrance to the shower that could cause a serious accident. I would recommend that you make it firm again.
4
Patrick Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Spacious and well-appointed for the price

I stayed for one night at a weekend. The receptionist took me to my room to show me how to access the various doors. The room was bigger and nicer than I expected for a single room and for the price in this location. I had my car, and was given secure parking in a garage behind a barred gate. Read more

Likes?
The location, right next to Clapham South tube station and within easy walking distance of all that Clapham has to offer, is very good for a stay in South London.
Dislikes?
None
4
CHRISTOPHE Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Nice, affordable hotel in a great location

Nice stay Read more

Likes?
The location, the size of the room, the facilities (fridge, shower gel...)
Dislikes?
Noise coming from the people above because of the wooden floor
4
Michael Alone Stayed: Jul 11

no

no Read more

Likes?
nothing
Dislikes?
very much
3
Goran Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Room was simple but ok but very noisy from traffic. Very friendly staff.

Visit of friends in the vicinity. Read more

Likes?
The staff and from our point of view good location.
Dislikes?
Noise from traffic and no fridge.
3
Josef Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

full of mould

The bathroom was full of mould, and the carpet was extremely foul-smelling! Read more

Likes?
it was next to the tube station
Dislikes?
None
1
Marcel Mature couple Stayed: Jul 11

Noisy room with excellent beds but with bathroom that has seen better days

We were in London for two nights on a visit to friends. Read more

Likes?
The beds were perfect. So was the location, because we needed to be in Balham.
Dislikes?
Our room was noisy because of heavy traffic. Even closed windows did not help very much. The bathroom needs to be renovated.
3
Christine Alone Stayed: Jul 11

Adequate provision in converted Victorian house

Adequate for purpose - met expected requirements eg tea/coffee making facility; television; en suite Read more

Likes?
Location for purpose; clean bedlinen and towels; requirements as above
Dislikes?
Noisy location; dated decor and furnishings; tea bags not wrapped; half-used showerwash and handwash
2
Lazaro Family with young children Stayed: Jul 11

Great location but too noisy

Pleasant stay but room could be cleaner and too close to main road made it a noisy night. Read more

Likes?
Location.
Dislikes?
Wifi did not reach room.
3
Joanna Alone Stayed: Jun 11

Great location!

Although some reviews found in the internet were negative I decided to book this hotel for one night. I enjoyed my stay. All was great. The most important that it was close to the Tube station and the room and bathroom were clean. Read more

Likes?
Convenient location. Great value.
Good location and value for London. The hotel is 10 min walk from the Tube; Bus Stop is right in front of the hotel. The hotel was very easy to find. The room wasn't
Dislikes?
No, everything was great.
5
christian Alone Stayed: Jun 11

good value fr money

4 day stay. surprisingly biggish rooms with TV service and ensuite bathroom Read more

Likes?
close to tube, clean and big rooms
Dislikes?
nt really
4
Beverley Alone Stayed: Jun 11

Very friendly and helpful services

Room light and airy, bed comfortable, quiet inside, road noise noticeable when you're not used to it. A good stay, would stay again Read more

Likes?
Good location, good transport links, lots of eating places including places to breakfast
Dislikes?
Traffic noise, a warning about this may be useful.
4
justin Young couple Stayed: Jun 11

small hotel on a very noisy and busy main road

booked at short notice to visit Wimbledon tennis, which is about 5 miles away Read more

Likes?
small parking area for about 4 cars were available, and the man at reception was very friendly and helpful
Dislikes?
room was very small, with a tiny bathroom and a large bay window. the noise from the traffic outside is really bad and as the road is very busy it is continuous through the night.
1
Timothy Adults Stayed: Jun 11

Perfect venue for our purpose and we have stayed there for the last 3 years.

Stayed for one night for the last three years prior to taking part in the London to Brighton bike ride for the British Heart Foundation. Perfect for the job Read more

Likes?
Convenient, comfortable place and helpful staff
Dislikes?
None
4
Jane Alone Stayed: Jun 11

Provided basic accommodation that suited my needs.

Over night stop prior to London to Brighton cycle ride. Read more

Likes?
Price of single room was not too expensive and the staff were friendly.
Dislikes?
No
4
Pedro Alone Stayed: Jun 11

Convenient, clean and friendly!

I had a very pleasant stay, thank you very much! Read more

Likes?
The staff were friendly and helpful! The hotel is a stone's throw from the tube station and shops and it is very clean!
Dislikes?
The shower needed a bit more oomph and a power point by the desk to hook up the laptop would've been great. Could've done with clean cups for the second morning's coffee.
4
Serena Adults Stayed: Jun 11

Poor

We were a family of three adults visiting our son & brother, therefore the hotel was the most convieniently located. We booked 2 separate stays, the first with my husband and daughter when she arrived for the last evening and the second stay was with my daughter. Read more

Likes?
The location.
Dislikes?
The pillows & immediate environment smelt of dust. The bathroom floors of both rooms were dirty. The shower recesses were covered in black mould. The traffic noise was at times intolerable.
1
Gunilla Alone Stayed: Jun 11

value for money, but not more

i was visiting my dougter who live in the neigtbourhood. Read more

Likes?
the location, the price
Dislikes?
noisy refrigerator,the lamp beside the bed did not always work,you coud have your breakfast in your room or alone in a poor room at the hotel. My room had a view to a wall, the other was noisy.
3
joanna Mature couple Stayed: May 11

Convenient for our purpose

Pleasant Read more

Likes?
Price, comfort, location.
Dislikes?
Parking could be an issue, but not for us.
4
Thomas Mature couple Stayed: May 11

Good hotel with poor WiFi

Well Read more

Likes?
Nice room and good location
Dislikes?
The internet connection (WiFi) didn't work properly. None or very short connection.
4
Christopher Alone Stayed: May 11

Clean, tidy, good location at a good price

Business stay for 2 nights. Read more

Likes?
Closeness to my work, clean tidy and that it had a parking space.
Dislikes?
The TV hasnt had its digital signal upgraded so you could not view all of the usual channels
4
Sam Young couple Stayed: May 11

Would not go back

In London...amazing. In the hotel...rubbish Read more

Likes?
Not much
Dislikes?
Too Many to mention in this: meant to be a slightly better room, try having it on the otherwise to the traffic. Get cleaners who don't just barge in. Fix the shower so it works. Provide some shampoo
1
gillian Mature couple Stayed: May 11

uncomfortable

The stay was very uncomfortable and very noisy. Read more

Likes?
Nothing
Dislikes?
No
1
Philip Mature couple Stayed: May 11

Good value,no frills accommodation

2 nights,without breakfast. Read more

Likes?
Convenient for us,no hassle with booking,checking in or out,good value for money.
Dislikes?
The hair drier didn't work
4
Gerald Alone Stayed: May 11

Poor

Short Read more

Likes?
Not a Lot
Dislikes?
Every thing, does not even do breakfast
1
PEDRO With a colleague Stayed: Apr 11

I have spent a good time

I went to visit to a familiar who is living near of this hotel. Read more

Likes?
It was very near of my sister´s house, the underground and shops as M&S
Dislikes?
Since my room I heart the traffic noise. Maybe the room could be better closed. I hadn't other problem.
3
Sean Alone Stayed: Apr 11

Room very noisy

Unable to get good nights sleep due to traffic noise Read more

Likes?
Convenient location for my travel purposes.
Dislikes?
Traffic noise
3
PARTHA Alone Stayed: Apr 11

excellent value for money for short business stays at a zone-2 location. Free wi-fi, friendly staff.

I book this hotel often. Though many reviews complain about noisy rooms, never felt too bothered as I crash after a long day.
The neighborhood has a history of being rough, but never had any problems even at late hours.
I am happy to recommend if you are able to put up with a little bit of noise (gets quite calm during late hours though), and be aware that north-bound Northern line on the tube could be very busy during rush hours. Read more

Likes?
Staff, room facilities, free wi-fi, local amenities.
Dislikes?
the front rooms are a bit noisy, but who cares if you had a long day?
4
John Mature couple Stayed: Apr 11

good value for money, front room heavy traffic noise

pleasant with a good location Read more

Likes?
relatively clean rooms with adequate facilities
Dislikes?
stayed in front room which was marred by heavy traffic noise
3
Fawad Young couple Stayed: Apr 11

Couple of days away

Pleasant and surprisingly comfortable. Read more

Likes?
The location was ideal, staff were friendly and helpful and the room was cleeeeeaaaaaan.
Dislikes?
None
4
susan Mature couple Stayed: Mar 11

convenient location for visiting daughter

two night stay. Staff when we arrived at 10pm helpful. Carried bags to our room. Explained key system well. Read more

Likes?
location excellent for visiting daughter - near to tube. Clean, quiet except for busy road. Staff helpful
Dislikes?
Road noise. Bed pushed in narrow corner - no room for side tables. Bed lights did not work or light over mirror in bathroom.
3
Alyxandra Young couple Stayed: Mar 11

ok for a night

room was very small, double bed pushed up against one wall to fit it in. Read more

Likes?
good location close to nightlife
Dislikes?
toilet had been used and not flushed on check in
2
JOHN Adults Stayed: Mar 11

Good Value, Great staff

2 nights passing through visiting friends Read more

Likes?
Good value and clean
Dislikes?
The internet was horrible. Internet should always be free and always work, this hotel needed the router constantly reset!
4
Neil Young couple Stayed: Mar 11

Excellent value basic hotel

One night's kip after a session in Clapham Read more

Likes?
Can't argue with the price
Dislikes?
Temperature in the rooms was uncomfortably hot - had to leave the windows open all night.
4
Gillian Alone Stayed: Mar 11

Why I would return to the Gateway Hotel

I have returned many times because this is a great part of London, the staff are always friendly and helpful - and it's great value Read more

Likes?
It's clean, convenient, friendly and unpretentious
Dislikes?
No
5
Michael Alone Stayed: Mar 11

Noisy rooms

The traffic outside the window is never-ending. I could barely sleep in this hotel; it is otherwise quite ok but personally, I go to hotels to get a good nights sleep...! Read more

Likes?
Friendly and helpful staff.
Dislikes?
The traffic noise.
2
Thomas Alone Stayed: Mar 11

Good value, excellent locations for work I had to do on the trip

This is my third stay in the Hotel over the past few years. If sheets were changed more often, fewer problems with the Wi Fi service, and everyone was as friendly as some of the staff in recption I would give everything excellent. Read more

Likes?
Again good value.
Great location for the work I have to do.
In room refrigerator, and water boiler for beverages.
Dislikes?
Wi-Fi service at Night had problems some of the time.
Wish you would change the sheets at least once during a 6 night stay!
Lady in reception was OK, but not at all friendly.
4
Tsz Ying Adults Stayed: Feb 11

great value

love the location and the family room is so big! Read more

Likes?
the location
there are many restaurants around
i love the chinese food takeaway around
Dislikes?
the room is too dark
5
Christine Mature couple Stayed: Feb 11

Good base near tube shops bistros.

Nice clean hotel well equipped for the price. Read more

Likes?
Value for money.
Dislikes?
No
5
Antoinette Mature couple Stayed: Jan 11

good hotel very clean good breakfast

very good will book again in the future Read more

Likes?
good staff good food and very nice room
Dislikes?
no
5
David Alone Stayed: Nov 10

Convenient and Friendly

It was only a short stay but rooms were very clean and adequate for what I needed. I did not have breakfast as my visit was for 2 reasons, to see my daughter and attend a breakfast seminar for work in the centre of London. Would definitely stay again if the need arose. Read more

Likes?
Convenient to my daughter.
Dislikes?
n/a
4
DAVID Mature couple Stayed: Nov 10

Value for Money

We stayed one night to visit family who live nearby. The room was clean and had everything we required. It was quiet and comfortable. Check in/out was quick and efficient by polite friendly staff.
Room was small but comfortable and warm on a very cold evening with plenty of hot water.
Did not take breakfast as only continental available but tea/coffee facilities in room and plenty of places to eat within 2 mins walk Read more

Likes?
Location for where we needed. Pleasant staff.
Clean room
Dislikes?
None
4
Michael Alone Stayed: Nov 10

Good for overnight stay near Clapham South

Arrived late but phoned to arrange check-in. Read more

Likes?
Convenient near tube.
Reasonably sized clean room with comfy bed and adequate clean en suite with shower
Dislikes?
Close to busy road so some traffic noise - but didn't worry me!
4
Michael Alone Stayed: Nov 10

Good location, poor maintenance

For three day business trip Read more

Likes?
Its location
Dislikes?
The lack of response to basic requests (lighting, ventilation...)
2
Gareth and Ellie Young couple Stayed: Nov 10

Room adequate but disturbed all night by guest who had been locked out.

stay was fine, check in fine, room perfect for what we required(we were attending a friends leaving party)we returned to our room at 1am which was lovely and peaceful, however from 2-7am another guest at the hotel had locked himself out and spent this whole time shouting, banging on every window available, buzzing everyones rooms and trying to kick the door down. we were all so terrified we were scared to move. so a very disturbed stay, and no sleep = grumpy guests! Read more

Response

There is a phone number available whole night only for the guests. If anything happen or guest needs any help there is always somebody available all the time in the building.

Likes?
adequate for what we required.
Dislikes?
as mentioned above
2
Christine Alone Stayed: Nov 10

Decent hotel, reasonable price

Had an overnight in London & opted for Gateway Hotel; it's conviently close to the Underground so that Central London is accessible. Read more

Likes?
The staff were friendly, the room was spacious, the shower had plenty of hot water and the breakfast was excellent value for money.
Dislikes?
Not sure if the wondows were double-glazed, as there was quite a lot of traffic noise at night.
4
Magali Young couple Stayed: Oct 10

good hotel but noisy room

ok Read more

Likes?
little extras
Dislikes?
NOISE in the room from the road
3
Charles Alone Stayed: Oct 10

Ideal for my purpose

I was visiting my so who lives at Tooting Bec. This hotel was the nearest I could find. I didn't have breakfast as my son and I enjoyed brunch at one of the many cafes in the area. Read more

Likes?
Its location, mainly, but also its friendliness.
Dislikes?
No
4
Kate Adults Stayed: Oct 10

Perfect location - great value

Great hotel - very useful to have a family room. Very good value for money Read more

Likes?
Location
Dislikes?
The teacups in the bedrooms were full of hair (?)
4
Philip Mature couple Stayed: Oct 10

Just whay we need

Arrived mid afternoon on the Saturday and left mid-morning the next day Read more

Likes?
Handy for where we needed to be.No hassle at all -into our room within minutes and checked out the next day again very quickly.
Dislikes?
No
4
Hassan With a colleague Stayed: Oct 10

Simple and comfortable

We were only one night there but we liked the place. Read more

Likes?
good tube access
Dislikes?
nothing especially.
4
Simon With a colleague Stayed: Sep 10

Excellent value and position

Always clean, safe, quiet and good for road and tube travel. Lots of pubs, eateries and shops etc. Nice friendly and accomodating staff. The fridge a good idea. Read more

Likes?
All the above. Very good value up to the establishments down in Chelsea and on the River.
Dislikes?
Nothing.
5
Elizabeth Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Good value, non-luxury hotel in a good location close to transport and shops.

Stayed for 5 nights. Hotel was good value, clean, practical and met my expectations. Read more

Likes?
Location very good - close to tube and shops.
Dislikes?
No
3
Sarah Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Great value if you can stand the road noise

Perfectly adequate - room and bathroom were small but this was to be expected at the price. Would happily stay here again if it had better sound insultation against road noise - dreadful Read more

Likes?
Value
Dislikes?
It is amazing that such a new extension can have such poor sound insulation against the road noise. Do not stay here if you have a problem with noise
3
Yalchin Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Average hotel - not good and not bad

You get for what you pay Read more

Likes?
Close to the tube station and Central London
Common area is nearby for the early morning or evening run
Staff is friendly and helpful
Dislikes?
Check in time was not perfect - 2PM
Extremely noisy area. Would not walk alone around hotel area at night
Heating was not working, though asked for
Bathroom is extremely small
3
Simon With a colleague Stayed: Sep 10

good as always

good as always Read more

Likes?
as above
Dislikes?
no
5
Timothy Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Good value clean hotel

I stayed only one night. The reception is only open at limited times, but staff were friendly. The room was small but clean and well-furnished. The bathroom was very small - it was difficult to access the WC and the shower was a bit constrained in size too. Otherwise fine, and good value for money. Read more

Likes?
Location - close to tube station. Cleanliness. Facilities. Free wi-fi.
Dislikes?
Small bathroom. Traffic noise.
4
Mark With a colleague Stayed: Sep 10

LIF Certificate Course

We chose this hotel as it is the closest to the CIBSE building where we were on our LIF Certificate Course in Balham. It is basic but comfortable and our beds were made and the room tidied each day. Read more

Likes?
The location was ideal for our needs. It is a two minute walk from Clapham South station and a 10 minute walk to Balham.
Dislikes?
None
4
eleanor Alone Stayed: Sep 10

beter than i expected

after booking this hotel, i read some awful reviews and was very dubious. As a result i was actually pleasantly surprised-i had no real complaints. Read more

Likes?
The hotel was well situated for the purpose of my visit. Bed was comfy.
Dislikes?
Little bit grubby arond door handles and light switches. Basically otherwise clean but old stains on carpet and chair.T V was not working.
4
Irene Alone Stayed: Sep 10

Value for money overnight stay in London

The room was clean & comfortable, a bit noisy as it is on the main road, but that didn't keep me awake. It is very handy for the tube station & Clapham Common. Read more

Likes?
Convenient for the tube station/Clapham Common & it has it's own entrance to come & go, day or night. The bed was clean & comfy & the carpet was quite new. Tea & coffee supplies were good.
Dislikes?
The bathroom had a decent size shower/wash basin/toilet, but it was a bit cramped in there. The toilet could have certainly done with some bleach around it, it was very stained.
4
Brian Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Pleasant stay

A clean room in a good position. Room did smell a little of silicon sealant Read more

Likes?
Good position and clean
Dislikes?
Smell of silicon sealant in the room
4
Helen Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

Comfortable accommodation in a good location

The hotel suited our needs as it was close to Clapham Common and had easy access to London by tube. Read more

Likes?
Friendly and helpful staff. Location and had own key to come and go as please. Able to leave our car at hotel, subject to prebooking as there are only a couple of spaces. Tea and coffee in room.
Dislikes?
There was noise from the roads at night but this could not be helped because of its location.
4
H. Adults Stayed: Aug 10

GOOD

We had a good stay in the hotel. Read more

Likes?
Near tube. Clean. Easy access.
Dislikes?
No information in the room. No information in the hall about possibilities in London. No information about breakfast.
The problems we had to get our promised 10% discount.
4
chris Mature couple Stayed: Aug 10

ideal

Overnight stay to visit family, accurate description on the internet, easy check in, free to come and go- own key, comfortable bed, clean room, basic value for money. Read more

Likes?
location near relative, safe to walk back late at night, free parking, no stress booking or calling to confirm parking
Dislikes?
noisy road and sirens 3 times in one night
4
Louise Alone Stayed: Aug 10

Comfortable short stay

Room was clean and presentable and en-suite acceptable. Read more

Likes?
Fridge is a great idea. Hair dryer was powerful. This hotel has come a long way in the last 3 years. Will stay again if I need to.
Dislikes?
The heat, too warm, opening the windows is not an option if you don't like road noise (which is fine with the windows shut). Grouting in the en-suite could have done with a refresh & pipes boxed in.
4
Paul Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Excelent value

One night Read more

Likes?
Clean, comfortable and excelent value.
Dislikes?
No
4
Miles Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Two Weekends in London

Staying at the Gateway was pleasant - not a typical hotel, but a unique experience. Read more

Likes?
Friendly and helpful staff. Good access to public transport. On the edge of a small but comprehensive shopping centre. Close to good restaurants. Close to the large open green space of Clapham Common.
Dislikes?
Outside lights too intrusive. Parking difficult. Breakfast rather basic. Noise of underground trains at times eccessive.
4
Simon With a colleague Stayed: Jul 10

Excellent value and good locale. Well appointed.

My business partner and I stayed 2 night whilst on business. We liked the independance of a key and non reception entrance as we are in and out via unsocial hours at times. Although we mostly drive it is also handily positioned for the Underground station and various supermarkets etc .

We liked the friendly but unobtrusive staff, the clean and good sized accomodation. Having 2 pillows was good as well. You would be surprised how many so called ''up market'' hotel chains provide only one pillo Read more

Likes?
As mentioned above, the seperate entrance was good due to our unsocial hours. The small fridge was a great idea as we dont always want to eat in restaurants etc, plus you can keep a pint of milk etc.
Dislikes?
My only downside was it would have been preferable to have parking on the premises due to the fact that I have a slight dis ability in terms of mobility but that is of no great consequence. London is
5
Rod Mature couple Stayed: Jul 10

Great location in a comfortable room, near the Tube, eating places and convenience shops.

Just a short stay in the area so as to see family members, plus an outing to Tate Modern. Read more

Likes?
Its location is very convenient for us, being so close to the Tube and family members.
Dislikes?
No.
4
Ray Alone Stayed: Jun 10

Not too bad considering.

I stayed for three nights to enable me to attend a course and not travel back and forth to my home on the south coast. Read more

Likes?
Relatively close to my point of work. It was clean and functional and the room had all the basics required for my stay.
Dislikes?
The room had no ventilation. It was hot and stuffy at night. I could open the doors to the outside but this made it very noisy all bar a two hour period in the middle of the night.
4
Ray Alone Stayed: Jun 10

A clean room, comfy bed, and good ensuit facilities.

Pleasant and very handy for town. Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff and clean room.
Dislikes?
A tad noisy but hey it's London.
4
Julio Alone Stayed: Jun 10

Good, but noisy

I stayed for four days. The service was OK. Read more

Likes?
It is nice, but noisy.
Dislikes?
It was noisy and, as it doesn't have AC, it was a bit problematic. Over the winter, however, it will be fine.
4
Elizabeth Adults Stayed: Jun 10

Excellent hotel if you need to stay in that area. Very clean but a bit noisy from road.

On the whole we were impressed by the hotel despite the very loud noise from the road. But this is London, after all. The guy on reception was very friendly and helpful though there was no one available in the morning to answer any questions. Details on how to access the hotel would have been well received. Read more

Likes?
Cleanliness - sheets and bathroom were spotless. Curtains a bit dirty but this is London and hotel was on a main road. Guy on reception in the evening was very kind and helpful. Bed was v v comfy
Dislikes?
Only the noise. Again, I'm not from London and am not used to the noise of busy roads.
4
Amy Adults Stayed: Jun 10

Fantastic 2 night stay

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay - the room was very modern and stylishly decorated with excellent facilities.
Staff were very friendly and the location is fantastic.
Extremely good value for money and we will definitely be returning - i have recommended to friends and family who regularly stay in London Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff
Modern decoration - stylish room
Dislikes?
none
5
Aimee Young couple Stayed: Jun 10

Perfect, exactly what we were looking for. Comfortable, clean, no nonsense hotel.

We stayed the night before the London to Brighton bike ride. It was in a perfect location and the chap was happy to lock up our bikes in a secure place overnight. Good service and very comfortable room. We even had a fridge in the room! Read more

Likes?
Google.
Dislikes?
Close to the road and the windows didn't seem to block out the traffic noise.
4
Timothy Adults Stayed: Jun 10

The Hotel is very conveniently located for the purpose of our stay

One night in comfortable accommodation with friendly and helpful staff. Read more

Likes?
Loaction and accommodation
Dislikes?
No
5
Cassi Alone Stayed: May 10

Good for price!

Stayed here overnight as needed base in Clapham and this hotel was conveniently situated. The room was the cheapest I could find for bank holiday weekend and it was fine. Room was clean and functional which was all I needed. However, the northern line runs directly underneath the hotel and you can definitely hear it and also the soundproofing between rooms was very poor. Read more

Likes?
Location & price
Dislikes?
Tube running underneath the hotel and the soundproofing in the rooms was awful - I could hear everything that the people in the next door room were doing & saying!
4
Silvia Alone Stayed: May 10

Good short stay

Room was ok in size, loud traffic outside. But good value for money. Read more

Likes?
Very nice and helpfull staff.
Dislikes?
Traffic too loud.
4
Mary-Ann Alone Stayed: Apr 10

An excellent no fuss hotel in good commuting location with a friendly service.

5 nights on business. Very nice room, cleanliness excellent. Cleaned daily. Bathroom facilities fine for me personally but if a 'larger clientele' were staying they would not be able to reach the toilet due to the amount of space between the toilet, basin and shower. Would definitely stay there again. Read more

Likes?
The location to tube and local supermarkets as well as my business appointments. Mainly the size and style of room and excellent cleanliness.
Dislikes?
The actual doors fitted to the rooms could be of a better standard rather than the plain wood that exists. It just looks like a temporary fix. Was not given password to use free WIFI.
4
EMMANUEL Mature couple Stayed: Apr 10

not enjoyable

We had to managed because it was a short stay. Read more

Likes?
it was close to my church and tube station
Dislikes?
The staff were not friendly starting from making reservation and during the stay. the bedings were not change for the period, we were not told if we were entitled to breakfast, poor checkout
2
Stephen Alone Stayed: Mar 10
3
Alex Young couple Stayed: Mar 10

Great location and great for a short stay

The location was perfect for us and we had everything we needed for one night's stay. The room was pretty noisey as we were facing the road and had the tube rumbling under us, but that was fine for one night and we weren't back til late which was after the tube had closed anyway so wasn't a big problem for us. Maybe a problem if you wanted to stay longer and get an early night! Other than that, a great little hotel for what you pay. Just what I expected. Read more

Likes?
Location.
Dislikes?
Noise.
4
Siobhan Young couple Stayed: Mar 10

Short stay

Enjoyed our 3 day visit. Read more

Likes?
Clean rooms, toiletries available in en-suite, easy access to underground.
Dislikes?
Traffic noise during weekday mornings quite disturbing
4
Thomas Alone Stayed: Mar 10

I like the hotel a lot for it's location with respect to my travel needs.

Great location if you need to be in the Balham area.
Good value and good access to public transport Read more

Likes?
The hot beverages I could fix in my room.
Dislikes?
Having to change rooms.
4
Philip Alone Stayed: Mar 10

A reasonable hotel for a budget price

The staff are friendly and welcoming. The rooms aren't luxurious, but then neither is the cost. A good quality hotel for those on a tight budget. Read more

Likes?
The hotel is close to the tube station and convenient for lots of restaurants to get someting to eat.
Dislikes?
Traffic noise was a bit intrusive but disappeared around midnight.
4
Michael Mature couple Stayed: Mar 10

DB.Room too small, noisy from the road, kettle did not work on 2nd day of stay

The hotel is small and compact. The front DB room was too small for 2 people. A bath would have been preferable to a shower. The room was very clean and the beds were reasonably comfortable We did not have breakfast so cannot comment. The one member of staff we spoke tpo was very pleasant and welcoming. I would stay again for its convenience to my relatives but would want a bigger room. Read more

Likes?
Plenty of tea and coffee, altho the kettle did not work pon the 2nd day
Dislikes?
Room too small, no bath
4
David Alone Stayed: Mar 10

A nice stay

I only used the hotel to sleep, the rest of the day I was outside. The hotel is clean and comfortable, well situated, two minutes walking from Clapham South Underground Station. The staff was very polite, and the room was small but enough for me. Read more

Likes?
The bed was comfortable and I had ensuite bathroom.
Dislikes?
A little bit noisy (sometimes heavy traffic and vibrations from Underground), but not too bad, maybe a person who can't sleep can have some problems.
4
Teresa With a colleague Stayed: Feb 10

Perfect location for surrounding Clapham area, short walk from tube station.

Great communication and easy to find, well organised and clean, would stay at the Hotel again. Read more

Likes?
The whole experience was as expected and great value for money.
Dislikes?
Some traffic noise from main road, but didn't keep me awake.
4
Jorge Family with older children Stayed: Jan 10

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Likes?
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Dislikes?
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4
john Family with young children Stayed: Jan 10

Its a no frills, OK stay, which is cheap

Staff are VERY Freindly!! The room was clean, but relly could do with a bit of TLC, as it looks tired. Read more

Response

Thank you for a comment, we appreciate it. The colour you described as yellow is magnolia gloss and this is how its ment to be.

Likes?
The staff. The bed was clean!!
Dislikes?
The room. White gloss was Yellow, Evidence that the door had been kicked in, TV could do with being 3Ft higher, Room furniture old and yellow insted of crisp and white.
2
Gillian Alone Stayed: Jan 10

Clean warm and convenient

My single room was clean and warm (the warmth was important in the freezing weather) with TV and coffee making equipment. There was easy (weekend) parking and tube station close by. Friendly reception. Read more

Likes?
see above
Dislikes?
odd smell from ?chemical toilet?
4
Brian Alone Stayed: Dec 09

Nice place could be mmore reasonable.. costs too much

The London Underground ran under neathe the hotel, I think that should be made known to customers
the room vibrated every 3 minutes Read more

Likes?
Lovley guy at reception, from South Africa, a nice guy
Dislikes?
the bathroom above me starting leaking water into my bathroom
3
Stephen Mature couple Stayed: Dec 09

Well-priced accomodation with easy access to central London.

The Gateway Hotel is affordable accomodation close to shops, restaurants, buses and the Underground making it an ideal place to stay when visiting London. Read more

Likes?
The clean warm room to come back to after exploring London all day.
Dislikes?
Not applicable
5
tom Alone Stayed: Dec 09

decent

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Likes?
clean room
Dislikes?
lack of signs in room e.g. number for reception, attractions locally could have visited?
3
Peter Mature couple Stayed: Dec 09

Clean, adequate room in a great location

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Likes?
None
Dislikes?
None
4
Robert Mature couple Stayed: Dec 09

convenient friendly helpful

This is a good value hotel with friendly helpful staff and close to transport and facilities. I highly recommend it. Read more

Likes?
Transport convenience
Dislikes?
Hard pillows
4
Gonzalo Alone Stayed: Dec 09

It was close to the tube, clean, silence and comfortable

If you are looking for a place where to stay during the weekend and with really good access to the city center, then this is the right place! Read more

Likes?
The silence and the close distance to the tube.
Dislikes?
nothing.
4
SARA Young couple Stayed: Nov 09

Good, comfortable, excellent location for our needs

Nice, friendly, comforatble, exceeded our expectations!! Will be staying again Read more

Likes?
location
Dislikes?
Being wokend by the Tube noise.
4
julian Young couple Stayed: Nov 09

reasonably priced with good access to the tube and central london

the hotel is well priced and clean, the heating worked well, the hotel is on a main road but the window's were double glazed and the noise was nowhere near as bad as some internet postings had made out,if you are looking for clean cheap and cheerful its perfect, if you are used to 5 star luxury and need everything "just so" its probably not for you, i will definitely stay there again and had a good experience. Read more

Likes?
the good location, the guy(spanish?) on the front desk when i checked in on the friday was helpful and friendly, the room was clean and warm, all in all a good stay, the heating was excellent too
Dislikes?
not too much really, everything was ok, the tv reception was not too good, also the 11 0 clock check out time was a touch early, i asked for an extra hour but it was not available
4
Robert Mature couple Stayed: Nov 09

Fulfilled our needs

The Gateway was located in just the right place for us..near to relatives. The room was fine, clean and warm. Read more

Likes?
Convenience of location.
Dislikes?
Could have done with proper hangers in the wardrobe and bedside tables.
4
Gillian Alone Stayed: Nov 09

A bargain in Clapham South

Definitely no frills, but clean, friendly, convenient accommodation in a family-run hotel, so there are a few nice, more personal touches, like the well-kept garden at the front, the energy efficient light bulbs, the daily room service and the towel policy. Read more

Response

The locks has been changed. Cheers:-)

Likes?
The daily room service and the location!
Dislikes?
My room was pretty small and locking/unlocking the door was frequently a challenge.
4
Brian Alone Stayed: Nov 09

Excellent budget accomodations

Within easy walking distant of the Tube, The Gateway had a clean, what looked like recently refurbished room at a great price. Nothing fancy; but do you really need that when you're just in the room to sleep? Close to shops for necessities, it was perfect for visiting someone in the Clapham Commons area. If it just had a little more stable wifi signal it would be perfect! I'd use it every time I came back. Read more

Likes?
Clean, new bathroom en suite, close to Clapham South Tube station and Clapham Commons
Dislikes?
Dislike? Nothing really, but stable wifi would be better for too plugged in people like myself. :)
5
Mark Alone Stayed: Nov 09

Functional, good location, clean, friendly staff.

Hotel was in a good location (2 mins from Clapham South tube). Reception staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and functional. Read more

Likes?
Location and ease of use.
Dislikes?
None
5
David Adults Stayed: Oct 09

Would come back again

Would recommmend to other people Read more

Likes?
Closeness to everything
Dislikes?
nothing
4
Mark Alone Stayed: Oct 09

Noisy but good value

As all the other reviewers will point out, this hotel is situated above the Northern line & on a busy main road, so it is pretty noisy! Read more

Likes?
Clean, convenient (although a bit of a drag into the city), pretty good value for the money.
Dislikes?
None
4
Jesus Alberto Alone Stayed: Oct 09

good room buy very noisy

The room was a single executive. It had more than enough space one person. TV/dvd, desk, free wifi, Iron, hairdryer and kettle with available tea coffee chocolate and buscuits refilled every day.
Staff was very helpful and friendly, they allowed me to leave my luggage in reception before checkin and after checkout.

But the problem with the room is the noise. All rooms face the main road. The window didn´t close or isolate properly, and you can hear and feel the metro passing. Read more

Likes?
Friendly staff and amenities in the room. Iron was very useful and I enjoyed the chocolate cofee and cookies every day.
Dislikes?
Road and metro noise. If you really need silence to sleep properly this is not the place for you. At least the metro stops during the night from about 1:30 to 5:00.
4
Ann Alone Stayed: Oct 09

A small friendly hotel.

A small friendly hotel. Read more

Likes?
It's clean. You're not disturbed by the other guests. The underground a minute away.
Dislikes?
A bit noisy at night but that was expected as the hotel is close to a pub and the underground.
No breakfast included.
4

Gateway Hotel Information

Facilities

  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wakeup call
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • On-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Cots

Business Facilities

  • Internet connection (wireless)

Policies

  • Check in: 3:00 PM till 9:00 PM
  • Check out: 11:00 AM
  • Child Policy: Children welcome
  • Smoking Policy: No smoking
  • Pets: No pets

Description

Situated on busy Balham Hill, The Gateway Hotel offers high standard and convenient accommodation located close to Clapham South tube station. We are conveniently close to the heart of the city yet within 3 minutes walk of one of London's finest open spaces, Clapham Common. The Gateway Hotel is privately owned and run to provide the personal touch. All 20 rooms have comfortable en-suite facilities, delivering quality and economy without uniformity. Wireless internet access is available in all public areas and rooms. The hotel is two minutes from Clapham South Tube station with easy access to the city, West End and Wimbledon. It is also situated a stones throw away from Clapham Common and within walking distance of many quality restaurants, pubs, clubs and shops. Please Note: Check In time is from 15:00 until 21.00 (late arrivals must be confirmed by phone), Check Out 11:00. Full credit/debit card details to be confirmed upon check-in. On-site parking is available at a cost of £5.00 per night. Parking must be confirmed directly by the hotel in advance. To book a parking space, please contact the hotel by phone (parking is not guaranteed). Due to limited space, we cannot accommodate vans or 4x4's. Street parking is available. Details available on our 'Finding Us' page. Tariff is Room Only. Breakfast, if required, is £5.50 per person (Continental only). Pets and Smoking not permitted. WE ARE REGISTERED WITH THE CTPS. PLEASE DO NOT USE OUR CONTACT DETAILS FOR MARKETING OR SALES PURPOSES.

On-site parking,

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