The Commongate

131-133 Markhouse RoadE17 8DQLondonUnited Kingdom
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About The Commongate

Situated in the heart of East London’s up and coming Walthamstow district, The Commongate is an historic inn, at one time the last on the road before travellers entered the city.

All rooms are en-suite and range in size from singles to family size. They feature elegant hardwood flooring, flat screen TVs and intercom systems for that early morning wake up call. Clothes irons and hairdryers are available on request.

The 24-hour reception and CCTV will put guest’s minds at ease. Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and motorists have access to a secured private car park.

The Commongate offers guests the choice between a traditional full English breakfast or a lighter continental version. A nearby restaurant strip on Markhouse Road provides great options for the other two meals, ranging from cosy cafes to well rated Chinese cuisine.

Known for hosting the longest single street market in Europe, Walthamstow has become a trendy London neighbourhood following the 2012 London Olympics.


131-133 Markhouse Road, E17 8DQ, London, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2085211551 | Fax: +44 2085217489 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Very convenient parking

Motorists really appreciated the fact that the hotel had its own lockable car park. They were clearly happy that it was attached to the hotel, so very convenient, and were also confident that their car was safe a secure behind locked gates when parked there.

Comfortable beds

Guests reported finding the beds unusually comfortable, being a major room highlight and allowing them a good night’s rest.

Decent value for money

Guests felt that the room rates were very low and they were generally happy to have a place to sleep that was so close to facilities and public transport that didn’t break the bank.

Negative Reviews

Cleanliness could be improved

Guests were generally unhappy with the cleanliness of their rooms. The specific complaints were varied, with the bathrooms perhaps coming in for the most criticism. Mould in the shower cubicles seems to be a particular problem.

Breakfast was very disappointing

Guests were looking forward to starting their day with a hearty English breakfast, but generally ended up being disappointed. Most said that it was rather meagre items were often cold or otherwise improperly prepared.

TVs in a very odd position

There were far too many comments about the position of the TVs to count. Guests pointed out that they were placed in a bizarre position that made watching them from the bed, or anywhere else in the room, very difficult. They were perplexed as to why they were placed there, and typically added that they were not movable at

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 26 reviews across the web
6.8 /10
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6.8 out of 10 based on 26 reviews