We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ambassador Hotel

7 Kelvin Drive, Glasgow G20 8QG, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with getaroom to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Professional photos
Ambassador Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    51
    59
    36
    12
    6
See reviews for
36
54
26
20
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (164)
  • Mar-May only
    (47)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (63)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (38)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (16)
All months
Leigh-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the ambassador for 3 nights. We had originally booked in at the Heritage, but having read the reviews about breakfast there not being so good, cancelled in favour of the Ambassador. We were greeted by Crystal upon our arrival and she was was polite and showed us to our room. The room was a little dated and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

In response to your review, we do not actually ask guest's to use towels more than once, there is a notice in each bathroom informing guest's that if they wish clean towels to please leave them in the base of the shower/on floor, it is completely at each guest's discretion whether they do this or not, if they leave them... More 

Level Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there with my fiancee. The location is good, nice area with bars and pubs and attached to the botanic garden. Free parking along the road, good if you have a car. The structure is very nice from the outside, the inside is just nice. Breakfast is so so.

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments More 

Ballyclare, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay was definately made more enjoyable by the excellent customer service we received especially from Stephen. His cooked breakfasts were 1 of a kind so to was his witty banter!!! The hotel was in a great location with easy access to shops and transport to Glasgow city centre. The easy come and go when you please attutude was also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments, they have been passed on to Stephen. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location by the Kelvin (nice walks all the way down to the university and galleries) and in the fabulous West End, which has fab shops, cafés and charity shops. Hotel itself is a bit tired in some respects, but clean and comfortable. They could do with a few more staff some days - staff were very friendly but breakfast... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, the hotel has been particularly busy the last few weeks and on occasion breakfast can be busy and as we cook as much fresh as possible can be a wee bit slower. More 

Amsterdam
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ambassador Hotel is an affordable hotel on a great spot in town. I was a little worried before I arrived because it seemed to be in the outskirts. It is indeed in a quiet neigbourhood, but very close to shops, restaurants and pubs so you can spend your evening pleasantly in just a short walk. Oran Mor, opposite the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments they are much appreciated More 

Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here by chance & loved the hotel, the staff (Alan, you're the best!), neighborhood, etc. Very clean & comfy. Lots of historic character to oooh & aaah over. Breakfast was delicious, fresh, well-prepared. It's all a short walk from the Botanical Gardens, lots of restaurants, yet quiet and residential. Took a lovely walk along the river and everyone I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments they are much appreciated. More 

Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
151 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the West end of Glasgow beside the lush botanical gardens, this quiet, basic hotel provided a refuge for weary travelers. The first night there was even cold milk in the fridge for coffees or teas! We were warmly welcomed and even were given restaurant recommendations. Prices and space were a nice change from Paris rooms.

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments they are much appreciated. More 

Aviemore, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in room 5 first night but had to insist on changing due to plumbing noises all night. Constant dribbling of water then refilling of cistern!! Every thing else quite good.eg. Location. No offer of any refund or compensation. Happy to take your money. Wrote to Mr Mc Quade, owner, with no satisfactory response. His comments on signs which say... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Your comments regarding the plumbing have been investigated, when the toilet is flushed there is a 2 minute fill cycle, then a short pause and another 1 minute fill then all is quiet, we could hear no other running water sounds in the room. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I spent a total of five nights here in July while attending a conference and subsequently doing some walking in the area. The hotel is located on a quiet street just north of the river Kelvin, only a few hundred feet from the Botanical Gardens, and close to two shopping areas including a Waitrose. It can easily be reached on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great location for west end of town. Rooms could use some work. Or at least some lights that turn on, with bulbs that illuminate.Generally,very dingy and somewhat depressing energy. 3 of 4 in my family were bitten by something in the beds. Staff claimed to be trained in bed bug identification and felt it was likely "something else". Had brief... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

With regard to your comments, the lights in the apartment you were in have been there for 15 years with no complaints, we have changed to low energy bulbs which do emit a different sort of light, perhaps you are not used to these, however if there were any that did not actually switch on I would have thought that... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

54 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Other (4)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (39)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (12)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Room/suite (20)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Glasgow hotels
Albion Hotel
#60 of 92 in Glasgow
4.0 of 5 stars 183 reviews
West End
Kelvin Hotel
Kelvin Hotel
#65 of 92 in Glasgow
4.0 of 5 stars 218 reviews
West End
The Heritage Hotel
The Heritage Hotel
#56 of 92 in Glasgow
4.0 of 5 stars 205 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Kelvingrove Hotel
#49 of 92 in Glasgow
4.0 of 5 stars 469 reviews
West End
Clifton Hotel
Clifton Hotel
#61 of 92 in Glasgow
3.5 of 5 stars 179 reviews
The Belhaven Hotel
#39 of 92 in Glasgow
4.0 of 5 stars 316 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay