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Ambassador Hotel

7 Kelvin Drive, Glasgow G20 8QG, Scotland
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  • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights here while on a business trip to Glasgow University. Location wise it was a perfect West End location, just at the cross road of Byres Rd and Great Western Road. For my business trip it was great value for money and everything that I needed. Clean, great location, helpful staff, good breakfast and quiet. I've recommended to... More 

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Lerwick, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It wasn't a bad experience, but I feel that the hotel was trying to appear posher than it was. Guy with tattoos on reception was very helpful, but ground floor room pretty tight for space. Breakfast at reception was pretty standard but very difficult when all the guests were there at the same time at 0830.Pretty good value though and... More 

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We have never claimed to be "posh" or tried to be, we may be in the West End of the city but that is as far as it goes. All our rooms are the standard size as advocated by Visit Scotland, perhaps the shape of some of the rooms makes them appear smaller than they actually are. Our breakfast room... More 

Croston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here 5 nights. All the staff were helpful, polite & friendly. Big breakfasts well prepared. Clean rooms, quiet location. 5minutes walk to Botanic Gardens. 15 minutes walk to subway. Lots of restaurants and pubs in the area. Limited (free) off street parking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed for an overnight alone. I got a single room and it had only a single bed. The room was sufficient but was quite small. No one else could you been in the room comfortably even to visit. But the receptionist was lovely and very helpful! I felt safe and knew where to get the staff member during the... More 

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Standard single rooms do come with a single bed and by their very nature are smaller than double or twin rooms, however they are equipped exactly the same way as any other room. I am sure most guests would prefer to have a small but clean and well equipped single than a large double that was not clean or well... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Stayed here for 1 night and to be honest I couldn't wait to leave the next morning. Ground floor single room was clean but the carpet had seen better days.Room was very small. Staff not very friendly and breakfast was not all that.

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robertmcq, Owner at Ambassador Hotel, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us, as you can see from other reviews we very rarely get a negative response. With regard to the room being small, it is a standard single room, and has all the same facilities as the other rooms, en suite, tv, wifi etc. Had you wished a larger room you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Very good value for money hotel in a great spot. Car parking is at the rear via a narrow alleyway and the rooms are generously sized. Very close to an excellent whiskey bar Oran Mor a converted church, and next to the botanic gardens. We both had a lovely time there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Stayed in large double self catering apartment. Beautiful big room with views over the Kelvin Walkway. Very quiet street. Well located in the West end and close to public transport. Great kitchen facilities. Immaculately clean. Comfortable bed. Very helpful staff. Huge range of interesting shopping and local places of interest near by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great wee single room with everything one needs! Comfy bed, closet space, strong heating, and carpet for my tootsies. Friendly and dedicated staff, especially Ms Lynn who was a true guardian angel when I needed a bit of special help. A bit off the beaten track, just beyond the Botanic Garden and off the standard freebie maps, but a very... More 

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