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Kelvin Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Buckingham Terrace | Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EB, Scotland (West End)
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Ranked #49 of 90 hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Kelvin Hotel for two nights with our 20 month old daughter. While the Kelvin is certainly a budget option - our room was a little dated and a tad on the small side - we had a very enjoyable stay and felt well looked after. Despite its somewhat dated decoration, the hotel was absolutely spotless -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kelvin Hotel,Glasgow is a gem of a hotel! Great location, grand, beautiful ,spacious, and spotless with wonderful welcoming owners and staff all of whom couldnt do enough to make our short stay such an enjoyable and memorable one! They were all so kind and helpful, especially towards our 96yr old mum.We are already looking forward to our next visit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited for 12 nights for the duration of the Commonwealth games. We had booked an en suite room more than a year ahead and agreed a competitive price of £55 per night. The room was clean and located at the rear of the hotel on the first floor. It was quiet and although the en suite bathroom was small, it... More

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to book this hotel at a reasonable price for our visit to Glasgow to see the rugby. A lot of hotels we looked at had really increased their prices when the games were on and ones we had stayed at before were way over the top! We found the Kelvin hotel on a website and were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights in this a hotel in July I did not have hot water in the shower. My room was in the lower level and smelt damp. I could not turn the heater on. Wifi connection was really bad. I do not recommend this hotel.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

£150.00 per night without breakfast. Clean. Washbasin only, toilet and shower along corridor. Exceptionally small room looking out onto underneath of entrance staircase. Double bed against wall. Hostel facilities at big hotel prices.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok the positives - excellent location, friendly staff and nice breakfast - cooked, cereal, bread, yogurt, cheese and fruit! The room was tiny and dated - £100 a night for this room is disappointing! I guess you can do this though when Commonwealth Games are on! Reading other reviews I suspect you could get this room at other times for... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here in a family room for 3nights during the commonwealth games. Yes it was expensive for what it is but it was the games. The normal prices make it an excellent hotel for the cost. The family room and bathroom were big with plenary of space for us all. Be warned though on the 3rd floor and no... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed somewhere to stay last minute as were going to the commonwealth games. This hotel is basic, but clean and functional providing all that we wanted as we just wanted somewhere to sleep and have a shower in the morning. Parking was an issue - it is limited to a handful of spaces and despite receiving 2 emails confirming... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was Clean, fresh with a large bedroom. excellent staff. Definitely worth a stay. A short taxi ride to the city centre costing no more than £7. With so much to see and do. I will definitely be returning.

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Address: 15 Buckingham Terrace | Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > West End
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelvin Hotel 2*
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