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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 #40 of 88 hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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46 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights paying £76 a night for a double room with an ensuite. Price wise this is equivalent to a Premier Inn but the comparison was not favourable to the Kelvin. Our room was very dreary and basic with a low ceiling and a stagnant aroma. The initial impression on entering the room was not a hotel... More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here as a frontrunner volunteer for the Chefs de Mission seminars for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in January 2014.A basic room that was adequate for my needs as I was out before breakfast most days but did manage breakfast twice a good quality and plenty of it.Fresh fruit and yogurts also available. Good friendly staff. But when... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very basic but in a good location for the subway and various bars / amenities in the area. The double room was simple but clean and also included tea and coffee making facilities. There was an issue with the hot water in the morning, but after complaining and then going back to the room it appeared to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here with my husband not really what we were looking for. On the plus side the welcome we received on arrival was friendly on the downside: - room was very tired with stains on walls & in bathroom - our room was in the basement - we were next to a large number of single rooms occupied by a... More

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at the Kelvin 3 times and will revisit again as it is incredibly reasonable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We have stayed on the 1st and 2nd floors and have never been disappointed with the rooms which have all had an ensuite. Good firm beds and a varied selection for breakfasts too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well placed and as long as you are happy with a shared bathroom and a small double for £45 then this is what you want. Breakfast was good and the bed comfy, the room was small but considering it is in the heart of Glasgow it is value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were searching for a B&B at Glasgow near the Glasgow University. We found Hotel Kelvin with positive reviews at Trip Advisor. The location and prices were attractive. We had a chat with the landlady and the Manager who were willing to accommodate. We stayed here for a week from Monday to Saturday and it was good. Its proximity to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This hotel is incredibly reasonable at £45 for a small double. It is conveniently located near subway stations and great eateries and pubs (Oran Mor is well worth a visit). I found the lady who greeted us to be very friendly and warm and the room (7) was neat and tidy. If you're on a budget you'll struggle to find... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Wonderful location on Great Western Road near the top of Byres Rd. The dining room has a high ceiling and tall, majestic windows. Our room was adequate and the en suite attractive with a low bath and a sauna-type feel. There's no lift and we did have to carry our luggage up a long way. For us the hotel had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My mother stayed here for the weekend and had a lovely time - she found it clean and comfortable with a good breakfast. She has a bit of a bad back and uses a stick to get about, and had to be careful with the stairs leading to the hotel but on her way off, Sandra, the manageress, helped her... More

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Additional Information about Kelvin Hotel

Also Known As:
Kelvin Hotel Glasgow
Kelvin Hotel Glasgow, Scotland
Address: 15 Buckingham Terrace | Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > West End
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#43 Family Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelvin Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kelvin is a bed and breakfast in the heart of the vibrant West End of Glasgow. Free Parking can be reserved and free Wi-Fi is available.Bedrooms at The Kelvin are light and airy and are tastefully decorated in soft pastels. Some guest bedrooms have en suite facilities, and all have a TV and vanity units with shaving points. A fully fitted, communal kitchen, equipped with kitchenware and utensils, is available to guests.The grand Victorian townhouse also offers free Wi-Fi in the guest lounge and in most bedrooms. The dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and looks out onto the tree-lined Great Western Road. There are many shops located opposite the hotel and many bars and restaurants in the area.Glasgow International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the Kelvin, and the hotel is located just 2 miles from Glasgow Central Railway Station ... more   less 
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