My first visit to Scotland to watch a show at the Hydro in Glasgow, and I booked myself, Dad and brother into a triple room with en-suite bathroom for one night. At £55, including breakfast, this was fantastic value. Don't think of this as a hotel, think of it as a family-run guest house / B'n'B. When paying for this sort of accommodation, you know what you're going to get. As long as the service is welcoming and friendly, and as long as the place is clean and tidy, that's pretty much all you can ask for.
The Alba Lodge ticks those boxes. The triple room we stayed in was of adequate size, with TV, bed lamps and plenty of storage drawers and a wardrobe. The beds were decent for a single night's sleep. Room was well-insulated and central heating worked brilliantly. The shower we had in the morning could have been hotter though.The bathroom was very clean as well. Breakfast was included and was pretty basic, simple and bog-standard quality cooked breakfast or run-of-the-mill cereal and toast. Again, you get what you're paying for.
As far as location goes, it is at the end of a row of other, presumably similar, lodges and guest houses. Previous complaints have mentioned the poor accessibility for disabled customers. It is true that the location is at the top of a steep slope, and there was no visible ramp for wheelchair users. This didn't affect us, but is worth bearing in mind for other potential visitors. It is about 15 minutes on foot from the central train station, very close to the Art School (currently undergoing major renovation, so take care when passing that area).
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- Also Known As:
- Alba Hotel Glasgow
- Alba Lodge Glasgow, Scotland