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“SMOKE ODOUR permeated the room” 2 of 5 stars
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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 #58 of 89 Hotels in Glasgow
Essex England
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96 hotel reviews
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“SMOKE ODOUR permeated the room”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were looking for a room witn 3 beds for an adult and two children. This hotel has good reviews on this site and offered us the accommodation we needed for one night. We were so disappointed. The room was reasonably clean with staining on the carpet. OK for one night but the smell of stale smoke in the room was overwhelming. The staff were friendly. We had an early departure and they gave us the key to the breakfast room to help ourselves to cereal and fruit. Kind gesture. It's in a agreat location but no reviewer has mentioned the stale smoke. Having travelled I assumed that all hotels were non smoking. We wouldn't go back as we prefer a non smoking environment.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Moncton, Canada
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14 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Kelvin Hotel for two nights. The location was great, of course the clever subway system in Glasgow made it very easy to get around. The room was clean and served its purpose, the breakfast was substantial, and service was fine. Nothing to write home about, but it was a fantastic value and within walking distance of some of the best establishments in Glasgow.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Virginia, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I stayed at the Kelvin Hotel in late-October for two nights on a visit to Glasgow. The room was clean and well-maintained. It included supplies for tea, which I enjoyed after a long day on the bus from Skye. The morning food was quite good and included a hot and very substantial breakfast, cereal, fresh fruit, and breads. The Hotel is located near many attractions, such as the Botanical Gardens and the University of Glasgow. It is a good place to stay for the money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stayed here while on business at the University of Glasgow. The location at the Byres Road/Queen Margaret Drive junction with the Great Western Road is a perfect West End location with lots of cafes and shops in the vicinity and only 5 mins walk from the University. I have stayed twice in this hotel and each experience has been pleasant with a good breakfast. The staff are very pleasant and will do everything they can to make the stay comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Uckfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We needed a hotel for the family in crntral Glasgow and I found this on Trip Advisor. I rang to book and they were very friendly and accomodated us plus three children. When we got there it was clear there was a mix up and a double booking. However they did not let us down - they had a fantastic flat next door and let us use that! All at a great price. Very good service - I think others would have let us down. Very nice stay and good location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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tyrone
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Just returned from weekend in bonnie scotland. Stayed in Kelvin on saturday night, although room was quite small it was perfectly adequate. very clean and comfy bed. Charlie the do it all guy was very polite and was very responsive to anything we asked. Good for tourist advice. The breakfast was lovely, good portions and roasting hot!! Well done. It is very coinvenient for everything in the west end. Byres road is 3 mins away as is botanic gardens. the subway on byres road is an easy 7 min walk and is as good as any ride in alton towers!!
Lots of great eateries on this road. Ate in Jamies Italian in Georges Square very good and reasonable. Walked to the Comedy Stand about 15 mins away for saturady nights entertainment.
Quick word about taxi to airport - ring one of the numbers - paid £10.50 instead of black taxi £19.90. great city will be back plus back at the Kelvin - thanks Charlie!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I got Room 1 in the basement, no lift. Windows next to path to car park. Some biscuits provided and soap bars. Room had a double & single bed. Some water noise & shower doesn't empty fast enough. Friendly staff & good cooked breakfast.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Buckingham Terrace | Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > West End
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 89 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelvin Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kelvin is a bed and breakfast in the heart of the vibrant West End of Glasgow. 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 & 10miles from Glasgow airport. ... more   less 
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