My sister and I had 3 stays in Alexander Thompson in the last 2 weeks. The first was for one night on arrival in Glasgow before travelling around Scotland and the second was for 3 nights to sightsee in Glasgow and the third was one night before catching a flight out of Glasgow.
From the first visit we were satisfied with what we received for the price and I will not hesitate to book this hotel again whenever I need to stay in Glasgow. The location is perfect. 10 mins walk with suitcases from Queen St or 5 mins walk with suitcases from Central. The Airport Shuttle bus drops off and picks up around Central so you can't get better.
Room 101 next to the breakfast room was a twin and very roomy and of course handy to breakfast. Though the decor is a bit worn eg. carpets the room was clean, the beds good, the bathroom spacious and roomy and we were more than happy. With what you can get for 25 pounds per person in Glasgow ( I know as I have been to a couple of places in the West End in Winter for this price) I was more than happy.
The staff generally were good though when working for minimum wage in this country ( I know again as I have worked for this rate of pay and talked to many staff members who do also) some people lose their motivation for providing the extra customer service that makes a difference in hospitality. That said... no one was rude and when we requested anything it was provided.
The huge convenient bonus was the peace of mind of a locked up luggage room that we could use for when we needed storage after a check out or an early checkin. So good to see proper security procedures!!!!! Well done. very important.
Breakfast was more than ample.... in fact I would have to say that the amount of food was unnecessary .... there would have to be wastage. It is a buffet. I can only speak for the eggs and baked beans ... all good... make your own toast.. everything seemed fresh and clean.
Overall.... I could not say you could get anything better for 25 pounds per person ( twin room booked through booking.com) and even if it is a little more in peak season I would go for them as it would still be good prices.
We had decided that if we weren't happy with the hotel then we would cancel ( we had enough time in the booking.com cancellation for the next visit0 BUT we didn't want to. We wanted to stay.
Have to mention that they called us a cab for no charge on 2 occasions ... no prob.
It is obvious that bits of renovations are being done eg. bathroom tiles whereas other things in the room are not done eg. painting needed in wardrobe but these things did not detract from our stay.
If you are a person that needs to feel you are in a 'posh room" with everything perfect then it's not for you BUT if you are a realist with an eye for a decent room for a fair price then I recommend you give Alexander Thompson a good go.
Thanks everyone there.... I will return.
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- Hotel Alexander Thomson
- Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow, Scotland