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“CLEAN, GREAT LOCATION, VALUE FOR MONEY” 5 of 5 stars
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Alexander Thomson Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY, Scotland (Anderston)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 89 Hotels in Glasgow
Oban, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“CLEAN, GREAT LOCATION, VALUE FOR MONEY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

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.

Room Tip: Little bit of street noise in Room 101 but to be expected in a hotel on this busy street. I am a so...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A very pleasant Hotel located in Glasgow city centre and ideally placed for shopping. The front desk and staff were nice enough and albeit there first language was not english.

The rooms were spacious and fairly well laid out, hot water was in abundance. The bed was large and fairly comfortable on a down side the duvet was small and thin and did not cover the bed.

The breakfast was plentiful and well presented, it was however let down by being overcooked and driy making some of the food very chewy and unpleasant to eat.

Would I utilise this Hotel again, yes I would and hopefully the breakfast will have improved.
The decor and layout of the Bar and Lounge is very Grand and a great wee spot for a Dram.

Room Tip: Lower floor offers better WIFI connection but noise from Street increased, higher floors much quiete...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Glasgow, Scotland, UK
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I stepped into the hotel..

Ok, some decor could be doing with being updated but everything was clean and tidy everywhere in the hotel.

The beds are lovely and comfortable, linen was crisp and fresh... Perfect!!

I will use this hotel as a base for nights out again.. Perfect location, clean, friendly and the breakfast is brilliant!!!!

Recommended for all ages..

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Very good value for the price we paid. Lovely large bathroom with great shower. The bedroom was very roomy and we had a good nights sleep. Only downside was the bed did not have a mattress protector nor pillow protectors on, which all the well known hotels use now for cleanliness.

The breakfast was very generous and everything you would want.

Next to the price of the other hotels in Glasgow this was well worth the money and have no hesitation in recommending it, but please if the management read this please put mattress and pillow protectors on your beds as we could see the mattress through the sheet. This is not very hygienic.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North East England
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

So I should have known.
Booked a cheap hotel out of necessity for a family funeral when we were pretty down on our heels.
I got locked in the bathroom because the door fitted too tightly and there was no handle (nothing was done after complaining)
Breakfast was revolting - UHT milk for the cornflakes and tea, everything overcooked and hanging around for ages (at 7am...) Eggs solid - I ate one (was sick 4 hours later); parking was £15 when reception said it would be £6.
Don't be tempted by a cheap deal - when will I ever learn, this place is crap.

Room Tip: avoid this hotel
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Millport, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here 7th Feb for one night. Excellent location. Double room clean and tidy, could maybe be doing with an update but excellent value. Buffet breakfast, super choice. All in all very good, will return.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

+Central location close to a station.
+Good variety breakfast.
+Big rooms.
+staff pleasant.
good place to explore glasgow. overall it was money worth spending compared to other hotels in the area.

-Pillows too thin. but i asked and got extra.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Anderston , City Centre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 89 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Thomson Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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