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“Lovely clean hotel , massive rooms, good breakfast”
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The Belhaven Hotel
Ranked #49 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 30, 2009

Go down Ashton Lane to the Wee pub and to the Bothy for a meal in street opposite Ashton Lane both in the west end, and very good. Catch the tube from Hillhead on Byres Road, 4 stops to city centre, shopping centre brilliant

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 22, 2009

We booked the premier room (Room 11) for a romantic weekend in Glasgow(!). No 11 is a large, spacious room on the second floor to the front of the hotel, overlooking Great Western Road and a small sliver of the Botanical Gardens. The room has a high ceiling with nice gold embossed covings and ceiling rose. The furniture is modern and functional – which was a little disappointing as we were expecting some old-fashioned Victoriana in keeping with the building. The red and cream colour scheme is tasteful but a little skewed by a rather uninspiring plain green carpet. There was plenty of drawer space but only a small 10” deep cupboard for hanging clothes. The room was well equipped with a flat-screen TV with freeview, tea-making facilities, iron and ironing board and hair-dryer. There was no fridge/minibar.

The attached bathroom held a 2-person jacuzzi bath with a shower above. Again, all very nice and functional but just lacking the “wow factor” mainly because of the rather clinical decor. The bland white wall tiles and green floor tiles are just too reminiscent of a treatment room in a 1960s NHS hospital. This is a shame as, with a little bit of imagination and a few nick-nacks, this could be a stunning bathroom.

Although the room overlooked a busy road junction traffic noise was not intrusive.

The entrance lobby, dining room and stairs are tastefully decorated and retain many original features including a pretty skylight/cupola. There is no lift so be prepared to get out of breath if you are on the upper floors.

The breakfast is good and ranges from cereal and fruit to freshly cooked “full Scottish”.

Parking spaces can be at a premium in the narrow streets around the hotel. Several times we had to leave our car a little way down the road but this wasn’t a hassle and the on-road parking is free. Hillhead subway station is about a 10 minute walk as are the bars and restaurants of Byres Road/Ashton Lane. There is a convenience store across the road.

In summary, this is a nice little hotel in a pleasant location with a lot of character and many plus points. We would stay there again but whether we would bother paying the extra for the premium room is debatable.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2009

This is a lovely hotel in a superb location for exploring round the west end, Botanic gardens and indeed to get anywhere in surrounding area. The hotel is charming with period features and bright, airy and clean rooms. It manages to combine the right mix of traditional, Victorian grandeur with a modern, luxurious feel. The breakfast was delicious and particularly memorable for us as we sat at the beautiful bay window as the sun streamed in. Very reasonably priced and would like to return in future.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2009

Booked for 12 for a long w/end ... hotel is in a lovel part of town .by all ameneties ... on arrival got checked in with no fuss .. We were in a huge, huge room with a double bed and two singles on the first floor. All the twin rooms had double beds. Nice clean bathroom .. the only criticism I can give is that you had to hold the shower over you .. which made washing your hair awkward, but do-able for a couple of days. The staff were lovely. Breakfast was nice ......a few of our group had to wait outside in the hall waiting for a table to free up .. but when they got in they had no complaints. Overall, I would def stay at the Belhaven and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 18, 2009

This is a really nice B&B , well run, clean large rooms and a great Breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 17, 2009

Very nice building, just opposite the Glasgow Botanic garden. Friendly staff, clean large room, had a good sleep.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 6, 2009

The Belhaven Hotel is a beautiful old building, an easy bus ride from the City Centre and a short walk from the West End shops and restaurants. I was particularly impressed by the very helpful manner of all the staff. A hearty breakfast is served in a magnificent room which doubles as a lounge/bar where guests can use the hotel computer free of charge - which was most welcome. Although I paid for single occupancy of a double room and did indeed have a very comfortable double bed - the room itself was extremely small and urgently in need of some fresh paint. It seems from other reviews of the hotel, it is 'pot luck' which room you are allocated. On the plus side the room had functional modern furniture, tea/coffee facilities, hair dryer, flat screen tv with freeview, good heating and hot water, pristine bed linen and towels.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Belhaven Hotel

Address: 15 Belhaven Terrace, Glasgow G12 0TG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Family Hotel in Glasgow
#25 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#38 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: $61 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Belhaven Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the cosmopolitan west end of Glasgow, a few minutes walk from Byres Road where there are some of the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops and boutique shops.All the rooms at the Belhaven Hotel are spacious and tastefully appointed. Room facilities include a hairdryer, while most also have Freeview TV and all come with wireless internet access.Situated overlooking Great Western Road and the Botanic Gardens, the hotel is only 10 minutes' drive from the city centre and 25 minutes' drive from Loch Lomond. ... more   less 
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