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“Atmospheric, quirky hotel with helpful staff and good location - 10 mins walk from main bit of city”

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Cathedral House Hotel
Ranked #79 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Lancashire
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9 reviews
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“Atmospheric, quirky hotel with helpful staff and good location - 10 mins walk from main bit of city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2009

close to Merchant City and the cathedral, the necropolis and the oldest house in Glasgow- we liked the location and felt the hotel had everything we needed - quiet room, nice views and nice to have the bar/cafe/restaurant downstairs...(no noise came up from this to our room!)

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2009

Enjoyed a truly wonderful stay, sadly only one night - would have loved a month. Great location, minutes from city centre yet in a wee world of its own at the same time. Super views from room which was lovely, warm comfortable. Majestic bed, big bathroom, good tv, sofa etc. Food very well priced, soup, steak (beef), kangaroo steak and pudding all very yum, Staff all very polite and helpful, well done to you all. Thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2009

We were very pleased with the Cathedral House Hotel. Good location, you can walk to the city center. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great filling Scottish breakfast in the morning, plus you an get dinner and drinks at the bar. Rooms were clean and nice, some with great views. We will definitely go back.

Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2009

My partner and I loved staying in this little hotel. It is full of character, our room had gorgeous views overlooking the Cathedral and the Necropolis. Staff were very friendly and service was superb.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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indy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2009

The Cathedral House looks like a small castle from the outside. There is a restaurant & bar on the first floor, the breakfast and catering room on the second floor and bed rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors. The restaurant and bar were quiet but even if they weren't the 2nd floor would have buffered the sound. The Cathedral house is directly south of the Glasgow Cathedral. On east side is the necropolis, on the west side a small park and the south side a large attractive building that was empty at night. This made for a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood. And yet it was only a few blocks from the sites and town hall.

The rooms were large and spacious with a comfortable bed. We had a 5 sided corner room with a great view of the cathedral and the park next door. A comfortable sitting chair wouldn't go a miss and the bath room while being in good shape could have used more counter space. These are not complaints, as we loved the room, just observations.

The staff was very friendly even when busy. We dropped our bags off during the morning breakfast and they kept them for us until we returned to check in later that day.

The breakfast was great with a full Scottish option or continental breakfast with cereals, orange juice and fruit.

Potential considerations are the lack of a lift (didn't bother us), no air conditioning (welcome to Scotland, nobody has ac), and a slight busy road that you can't hear with the windows closed. The traffic quieted down as the evening progressed.

Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2009

Stuart the new manager made us feel really welcome; we requested a room with a view of the Cathedral and Necropolis which he arranged. The staff were really helpful nothing was too much trouble. The room was clean and had everything we needed. The full Scottish breakfasts were fab. It’s a really interesting hotel, if you like history or a haunted location this is the place for you. It’s handy for sightseeing. The bar is great, as is the bar food. We will definitely be back again.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2009

My visit to Glasgow was for business in the City Centre and it was for a one night stay on Tuesday 27th January 2009. As usual it was a review of a few hotels the day before and a look of hotel reviews on TripAdvisor. I looked at some 8 hotels and did choose Cathedral House Hotel, for the following reasons:

- Good location just off main Motorway and with private parking. (There is also metre parking around the hotel for 4hrs @ 72 per hour and long terms car parks near at hand.)
- In Merchant City and a half mile from City Centre.
- Very competitive B&B price.
- Unique property with interesting history.
- Small 8 bedded hotel with good facilities.

The welcome was good with no form filling or swipes of credit cards. My room was warm, (I did turn down the heating), adequately furnished with a comfortable bed. The hotel was busy with locals, which is a good sign, and there was a choice of newspapers to read which I always like. Breakfast in the morning was good with personal attention. Check out was quick and your car was immediatly outside in a private carpark. The hotel in now run by Nigel and Stuart, (new owners), and they "hail" from Australia - give them a try. I enjoyed my short visit to this great city.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Cathedral House Hotel
Address: 28-32 Cathedral Square, Glasgow G4 0XA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cathedral House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cathedral House Hotel is a 19th-century Scottish baronial-style hotel, complete with turrets, 8 individual and beautifully furnished rooms and a splendid restaurant, Whisky bar and Beer Garden. We are just 5 minutes from the vibrant and bustling Merchant City area of Glasgow,. Nestled within an historic quarter of the city, with excellent views of Glasgow Cathedral and the fascinating Necropolis, the hotel is an excellent base to explore the grounds and the Provands Lordship House, St Mungo's Museum and Glasgow in general - the city centre is 15 minutes walk. ... more   less 
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