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“dissappointing”
Review of Kirklee Hotel

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Kirklee Hotel
Ranked #77 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
loughborough
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“dissappointing”
Reviewed April 25, 2011

lovely looking building from the outside, but inside it is run down and in dire need of refurbishment

decor is mid 70's and looks like it hasn't been touched since the mid 70's

cleanliness was less than perfect, leaks in teh plumbing around the toilet, toilet seat cracked, dodgey wiring to sockets in room

worst breakfast I have ever had in a b&b

location was excellent but there have to be better b&b's than this as this is possibly the worst run and managed b&b I have ever stayed

when leaving my wife politely mentioned some of the pitfalls, the owners shrugged their shoulders, amnitted that they knew about the plumbing leaks and were not in teh least bit concerned

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2010

we stayed 2 nights with a 5 months baby. The hotel is lovely, very charming and Scottish entrance hall and reception room. breakfast was served in the room- choice of english, salmon and eggs or muesli end fruits. The hosts were very nice and welcome us with open arms, both the man and wife came out to greet us. The hotel itself is in the west end, close to robert carlysle's house, very posh huge houses, very leafy and quiet. The hotel is 5 min walk from the west end with lots of restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

Our experience was far better than some of the previous reviews of this Edwardian period B&B. Rosemary and Douglas Rogan were charming and attentive hosts. So were the other staff members. Breakfast (yummy) arrived hot and at the requested time. Rooms were comfortable and clean, as were the bathrooms. Good price, outstanding location. Quiet, but easy walking to shops and restaurants. On-street parking readily available., We had a total of three rooms (two single and one triple) for a week. Would definitely book again.

  • Stayed June 2010
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2010

I expected so much more from this beautiful building, but alas that is but a facade for what lurks within. My welcome was distinctly underwhelming. It was as though you are a slight hindrance to the owners. I found long black hairs on the POLY-cotton bedding and asked for it to be changed. The maid informed me that it wasn't due for a change. Surely grubby sheets have no timetable!? There is a lack of attention to detail...grime-encrusted tv remote...dusty ledges. Horrible aqua 1970s bathroom. The whole bedroom is tired and out-dated. The Kirklees reminded me of a faded Hollywood star, the looks have gone and it relies on what it once was. Definately not worth the money. Returning to Glasgow in July. Hotel du Vin here we come!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
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Yorkshire
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Reviewed March 22, 2010

Good size rooms, quiet location. I was disappointed that the bedding was very poor quality - no crisp cotton sheets, alas. I also expected good standards of presentation and cleanliness, which was not the case. Did not feel particulary welcomed. Our room is in need of refurbishment. Room info stated that the hotel was licenced and this is no longer true, so up to date and accurate info required.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Midwest USA
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Reviewed September 22, 2009

The Kirklee is lovely with ambiance of another time. A full Scottish breakfast was brought to our room every morning, hot and delicious! Perfect location on a quiet street. Close to West End subway, train, walking to Byers Road with it's shops and restaurants. Also close to museums, University, and Botanic Gardens.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Staten Island, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2009

My family of 4 enjoyed our stay at the Kirklee Hotel. We had the "Family Room" on the 3rd floor. The room was charming, clean and spacious, with a private bathroom, one double bed and two twin beds. The room also has a table and chairs by a bay window with a green, leafy view. Each morning a delicious Scottish breakfast was brought to our room and it was a treat not having to rush out to breakfast elsewhere.

The owner of the Kirklee Hotel was gracious and helpful. He assisted us with carrying the luggage up to the 3rd floor (there is no elevator) and arranging cab service to the airport for our trip home.

With so much to see in Glasgow and only 3 days there, we did not have time to spend in the library room on the second floor, but it seemed a large, comfortable room where guests could relax, read a book, chat with one another, etc.

The Kirklee is within walking distance from the Hillhead tube station on Byers Road.
Byers Road has plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants and even a public library, which has free internet service once you check in with the librarians.

One important note for anyone planning on arriving at the Kirklee for the first time by walking from the Hillhead tube station - If you are using the Frommer's 2009 Scotland Guide book, their maps show the Kirklee Hotel in the wrong location! It would be better to take a cab or to call the owners to get walking directions to the Kirklee.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Kirklee Hotel

Property: Kirklee Hotel
Address: 11 Kensington Gate, Glasgow G12 9LG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Room Service
Hotel Style:
#35 Business Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kirklee Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Kirklee Hotel Glasgow, Scotland

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