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“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alamo Guest House

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Alamo Guest House
Ranked #2 of 38 Glasgow B&B and Inns
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Israel
1 review
“A Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2008

I was looking for a reasonably priced B & B around the university area of Glasgow for a couple of nights. A few caught my eye and I was undecided until I noticed that the Alamo was the only one with NO bad reviews on this site. And now I know why.
I was given a charming room in the basement (full of light with large windows) but the TV wasn't giving a clear picture. I asked for some help to get a better signal and when Steve (the owner) found that there was little improvement he moved me to a double room with an en-suite at no extra charge. How's that for service? Incidentally, had the TV been working properly, I would have been quite happy with my room even though it was one of the many rooms that come with shared bathroom facilities. But don't let that deter you. The place is spotless. Steve and wife Emma are the most charming and interesting people who love to meet people from abroad. Kristen who works there is equally friendly and helpful.
The high ceilinged rooms are lovingly decorated in Victorian fashion to suit the style of the house and the breakfast room is spacious with a lovely bay window.
Lastly, the Alamo overlooks Kelvingrove Park which makes for a pastoral view and peace and quiet around the clock. Kelvingrove Gallery situated in the park is also a beautiful backdrop when this 18th century sandstone museum is lit up at night.
In short, don't hesitate. It's a great find.
- Alison, Israel

Stayed September 2008
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2008

This guest house is very nice, comfortable and clean. Steve and Emma are very kind and helpfull. They make me and my boyfriend feel at home.
I suggest stay here everybody. Ah...is also near to the city center and in front of the Alamo there is The Kelvingrov Park...the biggest and most beautifull park in Glasgow!

Bye Giorgia&Gianni (Italy)

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  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2008

The Alamo Guest House is an excellent option for your stay in Glasgow. The location is great. Right across the street from Kelvingrove Park and an easy stroll down Sauchiehall Street to the center of town. We stayed in the newly renovated front room and found it to be quite large, well decorated, with great light, and a wonderful view. The inn keepers are very kind and helpful, and they make a tasty breakfast to start your day off right. I can't recommend the Alamo Guest House enough, you will not be disappointed.

-Holly, San Francisco, California, USA

  • Liked — Location, Quality
  • Disliked — Parking Situation
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2008

Gorgeous house, huge bedroom, clean facilities (we were using the shared WC and bathrooms), quiet location that is within easy reach of the city centre. Above all, excellent service from Steve, Emma and Kristen.

My only niggle is that the croissants at breakfast could be much fresher!

  • Liked — The attention to detail eg organic teabags in the room
  • Disliked — the breakfast
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

We went to Scotland for a wedding and used Glasgow as our home base.

From the first email I sent to enquire about availability, until the moment we checked out (after 9 nights) the service was impeccable.

Steve and Emma were helpful, patient, knowledgeable, friendly and hospitable during our entire stay. We had a ton of questions, as we had never been to the area before, and they never made us feel like we were being a bother.

The Alamo is clean, comfortable and is beautifully decorated with meticulously hand painted ceilings. The suite we stayed in (Room 12) had not one but TWO bay windows, two sofas, armoire, coffee table, dresser, flatscreen tv on the wall above the bed etc... The room was huge!! A very pleasant surprise!!

Gorgeous, safe neighbourhood (friends of ours who are from Scotland told us that Kelvingrove is one of the best areas in Glasgow), convenient location and wonderful hosts would make me question why anyone would ever bother staying anywhere else.

Thanks again Steve and Emma for such a fabulous experience!!!

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  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

Welcoming hosts. Near the park. 10 Minutes walking distance from the city centre, yet quiet.

Hope they realize the plan to rent out guest house bikes as well. Then I'll start considering spending all my holidays here :)

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2008

We just returned from a 4-night stay at the Alamo. Steve & Emma (& little Leon) were wonderful hosts. They were friendly, accommodating & knowledgeable about the city & suggested places to see & eat. We stayed in room #1, which had been recently remodeled. The room was very comfortable & clean. We had a large flat-screen TV and a DVD player, which was great since they had a large library of DVD's to borrow. We only made it to breakfast one morning, but the offering was decent. The house is on a side street, so it was relatively quiet. It's an easy walk to the city centre, Kelvingrove park & museum & the shops in the West End. It was a great experience at a good value. We will definately be back if we visit Glasgow in the future. We can't wait to see Flash the cat again! He was always at the door ready to welcome you home and loved the attention!

  • Liked — The personal service
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Alamo Guest House
Address: 46 Gray Street | Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow G3 7SE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alamo Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alamo is a friendly family run Guest House overlooking Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park with views of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, as well as Glasgow University, in the near distance. This elegant 1870 Victorian building is within easy walking distance (3 - 20 minutes) of the main 3 areas of Glasgow; The City Centre (Glasgow School of Art, Modern Art Gallery, theatres, etc), The West End (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow University, Kelvin Hall, etc), Riverside (S.E.C.C. etc). ... more   less 
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