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“Excellent family accommodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Embassy Apartments
Brisbane
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent family accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

We stayed in the family apartment at the Embassy Apartments and were extremely impressed. The apartment was extremely well equipped, spacious and clean. The bedroom could sleep five and was decorated very tastefully in keeping with the Georgian period. After a long flight from Australia it was wonderful to climb into the crisp white sheets and have a peaceful nights sleep. The kitchen and bathroom had everything you would need for self catering and the reception staff were friendly and courteous. There are restaurants and cafes within walking distance plus a lovely park over the road. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

Great place to stay with Botanics infront of apartments. Georgian building with big rooms and sufficient car parking. Good for the self caterer ,fully equiped kitchen
Next door Ambassador hotel is used for breakfast for the early starters. Close to Byers Road with plenty of shops ,resturants and transport. Friendly staff. Will stay again

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AppleJean
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Derby
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2011

Having previously stayed at both the Ambassador and Albion Hotels belonging to this group I decided to try the self catering option this time. I had asked to see the apartments last time I was at the Ambassador so went ahead and booked. It was only after that that I looked on Tripadvisor and saw the review about the bed bugs. Due to my previous experience with the group I decided to ignore it. I am glad I did, we had a large apt to the front,plenty of room,continuous hot water at no extra charge! We had a lovely few days. The bed bug review was for last summer, not current. Bed bugs are something that most hotels have to deal with at some time or another. Please dont be put off by it. Staff as usual could not be more helpful, will definately be back again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank jintyDerby
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Edinburgh
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2011

I know several of these reviews have been around the sun a few times, but unless the hotel was torn down and reassembled with completely different staff in the past six months or so, I don't understand the negativity coming out here.
Upon arriving, we found a massive, fully restored Georgian or Victorian (I don't know the difference) room, complete with sitting area featuring a dining table and red leather sofa, and a kitchenette with everything one could ask for, even in their own flat.
Even on the Ground Floor, there was a lovely view over the Kelvin, and street noise was minimal for our stay.
The only (hardly) strikes against it was that the bathroom light had burned out, and they couldn't get a replacement (shaving light worked fine enough for us) and noise in the hallway could be heard from our room quite easily (this happened maybe twice during the three day stay, during late morning so essentially nae bother).
The receptionist who I interacted with most (maybe a mid-20s-ish chap) was also quick to help with any random request I cooked up. :)

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JTactile
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2010

These apartments are situated in a nice part of Glasgow, outside the city centre but very close to teh West End. The apartments are opposite the Botanic Gardens which is lovely. BUt that's about where the niceness ends...
We have ended up with flea bites or bed bug bites all over our bodies from staying in this place. It looks clean but obviously it isn't.
The kitchen equipment seemed quite dirty too which is not a surprise given they do not provide guests with dishwashing liquid and sponges. I thought that was just a standard feature in a serviced apartment but apparently not.
The hotel is very proud to advertise that in their 21 years of operating they have only ever increased their prices by 2.4%. This can only mean they are cutting costs in order to runa profitable business and that there standards are slipping.
Pay a little bit more and find somewhere else... it is fair better than being itchy all the time!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RC-CJ
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London
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2010

We stayed in their 'best' room at the front of the building.
It was freezing cold (snow outside) and the fan heater in the bathroom didn't work so my toddler had to bath in the cold. They told me that they couldn't do anything about the broken heater until I threatened to complain about substandard living conditions.
There is NO CENTRAL HEATING, only electric heaters and you have to wait about 45 minutes for the immersion heater in order to have any hot water.
All of this is paid for by you, the guest, via an electric meter which you feed with £1 coins. We spent 4 nights there and spent well over £20 on the electric meter.
The decor is also out of date and the blankets are acrylic.
If it weren't for the fantastic location, it would have ruined our stay in Glasgow.
Oh, and when I went to the hotel next door to check out - the woman opened the door and just took my keys from me before closing the door again - didn't even bother to ask how my stay had been.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ToddlerYears
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Ontario
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2009

There were three travelers from Canada, one adult and two teenagers. The bathroom was damp and no room to put your toiletries (need some sort of shelving) especially when you have three people in a room. Paying for hydro, I feel is inappropriate and just a money making hotel.
Furniture and bed linen should be updated. It took three hours just to do two loads of wash and I knew we could not do the large loads that we do in Canada, but after 3 hours and they still were not dry was not utilizing our vacation time very well.
One of the staff member was very friendly and helpful but I found the owner to be very rude.
I would not go back.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank travelleronthego
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Property: Embassy Apartments
Address: 8 Kelvin Drive, Glasgow G20 8QG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Embassy Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These 4 star apartments are decorated in a classic style and are located directly behind Glasgow's famous Botanic Gardens, the lively Byres Road with its numerous restaurants, bars and shops is a 5 min walk. ... more   less 
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