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“Budget B&B” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Albert Hotel
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Gloucester
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Budget B&B”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

We were directed to this B&B by the Tourist office after spending a whole day visiting the Cathedral and other attractions close by. The owner was there to greet us as we drove into the car park located at the back of the bulding. Leading us through the back entrance she gave us a quick update of the breakfast schedule etc and after registering, we were led upstairs to our room.
The room overlooking the car park is large, clean and the sheets were clean too, There is a lot of built in storage space. Furnishings are kept to the bare minimum and a small tv is propped on a table by the wall.
The ensuite is the smallest I have ever come across. A sliding door separates the bedroom from the bathroom. As soon as you step in you just have to turn on the spot to access the sink, the toilet and the shower which are all at arms length. The shower Is not very strong. The ensuite was clean and only soap and towels were provided.
That evening we brought in takeaway and the owner was gracious enough to provide us with cutlery and plates. When we retired for the night we found the mattress to be too thin and you could feel the springs. However we slept soundly as we were tired after a full day of walking.
Breakfast the next morning was down at the basement and the room shares space with a very large bar counter. It looked like we were the only guests. The meal was satisfactory.
We felt that the price we paid was a little too high for the type of accommodation provided. I would rate this B&B as a budget accommodation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank tina p
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Very central to the city, beautiful rooms and extremely clean. breakfast was superb and the proprietors extremely friendly and funny. Excellent value for money and far more character than bigger chain hotels. Will definitely stay again and heartily recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jill C
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Luton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2012

I have stayed at The Albert now about 8 or 9 times and have found the rooms and bathrooms exceptionally clean on every visit. The decor is light and modern and there is Free parking and free Wifi which is a bonus. Breakfast is available from 7am onwards so suits me fine.

The Hotel is ideally located towards the centre of town but the surrounding area seems fairly quiet at night so no disturbances to my beauty sleep.

The owners are very friendly and helpful and I'm sure I'll be staying again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 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
Helpful?
1 Thank OptimizedTuning
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

I needed a bed for the night at a sensible price. I was attracted to this hotel as it is central and had free parking which most hotels in Gloucester can't offer. My room was clean and comfortable and very quiet. Breakfast good and internet free. Nice little bar for a cosy atmosphere too. Some guests are smoking somewhere - I could smell it in the corridors. All in all, functional and friendly. Only one complaint was that the TV was installed so high up I couldn't get it into focus and it had a poor signal.

Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
Helpful?
3 Thank GSS80
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Jazzer4
Level Contributor
36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2010

I stayed at the Albert Hotel as a last minute thing - big mistake! The place is a throwback to the old 70s B&Bs - full of house rules, shoddily furnished rooms, badly maintained and giving the guest a sense of being there on the sufferance of the management.

The room I was in had no bathroom, (that was two floors below), two thin and totally inadequate towels, and not even a bar of soap was provided in the room. It was a twin bedded room yet there was only one very small bedside lamp between the two beds. The furniture - what little of it there was - was cheap and mismatched. The mattress was cheap and lumpy, the bedclothes cheap and nasty.

And then there was the miserable service - breakfast was only served 'between 8 and 9am' (a whole hour - wow!), and then you had to vacate the premises by 10am or, you were warned, you would be charged for another night's stay! The place is plastered with signs from the management - everywhere you look there are signs telling you to do, or not to do, various things. The whole atmosphere of the place is unwelcoming and even adversarial.

Which wouldn't be so bad if they were providing a great service, or nice accommodation. But they're not. It's awful, substandard, and totally inadequate to meet the needs of the contemporary traveller. And to add insult to injury they £40 for the privilege of staying in this shabby room! Incredible really that such a place is still in operation in this day and age.

Avoid at all costs................

Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
Helpful?
9 Thank Jazzer4
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Brighton
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2008

BE WARNED if you are tempted to reserve a room at this hotel. We had to cancel our booking due to illness more than a week before we were due to stay. The proprieter then decided that there was a 15 DAY CANCELLATION CHARGE of the full price of the room even though these terms are not on his website and were not communicated to us when we made the booking. We were never sent a confirmation so there was nothing in writing either. When my partner disputed this with the proprieter he became aggressive and abusive. I have stayed in hotels all over the world and NEVER encountered a 15 day cancellation charge.
I was upset and completely shaken by my experience of this proprieter - a very unpleasant individual and not at all friendly as procalimed on their website.

Stayed August 2008
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5 Thank KittyBrighton
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Shropshire
Level Contributor
55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2008

Fine and functional. Stayed here on a one night stay in August 2008. It's essentially a British B&B experience - didn't even realise it was a hotel till we ventured downstairs to find a bar near the breakfast room.

Nearly gassed by the plug-in air fresheners at reception - they've got to be the worst welcome to an accommodation site - just what scents are they trying to hide?

Was lucky enough to secure room 14 which means a convoluted climb to the obviously recently refurbished attic. This room certainly wouldn't be accessible by young children, the elderly or disabled as the stairs here were nearly vertical.

Car park behind hotel is pretty tight, but probably a mercy. The road up to Kingsholm Rugby Ground is fairly rough. Didn't sleep well at night (was a Saturday admittedly) listening to a street fight at 1am.

Breakfast of Full English was nicely done, not too much, not too little.

  • Liked — Central location
  • Disliked — Feeling a bit on edge with slightly run down area
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Cangarwbach
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Additional Information about Albert Hotel

Property: Albert Hotel
Address: 56-60 Worcester Street, Gloucester GL1 3AG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Gloucester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 21 Hotels in Gloucester
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Albert HotelFamily run Bed and BreakfastCity Cenre LocationFree Car ParkFree Wi-Fi ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Albert Hotel Gloucester

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