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Reviewed 8 February 2016

Checked in by a lovely lady that was very helpful in directing us to the local sites we wanted to visit. Showed to our room which was very cosy and spotless clean all the furnishings in the room all matched and complimented curtains bedding etc . Tea and coffee facilities were of plenty . Large tv on the wall as...

Thank ANNE L
Rothesay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I feel welcome every time I sign in, which, is fairly often, given my home is on one of the western Scottish Isles. Whether for rest and recuperation or business, McLays has never disappointed. My recent stay was enhanced by the completion of another impressive renovation and redecoration project. I was upgraded without asking because I am a frequent guest....

3Thank Stephanie R
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
Reviewed 21 January 2016

For the price it was a good deal. Staff were friendly and helpful. Full scottish cooked breakfast was very good. There is no lift, that could be a problem for older people. It was no problem for us. We would definatley visit McLays on a return trip.

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1Thank mcjv2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

I stayed here as accommodation for a concert I was seeing at the Hydro, but the staff were still warm and welcoming when we arrived late at night. There were 3 of us staying so we got 2 double beds and the room price worked out very cheaply. The room itself was very big and comfortable. I have stayed in...

Thank jmc870
Hudson, Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Stayed here in the mid 90s and was disappointed on how shabby it was. Carpets were worn and bedding was old as were the mattresses. I see from current reviews that it hasn't improved any. My wife says never again! Lots of noise and rough dining area.

Thank L T
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2015 via mobile

Me and the good lady spent a couple of nights here, good location as we like this end of sauchiehall st loads of good pubs and great places to eat hotel staff were great had a good laugh with them, price was good room was cosy and bed was comfy at the end of the day its some place to...

Thank dean t
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Warmly welcomed by staff, reception is smart and clean. Thats were it ends. Turning the corner to go to our room we were greeted by very run down decor and stained carpets, nohing like how it looked on the photos. Our room itself is in dire need of a makeover. Old and worn duvet covers, badly fitting sheets and a...

Thank Arranlife
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

The room badly needs updated, and looks nothing like the pictures. There were several things we felt could have been done a lot better. The first was the way breakfast was run, we walked into an empty room and took a seat. We were eventually greeted by a waiter and asked if we would like breakfast which we said yes...

Thank Darren G
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 November 2015

This was a really nice place to stay. The lady that was on reception when we arrived was lovely and very friendly. Our room was very spacious and the beds were comfy. The guest house was very easy to get to and close to plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The only downside was the shower, my friend is 5ft...

Thank pauliepocket
County Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Great location. (Wasn't mad on walking up the hill but what can you do) Within walking distance of main shopping area with endless bars and restaurants to choose from. Booked a triple room and we had a room With 3 singles, a double and a big bathroom, big tv with lots of channels and tea and coffee facilities. It seems...

Thank SabrinaC882014

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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
McLays’ offers great value budget accommodation in the heart of the city centre. We are superbly located for visiting Glasgow’s many museums and art galleries and just minutes away from Glasgow’s finest shopping streets Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street where in addition you shall find an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas, nightclubs etc. ... more   less 

Additional Information about McLays Guest House

Address: 260 - 276 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6TT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Price Range: $56 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — McLays Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 81
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“Choose elsewhere. Do not book here. Would give a lower rating if we could.”
 of 5 bubbles DannyWatson23, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Reasonably priced, shared bathroom but rooms nice and clean. Breakfast really good.”
 of 5 bubbles CheshireMuttley, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't take room in back as they are fire hazards”
 of 5 bubbles DenR88, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different guest house!”
 of 5 bubbles Sheherizad, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back of the hotel quieter”
 of 5 bubbles 12Jackie2015, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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