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Wigan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2016

It's a pity to have to mark down this hotel, as the management and staff are doing a wonderful job under very difficult conditions, and most of its faults are really beyond their control. The room was cramped, tiny and stuffy (the window did not open). Steps outside with no useful handrail, and an awkward staircase inside make it very...

Thank Geoffnewman
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is a reasonably priced hotel (feels more like a guest house) in a good location if you have a big night out in Glasgow's West End. It's not a modern hotel but our room was spacious (a twin room with two double beds) and there was plenty of storage and power sockets. The bathroom seemed to have been built...

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Old British house settled close to the Botanic gardens and the fantastic University of Glasgow. Good Subway connections. Breakfast is really tasteful and great. People are very friendly and welcoming. Rooms are very big and comfortables. I would repeat, no doubt.

Thank Gorka Y
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Lovely hotel. Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Stayed at full occupancy and there was no noise pollution. I was worried about the communal bathrooms but they where absolutely spotless. Breakfast was great, good selection.

Thank Emily C
Sisteron, France
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Clean, warm and comfortable - obliging staff - very nice breakfast: early breakfast provided on departure :) :) ideal location for Glasgow's West End. Excellent value, we will certainly come back. Thank you again!

Thank 547mitchf
Manchester, UK
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a good location for us in the West End and the hotel is fine and functional. It is absolutely nothing special. The decor is a bit tired, our room was okay if a bit stuffy. Bathroom tiny and had a really noisy fan. Had requested non-dairy milk for breakfast when booking but on the morning and told none...

Thank JanieOH
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Myself and my partner stayed in the Kelvin Hotel recently. Neither of us knew Glasgow very well but we were lucky to choose this hotel and location. It is right beside the Botanic Gardens, near to the kelvin Gallery and Museum and in an area with a wide variety of nice coffee shops, restaurants, etc. The hotel was very warm...

Thank Niamh S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A tidy basic room that suited what I needed. Both the toilet and bathroom were clean. The hotel is located next to a busy road, so if you may want to pack ear plugs if you're a light sleeper Breakfast was good. A full breakfast was available, as well as tea, coffee/tea, juice, cereal etc. Location was close to the...

Thank AlisterNZ
Arun R, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Being a family hotel we strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and look forward to your next visit. Reservations

Reviewed 29 September 2016

A classic building on a classy terrace in the West End of Glasgow with friendly staff. Sounds great doesn't it? Just beware of the basement rooms though - it is a tad cruddy in the lower reaches. Narrow fire doors, tired fittings and small rooms. Upstairs seems fine and the dining room has dazzling plasterwork,thick carpets and large windows. There's...

1Thank Alan S
Arun R, Guest Relations Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

We hope you enjoyed your stay. We are glad you enjoyed the location surrounded with the botanic gardens. Surrounded with Byres Road,lovely bars and coffee shops. The West End is at the end of the street.

Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

A friend of mine booked a small double room for me and my wife for £50. The rooms are nothing like the photos on the website. Not only the room was small which was expected but the bed was a little bigger than a single, the room was on the lower ground and smelt terrible, my wife who is pregnant...

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Arun R, Public Relations Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

I am sorry you did not enjoy your room and should you have made reception aware I am sure they would have re-located you as we have many categories of rooms to suit all budgets.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Kelvin is a bed and breakfast in the heart of the vibrant West End of Glasgow. Parking can be reserved and free Wi-Fi is available. Bedrooms at The Kelvin are light and airy and are tastefully decorated in soft pastels. Some guest bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and all have a TV and vanity units with shaving points. A fully fitted, communal kitchen, equipped with kitchenware and utensils, is available to guests.The grand Victorian townhouse also offers free Wi-Fi in the guest lounge and in most bedrooms. The dining room boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and looks out onto the tree-lined Great Western Road. There are many shops located opposite the hotel and many bars and restaurants in the area.Glasgow International Airport is a 15-minute drive from the Kelvin, and the hotel is located just 2 miles from Glasgow Central Railway Station & 10miles from Glasgow airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kelvin Hotel

Address: 15 Buckingham Terrace | Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EB, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > West End
Price Range: $56 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Kelvin Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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Kelvin Hotel Glasgow, Scotland
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#8 Best Value Hotel in Glasgow
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“Do avoid the basement.”
 of 5 bubbles alansY3210KI, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The small double rooms are below ground level, the beds are too small for 2 people.”
 of 5 bubbles nourozen, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“get a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles shinysheffs, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I had a room at the front of the hotel and even though the GWR is so close, it was still very quiet, would love to stay here again.”
 of 5 bubbles chastity-floozie, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any queries - phone hotel direct - very helpful.”
 of 5 bubbles jcaro64, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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