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Kelvin Hotel

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All reviewsbotanic gardenswest endbyres roadgreat western roadoran morsingle roomcooked breakfastcity centrechoice of cerealssmall roomnice breakfastbed and breakfastideal locationbreakfast was includedpleasant staystayed one nightfantastic hotel
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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

The room was very small and had shared bathroom facilities down the hallway, was also DOWN the stairs, felt like I was in a dungeon. But was clean. Included continental breakfast, not bad for the price. Close to subway and botanic gardens.

Thank TraceyBiddick21
Response from Arun R, Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 1 May 2017

Yes we pride ourselves in our location Budget hotel fitting most pockets for it's location and convinenance for many locations to many to mention but the most talked about University Byres Road Botanical Gardens Shops and eateries Transportation.

Reviewed 18 June 2015

I stayed at the hotel for three nights in June. The TV in my room worked sporadically and he internet was not working for the duration of my stay. I reported both issues a number of times but it was only on the final night...More

Thank JenRooks
Response from Arun R, Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 1 May 2017

Sorry you were disappointed with your staff Price is dictated by location Sometimes get someone to repair things can be frustrating as external forces command the issue, Moving rooms again is down to availability and should hotel be full we have to await a room...More

Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Kelvin is a bed and breakfast in the heart of the vibrant West End of Glasgow. Public parking is possible at a location nearby and charges may be applicable.i was lucky and parked right outside,£2 all night, vouchers available in the hotel.Bedrooms at The...More

Thank shifty999
Response from Arun R, Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks for your positive words. Staff will appreciate your comments. Welcome back anytime.

Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

The hotel was clean, comfortable and basic. When we found the car park it was full but the lady told us to park there anyway as we were planning to leave at 10am. We went down to breakfast at 9am the next morning, but because...More

1  Thank Rozzyr
Response from Arun R, Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 1 May 2017

Breakfast stars at 7.30am as displayed on web site and printed matter. We serve till all customers have been attended too. We had a reasonable amount of food on the cold buffet with a variety of breads and cereals. Parking basically is an issue in...More

Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here. Location is in the west end of Glasgow so plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. I had a room in the basement which was a good size, clean and very quiet. I was provided with a key for the...More

1  Thank michaeld55
Response from Arun R, Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 1 May 2017

Well I am glad to know we meet your requirements and stay was enjoyable. On that note I hope you will return soon.

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USD 54 - USD 158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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14 June 2016|
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Response from Tonyfenton68 | Reviewed this property |
I travelled by car but think its a ten min walk not sure on buses
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6 February 2015|
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Response from Elisabeth R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as others have said there are a few ensuite rooms. The one that we stayed in, had a shower rather than a bath.
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"Apartment 14 had a great view of the main road and everything you need for a great stay in Glasgow!"
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"Book a room in one of the lover floors. There is no lift."
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"dont bother look elsewhere,there are far better than this dated bedsit"
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"I had a single room which was adequate for my stay as I was there for work purposes."
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