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“Two nights in Glasgow” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #59 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
1 review
“Two nights in Glasgow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

Breakfast really okay, but room not overly nice. The towels and bedlinnen did not smell too good, the window was wett all the time. The bathroom should have been cleaner. A nice thing was the fridge in the room and free WiFi. The subway station is about 15 minutes away by foot. The botanic garden is real close to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

the hotel is easy to find and well located the beds and the room was comfortable the breakfast was excellent,but it was let down by staffing problems which left us with no milk,no loo rollsand an unmade bed for one day.one staff member (jean)was the best asset to this hotel and is run ragged trying to fix everything.good points are the food,nice beds friendly staff, bads points to much diy in bathrooms, drawers falling to bits,no attention to detail and if you value your car dont use the car park it is the pits to get to and from!!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2011

I stayed there for a night in July, 2011 with my parents while we driving through Scotland.
It was a lovely huge room and it was clean and nice. The location is lovely. we walked through and went to botanical gardens, saw all the beautiful churches.

Will definately stay there again. Glasgow is a beautiful city.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2011

I was looking forward to staying here after seeing the previous reviews. Whilst it was ok, I think I'd try somewhere else next time. It is in a very good location though, just up the road from the bridge over the River Kelvin and not far from Byers Road, about 5-10 mins walk, that's all, so the location is quite nice. The breakfasts were ok as well, apart from burnt toast the first morning. It is nicely furnished. The walls are a bit thin so you can hear people even turning the tap on in the room next door but I don't suppose there's a lot they can do about that. Beds are comfortable and clean. The room cleaning needs attention though based on my experience, mine wasn't done once during my stay. Towels were hung up and the bin emptied but no cleaning or vacuuming done for some reason, I'm not sure why as no one else seemed to mention this. I could tell the bathroom hadn't been done because the sink looked exactly the same as leaving it that morning and the shower was grubby. So...who knows.

It's nice and quiet at night to sleep, the view out of the window onto someone else's roof wasn't great but then how much time do you spend looking out of the window.

They do have WiFi as well.

Apart from that it's ok and it's quite good value but as I said I wouldn't rush back and would probably try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

Yes, this was my second stay (first last September) on my son's recommendation, and again I found the hotel to be welcoming, friendly, nice-looking, spotless, and the bedroom itself equally so. The manageress is always helpful and friendly and makes you feel welcome. this is a characteristic of everyone I encountered in Glasgow: I come from the cold, reserved South and am always amazed by Glaswegians. they help you with your bags and make cheerful remarks. The location of the Ambassador Hotel is perfect, just by the Botanic Gardens, which are lovely, with the river running by, and good shops nearby in Byers Road. There are also buses and Hillhead tube station conveniently near. The hotel is in a peaceful road amd the view from front rooms is towards Kelvinside Walk with many fine tall trees. Breakfast is delicious and nicely served in a delightful dining room. I shall certainly book again whenever I come to Glasgow. Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel

Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: 7 Kelvin Drive, Glasgow G20 8QG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Glasgow
Price range (per night): $77 - $141
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of Glasgow's fashionalble West End, surrounded by numerous shops, bars and cafe and only 1 mile for the City Centre. This stylish 3 star hotel is the ideal base for a leisue or corporate stop over in the city. ... more   less 
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