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Kelvin Hotel

15 Buckingham Terrace Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 8EB Scotland
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#64 of 100 hotels in Glasgow
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.
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Paid private parking on-site
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
24-hour security
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Laundry service
Non-smoking hotel
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Bob A wrote a review Nov. 2020
Falkirk, United Kingdom47 contributions7 helpful votes
Booked a family room which had a double and a single and masses of room, was very clean, had a lovely bathroom also very clean, staff were very attentive especially at breakfast which was excellent. location for city wsa great and for botanical gardens was only 100 yards away
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Date of stay: November 2020
Response from bobby argyll, Owner at Kelvin Hotel
Responded Nov. 12, 2020
Thank you for the lovely review! We're absolutely delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you again soon!
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cmcl wrote a review Nov. 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom15 contributions5 helpful votes
My partner and I had booked this hotel to stay at. When we arrived there was a police van pulling up to go in and check out the hotel. This instantly made us uneasy, we were told that we had been “upgraded” to a double room as the room we had booked wasn’t available. The host at reception seemed unwelcoming and stressed, no one was wearing any masks which is a requirement due to covid. When we entered into the building there was a smell of dampness, our room was on basement level and the entire place smelled of smoke (I would like to add that i am a smoker and I still find this unacceptable) our room was filthy, stains on the walls, bedding and furniture. The carpet was stained and dirty, lampshades broken, the toilet had not been cleaned, the room smelled a mixture of sweat, faeces, smoke and damp. Giving the fact that we are currently in the midst of the covid pandemic with all business having to adhere to strict hygiene policies, this room certainly wasn’t clean and certainly not deep cleaned or acceptable for any guest to stay it. It felt like a homeless hostel, even at that I wouldn’t have anyone stay there. When we asked for a refund the man at reception was reluctant to give it and offered other rooms. There was another guest also at reception who was staying in the argyle part of the hotel who complained of the same issues we had. I don’t know where the 4 or 5 star reviews came on this hotel because I wouldn’t even give it one star. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Avoka C wrote a review Sep. 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
I stayed here for a night with a group of friends. Joe, at the reception was absolutely amazing. Very friendly staff and atmosphere. Very clean rooms. Great location with easy access to shops in town.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from bobby argyll, Owner at Kelvin Hotel
Responded Sep. 15, 2020
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review. We will pass your kind comment on to our staff they will be thrilled to hear such kind words. We hope you enjoyed everything Glasgow had to offer. We hope you will come back one day soon to stay with us again.
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Milly T wrote a review Sep. 2020
Berlin, Germany25 contributions7 helpful votes
The Kelvin Hotel is in a great location, walking distance to West End attractions. My boyfriend and I stayed here for one night and whilst the bathroom was shared, it was clean and we never encountered another person anyway. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was AMAZING! We couldn't believe such a great breakfast was included in the price. After reading other reviews on here, of course you could PAY MORE for a better hotel, but for the price you pay for this one, its great value. 10/10 would stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from bobby argyll, Owner at Kelvin Hotel
Responded Sep. 29, 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a kind review! We are so glad to hear you had a great stay with us here at the Kelvin Hotel! We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Gary C wrote a review Aug. 2020
2 contributions
Very welcoming and courteous staff. Family room was very clean and in good order. The breakfast room was clean fresh and modern. The breakfasts were excellent especially the full Scottish Breakfast. Family enjoyed their stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$33 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelvin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kelvin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include A Play a Pie and a Pint (0.2 km), Glasgow West End (0.4 km), and Glasgow Botanic Gardens (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kelvin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
Is parking available at Kelvin Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kelvin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cail Bruich, Ashoka Ashton Lane, and Papercup Coffee Company.
Are there any historical sites close to Kelvin Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting House for an Art Lover (3.7 km), The Mackintosh House (0.5 km), and The Tenement House (1.6 km).