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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel was such a find! Most of the hostels in Glasgow had not such great reviews so I was looking for budget accommodation that was nicer than back packers. I had a single room with a sink and had access to a lovely bathroom. The hotel is in the great west end area with loads of restaurants and bars...

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

I was unsure whether to submit a review for this hotel having not actually stayed for more them ten minutes but I hope my comments will be taken in the constructive way they are intended. We arrived in the afternoon and called in first to check where to park to be told the car park was full and we would...

3Thank PaulJNottingham
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights paying £76 a night for a double room with an ensuite. Price wise this is equivalent to a Premier Inn but the comparison was not favourable to the Kelvin. Our room was very dreary and basic with a low ceiling and a stagnant aroma. The initial impression on entering the room was not a hotel...

1Thank Stratt0n
Archidona, Spain
Reviewed 1 April 2014

I stayed here as a frontrunner volunteer for the Chefs de Mission seminars for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in January 2014.A basic room that was adequate for my needs as I was out before breakfast most days but did manage breakfast twice a good quality and plenty of it.Fresh fruit and yogurts also available. Good friendly staff. But when...

1Thank tollycobbold
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very basic but in a good location for the subway and various bars / amenities in the area. The double room was simple but clean and also included tea and coffee making facilities. There was an issue with the hot water in the morning, but after complaining and then going back to the room it appeared to...

1Thank MatW_2010
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with my husband not really what we were looking for. On the plus side the welcome we received on arrival was friendly on the downside: - room was very tired with stains on walls & in bathroom - our room was in the basement - we were next to a large number of single rooms occupied by a...

3Thank AmberDem
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2014

We have stayed at the Kelvin 3 times and will revisit again as it is incredibly reasonable and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We have stayed on the 1st and 2nd floors and have never been disappointed with the rooms which have all had an ensuite. Good firm beds and a varied selection for breakfasts too.

1Thank JOR R
Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

Very well placed and as long as you are happy with a shared bathroom and a small double for £45 then this is what you want. Breakfast was good and the bed comfy, the room was small but considering it is in the heart of Glasgow it is value for money.

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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We were searching for a B&B at Glasgow near the Glasgow University. We found Hotel Kelvin with positive reviews at Trip Advisor. The location and prices were attractive. We had a chat with the landlady and the Manager who were willing to accommodate. We stayed here for a week from Monday to Saturday and it was good. Its proximity to...

1Thank L G
Reviewed 29 January 2014

This hotel is incredibly reasonable at £45 for a small double. It is conveniently located near subway stations and great eateries and pubs (Oran Mor is well worth a visit). I found the lady who greeted us to be very friendly and warm and the room (7) was neat and tidy. If you're on a budget you'll struggle to find...

4Thank Hassay2Gassey

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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 - $152 (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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#9 Best Value Hotel in Glasgow
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“I would say go upstairs, basement not good!”
 of 5 bubbles seasonedrover, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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