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Alamo Guest House
Ranked #2 of 36 Glasgow B&B and Inns
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Aberdeen
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“Fantastic location”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Our second visit to this B&B. Couldn't ask for a better location, right on Kelvingrove Park. The bowling greens and tennis courts are opposite so take your trainers and tennis racquets. Very quiet location. Short stroll to Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow University. The have both en-suite and shared facility rooms. Decor a bit slap-dash in places and attention to detail, for instance dud alarm clock batteries and blown lightbulbs, not the greatest. However, the hosts are very pleasant and the breakfast very nice. Just a short taxi ride away from the shopping areas. For the money, would not stay anywhere else in Glasgow.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

What a lovely stay at a very windy time. Let me be clear, you get what you pay for...and more! They owners are lovely and its in a nice quite area. Hopefully, we shall go back.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

As I have said in the title "excellent" all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay in Glasgow.
We were upgraded to superior room, Thanks Steve, and I must say it was suberb.
All in all I can only agree with all the positive posts and would recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

We came to Glasgow in Jan 2011 to see John Barrowman in pantomime and stayed at the Alamo. That was at the end of the 2010 panto run.

We came again in December 2011 to see him at the beginning of the 2011 panto run.
We stayed at the Alamo again.

Due to our personal schedules, we could only stay one night this time, but all three of us agreed we had to return to this B&B.
Once again - location is perfect for the SECC. January and December 2011 we walked back.
This time we didn't get lost :) Absolutely perfect if you are in town to see a specific show.

Once again Steve was a great host.
Once again we were offered an alternative to our original booking, because they could accommodate us. So a free upgrade. Instead of a family room (double and single bed) we had the family room AND a double room. All downstairs with no other rooms on the staircase, so we effectively had a "wing" to ourselves. I snagged the individual room because I was there first and had had the longest journey!

We met Emma for the first time and she was as lovely as Steve. And Flash is still there and as charming as ever. Didn't get the name of the lady serving breakfast but she was as attentive as the owners and provided us with more toast with a smile.

Some reviews have had an issue with the breakfast not being Full Scottish. I disagree. There is so much to fill up on and it is good and fresh and high quality. I'd hate to go back and find a larger range of dried out, low quality items. Once again we had good bacon and eggs, fruit, yoghurt and croissants between us. There was much we didn't touch from sheer personal preference. The benefit of buffet is you do not have to wait and you can choose what you want. I far prefer it to having to scrape unwanted items off my plate.

The rooms were spotless as expected.
Power showers.
Full sized bottles of good toiletries (rare these days)
Plenty of towels.
Flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi alongside antique furniture.

I accept an ETAP room is much cheaper.
But it is a functional space to sleep in.
The Alamo is a pleasure, and to me well worth the price.
And I'm on a low enough income for that to be a real compliment.

As I said after my Jan 2011 stay - if John Barrowman is in panto in Glasgow again, I will stay at the Alamo. Attention to detail, five stars.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

We stayed at the Alamo for five nights over the New Year period. It is a stone's throw from the park, and situated in a lovely quiet terraced street very close to all that Glasgow's West End has to offer. The place has a real homely feel, and all the Christmas decorations and huge tree made it a great place to be over the festive period. Steve and Emma were friendly and accommodating, always willing to help out with recommendations for places to visit. Steve was dressed in full Scottish regalia for Hogmanay, and his whisky collection was on display for guests to learn about and sample. Despite gale force winds and constant rain we felt warm and cosy, and we plan to return to Glasgow and the Alamo when the sun (hopefully) will be shining in the summer!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Hancock, NH, USA
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Reviewed 17 December 2011

We look forward to returning to the Alamo House in April, 2012. The location in only one reason to stay here. It is on a quiet side street across from Kelvin Grove Park and Museum. Each room is unique with interesting antique and comfortable furnishings. Even though some have shared bathroom facilities, we have rarely even seen other guests in the hallways or showers.
Steve and Emma are welcoming and helpful. The breakfast room, with its decorative painted ceiling and view across to the park is stunning.
Returning to the Alamo House is always a highlight of our trips to Scotland.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

thought the place was good,but expensive for room 1 luxury double room ensuite £115, the bed was uncomfortable, needs new mattress & towels/dressing gowns didn`t smell fresh,no fabric conditioner at all.
breakfast nice, only scrambled eggs & bacon on offer ,not full cooked breakfast which would have been better.
quiet very little traffic noise, cute cat in the hall.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alamo Guest House
Address: 46 Gray Street | Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow G3 7SE, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alamo Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alamo is a friendly family run Guest House overlooking Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park with views of Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, as well as Glasgow University, in the near distance. This elegant 1870 Victorian building is within easy walking distance (3 - 20 minutes) of the main 3 areas of Glasgow; The City Centre (Glasgow School of Art, Modern Art Gallery, theatres, etc), The West End (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow University, Kelvin Hall, etc), Riverside (S.E.C.C. etc). ... more   less 
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