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Acorn Hotel
Ranked #18 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I'm writing this review while actually still in the hotel and unable to sleep due to the uncomfortable creaking bed, lumpy mattress, lack of air conditioning and traffic noise....

On first inspection the hotel is clean, modern looking with limited street car parking just opposite (vouchers available from reception - cost us £4 for two days). We were allocated room 1 on the ground floor, not bad for the price we paid - obviously reflective on the location(mile from city centre) but is rather basic. Bed was tiny and in my opinion in need of replacing, creaked everytime we turned over. Room comes with the usual facilities, hospitality tray, hair dryer, even GHDs which was a nice touch. No room information booklet though which would be appreciated. Nor does it have air conditioning and our room felt hot throughout our stay, uncomfortably so. As we were on the ground floor we couldn't leave a window open for ventilation and the traffic noise was already loud enough so we just had to put up with it. We did try and open the window at one point but we couldn't manage it. Wouldn't like to stay in that room on a hot day. Lighting was pretty good in the room but the absence of a frosted window or voile curtain meant we had to have the blind on the huge window permanently down for privacy which obviously blocked out any natural light. Bathroom was small but functional, starting to see signs of wear and tear though. Comes with lux toiletries.

We were room only so can't comment on the breakfast.

We paid upon arrival at the hotel, unlike another reviewer I didn't find this strange, in fact it's pretty common to pay for a service at the time! What are they expected to do, just trust everyone bothers to come back to pay!

If you're simply after a bed for the night at a reasonable price then this hotel is for you, just make sure it's not room 1 if its a hot day!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

Welcoming the opportunity to support a smaller, local, family run hotel group, we had a very enjoyable four night stay in this lovely hotel. As a listed building I liked the traditional features, such as the atttractive staircase with wooden bannister, decorative cast iron spindles and low rise stairs, the bedroom sash windows, panelling and high ceilings. These original aspects have been tastefully complimented by a pleasing modern decor, furniture and finishings. Our room was an acceptable size, clean, with a green, gold, brown and sand colour scheme, and was well equipped with the usual amenities. The beds and pillows were comfortable and the bathroom was fine, a good sized shower with plenty of hot water and quite powerful, apart from two drops in pressure. A torn sheet and two 'blown bulbs' were swiftly replaced. The staff, in particular George, were generally friendly, pleasant and helpful. Breakfast was basic but adequate. As a vegan I did not expect dairy free spread and soya milk to be provided (Hilton had both and even the budget Premier Inn always has soya milk) but I suggested in my feedback form that it would be a relatively low cost option to offer this guest focused service. Using our own spread, we enjoyed fruit juice, grapefruit segments, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, hash browns, toast and tea for breakfast. We thought the rate represented good value for money and the parking with the vouchers supplied at reception was only £4 per day. We were not bothered by any noise from the street and slept well every night. Location was excellent and we cannot understand why other reviewers did not consider it to be central. The city centre is a mere 15 to 20 minutes walk away, there are plenty of good bars and restaurants in the locality, Kelvingrove Park, the art gallery and museum, the Hunterian, Oran Mor, the Botanic Gardens, Byres Road and Ashton Lane area are all easily within walking distance. A stroll down Kelvinhaugh Street, over the footbridge, along the riverside walkway and across the Millenium Bridge takes you to the Science Centre and the excellent Riverside Museum is even closer. However, the main reason we chose this hotel, apart from the generally favourable reviews, is it's close proximity to the fantastic vegan bar and eatery 'The 78'!

Room Tip: Room One was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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robertmcq, Owner at Acorn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2013

Thank you for your very kind review, your comments re breakfast are under consideration, thank you for the feedback.

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

As read in other reviews the breakfast could be better and the staff is not the friendliest you'll meet although their are not rude, a smile from time to time would do it!
The rooms are good, spacious enough and the bathroom is also good, very good shower.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Fiancee and I stayed for 5 nights in August.
The room was a bit tight, however, expected for Europe.
The staff were very friendly.
Make sure to tell the staff the day BEFORE that you want to partake in the breakfast service.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

I really enjoyed the Acorn. Rooms are clean, comfortable, and supplied with tea and biscuits daily. The location was great for visiting the University, the Kelvingrove museum, and the park. Plenty of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance. Front desk staff was helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the first floor. There is some (very moderate) noise from the pub below.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Nice hotel located a short distance from the university, main shopping and restaurants. The room was small but this is the norm for Europe and the UK in our experience. Breakfast was included. What really makes this place worthwhile is the staff who really make you feel welcome and go out of their way to be helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Nice little hotel for a good price. Although on the edge of the west end, its quite a walk to Kelvinggrove and Glasgow University. Rooms were clean and comfortable, but it lacks a lift and its a long haul to the third floor. The young woman running the entire hotel was very helpful and accommodating. Overall, a good value.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Acorn Hotel

Address: 140 Elderslie Street, Glasgow G3 7AW, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Glasgow
#14 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#34 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: £48 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Acorn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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