Chose this hotel because of its proximity to the Scottish Exhibition Centre (SECC) - it is an easy fifteen minute walk. Good location generally - many restaurants in the area and Kelvingrove museum is a short walk away. 747 bus to the airport stops outside (this is a regular bus, not an express).
Check-in was fine and our luggage was carried to the room. They ask for full payment when you arrive, which may say something about how confident they are that you will complete your stay. Room was small - just space for double bed, single wardrobe and single chest of drawers. Tiny washbasin - the type you usually see in a cloakroom. TV only picked up BBC reliably. Free wi-fi didn't work in the bedroom but OK in Reception.
On the first night we were kept awake until midnight by people in another room talking and laughing, then woken up at 5.30am by guests leaving early. Neither group was really making excessive noise, just that the walls are thin.
Breakast is only served from 7-9am Monday to Friday (8-10 Sunday), so don't expect a lie in. Don't arrive much after 8.45 or you may be asked if you still want a hot breakfast. The breakfast room is small and a consequence of the short serving time is that it can get crowded at around 8.30am - you may be asked to share your breakfast table with other guests. On the plus side service was friendly and portions were generous.
Perhaps because the hotel was crowded there was often no hot water in the bathroom at around 8am (maybe we were at the end of the pipe). OK at other times though.
Good points: Location, proximity to SECC.
Bad points: Cold showers in the morning.
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- The Kelvingrove Hotel, located in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street, is a three star guest house offering exceptional service and excellent accommodation. The hotel is run by three generations of the same family, all of whom have a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry, so you can always be sure of a warm welcome at the Kelvingrove. ... more less
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- Kelvingrove Hotel Glasgow, Scotland