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McLays Guest House
Ranked #76 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

15min walking from Glasgow central station, 10min walking from the city center. Old but clean building, typical British breakfast included, good value for the money. Poor wireless conection in the top floor.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

My friends and I spent the New Year in Glasgow, and we stayed at McLay's. It was located quite close to the 'downtown' area which is filled with things to see and explore, and Anne was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful about helping us plan our days. The rates were very reasonable and they gave a full Scottish breakfast in the morning. I would definitely recommend staying here and would return myself if I ever take another trip to Glasgow.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Our 5 nights stay at McLays were truly comfortable and unforgettable. Staff with cheerful attitudes and superbly warm and helpful. On the last day where we had to check out early, they offered us breakfast and made sure the cab arrived to take us to the Airport. Beds and towels were spotlessly clean. My mom who will be 80 years old early coming Jan thoroughly enjoyed her stay. We hope to be back. Lim family Malaysia

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Value for money accommodation. Substantial full breakfast. Breakfast staff were friendly and helpful. The establishment is only a few blocks from the centre of Glasgow (maybe ten minutes walk), one block from Glasgow School of Art. It is situated at the top of a fairly steep hill, and has a dozen or so steps to the door. Restricted parking. Not luxurious, but overall worth the price.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I've stayed in McLays in the past and have always found the rooms to be very comfortable. I last visited in October 2013. I had a single room with an en suite bathroom. It was very cosy and very reasonably priced as well.

I arrived prior to check in and the staff were kind enough to let me store my bag before I could go into my room. This allowed me to explore Glasgow and then return to get sorted. My only criticism would be that when I booked in the person at reception did not give me a remote control for the tv. When I mentioned this the following day there was an apology and I was told about how they operate to when I returned later there were no further issues.

Will definitely come again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I must say this is one of the best value for money hotels I have ever had the pleasure of visiting!

Initially I thought I had ‘become a cropper’ upon observing the close proximity of the hotel to a local nightclub, but to be fair despite being at the front of the building I slept like a log with not a sound from the said club.

I stayed in a 3 or 4 people room complete with en suite (which was convenient but a wee bit dated costing Mclays a star). With the large amount of space, massive flat screen television, top floor location and an enormous window with a breathtaking city centre view of Glasgow, my friends were intent on describing the room as a “penthouse suite” – the value for money was simply staggering. The location was fantastic near to a street with plenty of restaurants, bar and clubs whilst being a short walk from the main shops etc. Also the breakfast was anything but a culinary delight but for the price (free!) it was absolutely fantastic.

All in all, I will definitely be staying at Mclays again upon my next visit to Glasgow.

PS parking is available on the surrounding streets but make sure you buy a £2 pass from Mclays!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: McLays Guest House
Address: 260 - 276 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6TT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #76 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — McLays Guest House 1*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
McLays’ offers great value budget accommodation in the heart of the city centre. We are superbly located for visiting Glasgow’s many museums and art galleries and just minutes away from Glasgow’s finest shopping streets Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street where in addition you shall find an excellent selection of restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas & nightclubs. All the main transport points Glasgow Central Station, Queen Street Station and Buchanan Bus Station are easily accessible. We are about 15/20 minutes walk from all or 5 minutes by taxi. Please note the walk from all these stations is all uphill in particular from Central and Queen Street Stations, if you have heavy baggage or have walking difficulties a taxi is strongly recommended. Room facilities include Flat-screen TV, Freeview Channels, Direct-Dial Telephone, Adjustable Heating, Electric Kettle, Tea/Coffee Maker, Wardrobe/Closet, Towels for free, Hospitality Tray & Wake-Up Service. An Iron, ironing board & hairdryer are available on request at the reception. Full Scottish breakfast is included in the room rate. The rooms are available from 2.00pm onwards and the check-out time is 11am. If you arrive before 2.00pm you can leave your baggage with us. McLays has 4 dining rooms offering a choice of breakfast menu complimentary to all guests. We serve breakfast daily from 7am to 9am except Saturday & Sunday where breakfast is served 7am to 10am. We do not have a car park and parking is on the street only and is restricted due to our very central location. Glasgow City Council has a voucher scheme in operation for parking and we can supply the vouchers on their behalf for a nominal cost to enable parking. The cost from 4pm to 8am the next day is £2.00. The cost from 8am to 2pm is £2.00. The cost from 8am to 4pm is £4.00. There is also a 24 hour multi-storey car park 2 minutes drive away from the guest house. Free high-speed uncontended Wi-Fi is available throughout all areas of the property. ... more   less 
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