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McLays Guest House
Ranked #76 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
Dundee, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Place looks quite run-down from the outside. Reception area is small but fit for purpose. As you go through the building it feels cold and a bit gloomy. The room itself was again small but perfectly good for spending the night. The bathroom wasn't very attractive inside and looks like it's been installed in a rush however the shower was nice and powerful. Bed really comfortable and we slept really well. The next morning we went into the dining room and were very quickly offered hot drinks and a cooked breakfast by the very nice girl working that morning. Breakfast itself came out quickly and was surprisingly tasty.
Overall, not bad for a night and a decent price but don't know if I'd like to stay any longer.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fife, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We booked here last minute. We usually find that budget accommodation is more than adequate and made our booking based on previous reviews of the place. As it was getting on average 4 out of 5 on trip advisor reviews, we decided to book it.

On arrival, the street the hotel is on is really run down and seedy looking. The entrance to the hotel is grotty with broken tiles and the seating area shown on the picture is all broken and there is a huge hole where possibly gas works are currently being carried out.

The entrance/reception area is what I would describe as grubby. I looked behind the counter and saw the light switches with some sort of tape on them, which was quite frankly filthy. The carpets were grubby and sticky. We were shown to our room on the third floor. There is a lift, but I don't think it is fit for purpose and could barely hold two people. I would question the safety aspect as well.

The reviews stated to see beyond the reception area as the rooms were clean. I have to disagree with this. The rooms were grubby and stale. The bathrooms were dank and as we passed the kitchen, well the cleanliness left a lot to be desired.

We decided under no circumstances could be stay there and checked out. We were given a refund, so no problems there and booked in to another hotel around the corner.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

stayed here for a night in family room sleeping 5
it was very spacious and comfy beds
breakfast was good and freshly cooked
friendly staff and room was clean no Wi-Fi in rooms
would recommend this hotel

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Panjim, India
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Had booked a four bedroom private dorm here when touring with friends. Decent, clean rooms. location is very good, just a 15 min walk from the city center and the main bus stand. No wi-fi available in the room though. Wi-fi is only available in the dining area near the reception.

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Oban, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

I have stayed at the Mclay guest house now on a few occassions and found it to be excellant value for money.. very comfortable with a very friendly and welcoming staff... The rooms are well presented and very clean...The staff will go out of their way to help you no matter the problem...

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Friendly welcome on arrival a decent clean room although up many stairs and a good breakfast made or stay good minus points public areas a bit tired and the hole in the front garden is a bit off putting but i would stay here again the hotel is good for local attractions and only 10 minutes walk from central station.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

Stayed overnight In February with my girlfriend and exceeded all of our expectations based upon the price. Very close to the busy sauchiehall street which had many bars and restaurants to choose from. Comfy bed and a quiet night's sleep + polite staff = a great stay!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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