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“Comfortable but average hotel”
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #48 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Comfortable but average hotel”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Very small single room with not much room to move around but reasonable shower. Good breakfast, especially the cooked options. Okay position. As a female travelling alone I would have liked a safety chain on the door. Also the space for luggage is minimal. If you're on the ground floor don't expect to get much sleep as lots of noise from reception and front door.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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invergordon
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

This was our 3rd stay here. Its such a nice place in a lovely quiet area of Glasgow. We always feel right at home here. Its not posh or luxurious but it has everything you need and it is clean and very comfortable. Always get a good night's sleep in the Ambassador/Embassy. Right beside the Botanic Gardens and Byres Road, so loads of places to eat/drink. Hillhead subway within walking distance too, so really easy to get into town.
A few things I'd like to point out that weren't ideal......1. We had booked a triple room but got a single bed and double bed which were together with no space between, fine for us but I think this would be quite awkward for some. 2. Because of the room layout and the way the beds were there was only one bedside cabinet. 3.Our room was beside the front door and the bed was beside our door, so every time the front door was opened there was a huge draught that came right onto me!! I resolved this by putting the cushions along bottom of the door, like a draught excluder.
Staff are all very friendly, helpful and polite and we will definitely be staying here again

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Hotel car park was difficult to find, there is free on road parking which is probably used by the workers in the area as there was never any room left. We stayed one night and took up the offer of an 'upgrade' for an extra £9.00 which gave us a room in the apartments next door. The room was large, very clean and with a nice view, however the fridge in the kitchen area kept us awake most of the night, there was no fresh milk as stated in other reviews we were given a small dish of tea/coffee with two packets of plain biscuits with the usual UHT milk. Bedding was very clean, but beds/pillows a little hard. Breakfast was fairly reasonable and freshly cooked, orange juice wasnt the powder/water mix you get in some places. The area around the hotel seemed OK during the day, however on our way back we were met on the road close to the hotel by a drunk/drug addict who wanted £10 which could have been disconcerting for a person on their own (he went into a building next to the hotel). Although this hotel was just about average it is doubtful we would return due to the cost and the large choice of alternative places in the area to stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

It seemed expensive for a tiny single room and no breakfast included. Handy for son in nearby uni halls of residence and easy walk to shops, cafés and the underground. Shower was poor and bathroom so cramped I banged my head on the shelf above the sink while bending to brush my teeth! Wouldn't choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The hotel was in a quiet area by the botanic gardens but close enough to walk to the subway and the Byres road for shops. It was clean and the staff were friendly and helpful. However the hotel was very dated and the furniture and fitting had seen better days. The shower was poor and its fitments fell off the wall. Breakfast was minimal, cooked breakfasts were fine but the tea and coffee was out of a machine and the choice of cereals was 2 with no fruit or croissant etc.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2014

What a gem! Can not say enough about this little hotel! Everything was excellent! Sweet, helpful & friendly night manager! Stayed here on February 25 - Rooms were clean and loads of tea and coffee in our room! Internet was great. Breakfast in the morning could not have been better! Thanks!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Scotland
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I stayed here with my son as we where attending the "twang " concert at the ABC. On arrival we were greated by a staff member "Daniel"very helpful and friendly, something which started our stay perfectly. The twin room we had we found VERY clean, spotless in fact with a good TV and a kettle with tons of coffee ,tea and fresh milk..................and BISCUITS !!!! When have you had a hotel with biscuits never mind coffee making facilities nice touch. The pillows in the room were super and not the deflated type you come to expect at other hotels. I will say that I was woken in the morning with usual drainage noise from rooms above having morning showers but not a show stopper as I am a light sleeper. Well done Ambassador I will be back, sorry bout the key problem Daniel, thank you for your patience. Brilliant Hotel thank you.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel

Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: 7 Kelvin Drive, Glasgow G20 8QG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located in the heart of Glasgow's fashionalble West End, surrounded by numerous shops, bars and cafe and only 1 mile for the City Centre. This stylish 3 star hotel is the ideal base for a leisue or corporate stop over in the city. ... more   less 
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