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Victorian House
Ranked #78 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Reviewed 16 October 2013

I booked this hotel just the day before I arrived based on price and location.

The receptionist was very welcoming and sorted me out with parking vouchers for the on-street parking (no private car park)
I booked a single room but received a twin room without en-suite. The bathroom was right next to the room though.
The decor in the room was a bit shabby, it could have done with a lick of paint. The shared bathroom was very clean and well furnished.

In summary, I booked very late in the day, just for somewhere to get my head down. I knew what to expect for the price paid. The staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Graeme R
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I recently spent two nights at the Victorian House, one of several guest houses on Renfrew Street in downtown Glasgow. Victorian House is very conveniently located near Sauchiehall Street, within walking distance of the subway, bus station and train station. I was looking for convenience, basic comfort, a degree of self-service and affordable cost rather than luxury, and indeed that's what I found. The room was very small but clean and comfortable, with an en suite shower. Just the right spot to serve as a base for two days of knocking about the city centre. The large and open breakfast room was very attractive, and the food was good. I also rate service at this hotel well - the staff was very helpful in answering questions and securing taxis. The weather was warm at night during my visit, so I left the window open - there is no AC, be forewarned. Radiators heat the rooms on colder nights. The nights were quiet, with some ambient street noise, but no worse than you would expect in the middle of a major city.

All in all, a nice value and pleasant place to stay in the heart of Glasgow.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank wbcassidy
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

I stayed here for one night with my boyfriend and we booked via LateRooms, total cost £71 which included a full cooked breakfast in the morning (continental options also available).

ROOM: We had a double attic room with en-suite (number 22) and on the whole were pretty pleased with it. Fairly bright room with modern decor, including wooden flooring, tea & coffee making facilities (although no biscuits!) and a skylight window. There was another small window with an opaque slate in the room behind a curtain which we figured is shared with the room next door which is a little odd! You can't see through to the other room and vice versa so no real problem, just a bit of a strange feature.

SERVICE: All staff we interacted with were very professional and friendly. A warm welcome from the lady on reception upon arrival and the breakfast staff served the food with a smile and some chat. The night reception man was also lovely. The whole team seem keen to help in any way they can be it offering directions, ordering taxis or simply letting you store your luggage at reception if necessary.

BREAKFAST: Full range of cooked breakfast available (scrambled & fried eggs, sausages, bacon, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash brown & more!). Quality-wise it's what you would expect from a budget hotel and on par with a greasy spoon cafe - very welcome after a night out! Both myself and my boyfriend had some items from the cooked breakfast so cannot really comment on the continental stuff except to say that there was a good variety on offer (cereal, toast, pastries etc).

LOCATION: Street parallel to Sauchiehall Street so close to all manner of bars and restaurants and a mere 10 minute walk to Buchanan Street.

We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone stopping over for a night or two in Glasgow who doesn't want to fork out an obscene amount for accommodation. Well worth the money.

Room Tip: No lift in the building so request a ground floor room if you don't want to deal with the stairs...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Erin K
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Lovely clean rooms, such comfy beds, wonderful nights sleep, lovely staff, amazing breakfast with a super choice. Well worth a stop over.....please dont miss this place...if only for a good nights sleep and a super breakfast

  • Stayed: October 2013
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1  Thank NHallWarwickshire
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We booked via booking.com for a single, en-suite room but then phoned the hotel directly to change this to a twin room and were told that it was updated on their system. When we arrived at 9pm (having phoned to say we would be arriving at that time) we were told there was no record of the phone call changing our booking and that it was a single, shared-bathroom room that we had booked, and if we wanted a twin room we would have to pay an extra £50 above what we had been quoted over the phone! Having accessed our home phone records online we were able to tell them the exact time and date of the 4 minute phone call. The receptionist called the member of staff who had been on that date telling us he had about 400 calls that day so there is no way he could remember our phone call, if it had existed! However, a minute later the staff were adamant that they didn't quote us the price we had been quoted (despite the 400 phone calls) and insisted we would have to pay the extra £50!

After an hour of debate (knowing we had nowhere else to stay due to the Great Scottish Run being on that weekend) the receptionist finally agreed to let us stay for the original price quoted for our twin room, but put us in a double room that had not been cleaned (he personally changed the sheets for us, though, and had offered to give us a refund if we wanted to stay elsewhere, and offered to try to find us somewhere else). He also offered to throw in breakfast (saying something about putting it on the system that we were old schoolfriends!) but said that if they tried to charge us for it then there was a note on the system. We didn't take the chance and just wanted to get out of the hotel in the morning.

The room itself was dated but okay, although wooden floors are not a good idea as every footstep from next door could be heard. The shower could do with an upgrade, or a good clean at the least (showerhead had pink mould on it). For the price we paid (and were quoted on the phone) it was a fair price - but for the price the receptionist was trying to get us to pay, it is definitely over-priced.

Room Tip: If you make any bookings via a booking website, make sure any changes to your booking are done throu...
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Strat2n
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Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

Booked to attend nearby concert. Good area, close to Glasgow town centre. The extremely steep hills down can be avoided by walking further along and then heading down. The hotel itself is okay, woukdnt say it was worth what we paid for one night... very dissapointed by the flights of stairs with no lift and this was after checking about disabled parking. The room was nice enough..clean bedding and what appeared a newly painted room..negative female hair all over bathroom floor..obviously not cleanedd properly although thr bathroom itself was clean.. also an extremely squeeky bed..which woke us up everytimeesomeone tossed and turned ... stair case is extremely tired and in immediate need of a paint...not sure why there are negative comments about breakfast, it was good enough..nice selection and friendly staff ...all in all an okay hotel ...but wouldnt stay again mainly due to stairs.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank doreen s
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Reviewed 1 October 2013 via mobile

Like just said ignore bad reviews yes this is not the ritz but neither was the price people that have put a bad review should put up (there cash) or shut up as for £104 for two people staying two nights at the weekend including an amazing breakfast you cant beat that.!!!

The hotel is exactly what u would hope for in a budget it has very friendly staff that are on hand 24/7 the room is clean with all the usuals tv hairdryer iron etc beds are amazingly comfy just a pitty was only a twin room left when we booked. The food as I said was amazing full scottish breakfast cooked and served by a very friendly chef. Check in and out was effortless and let us leave our bags for some last minute shoppin. Location parallel street to sauchiehall street if you know glasgow you will know thats central and perfect for pubs and clubs although close still far enough to be quiet at night.


Would fully recomend this hotel had great weekend and thanks to all the staff

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Thomas C
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Address: 212 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6TX, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #78 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range: £45 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Victorian House 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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