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Alexander Thomson Hotel
Ranked #68 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Reviewed 13 December 2012

Stayed here for one night. Breakfast hot and cold with a good selection. Free WiFi, and clean rooms. The room I was in had a high toilet. If I was any shorter, I would have needed ladders? I had a room facing on to the main road, no noise. Good for the business traveller. Nice lounge, but reception area could do with a face lift. Toiletries are provided e.g. shampoo etc. Easy to check in and out.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Stayed here two nights on 30th nov/1st dec and paid 90 in total so book early for a bargain, The room was newly done and was spacious, flat screen TV, coffee/tea stuff, decent shower but bed was average, it was cold but you could turn your radiator up and down to suit yourself. there is a lift but it does take a while so i used the stairs. People were friendly enough in the hotel. the hotel is a few mins from Central Station and the main shopping area. there is also a Tesco a few mins away where we got drinks and stuff. the accomodated us with ice at the bar!!!

Only real negative was breakfast its a buffet style (eggs bacon sausage mushrooms beans potato scones spicy potato chips and very hard fried style eggs) and i found it to be very very greasy and limited if you are a veggie. i asked if the had veggie sausage and they looked at me like i was daft and said no. Queue for the toast was stupidly long and took forever to toast and the hotel should do something to fix it. the room backed onto the main road and its not double glazed no doubt cause its listed so it was noisy but i had ear plugs with me !!!

all in all it was a nice hotel and the location is superb BUT BOOK EARLY to get a good deal otherwise its £100 pn.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

We booked through Booking.Com and paid £55 for a refurbished double room with breakfast in a central location of Glasgow. Fantastic value. Do ask for one of the new rooms when you get to the desk, as it is clear from the reviews on Trip Advisor that there is quite a difference between the old and new areas of the hotel. Staff were very accommodating about this request, too. Good TV, shower, comfortable bed, etc. Little noise as we were on one of the upper floors. Breakfast was a buffet and decent quality. Nice big lounge with a bar on the same floor as the restaurant.

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished room on one of the upper floors.
  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

On the plus side it was clean and the bed was comfortable - and the heating was up to the job of keeping out the December cold.
Unfortunately my room smelled slightly of stale cigarette smoke.
The decor is sightly quirky and although they have used good quality fittings in the bathroom the plastic pipe looked to have been pushed together by someone in a hurry. As a result each time you turned on a tap there were a few seconds of air hiccoughs which could splash you with cold water.

Some people have raved about the buffet breakfast - if your idea of cordon bleu is potato slices in batter with thick white bread than you will be happy. There were ~7 types of hot fatty carbohydrate ( including the sausages) ,the fruit salad was tinned and the tomatoes in the heated buffet were cold ( uncooked!) . The fried eggs were all hard and the bacon had a strange odour. The coffee was quite good though. On the up side, if you want a free breakfast Glasgow nobody in the breakfast room checks whether you are staying there, or even greets you as you walk in.

Room Tip: Make sure that you ask for a room that has not been smoked in and if you have pre booked at a cheap...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

just returned from a 3 night stay. This is a budget hotel which is in an ideal location for shopping, close to Argyll Street shops and within easy walking distance of the Buchanan Galleries. We had stayed at this hotel before and loved the big room with the big bathroom which we had on our first visit, however this time we were in a much smaller room but it suited us ok as we did not spend a lot of time in the room. The room was really warm which was ideal as it was so cold outside. The breakfast had something to suit all tastes, and there was always plenty of freshly cooked food available. We asked for an extra pillow and our TV didnt work when we arrived but by the time we came back in at night the extra pillow was there and the TV was working perfectly. Plenty of channels to chose from There was a hairdryer and iron and ironing board in the room. Bottles of water and tea making facilities and biscuits were provided and replaced if used. Would recommend this hotel for a short reasonably priced stay. We were on the 4th floor and were not bothered by any outside noise.

Room Tip: we were on the 4th floor at the front of the hotel and had no problem with outside noise
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Staying only one night and for what was paid, I was not expecting luxury. You get what you pay for. Location is perfect, rooms are well heated. Buffet breakfast was the highlight of our stay. However, in this day and age sleeping on a matress without a matress protector I didn't relish! Next morning on preparing to leave; I removed some bangles from my wrist to enable me to get my coat on. Then walked out of room without them. When I telephoned the Hotel, I was told there were no bangles left!!! They were not of monetary but sentimental value which cannot be replaced!

Room Tip: Unless you want to walk down five flights of stairs, get a room on a lower floor.
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

OK, this hotel has seen better days. But it is very convenient for the central station, the staff were effective, and our room and the breakfast were both very large. Plus the rate when booked in advance was unbeatable. I would recommend this place over a bland chain.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 320 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8LY, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Anderston , City Centre
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Free Breakfast
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Ranked #68 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range: £47 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Thomson Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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