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Alexander Thomson Hotel
Ranked #69 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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“Birthday Treat”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed at this hotel with my daughter for a night and would recommend it for location and price.
We were in Glasgow to see a show and were within walking distance to the Kings theatre and shops . A small walk down the street took us to restaurants and bars and we didn't have the problem of needing taxis or buses. I would book this hotel again

Room Tip: We were on the 2nd floor looking on to the main street. A little noisy but never stopped us sleeping...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Like other reviewers we chose this hotel because of its location close to the main train station and the city centre. The down sides were that we had issues every day with the room key card - having to go back down to reception to get the key reset was annoying. The lift is very small and we had to make two trips with the luggage. The breakfast menu was good but the line for toast was ridiculous - two domestic toasters for a room that held hundreds of people and, of the two, one didn't work properly. We had to change two absolutely filthy pillows - they could not have been missed by anyone. The staff are pleasant and helpful. The beds are large and comfortable. Rooms did get hot and we couldn't open the large windows.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

This was my fourth visit to this hotel. The room is very well appointed with coffee making facilities and free bottles of water. There is good soap and shampoo in the bathroom. Good and frequently changed towels. The bed is comfortable and the pleasantly decorated room has lots of power points for this age of charging electronic devices and an iron and ironing board are provided. The location is amazingly convenient being so close to Central Station. The only (very small) drawback is there being only one lift and it can take a bit of time to ascend! Breakfast is very good and provides unlimited food! Travelodge needs to watch out with such good competition.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

We booked in to this hotel as it was close to the station. The rooms were smallish but still ok. My bed was a bit springy but the other twin bed was fine. The staff we dealt with were friendly and pleasant. Breakfast is on level 1 and has a selection of items with a lot of places to sit.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

The hotel is cheap and cheerful. The rooms were very large for a budget hotel. There doesn't seem to be a lot of staff but the staff that where about was lovely.

The is a huge underused bar and restaurant. Marketing needed for this hotel for it to have more use as it's splendid

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  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Checked in here last thursday (May 15) on arrival at our room, we noticed that the curtain rail had come away from its fixing and that the curtains were on the floor. On ringing the reception, they sent up a member of staff, who informed us that the maintenance staff had gone home and that he would have us moved to another room. On doing so, we were surprised to find that we had an up-grade room,which was twice the size of the original room that we had just left. (A very nice touch!)
The buffet breakfast in the morning was just superb! Eat as much as you like!! Their was a beautiful large lounge just off the breakfast area, which was just so relaxing! The hotel is in a great location to the Central Train Station and City Centre! Would stop here again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear and side of hotel are quieter!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

The front of the hotel is a little hard to find, as it looks more like a dodgy nightclub entrance, but the bedrooms were clean and airy, although as with many cheaper hotels, the pillows were like concrete. The breakfast was OK - but they don't seem to do an evening meal, so you have to go out for that.
Overall it is nothing special, and I won't rush to return there, but at £54 B&B it is of reasonable value - but the one lift is horribly slow
I know some respondents have cited it being noisy - but I have found most hotels in Glasgow centre either overlook a main road or a railway station, so nothing is really quiet.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Alexander Thomson Hotel
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 #69 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
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Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Thomson Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 125
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