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Alexander Thomson Hotel
Ranked #69 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
ecosse
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“Central hotel”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Don't expect to get a luxury hotel at these prices £54 per room bed and breakfast, this place is clean, comfortable and the breakfast was excellent there is a comfortable lounge bar AND it is literally a two minute walk from Central Station, we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Ask for a Quiet room the front can be noisy
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Wasent looking forward to staying after reading the not so good reviews, there was 10 of us went to Glasgow by train, hotel is very near to the station, the rooms are of good size, bathroom was excellant reckon it must have just been refurbished, breakfast the next morning was excellant, this was great value for money.

Room Tip: room 122 looks out onto the main road
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights for a wedding. Location is great, within walking distance of everything you needed although the one way driving system is very complicated. Although, don't expect much of a view, it appears a lot of this area is run down with derelict buildings surrounding. Needless to say the website of the hotel & the location is why we booked this hotel. The website certainly depicts the best bits which isn't completely reflective of the actual standard of the hotel.
Our room was fairly clean however there were straightener scorch marks on the surfaces, stains up the walls & curtains. There was definately smokers or smoking rooms nearby which was very unpleasant. Facilities were below average & our room faced the Main Street which although expected was very noisy. The room was very hot with no air con & being so noisy meant couldn't have the window open. Extractor fan didn't switch off either so be prepared for a restless nights sleep.
Very disappointed with breakfast which was actually disgusting. We attended at 7.45, only 15 minutes after opening & the cooked breakfast selection was all ridiculously dry & shriveled as if cooked way in advance. It was clear the produce was cheap with processed sausages & tinned mushrooms. It was observed most diners barely touched it which indicates a real waste all round. Only fruit options were tinned fruit salad which was poor.
Overall the hotel really needs a refurb, shabby tacky decor & grubby stains throughout. Was disappointed to not see much reference to Rennie McIntosh as indicated & another reason we chose here.
Location & price is the only advantage although if would spend more to go elsewhere for where this hotel is lacking. The Grand Central Hotel is 5 minutes away (where the wedding was) which is beautiful.

Stayed June 2014
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel recently as part of a group. Was disappointed from the word go. Reception is basically on ground floor, the lift is one flight up. And was out of action but a 2nd lift was being used. You had to go through a stairwell that led to what I can only describe as a back stair tenement flat in Glasgow. Room was reasonable but large burn mark on bed duvet. Food ok but self service. Overall wouldn't use this Hotel if I had to pay. Yes good location but that's all it's got going for it. Hopefully I can post 2 pictures taken from my room looking out the rear of the hotel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This hotel is in a good location, but that is all that is going for it. The hotel needs a complete refurbishment as it is old and dated. We were in a room where the floor was sagging badly, the shower was hopeless and overall a disappointment. Rooms to the back look on to a wall and a rubbish strewn backyard.
Pay more and get a better hotel.

Room Tip: Radisson Blue is across the road
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I keep going back here, so I have to admit that while it has definite downsides, this hotel also has a lot going for it as well as value for money. It is in a great location for the Central Station and the centre of the city. The rooms are a good size, the bed is very comfortable, the bathroom works, and effective wi-fi is included at no extra cost. On this occasion all the staff were helpful and polite. I just wish there were some more healthy options at breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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