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The Alfred

3-star3 stars
1 Alfred Terrace, Glasgow, Scotland, G12 8RF, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Botanic Gardens
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect Hotels.com™ Rewards nights here
  • Not so good, arrived and checked in, receptionist told used were in room 1, proceeded to…Jun 20, 2019
  • We stayed here at the recommendation of the Rick Steve's books and it was a good stay.…Sep 27, 2019

The Alfred

from £72
  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Triple Room

What’s around The Alfred

Landmarks

  • In Glasgow Westend
  • Botanic Gardens (4-minute walk)
  • University of Glasgow (7-minute walk)
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (17-minute walk)
  • Riverside Museum (18-minute walk)
  • The SSE Hydro (31-minute walk)
  • Clyde Auditorium (32-minute walk)
  • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (34-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.) 19-min drive
  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) 43-min drive
  • Glasgow Partick Station 24-min walk
  • Glasgow Charing Cross Station 26-min walk
  • Glasgow Exhibition Centre Station 27-min walk
  • Hillhead Station 7-min walk
  • Kelvinbridge Station 9-min walk
  • Kelvinhall Station 16-min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 13 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Bar/lounge
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Picnic area
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
More
  • Daily housekeeping

The Alfred’s small print

Also known as

  • Alfred Hotel Glasgow
  • Alfred Hotel
  • Alfred Glasgow
  • The Alfred Hotel
  • The Alfred Glasgow
  • The Alfred Hotel Glasgow

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector on site.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Fabulous 8.6 From 162 reviews

Fair 4.0
Ever heard of Faulty towers?
When we arrived, the receptionist was busy upstairs and asked us to wait. However, the computer monitor is placed facing the door. So, when you are at the reception, you can see who has checked in, in which room and whether they had payed or not. That way, we already knew that we had payed and which room we should be in. After about 10 minutes, he had time to check us in - only to find that we apparently checked-in already. Our room was given to somebody else, because their last name started with the same letter as ours and for him that was confusing. He ran around to find us a room and after some time, he led us to a room in the basement. It was smelly, the windows showed walls, the lock was broken, it was dirty, there were stains and scratches on the walls. Since it was late and we knew they were fully booked, we didn't say anything. At least we had a place to sleep that night. After some time, we identified the source of the smell. It was a tiny basket in the bathroom, which sole purpose was to keep the toilet paper. So, we put it in the staircase and kept the toilet paper in the bathroom at the same place the basket had been before. When we tried to enter the promised wi-fi, we had no connection - probably because we were in the basement. So, we had to sit on the stairs or the breakfast room to be able to get online. Breakfast was ok. No eggs, no fresh fruits though. Also, no receptionist in the morning. You need to leave your keys unattended at the receptionists desk.
deOther trip
Poor 2.0
Could do better
Not so good, arrived and checked in, receptionist told used were in room 1, proceeded to take us upstairs open the already occupied room 3 with room 1's key..then proceeds to tell me room 1's is almost the same as the master key. Room 1 is extremely noisy as it was next to reception and the very loud front door. One of the bathroom down lighters was dangling from the roof on its wire. The wall lamps above the bed were so dusty you could have grown mushrooms on them. Location is on the main road no parking resident permits needed everywhere so don't even consider staying here if you are arriving by car. I appreciate this review is pretty poor but this room cost £116.00 for one night. It was a continental breakfast and was OK. And the breakfast area was clean and well laid out. Staffed by mainly students and bless them they were very pleasant and trying hard.
Craig, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Recommended
We stayed here at the recommendation of the Rick Steve's books and it was a good stay. The staff was able to accommodate us and let us into the room several hours before normal check in, and carried suitcases up the two flights of winding stairs. The room was clean, with a wide bed (seemed bigger than an American "double" bed), an excellent view of the street below due to the large windows, and hot water. The hotel is on the older side, so the shower was on the very small side and one of the windows didn't completely close. Breakfast was very pleasant with an assortment of juices and hot drinks, cereals, toasting breads and bagels, yogurt with toppings, and pastries. We started breakfast a little early because of a train we needed to catch and the staff was very accommodating.
Ruth, us2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Nice location and character
The hotel was a lovely terrace house restored very nicely. Our room was huge with a comfortable bed for us and our daughter, bathroom was a late addition in the room and shower was quite small but fine, Cleanliness was good. Breakfast was adequate but nothing exciting, Only real issue was that we were on the ground floor. Only room on that floor I think, The door had zero sound insulation so every single noise at the front desk or front door was like they were in our room. And of course someone was up talking to the front desk at 5 and people were checking in at 11 or later. That was too bad as a better door or a vestibule into our room would be a simple solution to make that room really nice,
Sheri, caOther trip
Good 6.0
Clean and quaint, but not quiet nor accessible
The Alfred is decorated in a style which is quaint with beautiful carved moldings, vintage paintings, and winding carved wood stair railings. Our room was very clean, and the staff (maybe college students) were friendly and eager to help. The simple breakfast provided each day was also a perk. However, situated with a pub next door and in front, it was impossible to sleep until the bar crowd went home well after 2 a.m. There is no sound proofing on the windows. Without an elevator/lift, it is a challenge for anyone without a certain level of fitness to climb 2-3 floors each day and haul suitcases up and down the winding stairs. Also the shower while clean and modern had so little water pressure and minimum hot supply that only a brief weak spray was available. There aren't many hotels in the West End, so it is not the best nor the worst choice if you make allowances for the shortcomings.
K, usRomance trip

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