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Historical Traveler Reviews Victorian House Glasgow
Great breakfast, lots of variety. Bright, clean rooms with plenty of drawers. Friendly staff and excellent location. Better than I had expected!
I stayed in the Victorian House Hotel four four days and was greatly impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. The accomodation was adequate and clean and excellent value - one would have to go a longway to find a more convenient place to stay in the centre of Glasgow at such a price.
A pleasant surprise
I stayed at the Victorian House for a week in July 2004. Based on similar establishments at this price, I was expecting old and small. I was presently surprised. I assume the building itself is old (what building in Glasgow isn't?) but the rooms and the hotel appear recently renovated and well appointed. My room (#905, 2nd flr) was small by N. American standards but larger than I expected. Very clean, small TV, adequate sized bathroom, comfortable double bed, nice hardwood floor, no view but quiet. And the included breakfast is awesome. ONE CAUTION ! I used the long distance service advertised on a card by the phone. Your call is charged to your credit card. I didn't check the rate thinking it couldn't be too serious. I made three very short overseas calls totaling less than 3 minutes. On my next VISA statement I learned those 3 calls cost me $160 CDN !! The hotel was surprised too -- they said the charge should have been 20 pence- and is helping me investigate.
Average, no elevator, small rooms
Victorian House is on the same road as Buchanan Street Bus Station, which is the main Glasgow bus station. Nearest subway is Cowcaddens. If you're travelling with luggage, be ready to lug it up the ascend. And there's no escaping the steep ascents once you're out of the hotel.
There are no lifts and our room was a garret room in the 3rd floor - small and not very airy. Be ready to lift your luggage through long flight of stairs.
Food is fine. We had a hotel staff knocking at our door to remind us that we were checking out that day! How's that?
Not the Ritz
My family and I stayed here in Summer of 04. We requested 3 single rooms and found each room was on a different floor. I had to drag my bags up 5 flights of stairs (no elevator) to a small, but comfortable garret room. My sister's and father's rooms were also small, but comfortable and clean enough. Unfortunately, they both have knee problems and found the numerous stairs and multiple hallways uncomfortable. This is probably a fine place to stay for those travelling light and young enough for many steps. The food in the morning was very mediocre. We stayed in 10 other inns/hotels throughout Northern Scotland and this was our worst meal of the trip. Friendly staff, but I won't return.
Decent but not outstanding
My husband and spent 1 night here in June, 2004, and found the Victorial House to be adequate, but not particularly memorable. We paid 56E per person per night for a double room. Our room was smaller than in a number of other B & B's and guest houses we stayed in in Scotland, England and Ireland during a 3-week stay. Breakfast was nothing special, and the serving staff wanted to give us way larger portions than we requested (better than too small I suppose). One of the desk staff persons we encountered when we first arrived was rather surly and not too helpful, but everyone else we dealt with was much nicer. The public reception and breakfast areas are very attractive. Although The Victorian House is within walking distance of a lot of what visitors may want to see in Glasgow, it's fairly far from some areas; this wasn't a problem for us as we really like walking.
Comfortable convenient and good value
Stayed here in July in a triple room with 2 friends.The room was bright and airy, with reasonable decor and furniture.The bathroom was very new , and everything was spotless.
The hotel is situated 100yds fron the Glasgow School of Art, and within easy walking distance of most things.The buses were near for sights further afield, and public transport was excellent.Would recommend the open top bus tour-£8 for 2 days hop on and off, and valid on ordinary buses too
Breakfast was serve yourself, with eggs kippers etc cooked to order. The choice was excellent- apart from there being no rolls or toast available on one day- fresh fruit, juices cereals and lots of cooked stuff
Staff friendly and helpful, and for about £25 each very good value for money
One slight fault- our room seemed to have the downpipes from all the hotel 's bathrooms running behind the wall- a little noisy but we were so tired after our sightseeing it didn't stop us sleeping
You'll get what you pay for, I guess!
Spent two nights here in June. The room was clean and decent, the bathroom looked nearly new.
We paid 52 pounds per night, the least expensive accomodations we had on our trip.The location is convenient, and the area feels safe.
The "traditional Scottish breakfast" was the only disappointing/poorly served fare we had in 12 days in Scotland.
There was NO phone service out the entire time we were there. No one seemed the least concerned about it although the desk stamp was helpful with directions, etc.
There is no elevator and several flights of stairs, so that may be a issue for some folks.
Acceptable, but few frills. I'd probably upgrade a bit next time.
This hotel was lovely
I stayed here for a few nights with my mother before heading for the Scottish highlands and I must say I had a great stay! I thought the location was ideal -right in the middle of everything, particularly the Glasgow School of Art- we didn't need to take a taxi for the whole trip. The decor is perfect, yellow and pleasant. Our room was nice, it really had the feel of a traditional Glaswegian building (I hate chain hotels) but was comfortable with a new and clean ensuite WC/Shower.
Breakfast was great - plenty to eat and served by a nice woman. The manageress of the hotel seemed eager to please and was chatty with us and obviously local to the area.
For a city centre accomadation this Hotel is keenly priced, the breakfast OK and the staff friendly. However - 1 hour before a crucial World Cup soccer game I asked the manageress to fix the television for me - this was 9 a.m. in the morning - as the channel the match was on could no be selected. The request was taken BUT nothing was done. I missed the game and a couple of my fave shows later on that day. That's poor service. If I ask for something then I should get it - within reason.
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