ABode Glasgow Hotel

, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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ABode Glasgow Hotel

4 star

Rooms: 65

129 Bath Street - Glasgow - Scotland - G2 28Y - United Kingdom Hotel Website | (0) 141-221-6789
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Not the best
Submitted by: Sharon Anderson in 13/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
We had a suite and that was not very good. The restaurant was okay. You cannot sleep because it's so noisy from 12.00 pm till 6am in the morning with people and rubbish collectors. Would not stay there again. Far too over priced for what you get.

Historical Traveller Reviews of ABode Glasgow Hotel

Not worth the money

from Laconcha
I stayed at ABode this weekend with my husband. The hotel seems to market itself a boutique and charges accordingly. but has some way to go to reach boutique standards. We paid a discounted website rate but even that felt over the top.

The room was small and felt tired and in need of a thorough refit. The bathroom had grotty grout in the corners!

We weren't there to watch TV but the wide screen in our room had virtually no reception

Elsewhere in the hotel the keycards and room locks were unreliable. Several lightbulbs in the main landing needed replacing. The restaurant downstairs is suposed to be draw but was shut when we were there (a Sunday). The basement cafe bar was ordinary and a bit soul-less. It all just felt a bit unloved.

On the up side, he bed was comfortable, the staff were fiendly and breakfast was very good.

fine hotel

from travel-world-mom
I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights through a conference booking. The rooms are very new with comfortable beds (comforters instead of sheets), modern bath and HDTV. Nothing to complain, but nothing that impressed either. But the service is really minimal. The restaurant is far from the level one would imagine as a Michelin 2 star chef's line. There are definitely better restaurants in town.

Nice hotel, great location

from Cleol
I have just spent one night here with my 13 year old daughter.
We had to share a double bed - but I knew that when I booked ( I think all the rooms are doubles).

A nice hotel with character, not ridiculously "boutique", in a great location within easy walking distance of the train station and shopping area of the city.

The room was smallish but with a very comfortable bed and nicely furnished. It was on the ground floor at the back of the hotel and very quiet. Sadly the washbasin was cracked, which detracted from the overall look of the room.

All the staff were very pleasant , helpful and friendly and I would certainly stay there again.

4* Price - 2* hotel

from Tugglo
I stayed at the Abode hotel in early Sept. The hotel was quite busy due to a conference and marathon in town, and I was given a room on the first floor facing the main road (Bath St). I have to agree with many others who have pointed out that the glazing on the windows is quite poor and barely filters out the substantial noise coming from the street. Further, the facade of the hotel is illuminted by large floodlights, two of which were directly outside my window. As the curtains do not completely cover the window area, my room constantly had a white glow to it. You should also know that there are no sheer curtains in the rooms that would give privacy while allowing in light. You therefore only have the option of having the blinds open with no privacy, or closed, but with no light. The elevator is an old-fashioned model that requires people to open and close a gate manually. If the gate is not closed, the elevator will not operate. Needless to say, the elevator was frequently non-responsive as guests left the gate open - usually on the top floor. As for the cafe, I went in for lunch on the first day and although it was almost deserted, being mid-afternoon, I waited unsuccessfully for over ten minutes for a waiter/tress to take my order. I walked out without even any of the staff taking notice. I found the reception staff to be responsive. Also note that there is free wireless internet access in the lobby area if you don't want to be dinged 13 Pounds for a connection in your room (the wireless service is not advertised for some reason). Overall, the hotel has a long way to go for its reality to catch up to its hype and marketing.

Has a real WOW factor, but not as groovy under the surface

from AshleyH
Fantastic building, the most amazing open staircase lobby i've seen in a hotel (a bit tricky finding your room, but it was a bit like being on the Crystal Maze!)

Only stayed one night but:

- amazing open staircase to all floors - a real 'wow' factor!
- High Ceilings, Good A/C in room, nice toiletries, comfy bed, friendly staff
- available to book through laterooms (so got a nice discount on rack rate :)

- Limited TV channels, bizarre lightswitch control (bathroom light controlled by panel by door?!), my room was pretty small (and next to the extraction chimney outside!)
- consistant 'branding of "ABode" (the AB is a designer/swirly pattern - and is used at every opportunity - brochures, menus, etc, etc. It's a clever idea, but when you are trying to read the magazine etc it does get on your nerves!!
- nice to have Kit-Kats on the tea tray, not such a good idea when the temperature is 25 degrees (the A/C only works when you are in the room).
- no milk pots on the tea tray - probably just a one off, but at 6am a really bummer!

If you didnt already know that the restaurant at the hotel is a 'Michael Caines' restaurant, trust me - you will be reminded about 200 times during your stay - another bit of over-branding (with another 'designer logo')

Not bad, great potential - but Radisson and Malmaison in Glasgow remain my 2 favourites. There seems to be a real glut of hotel of accomodation in Glasgow - check the web for great deals on good hotels - loads to choose from.

Worst Nights Sleep Ever!!

from Gillianbeattie
On arriving, the ABode Glasgow is impressive to look at. In an old Victorian building it retains many original features. However on entering our pretentiously named "comfortable" room, which according to the hotel website is anything but basic, appeared to be fairly basic. The room was small and badly lit due to the multi-storey carpark across the street overshadowing it. The bathroom looked a bit grubby and the toilet roll holder fell of the wall. Hardly of 4* standard. On the plus side the bed was very comfortable and it did have a nice flat screen TV and DVD palyer. The toiletries in the bathroom were also nice.
Then it came to sleeping! The hotel is on fairly busy rod in the centre of Glasgow. Therefore it has traffic all night and several clubs, one being right next door. The noise made it impossible to sleep. The double glazing was obviously of a poor standard and it sounded like you were sleeping with the window open. Obviously street noise cannot be controlled by the hotel but I think they should install better double glazing!
In the morning, water began to leak from the air conditioning system onto our clothes. We contacted reception who's solution was to give us a bucket to catch the drips!!
When we checked out we complained but were informed we would be unable to recieve any form of discount as we had not booked directly through the hotel. We are currently waiting to hear from the hotel!!
Perhaps if you can upgrade to a higher standard of room at the back of the hotel the Abode Glasgow maybe a decent place to stay.

Worst Hotel Ever

from A TripAdvisor Member
Recently stayed at Abode Glasgow and found it to be the worst hotel I have ever visited. The rooms are very small, and lack character. The staff were very pretentious and tended to look down their noses at all guests especially in the MC restaurant. Had to change rooms twice as the rooms are incredibly hot and air conditioning was not working. I understand that it is in the city centre but the noise from outside was unbearable and the windows did not close properly. On reporting these points to reception the manager was very aloof and it seemed to be a chore for him to offer any help. I would definately not recommend this hotel to anyone as it is not value for money in any way.

Loved the arthouse

from A TripAdvisor Member
We have just returned from a few days at the Arthouse Glasgow and from booking the trip with your inhouse reservations team, to departing from the hotel, the stay was an absolute pleasure. The hotel is magnificent and we have never experienced such hospitality before. It was a lovely all round trip and your staff are to be commended on their people skills, including reception, reservations, restaurant and bar staff which we made good use of during our stay.

I will be recommending the hotel to anyone else coming to Glasgow.

Yours gratefully,

Mrs Joan Watson

Great Anniversary Stay

from allan65
We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a stay at the Abode Hotel in Glasgow and had a great time. The rooms were lovely and clean and the sevice was spot on. All the staff were very helpful and pleasant which is nice in this day and age. Would recommend the Abode Hotel in Glasgow to any one who is lookin g for a no hassle stay with a friendly atmosphere.

Very nice

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed in the Abode hotel with my father May 8th-11th while interviewing at a school in Glasgow. It is a boutique hotel, so if you are expecting the Marriott, don't stay here. That being said, I found it to be a lovely experience. We were upgraded to the "Enviable" room which was a good size. I would guess that the first two rooms offered are on the small size since ours was pretty average compared to most hotels I've stayed in. But the room was long, the windows were huge, and the ceiling was very high so it really opened the room up and made it very comfortable. I slept on the sofa bed which was surprisingly nice and my father slept in the regular bed which was very very soft and cushiony. We ate at the Michael Caines restaurant (not the actor as some have assumed). It was a bit expensive, but the food was excellent and the service was perfect - attentive but not pushy. The other nights we either ate out or in the cafe in the basement which was more reasonably priced but the service was still great. The location is very good; within a quick walking distance to the major shopping areas, pubs and the Glasgow School of Art. There are no vending machines or ice buckets or any of the stuff you'd expect at a chain hotel, so again, if that's what you're expecting you probably won't be happy here. But for a small boutique hotel in the heart of a wonderful city it was a great stay.

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  • Address: 129 Bath Street - Glasgow - Scotland - G2 28Y - United Kingdom
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