Ambassador Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel, steps from Botanic Gardens

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Ambassador Hotel

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Front of property
Triple Room
Daily full breakfast (GBP 9.50 per person)

Overview of Ambassador Hotel

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
7 Kelvin Drive, Glasgow, Scotland, G20 8QG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

  • 18 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Double Room

  • 18 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Triple Room

  • 24 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 3 Single Beds OR 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Single Room

  • 14 sq m
  • City view
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Glasgow Westend
  • OVO Hydro - 39 min walk
  • University of Glasgow - 2 min drive
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum - 3 min drive
  • Riverside Museum - 3 min drive
  • Kings Theatre Glasgow - 4 min drive
  • Buchanan Street - 4 min drive
  • Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre - 5 min drive
  • George Square - 7 min drive
  • Merchant City - 8 min drive
  • Glasgow Green - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 28 min drive
  • Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick) - 44 min drive
  • Glasgow Gilshochill Station - 3 min drive
  • Glasgow Partick Station - 27 min walk
  • Glasgow Charing Cross Station - 30 min walk
  • Hillhead Station - 10 min walk
  • Kelvinbridge Station - 14 min walk
  • Kelvinhall Station - 21 min walk


  • Old Salty's - 8 min walk
  • Loop & Scoop - 7 min walk
  • The Brewhaus - 4 min walk
  • Black Pine Coffee Co - 11 min walk
  • 1841 Coffee - 8 min walk

About this property

Ambassador Hotel

At Ambassador Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of OVO Hydro. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Public transportation is only a short walk: Hillhead Station is 10 minutes and Kelvinbridge Station is 14 minutes.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 1:30 PM until 10 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) on weekend mornings 8:00 AM–10:00 AM

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Working away

  • Computer station


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 9.50 for adults and GBP 6 for children
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for GBP 9.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.
This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Ambassador Glasgow
Ambassador Hotel Glasgow
Ambassador Hotel Hotel
Ambassador Hotel Glasgow
Ambassador Hotel Hotel Glasgow

Frequently asked questions

Does Ambassador Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ambassador Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ambassador Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Ambassador Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Ambassador Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ambassador Hotel?
You can check in from 1:30 PM - 10 PM. There's a charge of GBP 10 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Ambassador Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Grosvenor Casino Glasgow, Riverboat (6-min drive) and Alea Glasgow (6-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Ambassador Hotel and nearby?
Ambassador Hotel has a garden.
What's the area around Ambassador Hotel like?
Ambassador Hotel is a short 3-minute walk from Botanic Gardens and 11 minutes' walk from University of Glasgow.



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8/10 Very good

Happy to stay again but coming by train next time!
Liked the position, across the road from the Botanic Gardens. Was able to obtain a ticket for Jekyll and Hyde in the Gardens which was a bonus. Only difficulty was finding it.Not the hotel at fault. There are so many road works in Glasgow coupled with one way system that for a stranger to the city, negotiating the way round was a challenge.
MRS M A, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel
Great stay and helpful friendly staff
Shona, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good location
The hotel was clean , staff friendly and lovely location next to the botanical gardens. The only issue we had was that in the morning we could not have breakfast as we had not booked the night before. Make sure you book in for breakfast if you want some. Fortunately there are lovely cafes along Byres Road which serve great breakfasts.
Louise, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Instructions to check in after regular office hours were sent on the day of travel. Even if you booked in this hotel, they do not tell you clearly that your room is actually next door at Embassy apartments. I was left alone outside for a good amount of time at midnight because they sent lockbox instructions during my travel day so I did not get the message until I called Expedia. I had sent messages days prior to my arrival that I will be arriving late. No notification to expect lockbox instructions and that no one will be at the front desk. Expedia was no help either as I was asking for another hotel and they said they cannot help because there were check in instructions. This was a very traumatic experience and both this hotel and Expedia did not respond to my demand for a refund of at least the first night due to the horrible check in.
Catherine, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A lovely hidden gem in the West end of Glasgow, room small but very clean and comfortable. Staff very good and attentive , working hard to cater for the guests . Nice breakfast in the morning with a good choice .
Graham, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice helpful staff. The hotel looked posh and attractive. The room had a modern bathroom with a nice bed etc. but maintained the charm of an older building.
Neville, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

We have stayed in a huge amount of European hotels, and this is by far the worst we have ever stayed in. Our other couple friends said the same. We both gave it our rooms a D. The reviews on this hotel are so wrong and it is horrible. I cannot say enough about how dirty and soiled this property is,.
Lisa H, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

Not worth it. Try somewhere else
Double room was just 2 single beds pushed together with a very defined crease between them. Hot water lasted about 2 minutes and to top it all of their was previous guests trash in the shower. The only positive notes was that the room had a unique atmosphere and good location
Andrew, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Raymond, 1-night trip
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