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McLays Guest House Reviews

264-276, Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland

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1482 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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I got the single bedroom with shared bathroom for a night, thought it was a great deal considering the prices in Glasgow. Old building but newly renovated reception area. Lacked atmosphere at the reception but it hardly matters. Room was excellent. Bed was really comfortable. There was a basin in the room. TV and coffee and tea making facilities. I would stay here again if I have to, but I would take the room with ensuite as it was only slightly more expensive.


Plumbing issues. Toilet didn't Work but fixed promptly. Noisey heating pipes that come alive in the middle of the night. No big deal great central location close to most things


Good location. Nice clean guest house.


Staff was friendly and helpful. Great location. Very good value. Next time I'm in Glasgow I plan on staying at McLays!

  • 12th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


i was delighted with everything, i have already booked for next year.


Both showers on the floor haven't worked apropriate. One was just hot, the other either rather cold or also too hot (plus it was full filthy stuff in the evening - what is not the mistake by the Hotel, but frequent controls could help).


The hot breakfast was really good location was pretty solid


The receptionist was very friendly efficient and lovely. Made is feel welcome immediately. The breakfast staff were very friendly but seemed overly busy and short staffed for the number of visitors.


The staff was very friendly. We didn't have time to sit down for breakfast because we had to rush out to make a tour we booked for and one of the staff member offered to have the chef prepare us a breakfast sandwich on the go. That was so nice. We enjoyed the sandwich very much! I will definitely book a room there again if I go back to visit Glasgow, or refer the place to friends visiting the city.

  • 2nd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


WIFI was robust! Breakfast was excellent!


Very helpful staff, made my stay a real pleasure. Will use McClays again.

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