About this listing
Lovely bright quiet room in traditional tenement near Glasgow University and Kelvingrove in the vibrant West End.
Only 2 train stops to Hydro/SECC, and 3 to Glasgow Queen St.
Free on-street parking.
Buffet breakfast is included.
A typical self-serve breakfast: tea, coffee, home-made bread, cheese, spreads, fruit, yoghurt and cereal
Sky View is a spacious, bright bedroom, in our own home, with a very comfortable double bed suitable for one or two adults. There is a desk and chair in the room if you need to work.
We also list another room in our home on AirBnB: West End B&B Park View (Superhost©).
We are located in the Glasgow West End conservation area, about 10-15 minutes walk from the University of Glasgow so perfect if you have friends or relatives who are students at the University. Gartnavel Hospital is 10 minutes walk.
Our nearest rail station is only two stops (5 minutes) from Exhibition Centre station for SSE Hydro and SECC (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre), and three stops from Glasgow Queen Street station in the city centre.
Our home, which is a top-floor 1870s sandstone tenement apartment over 2 levels, is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, all the rooms having been renovated in the last few years.
We will set out a breakfast table for you to help yourself. We provide:
• toast with butter, jam, marmalade, etc
• tea/herbal tea/coffee
• a selection of cereals / porridge
• there is usually also cheese, yoghurt and fruit.
Please note that there are two flights of stairs to reach our apartment as we are at the top of the building plus your bedroom is up another flight of internal stairs.
The apartment is not child-proof so we cannot welcome guests with young children or babies.
There is FREE on-street parking.
We provide towels, bathrobes, toiletries and a hairdryer. We have high-speed fibre WiFi and books, maps and travel guides for Glasgow and Scotland.
You may help yourself to tea, herbal tea, freshly-ground coffee and filtered water and we provide a self-serve breakfast.
There is only one bathroom in the apartment so the bathroom is shared; it has an excellent Raindance© shower and plenty of hot water. There is also a separate WC upstairs, next to your bedroom.
We have a washing machine and plenty of drying racks if you need to do some laundry.
There is no TV in your bedroom but you are welcome to join us in the sitting room to chat or watch TV, or in the separate music room to listen to music or play the piano.
Interaction with Guests
The room is in our home so we will be resident during your stay. We will usually be there to show you around when you first arrive and we're very happy to offer local advice.
The West End of Glasgow is the BEST area for visitors. West End, Glasgow won The Academy of Urbanism "The Great Neighbourhood Award" 2014.
From Wikipedia: "Glasgow's West End refers to the bohemian district of cafés, tea rooms, bars, boutiques, upmarket hotels, clubs and restaurants in the hinterland of Kelvingrove Park, the University of Glasgow (including the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, Mackintosh House), Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the Museum of Transport, Glasgow Botanic Gardens and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, especially on the area's main thoroughfare, Byres Road. The area is popular with tourists, and contains many hotels, including the prestigious One Devonshire Gardens, which has accommodated a number of celebrity guests on visits to the city."
There are good public transport links to the city centre (train, subway or bus). We usually catch a train to the city centre from our local station (less than 10 minutes walk away) and the journey is only about 10 minutes.
We are only a 10-15 minute walk from Byres Road, the heart of the West End: close enough to enjoy the benefits but our street is much quieter than those around Byres Road.
Glasgow is a compact city so it is less than 1 hour to Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and the west coast as well as Edinburgh on the east.
Other Things to Note
Glasgow is home to great shops, culture, music, parks, theatre, architecture and was one of the top ten 'must-see' destinations for 2006 (the only one in Europe) by Frommer's Travel Guide and rated one of Lonely Planet's world top 10 cities in 2009. Festivals include the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Celtic Connections Folk Festival, the International Jazz Festival, Glasgay and the West End Festival. Check out the "People Make Glasgow" website.
Other attractions in Glasgow include The Tenement House, Burrell Collection in Pollok Park, the Gallery of Modern Art, House for an Art Lover and Glasgow Cathedral as well as a number of other buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Admission to museums owned by the City of Glasgow is free.
Our home is not child-proof so we cannot host babies or young children.
We can usually be flexible on check in and check out times. If we have other guests, then you may not be able to access the bedroom until after 4pm and/or have to vacate the room by 10am but you can usually arrange to leave your luggage with us.
Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements because of food allergies, dietary restrictions, etc.
We’ll give you a set of keys.
No smoking in the house.
If you come home late, please keep your voice down in the street and the communal stairwell so as not to disturb our neighbours.
If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please let us know promptly.
Helen and Tom were more than friendly, it was probably my best air bnb experience so far. They were always approachable for information and questions. Very, very welcoming too. Their apartment was very clean, comfortable as well as accessible. The apartment is located very conveniently too (quite near subway, train station, lots of buses). The neighbourhood was family friendly and quiet but not too far from the hip-side of town in Partick and Hillhead. Great stay, great host and great apartment. I would more than recommend it.
Verhuurder verwelkomde ons met thee, leidde ons uitgebreid rond en was zeer behulpzaam met vragen omtrent Glasgow. Was een mooie nette kamer.
Helen and Tom were very welcoming and the room was very pleasant and exactly as described. Breakfast with home-made bread and fresh fruit was lovely too.
Helen and Tom are wonderful, and achieve that rare B&B balance of comfort and spotless efficiency. Freshly baked bread every morning and an extensive knowledge of their city...great location- quiet but close to everything. We would come back in a heartbeat!
Tom and Helen have a beautiful home in the West End of Glasgow. It's a great neighborhood, walkable with many options for entertainment and dining. The bed was very comfortable, the room spacious and clean, and the shower was awesome. There was a great selection for breakfast and easy access in and out. I highly recommend staying with Helen and Tom when visiting Glasgow.
I can't say enough good things about Tom and Helen...their house was beautifully appointed, everything well considered. They seem to be salt of the earth people. Accommodating to a fault...
Breakfast was impressive too, Tom makes his own bread along with some peanut butter, preserves and fruit, you were set for a good morning...
The room was spacious and clean with a desk and sky light. The bathroom was close by...not only that but the desk was loaded with maps and suggestions on what to do with your time...
Helen and Tom were great hosts. They were easy to find and the location was fantastic - nice neighbourhood, close to transport and walking distance to lots of restaurants. Their house was great and our room really comfortable, with everything provided. They were really helpful with advice on things to do and see and really good company. Would definitely stay again and highly recommend to any potential guests.
This host has 19 reviews for other properties.View Other Reviews
About the Host, Helen & Tom
We are easy-going and sociable - we enjoy meeting people from all around the world and welcoming them to Glasgow and Scotland. We share our home with our daughter, Anna, who attends the University of Glasgow.
Helen works at the University of Glasgow in student administration.
We like reading, chatting, walking, board games, cooking, eating, travelling, music, piano (Helen and Anna), cello (Tom), crosswords, theatre...