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16-18 Blackfriars Street, Glasgow G1 1PE Scotland
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#60 of 104 hotels in Glasgow
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A place to talk or quietly read a book - there has never been piped music.Enjoy a drink or food on the award winning floral sun-drenched patio (Frank Kerr is the gardener).Play French boules on our adjoining piste.Enjoy listening to live traditional musicians and singers on late Saturday afternoon until mid evening.Get a wee taste of Glaswegian hospitality.Michelin Pub Food, Good Pub Guide, Good Beer Guide, Routard, Fodor’s and Frommer’s.
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Mark wrote a review Nov 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom91 contributions148 helpful votes
Four of us ate here with two courses for £17 which is great value. All the meals were well cooked, presented and good portion sizes. The food was all piping hot and very tasty. Great service also well worth eating here. The bar area could do with being a bit warmer but has an open fire. A bar which was a bit run down certainly has a new lease of life and has been refurbished well.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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The1980Don wrote a review Oct 2022
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom99 contributions46 helpful votes
Had a very comfortable one night stay here recently. I expected a room above a pub so my expectations weren't high, but was really impressed with the room which was comfortable, well equipped, and plenty of character. The pub itself is also fantastic. Nice relaxed atmosphere, good selection of beers. The continental breakfast was also very nice and more than adequate to kick off the day. Also found the staff on arrival and at breakfast the next day to be very friendly and helpful. I'll be sure to stay again and have already recommended it to others.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Bluerod17 wrote a review Oct 2022
Glasgow, United Kingdom166 contributions101 helpful votes
This is a small city centre hotel with 6 bedrooms I Popped in for a real ale and stayed for some lunch. The bar has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere with polite and friendly staff. I had mackerel pate, Cullen skink and cheese. The food was excellent and nicely presented. Will certainly return
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Elizabeth E wrote a review Oct 2022
12 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed for just one night on a business trip. Couldn't fault it friendly staff with nicely styled rooms in a great location. Only had a small bite to eat but the food I saw looked great, would recommend
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rhonda G wrote a review Oct 2022
Sausalito, California273 contributions110 helpful votes
This property is located near Glasgow Cathedral and Necropolis, High Street, Merchant’s Square (restaurants), and Market Square. Check in is at the bar. Staff are very friendly and helpful. A great sense of humor is displayed on signs and the hotel welcome letter. The restaurant/bar have a buzzing scene and offer numerous wines by the glass. There is no elevator and the way up to guest rooms is up narrow staircase. Very small room and bathroom, barely room to walk around beds (we had twin) but fairly inexpensive. 6 rooms on 3rd fl (2nd fl in UK) No amenities other than hand soap (no shower cap, shampoo, liquid soap in shower) Very slow internet Free cold breakfast - fresh berries, Greek yogurt, banana/kiwi/tangerine, croissants, toast, granola, butter, ham, ok, cranberry juice, coffee, tea. Bloody Mary (advertised but dn order), 10£ for hot breakfast. Room 4, no extra key. We accidentally took it, called at 1:00 to return so room could be cleaned b4 next guests at 2:30. (We were at Burrell Collection).
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Cari R wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our room was tiny. Two out of three overhead lights were not working. We told the staff twice and they just told us "sorry" - there was no management (that we know of) on site. It wasn't an expensive room, but the service was not so great.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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kerrie p wrote a review Sep 2022
Brisbane, Australia135 contributions55 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights and found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Room was clean and a good size. Bar was great and staff informed us upon checking in they had a function on the first floor but they would be finished by 10pm and we never heard any noise from them at all.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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G P wrote a review Aug 2022
Fredericton, Canada40 contributions60 helpful votes
Had no idea this place was a hotel. But, what I do know is that this is a great spot for pints. A great spot inside, and a lovely beer garden outdoors with the whole space being very clean and inviting. It has enough space for gatherings with friends without interfering with other parties. Not to mention, the staff are incredibly friendly! Will be back next summer.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Chookybirdy wrote a review Aug 2022
Berwick, Australia376 contributions182 helpful votes
Only stayed for 1 night but enjoyed it. Room was a good size with a large shower and nice big towels. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Unfortunately never got to try the food but a friend had said it was very good. Bar was bustling and had live music. Smallcar park for residents which was good. Outside bar area too.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: No lift but stairs not too bad.
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Danlugsden wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington, United Kingdom22 contributions31 helpful votes
Stayed here on a Sunday night for the Gerry Cinnamon gig at Hampden. Firstly I have to commend every single member of staff we encountered. Friendly, welcoming and helpful. The bar the accommodation sits above had an excellent vibe from what we saw of it. The room (2) was modern and perfect for what we needed. Had tea and coffee making facilties and a fan which was much needed in the high temps at the moment. Also requested iron and ironing board which was no problem. Breakfast was excellent for continental. We didn’t realise a cooked breakfast was an option (our fault) so if your looking for this you’ll pay a bit more and need to request it in advance. Great location just a 10 min walk from Queen Street station. Highly recommend it and would definitely stay again next time we’re in Glasgow. Big thanks to all the staff, you really make this place and get it a 5/5 review from us.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$111 - US$147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
babbity bowster hotel glasgow, babbity bowster glasgow
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandGlasgowCity Centre / Merchant City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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BABBITY BOWSTER - UPDATED 2022 Hotel Reviews & Price Comparison (Glasgow, Scotland) - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Babbity Bowster
Which popular attractions are close to Babbity Bowster?
Nearby attractions include Escape Reality (0.2 km), Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre (0.3 km), and Glasgow Police Museum (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Babbity Bowster?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Babbity Bowster?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Babbity Bowster?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Babbity Bowster?
Conveniently located restaurants include Obsession Of India, Turkiye Efes Restaurant, and Green Gates Indian Restaurant Merchantcity.
Is Babbity Bowster located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Glasgow.
Are there any historical sites close to Babbity Bowster?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Mackintosh House (3.2 km), The Tenement House (1.9 km), and House for an Art Lover (4.6 km).