Why call it ?The Alamo??
The earliest that written records show it was bought by the Gryzbowski?s, a polish family in 1967, who let out 6 rooms and gave the property its name. This is apparently as they had ancestors who fought in the Battle of the Alamo (Texas, 1836).
How early can we arrive?
10am is the earliest you may arrive at the Guest House. Please no luggage drop off before this.
Check-in to the rooms is guaranteed from 2pm, yet we service room in order of guests? arrival and sometimes can get rooms ready before 12noon, depending on when the previous guests have left. Guests are more than welcome to drop bags off with us from 10am onwards.
When do you accept final check ins?
We close for the night at 9pm, so we do like guests to arrive before 8.30pm due to the noise element of checking in Guests and showing them to rooms, which will disturb other guests who will be resting/ asleep. We understand some circumstances are unavoidable (e.g. travel delays on the day) and try to accommodate these where we can, however we do not have a 24hr reception and our front of house staff member will have to be up early the next day for breakfast shift and may have been up since 6am that day. Please, can we ask that you be conciderate of our staff and current guests and ask BEFORE booking, if we can accept a later than 8.30pm check-in. If we cannot, we unfortunately will not be able to accept your booking.
What time is check out?
Check out in the mornings can be any time up until 11am, although this can be extended to midday upon prior request. We would appreciate that any guests wanting to check out before breakfast service settle their bill with us the evening before departure, as this not only means we can have an uninterrupted breakfast service the next morning, but also means guests will not have to worry about any remaining payments when leaving early for flights, trains etc.
There is on-street parking just in front of the Guest House/ Kelvingrove Park which is a very safe area. The parking is free from 6pm on Fridays to 8am on Mondays. Then during the week, there is a charge from 8am to 6pm - For short stay you can pay at the meter, it costs 20p for the first 1/2 Hour, then 20 pence for every half hour after that (= £0.80p for 1 hour or £2 for 2 hours). Then free from 6pm to 8am the next morning. We also have Visitors Parking Permits, which cost £2 for 8am till 2pm or 12noon till 6pm (effectively £4 for the whole day).
Is there any extra charge to pay by Credit Card?
Visa or Mastercard payments incur an additional 2% fee. We do not like having to do this, however this is what the banks charge us to put through the transaction. No Charge for payment with travellers cheques (UK £'s), personal cheque (maximum £100, with cheque guarantee card), UK debit card, cash or bank transfer. Our card machine does not have the facility to take AMEX or JCB cards.
We are fortunate to have a fantastic working relationship with two local taxi companies. If guests require taxis during the day (i.e. between breakfast finishing and close) a member of staff can arrange one for you that will arrive in under five minutes. For early morning departures please inform a member of staff when you wish to leave by at least the evening before departure and they will arrange a taxi for you for the following morning. The driver will not ring the bell so as not to disturb other guests who may still be sleeping, but instead will wait outside for you.
How do we get to you from Glasgow Airport?
Take the 77 Bus which leaves from outside the terminal, you can ask one of the attendants which stance the bus will leave from. Ask the driver to let you off at Derby Street, the stop just before Kelvingrove Park, outside the Devoncove Hotel. We are 2 to 3 minutes walk away, turning down the next road on the right (Gray Street). We are Number 46 Gray Street, overlooking the park. This takes roughly 45 minutes and is about £3.90 one way/person.
Or grab a Taxi straight from the airport - 17 minutes (£15 to £20).
What?s around about you?
We are directly opposite the beautiful Kelvingrove, and a few minutes walk away from the Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery. We are also located near the University of Glasgow, containing within it the Hunterian Museum, as well as only being a 15-20 minutes walk away from Glasgow?s bustling city centre. To get to the SECC and Scottish Hydro Centre only requires a 20 minutes walk.
Do you allow pets?
Unfortunately we do not permit animals to stay due to allergies. We did have our beloved house cat, Flash, stay with us in the guest house, but he unfortunately passed away in mid 2016 at the ripe age of 24. We have seen a recent rise in the number of guests with animal fur allergies, so have now decided to respect this by not allowing guests to bring their pets with them during their stay.