PLEASE NOTE: We HIGHLY recommend guests to book restaurants ahead of their stay here, especially if staying on a Friday and Saturday night. We are located right next to the BEST area of Glasgow for the biggest grouping of the best Bars, Restaurants and Cafes. Which are guaranteed to be fully booked on most days especially Friday and Saturdays. Some of the most popular restaurants are booked weeks in advance. Please check out our website for our top ten recommendations :o)
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. We start servicing rooms at about 10.30am. Of course if the room is vacant the night before you will be able to go straight in :o)
We would love to be able to offer guests to drop off bags before 10am, yet the absolute earliest to arrive at the Guest House is 10am! Anytime before this has a extremely high chance of putting a lot of strain on whom ever is on duty that day. As we will still be serving breakfast and also having guests check out, adding check-ins to this mix, means adding stress to our 1 member of front of house staff, not being able to give the best customer service to current guests or more-over a proper welcome to new guests arriving :o)
We have made some suggestions on our website of places in the area, that you can enjoy a coffee or snack, whilst waiting till 10am;
Also we do like guests to arrive before 8:45pm, due to the noise element of checking in Guests and showing them to rooms, which may disturb other guests who are resting/ asleep. We close the guesthouse down and dim all the lights at 9pm to create the atmosphere to encourage quiet, when guests return in the evening (all guests get a room key and front door key and can come and go at their leisure).
Also myself or one of our members of staff, who maybe on duty, could have been up since 6am that morning for breakfast duty and have to also get up at 6am the following morning. We do take later check ins than 9pm, especially if we know it will be the owner (Steve) on duty. If you believe you will be checking in after 9pm, please ask if this can be accommodated before booking,
FOR THE BOOKING OF INDIVIDUAL ROOMS IN THE GUESTHOUSE-
A 10% non refundable booking fee/ deposit will be taken for all booking values of £499 or less, if a cancellation is made in full or in part.
Plus there is a 48hour cancellation policy (before noon, 48 hours before the day of arrival) or number of days the booking is for, whichever is the greater. (i.e. for a 5 day booking we require 5 days notice). If we do not receive the required cancellation notice, at least the first 2 days stay may be taken, if we do not manage to book out the room(s) again (e.g. if your booking is for 6 nights and you cancel 24 hours before arrival, effectively giving 1 days notice to fill 6 days, we would charge for every night that wasn\'t re-booked- possibly the whole 6 days).
We recommend that all guests take out travel insurance to cover themselves for any unforseen out of their control circumstances.
All cancellation must be made by emailing (which will require you to set up a read receipt at your end, to show you sent the mail and we actually received it and read it.) or phoning the guest house (prefered).
Also GROUP BOOKINGS or LARGE VALUE BOOKINGS shall have the following non-refundable deposit structure:
3 rooms or £500 to £599 = 20%
4 rooms or £600 to £699 = 30%
5 rooms or £700 to £799 = 40%
6 rooms or £800 + = 50%
WHEN BOOKING THE ALAMO as an unserviced/serviced HOLIDAY LET or THE WHOLE GUESTHOUSE. The following Booking/ Cancellation terms apply;
50% Non refundable booking Deposit will be taken for all bookings of the Property as a Holiday let or the Whole Guest House.
Balance will be due no later than 31days before the date of arrival.
If bookings are made within the 31day period, the full amount of the reservation will be due upon booking.
The following cancellation structure applies;
Cancellations more than 91 days before arrival- 50% deposit retained
Cancellations between 60 to 90 days before arrival- 50% deposit retained + 20% cancellation charge = 70% of total booking due
Cancellations between 32 to 59 days before arrival 50% deposit retained + 30% cancellation charge = 80% of total booking due
Cancellations of 31 days or less before arrival 50% deposit + 50% cancellation charge = 100% of total booking due
All cancellation must be made by Phoning us (preferred) or emailing us (which will require you to set up a read receipt at your end, to show you sent the mail and we actually received it and read it.)
You can pay by either Credit Card (Visa or MasterCard - additional 2% fee); this covers about 80% of the cost the banks charge us for providing this service. No Charge for payment with UK debit card, Maestro card, cash, bank transfer or GBP Travellers Cheques.
Any AGENT booking through our online booking system or via telephone booking, shall add their own (% + VAT) commission on top of the booking price.