The hotel was in a great location- but then there's loads of hotels on the same street so that's not saying much.
We booked this hotel for one night and then decided we were staying in Glasgow for two nights but having read such bad reviews of Smiths hotel we booked a different hotel for a second night.
I think the stark difference between the two hotels may have made me judge Smiths a bit more harshly than I would have. It wasn't as dirty as the reviews we read made out- but there was hair all over our floor.
The free parking is not much of a selling point either as there's only 5 spaces which seemed to be filled by people/ friends of people who work there anyway. I only know this as someone blocked us in and when we asked what we should do the receptionist made a phone call and a woman who lived next door came and moved it for us.
I agree with another review that said the staff were not very friendly and welcoming- which was the exact opposite of everyone else we met in Glasgow so that was a shame!
I didn't like having to leave our hotel room key behind every time we went out- especially as ours didn't fit in the slot so we had to leave it lying on top of the box. My boyfriend was trying to fit it in the box for a good while before the receptionist turned to him and snapped- "that key doesn't fit in!"
I was OK with the shared bathroom as it wasn't busy when we went but I could imagine it would be a nightmare when the hotel was fully booked.
I could have skipped the breakfast included- there wasn't really much of a selection if you didn't like sausage, bacon, eggs.
I think the "cheapest in Glasgow" thing attracts people in but really Smiths Hotel is only slightly cheaper than other, much nicer hotels on the same street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Smiths Hotel Glasgow, is a budget hotel located on Glasgow's bustling Sauchiehall Street. This B' Listed Building with striking Victorian facade and is nestled between the city's cosmopolitan centre and the stylish West End. The Smiths Hotel is also within close proximity to theatres, entertainment venues and the city's diverse selection of retail emporia lending to its position as one of Glasgow's budget hotels for city breaks. ... more less
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