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“Best breakfast in Scotland!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Thistle Glasgow
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN, Scotland (City Centre)   |  
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Ranked #43 of 89 Hotels in Glasgow
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“Best breakfast in Scotland!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in September 2012, my wife having to attend a conference while I enjoyed the delights of Glasgow.
Arrived late evening and had straightforward check-in. Room was comfortable, albeit a bit basic, but wasn't expecting the Savoy.
Now.... The breakfast......What can I say......Buffet, all you can eat style. Porridge, cereals, pastries, yoghurts, fruit, breads eggs (all styles), bacon, juicy sausages, and the Scottish square variety, black pudding, haggis, beans, tomatoes.....You name it...They had it....Best breakfast I've had in a hotel. Mind you, I am 22 stone...LOL.
Hotel is close to the city centre about 15 min walk to the central train station. 5 min to the nearest tube station. No idea how much it costs per night as it was a freebie from my wife's work. But whatever it costs, the breakfast is well worth every penny.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip advisor. Our Breakfast Chefs are always delighted to receive positive comments, and we are very pleased you enjoyed the food and service you received. We hope that we will have the opportunity of welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. Kind Regards, Ewing Stewart, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had booked a short break to Glasgow following a good time last year. The package we booked had the Thistle as its hotel (we stayed in the Novatel last time) and upon arriving we were greeted by the staff at reception and very quickly processed and given our keycards.
What they didn't tell us was that we'd been upgraded to an Executive Double Double room, a pleasant surprise!
The hotel was close to the Theatres, shopping and there were plenty of eating opportunities nearby so we only ate breakfast in the hotel - that was excellent with a very good choice of items.
Our room was clean, very spacious and all the staff we interacted with were pleasant & helpful.
A great base for a stay in Glasgow!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you for choosing Thistle Glasgow for your short break, and we are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am delighted that we were able to offer you an upgrade, and as you will see from previous reviews, we receive many positive comments regarding our
breakfast service, which is very encouraging for our staff to receive. We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future, and thanks again for your kind review.
Yours sincerely, Ewing Stewart, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

This is a great hotel for what we wanted. We only stayed one night to attend a concert and it was just right. The room was at the back as we asked for a quiet room. The bed was comfortable and much bigger than a double. The bathroom was clean with a very efficient shower. The staff we came in contact with, reception and housekeeping, were friendly and polite. What more do you need.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 15, 2012
Dear Reviewer

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, following your recent stop over at our hotel.
I am so glad you thought the hotel was great, and you had a comfortable stay, and found our staff to be friendly and polite. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon!
Kind Regards, Ewing Stewart, General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I stayed at this hotel at the week-end. We arrived on the early flight from London and when asking if we could leave our bags with reception we were told our room was ready and could check in. This was excellent news! The rooms was quite big, nice comfortable beds, clean bathroom and a great hairdryer. We had breakfast one day as this is a buffet that has everything you could want and well worth ten pounds. We didn't have time to use the pool etc but will try next time as it looked lovely. All the staff we encountered, receptionist, bar staff and the restaurant staff were very friendly, happy and very helpful. Will definately stay here again. Very central, great location.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

I am pleased to read your comments, and delighted you enjoyed your visit to our hotel.
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your positive review on Trip adviser and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Thistle Glasgow, hopefully next time you will be able to enjoy the hotel's leisure club facilities. Kind Regards, Ewing Stewart, General Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Good food and service received at The Thistle.
We spend a nice evening in the hotel. The rooms were cosy and comfortable. The dinner was great and the hotel had a good atmosphere.
Will be back in the new year for another night away. Thank you for a good stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Just the kind of response we like to read ! Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Thistle Glasgow. Kind Regards Ewing Stewart.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

The refurbished rooms are lovely! However the pillows could do with being replaced, I cursed not bringing one from home. Fabulous staff, really friendly and a great touch is the chef coming to say hello at breakfast. The breakfast was excellent.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 9, 2012
Dear Reviewer,

Thank you very much for posting your review, and I am so pleased you found your room to be lovely, our staff friendly and thank you for your encouraging breakfast comments, so glad you enjoyed!. Your comments regarding the pillows have been relayed to our Executive Housekeeper, who will arrange for these to be replaced. Kind Regards Ewing Stewart
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Lisburn, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

ok, so lets get the negatives out of the way. this hotel is city center glasgow, therefore its surrounded by high rise social living and has drunks out the front. its an average hotel, rooms needing decorated and a bit old fashioned (although lobby area/bar nice). prices for drinks extortionate and i emailed the hotel on 2 occasions before i arrived, no one ever got back to me and receptionist shrugged when i told her on my arrival. (their lose, i was looking to add breakfast and dinner to our package, but we ate else where the whole weekend). HOWEVER..... the bed was the most comfortable ive ever been in (and we where just in a basic room), the pool was good, it was quiet at night time, and the treatment i had in the beauty room was second to none (thanks to therapist Ashley - highly recommended). it had a handy central location, close to shops and trains/buses. and overall for what we paid it was good. ive rated it 3 star but 3.5 would be more accurate.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ewing S, General Manager at Thistle Glasgow, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Dear Reviewer,
Oh dear, sounds like you perhaps arrived at our hotel at an unfortunate time. The hotel is very fortunate to enjoy a city centre location, and not only do we have, (in the distance) high rise flats, we are very close to Theatres, Museums, fine dining restaurants and superb shopping centres.
We have an ongoing refurbishment programme in place, and to date 4 floors of our bedroom stock have been completely refurbished. 3 floors have received a soft refurbishment, and in January next year the bedroom refurbishment will re-commence. I regret that you did not manage to enjoy breakfast and dinner, as you will see from previous reviews, we have many positive comments. I am pleased you enjoyed the pool and the treatment from Ashley, I will forward your kind comments. Kind Regards, Linda MacKay
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Additional Information about Thistle Glasgow

Address: 36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre , Cowcaddens
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#26 Family Hotel in Glasgow
#35 Business Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Glasgow 4*
Number of rooms: 300
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thistle Glasgow is ideally situated in Glasgow. A short walk away for shopping centres, entertainment,art galleries and museums. Relax in the hotel's Leisure Club, and enjoy a light meal or fine dining in the hotel's Annlann Restuarant. ... more   less 
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