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“Great value hotel in a superb location on the river” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Finnieston Quay, Glasgow G3 8HN, Scotland (Formerly MINT Hotel Glasgow) (City Centre)   |  
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“Great value hotel in a superb location on the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This hotel is in a great location right next to the SECC and next to the river. The lobby of the hotel is pretty much like a Premier Inn, very small with a mini shop where you can buy ready meals, drinks etc. I imagine it must get a bit crowded when the hotel's busy. Check in was fast + friendly. My room was fairly small but adequate with a lovely comfy double bed. You get an iMac which is great so long as you're used to Macs. Internet connection, free Wifi, was a bit dodgy, kept losing connection which was frustrating for me.
The bathroom is tiny; no bath just a power shower which is fine for most people but I do like a bath before bed! Unfortunately they have tiled + grouted in white and the grout had discoloured making the bathroom look slightly dingy even though it had been thoroughly cleaned.
The A/C in my room was incredibly noisy so I switched it off, unfortunately there was still a high pitched whine from somewhere leaving me feeling like I had tinnitus. My room faced the street so there was some noise from the traffic leaving the concert at the SECC. On the other side of the hotel the rooms look over the river so I'd advise asking for a river view room.
Breakfast was superb, lots of choice, good hot Scottish breakfast + great service.
Overall, for the great deal I got on this hotel, I'd definitely recommend providing you don't want a bath!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear jen4549

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.

My property manager is looking into the A/C and Wifi issues you have highlighted as this should not have happened.

I am glad that you found breakfast to be of a high standard and that you recommend staying here as long as you do not expect a bath – all of our rooms have power showers.

Kind Regards
Brian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed here for one night. Check-in very quick and extremely courteous as was checking out. Enquired about my stay and felt that they were genuinely interested in my comments.

Got a room on the first floor facing onto main road. Initially worried about traffic noise, however the Hotel's insulation is very good indeed. Was not a worry at all. Slept like a baby.

Room mega clean and really comfortable bed. Good sized shower and again could not fault the cleanliness of the property.

Great price for room. Hotel has its own car park. Charge for this is £5 for 24hours.

Definitely use again. Great location particularly for the SECC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear stene

Thank you for such a wonderful review and rating of 5/5.

We pride our self in the high standards of room cleanliness and it is very pleasing that you have recognised this.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

nice welcome, good sized room with a view over the river. Next to SECC and only a short train journey into the centre of town. My Diamond status was acknowledged. Breakfast was nice but the restaurant manager was far too cheerful for that time of the morning (joke!)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Travel_Duck_UK

Thank you for your review.

I am delighted that we recognised your loyalty of being a Diamond HHonors member.

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Brian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

Great location for the secc and much nicer than the tired crown plaza.
The iMac tv was a great surprise!!!
Make your own waffles for breakfast??? It doesn't get any better!! Haha
Would stay there again even if it wasn't for a gig at the secc :)

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Bear1972

Thank you for choosing to stay with us when attending the SECC.

It is fantastic that you plan to stay with us again when visiting Glasgow.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Lovely comfortable, modern city hotel. Nice room although on the road side as opposed to the river but didn't spoil the stay. Free wifi throughout was a bonus although parking was £5 per night and breakfast was £13.50 each but you could get an upgrade voucher so 2 could eat for £17.50 which was fine. However the rooms are comfortable, bright, modern with a lovely shower and the decor was tranquil. eveything you needed. Staff really helpful on reception as were the bar staff. lovely breakfast selection too. a great base for visiting the area. would stay again

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Lynn F

Thank you for such a positive review.

It is rewarding to learn that you found our bar and reception staff to be helpful as I appreciate that this can make the difference to an enjoyable stay.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed here on 1st March and was impressed with all aspects of the hotel including friendly staff on reception at check inn and the overall atmosphere in the hotel

Room was superior quality with very comfy bed and stunning river view

Lovely breakfast with good range of tasty and fresh menu options

Well done to a hard working staff team

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear Derek C

Thank you for such a wonderful review and awarding us 5/5.

The team do indeed work hard and receiving positive feedback is what motivates the team to continue offering great service.

Kind Regards,
Brian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed here instead of Crowne Plaza, as hubby was attending an exhibition @ SECC. I walked along the river to shop. Cab or train are simple to get if needed.
Rooms are well appointed, quite small but have everything you need.
We pre-booked breakfast upon arrival, £17.50 for 2 per day. Selection was very good, including a waffle maker and fresh eggs.
Will stay here again, very good value for money

  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Dear ClaireLP

I am delighted that you chose to stay with us and found that your stay was good value for money.

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Brian
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre

Address: Finnieston Quay, Glasgow G3 8HN, Scotland (Formerly MINT Hotel Glasgow)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#9 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#16 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
#19 Family Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, the new Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre (formerly MINT hotel) has undergone a £1 million refurbishment. The hotel offers 164 stylish and fully refreshed bedrooms, all featuring a spacious desk, ergonomic chair, an Apple iMac, complimentary WiFi and a mini refrigerator.The Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre features a contemporary designed lobby, a complimentary 24-hour business centre, as well as the Hilton Garden Inn 24-hour Pavilion Pantry which provides a selection of food and beverage options. The award winning City Café Bar & Grill serves contemporary, locally-sourced food from an enviable riverside location and has a fantastic reputation in the city for offering the very best in casual dining for the discerning customer. Guests can choose to dine indoors or al fresco on the stunning outdoor terrace space. Overlooking the River Clyde, it offers spectacular views of the nearby SECC, Armadillo, Glasgow Science Centre and the Finnieston Crane. A new hi-tec Precor gym has been introduced to the property, doubling the size of the previous facility, offering the very latest in state of the art equipment for gym users. A guest laundry has also been introduced to allow guests the convenience of freshening up during longer stays at the hotel. With ample car parking and a fantastic riverside location, the Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre is the perfect choice for visiting the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Glasgow with its fantastic shopping boulevards of Buchanan Street and Argyle Street. It’s also a short stroll from the city’s bohemian West End with a wealth of museums, parks, boutique stores and artisan delis as well as a diverse choice of bars and night spots.For meetings, conferences and special events, including weddings, the Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre has some of the finest space in the city. Whether its business or pleasure you are looking for, Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre can cater for your every need……and leave you wanting more.Walking distances:SECC 2 minutesCity Centre 10 minutesWest End 10 minutes ... more   less 
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