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The Glasgow City Hotel

36 Cambridge Street, Glasgow G2 3HN, Scotland (Formerly Thistle Glasgow)
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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really good hotel - value, food, facilities, service, rooms - ticks the boxes! Location is fair, but not far from the centre. Stayed many nights as the thistle in 2015, hope things continue with the new owners!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check in was 3pm, arrived at 08.10 but sister was staying in hotel so was going to leave bags there till booking in, nope they had a room ready and we could go straight there, very polite guy, was very welcoming, room was fine, free wifi, no complaints, bathroom was clean and had a bath, myself and hubby both used... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

2nd year in a row here, this time we stayed overnight. The New Year Dinner dance was very well organised, the food was very good. Only sour note was that at 2am when the dancing finished they practically threw us out the hall at 2.05am, bouncers crowding you to get up and leave even when you had some drink left... More 

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in this hotel on 23rd to 26 Nov 2015. With my elderly mother. We had the only disabled room first floor up.the room was very spacious. It had a large bathroom with handrails and it was a wet room,this was ideal for my mum. It had tea and coffee facilities.the breakfast was very good. Only critism was the... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay here with work and find it suitable for a nights sleep, it does need a bit of work but that is under way at the moment and due to complete end of this year. No complaints about the food, prices are about the norm for this type of hotel and portion sizes are good. Staff are polite and... More 

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EwingStewart1, General Manager at The Glasgow City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor. Our refurbishment is well under way, and we are really pleased with the sample bedrooms. The charges for our car park are £7.00 per car per night for residents. Thank you for your kind comments regarding the food and our staff, and we do hope to welcome you back... More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On one of the stormiest days this winter this was a very welcome refuge and a well located hotel for the city and business; relatively inexpensive with airy rooms and a presentable restaurant (if a little empty on the night I stayed) the City Hotel ticked many boxes. I had every intention of using the spa facilities which looked inviting... More 

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EwingStewart1, General Manager at The Glasgow City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting us, and for your positive review on Trip Advisor. I hope you will visit us again, and enjoy our leisure facilities, which is also included in our refurbishment plan. Kind Regards, Ewing Stewart, General Manager More 

Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I used to stay here about five plus years ago and needing an overnight decided to try for myself. It has had an upgrade and a change of name from Caledonian Thistle. The reception was tidy and clean with good service and clear instructions. The car park was easy to find and use with direct access. The room was... More 

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EwingStewart1, General Manager at The Glasgow City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for returning and for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We are delighted you will return in the future, and enjoy our refurbished facilities. We are currently improving the bedrooms, and the bar, restaurant, and reception area will also be refurbished. Completion is scheduled for October, 2016. Kind Regards, Ewing Stewart General... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable modern city centre hotel. Friendly helpful staff. Good views from the seventh floor. Hotel currently undergoing a refit so some noise till early evening, however we were warned of this at booking! Very comfortable beds! The decor is a little dated but very clean and immaculate.

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EwingStewart1, General Manager at The Glasgow City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your first class review, I am delighted to read comments. Our refurbishment programme is coming along nicely, and I hope you will return and enjoy our improved facilities. Kind Regards, Ewing Stewart, General Manager. More 

Wendover, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The City Hotel is the new name for what used to be the Thistle. It’s nice enough and I would recommend that you get one of the rooms that has been refurbished, as I’m led to believe that the others are still a bit dated. I came here with work and was really convenient for my office, but I’m not... More 

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EwingStewart1, General Manager at The Glasgow City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post your review, and for your kind comments regarding our staff. I am very sorry to read that you were disappointed with our breakfast service, as we receive a great deal of good feedback, and should you be staying with us again, please let us know of your breakfast preference, and... More 

Irvine, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and fiance stayed for 4 days. We walked from Glasgow Central Train Station as it was close and easy to find and it is in a great location to visit many places such as Kelvingrove. The room was very beautiful and very tidy, housekeeping came everyday with fresh towels and complimentary teas, coffees and toiletries. The bed was extremely... More 

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EwingStewart1, General Manager at The Glasgow City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are really delighted to read your comments and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We very much look forward to welcoming you back. Keep your eye on our website and facebook for news of our refurbishment. Thanks again. Kind regards, Ewing Stewart,... More 

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