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Best Western Glasgow City Hotel
Ranked #59 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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“Rooms are miniature, essentially no frills hotel”
Reviewed December 9, 2009

Not sure where to start with this place. It was conveniently located to where I had to be. It's right near Charing Cross station but also very close to center of Glasgow. I felt safe in the area. The hotel however had no internet. This is very important for me while traveling. The rooms tiny. I would have to say this hotel is a step up from a hostel. You can close your door and get a room key. I was not impressed and would not stay here again. The price I paid was barely acceptable even for this quality.
They do try hard, staff is very kind, they have a great 'grab and go' breakfast but if you want to relax and not worry about things pay a little more.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

Stayed just for 1 night but terrible experience. Got room 108 (most cramped room) with barely any space to walk around. poor ventillation. tried to talk to reception staff for alternate room but very poor courtesy. curt and firm "NO". even in the morning the other lady at reception wasnt very nice when I enquired about breakfast. Talking of breakfast, very basic. few slices of bread, croissants and muffins. orange juice and coffee. and its more of a lounge than dining room. Moreover NO FREE PARKING. have to pay quite a few quid for road/nearby paid parking. overall poor experience and definitely not value for money

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2009

Stayed here on business for two nights and got a good rate. I have stayed in a lot of Glasgow hotels so have to be consistent in my reviewing of t6his hotel in comparison with others in the same price bracket. Firtsly the hotel location is pretty good, just off the M8 and within walking distance of Sauchiehall Street and the city centre. There was a problem with my booking, but the receptionist was excellent in resolving it and I was issued a room on the lower floor. The corridors etc looked a little bit tatty and old school, but the room was very clean, spacious and had decent facilities. Only gripe was toilet seat broken and room was very warm and window looked out onto a car park, but it was very comfortable. Breakfast was a very basic grab and go continental and I only discovered that some basic hot food (dinner) was available on my second night, there is no bar, or lounge or place to sit and eat, but there are numerous nearby. I think compared to other hotels, where the rooms may be just as good or better, the facilities are not, but as a place simply to sleep in a comfortable modern room, then this is the place.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

Located on Elmbank Street,just off top end of Bath Street.
Straight off the Motorway no problems.Free parking after six monday to saturday outside hotel and free all day sunday or NCP car park round the corner.
Receptionist was very helpful,arrived about 11 am room wasn't ready but offered
to take our luggage if we wanted. Great location for shops and theatre. After afternoon
of shopping,arrived at hotel,great service. Rooms much better than we expected for what we paid (43.00 for double room from laterooms.com) Very modern,flat screen tv.
complimentary small bottle of wine and pringles. very very clean. Great coming back into the centre as it was halloween,wonderful sites of everyone dressed up. the guest lounge has a faltt screen tv, and you can help yourself to free coffee or tea!
great nights sleep,beds very comfortable,check out not until 11.00 am. complimentary grab and go breakfast,you could actually sit down in the guest lounge,mixture or toast,cereal,fruit etc.
After checking out,left car outside hotel and walked back up to shops and to buchanan street and took the undergroung to the west end (£2.20 return).
Not a good day for site seeing due to the torrential rain!!
We went to Oran Mor, a beautiful church that has been converted to bar/restaurant downstairs and upstairs is used for performing arts and live music.
Great place. Very spacious. Staff very friendly. Food was magnificant and a good price.
There was eight of us, not one complaint about the food, which ranged from steak,fishnchips,homemade burger and chips. Back to hotel as we had left something in the room,saw how wet we all were and even offered to let us use the lounge
for a free cuppa!!

If you want a great hotel, in a great location, this is it 10/10

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Best Western Glasgow City Hotel
Address: 27 Elmbank Street, Glasgow G2 4PB, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #59 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
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Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Glasgow City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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