We stayed here for 7 days to see Commonwealth Games but like all hotels in Glasgow this was vastly overpriced with rooms costing about 3 times the normal rate with breakfast NOT included. The staff on reception were so friendly and helpful every time I needed to see them and they gave us plenty of information. We had a double deluxe room on the 2nd floor and it was huge. It had a plasma TV, bathrobes and slippers, plenty of seating and a most comfortable huge bed. Soon after I arrived a beautiful basket of fruit with a bottle of water arrived. Very nice. The bathroom was so big it could have held 4 people in there all at the same time. Only 1 set of towels was provided and I had to ring reception on 2 days to ask for additional towels. The downside was there was no air conditioning and you couldn't open the windows but when I asked about this they did bring an electric fan which really helped. The Champagne bar was very luxurious and was a great place to unwind after an evening at the Games. It is far cheaper to buy a bottle of wine or Champagne as the per glass price isn't worth it. The service in the bar was very slow and if you was sitting in the lounge area of the bar there would be no waiter to take your order so you had to go to the bar to get it and that was slow too. Breakfast was £10 but only if you ordered it when you checked in. They give you vouchers to hand in each day but if you don't have the vouchers it will cost you £16.50 and that is vastly overpriced. £10 is just acceptable but if they want to charge you £16.50 go to one of the many breakfast outlets just outside the hotel. In fact there is a Deli bar attached to the hotel and you can get a far cheaper breakfast for a few pounds. The breakfast was self service buffet style and they had everything required for a breakfast. If you wanted tea or coffee the waitress brings that but you will have a long wait and may have to ask 3 times before you get it. The location of the hotel has to be the best in Glasgow. The hotel is actually in Glasgow Central Station. The shops are a few minutes away and there is a 398 circular bus that runs every 10 minutes from the hotel at the station entrance and goes to Queen Street Station and to Buchanan Bus station and that is right in the centre of Glasgow with the shops and cafés and restaurants about 1 minute from the bus stop. I would definitely stay there again and with the Commonwealth Games over the nightly rate will be about £200 cheaper. If you want a nice room with plenty of space book a double deluxe room and you won't be disappointed.
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