It's a rare feat for a hotel chain to pull off the cosy hospitality of a bed and breakfast, but that's exactly what Abode have managed here. From the outset of my 3 night stay staff were friendly, helpful and accommodating, my pre-booking enquiry about cycle storage revealing, without quibble or deliberation, that I would be permitted to keep the bike in my room. As a cyclist, that's a big plus right there. Although my room wasn't ready for me on my arrival (understandably as I arrived pretty early), my luggage was stored for collection later. Helpful and much appreciated, and this was typical of the staff's impressive approach to customer service throughout my stay; never anything short of polite, courteous and friendly, and deploying an apparently genuine interest in my activities whilst in Glasgow.
The hotel building itself, once the family home of 20th century British Prime Minister Henry Campbell-Bannerman, is a quirky building rich in character and charm, retaining many of its original features. My room (118) was a large room overlooking Bath Street. Some of this hotel's more critical reviews cite noise as an issue, and whilst there was undoubtedly noise from car and pedestrian traffic outside, this is hardly surprising in a city centre location. Wireless internet was available, occasionally a little erratic, but free of charge. Breakfast was high quality, the full Scottish both tasty and supremely filling. If I were to try and identify any negatives about my stay, I'd have to actively search for them, and they'd likely be minor things or matters of personal choice. Nothing obvious, or immediate, comes to mind...my experience at the Abode was overwhelmingly positive, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a base to explore the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a coveted spot in the heart of the vibrant city, this classic Edwardian townhouse is within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and art galleries making Abode Glasgow ideal for a city break. Individually designed bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and a warm welcome are waiting. Enjoy relaxed dining at Brasserie Abode with brunch, lunch and dinner on offer, or relax with a cocktail in hand at the bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abode Glasgow Hotel Glasgow
- Glasgow Abode Hotel
- ABode Glasgow Scotland