This would be the perfect place for some travelers, such as the friend who recommended it to me. I stayed here for 5 nights recently on his advice. As you enter the hotel, some might be a little taken aback because you actually walk into the pub on the ground floor and the reception desk is almost hidden in the far corner. That said, everyone who works at the hotel including the reception desk was very friendly and helpful and the pub is a nice place to hang out, with free wi-fi, and pretty good pub food. My room was typical for a boutique UK hotel - smallish with an eclectic assortment of furniture and a made-over bathroom in what is a very old and interesting building. The good things: fresh white bedding, windows that open, very clean, good towels and bathroom toiletries, and free Internet, although low connectivity was sometimes a problem. Breakfast, included in the reasonable rate, was great - lots of choice and served in a really pleasant room, with newspapers provided for morning reading.There is also a small parking lot. The main issue on the down-side is the stairs. It's like staying in a lighthouse, with twisting stairs and no lift. I think if i had asked, someone would have carried my suitcase but no one offered. There was a lot of noise from outside traffic, as the hotel sits on a main road. The other issue for a single woman traveler like me is the location. I really liked the great view out of my window of the Glasgow Cathedral and the monument-rich Necropolis (both well worth visits), but the hotel is in the East End of the city and I was advised not to walk alone at night. In the day-time, no problem walking to the centre of town in about 15 or 20 minutes, all downhill. There's a bus-stop right outside the hotel, though, and it was less than 5 pounds to take a cab from just about anywhere in the centre of town. So if you are in a group or young and strong and on a budget, this is a great place for you while visiting Glasgow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cathedral House Hotel is a 19th-century Scottish baronial-style hotel, complete with turrets, 8 individual and beautifully furnished rooms and a splendid restaurant, Whisky bar and Beer Garden. We are just 5 minutes from the vibrant and bustling Merchant City area of Glasgow,. Nestled within an historic quarter of the city, with excellent views of Glasgow Cathedral and the fascinating Necropolis, the hotel is an excellent base to explore the grounds and the Provands Lordship House, St Mungo's Museum and Glasgow in general - the city centre is 15 minutes walk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cathedral Hotel Glasgow
- Cathedral House Hotel Glasgow, Scotland