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“Good value but not four star accomodation”
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City Apartments
Reviewed December 18, 2007

These appartments are run by the Albion Hotel next door and are in the ground floor of I guess a converted town house in the West End of Glasgow. The Subway (underground train) station is located at the end of the street so getting in and out of the city centre is very easy.

I booked a Studio room, and was given an appartment with two twin beds in the main living room. It had an older style Asda 21" TV and Freeview box, which stopped working on the morning I checked out. The furnature was a little dated but in reasonable order.

The bathroom appeared to to kept clean and the tiles were shiney, the shower was an electric one. There was no bath, and only an electrical wall mounted fan heater so the bathroom was very cold all the time.

There is no central heating in the appartment, two portable stand alone electric radators of the oil type were supplied and plugged in. It got very cold and they were not up to the job. The very old period style high ceilings gobbled the heat.

The kitchen was functional if not a little dated, a basic single oven Beko non fan slot in cooker was provided. Cheap plastic white kettle and toaster and fairly old microwave. No dishwasher or laundry facilities in the appartment. There was a laundry room next door. Plenty of pans and utensils but clearly not checked over before issued to me, there was a broken glass in the cupboard, dirty mugs, and crusty looking shelf.

Both the kitchen and the bathroom had noisy extractor fans which couldnt be turned off seperate from the lights.

Now I've mentioned all these electrical appliances, shower, heating etc ... what is not mentioned in any of the booking websites if you have to pay for the electricity on top of your room rate. The is a pound coin meter under the sink, that added about 6 pounds a day on top as I used so much to try and keep warm. It failed I got the flu.

The general decor in places was poor. Cobwebs, patchy ceiling, exposed cables, careless application of paint, doors that did'nt fit, and loose cupboard door.

There is no parking except in the streets around the hotel.

These in my view are not four star material as advertised, they are however cheap and chearfull.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 17, 2006

We were pleasantly surprised by the City Apartments. Although not quite ready when we arrived, when we were finally let in we had been allocated a 2 bed apartment instead of a one bed. It had smart neutral decor - a little bland but perfectly clean. There was a small kitchen area with huge fridge, microwave, kettle, dishwasher and washing machine. This led on to a small living/ dining area complete with leather sofa and vast TV (with playstation). The bathroom was clean and towels and toiletries were provided. This was excellent value for money - we booked through Expedia and it was about £50 for 2 people for the night. A good choice for the business traveller or Glasgow tourist.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2017
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  • Stayed: June 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2017
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2014
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Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about City Apartments

Address: 401 North Woodside Road, Glasgow G20 6NN, Scotland (Formerly West End Apartments)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
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Ranked #8 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Glasgow
Price Range: $65 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These stylish 4 star apartments are set in the leafy West End of the city, both bus and underground are nearby, Glasgow University is a 10 minute walk, and the cosmopolitan Byres Road area is one stop on the underground or a 15 min walk. ... more   less 
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