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Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre
Ranked #34 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 21, 2012

I just finished a 3 night stay at the hotel and was very happy with it on many levels. As noted, the rooms are modern (the iMac concept was sweet (doubles as both a TV and of course internet source). The service was also excellent (reception and the restaurant), and as many have noted, it's got a great view of the river, especially at night. I have seen some reviews complaining about price/room size, etc. I bought as a flight/hotel package so not sure of my price breakdown, but the size room was fine, albeit a bit cozy (but how much space do you need?) The only layout design I didn't like so much was the bathroom, but if you are worried about that, you have bigger issues!

Overall, I really enjoyed my stay. The only little issue one might have is that you don't exactly walk out the door to the middle of the action, but there is lots of transit available. I am a walker, but it's only about a 20 minute hike to get to the west end sites, and about 30 or so to get right into the centre (i.e. George Square). Otherwise, a very good experience! They are going through some renovations (that should be completed in March I believe), but they seem to be about done and didn't have an impact on my stay.

Room Tip: Try to ensure you have a river view
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

We were booked in to stay at the MINT hotel but our taxi driver was a little surprised to see a sign saying Hilton Garden as he approached the hotel. However, we were given the keys to a very nice (but small) comfortable/clean room which was suitable for our overnight stay. We had tickets for "Strictly" at the SECC and this hotel was in an ideal location just 5+ mins walk away. Very pleasant staff on reception and the small bar was modern and welcoming. Breakfast was fine which was included in the price. A choice of continental or nicely cooked hot food was available too.

We liked the hotel and would certainly stay there again when we visit SECC. No complaints at all.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed at the Hilton hotel for two nights last week. It was the Mint hotel last time I stayed and whilst I appreciate they had to rebrand a few things to the Hilton they've not quite got up to speed yet with everything. The main plus points for me are the nice clean modern rooms and the use of Greens gym across the road!
A couple of little niggles, I was going to order room service on the first night but couldn't find a phone number to ring and there was no wine list in the room so I went to reception to order. They had only 2 white wines on offer by the glass, one was £7 and the other was about £4 for 125ml which is ridiculous! Why have a list of over 20 white wines but you can only have 2 by the glass? Surely not everyone wants a bottle. They did make a mistake with my order but the second night was much better, fish and chips were lovely. I have read other people complaining about the number of chips, yes there are only a few chips but they are really thick cut and fabulous, no complaints about the quality. I was worried about the breakfast as it used to be fresh to order but is now a buffet but on the whole I was quite pleasantly surprised, good choice and the quality was good (but I do miss the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs!) I'm glad they've kept the White Company toiletries. The biscuits have disappeared from the room along with the bathrobes which is a shame. On the whole though still a great hotel

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Reviewed February 13, 2012

Just stayed for one night 11th Feb Very expensive for a fairly average hotel. Refurbishment going on no pre warning of this. Great location for SECC but will look elsewhere next time. didn't bother with breakfast as it's £15 extra per person went to The Counting House in city centre and had a lovely breakfast for £6.
Rooms very small bathroom TINY. i'm sure many other city hotels offer better value for money

Room Tip: river view rooms offer better outlook
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank mainlandsis
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GlasgowOpsManager, Manager at Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2012

Thank you for providing feedback from your recent stay.

I am sorry that on this occasion you felt that you did not receive value for money and hope that you reconsider and choose to stay again in the future when our refurbishment is completed.

In addition to offering complimentary Wifi throughout the hotel and high-speed broadband connection as well as an iMac in the rooms we are in the process of refurbishing all our bedrooms, doubling the size of our fitness facility and offering a complimentary business centre to residents providing internet, printing and photocopying.

Kind Regards
Brian

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Checked into the hotel, a non descript property near the SECC, and was offered a twin or a double....

Got to the room....smaller than Premier Inns. The bathroom was very small, so much so that if you sat on the toilet you coul not open or close the door! Shower was OK.

Stayed at the hotel amidst a re brand to Hilton Garden Inn, so workman and wires all over the place. Breakfast was again poor, given the cost of the hotel. Self service buffet. Asked for a poached egg but was told this was not available, scrambled egg or nothing!!

I paid £285.00 for 2 nights including 'breakfast'. For this money I would have expected at least a bottle of water in the room. There was, but at a cost of £2.75 for a half bottle of water!!

I have stayed in many hotels on business around the UK and this hotel must rate as the very poorest in terms of value. The rack rate is from about £65.00 - £205.00 If you get a room for £65.00 it might be worth it, but DO NOT pay anything above this unless you want to feel you have been taken for a ride. In fairness the room was booked via Superbreak, who I will also write to.

In conclusion...When in Glasgow, even at the SECC, book elsewhere

Room Tip: Ask to overlook the river if you stay.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

Is a nice modern hotel, contemporary furnishing and in a good location basically next to SECC and handy in many ways to key areas of interest. I was only there for one night, due to a business trip.

I enjoyed the breakfast and the service generally fine, what stopped it getting full points were -

- Check out, service was not great, could just be because of a bad day? also the £5 overnight parking charge, although not excessive, was a little bit of a surprise.

- Room temperature was an issue, I found it really difficult to sleep - due to the room temperature and bed which was not very comfortable.

Room Tip: Little tip - ask for a room with a river view if possible, I had a view looking out to the front and...
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

We have stayed at this hotel on several occasions and have never been disappointed. It is convenient for the SECC and it is within walking distance to the Science and Transport museums. Although the Hotel was undergoing refurbishment on the weekend we were there the Staff saved the day with their friendliness and professionalism especially Reception Girls along with Stuart and Maureen.If possible upgrade to the River View.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre

Address: Finnieston Quay, Glasgow G3 8HN, Scotland (Formerly MINT Hotel Glasgow)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Anderston , City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Glasgow
#17 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#17 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#20 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: $72 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 164
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our award-winning hotel, situated on Glasgow’s River Clyde, is just minutes away from the SEC Campus and SSE Hydro. In the heart of Finnieston, we’re perfectly located for exploring all that Glasgow has to offer including shopping, museums, botanic gardens and eclectic nightlife. After a busy day, relax in your contemporary guest room and look out across the riverbank through floor-to-ceiling windows. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi or unwind in front of the 42-inch TV. Enjoy casual dining at the newly refurbished Recess, our relaxed bar & restaurant which offers seasonal cuisine prepared from locally sourced ingredients. Dine indoors or al fresco on the outdoor River terrace, complete with spectacular views of the river and beyond. For those travelling on business, our hotel is within easy reach of the business district. Our flexible meeting rooms are perfect for conferences, meetings or private dinners. Local and national rail networks are within 5 minutes and Glasgow International Airport is only a 15-minute drive away. Keep up your fitness regime during your stay, our high-tech Precor gym is available free of charge, 24-hours a day. Guests can enjoy on-site car parking (fees apply) and bus service picking up from the front of the hotel. ... more   less 
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