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Fraser Suites Glasgow
Ranked #19 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 12, 2009

Fraser Suites, Glasgow is not booking an hotel room but an apartment. We went for a 1 bedroom deluxe apartment and got what looked like a penthouse suite on the top floor of the building. It consisted of a hallway, a good size lounge, which has a decent kitchen area, a large bedroom, bathroom / shower and a balcony that runs the full length of the lounge & bedroom. It was a very modern layout and has an LCD TV, mini hi-fi, DVD player in the lounge and a TV in the bedroom.

The location is ideal in the Merchant City area of Glasgow for the many bars and restaurants, designer shops and places of interest. The Merchant City Square is just two minutes up the street with a great choice of restaurants and bars. It's only about a 10 minute walk to both the Central and Queen Street railway stations, although a courtesy bus can be arranged. A multi-carpark is right next to the Fraser Suites and you get a 50% discount voucher from reception when you check out.

Would definately recommend the Fraser Suites as a change from a hotel room for a spacious apartment that's a home from home in a great location in the centre of Glasgow.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2009

Situated in the Merchant City area of Glasgow, the Fraser Suites is in a perfect location for both socialising and shopping. There is some noise from the streets below, but being on the fourth floor it wasn't disrupting. Given the central location it did not come as a surprise.
The suite itself was immaculate, and spacious. It contained everything necessary for a short stay in a city, having a tv in both the sitting room and bedroom. It also affords the traveller a degree of independence, rather depending on hotel dining times etc. The staff were pleasant too.
The only negative was the water pressure in the morning, but itwas sufficient for showering purposes.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled with family
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1  Thank Shoofie
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

Be aware of the check out policy for this hotel! When we checked in there was no mention of the early check out time of 11am so was extemely suprised to receive a phone call at 11.25am the next morning to say we had 5 mins to check out or we would be charged £25! We reluctantly accepted the charge and thought we would spend the extra time getting ready to spend the day in Glasgow. We were even more suprised when we received another phone call at 11.55am to say if we weren't in reception by 12pm we would be charged another £25!! The staff (inc General Manager) were extremely rude at reception and insisted that all guest are informed about the early checkout and then pointed to small print on a tiny plaquard behind reception which stated the policy. Although the apartment and facilities were nice I have concerns about customer service and ethical pricing policies. I wont be staying there again.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2008

Although it's a bit difficult to find, you'll be glad you did. Our room was on the top floor facing the back of the buidling toward the carpark. The studio apartment-styled room was very spacious and modern. The bathroom needed a facelift but the room was well appointed with pleasing furnishings, a small kitchenette, refrigerator, CD player/stereo, and a DVD player connected to the television.

The hotel is relatively close to the major shopping areas and the neighborhood is decent. The location is surrounded by good pubs and restaurants and there is a Marks and Spencer about two blocks away for those who prefer to prepare their food in the room.

The hotel does not have their own parking area but they have a deal set up with the Q-Park next door. The hotel will give you a coupon to stick in the pay machine in the parking garage which will take 50% of the cost. We parked there for 2 1/2 days and the total cost was under £20. The parking garage was well lighted and most of the vehicles parked there were a bit up-market so I had no worries at all about the carpark.

The hotel also has umbrellas for use by the guests. A big plus in this area in the fall of the year.

On the downside, walls are thin and the previously mentioned CD player/radio can ruin your night if your neighbors come in late from the pub and bring the party with them... which happened 2 of the 3 nights we were there.

All things considered, the amenities were a good deal for the money and the location was great. My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Fraser Suites, Glasgow and would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2008

My daughter and I stayed in the Fraser Suites for ten nights in September 2008. We loved the location - close to shopping , trains and buses. We loved the fact that we could prepare our own meals right in the suite. (had a kitchen/fridge). We also enjoyed the free specialty coffee available opposite reception each morning!

BUT if you stay in this hotel make sure that your room does not face any street!! For three nights we suffered through vehicle noise and pub noise/revellers. The window did not keep any noise out. However, the staff was very accommodating when we told them of our issue and promptly moved us to the top floor and to a back facing room which was very quiet.

If you stay at this hotel, be sure and ask for a room on the top floor, and away from the street!! (we were facing a parking garage, and it was a perfect room).

Staff friendly, rooms kept clean, but a little dated. Good value for your money.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2008

The actual room we stayed at the Fraser Suites in Glasgow, Scotland was very much as described in the hotel's website. The room was exactly the same as the picture shown.
We stayed in a studio apartment. The studio was spacious, functional including kitchnette with fridge, microwave, two burner stove, ironing board and iron, cutlery, utensils, cable TV, etc.
The location is fairly central, that we walked with our suitcases with wheels from the Queen Street Train Station to the hotel. We also walked from the hotel to the Airport bus stop at George Square.
The hotel is located in Merchant City the up and coming area of Glasgow with many bars, restaurants, pubs, etc. It is within walking distance to shops, downtown, the Central Station, underground station, attractions, etc.
A drawback is that because of its lively nightlife, on weekends it can be a bit noise with cars (maybe taxis, I hope!) driving by and inebriated people speaking loudly at 3:40 am! You may also hear loud neighbours in contiguous rooms. Other than that it is a pleasant place to stay in a nice area of town.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank Capisce
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Reviewed September 24, 2008

Being originally from Glasgow, and now living in Germany, I had never heard of this hotel. Nice hotel situated in city centre (Merchant City Area). Rooms are spacious, with fitted kitchen -utensils-micro-hob, nice bathroom with power shower, good quality towels-bathrobes. TV-DVD Player-HiFi. Hotels in the Merchant City, which has a vast amount of bars-restaurants, your only 5 mins walk to the buzz of the city centre. Staff brilliant and helpful. Overall had a brilliant stay, which is good as we are staying in the Fraser Suites again beginning of October, when we are back over for another wedding.

  • Stayed: September 2008
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Address: 1-19 Albion St, Glasgow G1 1LH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre , Merchant City
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#11 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
#14 Family Hotel in Glasgow
#29 Business Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: $81 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fraser Suites Glasgow 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a 19th-century renovated bank, the Fraser Suites are just 550 yards from Argyle Street, one of Glasgow's main shopping streets. An iPod dock and satellite TV are provided in all apartments, which are located in Glasgow's cultural quarter, Merchant City. A microwave oven and refrigerator feature in all apartments' kitchenettes, some include a dishwasher. Each spacious and contemporary living area has a work desk and DVD player, some feature large glass windows and a balcony. Bedrooms in the Fraser Suite apartments are light and airy and have modern furnishings. A hairdryer is provided in every private bathroom. Argyle Street Rail Station and Glasgow Queen Street Rail Station are both within a 10-minute journey on foot from the apartments. The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre is 10 minutes' drive away. The Gallery of Modern Art and George Square are both a 10-minute walk away. Glasgow City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, shopping and nightlife. ... more   less 
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