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Glasgow Central Apartments
Brechin, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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“Noisy but clean”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stay in Glasgow every week and thought we would try an apartment instead of a hotel. Great idea. These apartments are very central. Our one was very clean. However, we were on the ground floor opposite Oswald St car park. It was very, very noisy. The curtains didn't block out the light. The TV didn't work and nor did the Wifi. We didn't sleep. It was a great idea, but we won't repeat the experiment

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

have stayed here before and enjoy the freedom and space of an appt.compared to a hotel room.
Location is very central but there was no noise and we had an excellent sleep.
All facilities were clean with nothing broken.
Very helpful & pleasant receptionist who let us leave our case until room was ready.
Checkout is 10am which was a bit early as we had been to a concert the night before so we were happy to pay £10 to extend it for an hour.as we had got a great overnight deal on Booking.com which was good value for money.
We had no issues with hot water as mentioned in previous reviews, the bed was two singles zipped together but this didn't bother us either.
Would stay again and recommend to others.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Petaling Jaya
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The location is good, very central and the station and center of the city is in walking distance. The living area with kitchen and basic equipment was spacious and it had a washing machine, which was very useful, Drying the clothes was a bit of a problem as there was nothing to hang the clothes. Ironboard and iron were available, also a hair dryer. The bedrooms are comfortable, the beds small, though one had no cupboard at all and the only flaw was no where to hang coats or towels. We stayed a week and it was far easier as a family than 2 hotel rooms. We cooked sometimes and did not have to go out all the time. The place was clean and we got good room service despite the fact that towels and bedsheets were supposed to be changed only after a week. The wifi worked well and the manager Mr. Shamil Latiff at the reception was very friendly and helpful with directions, tips and other requests we had. I had forgotten to prebook a parking space but lucky enough I got one within 2 hours.

Room Tip: If you are sensitive to noise try to get one apartment not facing Oswaldstreet but the back. The par...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

booked 6 apartments for an overnight stay for 22 people....quite a responsibility so was worried! however these apartments were fantastic....clean, spacious, comfortable, central, everyone of my party agreed...not one moan or complaint...thats pretty good going....staff were great and really helpful...letting us leave our luggage....phoning taxis...we were just gutted we couldnt stay over longer....have stayed in other apartments in glasgow but these would definitely be my first choice in future.....

Room Tip: we were on the second floor room 2.2, 2.3, 2.4......we all slept good in these rooms...no problem wi...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

The location of these apartments are great, very central and just around the corner from the Arches if you are intending on going to any gigs.

However, value for money wise, you are definitely better off in a hotel. Although the apartment was fairly modern, it was still fairly basic. The bed (twins pushed together) was absolutely awful. The bedding was something you'd expect from a cheap hotel too. You can also hear everything going on outside - not great when there is no aircon and the apartment is stiffling - meaning windows had to be left open.

You are limited to having 2 guests visit the apartment who must sign in when they arrive. Failure to do so apparently incurs a fine. There is a list of rules and regulations as you go in... You also have to check-out before 10am which I personally find ridiculous.

Overall, bad value for money. There is definitely better elsewhere in Glasgow.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alacati, Turkey
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

This apartment is very central just a couple of minutes walk from the station and directly opposite the enterprise car pick up so good for travelers. Also many buses nearby which is good but also bad as the noise outside is excruciating. Luckily apartments have triple glazing which does dull 90% of noise but apartment very hot so need to open window so cannot hear each other speak or TV. I mean it is loud. Would not like to be in apartment when temperature was higher than 20. Also very open on street. We rearranged furniture so as not to feel we were on offer in amsterdam. Needs blinds or scrim or some alternative. Also view only of multi story car-park..not very nice.

Pros; Ok kitchen, very clean, few basics provided e.g. packets of sugar and cheap tea. Good washer. Good shower...just remember to warm water for 10 minutes before shower. Many restaurants within ten minute walk.
Cons; many missing basics for cooking - no pot large enough to cook pasta for dinner and one tiny frypan.
Very cheap bedding. Impossible pillows falling apart within casing. Thin sheets. Acrylic everything. Had to take doona out of cover not to get electric sparks in bed.
Lounge furniture cheap and uncomfortable - has work to do which is why we took apartment but so hard to sit in chairs for more than hour. Lounge coffee table about to fall down.
Dining Table so flimsy that all legs collapsed when chair touched leg - a 40 kilo slab on glass fell on foot and almost took out my toe and cracked my iphone i realised today. Informed service staff and she forensically inspected table and asked what i had been doing and informed me nothing could be done as it was a Sunday. Not once did she ask if i was OK or offer any commiserations. Also told me several times she could not move table as too heavy for her. Other staff arrived Monday to remove table and still no inquiry.

Other gripe: told on arrival late Sunday there was a 3.5% surcharge for using credit card as a non-UK person. Reception lady told me this was the banks idea. Challenged her that this had not been true anywhere in Glasgow or Northern Ireland and was instead policy of her company not the bank and she replied "that is what we are told to say". I pressed on and suggested that she never paid a surcharge when paying with credit anywhere did she.and did she not think this was at odds with her speech....."i don't own a credit card".. " it is what we are told to tell you". I was also pointed to web site many times and told to take it up with management. I find this kind of gouging greedy and the lack of any response as a human very annoying. even one empathic "fees are crap aren't they" would have been good.

Room Tip: Room 4 is wider and lighter than some others but you do hear slight noise from lift working in bedro...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed in these apartments several times now and would definitely recommend!

Plus points: large open apartments, good facilities e.g dishwasher, washing machine, excellent location in city centre, all washing liquid/soap provided.

Bad points: reception not covered 24 hours so cannot always ask for help/assistance if needed, apartments not always 100% clean.

Despite the few negatives, always had a great stay at central apartments. Would recommend over a hotel for stays with friends as everyone is in the same space where there is more than enough room for getting ready, having drinks etc. Also save money as yoy can buy food and cook in the apartment.

Room Tip: Double rooms have ensuites so run for the double!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Glasgow Central Apartments
Address: 15/3 Oswald Street | (corporate office), Glasgow G1 4PD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Anderston , City Centre
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 49 Specialty Lodging in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Glasgow Central Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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