My wife and I stayed here for one night after celebrating at a wedding reception in their semi-permanent Function Suite.
The Alona Hotel is situated in Strathclyde Park just minutes off the M74 to Glasgow/the south and connects easily to the various motorways linking Scotland's cities. The building looks modern and well looked after. Service at check in was speedy even with 60 Chinese tourists in the queue ahead of us (we were attended to while the tour guide allocated rooms to his charges). We stayed in a superior room which was spotlessly clean and modern. Nice big wet room/toilet with a full bore shower. Free wifi, flat screen tv and tea/coffee making facilities plus Tunnocks Caramel Wafers instead of the usual tea biscuits. Large mirrors give a sense of space with two chairs and a coffee table for relaxing. The large double bed was not too firm and we both had an excellent sleep after the excesses of the wedding reception. Breakfast was self service and really good with enough of a choice to satisfy the biggest appetite. My only slight complaint would be that there weren't any sliced/Lorne sausages. Plenty of hot dishes with proper black pudding and haggis if wanted but no square sausage! I registered my slight complaint at reception so perhaps that will be rectified in future. Although the hotel was fairly full, the breakfast service was quick and no waiting. Check out again was quick and efficient. The hotel is next to M&D's Theme Park and therefore ideal for families. Miles of walking/cycling around the park and water activities on the loch itself. We didn't eat in the dinning room but ate in the Toby Restaurant at the entrance to the park which may be a better option for those on a budget. Special thanks to the hotel staff who helped when one of the wedding guests felt unwell during the evening.
The Function Suite is vast with plenty of room for dancing and making merry. The bar service was very efficient with plenty of bar staff so little queuing for drinks. The late snacks were also excellent. Would happily stay here again and recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a centrally situated hotel. Transport required because of were it is situated but very handy for the motorway network.
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- Also Known As:
- Alona Hotel Motherwell
- The Alona Hotel Motherwell, Scotland