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... Again, people ahead of me freaking out really did not help my nerves but I did it anyway. We finally got out and then attached our carabiners to a rope and essentially scaled a hillside (not TOO extreme but still needed to be clipped in so I consider that extreme enough). We then reached a different section of the cave that we just went down and this we were to climb UP it. This section of the cave was much bigger but the climb up was an obstacle. It was basically stairs but instead ...
... was? and she was absolutely amazing as well. I thought standing for 3 hours didn't seem like the greatest thing to do after all the walking and dancing that I've been doing lately but it was most definitely worth it. I was so engaged in his performance, it was awesome.
When the concert concluded, we got our free demo CD's and took a taxi back to the train station. As soon as we got into the station we saw our train and hopped right on. Seemed so quick ...
I arrived in Scotland Thursday afternoon after a reasonably smooth transition from Istanbul with the exception of Heathrow - Terminal 5. For those of you who have been following my blog, you already know that I've done my fair share of travel over the last 6 weeks - well I'd say Terminal 5 Heathrow is the most difficult place to negotiate for travellers - that includes both Moscow's Metro and Istanbul's incomplete public transport system. ...
... 30pm) and we packed up the last of our things before preparing to leave. Our bus was at 2.35 from Aberdeen and it takes 25 mins to get there, so we were cutting it fine. We eventually found the energy to leave, all made harder by having to say goodbye to Paula and the kids. Maybe it helped that we were hungover, as we managed the goodbyes with few words but a few too many tears. Once we got in the car, we realised that we had probably mucked around a bit long and would really ...
... Finally I asked some other backpackers and was on my way...that is until I started up the hill, then there was a sign showing the West Highland Way in both directions, but not saying which way was north or south. I could have gotten out my compass, but there was a local walking his dog and he set me straight. I only had 8.5 miles this day, but were they miles to remember. Before I left, a mountain guide told me, "I wouldn't call it steep, just steady. And the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Buchanan Hotel Glasgow
Nice city shame about the hotel!
I do not like writing negative things about places but if I am honest, I would NEVER stay here again. Firstly, on arrival I was put in a room with floor boards that moved and electrics that must have been installed by a blind man! After the receptionist phoned me to say there was a problem with the room (did she know to start with) I was moved to another room which was slightly better. However, regardless of the room you have you will both hear and feel the tube trains as the hotel is smack bag over the tube line. Don't plan on sleeping as if the tubes don't keep you awake, the noise from the street will as its in a busy high street.
One final point that put me off was finding a pest control box behind the wardrobe.
I WOULD RECOMMEND YOU THINK AGAIN BEFORE STAYING HERE!
Having read the reviews for the Buchanan we were very worried as we had booked with two other best friends to spend our first Christmas away in 40 years. But our worries were completely unfounded.
First class food
I stayed in the hotel at new year excellent location and first class meals similar to the standard of food expected in four star delux establishments. My overall impression of the hotel was that the staff try so hard to exceed customer expectations. The rooms were very clean & comfortable. Looking foward to seeing you all next time round.
Had a superb 2 night stay in this hotel, it is so handy for the shops being smack bang in the city centre. Bedroom was very clean and had everything I needed including bags of hot water. The breakfast was also great - a huge selection of both hot & cold dishes. Would go back anytime. The staff always had a smile on their faces.
Had the misfortune to stay at this hotel a few weeks ago. Thought it was going to be great due to location. It was for 5 minutes! Realisation set in when we tried to open windows to get some air. Only one window opened but had to be propped up by the Gideon bible, (sorry)!
I read the first four reviews here with great sadness; I'm genuinely sorry others had such a bad time here, and had I read these reviews before booking my travel I wouldn't have stayed there at all. Fortunately, I didn't, and I actually had an experience quite contrary to the other posters. Yes the rooms are small, but that's true of pretty much every hotel in Europe. It was clean, comfortable and reasonably well-appointed. It wasn't a suite at the Savoy, but then it wasn't intended to be, either.
Who needs sleep anyway!!!
I stayed here with my daughter - thankfully for only one night, otherwise we would have lost the will to live!
It was dirty, smelly, noisy (you name it, it was it!)
There were 4 beds in our room with a spacious 10cm gap between each one.
There was no remote for the TV, but a train horn sounding regularly to keep us awake!
The sink in the bathroom didn't drain properly at all (lovely).
All in all it was a lesson in everything a hotel should not be. My daughter is currently receiving counselling after the experience, I am hoping the nightmares will stop soon!
Do not stay at this place unless you are studying horrible hotels!
I was very concerned about staying in this hotel after reading the two previous reviews. However, my husband and I were going to the British Open and all the other hotels in the area were booked. We stayed there July 17-18, 2004. The only reason I went back for a second night was because we couldn't find another hotel. This hotel was the only low point in our otherwise wonderful vacation. It is very dingy. The beds are lumpy and the bathrooms are very old. There is a very loud bar next door that plays music until all hours of the morning and because it is located on a pedestrian mall the people are out partying and yelling until 2-3 in the morning. We had to keep our windows open because we were on the fourth floor and it is very warm up there. The only positive thing I can say about the hotel is that it is in a good location to catch the train. It is just a few minutes walk to Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street Stations.
This hotel overbooked my reservation & was totally uninterested in my plight.
With Glasgow very busy they suggested a run down b&b with no -ensuite, no facilities miles out of town.
They didn't care where I slept as long as I got out of their hotel.
Avoid at all costs
Awful place. First, it is located on a pedestrian mall, so if you drive you have to park on the street and not remotely close. Bear that in mind if you have lots of luggage that you don't want to leave in the car overnight! Second, even though we called ahead to ensure that we had a double bed, we ended up in a room with three twins. That was after the first room they gave us that already had someone staying in it! Third, despite how nice it looks on the website/brochure, it was REALLY shabby/grimey - could easily be a flophouse. Fourth, it's one door down from a very loud 24 hour karaoke bar with bright neon signs!