Carlton George Hotel
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we have arrived in scotland for our adventures. spent the day quite sleep deprived because we had a slumber party on the plane- talked with our new friend lily through the wee hours. here is a photo of the sun rising over iceland when realized we forgot to sleep.
spent the day walking around glascow. went to the cathedral and caught a …
Another long travel day but made it to Glasgow and met up with Shirley. Unforturnately not able to upload my pictures right now so just hello from Scotland will have to suffice! Staying in a very old but nice hotel right across from the train station. Very busy city. Reminds me of NYC. Again finding lots of dry humor everywhere. We are off early on ...
... decided we should head off, she gave us our 2 coffee cups, added a bottle of Tennet's extra as we hadn't tried it and said oh and you mose well take some other drinks with you. So we walked out with 6 bottles of alcohol and 2 cans of iron bru (Scottish soft drink) and then she gave us 2 Tennet's half pint glasses to take with us. We couldn't believe it, as we left she said the receptionist will let us out, thinking we would pay her so we could leave. She asked us ...
... they just don't quite get it across. We'll just have to remember it as best we can. We hike back up to the car, I dump my boots at the trailhead, and we drive back down to the house to pick up our luggage. We meet the owner finally, an exuberant lady called Anne, full of Aloha. It's lovely to put a face to the name. And she's lovely to us. We say our goodbyes to that beautiful spot and pop down to Pukalani where we stop in on Paul and Leianna to see if we can ...
... not to know how they actually acquired them!) And like Hunter, theirs is the most amazing magpie collection of stuff - one of the largest collections of Rodins in the world (I think second only to the Rodin Museum in Paris) and medieval archways and Persian ceramics and Egyptian canopic jars and Impressionist paintings and medieval tapestries and, and, and... But what, for me, was the highlight, was the building itself, which is almost nothing to look at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Historical Traveler Reviews Carlton George Hotel Glasgow
The only thing this hotel has going for it is the location right in the heart of Glasgow. It started badly when the optional breakfasts (an additional 25%) had been added to the room rate but never mentioned during the reservation. I was made to feel as if I was being awkward by asking them to quote the correct rate . The rooms are clean but the inside of the minbar was a disgrace and the cheap plastic feel to the bathroom hardly matched the hotel's claimed 4 star status. The complimentary minibar consisted of a single can of orange juice and 3 decanters of whisky, sherry and gin, perfect for a stag night but of little use to a family. Heating in the bathroom was unavailable which for Scotland in December is an unpleasant way to start the day. The checkout was nice but I won't be back.
Stayed here for two nights in October 2004, the night before my wedding and our first night. This hotel is just fantastic! The staff are absolutely brilliant: friendly, funny, helpful and completely professional. They give the impression that they care about their work and are proud of this lovely hotel. The restaurant is excellent for both dinner and breakfast, with wonderful views, and the executive lounge is a fantastic idea. Our room was huge, and extremely comfortable. The pricing is impressive, in fact everything about this hotel is really impressive.
We're already looking forward to going back for our first wedding anniversary - can't wait! Utterly wonderful.
Don't know how anyone could write a review giving this hotel a 1 rating. There isn't an ounce of dust or dirt in the place. Don't let that review put you off because it simply isn't true!
Warm and friendlly
I always read the reviews on tripadvisor before booking a hotel but have never written one after staying at many of the places that I read about. After my stay at the Carlton George I decided to write a review. We thought this hotel was just lovely. The rooms were extremely clean. Service was outstanding. We travel very often and have never experienced a staff as warm, and friendly as this staff. They could not do enough for us. The location was right in the heart of the city so you could walk everywhere. The complimently mini bar and decanters of spirits in our room was an added touch as well as the executive lounge that provided coffee, tea and drinks at no charge. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Glasgow.
Good central Glasgow option
This was a good, reliable hotel in a really central location in Glasgow. Our room was rather dark but other aspects of the hotel made up for it: free mini-bar and decanters of spirits, lovely service and a large, comfortable bed. Worth checking to see if breakfast is included in your price: it seems quite unlikely that it will be.
Carlton George won our hearts
Because of a shift in trip plans, we made a last-minute reservation at the Carlton George on West George Street. We were after a good location, and it indeed was perfect--just steps from Queen Rail Station. What we did not expect was the value we got for our money. Perfect bedding, wonderful bathroom, excellent lounge, great food. The staff is superior. We were travelling with two 13 year olds, and we sent them off to research restaurants. Two members of the staff took their concerns seriously, and soon the two girls had a book of menus and a list of the staff favorites.
This place exudes an air of "we know how to keep our clientele." We shall return!
Stayed at the Carlton George Glasgow for a weekend 23-25 Jan. If i ever open a hotel i would go to Carlton George and recruit the intier staff.
The location is perfect, the rooms are very nice and the lounge and free mini bar a bonus.
We have stayed at the Carlton George on a few occassions,and loved it.We have celebrated birthdays and Anniversaries there.he staff are very friendly and helpfull,its like visiting an old friend.Hotel is in an ideal location for the shops and sights of Glasgow, we have reccomended this hotel to all our friends,ITS THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN.
the freemini- bar and complementary drinks in the lounge is an added bonus.1st Class.
Definitely would stay here again!
I was here for a week and the stay was wonderful. Carlton George is in a very convenient location and in the busiest area of Glasgow, but didn't hear any street noise at night. The service here was great. Free mini-bar and internet access was a definite bonus! The room size is relatively smaller to hotels in the US, but definitely not cramped or anything. If I were to go to Glasgow again, I'd definitely stay here again!
Wonderful Weekend in the
Myself and three female friends spent a weekend at the Carlton George in Glasgow. We found the hotel very comfortable and staff friendly. The rooms were spacious and beautifully furnished. The complimentary bar was a pleasant bonus. All of us being over 50 we found the hotel a pleasant calm atmosphere. The lounge for residents included complimentary coffe and drinks and peace to chat or read. The restaurant overlooks the rooftops of Glasgow and the food was excellent. We so much enjoyed our visit we are going again in October to sample the delights.