Devoncove Hotel Glasgow
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... it! News travels really fast. Now I'm getting all these girls wanting to come to my cabin and feel my blanket. I’m telling you, this thing is a big chick magnet!
Hanna went on her own but Sarah and I went to the Kelvingrove museum, which has very similar architecture to the reddish Smithsonian castle on the Washington D.C. mall. All of the museums in Glasgow are free, which is astonishing! They didn’t even have any ...
Set off at 7 am in the freezing cold darkness and heavy rain, heading for Glasgow. The windscreen wipers were on double speed for most of the journey and not really sufficient to cope with the spray when we overtook slow lorries.
However, the traffic wasn't too bad and the journey fairly easy until we hit Glasgow. At this point, we had about an hour and a half until the gate closed and were quite relaxed as we had checked ...
... arrive at the William Wallace monument, ensure you are wearing comfortable shoes as it is one heck of a hike! It's a rough terrain, few railings and unpaved pathways. Have a bottle of water handy and take frequent stops. It may not be too bad for the young visitors, but for the older, just take your time getting up there. Once there, it is worth the view and entering inside.
The views of the Scottish countryside were beautiful. There were ...
... the Forth Bridge that we almost couldn't see the water, but lifted as we got into Edinburgh and became a glorious sunny day. By the end of the morning, the benches and grassy banks of the Princes Street Gardens were lined with happy Edinburghians soaking up the autumnal sunshine.
We walked up the hill to the Castle, becoming more and more jostled by the throngs of tourists. By the time we crossed the Tattoo parade ground at the base of the Castle we could hardly ...
... spur of the moment we ended up jumping on the Hop on Hop off tour here in Glasgow. It's great here, you pay 12 pound and it gives you two days travel on the buses so we did a full circle of the city so that we know now what stops we wish to visit tomorrow. For dinner we went to a Restaurant called Red Onions which had typical Scottish fair ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Devoncove Hotel Glasgow
Having checked out of the Devoncove only last week, i can recall no such issues as in some of the reviews i have read. I found the front desk girls as friendly as ever and very helpful especially as i didn't know the city too well.
My mother & I were booked into the Devoncove Hotel (for 2 separate nights a week apart) on a very lengthy trip through the UK. It was recommended by our travel agent who had been treated royally by the hotel whilst on a Travel Agents trip. On arrival all seemed well - our booking was there and we were checked in by a pleasant young lady (who was indeed all on her own). We were given a room on the 2nd floor, the non-smoking floor, and when we asked for a smoking room were advised that there wasn't one available, so I (the smoker) decided to bite the bullet and do without whilst in our room. On arrival in our room (after noticing the carpets were shabby and the wallpaper in the hallways peeling) my mother discovered that the sink had water in it and the drainplug could not be removed or opened. And the TV would not turn on.
This hotel was to be the first stop in our stay in Glasgow as part of our honeymoon. The hotel was chosen because its website looked good and the staff were helpful when we called, also the hotel is actually in a pretty good location for Glasgow as you need only cut through the Kelvingrove Park to get to the Great West Road etc.
Very poor service, dirty with filty carpets and peeling wallpaper.. unhelpful staff .
Bedding appauling,towles once a week, and constantly asking for the basics, light bulbs and toilet paper. Dead Plants and rubbish under bed( I dropped an item on floor to discover empty water bottles and nut shells)
many Items broken,lift not in use, phones dodgy, hair dryers..it goes on.. as for the water, was like washing in Iron Bru!
so relieved to be back home, and how sad it tainted my view of glasgow
Not very nice atall
Stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and would never ever go back, When we got to our room there were 2 workmen in our room fixing something in the bathroom, which i thought was very odd as that should of been done before we arrived. The rooms were dirty didnt look like they had ever been cleaned. The tv sockets were hanging off the wall, the bed sheets were stained and smelt awful. The bathroom was disgusting and very dirty.
The staff were not very pleasant or helpful, quite far out from the centre (which we told it wasnt)
Would never ever go back not even for one night or on a cheap budget.
Ignore previous reviews!
hotel was easy to find , not far from nightclubs & main pubs. Rooms were large and clean. Booking in was quick. Breakfast was excellent and yes you do have to make your own toast (basically you can have a much or little toast as you want and its a big toaster not a home one!! , the previous review was a bit misleading) . It cost us £60.00 for a double room & full breakfast , try getting this value at the Hilton Grovenor up the road! Definitely recommend to anyone.
I'm afraid I agree with the last review. I booked this hotel for 1 night. The sheets were white cotton and stained. You could see through to the duvet underneath which was covered in blood stains. When I complained the receptionist managed to find a dark blue duvet cover to hide the stained duvet. She had no time to iron the cover. The bathroom smelled sour and the lamps were dusty. Breakfast was ok. I would not recommend this hotel, not even for 1 night.
Bad experience at this hotel
Stayed in this hotle for 2 nights. When we arrived they did not have a record of our booking and only because I had confirmation we were able to get booked in. The room was very basic, the tv did not work properly and only had the basic sky channels (we were told that it would have the sports). The breakfast was serve yourself and was cold. I had to ask for warm toast and tea. Overall we had a bad experience with this hotel and would not stay here again
This hotel needs modernisation. The reception and bar area smelt a little stale.Sheets were clean but bedspreads were stained and the maids could be more paticular with their housekeeping skills.
Breakfast was ok, have to make your own toast. Staff very friendly. Need to take a taxi into city centre for shopping but only costs £3-£4's. Over all ok as a base for a short stay on a budget.
Great Value Glasgow West End Hotel
Excellent value for money. Very convenient for the West End and the City Centre. Very well appointed rooms. Super breakfast and very friendly helpful staff. Tons of secure onsite parking - very scarce in cities these days so a real bonus. A good honest 3 star family owned hotel. I'll be back.