Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre - Theatreland
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This was a day we slept in a little bit. Of course M and C were up and moving before anyone. They made it down to breakfast without a problem. I made it down to breakfast right before they started putting up the food. Z did not make it down so I brought him up an apple but C ate it for him.
M, C, and I decided to …
Travel by Scotrail to Edinburgh (50 min).
Tour Mary King's Close in the morning.
Tour Edinburgh Castle in the afternoon
We had to be up relatively early so we could catch the train to Edinburgh by 0930. We had breakfast at the hotel in Scotland, a very traditional Scottish buffet/breakfast in case you were interested.
When we …
... of Glasgow and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, which subsequently became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century. From the 18th century the city also grew as one of ...
... seeing some of the buildings designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and they did not disappoint. The highlights of the day were the gothic Glasgow Cathedral and its hilltop Necropolis, the famous Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (where I received a personalized guided tour by a friendly and knowledgeable volunteer), and (another guided tour of) the Glasgow School of Art, widely considered Mackintosh's masterpiece.
... they could see us skiing a bit so they knew what to work on. After a while, they moved Lindsay up to Advanced (she's been skiing for years and used to race) and then we got to go to the top of the smaller slope. It was a lot of fun, very different from being on actual snow, but I didn't fall down and basically got my ski legs back! After about 40 minutes they moved us over to the bigger slope. Rather than a ski lift we had the kind where you grab the long pole ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express Glasgow City Centre - Theatreland
Aircon - What a racket - and not even the Hotels!
I have read that if sleeping on the road side that the traffic noise is bad - try the first floor across the corridor - The air con from the building opposite is dreadful! As soon as we booked in we walked the short walk to Buchanan street Boots and bought some ear plugs...If this doesn't bother you, you will enjoy the location, modern decor and breakfast....
Mine has been a terrible experience - not so much on the hotel itself (because eventually I did not stay), but on the web design and the way the management handles my complaint.
I stayed here with a friend of mine when we were unable to get at a room at the 5* Hilton or 4* Langs Hotel. Although it was not our first or second choice, it was fine for the money. The rooms are pretty small, but very clean and functional. No bath, but a good shower. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was nothing great, but perfectly acceptable given the B&B rate. The hotel is in an excellent location just a few minutes from central Glasgow and all of the pubs, restaurants and entertainment. As other reviewers have noted, it can be nosy if you get a room at the front, with sirens blaring all night long. If you're looking for a romantic hotel break or a special treat then this is not really the place, but if you want somewhere clean and functional to use as a base then you can't go wrong with the Holiday Inn Express.
Too much traffic noice
We had a room on 1st floor, facing a very wide street, with lots of noice trough the nigth. Get a room on the other side of the hotel.
Beds hard like rock
Payed £ 52 double room incl continental breakfast.
Too far to walk there from the train station if you have a heavy suitcase, taxi will cost just £ 2,00.
This hotel is very close to the shops, nightlife, train station and bus station, which is why we chose to stay here last weekend. However, what they don't tell you on the Holiday Inn website is that the hotel is situated on a very busy junction which seems to be the only route for emergency vehicles into the city centre. It was impossible to get a good nights sleep in this hotel Thankfully we were only there for two nights.
Great value & location
Just back from a 2 day Christmas shopping trip & stayed overnight at this hotel with my 2 teenage daughters. Superb value @ £52 per room per night including continental b'fast. Room was small but very clean & comfortable. Staff were friendly & we could leave our luggage which meant we could make the most of our 2nd shopping day. Location is excellent - short walk to Buchanan St Bus Station for the airport bus. Also convenient to main shopping areas such as Buchanan Galleries, Suuchiehall St etc. I would certainly stay here again - good value, good location.
One man's poison (bad hotel) is another woman's....
We nearly didn't go this hotel at all, because my husband had booked it 'blind' on the internet, and when I checked on Trip Advisor to see the comments they were not good - to say the least!
However, after staying at the hotel for 2 nights earlier this week, we're wondering if the people that left the previous comments were staying somewhere else!
The staff could not have been more courteous, efficient and helpful and the room we had was very nice (albeit an 'executive suite' at higher cost) - but we were shown the standard room we had originally booked and it looked fine too, if a little small.
It's true that it is noisy outside if the bedroom windows are left open but for CCF (convenience, cleanliness and friendliness) it would be hard to beat - in our opinion!
I've stayed several times at the Holiday Inn Express on West Nile Street, Glasgow and am just back from a trip there.
Superb value in Glasgow's Theatreland
Sparkling clean, very comfortable and clearly very well managed - superb value budget hotel so convenient for all Galsgow's highlights. Spoilt for choice right on the doorstep for seriously good food, with the hotel's own excellent bistro adjoining - and famous La Bonne Auberge virtually next door. Look no further in Glasgow for a great hospitality experience from a great brand. I'll be back!!!
Good value hotel
This was a nice hotel, clean, and comfortable. However, the Holiday Inn Express implies that you must do certain things yourself such as transporting luggage, and delivering room service. It is a good place to stay based on value and cleanliness.
It is located about 12 minutes from Central Station and the main promenade areas and 5 minutes from Queen Street Station.