Travel Blogs from Glasgow
So after our first white knuckled adventure driving from Edinburgh to Glasgow...with only a few minor scratches, Dave and I arrived in Glasgow. Much to our surprise we happened upon the Glasgow Center City festival. With carts of food from all over and tents of shopping as well as street performers galore we were wholly entertained. I must say …
We are now both paranoid about losing anything, missing planes etc. So after our triple check of the room, we leave the hotel at 8.45am to catch our 12.20 flight to London then onto Glasgow. Supposed free wifi at the airport turns out to be 15 mins free wifi, which is not the same at all.
Time here for catching up on writing the blog or …
... it didn't arrive yet.
Friday night there was a volleyball "friendly" from 7-8:30pm so I figured I would go. It was open to the men's and women's volleyball team since the other team was going to be co-ed as well. I arrived and by 7:15 there was only 5 of us girls, no one who knew how to set up the net, and no opposing team so we got ready to leave and of course as soon as we're ready to go, the other team shows. They traveled 2.5 hours for this "friendly" ...
... anyway, because my first day of work was the very next day and I enjoyed it a lot!
Wednesday evening I joined the Bible Read Through group for the first time. It is a great way of meeting and getting to know new people!
I think it is quite funny how every single person I meet has a different accent. This may sound logical, and it probably is. I guess it has just become more obvious since English is not my first language. When speaking Dutch you do not ...
... had gotten a hair cut since his passport photo (he still has his Afro in it). Then all that was left was a final baggage collection before heading down the corridor to the waiting parents and David too. They were (understandably) very excited to see us and there were hugs all round. The seven of us sat down for coffees in arrivals and all chatted a bit about our summers until we were too sleepy to carry on and we headed for the car parks. It was very odd for us to be going ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fraser Suites Glasgow
Just returned from 5 nights at the Frasier Suites in Glasgow, and we really liked it. The room was very spacious (about 450 sq. ft., plus a good-sized bathroom) and nicely furnished. The CD/stereo and DVD player were nice touches. Having the option to do light cooking (using ready-made meals from Marks & Spencer, about 3-4 blocks away) came in very handy. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Our room overlooked the parking garage in back - not pretty, but at least there was no street noise.
This facility is in a pretty good location. You can walk very easily to Buchanan Street for shopping and most everywhere else. The area itself is developing and there were some very good resturants around the corner on Wilson Street. Even a Pancho Villa that was good enough to satisfy that Mexican food craving we all tended to have toward the end of our trip.
My boyfriend and I spent two very happy nights at this hotel. I say hotel, but in fact, it's a single building containing many serviced apartments of a very high quality. Our apartment was very roomy, had contemporary decor, but most of all was spotlessly clean. It featured a kitchenette, which was fully equipped with fridge, cooker and utensils. The bed was large and comfy. The bathroom was also spotless, with bath and power shower. The room also had an internet connection point, a CD/DVD player and Sky. We had breakfast there too, and I can also recommend that.
Good facilities - shame about the drunks
Plus points: location - 10 mins walk from city centre, lots of cafes, shops, supermarkets nearby; nearby car park - 30 secs walk, 6 pounds overnight, enter and exit as many times as you like; very spacious room; firm bed; well-equipped kitchenette.
Minus points: poor management of noisy guests - wakened at 3.00 am by drunk neighbours playing very loud music; 4 complaints to staff and 2 hours later, the music thudded on.
Conclusion: I expect a hotel to observe a reasonable noise curfew so, despite the plus points, I wouldn't stay here again.
Absolutley brilliant suites, highly reccomended !
The suites are close by all amenities and a 2 minute walking distance to argyle street and about 5 minute walk to buchanan street.
One Night Only!
First time for ages that I had stayed in a service appartment and while it was very central and staff were very helpful (Even though they accidently charged us price + deposit) Which was fixed very quickly.
We booked directly through the glasgow website which had VERY diffrent prices to the parent company website.
Our only complaint was we could hear the people walking about in the room above. There was no street noise to speek of.
Convenient & New
Great apartment hotel. Clean and modern rooms, DVD players, kitchens. Only minor complaint is absence of ice or coffee-mnakers.
Very very convenient for Glasgows Merchant City, George Square and central shopping. Large indoor car park nearby and easy to get to. Recommended and already booked to go back.
I am just back a few weeks from a stay in this aparthotel. I was there in August 2004 with my 3 children. We stayed in a 2 bed apartment The kids were thrilled with the luxurious fit out - large screen tv, stereo. The rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated in soft modern style. 4 Star standards. The kitchen had everything you could ask for. There are plenty of supermarkets around the corner including a M & S. Scores of really excellent restaurants with great atmosphere. The only drawback of the room was the awful view of a carpark. Ask for a room not facing into the car park if it would bother you. However, the value for money (£105 per night) and the excellent location more than made up for it. Worth noting is the fact that the streets all around the hotel are being paved so there is a lot of building activity! The people in Glasgow are the friendliest I have met in a long time. A breath of fresh air. Found GOMA rather disappointing as there is not much there at the moment. Science museum kept the 3 kids, aged 14, 11 and 6 going for about 5 hours - well worth a visit if you have kids. Merchant City is the bar and restaurant area. The shopping end is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
I stopped there in March 2004 and the apartment was extremely well equipped, spacious, tastefully decorated and absolutely spotless.
The apartments are in a good location (the Merchant City part of Glasgow) with lots of good bars and restaurants nearby. But I'd ask for one that doesn't overlook the busy Trongate as this was a bit noisy sometimes.
Staff were friendly and helpful.
There's a secure car park very close by and you can get a 10% discount for this.
Finding a king-sized bed in anything but a big chain hotel was difficult, but Somerset has it and much more. They converted from apartment building to hotel about a year ago, and so the rooms are studios or small apts. Updated modern (spare and tasteful, not elaborate) furnishings included TV, stereo, fully equipped kitchen, stove top range, half fridge, dishwasher. Very tall ceilings added a feeling of spaciousness.Complimentary bfst was a nicely done continental with seating at individual tables off the lobby. We had croissants and jam, coffee, fresh fruit.Immaculate. Well located, we walked to shopping and restaurants, People's Palace, Glasgow Cathedral. It's just off Argyll on Albion Street, a block that is still undergoing a lot of refurbishment. Views out the big windows sucked, but who cares? I'd stay again for sure.