Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
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Our trip from Dunoon to Glasgow involved a ferry from Hunter's Quay across Loch Long to Greenock. Successfully getting on and off the ferry seemed like the final test of our UK driving experience, which we passed with flying (floating?) colors. We made it to Glasgow without incident.
The Hilton Grosvenor, our first official "hotel" of the …
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... and into a garden) across the beautiful river via a lovely footbridge into the big new area of tarted-up riverside where one finds things like the Science Centre and the "Armadillo," a fancy Sydney Opera House rip-off Concert Hall, then some more very ropey inner city suburbs, these increasingly filled with loud and rather drunk groups of celebrating football fans (and the busloads of morose away-team supporters going home disappointed) and then across the motorway on ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
After staying in hotels in Birmingham and Manchester two nights prior to my stay in Glasgow I welcomed the quietness that I experienced in my room here. I chose this hotel based on its location rather than anything else and was happy to find it clean, friendly and welcoming.
Having stayed in many Hilton properties around the world, i can honeslty say that this is the worst one i have come across. Now it has been over a year since my stay, but i'm sure major improvemenst have not been made. From the moment you arrive you are greeted with drooping faces at the reception. Some of the hotels biggest problems are out of the staff's control. Due to the age of the building, reconstruction isn't possible....thus it lacks leisure facilities, a cr park and believe it or not, it doesn't even have air conditioning. One other thing, the elevators seldom worked during my stay. What is teh point in having them
Dark and Gloomy
Some aspects of this hotel are quite pleasant, reception,bar and breakfast area with good choice of breakfast provided.
Very convenient location to shops and bars.
Main complaints were firstly only one of the two lifts was working, with this in rapid decline!! One family did get stuck for a short time. Our real dissapointment though was in our room, which was situated on the rear of the hotel with only one small window. This let in very limited light and NO ventilation. The decor was a suprising choice of dark green for that really gloomy look and was in desperate need of some TLC!
Would not choose to revisit.
Stayed here August 5-9th, 2004. Found it to be about average for the 4-star hotels I stayed in during a 2-week trip through Scotland.
This hotel was the worst place I have ever stayed in!!!!
I had the opportunity to visit Glasgow for a weekend break while in Europe on business for two weeks 04/23/04 thru 04/26/04.
Pretty Good Overall
A very nice hotel overall. Friendly staff, and a beautiful, large bar area overlooking the botanical gardens. Very convenient underground connections to city centre. Rooms are generally average in size, although my friend was put in a very small one which was changed after he complained. Main criticism was that there are only two lifts to serve a rather large hotel - and one of these was out of order!
Avoid the restaurant - horrendously expensive!
Much of this hotel is really lovely, like the lounge bar, but if you've paid a great whack to stay there and find that a wedding is going on in there and you're banished to the draughty lobby, it's not at all funny.
Comfortable hotel in Glasgow
A comfortable hotel in a nice part of Glasgow opposite the Botanical gardens and handy for the University & museums etc.
The staff were friendly and pleasant. The food was fine.
The rooms were comfortable. The provision of tea & coffee items were a bit stingy; only two sachets of coffee, two tea bags etc.
The website promised bathrobes but there were none - very annoying as I would have brought one with me but I trusted the website. Apart from those couple of gripes on the whole I was very pleased with the hotel.
Well now, here is a lovely hotel in Glasgow! I was thoroughly impressed with this hotel. the decor in the foyer is a bit naff ,the rooms were adequate but the staff they are the people who make this hotel the hotel it really is - FANTASTIC! The food would be on a par with most other 4 star Hilton hotels same menu, same wines etc. so if you have been to one you been you know what to expect. The hotel is very well situated in the West End of Glasgow close to the BBC. Great location and Free Parking. I would use this hotel as a business "type" of hotel not as a family hotel because there are no kids facilities and if I were to bring my two to this hotel they would be picking the wallpaper off from sheer boredom.