Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
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... back to 1G Bryson Street, where we used to live, which is now town houses and not apartments. It was funny to see how small a place Faifley really is, we thought it was so big when we were small but it wasn't everything was not that far away. Not much had changed in 15 years but it was cool to see the place again.
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... was in surprisingly good shape and I have to admit to enjoying all the Monty Python paraphernalia in the gift shop. The portable audio guide included descriptions of scenes filmed in the various rooms, complete with audio from the film. I really enjoyed it, and Anna was immediately clamoring the see the movie -- something which we fulfilled a couple days after we returned to Virginia. For the record, she laughed her head off.
... ve known it was coming for about a week now, Glasgow being pretty much the last place in the U.K. to get hit. North and South of here have had snow for a few days now. We only got about an inch of snow but there have been reports of accidents, and the radio is advising that people stay home and if they need to go out, that they stick to the main roads. Maybe if this keeps up there will be a snow day next week and we can get the day off from school! ...
We arrived at the airport at 7am on the dot, which really felt like 2am. Neither Andrew nor myself slept very much on the plane, which kind of negated our brilliant plan to sleep only 3-4 hours the night before. I think the best sleep I got was when Andrew was sprawled out on the food trays in front of us, and i was able to lay my head on his back.
So, things were kind of confusing at the airport. The ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHoliday Inn Glasgow Airport
The hotel is just across the road from the airport. As we were returning a hire car to Hertz at the airport and flying out of Glasgow a couple of days later, the location was very convenie. The hotel is very comfortable, but is a little bit tired.
I would give a extra star if:
1. The air conditioning wasn't so noisy that I had to turn it off.
2. The bathroom was provided some some shelves
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
There are some good points about this hotel. It is within easy walking distance from the Airport (directly across the street) and my roof didn't leak while I was there. So having pointed out the better qualities I feel better about commenting on some of the issues. The place literally stinks. It smells of moldy carpets and old wood. The decor is straight out of 1955 which is OK but the in-room menu is also from that period. A "roast beef sandwich with thick chips" is actually 2 pieces of white bread with a little mayo, a very few slices of deli beef and some Doritos. Something an 8 year old might make for lunch. And there are no local restaurants other than what the airport has to offer. A taxi ride into Glasgow takes about 15 min and costs about 22 pounds each way. So you should budget an extra 100 quid per day to your dinning budget.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport
Won't stay here again
There is little to no parking on the hotel grounds - be prepared to park at the airport. The check-in process at this hotel took about 25 minutes, and the desk help seemed to be new at their jobs, or ambivalent. Or both.
The rooms were fine - typical of the UK. However, you can get the same room across the motorway for half the price at the Premier Travel Inn.
The bar was crowded and noisy. The two man band/karaoke guys were terrible.
Breakfast was the show stopper though. I had a bowl of cereal and a cup of coffee from the buffet. They only have one charge option, though, so they charged me 15 pounds for a cereal and coffee. I tried to complain at checkout, but the same two morons from the night before were still at the dsk and were incapable of helping.
Excellent airport location
Stayed at this hotel the last night prior to returning home to Canada. The location across from the airport was excellent - 33 steps and you were in the terminal building. The car rental return was just across the street. As mentioned by others the car park has very limited parking space so this could be a problem if you have a car. I was a bit apprehensive about the rooms being noisy as the hotel is so close to the airport but the building is well built and you couldn't hear any aircraft noise. The rooms are on the small side but very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was spotless. Neutrogena toiletries were provided as well as bath robes, slippers, hairdryer and a trouser press. There is a complimentary shuttle bus to the nearest shopping centre as well as downtown Glasgow. The driver was very courteous and friendly. We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on the food although we were provided a discount ticket for breakfast when we checked in. I would definitely stay again if flying out of Glasgow.
Dreadful airport hotel
Very tired decor and peeling wallpaper. Dirty and rooms small. Restaurant was an absolute joke - my daughters food was uncooked and inedible. The waitress agreed and I was refunded.
Only stay here if you need an early flight - excellent location across from terminal.
Good location for airport
stayed her several times all on business. very handy for airport as 3 minute walk away. car park is small though. rooms good and i have never yet had my sleep disturbed. food is Ok and so are the staff. no pool etc though.
Extremely nice, modern & clean.
We were accommodated here when US Airways cancelled our flight, so we were not in the best of moods; but this hotel raised our spirits. The room was clean and bright with a view, with a spotless white tile bathroom. The AC actually cooled even though it was autumn. We were wary of the group style meals the airline provided, but both lunch and dinner were delicious, with several choices. The regular breakfast buffet we were allowed was excellent and varied. This actually turned out to be one of the better hotels on our very enjoyable Scotland tour. We took the convenient local bus into nearby Paisley for some last minute pub crawling. By the way, this was the regular Holiday Inn, not the nearby H.I. Express.
Holiday Inn glasgow airport
Worst airport hotel I've ever stayed in. Bathroom ceiling was flaking, mould under the bath mat and around the bath edge. Room was very small and I was glad I was only staying 1 night.
Big queue at reception to check in. Check-in staff were friendly and professional however I wouldn't stay here again given a choice.
The car park at the front of the hotel is very small and people were parking all over the place.
It was expensive too - not to usual Holiday inn standards in my opinion.
Perfect Airport Location
Clean and classic, this hotel was not meant to be charming but rather, convenient. It certainly was that. We booked this hotel for the last night of our vacation, and paid just a song for a huge family room with one full bath and one half bath. High quality bed linens, excellent mattresses, and Neutrogena toiletries gave it an extra touch. It was utterly spotless. After two weeks on the road, it felt like heaven, and we saved enough on our car rental to cover the cost. The air conditioning was fully adjustable, and when cranked up, it could have frozen ice cubes. (And don't let anyone convince you it doesn't get hot in Scotland.) The restaurant service was stellar, the food not bad. Our rooms were soothing and soundproof, though the terminal is literally across the street. The rooms were also a decent size -- your typical Holiday Inn. Checking in at the airport is a breeze, and so much less stressful than fighting traffic. The front staff was a little cool, but very competent. Budget Rent-a-Car was literally next door, the others just a few steps away. For a great airport location, I can't recommend this hotel highly enough.
Nice room staff very nice, convenient to airport. Food was okay but over priced.
Well maybe I got the worst room in the place because my opinion of the hotel differs a bit from the previous reviewer's. The hotel itself is extremely convenient to the airport and the free coaches into the city.
Cross the street and you're there.
HOWEVER... the parking lot was under some kind of construction and we never did find our way in. We simply returned the rental car and the car hire company dropped us off at the hotel. The building was overflowing with people, mostly business, the day I was there. That meant lines. In fact, I rang the front desk three times without getting an answer. I finally gave up. Visitors can expect to wait in line here and there. I'm a Priority Club member and I'm used to getting a little extra at Holiday Inns because of it. I really didn't feel all that "special" in this Holiday Inn even though my reservation was made nearly 6 months ago. No express checkout, no morning paper, nothing.
When we saw the line for breakfast, we simply left.
I did not find the hotel overly clean and our room was small with a heavily used appearance. The bathroom (which I did not find as large as the previous reviewer) did appear to be fairly clean and was well stocked with towels. The entire first floor lobby, restaurant, bar, lounges, etc. were horribly smoky at all hours. The food in both the bar and restaurant weren't all that great.
I would say that if you are looking for convenience to the airport, this is certainly the best choice. However, if you are just arriving in Glasgow for a vacation, there would be much better choices. I would stay there again for my last night in Glasgow because of the convenience to the airport. But I would not have any expectations other than a bed and a shower.
We chose this hotel as a convenience in order to fly out on an early flight the next morning. It was very inexpensive and right at the airport so I was surprised at how great everything was. It is a very busy hotel full of business people, airline employees, vacationers and locals. Our room was perfect, clean, desk, hairdryer, big bathroom. The restaurant, on the night we were there, was a set menu, not ala cart. So we decided to eat in the pub where they had a large selection of sandwiches. Then at 9pm a local entertainer got on stage and sang some great songs. This was a perfect surprise after a long day's drive and before a good night's sleep.