Travel Blogs from Glasgow
... be going into! So we all piled into the cave, very meticulously, as you had to navigate sideways for the most part and then hoist yourself up into the out cove. It was pretty cool to be in there until we had to get out. There was a very narrow way that you could go through which entailed going down backwards/sideways at first and then halfway down, switching around so that you're sitting on your butt and then turn yourself and laying on your back as you squeeze through a small ...
... outside - long and low, like an upturned boat - but the whole of the one long side is a curtain of glass, with gorgeous woodland planted close outside so the artworks seem to be standing in a golden wooded glade. It is quite hard to look at the art because the setting is so beautiful.
Upstairs, where the paintings are hung in proper darker spaces with solid walls, at least half of the rooms were empty of everything except buckets collecting sad plips ...
... an overdose lead to their breakup. Their was a special tribute to John Lennon, and his music post-Beatles. All along we are hearing recordings of their family and friends, and some early recordings of their music. Kind of spooky were the life-sized wax figures. I saw a pair of hose, that I once bought with my babysitting money, with silhouettes of the Beatles printed on them.
From there, we drove to an area known as ...
... on the footpaths. Walking thru Hillside, Partick and CBD on all three days. Weather was not too bad with patches of sunshine about but mostly cloudy and coolish, with an occasional spray of rain. For August though, I'd rather thought it might have been warmer but the heat wave of the previous few weeks was definitely finished. Breakfast was good at the hotel which mostly saw me through to dinner, when ...
... to the National Gallery of Edinburgh. We stopped for directions there, then turned back the other way to find the info centre. We went in and got a bunch of brochures and maps and that sort of thing, then we headed back across the bridge to find some lunch. We found a little cafe called Viva Mexico, and went in for some Mexican! Darren and I got something called a chimichanga, which was absolutely delicious. Like a burrito, but deep fried then covered in guacamole, cheese ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Malmaison Hotel Glasgow
Was rather worried after last few reviews that we'd made a mistake booking this hotel for a Birthday weekend in December, especially with us being well-travelled fusspots, but fortunately our worries were in vain !
We stayed November 4th and were very disappointed with the room - on the small side, chipped furniture, draughty, and stained shower curtain. Very expensive for what it was. Apparently it is being refurbished in the next couple of months - about time too.
Stayed here for a weekend for my boyfriend, and we were pretty disappointed. Our room was really very small and the decor was looking pretty tired. There were stains on our shower curtain, the toilet seat was badly cracked and the decor in the room itself just looked a bit old and like it needed some re-vamping. Other than that, the staff were friendly but like many hotels breakfast was not included and costs a fortune! All in all, I would not return. There are lots of new trendy hotels in Glasgow and Malmaison is going to have to raise its game to keep up.
My husband and I just wanted to spend one night in a "nice" hotel, so booked the Malmaison. It was fine, but just that. The room was okay - but nothing special. The decor in the place was dull and dark - we could see no real plan to the style of the place. Perhaps that is "trendy". Staff were friendly enough, but I am afraid we will not be returning.
When I checked in, I was assigned an accessible room, which was spacious enough but I did not ask for this and all the fixtures and fittings in the bathroom were close to the floor in pretty inaccesible places for a 6'2" male. That said, it was clean enough, and the bed was very comfortable, although otherwise the room was nothing special. In fact, "nothing special" sums up my experience of this hotel quite accurately. It was very cold when I was there and the hotel is to say the least, a bracing walk from the city centre. Also, it is impossible to walk any more then 3 blocks from the hotel in any direction after dark without being made various unsolicited offers from not so young ladies who look as though they could do with a jolly good bath. In fairness, this is a problem in all parts of central Glasgow. I have stayed at the Hilton before and whilst the Malmaison gets one thumb up, I would recommend the Hilton as the first choice for your visit to this handsome city.
Almost perfectly chilled!!
As a single female business traveller, I loved this hotel. The rooms are not massive, but there's lots of hanging and storage space. Open the wardrobe and you also find the iron and board, and kettle, tea, herbal infusions, coffee and hot chocolate. There's a CD Player above the mini bar and the Mal even provides it own CD - very chill out. Lots of lovely toiletries in the bathroom and the snacks and ready mix cocktails in the minibar are irresistible! The food in the restaurant and I can recommend the eggs benedict for breakfast. The Reception staff are all friendly and helpful. The only small negative might be that there is a bit of road-noise, depending on what room you get. In any case, I will definately be back!
Wow - what can I say about this fantastic hotel. Great rooms, great beds and CD players. CD library could be doing with a few more CD's but the Malmaison music is OK. Location is perfect for both business or pleasure. I brought my partner and they could walk to main shopping and art quarters within 5 minutes. The staff are incredibly friendly but i suppose you can give that perosnal touch in a smaller hotel as they don't have too many people all wanting attention. Food was brilliant and the ambience in their Brasserie was strangely french and laid-back.
v.v.v.v good hotel.
Not for the Driver !
Nightmare to find in car around Glasgow's one way system, then no parking at all at the hotel, you have to park 15 - 20 mins walk away in an expensive NCP. The rooms themselves are of a good standard if a little small. Nice enough place to stay if you are on public transport.
Wonderful hip hotel
I've stayed at Malmaison twice now, on 2 trips to Glasgow about 2 years apart. Both times it was great. The hotel is quiet, friendly, and very comfortable. The rooms are a good size, distinctively furnished, with great amenities like cd players in the rooms. Any hotel whose "do not disturb" sign for the door actually reads "Leave Me Alone" is ok by me. ;)
Hint: call the hotel directly for the best rates, I've found better prices by calling them then I have online or via travel agents.
Fantastic. Not cheap but great location, wonderful rooms, lovely beds, great decor and the staff were really helpful.
Not a great collection of CD's though - take your own!