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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 !
The Hotel is really interesting in that it's built in an old Greek Orthodox Church, extending into a building next door. As a result, there's a great atmosphere when you enter the lobby, which is in the Church part itself
Past this, there's a glamorous-looking 'Champagne Bar' and this is viewed below as you stand at the top of a metal spiral-staircase which goes down to it. Above there's a glass roof over the bar itself. The restaurant is in a room off the bar, which is in the churchy part so is dark and atmospheric.
Despite booking thro' Laterooms, we asked if it was possible for a good room due to my celebrations - we got a lovely sized ground floor room overlooking the road at the side of the building.
The furnishings in the room were stylish in purple and cream checks and in reasonable condition. The CD player was a great asset as we'd brought some CDs and the filter coffee packs supplied were delicious especially when accompanied by the home made mince pies left in the lobby for guests on the Sunday night.
We found our stay to be really relaxed & chilled - the breakfast was excellent, if a little expensive (£12) but it was my birthday - Eggs Benedict highly recommended.
We found the staff really helpful, efficient and accommodating. A message delivered by a friend was awaiting me on arrival; the room request was instant; the cleaner went out of his way to get us more of the delicious coffee for us and when we asked the Reception to help us spring a Birthday surprise for my sister (same birthday as me), they were more than happy to help.
Location-wise ? It's about 10 mins walk downhill to the centre, but close (but not too close) to Bath St & Sauchiehall St in a very elegant area of Glasgow - from one of the junctions near to the hotel you can see mountains to North up one street & mountains to South of the city looking down the other side
Any downside ? Just a few things - furnishings were fine but carpet had a few stains in our room and the busy road outside the room was noisy at times - esp if you opened the veranda glass doors(windows) slightly. If you have a car, parking is a problem as you need to park on street outside & purchase ticket from meter (std Glasgow Street rate) - parking's free on Sunday, but not Mon - Sat up til 6
However, this would not stop us from definitely returning again. An excellent Birthday Weekend !
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.
Great if you're looking for business
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!
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... the other room, thinking it was 5am or something (pitch dark outside....nope blinds were just closed) it was really nearly 11! I got myself together and we made the worst decision of the weekend...Brazilian food for breakfast/lunch after a night out. I learned quickly that Brazilian was hard to stomach let alone with a moderate to severe hangover (just envisioned a commercial for Brazilian food with the disclaimer that says "if you ...
... Maddie H, performed a fun tenor drum bit with some of her school friends that featured some pop music and some traditional. It was very popular and she won the tenor division.
The overall winner was snare drummer from Ireland who was breathtakingly great. I think his name was Gareth McLees. I am sure there will be video on line at some point.
A very entertaining afternoon. It was hosted by a world champion tenor drummer Tyler Fry. He has been ...
... Regional Geography” class. We drove back to Edinburgh to visit Scottish Parliament, which was in a modern building near the Holyrood Palace. I was expecting to see a building at least 500 years old but it was built in 2003! We went on a tour of the building and saw the giant Parliament chamber room and then sat at a large, oddly shaped Oak conference table and met a really friendly and young member of the Scottish Parliament named ...
... over to the west side of Glasgow. We walked down the same shopping street, this time stopping in a few more shops and we ended up buying a few things.. oops. We ended our walk at the University of Glasgow, which is beautiful and resembles Hogwarts almost perfectly! We started heading back to our hostel, stopping every once in a while into a shop, or to take a picture! Our evening was pretty relaxing, and we ...
... the loo's! Kept walking up and down the main street, going between the signs that said Public toilets, before finally seeing them in and entrance in the middle of the street - underground!!
After this pitstop we continued heading west where we saw 5 more castle- it was like 'oh look there's a castle' 'no look over here, here's a castle'. Amazing to see them just there.
But soon enough we were in Scotland! Yay! Scotland!
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