Glasgow Marriott Hotel
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Just a quickie ----yesterday was adventurous --we took the London Train to Gatwick and flew into Glasgow. We then joined the bus tour....The first stop was some art museum - we had an hour ---we looked at the Spitfire, a British plane......however after 10 minutes - we were out the door to have our first pint of Scottish brew....Better than the museum!
Left Skye and returned along the road to Lochalsh, over the Skye Bridge.
Not far down the road we stopped to look at Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie. Very picturesque setting. The man with kayaks was just setting up the hire business for this Saturday.
Back into the coach, travelling thru seriously beautiful mountains and glens. …
... up there too, with Charlie joining us. We started to disperse after that as some people had morning classes and the BC kids headed back. At around 11:30 or so everyone left except for Dylan and me, but we took off around midnight when the bar was shutting down anyway and called it a night. Overall though, a great Aussie Day!! January 27- Woke up late (noonish) and went for a walk in the rain. Lecture at 3 and then back to my room for reading, some phone ...
... was no change I could get into that plane. I changed my flight to the next available one 24 hours later (60Euro surcharge) and left surging for a Hotel. I found a room (for 55Euro). I took the flight the next day (which was 1.5 hours delayed) and arrived back in my filthy, beloved Glasgow. Like everybody who knows me assumed it would not remain the only action like ...
... because you weren't allowed to take pictures inside (which I didn't know until taking about 10 haha) oh one of the best and funniest things at the castle, there is this HUGE gun it's called the 1 o'clock gun because it is fired everyday at 1 in the afternoon, Mom and I were there for it so we decided to watch, it was really cool to watch I have it on video, what I also have on video is me jumping afterwards so if you watch the video with me and the camera starts shaking ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGlasgow Marriott Hotel
All good. recommended.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Glasgow Marriott Hotel
Decent value I suppose at £78 a night including breakfast, but the place does need updating and modernising. The decor throughout looks dated and tired. Air conditioning running at full speed was so noisy it made it hard to sleep. The windows looked like they hadn't been cleaned in months. Room with a king bed in it was on the very small side. Mattress and duvet were comfy enough though. The food is distinctly average. Room service breakfast quality was particularly bad but then again it was "free". The location is OK, about 5-10 mins walk to city centre, although as noted by others, the immediate surrounding area is a bit dodgy. I did walk back on my own at 3am though and had no problems. They lock the doors late at night and you have to ring a bell and state your name and room number to be let in. Staff seemed friendly enough for the most part but the place is let down by a distinct feeling of being stuck in a 1980's time warp. Good value if you get a cheap rate, otherwise there are better options nearby.
We didn't get a good chance to see Glasgow as our tour group arrived at the Marriott at 6 p.m. and left the next morning. The room we had (821) was the normal Marriott quality - excellent, Superior First Class.
Six scouse girls on a hen weekend to Glasgow - it was going to be great anyway!!
What a lovely break
It's funny how people can have such different feelings about places they have stayed. We found this hotel to be really delightful. It's about 10 minutes walk from the main shopping routes which gave us a chance to walk off our breakfast which was extensive! We asked for and received our room requirements and we found the staff to be very professional and friendly. The maid service actually checked back with us to make sure the room was ok! Never had that happen before. The only thing I would change would be the lighting around the bar area - very bright! I prefer my bars to be a bit darker! Would definitely stay there again and would recommend it highly. I would agree with the reviewer about getting much better deals from internet sights than directly from the hotel.
Really enjoyed our visit
Visited Glasgow July 2004 and had a chance to stay in this wonderful hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. The Hotel is so close to all major attractions in Glasgow City Centre especially the wonderful Princes Square shopping mall. We will definatley be back some time and have told all our friends about this great Hotel. Thank you to Mr Wood and all your staff for a wonderfull stay.
Nice if not great
Stayed at the Glasgow Marriott for two nights in Aug '04. High points: nice staff, decent food/beverage in bar area, renovated rooms. Low points: housekeeping "forgot" to clean our room, room service food was horrendous. To the hotel's credit, the general manager addressed these issues after the fact and we were satisfied. I'd try this hotel again when in Glasgow as the rooms were quite comfy and quiet.
I stayed at the Glasgow Marriott in July with my daughter and had a great time! We had previously gone as a family of four and on this occasion my 15 year old and me were allocated the very same size of room we had the last time but minus the fold up bed for my son! We had a double bed each and I would say the size and standard of the room was above average. I believe there is refurbishment going on at the moment and our room looked updated in decor from the last time we visited.
Loved the Glasgow Marriott
Last July I stayed at the Glasgow Marriott. It was fantastic! Beautiful hotel, food was great. Nice large rooms (which you do not usually get in the UK). All the staff were so very nice and helpful. I am a frequent visitor to Scotland and I will now only stay at the Glasgow Marriott.
On first entering this hotel, it seems a nice place, however after staying there I was forced to change my mind. The food in the restaurant is definately below standard, the room service food arrives cold, the staff (particularly on the 3rd floor where I stayed) are cheeky, and the general maintenance of the hotel is shoddy.
I stay at the Marriot pretty much every time I go to Glasgow, availability permitting and find the staff helpful and friendly. My biggest grumble is that it's pointless to book a room directly from them, since you will ALWAYS pay more than you'd get from Central Reservations or a third party agent.
Other than that, it's kept very clean and I've never had a problem with the service there.