Millennium Hotel Glasgow
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I am so excited about going to Australia and becoming a teenager. It shall be great. Santa will come and he will give me lots of present, I hope! I've got one more day of school left and then we are driving to Manchester to get our flight at 2pm on Thursday. I think the flight is going to really bad because its 24 hours long. What am I going to do? I hope there will be a lot of movies and nice food. ...
... go somewhere just because it's pre booked. We have a few books on brazil and South America so I think we will be relying on them a lot while we are there. I have also got a very fitting travel journal to write everything so as I can put it on the blog later. I have created this so as family and friends can keep up with our progress and we can remember everything too. The plan so far is once ...
... onto presumably relatives for dear life.
I'm sure people must have been thinking I was a tad deranged as I skipped merrily towards the departure gate with a huge grin on my face! Ironically, the sun was out in Glasgow for once, I figured in mockery for me flying out. But even the blue skies couldn't put a smile on the faces of those in the Departure lounge. The rows of sombre faces were more reminiscent of mourners at a funeral than a lucky bunch ...
... it was pretty good. Sunday. We meet Aunty Ann Marie's husband Jack and have a quick chat with him. Off we go to the Science Centre holy moly what a place, we all love it so interactive and so much fun. We go into the planetarium and watch a Glasgow under the stars show, we enjoyed the whole day. Bus back and ready to go to Aunty Anne Marie's for dinner, Jack picks us up and we meet the last of Karlyn's cousins Ava. We had a great night, with ...
... people from Scotland had told us that prestwick would take us 10 minutes to walk through. The center of town was very cute, a small garden called Boyd’s gardens (coincidentally Holly’s brothers name!). We managed to buy the only Prestwick postcard and send it from the postoffice to Jan and then went off to explore.
Once we had taken the standard amount of photos in the gardens we decided it was time for a drink in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Millennium Hotel Glasgow
Nothing wrong bar the price
I've stayed in a few hotels in Glasgow and this is by far the most expensive I've stayed in, but certainly not the best. The location is fantastic, but it is the best thing about the Hotel.
The rooms are average, breakfast was average at best and horrifically expensive (£15 each!) and the lobby area just doesn't give the impression of an expensive Hotel.
There are several hotels in Glasgow offering identical accomodation and better food for 1/3 of the price.
my wife and I stayed here as the last night in scotland. the hotel is located in a great area. shopping district is walking distance. george square was entertaining to people watch as we enjoyed a drink or two at the bar. the room was basic and a little dark. it is true, the windows did not open which was unfortunate as our bathroom looked out onto george square but we could not see it because of the privacy glass. my mother also stayed in another room which was above a night club with loud music through the night. the hotel is a quick walk to the airport shuttle which was a good option for return. overall, we were happy with our night stay as we did got a great rate online for a downtown hotel.
Could not get away fast enough
I booked the Millenium Copthorne under recommendation from a Glaswegian who lived there ten years age. What an utter disappointment. Arrived late at night and could not get in. Had to stand at front door for 30 minutes waiting on some-one to open it with my car parked on the main thoroughfare. Then I had to drive one mile away on my own as a female at 1.30am to park it in a 'nearby'car park - what a joke. Room absolutely filthy and decor outdated by at least 20 years. Windows would not open, net curtains filthy, bath filthy,carpet filthy,windowas filthy. Went to reception to ask to pay for another room -had none By the way very few staff speak English. However worst of all was the constant noise outside the wincow at night whi ch sounded like an air conditioning unit. Lost three nights sleep and could not wait to get away. A complete dump - they should be paying you to stay in it!!!
Cant Beat This Location
Have stayed in the Millennium many times and, from a location point of view, you cannot beat it. Yes, the rooms are getting a bit tired and could do with a bit of a re-vamp but they're clean and our last trip last week really was very good. We got a great deal - 2 single rooms for 70 pounds each B&B per night. Presumably it was because the hotel was quiet but we each ended up with huge double rooms. Very comfortable beds. The bathroom was the size of an average single room in some other hotels. My room did overlook Queen Street Station but I wasn't back in my home town for the views and there must be some sort of sound proofing because I wasn't kept awake. Breakfast was fine both mornings and much improved on the fiasco they had going on last year. The reception staff were all very friendly and pleasant. I didnt eat there this time around so cannot comment on the restaurant. Drinks prices are wee bit dear but after witnessing a horrendous fight in a nearby bar, we really didnt care how much they charged us once we were safe!
Mediocre hotel in good location
I wasn't expecting much when I stayed at this hotel but what we actually got was probably even worse. It really isn't that great, I have to be honest. There were some Christmas parties going on when we arrived, so if you do book, make sure you have a room on a higher floor, as this will help you escape the noise. We upgraded to a better room overlooking the square and it was so worth it. Definitely do it if you can, as we saw the smaller rooms and a lot of them had views over the train station and generators of the hotel. Our room was huge, with a six foot bed which was good. Overall however, the hotel is tired, needs a huge revamp, some tlc and some more staff. Breakfast was fine, if a little hectic and the bar area looks good from a distance but less clean close up.
Very nice hotel
I have stayed at this hotel several times over the past 2 years, and each time have enjoyed my stay.
There is a big difference in the rooms however; the first time we had a very nice room in the new part of the hotel. Although this room as quite small, the furnishings were very nice. The next time we stayed, the room was in the 'old' part of the hotel. Different room, but still very nice. Large room, with a large bathroom. The last time we stayed, we had booked 4 rooms. All of the rooms were very small, and some of them had tiny windows. This was a bit of a disappointment, given that we'd had 'better' rooms thus far.
But: the rooms were clean all the time, and the location of this hotel is excellent! Besides, we did not come to Glasgow to stay in our room all the time.
The bar downstairs looks out onto George square and is great for people watching. There is a breakfast buffet, unfortunately only with cold items - but a fairly large selection. Hot breakfast can be ordered.
Next year we will go to Glasgow again, and we will stay at the Millennium again. Hopefully the room will be a bit bigger than last time, but even if not, I am sure we will enjoy our stay.
Four start...must be joking!
We stayed in this hotel last weekend and how we wished we hadn't! The hotel was described as four star delux and therefore we expected it to be excellent - it wasn't.
The reception area is very modern and inviting, we thought it was going to be lovely from the welcome we got. However, our room was small, dark, and not very welcoming. There was a tiny window in the room which we just couldn't open, even when my husband and I tried to open it together. Maybe it was a good thing as the noise from the train station right underneath the window may have been too much! The window in the bathroom did open a little, but then allowed no privacy. The net curtains looked like they'd not been cleaned in years, as did the normal curtains. The woodchip wallpaper was obviously once cream, but was dirty and coming off in places. The bath and shower however were fine. The bed was clean, and there were tea and coffee making facilities in the room too (but I would expect that from any hotel). The decor was just so old and dirty looking that we just couldn't relax at all.
I've had a much better hotel experience in a two star hotel...I will NEVER stay here again.
Could try harder
I am not too sure on this hotel as it failed to overly impress me. There seemed to be two types of room available with this chain; executive and standard and the differences seemed to be immense. I stayed in a standard room as I was paying and I immediately realised that this room was far from the standard that I have received in other hotels. The windows in the room did not open fully, I assume that it was designed like this to mute the noise of the train station which was immediately next door, what a nice view!The room itself was comfortable but not exceptional, there was a kettle and tea and coffee, ironing board, safe and very limited drawer space for clothes. I noticed that executive also received water and biscuits, something which most hotels give to all there rooms?!? The brochure explaining the hotels policies and menus highlighted the fact that the mini bar was complementary, its a shame that I didnt find it in my room.The bathroom was a good size and reasonably clean apart from some dust. I was greatly disappointed by the bath water which was a green/yellow colour.The bar was excellent and gave good views over the square, the staff seemed capable but a smile wouldnt have harmed them. The price of drinks at the bar was ridiculous when you can get cheaper drinks in a more comfortable and friendly bar somewhere else in Glasgow. You pay for the location I guess, but there is a Weatherspoon opposite which had the location and cheaper drinks.As for breakfast; that held up the hotel as we were entailed to both a cold and cooked breakfast. Only two days out of the four did we get teaspoons, which is quite good for hotels! The only fault with the breakfast was the staff seemed to be rather inexperienced.Overall this hotel left me with mixed feelings and I think I will try somewhere else next time I visit Glasgow. The staff were very kind and helpful where they could be. They could try harder to impress those who are in standard class as well as those in executive.
Nice but not great!
We went to this hotel for a weekend, even though we live in glasgow iv always wanted to sit in the bar looking out onto George square people watching so we booked in, really nice staff, the bar with the glass front is really nice to sit in day or night and watch glasgow pass by! The room we had could have been better but the bathroom was huge, really i could not fault the hotel. It by far the best locattion for anyone visiting glasgow.
OK Rooms, Good Bar
This is a chain hotel which could be better, but has some redeeming features.Superb location, and a great base for seeing Glasgow.The reception staff were excellent. But the bar staff seemed inexperienced, it took us a while to get served and ages for the ordered drinks to arrive (even though they were not busy).The Bathroom was clean, but still seemed slightly grimy and not that plush.Again the room was spacious, clean and functional, with a good bed and 2 chairs - but still did not seem comfortable.There was also some noise from the train station to the back, but nothing excessive for a city centre hotel.The breakfast was only a cold buffet, which was disappointing. We were on a weekend saver deal, but I still expected hot food for the price charged (hot food was available at the usual extortionate extra cost).this hotel borders on being worth only 2 'points'. But a major redeeming feature is the seating area in the bar, which has a conservatory facing onto a central square. This area is great for sipping a cocktails (or McEwans export) and watching the Glaswegian world go by.I would possibly stay here again, but my feelings about the place are mixed. The reception and bar are great, but the rooms and breakfast are average at best.