Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre - Charing Cross
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... we jumped on the bus, did a city tour and relaxed and took in the views.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPremier Inn Glasgow City Centre - Charing Cross
Not the best Premier Inn I have stayed in. Quite Noisy between rooms, I could hear the neighbours snoring, let alone talking. But handy location, and realistic price makes it worthwhile. I am unlikely to go there again, but if the price is right it may suit you. Housekeeping were pretty lax.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre - Charing Cross
The perfect place to stay! Right beside the tube station which was so handy after a tiring day out and about in glasgow. Only 1 flaw in our stay the fire alarm went off twice in 2 days but that apart everything was spot on. As a hotel bar manager myself and my partner a hotel receptionist we could not fault this place on 1 thing apart from the fire alarm but even at that at least we knew it worked!! We will be going back!!
I went to the premier travel inn in Saint Georges Square recently with 2 of my friends and I have to say we had the time of our lives. The hotel was basic enough but clean and a perfect base for exploring the sights of glasgow (believe me ladies there are many). Glasgow seems to be a popular place for hen and stag parties and there were a few groups staying in our hotel. I would thoroughly recommend the Premier Travel Inn and Scotland for anyone interested in a fun and lively weekend away!
Just as good 2nd time around
I was nervous of visiting this hotel second time around when I realised it was now a Travel Inn. All went really well. 14 if us booked 7 rooms between us. 2 rooms were very small and claustrophobic but when we asked if we could change to the larger style, there was no problem at all. The staff were very friendly. The rooms were very clean and bright. The bar and restaurant were more than adequate. The location of this hotel is perfect for shoppers & socialisers because it is so central. Breakfast is great. Plenty for Vegans and Vegetarians, they even serve Vegan sunflower spread! Overall, Great value for money.
Well, recently i stayed in glasgow for 2 nights, my female friend was on a budget and as we were splitting cost, we decided on this hotel...when we got there, checkin was ok, nothing special, went to the room and the room was so small! and the windows would not open at all, went down to ask to get someone to have a look at it as there was no airconditioning, i was told that it was working before and that i had broken the window, so i walked out of the hotel, when i came back it was open about 5cm, the bedsheets smelled like hadnt been washed in days and half the channels on the tv didnt work, In the morning the staff were nice and helpful, but thats about the only good thing i could say.....and the lifts made a few people feel ill
You get what you pay for with the Premier Lodge - I wouldn't advise it if you are going to be spending any time in the hotel but for a cheap place to stay while you sample all Glasgow has to offer its fine. It struck me as the kind of place stag groups would stay, the naked man running round at 1am confirmed this, but there were no noisy guests so it wasn't a problem. If you are a light sleeper though try not to get a room facing the motorway as the traffic goes by all night.
Very good value for money
Very good value of money given the usual price for such a central location. Very close to Sauchiehall Str and only a short walk away from the SECC and the city centre. Rooms are beautifully arranged and have all the amenities available including an ironing room on one of the floors. One word of warning though - don't pay for breakfast at the hotel - they charge exorbitant prices - just outside the hotel there is a nice little shop run by an elderly and a younger lady (possibly her daughter) with really cheap and wholesome rolls, sandwiches, coffee - the lot.
Hotel was very good value - a special offer from their website which worked out at £33 per night for a double room. Ask for a room not facing the motorway - can be very noisy. Room was perfectly adequate with a comfortable bed. Very convenient location. Staff friendly and efficient. They don't store luggage but the main train and bus stations do.
Best Value Ever
I visit Glasgow on a very regular basis and generally stay here at the Premier Lodge. In terms of service levels its totally adequate, clean with friendly staff and is well situated in the City Centre with superb transport links;
That apart, it must be the best value hotel in Europe; 90% of the times I have been there have stayed on two nights for one making the cost £23 per night (for a double or twin!).
The Premier Lodge Glasgow Centre is a good value limited service budget hotel. I stayed for five nights starting March 11. I had a single room, with a double bed, that was comfortable and of adequate size for one person. I don't think they sell this sized room as a double, but it would be very cramped for two people. A true non-smoking room. A lower floor room facing east, away from the motorway, letting in negligible traffic or city noise. The brief horn sound of trains entering adjacent Charing Cross station was audible. The train from this station (2 minutes to Queen St. Station and 4 minutes to High Street station) was very convenient if you don?t want to do the 10 - 15 minute walk.Breakfast (?6.50 for traditional, ?4.50 for continental) was above average. Having to walk through the stale smokiness of the bar to get to the dining room was off-putting. Makes me assume the bar must be popular at night - surprising given the vast bar, pub and club choices on nearby Sauchiehall Street.Check-in and check-out was quick, efficient and friendly.
Premier rating for the premier lodge
Excellent location, super friendly staff - very family orientated - food was yummy!!! very reasonable, rooms were high standard