Travel Blogs from Glasgow
Well after getting off from the Ferry i decided that i needed to Wet the whistle and head to the Local Bar. I hopped into a taxi and ask for the local.....he seriously drove me 100m and said that would cost 5 Quid. I had to laugh but paid the money. He saw me coming a mile off.
At the Pub i was met with great interest by the locals and the …
Friday morning was an early start, 6:30am (1:30am EST) as we packed up, said goodbye to the owners of Bramble Cottage and made the hour and half journey over to Glasgow to return our car and head to the airport. This was the first time getting to drive through or see any of Glasgow and it looks like a much more modern city ...
... but we still had another hour drive ahead of us to go visit Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument.
Arriving at Stirling Castle we had beautiful sunny weather. It was a bit hefty in terms of admission price at 14 pounds each but it was the only castle we planned on going into so it was fine. It was a neat castle and had some beautiful views but we found Dunluce Castle in Ireland to be more enjoyable. I think seeing castle ruins lets you experience ...
... tickets, redeem our oyster cards (Tube tickets, which worked like a debit card), and then we ended up having to wait like a half an hour. Getting on the train was fun too. We had to walk all the way to the end of the train then there was limited space for our big suitcases. But, the train is really nice. We're in first class and I would recommend it (its probably bigger than our hotel room). There is complimentary wifi, plugs for phones ...
... one of us would go with Liam as they wouldn't let him in on his own. Well for some reason they decided that we could all go in if we paid GBP2.50 each for the planetarium (this saved us about GPD35) so being the scrooge that I am (I'd make a good Scot) we took up their offer. This museum is great if you have more time than we did although we did manage to explore most of the main floor before it closed. This is probably the museum that has engaged Rachel the most ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Brunswick Hotel Glasgow
I stayed at the Brunswick on more than one occassion in the last few months and all I can say is that it was completely different every time I stayed. The food is international and tasty, seved up by kitchen staff that are more than happy to discuss the menu with you. The bar staff were young and lilvely, reception was there for my every need. The rooms may be on the small side but what they lack in space they make up for in style. I didn't need to leave the hotel to find some nightllife as I soon found out that some of the cities top events are actually in the hotel. It reminded me a lot of a trendy European hotel for young professionals who enjoy a little extra to alleviate the boredom of meetings. Having stayed in many hotels in the UK this was the first that gave me a real european vibe without trying to put it on. Dynamic is definitely the key word here.
Brunswick the new black
Wow, what a fabulous trendy hotel. Glasgow has always been at the cutting edge of style but the Brunswick in the old Merchant City blows Malmaison and One Devonshire out of the water. Cool but ever such a warm welcome and great value.
Rude hotel owners
Never have I stayed in such an awful place in all my life! Not only were the owners extremely rude, but they would not let me wait in the hotel bar area for a taxi as it was after closing time. Instead they made me wait out in the pouring rain! The owners act as if they are running a 5 star establishment when its more like a downtown doss-house. Also I found them to be quite aloof as though I was priveleged to be staying in their hotel. Give it a big miss if you are expecting a friendly environment.
Loved the Brunswick
I stayed at the Brunswick in April 2004, and yes the rooms are small, however, mine was immaculate. The television wasn't in a 'box', it was a proper TV! The remote worked! The staff couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming.The bistro serves great, no nonsense food and there was a really great vibe. I would go back for sure! And the location is good for the city cantre.
stinky hotel - will never ever ever ever go there again
My colleagues and I were booked into this hotel (in the loosest sense of the word) for five nights stay by our company. We stayed for one!The rooms are tiny; the décor is a joke; there are stains on the walls and carpet; the tiles in the shoebox of a bathroom are cracked; the walls are paper thin, the staff are unprofessional and pretty clueless and the shower is miniscule! There is no alarm clock, the TV is situated in a box next to the ceiling which means you have to creak your next to see it and the remote control didnt work. To top it off the hotel faces a building site that is very noisy.If you use their web site to check out the place then trust me when I say that the photos of the hotel do not represent an accurate picture of the facilities.
From start to finish the short time at the Brunswick was terrible.
My wife and I stayed at this hotel in late August, 2003. We stayed for two days. After reading a glowing review in Frommers and seeing various other good reviews, we decided to stay here. BIG MISTAKE. When we checked in we were told they were full and we would have one of the "smaller" rooms. Now, I have travelled extensively around the world and I realize that European hotel rooms are not as large as US ones. This one was SMALL. It did not measure more than 8 feet x 8 feet. The bathroom was SO small it was almost unusable. We are talking much smaller than the bathroom on a cruise ship! The room was very dirty.
All the comforts of home
The Brunswick is a great little hotel in the heart of Merchant City. I had the pleasure of staying there on two different occasions and both stays were exceptional. All rooms have been completely remodeled and although small, are very clean. The restaurant serves unique, high quality food in a comfortable atmosphere and at reasonable prices. The staff is extraordinary and go out of their way to assist you. I felt like part of the family. On my next trip to Glasgow I will definately stay at the Brunswick.