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Our accommodation tonight is at the Radisson Blu Hotel. After meeting with the group for dinner we headed for a brief exploration of Glasgow’s Central Station nearby. The lovely staff allowed us to watch several trains arriving and departing from the main platform area. Virgin trains provide regular services to London throughout each day taking a picturesque four hour trip to the UK capital.
... and platforms covered in snow, later the sun came out showing off Scotland's beauty! We pulled into Glasgow around 3:30 and walked about 3km to our accommodation, Smiths Hotel. After sorting ourselves out, hot showers and rested we walked down to the pub for dinner. It was buy one main and get the other for £1, bargain! We both had fish and chips with mushy peas, our first experience of mushy peas! Yuck. Friday (24th) we are lucky enough to have breakfast ...
... before a ten hour flight :( About 2.30 we head back to LAX finally check in and discover we've been allocated two seats together in the middle four. SUCKS. Despite our best pleading and wheedling tho, this can't be changed so we resign ourselves to it. We charge our phones, but a bunch of sweets and treats and water, and nap. Then board at 4.30 for the longest leg of our journey. London, here we ...
... opening the jar knowing that the last person to go in there was almost certainly a compatriot. One feels one should leave a little note saying "Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi!"
Pollok Park is a huge ex-country-estate, part of which has been used for the Burrell Collection building, although Pollock House, managed by the National Trust, is there as well; as are an important herd of pedigree Highland coos - all with rather symmetrical horns and ...
... massacre was a clear example of such.
Though the command of superior officers be very absolute, yet no command against the laws of nature is binding; so that a soldier, retaining his commission, ought to refuse to execute any barbarity, as if a soldier should be commanded to shoot a man passing by inoffensively, upon the street, no ...
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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.