Glasgow Hotel Review – The Merchant City Inn

www.hotels.tv/Glasgow is delighted to bring you another Glasgow hotel review – in the spotlight this time is the Merchant City Inn, 52 Virginia Street, Glasgow G1 1TY. Its location is in the heart of Glasgow City centre,

Wooden floors and basic rooms at the Merchant City Inn

 

We’ve had access to the Merchant City Inn and met its Manager, Janice Joyes, to understand directly from her what this hotel is all about. We’ve also been on a tour of its facilities and rooms and bring you the inside track on the standard you can expect when you go to stay there on our website www.hotels.tv/glasgow. But first here, a quick summary of the main points we took in during our visit and a score out of 100 for the Merchant City Inn, a budget Glasgow Hotel:

Criteria Comments Score out of 10
Location In the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City, ideal for city centre visitors. 8
First Impression – decor Impressive exterior courtyard, small entrance but a roomy and adequate Reception area 6
First Impression – welcome Friendly helpful staff 8
Hotel Cleanliness Excellent throughout – the whole hotel was fresh and clean 9
Business Facilities None – this is a bed and breakfast establishment n/a
Rooms Basic but clean. Ensuites are in need of refreshing though. 5
Restaurant/Bar Lovely basement restaurant serving continental and cooked breakfast only 7
Things we like Basement restaurant, basic but clean accommodation, location in city centre, the spiral staircase 8
Things you might not know The building used to be a tobacco warehouse 300 years ago! n/a
Things we don’t like Close to city centre night clubs, so can be noisy. 5
Total Situated in the heart of Glasgow city centre, basic but clean budget accommodation. 56

The entrance is part of a turret!

 

So there you are, an 56% score for the Merchant City Inn, reflective of its lack of business facilities and basic accommodation rather than anything particularly negative!

 

Have you stayed in the Merchant City Inn? Do you agree with the scores and views expressed above? If so I’d love to hear from you to share your views and opinions!

Remember, for the in-depth review, and more “things you didn’t know” visit www.hotels.tv/glasgow, where you’ll find information unique to www.hotels.tv and not available anywhere else!

Some of it will raise your eyebrows and some will make you want to book directly via www.hotels.tv/glasgow

 

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Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club – Glasgow Hotels Reviews

www.hotels.tv/Glasgow is delighted to bring you another Glasgow hotel review - in the spotlight this time is the Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club in Paisley Road, Renfrew. Its location is just about 5 miles west of Glasgow City centre, and it’s less than 2 miles from Glasgow airport and 5 minutes from Breahead Shopping Centre.

We’ve had access to the hotel and met with its Sales and Marketing Director, to understand directly from her what this hotel is all about. We’ve also been on a tour of its facilities and rooms and bring you the inside track on the standard you can expect when you go to stay there on our website www.hotels.tv/glasgow. But first here, a quick summary of the main points we took in during our visit and a score out of 100 for the hotel:

Criteria Comments Score out of 10
Location 5 miles from the city centre, so not for those wanting to enjoy the delights of Glasgow on foot, however ideal for those returning from holiday or on business and needing a quick getaway from Glasgow airport 6
First Impression – decor Scruffy main entrance, gets better in the Reception area 6
First Impression – welcome Friendly helpful staff 10
Hotel Cleanliness Excellent throughout – the whole hotel was fresh and clean 9
Business Facilities Plenty of space, all IT-friendly and very flexible meeting rooms 9
Rooms Good standard and choice of room types. Good for those wanting a good standard but not the “square” room types” 8
Restaurant Choice of 2 restaurants, a Carvery/Grill and a Bistro/Gourmet offers something for everyone. Plenty space too. 8
Bar Choice of 2 bars, Harry’s Bar and the Cocktail Bar, open until the last resident retires to bed! 9
Things you might not know Many of the world’s finest Pipe Bands stay here for the annual World Pipe Band Chanpionships! This backs up the fact that the hotel is excellent for groups! 8
Unique Selling Point Close to Glasgow Airport and Braehead Shopping Centre, ideal if you want somewhere outside the city centre with all the facilities 8
Total Uniquely situated and a good 4* standard hotel and leisure club. 81

 

So there you are, an 81% score for the Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club! Top score so far!

The Cocktail Bar

Have you stayed in the Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club in Renfrew? Do you agree with the scores and views expressed above? If so I’d love to hear from you to share your views and opinions!

Remember, for the in-depth review, and more “things you didn’t know” visit www.hotels.tv/glasgow, where you’ll find information unique to www.hotels.tv and not available anywhere else!

Some of it will raise your eyebrows and some will make you want to book directly via www.hotels.tv/glasgow

 

The Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club. Hotels.tv in Glasgow. Call us now for free booking service. Take a look then book with us

01899 810760

Glasgow Hotel Review – BaBy aBode Hotel Glasgow

www.hotels.tv/Glasgow is delighted to bring you another Glasgow hotel review – up this time is the aBode Hotel in Glasgow’s Bath Street. In fact it would be more accurate to call it the BaBy aBode Hotel after its recent rebranding!

aBode Hotel Glasgow Fabulous Suite

How about this for a room?

We’ve had access to the hotel and met with its Sales Executive, Laura Osborne, to understand directly from her what this hotel is all about. We’ve also been on a tour of its facilities and rooms and bring you the inside track on the standard you can expect when you go to stay there on our website www.hotels.tv/glasgow. But first here, a quick summary of the main points we took in during our visit and a score out of 100 for the hotel: Continue reading

Glasgow Hotel Review – Carlton George Hotel

www.hotels.tv/glasgow is delighted to bring you the first in a series of unique Glasgow Hotel Reviews, beginning with the Carlton George Hotel in Glasgow’s West George Street, a 4* mainly business hotel.

Carlton George 5

Carlton George Hotel, Glasgow. Main Entrance

We’ve had access to the hotel and met with its General Manager, Duncan Johnston, to understand directly from the top what this hotel is all about. We’ve also been on a tour of its facilities and rooms and bring you the inside track on the standard you can expect when you go to stay there on our website www.hotels.tv/glasgow. But first here, a quick summary of the main points we took in during our visit and a score out of 100 for the hotel: Continue reading

Glasgow Hotel Reviews – First One Next Week!

Hotels.tv - for independent Glasgow Hotel Reviews

 

As promised a while ago www.hotels.tv/glasgow is about to launch its own unique glasgow hotel review series, and the first one will be published next week, week beginning 12th February 2012. There have been many Glasgow hotel reviews done over the years, largely from guests who have recently stayed in these hotels and are caught up in the emotion of some experience, good or bad, that they have had. So, what makes www.hotels.tv/glasgow hotel reviews different from the rest? Well, before I get into that I’ll tell you which Glasgow hotel will be reviewed next week: Continue reading