Cheap Glasgow Accommodation

Our experience here at Hotels.tv is that clients want value for money in their choice of Glasgow hotel. In these times of financial struggles gone are the days of 5* hotel rooms being sought at rack rates (the maximum a hotel would ever charge a customer) – more often than not discerning hotel bookers will trawl the internet looking for discounted room rates – as many as 25 hotel booking websites will show prices for the most popular hotels! The industry standard has been that “rate parity” exists – in other words all hotel booking websites MUST display the same room rates, discounted or not, so the potential customers are actually (in theory) wasting their time looking at many sites, as all they’ll see is the same room rate for any given hotel!

So what are the factors that will make clients choose a particular hotel booking website over another? Ease of booking? Choice? Pictures? Whatever it is, customer loyalty is paramount to providers such as www.hotels.tv. We consider our strengths and unique selling points to be:

- Presenter-led video reviews of hotels

- Easy to use website

- Payment on departure as standard – no up-front fees

- We add value to bookings wg=hen possible – we always ask the hotel for upgrades or additional services when bookings are made

- We can help clients book via the website, by email, by phone or by text

 

So, when you’re looking for a cheap Glasgow Hotel, look no further than www.hotels.tv/glasgow. We have more knowledge of this market than anyone else and can help you find the right hotel, in the right location, at the right price for your budget. Book via the website at www.hotels.tv/glasgow, call us on 01899 810760 or 05602 892974, or complete the Comments box below – we look forward to making your next Glasgow Hotel booking!

Are you wasting your time looking for cheap Glasgow hotels?

Client Review of Glasgow Hotel

It’s not often that a client feeds back positively about their experience – usually any feedback tends to be “constructive” or at worst “damning” or “negative”! However I am happy to report that here at www.hotels.tv/glasgow we have received positive feedback from a client we helped find a Glasgow hotel for a weekend away. This is how it worked:

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Ideal Home Show Scotland Hotels

Visitors come from far and wide to see the Ideal Home Show Scotland at Glasgow’s SECC. And why wouldn’t they, with everything you’d need to know about upgrading your home as well as plenty for all the family to do and see. If you consider that moving home is up there as one of the most stressful things you can do it makes sense to upgrade the home you’re in if possible rather than sell and move on! So, if you’re visiting the Ideal Home Show Scotland 2012 between 2nd and 5th June and need somewhere to stay, how do you decide which Glasgow hotel to stay in?

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Hotels Near SECC Glasgow

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to try to find suitable accommodation near Glasgow’s SECC for a big event or conference? What are the   options? Well, there are easy options associated with that venue, but the choice is limited. There are more difficult and time consuming options searching through the booking agents, but generally they are for hotels only. Even if you do find a hotel of your choice, what about the other stuff you need to know? What do I mean?

Glasgow's Famous "Armadillo"

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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

 

The Merchant City Inn, a budget Glasgow Hotel. Hotels.tv in Glasgow. Call us now for free booking service. Take a look then book with us

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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 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

Elton John at Falkirk June 10th 2012 – Hotels from Hotels.tv

Well, who would have thought that Elton John, world superstar, would come to The Falkirk Stadium? It’s not exactly a “stadium” in the traditional sense and as understood by music fans across the world, but a “football ground” with a concert capacity of around 5500. This means that for a lot of his fans, this will be a chance to see hm “up close and personal” for the first time in decades! Also, Falkirk isn’t renowned for its concerts, so for those travelling from afar, as I’m sure will happen, where can you stay? Well, here at www.hotels.tvwe have put together a selection of local hotels and lodges in and around the Falkirk area.

The Falkirk Stadium

Looks impressive from behind! The Falkirk Stadium

 

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Need a Glasgow Hotel for the International Comedy Festival?

With less than 6 weeks to go until the Glasgow International Comedy Festival hits town, many people will be looking for a suitably great value Glasgow Hotel to relax in whilst they enjoy the hilarity and fun of the acts on show. I can recommend a small number of Glasgow Hotels via our website, www.hotels.tv/glasgow, but first I’m going to pick my favourite acts on show, two that I’d like to go and see. Then I’ll pick 4 Glasgow Hotels that I’d be happy to stay in (if I didn’t live locally, that is……. Continue reading

Sticky Carpets? Hairs in the bed? What Would You Like To See Reviewed?

How many times have you opened up a “Hotel Review” blog or post expecting to read some unique insights into the hotel only to find it contains old or copied words written by someone who has never actually been to the hotel? Very often I’ll bet! Well, www.hotels.tv/glasgow aims to change all that – new for 2012…….

A Typical Hotel Bed
Would you sleep in this bed? Can you see any hairs?

 

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we aim to bring completely fresh reviews containing information on all the things you want to read about and that will help you decide which hotel to stay at!

But first we want to hear from you what you would like to see reviewed. For example, do you want to know what brands they have behind the Bar? What about the colour schemes of the bathrooms, or the types of toiletries they have (and whether they are in small bottles to, ahem, take away, or are in containers fixed to the wall)? Maybe a hair net is important to you, or free WiFi? Whatever the detail we’ll try to find out and include it in our reviews. This could be fun! Also, if you have any specific hotels you would like reviewed, please let us know.

www.hotels.tv specialises in presenter-led video reviews and we aim to give you, the customer, an independent warts-and-all review of the hotels in question. Even if a hotel doesn’t want or need a video to showcase their facilities www.hotels.tv/glasgow can still provide unique insights into what they have to offer.

Anyway, first things first – please let us know what you’d like to see reviewed, and/or what hotels you’d like reviewed and if you have any quirky requests, then all the better! Reply to this Blog, or email us at Glasgow@hotels.tv or alan.tennant@hotels.tv and we’ll make sure we find out for you!