We stayed at Malmaison for 4 nights in May and were very happy with our stay. On arrival we were given the option to updgrade from the basic double room that we booked to a superior room for an additional £15 per night or to a suite for an additional £30 per night. We took the superior room and we were very pleased we did. We were given a large room with a view of the city skyline through a floor to ceiling window. We had a comfortable 6ft bed with duvet and feather pillows with a large plasma screen tv at the foot of the bed. For those interested in the TV some premium channels such as sky sport were included in the room rate. There was also a lounge area in front of the window with a coffee table and 2 plump chairs with foot stool as well as a desk with stool. The in room reception of the free wireless internet was excellent as was the TV reception! I had no problems booking various excursions online, picking up emails etc all via my i phone. The bathroom was spacious and inspite of the cold Scottish climate the room was welcoming and warm. Breakfast in the Malmasion bistro each morning was a very civilised affair with a good buffet selection including some rather lovely pastries! Waiters were on hand to seat you, bring you hot drinks and take your hot food order if you wanted. A menu was available but I found the chef willing to cook what I asked for even though it wasn't on the menu, at no extra cost. The location of the Malmaison is very convenient. Is approx 2 miles outside of the city centre overlooking a canal. We walked into the city one day, a fairly level walk which took around 40 mins at a slow pace. There is a cheap and regular bus service into the city however with the number 22 bus coming by at least every 10 mins for those who don't wish to walk. The yacht Britannia along with the Ocean Terminal shopping centre are just a 5 minute walk away. Finally the surrounding area is teeming with seafood and many other types of restuaurants. All tastes are catered for but I have too say most are quite expensive (but worth it). Its worth making a reservation at the more popular ones, such as Fishers which is opposite Malmasion as they get very busy in spite of the hefty price tag! This hotel is perfect for those wanting a quiet, small upmarket hotel a breath away from the city. The hotel overlooks the canal, a nice area - though beware the area is also surrounded by a working dock so there is lots of industry too but we didn't feel this was detrimental at all. All in all a pleasant stay and I would highly recommend if for location, comfort, service and value for money.
Worth upgrading to a superior or suite if you can for the extra space and view.
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