The Thomson delivers clean, relatively inexpensive accommodation in a great central location. I read the reviews before coming here and they are pretty fair. The decor is dated, but well cleaned. The breakfast is good. The bathroom in our room had been recently renovated, was well cleaned, and was very large (compared to other European hotels I have stayed in). The staff seemed efficient and friendly. Although initially disconcerted by the "arrest 24/7" posters in the hallways, I felt safe and secure. But...
The beds in our room were very hard. A personal call, perhaps, but I found them uncomfortably firm. Noise from the hallway, voices and doors, was not excessive or continuous, but loud enough to wake a light sleeper. To get fresh air to the room we needed to leave the window open a crack, and thus got traffic and street noise that could wake a light sleeper. this probably wasn't the best place to battle jet lag.
There appears to be only one, four person elevator. You are faster to take the stairs. There was no luggage rack in our room... We had to open one suitcase on the floor. The faucet in the bathroom would create a wave that would splash out of the basin unless you turned it on very slowly. The bathroom could use a couple more towel racks. Actually, it could use towel racks period! Two hooks don't quite cut it.
The location is great, and the staff/management seem to be doing a good job with what they've got, but I am looking forward to a softer mattress and quieter room at our next stop.
- Also Known As:
- Alexander Thomson Glasgow
- Hotel Alexander Thomson
- Alexander Thomson Hotel Glasgow, Scotland
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