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Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel

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#45 of 103 hotels in Glasgow
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Just a 10-minute walk from Glasgow Central Train Station, Holiday Inn Express® Glasgow - City Centre Riverside is in prime spot for your Scottish weekend away. Buchanan Bus Station and Queen Street Train Station are also nearby, with Glasgow Airport (GLA) a 15-minute drive away. Explore the beauty of nearby Glasgow Green, with the People's Palace and Winter Gardens located inside it. Not short or museums, Immerse yourself in art and culture at the renowned Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum or Glasgow's industrial heritage at the Riverside Museum - a 10 minute taxi ride. Book a tour at Wellpark Brewery, the home of Scotland's Tennent's Lager. After, visit Glasgow Cathedral which is steeped in history. The Necropolis sits above this, a Victorian cemetery boasting grand monuments and stunning views overlooking Glasgow. Music lovers can enjoy live performances at the OVO Hydro, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue that hosts world-class concerts and events.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Iron
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Polish, Slovak
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Geoff1967 wrote a review Mar 2024
Montrose, United Kingdom118 contributions92 helpful votes
Always a good stay at Holiday Inn Riverside. Excellent breakfast. Friendly staff throughout. Nice clean room with good shower room. Only small complaint was the air conditioner made a noise, had to switch off before going to sleep. 10 minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street railway station. Located beside my favourite restaurants and bars. Defo be back again.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Geoff, thanks for the amazing rating. We're happy you enjoyed your experience with us! See you soon! All the best, Max - Hotel Operations Manager
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Departure814130 wrote a review Mar 2023
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Superb hotel location for shopping and train stations. Great customer service - especially Bosne, The hotel was clean and comfortable. There was a big choice for breakfast. Will book again if visiting Glasgow. 5*
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Mayur M, Marketing at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 27 Mar 2023
Departure814130, thanks for taking the time to review our hotel! We're committed to delivering a great experience to our guests and happy to see you were impressed by the service you received. Making sure you have a clean and comfortable room is our Housekeeping teams' top priority. Thanks for the perfect rating and All the best, Patrick - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Wheelsmj wrote a review Mar 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom27 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for the World Athletics Champs in early March. Good location, about 10 minutes walk from Glasgow Central and St Enochs metro station. Argyle Street Station about 5 minutes away. Nice to be close to the river and Glasgow Green. Staff friendly. Breakfast was standard fayre, expected more of a Scottish flavour. Ran out of some items later on Saturday morning. Breakfast was busy and tables cleared quickly so always a table available. Room was comfortable with air-con/ heating. Clean, quiet and comfortable bed. Had to hold the batteries in the remote to work the TV. Surrounding area does not feel the nicest, but did feel safe walking around. Need to walk to St Enoch's or town centre for a good choice of restaurants. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Wheelsmj, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's lovely to see that our location was a highlight of your trip. We're glad you felt the team were friendly. That's what we like to hear! Making sure you have a clean and comfortable room is our housekeeping teams' top priority. We hope to welcome you back and All the best, Max - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Blackley1 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Absolutely blown away with the kindness and hospitality of the team here. We were having a horrible day and they couldn’t have been more helpful and accommodating. The afternoon reception team when we arrived got us sorted with our room even though there was an issue (it was booked on our behalf by another company). So whilst they waited to resolve it, we got to our room and settled in after hours of stress & unexpected travelling. The morning team were just as kind & efficient and even provided us with late check out as our stresses from the previous day hadn’t been resolved. The team couldn’t have done more for us & and I can’t thank them enough for the smiles and genuine care they gave us - a team full of gems who clearly put their customers first at every turn. The room itself was super clean, well equipped and spacious. The breakfast was great too!! Won’t hesitate to book this place next time we’re staying in Glasgow.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 14 Mar 2024
Wow! What a wonderful review. Thanks, Laurens! We're glad we were able to meet your expectations! We built this company to provide the best possible service to every customer who walks through our door. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share your feedback with us and reminding us why we do what we do. Hoping to see you again soon. All the best, Max - Hotel Operations Manager
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ScotlandInverness wrote a review Feb 2024
scotland165 contributions79 helpful votes
3rd stay at this holiday inn express, due to location it’s great. We were down from the Highlands for our two granddaughter's Christmas present,arrived early (I thought it was 3pm check in, staff were too busy talking to each other and extremely unhelpful. We waited an hour later and given room 242, bed sofa and small uncomfortable double bed, sofa bed mattress was so thin and the mechanism visible and unsafe for two young children. Two ladies at breakfast worked extremely hard and nothing was a problem for them very helpful, Rooms clean but we did out the go green sign on our door and also hung up towels for use next day, why did I bother !!! As maid was in and said I dint speak English 🤷‍♀️why bother with signs!!!! Room door lots of gaps and light coming through when dark,
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don’t use sofa bed ask for two double beds and these are small beds also
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 23 Feb 2024
We appreciate your feedback. We’re sorry to hear your time at the hotel wasn’t 5/5. We're sorry the service didn't live up to the standard we're known for. Your feedback will be shared with the team to make sure we do better. All the best, Max - Hotel Operations Manager
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TT wrote a review Feb 2024
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
I stay here weekly for work. Its an excellent place to stay. The staff are friendly, very helpful, efficient and the same team has been here for the past year since I started staying which speaks volumes for the culture of the business and the management. There is a microwave in the lobby which is great if you are a regular and want to heat your own food. Rooms are always spotless and 95% of my stays have been noise free, only once had a noisy family next door but the rooms seem well insulated and noise is rarely heard. Rooms also have aircon and great shower and bathroom facilities. Sometimes the rate jumps quite high in peak season but I would rather pay a little more to get the quality and service. Breakfast is included in the stay rate. Its close to all the central amenities on the edge of Merchant area and city centre. Bag storage and and late check in / out available for loyalty members. I can wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for your Glasgow visit.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 5 Feb 2024
Thanks for your positive comments, Tinat! We take pride in knowing guests are happy with their experience. We're glad you felt the team were friendly and helpful. That's what we like to hear! Thanks once again for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're grateful for customers like you. All the best, Max - Hotel Operations Manager
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Travel529 wrote a review Feb 2024
New York City, New York294 contributions366 helpful votes
The property needs upgrade, poor housekeeping and staff needs adequate training as to how to deal with international guests. Inadequate breakfast options and dirty cutleries, daily. No concierge facility. No consideration of advance guest requests.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 5 Feb 2024
Travel, thanks for your review of our hotel. Please know our team are available to fix any issues you experience during your stay. Hoping to see you again soon. All the best, Max - Hotel Operations Manager
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Aaron M wrote a review Jan 2024
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Went on trip for Celtic game checking in was easy and nice feel overall could do with few extra pillows and hairdryer was very complicated to use breakfast wasn’t too bad sausages were very rubbery everything else was ok
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 8 Jan 2024
Aaron, thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! All the best, - Hotel Operations Manager
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Geoff1967 wrote a review Dec 2023
Montrose, United Kingdom118 contributions92 helpful votes
Good central hotel to stay. Easy/quick check-in. Friendly personnel on reception Good free breakfast. Stayed in room 243 both times, requested not to stay in same room again as no cover on AC it it blows straight into bed, plus old and held together with tape. Will definitely stay here again but not in room 243.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 15 Dec 2023
Thanks for your positive comments, Geoff. Knowing you had a great stay brings a smile to our faces! We hope your next stay is just around the corner. All the best, Patrick - Hotel Operations Manager
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Ronan M wrote a review Nov 2023
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Bedrooms are dated and tasteless, staff are rude, you get interrogated by security when you enter late at night even when showing your room key, staff wouldnt serve me at the bar because I didnt have ID. I had my two kids with me and I am 30 years old with a beard. Ridiculous!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from General Manager, Owner at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel
Responded 28 Nov 2023
Thanks for your feedback, Ronan. Our outside doors are locked from 11 pm for safety. We're sorry the service didn't live up to the standard we're known for. Your feedback will be shared with the team to make sure we do better. See you soon! All the best, Patrick - Hotel Operations Manager
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PRICE RANGE
£71 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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holiday inn express glasgow city centre riverside hotel glasgow, holiday inn glasgow
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United KingdomScotlandGlasgowCity Centre / Merchant City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
128
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Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Splatter Art Studio Glasgow (0.2 miles), R-CADE Glasgow (0.2 miles), and Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Madras Cafe, Green Gates Indian Restaurant Merchantcity, and Madha.
Is Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Glasgow.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, and Slovak.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Mackintosh House (1.9 miles), The Tenement House (1.1 miles), and House for an Art Lover (2.5 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Glasgow - City Ctr Riverside, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.