This was my second visit to this hotel and without a shadow of a doubt this hotel is the best if not in the top three hotels in central Glasgow.
It's most redeeming feature is its staff. And of course, that is the way it should be! They are helpful, accommodating and all of an approachable "sexiness" about them, and they make you feel good when you're check in.
The bed / bathroom sliding parition works very well and opens up the room. This time my room face W. George Street, so I had ample natural daylight. On my last stay I had a Courtyard view, which is great if you want to sleep and have minimal noise.
This hotel is so-close to five stars, but the thing that spoils the experience is technology. In my mind technology is working when you don't see it. I was hampered with a few tech glitches. On check in, I was not issued with a swipe card (tech "on the blink") and while promised, a replacement was not delivered. I expect one to be delivered, even shoved under the door... not told to come down later. This is not a fault of the front desk staff, but they should abandon trendy tech for something that works... issuing a card key is basic req for a hotel.
Athough it has gotten better.The bedroom's tech is also still a bind. Hard tech in that the Samsung TVs take ages to come on and you peck the remote, which sends the system into spasms and in terms of soft tech...the drainage in the bathroom sink is weird. Looks good, but is a bit annoying,
All that aside, this is an AMAZING PROPERTY and I am picking nits. The food in the restaurant and also room service is great Scottish fayre and delivered on time.
The think though that makes this hotel so memorable is the team working on front desk, concierge, room service and housekeeping. Friendly, banterish and not robotic!
See you next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blythswood Square is more than a hotel and is an exciting addition to Glasgow's city centre. Not only does it have 100 stunning guest rooms but it also houses an amazing spa, restaurant, salon bar and private event areas, a true 5 star proposition. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blythswood Square Hotel Glasgow
- Blythswood Square Glasgow, Scotland