Luckily I did :O)
Only 11 rooms in the hotel have air conditioning so whenever I stay (in any hotel in Glasgow) I always ring ahead and reserve a room with the facilities.
Admittedly it's weird that such a chain doesn't have such room facilities but you have to understand that:
1) It's only needed maybe 3 weeks a year in Glasgow
2) Most of the chains hotels are listed buildings
3) It was the first of the boutique hotel chains opening almost 19yrs ago!
My room (104 on the ground floor) is a standard room just opposite their largest suite (The Big Yin) actually most of their suites don't have air-con due to their location...so your best off with a standard room...and if air-con's a must then book 104
In my case I was up for the Merchant City Festival, the hotel is close enough to walk into town (Sauchiehall Street's a mere 10 minute stoll away). Also it's far enough away not to have to endure the drunken revellers and/or young girls who know their legs are their best feature!).
You're always met by a friendly smile at reception if it's a local manning it and they can't do enough to help.
My room was compact and bijou by today's standards, and because of the high ceiling lights in such buildings, is quite dark. However the room has all of the facilities you could wish for including wifi, flat screen TV and a mini-bar. As a point I always take my own refreshments in a coolbox (as now I drive as opposed to flying due to cost/convenience) and replace their offerings with mine. Appreciate that this is where any hotel makes its money and I've no intention of not being prepared and being fleeced
That said rrices are reasonable for some things (e.g. large glass of wine was £6.50) which doesn't bother me, a continental breakfast however is £13.95 and personally I prefer to wander into town and get a Scottish breakfast with a double espresso and orange juice for less than £6 (see seperate review)
As to the reviewer complaining about something as petty as not having GF biscuits on the tea tray, a previous girlfriend was coeliac and we always took our own...now't like being prepared!
Yes there are perhaps better places to stay, but considering it's location and the fact I paid room only £138 for 2 nights I can't complain. I think reviewers need to go and stay at One Devonshire Gardens (where I've stayed in the past) as that hotel had more or less the same quaint charm but is 5 times the price and doesn't have as easy access to the centre.
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