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“Excellent hotel with friendly staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Glasgow Pond Hotel

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Glasgow Pond Hotel
Ranked #53 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Wrexham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent hotel with friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

I have just returned from staying at the glasgow pond for 2 weeks and I couldn't have asked for a better hotel. I was working nights in glasgow hence the reason for my stay. The rooms were fantastic and very clean. The bar was well stocked and the restaurant excellent. The best part of the stay had to be the most friendly and helpful night manager Mark. He couldn't do enough for us which was very much appreciated after a long night shift - thankyou Mark.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel for anyone who is visiting Glasgow for any reason.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 330, a twin room which was a great size, clean and had a wonderful power shower an...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

My wife and I have stayed in the Pond on several occasions and have enjoyed every one. We use it as a base for shopping trips to Glasgow or nights out in the West End - it's a great location for this - we can have a lovely nights stay with a guaranteed great breakfast for the price of a taxi home, it's a no brainer! Joe and his staff are great and make you feel so welcome and are very good at their jobs, the rooms are modern and very clean. You cant beat this place for location value for money etc so I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone and we will definitely be back. Thanks Pond

Room Tip: Rooms on upper floors slightly quieter if function on
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

I would like to thank the Pond Hotel for an excellent evening.. All 32 of us had chosen this hotel for our
Xmas Party Night first time weve chosen this Hotel for such an occasion but pleasantly surprised.Staff very
friendly and efficient, food excellent nice and hot and very tasty. Not the nicest looking Hotel but nice and homely
im very surprised its not packed out every night thanks again well definitely all be back..Music great too.

Room Tip: we never stayed in Hotel but im sure it would be nice
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank brian l
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JoeGallacher, General Manager at Glasgow Pond Hotel, responded to this review, 13 December 2013
Dear Reviewer,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review of our Hotel. We were delighted to read you and your colleagues had a great time at the Christmas party night and the Chef and his team appreciate your comments about the excellent food. We look forward to welcoming you back here next year.

Kind regards
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

This hotel was very comfortable, staff very friendly and helpful. Room was excellent, breakfast set me up for the day. Joe couldn't do enough to help. I will definately be back with my family next time. I did not have any time to use any of the other facilities.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel. Friendly staff, refurbished room and great breakfast. Great location for a trip down Byres Road, with good choice of restaurants and decent shops. Botanic Gardens is always worth a visit...takes me back to my youth and growing up near West End.

Room Tip: unable to comment but we had a room overlooking the car park and pond.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

This may not be the prettiest of hotels, but it provides an excellent base with secure parking (a rarity in so many city hotels). It could not be easier to find from the motorway network, as you simply follow the Great Western Road. Booking is extremely efficient, and reception staff handle both check in / out in a friendly manner. The rooms are spotlessly clean, buffet breakfasts excellent and evening diners are offered a good choice of menu options in the bar or bistro. Staff are attentive and professional.
Although small the bathrooms are certainly adequate. The only negative of our three visits was the lack of accommodation on offer for less mobile guests. Although my husband's very elderly, partially sighted father managed in a standard room on our most recent stay, it would have been so much better if he had been able to access a room with rails over the bath to enable him to use the shower with confidence.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Torphins, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

Chose The Pond more or less as a lucky dip but so pleased I found it. Immaculately clean, stylishly appointed and decorated. The best hotel breakfast I've had - they even had edible scrambled eggs - something I am really fussy about. They were not rubbery and bouncy! Staff very friendly and helpful. The bed linen is so soft and lovely on the skin, had a very comfortable night's sleep. Just under 2 miles from some fabulous restaurants and bars on Gt Western Rd and Byres Rd, walkable but on a good bus route too and taxi stance very close by.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Glasgow Pond Hotel

Property: Glasgow Pond Hotel
Address: Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0XP, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#33 Family Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Glasgow Pond Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 137
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly placed in Glasgow's fashionable West End with free WiFi and guest parking, Glasgow Pond Hotel enjoys a great local reputation, which is complemented by the fantastic modern interior. Guest rooms are stylish and comfortable with digital TV, direct dial telephone, welcome tray and 24 hour room service. The Brasserie offers great value food all day every day. Only a few minutes drive from the city centre of Glasgow, the hotel is a great base for those wanting to explore all that Glasgow has to offer. Museums, culture and art, cafes and bars on tap, there is something for everyone. Whether your stay is business or leisure Glasgow Pond Hotel is the perfect choice for a memorable stay in Glasgow. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Glasgow
Glasgow Best Western
Glasgow Pond Hotel Scotland

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