There are good and bad points about this hotel.
We have travelled extensively all over the UK and globally and consider ourselves a fair judgement on what is good value for money.
We paid £149 per room per night, which included breakfast and use of the business lounge on the 15th floor.
Overall I would say this hotel is about average.
One of the biggest problems I noted that there was a complete lack of information and signage on where to go and what to do? Nothing seemed to flow. There was no welcome pack in the room. Wifi was at an extra charge of £15, which when you are paying £149 a night is a bit cheeky. Most places now offer free WIFI these days.
Also our room was supposed to have a hydro bath but this was not the case. t was also very noisy. Im not sure why as our aircon was off. It was room 1622, on the far end.
Yes I agree with some previous reviews about it looking slightly tired and a bit dated. There was a large stain on the carpet in the room, which im sure house keeping know is there. So why do they not get it cleaned? Would you leave a large stain on your bedroom carpet at home?
Other than that the room was good with great views.
We were booked in by a very efficient lady called Catherine. She was very professional. She also granted me a room extension to 2pm free of charge which was excellent as she could have charged £20 for this.
One gripe for me is the £6 parking fee. If you are travelling by car there is no escaping this therefor it should be mentioned on the website.
We had room service and the food was average. I had a caesar salad which was quite poor. It was swimming in this white salad crème style sauce which had no flavour. I would not recommend this.
The breakfast despite what others have said in previous reviews was quite good. There was a lot to choose from and it was generally good quality although again there was a lack of information on where to go and what to do. We noticed the food station with the pastries and toast only on our way out.
The executive lounge which we had access to was nice. The seating was comfortable and there was a man there that was very fastidious with his cleaning and tidying up. Which was a bit annoying at times but never the less it meant the place was always clean and tidy.
Between 17:30 and 22:00 there is access to free alcohol in the executive lounge. This consisted of bottled beer and red and white wine. No spirits. So if you don't like the three items mentioned then there's probably no point in using it.
They do serve small snacks too which consists of crisps, nuts, little pastries and other small canopies. Nothing of greatness.
The gym area is quite basic and again not signed very well so its not clear on where to go. The staff however were friendly and left you to it and I didn't feel self conscious in any way which in the past I have in gyms.
The pool area is ok with a sauna and steam room at the side. There is also a jaccuzi which seems to be out of action cleaning itself a lot rather than actually bubbling so that was a bit annoying. But when you managed to get a go in it, it was very good.
Its difficult to know whether to recommend this hotel as I have nothing else to compare it to in Glasgow. Generally in cities the hotel standard drops way low and you are hard pushed to find anything that is value for money and above expectations.
I would suggest read the other reviews and if there is anything there that keeps cropping up that will annoy you then don't go.
Pay a bit more for the rooms on the top floor. The one we had was nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Crowne Plaza Glasgow. A modern and stylish hotel overlooking the River Clyde, with a covered walkway to the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC), Crowne Plaza Glasgow is an excellent choice for the business and leisure traveller. With 283 air conditioned contemporary bedrooms and suites, all fully equipped with Smart televisions, trouser press, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and wireless internet access. The spacious Club Rooms boast Kingsized beds with stunning river views, Smart TVs and exclusive access to our Club Lounge, with complimentary refreshments to relax or hold informal meetings. The Leisure Club includes an indoor pool, equipped gym, sauna, spa and steam room. Alternatively, treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment in Isis, our in-house Beauty Salon. There are 15 conference/functions suites, including a dedicated boardroom with plasma screen, to accommodate all types of events. Crowne Plaza Glasgow is located directly opposite the Glasgow Science Centre, the BBC and STV Headquarters and the nearby Transport Museum and Tall Ship visitor attraction. Easy access to shopping areas such as Braehead, Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch and Argyle Street make this a great leisure destination. The hotel is non-smoking throughout. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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