I regularly stay in the Glasgow Hilton, averaging 2-3 weekends every month. Being a large, corporate hotel, it obviously doesn’t have the charm or friendliness of smaller, boutique style hotels, but it certainly doesn’t sacrifice on quality or comfort. I’ve noticed a few, recent reviews on here slating the property following the outbreak of the Norovirus, but these are limited to one specific incident and the way it was handled, so I don’t believe they give a true, overall reflection of the hotel. I normally book two rooms in the property, one for myself and one for my daughters, taking advantage of the 50% discount for a second room when occupied solely by children. Booked in advance, standard rooms are available for as little as £79 per night and there are often special offers which will bring this down further, so it really is good value. As a Hilton Honors Diamond member, I’ve always been lucky enough to be upgraded to the Executive floor, which also comes with lounge access. The rooms are all quite nice. Nothing special, but a decent size and good value for money. Executive rooms are around £50 per night more expensive than standard rooms, but there is no real difference, other than slightly upgraded furnishings, a turn down service in the evening and access to the lounge, so it may be hard to justify the extra cost, especially if you’re paying for it yourself, but the fact that lounge access comes with breakfast and complimentary snacks and drinks all day may help. I probably shouldn’t give this away as it means I’ll have more competition for them, but there are four rooms on the corners of the 20th floor which are definitely worth paying the extra for, as they have full length, floor to ceiling windows and large, private balconies. The view over the city or down the Clyde on a sunny day is beautiful!
There are two restaurants in the hotel; Minskey’s, which is an American style brasserie, and Cameron’s, which used to be a lovely fine dining restaurant, but is now classed as a steak house. The food is still excellent, but it has lost some of its charm. As well as its A La Carte menu, Minskey’s also offers a delicious carvery, with unlimited starters and desserts, so is good value, especially if you want to try lots of different desserts! Cameron’s offers an A La Carte menu with a good selection of options and provides more space and a slightly quieter ambience than Minskey’s. There is also a private dining area available, if you prefer a little more privacy.
The leisure club in the hotel is operated by Living Well and provides a good sized swimming pool, with sauna, Jacuzzi and steam room, and a health and fitness suite with cardio and weight training equipment. There are also a few beauticians onsite offering various treatments, as well as a hairdresser and nail bar.
The executive lounge is located on the ground floor and serves breakfast in the morning, afternoon tea between 3 and 5 and snacks in the evening. Soft drinks and light snacks are available all day, but alcoholic drinks are only served between 6pm and 8.30pm. The lounge is open until 11pm most nights, but for some strange reason closes at 8.30pm on Saturdays, which is very annoying! Breakfast is a fairly basic affair, compared to that served in the restaurant, but it doesn’t cost any extra and is still very nice.
Location wise, the hotel is not perfect for the city centre, but it is only a 10 minute walk, with some bars and restaurants only 5 minutes away. Taxis in Glasgow are so cheap, though, that it is just as easy to jump in one to take you where you are going, so getting around is never a problem.
I’ve always found the staff to be very polite and helpful. Obviously this is helped by the fact that I stay there regularly, so have got to know some of them, but I do rate them very highly. Nothing is ever to much trouble and they are always happy to help.
Overall I would be very happy to recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Glasgow on business or pleasure, especially if you book in advance and get a good rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located, the 5 star Hilton Glasgow Hotel is set in the heart of the city’s financial district, with excellent transport links and easy access to the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC). Just 15 minutes from Glasgow International Airport and a a few minutes walk from the city's shopping district; this landmark hotel is perfect for business or leisure. One of Glasgow’s most stylish hotels, Hilton Glasgow offers 319 contemporary bedrooms providing every comfort, designed to make your stay as relaxed as possible. Each room boasts an LCD television with on demand movies, high speed internet access and complimentary toiletries.Keep fit in the hotel’s Livingwell Health Club,relax in The Ocean Rooms Spa or unwind and enjoy afternoon tea in Ti Tea Lounge.Sample Scottish hospitality at it's best in Morblas Seafood and Grill or relax with a cocktail in Connich Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Glasgow Hotel Glasgow
- Hilton International Glasgow
- Glasgow Hilton International
- Glasgow Hilton Hotel
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