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Glasgow Marriott Hotel
Ranked #45 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

I'm going to have a moan at Tripadvisor now and this will be a recurring one because it's starting to annoy me. Having a scale of 1-5 stars which jumps from average to very good feels like too much of a blunt instrument to me. Can we please graduate to marks out of 10?

Anyway, to the hotel, which is certainly better than average. The Marriott is good and deserves its official 4-star rating. It's reasonably central, like 10 minutes walk from Glasgow Central Station. It's near the river and, although it is very close to the motorway that snakes through the middle of the city, the traffic noise is not a problem. All rooms are effectively quadruple glazed, with 2 sets of double glazing which can be opened for ventilation. We had a deluxe room which was quite spacious and had a queen-sized and very comfortable bed. Interestingly enough, we had to change rooms soon after we arrived but I didn't see this as a detractor. We weren't happy with the room we had (internal noises from somewhere), phoned down to reception and, within 5 minutes were met by the concierge and rehoused. Very good service.

Breakfast is buffet-style and was very well-appointed as a full Scottish affair, including potato cakes and haggis, but there was a slight issue. We stayed at the weekend and the hotel is quite busy. In fact they have notices on the ground floor saying that breakfast is served from 7-12 and gets busy between 9-11. Clearly they are encouraging people to breakfast outside of peak hours. Both days we had a short wait to be seen to a table, which wasn't too much of a problem, but we did notice that quite a few tables took time to be cleared. I think one more extra staff or better organisation could have sorted that out.

Another reason that this hotel didn't quite hit top marks was that the water pressure wasn't that brilliant, a bath took ages to fill, and I think that's the sort of thing they should be trying to address. The decor was fine in the place but generally I think the hotel is maybe showing its age.

Reception staff were all excellent and the room was spotlessly clean.

I would recommend people to use the Marriott as overall we enjoyed our stay.

I would also recommend the Piccolo Mondo restaurant which is less than 5 minutes walk away up Argyle Street - make a reservation and eat there when you stay here.

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Reviewed 26 November 2011

Stayed here for a short conference. I must say the Marriott bed and pillows are some of the comfiest for great hights sleep. Good breakfast and staff throughout were very helpful. I used the health club ( not pool) and was impressed with the range of equipment.

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Stay here on a regular basis for business and I can honestly say that it is a good place to be. The staff are great and service is second to none. Rooms are comfortable and the beds the best around.

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Stayed here for 3 nights on business. It is convenient for the SECC. Parking available at £8 per 24 hrs.

Room very comfortable. Staff friendly & helpful. Bar very comfortable with huge TV for those essential football matches! Within walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops.

Particulary enjoyed the breakfast as along with all the usual items they had haggis, which was absolutely delicious. Would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 23 November 2011

Location perfect. 20 minutes from Glasgow Airport. Even tho near major motorway, very quiet. Staff very cordial and accomodating. Walking distance to the Central Station railway and Glasgow shopping district. Food a bit pricey, but plenty of restaurants nearby. Nice bar and lounge. Rooms are very clean. Beds are very comfortable, plush; one of the best beds I have slept in.
Cons: Hotel charges for Internet access. No fridges or coffee machines in room (I am a tea drinker, however, travel companion required coffee each morning). Parking lot small, daily charge.
Definitely hotel of choice next visit to Scotland.

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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Hotel was in a good location and rooms were what you would expect from a Marriott. The only disappointment was having to pay 20 euros per day for internet access.

Hotel had a good breakfast buffet.

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Reviewed 17 November 2011

The hotel is located in downtown near the main shopping area. Many restaurants around. The staff are well trained although the lounge on 12th floor is very small. Swimming pool was just so so and I even smelled sth strange in the changing room. The food served was quite good.

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Thank CorrineLu
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Additional Information about Glasgow Marriott Hotel

Address: 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8RR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Anderston , City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Glasgow
#4 Spa Hotel in Glasgow
#8 Family Hotel in Glasgow
#23 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
#32 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#33 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: £69 - £197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Glasgow Marriott Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 302
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a bustling, cosmopolitan city with a renowned business centre and prestigious shopping, the Glasgow Marriott Hotel puts you in the heart of it all. Our luxury hotel is a five-minute stroll to nightlife, the SECC and one of the best shopping areas outside London. Perfect for business or leisure, the Marriott offers air-conditioned rooms, wireless Internet throughout the hotel, and 12 conference rooms, which can accommodate up to 550 guests for a dinner reception. ... more   less 
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