Spent Fri/Sat night in the Marriot with family including a 12 and 9 year old. Friendly staff and large well kitted out room, 2 king sized beds, large flat screen etc, all clean and in good condition. Only ate in hotel at breakfast which was excellent, great choice of everything with fried fare all high quality. Did pity the poor souls who were queueing all the way around to the lift to get a table but this was a result of turning up at 10.45am for a breakfast that ends at 11am!
Nice bar/seating area with what seemed to be a good selection of snacks, if a little over priced (£5 for a bacon roll?). Location perfect for central Glasgow and parking at hotel £8/day is reasonable.
This takes me to my negatives. In-room media includes all your normal free view and then a chargeable film section. Leaving the speciality section aside, all the family films are charged at £7.50 which for Johnny English reborn was acceptable, as it's still in the cinema, but Back to the Future and all the other bargain bin DVDs on offer seemed a bit of a rip off. And speaking of taking advantage £15 for a days wifi, or I think £6 per hour, is completely over the top as many other quality family hotels provide this free.
Now for the swimming pool/leisure centre. Saying its part of the hotel is strictly true but being on the 5th floor this involved taking the lift down to the 1st floor then walking down another 2 flights just to climb up what I think was 4 flights. It certainly promotes fitness as the act of getting to the pool burnt off the fried breakfast.
There it is. I got a good deal £85/night for us all B&B and even managed to use some Tesco vouchers. I'd definitely use again as my gripes can be avoided and probably will.
As for Glasgow as a city I'm biased being born there (haven't lived there in 35 years) but it has a real buzz lacking in other Scottish cities and in the absence of the pretentiousness!
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- 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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