We stayed 1 night at this hotel and we loved every single minute of it. It’s rare a hotel comes along that ticks so many boxes in so many elegant ways.
But first things first: booking this hotel was easy. It does offer a comprehensive website with online booking as you would expect from a downtown property. They did however require full upfront payment. I can’t remember though if that was due to the more affordable price I got in exchange.
Location about this hotel is one of the many strong selling points. It is actually located inside of Glasgow Central Station. Acessing the hotel is a little – let’s call it unconventional: one has to access some sort of office entry of the central station building and then take the lift to the top floor. Strange but not bothersome in any way.
Check-in quick and friendly, we were offered coffee and complimentary cupcakes, one of the signature treats this hotel offers to its guests with changing flavours. Love the idea! Even though it was fairly early in the moning; our rooms were ready.
The hotel is fully situated on the top floor under the roof Glasgow Central station which adds so much charm and atmosphere. However, on the contraty to many design hotels set in a historic setting; the hotel does a great job in marrying the building with modern urban chic. While there is a little Scandinavian flavour to it (or should we call it IKEA) – it works great!
The room are absolutely amazing! Fairly big for a downtown property and much bigger than most hotels in Scotland, they are very tastefully decorated and appointed. Again: achieving a great balance between contemporary urban chic and giving credit to the historic building. It is however clearly visible the hotel is built into a building that was not intended to be a hotel as the bathrooms were added in later on into the room. They actually are a sort of wooden box inside the room, but nothing like what you get in a certain French budget hotel chain with those cruise ship like pre-fabricated plastic bathrooms! Sleep quality was really good; I had a great night of sleep.
Another speciality about this hotel is that the rooms overlook the glass roof of the central station: this is probably a taste thing. I loved it! But others might complain this not being a very pleasant view… haters will hate.
The hotel does offer some dinner options that feel like “we’ll cook something and you are invited to join us if you want to” – but it’s not a proper restaurant! Just enough to feed those hungry travellers… Nice touch! Breakfast however has a similar feeling: don’t expect a rich buffet, extensive à la carte menu with cooked dishes. Let’s call one of the very few weak points of this property.
Resuming: I fell in love with this hotel! If you are looking for something with loads of charm, personality and coyness at great downtown location: this is a great match! Oh and did I mention it is very reasonably priced? Well… it is!
+Room and sleep quality
+Design and atmosphere
+Value for money
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grasshoppers Hotel at Glasgow Central Station - a luxury penthouse hotel with 29 individual bedrooms offering style, comfort and service at affordable prices in Glasgow City Centre. A hotel for individuals where each stylish bedroom has free Wi-Fi, 32" HD televisions together with its own SKY HD PLUS BOX with sky sports and movies. Enjoy Grasshopper treats with tea, coffee and cakes upon arrival. Relax and enjoy yourself at Grasshoppers, a home when you are away from home. At Grasshoppers Glasgow you'll find a penthouse floor of 29 individual bedrooms with a blend of traditional and contemporary features that include sliding sash windows, wood panelled walls, handmade wallpapers, Caledonian Oak floors and furniture that has been exclusively designed and made for Grasshoppers by specialist joiners. Our stylish, comfortable bedrooms enjoy plenty of natural light with great views across Europe's largest glazed roof over Central Station or towards the Merchant City, including Mackintosh's renowned Lighthouse Building. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow Scotland