Will be honest and admit my first impression was, what is all the hype about ?
The room was satisfactory but the view of a train station roof ,whether lit up or not, does nothing for me. However, I do not go on holiday to stare out a bedroom window and I suspect many city centre hotels in Glasgow do not have a great view.
Bed was comfortable enough, bathroom good with great shower. Great to have Sky HD, not many hotels include this without extra cost. Room temperature was fine with heater on wall or window which would open, whichever is required.
My wife and I had breakfast on two of our three mornings-missing our last day due to long lie !
The lay out of the dining room is quite quirky. It feels very friendly and encourages other guests to interact with each other. This is something that is sadly lacking in the big chain hotels. The food and service was top class. Not a large cooked selection but what was there was very tasty and more than adequate. Did not try evening meal as there is so much choice in the centre of Glasgow. The menu sounded delicious though and we were tempted.
Location of Hotel is perfect. Shopping and restaurants within minutes walk. Must give Charcoals Indian a quick mention. Turn left out hotel door and its about 300 yards up on opposite side of road from Hotel ( Renfield Street ). Great service and food ! Glasgow has lots to offer and people are very friendly.
All in all we had a great stay. I don't mean to sound negative with my opening comments. It just didn't strike us as wow ! Staff were very friendly and helpful and yes ,cupcakes lovely. We stayed in Glasgow last February in another top 3 trip advisor Glasgow Hotel. No names but it wasn't Premier Inn :-) and we did prefer Grasshoppers !
We will certainly consider Grasshoppers for our next trip to Glasgow and will recommend to family and friends.
P.S try taking stairs now and again, who needs a gym ?
- 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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