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Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow
Ranked #4 of 93 Hotels in Glasgow
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The Commonwealth Games were always going to make things difficult to find a decent hotel at a proper price. Well as everyone had increased their prices you might as well have a place with decent facilities and in a great location. This 6th floor ex-office block may not seem like a wonderful place, but the Victorians know how to build a concrete / stone building which isolates all noises (see here chain places with your plasterboard walls) and with the modern décor and great customer service, it was well worth the extra increment over the normal locations.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Had a wonderful stay, all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I would strongly recomend staying here if you are visiting Glasgow...Its location is different but don't let that put you off..

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

If you can forget/forgive the outrageous prices charged by all Glasgow Hotels during the Commonwealth Games.....then this is a Gem of a find. On the 6th floor of an office block adjacent to Glasgow Central Station, this oh so friendly haven of peace is the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed at. The staff genuinely make you feel you are a guest in their home. The rooms are spotless and modern, although rather small; shower room has great power shower; sandwiches available until late into the night, SKY TV with Sports; wine, cup cakes, tea/coffee whenever you wish. The only addition I would ask id AirCon.....the room fan is excellent and quiet, but AirCon really is a MUST at these prices.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Changes towards the end of our trip made it necessary to book a last minute hotel in Glasgow. We wanted something close to the train station and chose the Grasshopper, both for price and location. We weren't too sure as we walked through the lobby, but once up at the hotel level, we were greeted by fresh cupcakes, very cordial and helpful staff and a clean spacious room.
Honestly, the only downside were the lack of air conditioning and the barn door on the bathroom.
Loved, loved the staff!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We like to vary or holiday destination so decided on a week in Glasgow (pre Commonwealth Games). Grasshopper sounded good so we booked. The hotel is definitely something different. The entrance is shared with a variety of businesses including Network Rail and Virgin Trains possibly due to the fact it's at the side of Central Station. The hotel is on the 6th floor so well away from the daily comings and goings of other staff in the building. The staff go out their way to be helpful. If you're not sure what to do or where to go they'll have more than one suggestion for you.
We ate in at the evening a couple of times. Food was great, atmosphere very cosy and friendly. The Grasshopper is a real change from the norm and when we return to Glasgow we will return to the Grasshopper definitely.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Loved this hotel. Very warm and friendly service, gorgeous rooms and perfectly central location. Loved all the personal touches, like leaving cupcakes and wine out for guests. Great city views, amazing pantry style breakfast in the kitchen. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is a quirky little modern hotel in the center of Glasgow that gets just about everything right. Staff are attentive, knowledgeable, and incredibly hospitable. They really go the extra mile to ensure a good stay, right down to staging themed game nights in the hotel corridors to go along with the Commonwealth Games. The bed was very comfortable, plenty of pillows, and the bathroom was clean. The room had those extra little details I love that are often overlooked, like being able to turn off the room lights and control the fan settings without leaving bed. Breakfast was good and the hours for coming down to eat were generous. The room space might be considered small for luxury/boutique hotels, but we didn't come to Glasgow to stay in the room all day and we found it to be just fine.

Other reviewers mentioned the place is hard to find - really pay attention to the signs on the buildings because this hotel is on the 6th floor of the Caledonian Chambers building, but they do have a sign hanging over the sidewalk off the building. Also, try to get a room that isn't facing Union St. unless you don't have issues sleeping through the noise that sometimes accompanies groups leaving clubs at 3 am.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow

Address: Caledonian Chambers 87 Union Street, Glasgow G1 3TA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre , Merchant City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Glasgow
#4 Romantic Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range: £66 - £117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grasshoppers Hotel Glasgow 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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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