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“Great value for money ”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Brunswick Hotel

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Brunswick Hotel
Ranked #84 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
1 review
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“Great value for money ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband dont get a way very much and we wanted to be close to family that stay in glasgow and we came across the brunswick hotel. As soon as we walked into reception the lady on reception was fantastic she told us our room 205 and we get a free drink it was great for what we paid and spotless the only fault was the blue walls in the hallways not a big fan the bar staff were fantastic to will be back again great value for money thanks

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

As a Birthday treat, we booked the Brunswick, instead of using our usual Glasgow B&B...paying £170 for 2 nights with NO breakfast included, we assumed the rooms would have the wow factor. What a dissapointment. The stairway up was filthy and dark, covered with bits of carpet remnants for 2 days,they could have just been vaccumed up in 5 minutes! the room was tatty, in need of a lick of paint, where the glass bedside shelf should have been, just an ugly plastic bracket stuck out, one bedside lamp was hanging upside down and didnt work. The shower had severe headache inducing water hammer. To top it all a sanitary towel was underneath the wee purple chairs in the room..eeeew! it had definitely not been cleaned properly and the floor was filthy. The staff however, were charming. Dont waste your money ...go elsewhere to avoid feeling ripped off!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

So, on a recent visit to. Glasgow, I stayed in The Brunswick. I don't do this very often, in fact, never, however, I was so disappointed with the hotel, I felt I should show you my room....

I've not exaggerated this at all. We asked if we could change and we were told that I could upgrade to the penthouse for an extra £100 however, the penthouse is a suite of several rooms and we didn't want me alone rattling around.

The room was like an oven. Had no air conditioning, just a small 5" desk fan and a window which would barely open.

On the third day of my visit, I asked at reception if anyone was planning on cleaning my room or even making the bed. Until then, no one had changed my towels, replaced the dirty cups and saucers or even stepped in the room at all.

I was told that the bed should be changed every day. Eventually at 14:00 that afternoon, someone came to do my room. When I looked, they hadn't changed the dirty sheets (a stain was on the sheet from the start) were still on the bed. They didn't clean the shower.

In photos that I took, you can see the mould in the bathroom all over the ceiling, on the sealant and the grout in he mosaic tiles. The shower ona itself flexes so much when you stand it, you think it's going to collapse.

You can also see the cigarette burnt and stained curtains and how small my room (room 102) was. With my bag on the floor, I couldn't move around the bed. To get past the TV to get to the window, I had to lean over the bed.

The bed itself appeared to have either been folded and stored in half or someone with a very heavy bottom had broken all the springs in the middle of the bed causing anything on the bed to roll into a huge dent. The middle.

I can safely say, this is the worst hotel room I've ever stayed in. When I confronted the front desk about the sheets and lack of cleaning the lady said 'oh, you should have told us the first day it wasn't done'. No, it should be cleaned daily.

Absolutely appalling.

Room Tip: Take earplugs. Stay in the penthouse if you don't want to be squashed or baked alive.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

I wonder, reading some of the previous reviews here, what some travellers expected for their money at this budget city centre hotel.

For £65 for 2people bed and breakfast in the heart of Glasgow a week prior to the CommonWealth games, anyone expecting luxury is kidding themselves. This hotel was perfect for us, the bed, shower and toilet were spotlessly clean, the staff friendly, and an excellent supply of 'extras' in the room including hairdryer, fan, iron and ironing board, kettle and tea/coffee, shampoo, soap and body wash.

I agree with other reviews that the corridors are very dark - whoever decided their narrow stairway and corridors should be dark blue and dark red should have had a rethink! But you're not spending your trip in the corridors!! So really it's not a problem.

I also agree with previous people that redecoration is needed, for us the scrapes and marks on the walls in the bedroom were the biggest sign of need of a revamp. The tiles in the bathroom were a bit tired but again, set your expectations at the right level!

Breakfast is pretty basic but all you need - I had cereal, fruit juice, Pan Au Chocolat and tea, while my partner had a cheese, ham & salad morning roll, yoghurt, pan au chocolat and tea. There was also fruit and coffee available.

Overall I do think the management need to invest a little and freshen up the decor, but this is a clean, 'all you need' little place in the heart of Glasgow and we would happily stay again.

Stayed July 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Enjoyable experience would return again really good atmosphere the food is really nice it has plenty of outdoor seating so if it's DRY!!!! You can sit and people watch whist lunching it's locations is excellent in the heart of Merchant City great for shopping

  • Stayed May 2014
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Really enjoyed the restaurant class atmosphere and good food choices. However the rooms were tiny and the bathroom needed updating.Loved the location of the hotel. Merchant city is very enjoyable.
Brunswick was not my cup of tea.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to give this place a better rating as the people that work there are nice, and SEEM to try..... But the reality is that management is seriously lacking. It could be cleaner, that's for sure. I stayed for a few nights and my room went uncleaned for two of them, no fresh towels, bed unmade. Breakfast was nothing more than toast, sliced ham, tomatoes and cereal, the MOST basic of continental breakfasts. Very poor ventilation in the room, window only opened a few inches.

Bar staff was nice and friendly.... I think they derive much of their revenue from the bar/restaurant at the expense of the hotel.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Brunswick Hotel
Address: 106-108 Brunswick Street | Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1TF, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > Merchant City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Brunswick Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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