My partner and I spent a romantic evening in The Mint hotel just after Christmas and were really pretty impressed. It's somewhere in which we'd eaten before and its riverside setting makes for a pleasant change from inner-city hotels. I'd recommend you take the time to ask for a river view as one side of the hotel faces the street and must be pretty uninspiring.
Also; silence. Absolute silence. I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere so quiet. The hotel wasn't busy by any manner of means, but I know that we had neighbours on at least one side of our room. Not a peep. What a difference that makes to your quality of sleep when you can't hear the murmurings of late-night conversation coming from the room next door. No street noise. No thin walls. Perfection.
We ate in the hotel's restaurant after a drink at the bar and both are stylishly turned out and professionally staffed. The food in the restaurant was really very good. My one complaint would be that a ten percent service charge had been added to our bill - for a table of two. I'm a tipper anyway and I would likely have left more than ten percent for a meal so good, but I would much rather have the choice.
The room itself was pretty-well appointed with internet, TV and a DVD/CD player. The bed was large and comfortable and the bathroom, although perhaps a little small, was immaculate with a large, hot and powerful shower. And, as I've mentioned, completely silent.
All in all, we were pretty happy with our choice and would recommend The Mint.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our award-winning hotel, situated on Glasgow’s River Clyde, is just minutes away from the SEC Campus and SSE Hydro. In the heart of Finnieston, we’re perfectly located for exploring all that Glasgow has to offer including shopping, museums, botanic gardens and eclectic nightlife. After a busy day, relax in your contemporary guest room and look out across the riverbank through floor-to-ceiling windows. Stay connected with complimentary WiFi or unwind in front of the 42-inch TV. Enjoy casual dining at the newly refurbished Recess, our relaxed bar & restaurant which offers seasonal cuisine prepared from locally sourced ingredients. Dine indoors or al fresco on the outdoor River terrace, complete with spectacular views of the river and beyond. For those travelling on business, our hotel is within easy reach of the business district. Our flexible meeting rooms are perfect for conferences, meetings or private dinners. Local and national rail networks are within 5 minutes and Glasgow International Airport is only a 15-minute drive away. Keep up your fitness regime during your stay, our high-tech Precor gym is available free of charge, 24-hours a day. Guests can enjoy on-site car parking (fees apply) and bus service picking up from the front of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- City Hotel Glasgow
- Glasgow City Hotel
- Hilton Garden Inn Glasgow City Centre Scotland