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“Great value and location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis Glasgow City Centre

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Ibis Glasgow City Centre
Ranked #46 of 96 Hotels in Glasgow
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“Great value and location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2006

My husband and I stayed at the Ibis for two nights in May 2006. The hotel is centrally located, it's a bit difficult to get to by car navigating the one way streets. There is no parking onsite, but there is street parking which is free from Friday 6pm to Monday 8am, or a public car park nearby.

Our room was modern and clean and we were able to walk from the hotel to just about anywhere we wanted to go.

We did not have the continental breakfast for 5 pounds/person, the JD Wetherspoon pub/restaurant just two blocks away has a full scottish breakfast for 2 pounds.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2006

We decided to take a side trip from London at the last minute, and booked a room on lastminute for 47.95 GBP per night, for Monday & Tuesday nights (that translated to US $168.07 for the two nights on my VISA bill). This appears to be the same rate I would have gotten on Ibis's own booking site, but I would have assumed Ibis was more expensive so I never would have checked that... I was checking tatty B&Bs and was pleasantly surprised to find this to be in the same price range.
It was a very hilly but easy walk from Central Station, no more than 15 minutes away by foot for a reasonably fit person with a rolling suitcase. The building is pretty ugly, presenting a dark red block of concrete to the street (in contrast to the spectaclar Victorian, Art Nouveau and modern architecture we had passed on our walk). Check in was simple and quick. Although I was pretty sure I had requested a no-smoking room on line, I was told there were none available; this turned out to be no real problem since, although our 5th floor hallway smelled of stale smoke, the room itself did not at all. The construction is new and very basic, in fact, I wondered if the whole place might be modular. The bathroom in particular is sort of a molded plastic pod/unit; really quite nice and spotless. The shower was very good, and tall enough for six-foot tall people to use without stooping. Other than the space-age bathroom, this place is really no frills - shelves instead of bureaus, a built-in desk/table unit, plastic lamp shades and a platform bed. The bed was good - surprisingly comfortable, and huge for the UK (queen size, maybe). The floors felt like concrete under a thin but clean carpet. Televison has the basic 4 or 5 channels plus others in Spanish, French, German, Japanese, etc. The TV also had a built in clock and alarm. Our view was of a working office building across the street, so you need to keep the curtain closed till you are dressed. The one window does open for fresh air, and there is a thermostat/fan control too. The window drapery makes it appear that you have a huge picture window, but behind one half is just a wall.
The bar in the lobby stays open till one a.m. It's really the breakfast area/snack bar -- brightly lit, not pub-like at all, but it's there and it's open, and you can take a drink up to your room if you choose. We stopped in at the end of both nights; service was amusingly inept but friendly. There were all sorts of folks there, and it was fine. All of Scotland is no-smoking now, so no public area is smoky any more.
We didn't make it to breakfast so I can't report on that; when you check out they ask if you had breakfast, and knock off the pricey fee without question if you say no. It's 4.22 pounds per person, which is a lot for Glasgow. There are plenty of places nearby where you could do better.
There is internet access in the lobby if you don't bring your own computer, but it's not a very good deal - I think it was 1 pound for about 12 minutes, and the service is very slow so you don't get much done in your 12 minutes.
This place is a really good deal, centrally located, spotless and comfortable. No hesitation in recommending it to all but the fussiest. And Glasgow is GREAT!

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Ibis Glasgow City Centre
Address: 220 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4DQ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Glasgow
#40 Business Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Glasgow City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 141
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Glasgow hotel is centrally located, between the business and shopping district. Just 2 streets away is Glasgow's famous Sauchiehall Street which has a wide selection of shops,bars & restaurants. The Buchanan Galleries & Princess Square are also within walking distance. The SECC Exhibition and Convention Centre is only 20 minutes walk from the hotel. The hotel is within easy reach of the M8 motorway, Queen Street, Charing Cross and Central Station and many more of the city's main attractions like Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Universities of Glasgow, Strathclyde and Caledonian, Kings Theatre, Pavillion Theatre, O2 Academy. Free wifi throughout the hotel. The hotel does not have a car park, however metered street parking is available which is free of charge after 6pm and before 8am. We also have a discount available for guests who use the City Car Park on Elmbank Street, £12 for 24 hours use. The hotel has a fully serviced bar and restaurant. Guests can choose from a cooked buffet breakfast, snacks available 24 hours per day or evening meals. Rooms are fully en-suite with walk in showers, tea/coffee making facilities, pay per view movies, mp3 connections and internet. Residents can also use the gym, sauna and steam room facilities in the Novotel next door for a small fee. ... more   less 
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