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“Has it's plus points but definitely not luxury ”

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Glasgow Loft Apartments
Ranked #67 of 95 Hotels in Glasgow
Fort William, United Kingdom
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“Has it's plus points but definitely not luxury ”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

The concept of Glasgow Lofts is a good one- it was really nice to have a very spacious apartment instead of a hotel room. The couches were really comfy and the kitchen was huge!

However, it felt as if you were crashing at your friends flat whilst they were away and they were a bit behind on there DIY and Housework.

The wooden floors were very scuffed and needed replacing, the walls really needing painting, the cupboard had a thick layer of dust on it and when I had to retrieve my shoe from under the couch, it was clear nobody had hoovered under there in a while!

Nothing offensive if you really were in your mates house but housekeeping definitely not carried out very thoroughly.

That brings me on to the spa bath- lets just say it was clear when turning on the jets that they hadn't been used in a while-perhaps fill the baths up with cold water once a week and put the jets on to clean them out? That bit did offend me!

The service wasn't there either- check in and check out was minimal with a simple 'thanks' at check out when we handed in the key. No one asked how our stay was or I would have mentioned the bath! No tea or coffee provided in a ' luxury apartment' ?

However we were in Glasgow to get out and about and that's exactly what we did so at the end of the day we had a bed in a good location and a very spacious apartment. We also booked on late rooms so got a good rate.

There's definitely a market there for what they actually are, but maybe they should drop the pretence of luxury and be honest about it. Also, when check in isn't till 4pm- dust the cupboards and Hoover under the couches every so often would you please? It's not hard! Left with the distinct impression that no one really gives a crap which is a shame as the potentials there.

Stayed March 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

Stayed here at beginning of March for 2 nights.
Had a 1 bedroom apartment on floor 4
View wasn't great.....back of a Tesco store. But the location was great about 2 minutes walk into the main shopping area.
Bathroom lovely with jacuzzi bath.
Kitchen could do with few more utensils etc heating didn't come on very often, I went to Primark and bought a blanket for the living room.
Bed not comfortable at all, pillows like thin rocks.
Did smell of food in corridor and in apartment nothing some scented candles didn't sort though.
Enjoyed Glasgow but next time it will be a hotel for us!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stirling
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Had an excellent stay at this hotel. The apartment was very nice and was very clean. We were on the 13th floor and had an excellent view of the city. The only fault with this hotel was the check in and check out time, I thought this was poor.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Just had a wonderful weekend in these apartments, fantastic views over Glasgow from the 13th floor! Apartments bright , airy, warm , comfortable . Security staff friendly and helpful, booked taxis for us and very helpful. Loads of hot water for showers etc, and very comfortable. So central and within walking distance of train station and bus station. Would highly recommend!

Room Tip: Go for a high floor as the views are amazing!
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Inverness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

Booked this place for a couple nights shopping trip in the city.
Greeted by a rude security/reception man who layer down the law of what u can't do in there apartment!
The place was not as described in the bedroom there is a big hole in the wall were the door handle has gone thru the wall not even been repaired! We were on the 4th floor with poor view and the decor is shabby needs a good paint.
It all started when we went to go run a bath if we had hot water a jacuzzi bath is no use without water!!!!!! Two nights with no hot water isn't good!the receptionist did try his best but to had no luck! The heating never comes on and the place is cold.
I would not recommend the place at all I am afraid was very disappointed.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Just had two nights in a 2-bedroom apartment on the 4th floor. Arriving at 8pm on day 1, the first thing that hit us was the terribly strong smell of various foods in the corridor emanating from the other apartments which seeped into ours. Once in the apartment we then had to contend with the fact that this was clearly not a none-smoking one! So, first thing the next morning, we went out to buy scented candles and air freshener. On the plus side, the location is not too bad and the beds are comfortable and Craig really does try his best as front of house. On the downside, the view was awful, walls were grubby, rooms very stark and soulless, the floors were scuffed, kitchen surfaces sticky and the plug in the master bathroom would not work properly, so impossible to try out the spa bath. Paid the 5 quid for the daily internet access but then could not get the correct password from the front desk... Overall, the apartment was very tired and in dire need of some TLC.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014

stayed this weekend with a group of friends celebtrating a 'special' birthday. I stayed previously 3 years ago and was impressed. not this time. everything feels very basic. no cushions, no mirror in the bedroom, no colour in the bedrooms, the fan in the bathroom, was horrendously loud, and no way of switching off. the shower is cheap and didn't work on our leaving day. there was no hot water. there was no welcome pack, nothing of any help. some dirty marks on the blinds, and the grouting in the shower was filthy. Check in was not friendly, and check out was same, no-one asked if everything was ok. Whilst previously I would have recommended Glasgow Lofts, but not any more. They need to pull their socks up and try and get to the standard of Fraser Suites.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on 13th floor, at least you have nice views if nothing else.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Glasgow Loft Apartments
Address: 134 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6ST, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Glasgow > City Centre
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Glasgow
#26 Luxury Hotel in Glasgow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Glasgow Loft Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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