For starters, rooms are large and staff is fairly nice. Also the Newton Hotel is nicely located in the centre of Glasgow so trips to the shopping mall or the Mackintosh school of art are done without an effort. So far so good one might wonder. Okay, the TV was a bit small for the large room, the showerhead was worn out and de mattresses were not of the best quality but indeed, what you pay is what you get as others said before.
Yet our stay during an weekend in April was outright terrible. Rooms that are situated (especially room number 1!) at the front of the accommodation lie next to the busy Bath street and bring in a lot of traffic noise and at night drunk and loud clubbers congregate in front of the hotel waiting for a cab. Of course we anticipated for this to happen but a room change was not an option. A small part of me admits that noise coming from outside is beyond the control of the staff. However if management is aware of this, why aren’t windows better isolated? And moreover why is a room, such as nr. 1, a bedroom anyway and not a breakfast room or something like that? Noise like this (from people talking, cars driving by to screaming clubbers) is by no means something you want to place paying customers in. Or is it?
In the end the Newton Hotel is truly a cheap place to stay and gets you every standard thing you need. If you fancy car noise while sleeping, the rooms in front are just the ones you want to stay in. Do you want some drunk ‘talk’ to come along with that? No problem, if you book these rooms in the weekend this is thrown in for free! You get the idea right? An overnight in the Newton Hotel seems ideal for loud nightcrawlers who for some reason still need to rest. Nevertheless, I suppose most travelers value a good sleep. I would not recommend an overnight in this place. Glasgow probably has something better to offer. If you don’t have a better option and want some peace and quiet, avoid the rooms in front and don’t, I repeat, don’t book in weekends.
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