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A crown for the crowne
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Glasgow)
Member Name: gargrave50
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Glasgow)
Date: 08/09/09, updated on 25/09/09 (208 review reads)
Advantages: Well situated for the SECC and Armadillo
Disadvantages: It would be nice to eat outwith the bar area, with the same menu / price
I have stayed in this hotel before it changed its name - it was previously known as the Millenium hotel and has now changed hands. The interior doesn't appear to have changed much and therefore I assume the overnight experience is relatively unchanged and therefore overall good. Although I haven't stayed overnight at the Crowne Plaza since its name change, we recently visited there after a show at the Armadillo. We booked a table for food at the bar which is in the centre of the reception area, great for people watching! There are a variety of seating options from soft booth style seating, to bar stools and tables, and just outwith the direct bar area are some soft sofas where you can enjoy a drink but can't eat!
The food menu offered an excellent selection at fairly reasonable prices. We ordered a club sandwich with french fries, and a cheeseburger with french fries and a bottle of white house wine. The total for this was £21 which wasn't incredibly expensive given that it is within a hotel bar! The portions were generous and the food was delicious, served hot and within a reasonable time given that the bar was busy.
The staff were friendly and made conversation despite the fact that the bar was packed with people from the show nearby! Definately worth a visit, even if just to pop in for a drink while you wait on a lift home from a show!
When I had stayed at the hotel before they changed their name, the rooms were of a decent size, although we paid for a junior suite and it wasn't much more than a slightly larger than standard room. The breakfast was a buffet style with a good selection of hot and cold foods. I note from their literature on my visit that they still offer the same style of breakfast service.
They often do good overnight rates for the weekends, ideal for those wishing to visit Glasgow. Its location is pleasant and great for those visiting the SECC. There is a covered walkway access to the train station where a frequent service would take any visitors into the city centre in less than 8 minutes.
Overall a good base for those wishing to stay, but equally great just to pop in for food and drinks! A nice place to meet friends away from the hustle and bustle of the city!
Summary: A great spot for a bite
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