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Novotel - budget city centre hotel
Novotel Hotel (Glasgow)
Member Name: credit_crunch
Novotel Hotel (Glasgow)
Advantages: Great city centre hotel, modern bathroom, good breakfast
Disadvantages: rooms are slightly dated in comparison to the rest of the hotel
I have just returned from an overnight stay at this hotel in Glasgow. I had never been before, so I was aware it may have been a challenge to find! The one way system is very difficult to get your head around, especially if you have never been to this city before. Luckily when we picked up our hire car, we were given a map of the city centre. We also had to use the google maps app on our iphones.
Anyway we were checking into the hotel late afternoon - just after 4 pm. I was aware there were limited parking spaces, but as we arrived at the hotel, there was a parking space right outside the main entrance.
We parked up and went inside to check in, and to also see the hotel had any spaces left. Unfortunately the hotel's parking was full, so we had to leave the car on the street. This was frustrating, as we had to continue to feed the meter until 6pm, then go back out at 8am on Saturday morning to start feeding the meter again.
Check in was very simple & straight forward, as I had paid in full when I booked the hotel online. I was given details for the breakfast, and also for the fitness centre (which we didn't get round to seeing.).
The reception area is bright and very modern, as was the bar & restaurant. There is also free internet access on some computers in the reception.
Our room was on the 4th floor, and the trip to our room was quote pleasant, although the lifts are very small - apparently they hold 8 people, but at one point there were 3 adults & one suitcase and it proved a little tight!
Once we got to our room, we were rather surprised by the décor. The carpet appeared unclean, and everything was pretty basic - however the bathroom was fantastic- the shower heads were such a luxury! It was slightly strange that the toilet was separate - and it was also very cramped!
The room was very basic, but considering we had paid £69 for 2 people to include breakfast, we weren't really surprised.
We went to breakfast the next day, and there was a very good range of cooked foods, along with cereals, breads, yoghurts etc - typical continental breakfast items.
Service was very friendly throughout our stay & I would recommend this hotel to friends on a budget.
I more than likely would stay again, as it was central to the shopping centre, bars and restaurants, but I would not be willing to pay the hotels own advertised price.
Summary: affordable & comfortable hotel.
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