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Cheap city centre hotel
Premier Inn (Glasgow City Centre)
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Premier Inn (Glasgow City Centre)
Advantages: Good location, clean, friendly staff
Disadvantages: Have to pay extra for breakfast, need to pay for parking
Premier Inn promotes themself as a budget chain of hotels. They struggle to compete with my personal favourite chain, Travelodge, but are they any good?
Over the last year I have visited the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre, on a number of occasions as friends and family have stayed there.
Located just off George Square you can't really get a much more central location. Within 5 minutes walk of the city's 2 main train stations, bus station and the heart of the shopping district you will certainly find lots to do here.
Past the hotel reception is a medium sized bar/restaurant where the buffet breakfast is served. This breakfast is not usually included in the cost of the hotel room and costs £7.95 per adult whilst kids under 16 eat free. I had the breakfast here last month, although on this occassion I was not staying at the hotel. Staff were more than happy to serve us anyway and as I only wanted a continental breakfast my meal only cost around £5. There was the usual variety of cereals, the dreaded toast machine, croissants, fruits, fresh juices, teas and coffees. If you have opted for the full breakfast the buffet you can choose from also includes the usual fry up - sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes etc.
I think the breakfast is a little overpriced but the food was all delicious. The service was very friendly if a little slow at clearing your plates.
The one problem was that the toilets were located back out through the reception area and downstairs, very annoying!
The restaurant also serves meals at night which my friends had had the night before and said were very good. I haven't had a meal here and would reccommend you visit one of the surrounding restaurants instead as some of the city's best venues surround this hotel such as Cafe India and Italian Kitchen.
There are 239 rooms in the hotel and there are lifts to all rooms with disabled rooms also available. Rooms are either twin, double or family rooms with the family rooms being the usual pull out sofa beds.
Unlike Travelodge, the rooms do come equipped with hair dryers. Irons, extra towels and pillows are available on request and staff have always provided quite happily.
The rooms are fairly basic and are a decent size for 2 of you in a double room. They have a modern pleasant decor and the rooms are always clean and staff are willing to help with any queries.
Check in is 2pm and check out 12pm. Bookings can be made at www.permierinn.com and you can often good deals when booking in advance. Parking is available at the NCP car park and the hotel provides a 25% discount on the cost of this.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a reasonably priced hotel in Glasgow city centre
Summary: Well priced hotel in great city centre location
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