Grasshoppers

Glasgow, Scotland

It feels a bit like finding platform 9¾ but trust us: buzz an intercom to enter a grand, buff-stone railway office block by Glasgow Central, ride the lift to the penthouse and step into a cool city hotel. More

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It feels a bit like finding platform 9¾ but trust us: buzz an intercom to enter a grand, buff-stone railway office block by Glasgow Central, ride the lift to the penthouse and step into a cool city hotel. Created to offer unstuffy, affordable luxury, it is run by a welcoming team, and combines Scandi urban chic with the original features of the classical-style Edwardian Caledonian Chambers. Some bedrooms overlook the station’s Victorian glazed roof. All have bespoke ash laminate furniture, a king-size bed, a desk, handmade wallpaper, oak flooring, Pedrali lighting, a Grohe power shower, Arran Aromatics toiletries, bottled water – and Smarties. On arrival guests are offered tea or coffee and home-baked cake, with a constant supply of daily treats such as sausage rolls, gingerbread and ice cream. There is a sitting room with blue panelling and modern artwork, but the kitchen is the hub, a place to relax over a help-yourself deli supper on weekday nights. At breakfast there are cheeses and charcuterie, eggs and bacon, fruit, yoghurts, kedgeree on certain days. Half-price parking nearby is a boon.

Hotel details

Address

87 Union Street
Glasgow
G13 TA
Scotland

Telephone

0141 222 2666

Bedrooms

29.

Open

all year except week at Christmas, food served Mon–Thurs (weekend suppers, given a day's notice).

Facilities

breakfast/supper room, sitting room with small bar, in-room TV (Freeview), discounted car parking, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, no charge for cot or extra bed for under-12s if space allows (request at time of booking).

Dogs

small dogs allowed if they can be left in room (no charge, no barking).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £85, 
singles from £75, triples from £115. 
À la carte £17.

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Comments about Grasshoppers

Very accurately described in the Guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and took advantage of the very pleasant and modestly priced suppers on both nights of our stay. The Patron was very welcoming. A great find. - Michael John Blakely - June 2019
Though basic, it represents excellent value for money. It is clean and modern ,and superbly located for travellers either staying in or passing through the city. My room was pod-like but clean and functional.The tiny shower occupied a corner, separated by a solid wood sliding door. A delicious hot buffet breakfast, served and cleared via an adjoining galley kitchen by a friendly female Glaswegian. - Robert Gower - December 2018
Grasshoppers has a lot going for it, but the room we were in, though nice, was too hot at night, even with the roof-fan on, and could have done with air-conditioning. The food is good (both dinner and breakfast) but eaten in a cramped room. Good views, handy location for sight-seeing, and friendly helpful staff. - MS - August 2017

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