Good Hotel Guide Review
Just a hop from Glasgow’s cultural attractions, with views across the glass roof of Central Station, Barrie Munn’s budget hotel occupies the penthouse floor of a 1905 office building. A trusted reader, having buzzed the intercom and punched in a code, passed through an ‘unprepossessing’ street door and took the lift. On arrival he received ‘a warm welcome from a Scottish hostess’, and found ‘a small seating area’ at one end of a ‘brightly lit’ corridor. At the other end was The Kitchen, where meals are served, and the day’s treats were ‘free cakes, mulled wine and ice cream’. His bedroom was ‘pod-like but clean, with a wooden floor, a desk with a lamp, a plastic chair’. A shower room, occupying a corner, had a ‘sliding door, Villeroy & Boch fittings, Arran Aromatics toiletries’. Another reader, staying in summer, found his room too hot without air conditioning. You should order supper in advance, from a buffet (maybe soup, salads, chicken pie, lamb curry). Our reader ate out, but breakfast was a ‘delicious hot buffet, served by a friendly Glaswegian waitress’. Verdict: ‘Basic, but clean, modern and superbly located for travellers either staying in or passing through the city.’
87 Union Street
0141 222 2666
all year except 4 days Christmas.
breakfast/supper room, sitting room with small bar, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky).
all ages welcomed, cots and extra beds (request at time of booking).
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B single £68–£108, double £85–£138. À la carte £17.
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