Glasgow, Scotland

A recent guest describes this modern, style-conscious and budget-friendly penthouse hotel, next to Glasgow Central Station, as a ‘great find’. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A recent guest describes this modern, style-conscious and budget-friendly penthouse hotel, next to Glasgow Central Station, as a ‘great find’. From the less-than-promising entrance, a lift whisks guests up six floors to a Scandi-meets-urban eyrie of dove-grey and white with pale oak floors, contemporary furniture and soft lighting, there to be greeted by its ‘very welcoming’ owner, Barrie Munn. A corridor leads to the bedrooms, either overlooking the rooftops of Union Street or the station’s glazed roof. Stylishly simple bedrooms have large casement windows (with blackout curtains), handmade wallpaper and plump duvet. Pod-like bathrooms are compact but have a powerful shower and Arran Aromatics toiletries. There is a small bar in the sitting room. Breakfast, a feast of bacon and eggs, fresh fruit and yogurt as well as porridge, cheeses and cold meats, is served in The Kitchen where home-made cakes, sausage rolls and tea and coffee are freely available. Our reviewer ordered the ‘modestly priced’ suppers in advance, and found them ‘very pleasant’. ‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay,’ he enthuses. (Michael Blakely)

Hotel details


87 Union Street
G13 TA


0141 222 2666




all year except 4 days Christmas.


breakfast/supper room, sitting room with small bar, in-room TV (Sky).

Background music



all ages welcomed, cots and extra beds (request at time of booking).



Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


per room B&B single £70–£108, double £90–£148. 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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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide