Grasshoppers

Glasgow,

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. More

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.’

Hotel details

Address

87 Union Street
Glasgow
G13 TA
Scotland

Telephone

0141 222 2666

Bedrooms

29.

Open

all year except 4 days Christmas.

Facilities

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

Background music

none.

Children

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

Dogs

allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single £68–£108, double £85–£138. 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 2019 Good Hotel Guide