She researched Glasgow for a hotel and decided that the Grand Central Hotel looked good and after I had a chance to review her research I agreed. The hotel, originally built in 1883 in the Queen Anne style (an English Baroque style) and extended in 1907, forms the front of the Glasgow Central Railway Station and it was one of Glasgow’s most prestigious hotels in its heyday.
It even hosted important notables such as Hollywood great, Frank Sinatra and statesman Winston Churchill. It was extensively refurbished and re-opened in 2010 as a grand upscale hotel and has won many awards at the Scottish Hotel Awards, including Glasgow Hotel of the Year. It has also been awarded 4 stars by both the AA and Visit Scotland.
The living room and the bedroom were each furnished with a large flat-screen TV which really comes in handy for couples like Susan and I that have totally different tastes when it comes to watching television. Overall, the suite was extremely comfortable and most important for us, sparkling clean.
To say the least we were not happy with the circumstances but we resigned ourselves to sit it out. What else could we do? I know that you’re thinking that we should have asked for ear plugs but we travel with ear plugs and they didn’t help at all. I really feel that management had the obligation to inform customers that would be impacted by this situation prior to checking in.
Even with this problem, after considering all aspects of the Grand Central Hotel, it would be on my short list if I ever travel to Glasgow again!