Historical Traveller Reviews of Jurys Inn Glasgow Hotel
pros of this hotel:excellent location everything you need is nearby. friendly staff. superb air conditioning. ice dispensing machines on every 2nd floor.
cons: double bed is extremely small and uncomfortable. terrible view of train station from the back of hotel. terribly expensive food, phone calls and internet access 5pound per hour!
i would visit this hotel again mainly because of the location as everything is handy and nearby.
Great for Central Glasgow
from A TripAdvisor Member
Excellent room and facilities for the price and an unbeatable City Centre location next door to Central Station.
Breakfast pricey but ok although other cheaper options nearby if needed.
Tiple glazed windows keep out the noise from the railway lines below. Absolute usual standard newish jurys Inn facility which if you get a deal on price is a very good deal.
An excellent value
We stayed at the Jury's Inn for 2 nights in july. We found it to be excellent value. Nice clean rooms with air conditioning and very pleasant accomodating staff.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to any traveller.
s not bad
from A TripAdvisor Member
Location is in an area which has a somewhat industrial feel to it and, therefore, is less than attractive. Access to main part of city requires a short walk left of hotel, past Mosque and right across Victoria Bridge which spans the Clyde River - about 10 mins only. Fairly easy walk to/from active commercial areas, old building magnificent for their architecture, Queen Street Trail Statin. Hotel has a corporate feel to it and staff was detectably edgier than what we experienced in other town/ cities. Breakfast, described as "continental" was really quite adequate and included eggs, sausages, fruit, cereal, croissants, juice, coffee etc.
Best hotel of the whole trip
from A TripAdvisor Member
This is our favorite hotel of the whole three-week trip. The rooms are a large size. The bathroom is large. The showers are wonderful. There is an extra pane of glass on the windows to keep out the noise from the street. The front desk mailed my daughter's postcard for free when all the other hotels gave us directions to the nearest post office. There is a parking garage right around the corner. Just a block away is a nice shopping center and across the street is a grocery store. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant because we had three teenagers with us and the menu was "too gourmet" for them, and a tad pricey for a large family. If my husband and I were alone, we would have happily eaten there--it looked very inviting. We were able to walk to the art gallery and the other sights that interested us. It is right by the waterway, which was a nice walk as well. (But I wouldn't walk along the waterway after dark.)
Great location, excellent accomodation
My partner and myself have just returned from a 3 day shopping break in Glasgow. We stayed at Jurys Inn which is right in the centre of Glasgow literally 10 minutes walk from St Georges Square. Our room was great located on the 11th floor overlooking the river and central station (of which there was no noise!!) On checking in we asked for a room on a high floor with a view and we got exactly what we asked for. Prior to arriving I checked various internet sites to get the best price and Jurys Doyle Hotels site had the best price. £49 for 2 adults per night(breakfast not included). This is the best deal you will get. Do not book breakfast as there is a Wetherspoons bar located 1 minute walk from the hotel and you an get a fabulous breakfast for £2.79 in comparison to Jurys which charge £9.50. To get to the main shopping area from the hotel walk out of front entrance turn left walk to the first set of traffic lights turn right and you walk approx 10 minutes to get to the St Georges Square area where the Buchanan Galleria Shopping Mall is located plus all the nicer shops in Glasgow. Do not even think twice about booking Jurys Inn it is great. Staff are really nice on reception everything is new as the hotel is not even open 2 years. Also if you arrive and its good weather why not try the lovely boat ride just located to the left of the hotel 1 minutes walk behind it. Its great. I would without doubt recommend anyone to stay here!!
Beware the noise!
I got a good last minute deal on the internet through a broker (the hotel itself had quoted me an outrageous price). The hotel is very handy if you're travelling by train. Just make sure that your room is at the back of the hotel. My first room was at the front and from 8 pm onwards my ears were assaulted by the constant boom from the pub across the street. My first room was also in the lobby of the 4th floor, so I also had to endure alot of noise from the lift pinging and people passing by. After a couple of hours I contacted reception who found me a room at the back of the hotel and down a corridor. Even though I was now looking out on a train station I had peace and quiet at last. The rooms at the back are treble-glazed and you would need super-sonic hearing to notice the trains coming in and out.
re not sightseeing!
We stayed here expecting to have a good ol' scottish experience....but we were wrong. You are better off staying in Edinburgh. Glasgow is a city....it seemed drab, except for the shopping center (St. Enoch) and the Science Center (but that does not define "Scotland") Now, the hotel was very accomodating...FORTUNATELY...because we stayed in most of the time. We walked around the shopping areas just to be harrassed by teenage thugs...and most people there...sadly.....stared with discriminating eyes!
My husband and I are avid travellers...and we've never felt this "small" in any place...EVER. This is a CITY...yeah it's close to the train station...restaurants....etc...but if you want to feel the warm and happy friendly scottish atmosphere...find another city to stay in all together.
(PS...I have scottish friends....this is not by any means a way to degrade the city...tourist have preferrences...people have different reasons for coming to this place. Unfortunately, it did not cater to ours)
Great location, but... bad location
We stayed there on a Saturday night. The hotel is in the middle of it all, but outside at night was a bit scary. I didn't realize Glasgow was so rough. We actually witnessed a fight on the sidewalk from our cab. I'm from Washington, DC, and this place intimidated me. That said, the hotel was an excellent value. The staff wasn't overly friendly, but they weren't hostile, either. The room was squeaky clean, modern, and comfortable. The quality of accommodations exceeded my expectations. I would recommend the Jurys, but be wary if you're thinking about staying there on the weekend.
Myself and two friends stayed for one night, we found the room to be very nice and ideal for our short stay. The staff we thought were also very friendly and helpful, until we had a problem! Someone, a man only wearing his briefs managed to gain access to our room early in the morning, which as you can imaging was a bit of a surprise for everyone!!!! When checking out we complained to management who informed as that the card used to enter our room was that of a supervisor! We are still waiting for a response from the Hotel as to their findings of how this could possible happen?!
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