Moving to Glasgow

MackemBob

Winger
So today was my final day up Glasgow and actually disappointing to leave and shame the role wasnt longer than the agreed couple months. In the short time gained a hell of a lot of knowledge and worked with the leadership and CEO of the client so that has already been a benefit with several new roles in Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester already wanting to speak to me.

Thought id give a bit of a review of the places to stay and eat if anyone is considering a visit in one of the main chains.

Hotels:
Radisson Blu
- easily the best out of the bunch overall. great central location right next to the station and modern and best breakfast by a mile (includes standard heated and cold foods but also eggs Benedict, smoked salmon the lot.

Marriott - very dated rooms and crying for an update (entrance is nice but thats it). located right on the edge near the west end so roughly a 15min walk into the centre

Hilton - been their main upper class hilton they have great rooms as youd expect. very nice breakfast and the place itself is very very nice. located right next to the Marriott and mainly so for the surrounding head offices (like mine) but again only a 15min walk into the center.

Hampton by Hilton - Very much a fancy travelodge with rooms very similar but with that little extra feature. Breakfast probably the worst of the bunch, dont even know where its cooked but resembles the school dinner windows youd get your food from and food tasted basic. not all rooms come with safes. this along with the DoubleTree below are located right in the middle slightly north west of the station.

Hilton DoubleTree - street away from the Hampton and aim to be the "in the middle" hilton hotel, not quite standard hilton but much classier than the Hampton however this is where I had most issues. first week there the safe was fauty (low battery) so never got fixed as i wasnt getting into my hotel till after maintenance were finished. This week in a different room and yep same issue with the safe. Plumbing issues too in this room as i turned the shower on, popped into the main room for 10 seconds to get my phone and returned to a flooded floor. cleaner also moved the tv remote so couldnt find it and while searching located the mess under the beds (tub of lip gloss, bottle tops and what looked like a condom wrapper which i kept away from.



Food
So many to choose from but will name some of the best ones we went to.

Buck's Bar - Looking for Buttermilk style chicken the Buck's Bar is the place to be. Food is amazing and the venue had a great american style theme.

Opium is a great oriental style restaurant with great food but more expensive.

La Lanterna - Italian theres a place next to the train station decent priced called La Lanterna and won many awards for their food too.

Mozza - For pizza Mozza was fantastic and traditional stone oven style cooking with many of their ingredients coming from naples itself.

Mexican tapas there is Topolabamba which do a great wide range of mexican tapas options.
Look at me: I can sleep, eat and drink in the same city. Pathetic.
 

Dun Scathach

Goalkeeper
So today was my final day up Glasgow and actually disappointing to leave and shame the role wasnt longer than the agreed couple months. In the short time gained a hell of a lot of knowledge and worked with the leadership and CEO of the client so that has already been a benefit with several new roles in Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester already wanting to speak to me.

Thought id give a bit of a review of the places to stay and eat if anyone is considering a visit in one of the main chains.

Hotels:
Radisson Blu
- easily the best out of the bunch overall. great central location right next to the station and modern and best breakfast by a mile (includes standard heated and cold foods but also eggs Benedict, smoked salmon the lot.

Marriott - very dated rooms and crying for an update (entrance is nice but thats it). located right on the edge near the west end so roughly a 15min walk into the centre

Hilton - been their main upper class hilton they have great rooms as youd expect. very nice breakfast and the place itself is very very nice. located right next to the Marriott and mainly so for the surrounding head offices (like mine) but again only a 15min walk into the center.

Hampton by Hilton - Very much a fancy travelodge with rooms very similar but with that little extra feature. Breakfast probably the worst of the bunch, dont even know where its cooked but resembles the school dinner windows youd get your food from and food tasted basic. not all rooms come with safes. this along with the DoubleTree below are located right in the middle slightly north west of the station.

Hilton DoubleTree - street away from the Hampton and aim to be the "in the middle" hilton hotel, not quite standard hilton but much classier than the Hampton however this is where I had most issues. first week there the safe was fauty (low battery) so never got fixed as i wasnt getting into my hotel till after maintenance were finished. This week in a different room and yep same issue with the safe. Plumbing issues too in this room as i turned the shower on, popped into the main room for 10 seconds to get my phone and returned to a flooded floor. cleaner also moved the tv remote so couldnt find it and while searching located the mess under the beds (tub of lip gloss, bottle tops and what looked like a condom wrapper which i kept away from.



Food
So many to choose from but will name some of the best ones we went to.

Buck's Bar - Looking for Buttermilk style chicken the Buck's Bar is the place to be. Food is amazing and the venue had a great american style theme.

Opium is a great oriental style restaurant with great food but more expensive.

La Lanterna - Italian theres a place next to the train station decent priced called La Lanterna and won many awards for their food too.

Mozza - For pizza Mozza was fantastic and traditional stone oven style cooking with many of their ingredients coming from naples itself.

Mexican tapas there is Topolabamba which do a great wide range of mexican tapas options.
Shame you didn’t try the Blythswood? Glasgow’s best hotel by some distance.
 
So today was my final day up Glasgow and actually disappointing to leave and shame the role wasnt longer than the agreed couple months. In the short time gained a hell of a lot of knowledge and worked with the leadership and CEO of the client so that has already been a benefit with several new roles in Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester already wanting to speak to me.

Thought id give a bit of a review of the places to stay and eat if anyone is considering a visit in one of the main chains.

Hotels:
Radisson Blu
- easily the best out of the bunch overall. great central location right next to the station and modern and best breakfast by a mile (includes standard heated and cold foods but also eggs Benedict, smoked salmon the lot.

Marriott - very dated rooms and crying for an update (entrance is nice but thats it). located right on the edge near the west end so roughly a 15min walk into the centre

Hilton - been their main upper class hilton they have great rooms as youd expect. very nice breakfast and the place itself is very very nice. located right next to the Marriott and mainly so for the surrounding head offices (like mine) but again only a 15min walk into the center.

Hampton by Hilton - Very much a fancy travelodge with rooms very similar but with that little extra feature. Breakfast probably the worst of the bunch, dont even know where its cooked but resembles the school dinner windows youd get your food from and food tasted basic. not all rooms come with safes. this along with the DoubleTree below are located right in the middle slightly north west of the station.

Hilton DoubleTree - street away from the Hampton and aim to be the "in the middle" hilton hotel, not quite standard hilton but much classier than the Hampton however this is where I had most issues. first week there the safe was fauty (low battery) so never got fixed as i wasnt getting into my hotel till after maintenance were finished. This week in a different room and yep same issue with the safe. Plumbing issues too in this room as i turned the shower on, popped into the main room for 10 seconds to get my phone and returned to a flooded floor. cleaner also moved the tv remote so couldnt find it and while searching located the mess under the beds (tub of lip gloss, bottle tops and what looked like a condom wrapper which i kept away from.



Food
So many to choose from but will name some of the best ones we went to.

Buck's Bar - Looking for Buttermilk style chicken the Buck's Bar is the place to be. Food is amazing and the venue had a great american style theme.

Opium is a great oriental style restaurant with great food but more expensive.

La Lanterna - Italian theres a place next to the train station decent priced called La Lanterna and won many awards for their food too.

Mozza - For pizza Mozza was fantastic and traditional stone oven style cooking with many of their ingredients coming from naples itself.

Mexican tapas there is Topolabamba which do a great wide range of mexican tapas options.
I've been up here in Glasgow Monday to Friday since May and will be here until February or March. I'm staying in a nice area (Giffnock) but getting a bit bored eating out now. I'm moving into a new flat so I can cook some of my own stuff. Plus my mrs thinks I'm on holiday stopping in a hotel :lol:

Did you try the Butchers Shop Bar and Grill?
 

ARs biscuit

Goalkeeper
What an in depth, concise and informative review of the area, i'm sure it will be of use to people visiting the area........



However, i failed to take a lot of it in and had you down as a complete c*** from the off as you started off your review with the word "So".
Hipster bellhousen springs to mind.

Nee offence like, and i will give you 5 👍's up for detail.
 

mcq10

Striker
So today was my final day up Glasgow and actually disappointing to leave and shame the role wasnt longer than the agreed couple months. In the short time gained a hell of a lot of knowledge and worked with the leadership and CEO of the client so that has already been a benefit with several new roles in Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester already wanting to speak to me.

Thought id give a bit of a review of the places to stay and eat if anyone is considering a visit in one of the main chains.

Hotels:
Radisson Blu
- easily the best out of the bunch overall. great central location right next to the station and modern and best breakfast by a mile (includes standard heated and cold foods but also eggs Benedict, smoked salmon the lot.

Marriott - very dated rooms and crying for an update (entrance is nice but thats it). located right on the edge near the west end so roughly a 15min walk into the centre

Hilton - been their main upper class hilton they have great rooms as youd expect. very nice breakfast and the place itself is very very nice. located right next to the Marriott and mainly so for the surrounding head offices (like mine) but again only a 15min walk into the center.

Hampton by Hilton - Very much a fancy travelodge with rooms very similar but with that little extra feature. Breakfast probably the worst of the bunch, dont even know where its cooked but resembles the school dinner windows youd get your food from and food tasted basic. not all rooms come with safes. this along with the DoubleTree below are located right in the middle slightly north west of the station.

Hilton DoubleTree - street away from the Hampton and aim to be the "in the middle" hilton hotel, not quite standard hilton but much classier than the Hampton however this is where I had most issues. first week there the safe was fauty (low battery) so never got fixed as i wasnt getting into my hotel till after maintenance were finished. This week in a different room and yep same issue with the safe. Plumbing issues too in this room as i turned the shower on, popped into the main room for 10 seconds to get my phone and returned to a flooded floor. cleaner also moved the tv remote so couldnt find it and while searching located the mess under the beds (tub of lip gloss, bottle tops and what looked like a condom wrapper which i kept away from.



Food
So many to choose from but will name some of the best ones we went to.

Buck's Bar - Looking for Buttermilk style chicken the Buck's Bar is the place to be. Food is amazing and the venue had a great american style theme.

Opium is a great oriental style restaurant with great food but more expensive.

La Lanterna - Italian theres a place next to the train station decent priced called La Lanterna and won many awards for their food too.

Mozza - For pizza Mozza was fantastic and traditional stone oven style cooking with many of their ingredients coming from naples itself.

Mexican tapas there is Topolabamba which do a great wide range of mexican tapas options.
You’re guaranteed to be a right fat fuck now mind. :lol:

Everyone I know who works away from home for a long period of time in an office based job always ends up at least a good stone heavier after eating in restaurants every day.
 

MackemRocker

Full Back
What about your band are you still chanting for them?
Aye was there weekdays and back for gigging weekends.
Diary is fucking rammed. Looking forward to greens 15th next month in town
I've been up here in Glasgow Monday to Friday since May and will be here until February or March. I'm staying in a nice area (Giffnock) but getting a bit bored eating out now. I'm moving into a new flat so I can cook some of my own stuff. Plus my mrs thinks I'm on holiday stopping in a hotel :lol:

Did you try the Butchers Shop Bar and Grill?
I didn’t mate no, sometimes we were in the head office till 8/9pm at night so was whatever was local to the hotel
 
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MackemRocker

Full Back
What an in depth, concise and informative review of the area, i'm sure it will be of use to people visiting the area........



However, i failed to take a lot of it in and had you down as a complete c*** from the off as you started off your review with the word "So".
Hipster bellhousen springs to mind.

Nee offence like, and i will give you 5 👍's up for detail.
Haha I’ll give you 5👍 Back for the review mate 😂

but aye a hipster is fuck all like me
 

ouro

Striker
Hilton Honors - you should get up to Gold nice and quickly. And you'll get a few free stays out of it too.

Other chains probably have similar deals in place, but make sure you take advantage.
I stay with loads of them for work and like you say, you rattle up the tiers in no time.
 

MackemRocker

Full Back
If you ever need a top Bassist I'm your man marra.
Already got one who nailed the job with a 6 string warrick

I’ll keep ya in mind though marra 😉
I stay with loads of them for work and like you say, you rattle up the tiers in no time.
Managed to get Radisson Blue Gold after 3 nights because they had some screw up on the system so that’s canny
 
Already got one who nailed the job with a 6 string warrick

I’ll keep ya in mind though marra 😉

Managed to get Radisson Blue Gold after 3 nights because they had some screw up on the system so that’s canny
I'm a good friend of Gaz marra I'm not stepping on his shoes just stating that I'm fully available on Bass should you need my assistance.
 

ouro

Striker
Already got one who nailed the job with a 6 string warrick

I’ll keep ya in mind though marra 😉

Managed to get Radisson Blue Gold after 3 nights because they had some screw up on the system so that’s canny
Some of the rewards are shit mind: 'two bottles of complimentary water in your room' *in selected hotels
 

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