Look at me: I can sleep, eat and drink in the same city. Pathetic.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.
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.
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.