on December 10, 2006
Basics and LocationJurys Inn, Glasgow is a budget conscience hotel that also happens to be clean and centrally located! We booked this hotel for only one night and were pleasantly surprised. We paid 60 GBP and had no problems checking in. We arrived from Edinburgh to Glasgow's Queen Street Station and walked a short 15 minutes to get to the hotel. Our room on the 11th floor had a view of the other main station, Central Station. You know what this means, any where you want to go in Scotland is easily accessible if you use Jurys Inn as a home base. The RoomThe room had basic amenities. Nice decor, comfortable bed, clean bathroom, a hot pot to boil water, television (with cable) and a nice-sized, clean bathroom. Like other hotels in Scotland, you put your key card in a slot next to the door and it makes all electrical items work. What an energy efficient way to run a hotel and I've yet to see this in the US. The HotelThe hotel had a Restaurant (Infusion), a bar (Intro), a coffee bar (Il Barista) and wireless access. I did not get to eat at any of the in-Hotel restaurants. The lobby was very clean, the staff were nice. It was such a comfortable place to hangout. What's there to do for fun?We were hungry. Very hungry. There were many near-by choices, but we chose the closest non-hotel option. At the nearest corner, we found the Crystal Palace. This was our first introduction to Scottish food. It was delicious. I ate the Scottish pie and my husband ate a lamb and mint burger. The restaurant also doubled as a bar and was very lively and fun. Wanting to try out another place, we walked over to Grant Arm Pub. We enjoyed the karaoke and the pleasant atmosphere. The next morning we woke up and I wanted to get a haircut. We walked over to St. Enoch Square Shopping Center. There are a lot of shops, restaurants and even a hair salon. My husband left me to get a hair cut and he went around to take pictures. Stay here if you like...Clean, centrally located, friendly, budget, comfortable, simple hotels. Great for business or pleasure. This is not the place to stay if you like resort-type environments where pampering is more important than anything else.
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