Fodor's Expert Review Grand Central Hotel

99 Gordon St., Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 3SF, Scotland Fodor's Choice

One of Europe's great Victorian hotels built when train travel was a luxury, this hotel located within Glasgow's historic train station deserves its name, as everything about it, from the magnificent marble-floor champagne bar to the ballroom fully restored to its original glory, is grand. Original features have been carefully preserved, including the guest-room doors and windows. Many of the rooms (although not all) are spacious with high ceilings, decorated in muted colors, and papered in elegant designs. The menu at the Tempus restaurant celebrates Scottish beef, fish, venison, and duck while huge murals in the dining room commemorate the bygone days of the railway. A bright, modern deli serves coffee and sandwiches on weekdays. The luxurious semicircular champagne bar overlooks the station concourse, providing some visual theater for the visitors to this often-crowded bar.

PROS

  • a real air of luxury
  • most rooms are quite spacious
  • champagne bar is a wonderful place to linger
  • generally spacious rooms
  • great champagne bar for lingering

CONS

  • some noise from street
  • parking is a couple of blocks away
  • some rooms are small
  • parking a couple of blocks away
  • some small rooms
  • occasional noise from street

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 0141-240–3700

HOTEL DETAILS

233 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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