It's OK but an average Premier Inn does better overall.
I am a frequent business traveller and as such I make many overnight stops, some times for 3 or 4 nights and over the years often return. The Admiral Rodney being 'one in case'.
I first stayed with them in May 2006 and over the years have returned at various times when visiting clients in the area as it 's location is really convenient, the last was in early 2012.
I don't totally remember my older visits however, they must have been OK because problem sites tend to log with me.
This time was a little different however. I arrive after a long journey and was greeted with a warm welcome by the reception staff. Upon arriving at my room it was found to be a spacious quiet and cool (temperature!) place, the furnishings were still the original mock antique units that were still in good condition, that's 9 years of use at least, so well looked after, also complemented by a Samsung 'flat screen' TV with Sky. A comfortable good nights sleep was experienced.
The bathroom was compact but perfectly adequate and overall clean however, upon closer inspection, had my reading glasses on! observed that the fittings could benefit from some detailing around them, but to reiterate, perfectly adequate.
Having reserved a place in the restaurant when 'checking in' I was greeted by friendly efficient staff and taken to a quiet table for two. How can I describe the restaurant, it's as far as I'm concerned it's created in a unique and very pleasant Victorian cast iron conservatory style, you have to go to their web site to truly appreciate it.
The meal smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel together with spaghetti carbonara was ordered together with wine (Millstream Pilotage) and arrived promptly. The meal was warm enough although presentation was on holiday. The bagel was quite good however, oh dear, the carbonara, it could have come out of a tin, it was extremely overcooked spaghetti as apposed to al dente, an excess of sauce, by no means uneatable but very average, the wine on the other hand was the complete opposite and very drinkable.
The following night I went for Mediterranean salad which was good and beef and mushroom pie, great quality meat and vegetables spoilt by very firm meat and mushrooms, not raw but poorly cooked and mushy over cooked vegetables, again the wine was the winner, the Grenache Pinot Noir was exceptional.
This is a pity as it has so much to give. It appears to me that the problem is the kitchen, although breakfast was honest with no problems (different team?). In my opinion they need to send the chef/warmer up to the Eglinton Arms, in Eaglesham to see what a Best Weston can do.
If you eat out for your evening meal you could have a pleasant stay with cheerful helpful staff . Perhaps I'm being over critical and caught them at a difficult time, but that's how I saw it, in my opinion the restaurant let it down. less