Arrival and welcome;
I arrived at 13:30, reception was highly welcoming which is always a good start! I had been pre-allocated room 207, a double executive, which had been booked via British Airways as the hotel features in their recommended hotels list for Glasgow central.
Not far from Charing Cross station, taxi from Central Station to the hotel cost about £4.00. Standard dark-brick building, well cared for and obviously the staff take pride in the building. Original features such as iron and stone staircase have been kept in keeping with Best Western being unique in every hotel you go to.
Double executive, room 207, 1st floor. The room effectively had it's own front door lobby. Light, airy room with high-ceilings. Huge comfortable bed with 4 pillows, plenty of desk space, 32" TV, bright pure white bathroom with shower in bath. Room never too hot, nor too cold. Perfect temperature throughout the night. The view out the room was looking down into a tiny court yard, but there was no noise coming from it, and still let ample day light into the room.
Staff take pride in their hotel, and the hotel was quiet throughout the night. There is a folder in the room giving you a personal welcome to the hotel by the manager. Yes, the hotel does not have an evening restaurant or bar, but it does have a lounge area for use, and there is a room service menu which can be ordered from 1830 - 2100. I didn't take advantage of this but if you didn't want to eat in your room you were free to use the breakfast room. I didn't take advantage of the breakfast either so I cannot comment on this. The night porter also kindly booked a taxi for the following morning, which I had to amend. Again, this was no problem at all.
The original features of the hotel have clearly been kept and looked after. The staff will go the extra mile, and the room was generally well appointed.
Not so loved;
The view out of the room. It would have been nice to see something other than the back of the hotel courtyard, but this was not something I was bothered about as this was mainly a business trip.
Value for money;
I booked through British Airways when booking flights, and for mid week, a double executive room cost me just shy of £100 which, for what I got, I thought this was good value for money, and I would return for sure. less