Review: Jury's Inn Glasgow

 

Where is it

On the banks of the River Clyde in the heart of the city, beside the central railway station. Within easy walking distance to flagship stores and designer outlets in and around Buchanan Street, the largest retail centre in Britain outside London. A riverside walkway leads to the SSE Hydro entertainment arena and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 1.5 miles away.

Situated on Jamaica Street, the four star hotel in Glasgow is within a ten minute walk of three major stations- Glasgow Central, Queen Street and Argyle Street making it the ideal hotel for transport links within the city centre.

Fact file:

  • Four Star Hotel
  • 321 Rooms
  • Wheelchair Friendly Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Costa Coffee Bar
  • Room Service
  • Free Wifi
  • 10 Meeting Rooms
  • Discounted Parking
  • (public car park opposite)

Review

Rooms – The rooms are of a good standard. I’ve stayed a few times (about 12 times) and I always ask for a front facing room. The rear facing rooms overlook Central Station, and although you can’t hear the trains, I just prefer the front facing rooms. The bathrooms are big enough and I’ve always found them to be very clean with good amenities. There’s an iron and ironing board in every room which I find really useful. The beds are very comfortable with plenty of soft/hard pillows to choose from. Flat screen T.V’s in every room, as well as air con. The tea/coffee facilities are always well stocked. 7/10

Facilities – Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and I’ve always found it to have good coverage. Saying that, the last time I stayed I had to continuously re-connect but that’s the first time I’ve had any issues. I’ve never used the meeting rooms but I have seen them; they look flexible, spacious, clean, and look to be an all-round very high standard.

Restaurant - I normally have my evening meal in the bar rather than the restaurant (usually for the football). The food has always been excellent. Really good. The fish & chips are a favourite of mine. However, sometimes if you get a sandwich/burger, they get served in small wooden crates. These are one of those things that look good but just don’t work. You have to manoeuvre your meal in and out of this basket if you want to put your sandwich/burger up or down. They really annoy me. Just serve on plates. 8/10 or 4/10 if served in a crate.

Breakfast is a buffet in the restaurant. I’ve never had to wait for a table and the area is always kept very clean and well stocked. Plenty of choice of full English (or Scottish!), continental, tea’s and coffees, shakes, cereals and fruit. Really tasty and all round a very good standard. 8/10

Feel - Contemporary modern and functional open plan design favoured by the Jurys Inn chain. The Glasgow identity is displayed in photographic images of city landmarks and its river. With high occupancy rates, the ambiance is busy and convivial in a brightly decorated Grill Bar and small lobby lounge.

Service - Always excellent. The staff are always on hand - you never have to search for them. They are always polite, professional and extremely helpful. Amongst the best I’ve came across, a credit to Jurys Inn. 10/10

Would I recommend – Absolutely. My employer has a travel policy that is going to be very typical to businesses across the UK, and this hotel fits the bill. Overall a very good standard with excellent service. Of course you could get better, but my travel policy won’t allow it. Can I get better within my policy? I’d be surprised. Great value.

Overall a 7.5/10