easyHotel Glasgow is Back and Asking for 9 Quid a Room
With the city undergoing a major urban renewal project and in the throes of an aggressive new tourism campaign, Glasgow is going to need a few more hotel rooms to accommodate its (hoped for) mass influx of visitors. Lucky, then, that easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is planning to reopen his easyHotel, which closed early last year.
The 125-room hotel on Hill Street in Glasgow's city center will reopen on February 1st and, true to the budget airline ethos, rooms will be solidly frill-ree (your room only gets cleaned if you pay an additional fee) but going for ridiculously low prices. Rates will start at £19 a night from Sundays through Thursdays and £29 per night on Fridays and Saturdays. Following the usual "easy" format, the earlier you book, the lower the rate. Additionally the hotel is running a special promotion offering the first five cheapest rooms at £9 a night every night during February and March.
The easyHotel chain has 15 hotels throughout Europe and even as far afield as South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
We found the magic £9 offer still available for stays in late March, but suspect it won't be around for too much longer. If you were hoping to stay here for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, however, you are out of luck as the hotel is fully booked for the duration -- in fact, you'll be lucky to find an affordable Glasgow hotel room at all during those two weeks in the summer. Even the nice but modest Belhaven Hotel is asking for £800!