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Note to Hotel Managers: Being a Jerk on TripAdvisor Will Get You Fired

January 14, 2014 at 4:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

For some time now, we've been skeptical of the reviews on TripAdvisor, especially after a few scandals broke out about hotels manipulating reviews or worse, bribing guests to write good reviews. But at least one person was still keeping it real on TripAdvisor. Too bad it got him fired.

Tnooz picked up on this story about a hotel manager at the budget Georgian House Hotel in Glasgow who was mocking reviewers who complained about his hotel. Some choice retorts that he posted on TripAdvisor include:

· "What do you expect for so little cash?"

· "If you want a good breakfast go to the Hilton and pay £100.00 a night. You pay little you get little."

· "Thanks for your money, sucker. Long may the idiot line continue."

· “With only one person to look after the place what do you expect. Think about what you paid.”

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easyHotel Glasgow is Back and Asking for 9 Quid a Room

January 2, 2014 at 10:27 AM | by | Comments (0)

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.

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British Airways Offers Two Free Hotel Nights With Roundtrip UK Ticket

Where: Various Hotels, United Kingdom
January 10, 2013 at 2:17 PM | by | Comments (0)

British Airways announced today its "Big British Invite," a promotion that offers two nights free accommodation in select UK hotels when you purchase a roundtrip ticket between the US and the UK.

You can book this deal through March 31, 2013, and the free hotel stay is valid for travel from January 9 through May 31, 2013. In other words, you must book the airline tickets by March 31st for travel between now and the end of May.

There are participating hotels in London, Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, and Edinburgh, and while there are an abundance of Holiday Inns on the list, you'd be silly to pass up the extra nights. Hotels in London include the Royal National, President, Aloft London ExCel and Rembrandt.

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Hotel Indigo Glasgow Is Open But It'll Cost You

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  Site Where: 75 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 7DA
April 25, 2011 at 3:22 PM | by | Comments (3)

Well, that told us. No sooner had we expressed doubts that Hotel Indigo Glasgow would be opening on schedule last Monday, what with the website not accepting bookings and no staff around to answer the phone when we called to reserve, someone from the hotel told us we were wrong, and that the hotel did in fact open as planned on 18 April. Our bad. Maybe having some staff on rezzie duty three days before opening might have solved that confusion.

Anyways, a room tonight will set you back £129, whereas last time we checked, they were going for £115. It’s an odd decision to up their prices, seeing as Malmaison, which is probably the hotel they’re most likely trying to challenge, has rooms for tonight for £89, or, if you spend £75 in the restaurant, they’ll give you a room for £10.

Alternatively, you can score a room at the delicious Hotel du Vin Glasgow for £75 tonight. And that, don’t forget, is not only among our top sexy hotels evah, but also comes with free sightings of The Great Piers Morgan thrown in on the side.

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Hotel Indigo Glasgow May Not Be Picking Up The Phone As Scheduled On Monday

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  Site Where: 75 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 7DA
April 15, 2011 at 11:53 AM | by | Comment (1)

Ruh roh, are we looking at another delayed hotel opening? This time it’s the turn of the Hotel Indigo Glasgow, which was scheduled to open on Monday. Only problem is, that although the website states that the opening date is on track, it isn’t showing any availability until the following Monday, 25 April.

It does, however, have a note saying that for reservations before 2 May, you're meant to call them. So, to give them the benefit of the doubt, we gave them a call today (during office hours - at 3pm Glasgow time no less) and found the phone ringing, ringing... and going straight to voicemail. Not answering the phone at 3pm? That doesn't sound like a hotel opening in three days time.

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All Piers Morgan Wants from a Hotel is a Good Glass of Wine (and Some Sex)

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  Site Where: One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 18, 2011 at 3:51 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hotel beds and wine o’clock: two of the loves of Piers Morgan

It was as we were perusing the website of Hotel du Vin, the posh, claw-bathtub-and-rubber-ducky-included-as-standard boutique British chain, the other week, that we noticed a familiar face: Piers Morgan.

Yes! Ebullient Piers riffing on the joys of a hotel brand that’s based around its dedication to all kinds of wine. According to his blurb on the website:

I think I travel far, far too much. I need somewhere I can truly unwind. A place that offers me what I need, when I need it. Be it with friends or for business I look forward to stunning food and a thankfully peaceful nights sleep to recharge the batteries. Did I mention they do a great glass of wine too?

(Nice work crowbarring the word “glass” in there, Piers. We believe you.)

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Hotel Indigo Glasgow Announces an Opening Date of 18 April, But Expect May

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  Site Where: 75 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 7DA
February 25, 2011 at 11:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

The Hotel Indigo roll out is gathering speed, first we gave you the low down on Hotel Indigo Liverpool and this week it’s Hotel Indigo Glasgow.

According to the website, it's due to open April 18, though the fact that reservations are only being taken for 2 May onwards makes us think that it's going to be another delayed opening. Located on the corner of Waterloo and Blythswood Street, in the heart of Glasgow's financial district the hotel will be housed within a 19th century Victorian building - let’s just hope they keep some of its original features.

Rated a four-star plus each of the 94 rooms will have wood floors, wool rugs, unique murals featuring city scenes, free WiFi and iPod docks. Whilst the property will also feature state of the art business facilities and a bar and grill named Limelight. And we have to say, that studded headboard is looking fly already.

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Year-Round Sexy Hotels: Hotel du Vin Glasgow

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  Site Where: One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow, United Kingdom
February 2, 2011 at 4:07 PM | by | Comments (0)

Nothing says "I heart you boo" more than a romantic getaway, but sexytime isn't just for Valentine's Day. So if you don't have time to catch one of the V-Day packages we're profiling this week, we're also presenting you with some year-round sexy options. Whether you're into raunch, roses, or Rosé, every day this week, we’ll pick a different property that we think will knock your socks—and who knows what else—off.

When it comes to Scotland, Edinburgh usually tops the go-see list. Still, we’re partial to Glasgow, and its louche, devil-may-care atmosphere. The city once had a rough rep, but today there are plenty of pretty spots. Plus, some once-gritty hoods are cleaning up their act, while retaining a bit of flavor.

One such area is the now-trendy West End, which is home to the Hotel du Vin Glasgow. A row of Victorian townhouses were connected to make the place—which has an air of an old gentleman’s club what with the welcome whisky, oak wood panels and a bistro that Gordon Ramsay once owned. In other words, testosterone's in the air.

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Citizen M Glasgow Is Now Finally Open; London and NYC are Next

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  Site Where: 60 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G2 3BW
September 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM | by | Comments (0)

Yes! We’ve been waiting for a while now for citizenM to open its Glasgow property, and finally it’s here.

The citizenM Glasgow opened on Thursday and contains 198 rooms – or rather, pods – over eight floors on the corner of Hope and Renfrew Streets. It sounds pretty sexy, too – a red spiral staircase to reach the lobby, and a bar with huge windows looking out at the street below.

Don’t expect the rooms to be the same as the Amsterdam ones: the Glasgow property includes:

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Guests At Hilton Glasgow Hit With Stomach Bug

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  Site Where: 1 William Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom, G3 8HT
July 19, 2010 at 10:35 AM | by | Comments (0)

Hmm, perhaps we should always choose the anti-bacterial hand sanitizer when given the chance. Given what's happening at the Hilton Glasgow at the moment, we're thinking that anything a hotel can do to prevent the spread of germs is a major plus.

Two guests of the Scottish hotel are in hospital today after 24 guests and 14 staff members came down with symptoms of a Norovirus. While the viral infection is not usually serious—15 guests have already recovered and checked out of the hotel—the outbreak is a health and PR concern for Hilton and for hotels everywhere.

The infected guests and hotel staffers were hit with sudden bouts of diarrhea and vomiting, reports the Evening Times. But public-health officials are still awaiting results to determine the exact nature and origin of the virus.

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Will CitizenM Open Its Glasgow Property This Summer?

May 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM | by | Comment (1)

Citizen M Schiphol. We likes the pod.

UPDATE: Citizen Diego at CitizenM tells us the 198-room hotel will indeed open this summer. The exact opening date will be published on the CitizenM Twitter and Facebook pages sometime soon.

Don’t you just love a hotel mystery? Yes, yes you do. So here goes. The funky Dutch budget brand citizenM was due to open its first still funky but non-Dutch outpost in Glasgow late last year. But it kind of disappeared off the radar.

We didn’t think any more about it, until we got the citizenM email newsletter through last week, and in it, they’re running a competition for a two-night stay in Glasgow.

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Malmaison Presents a Tale of Two Scottish Cities

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  Site Where: 1 Tower Place, Leith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 7DB
February 19, 2010 at 1:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

Mal Edinburgh - the original Malmaison

We’re fans of the British Malmaison chain for decent value in interesting locations (all their hotels used to be some kind of cool old building) so we’d be up for trying their latest package – a Tale of Two Scottish Cities.

It’s no quicky break –you’ll spend a whole week between Glasgow and Edinburgh – but you won’t be stuck for things to do in either of those places. Split seven nights either way (we suggest three in Edinburgh and four in Glasgow, for ease of reaching the Highlands in the day time), and for £500 per person, you’ll get one Brasserie meal at each hotel, a bottle of whisky at one, and champagne at the other.

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