Discovering Glasgow: Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries (image from the Premier Inn website)

There’s nothing like staying in the middle of it all and that’s what I did recently when I stayed at Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries.  If you want to be right in the heart of everything with easy access to shopping, theatres, and everything else, then this is the spot for you in Glasgow.  The hotel has easy access to Buchanan Galleries, one of the big shopping centers in Glasgow with over 80 stores, which makes it maybe too convenient for any would be and excited shopper.

Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and the third largest city in the UK.  I have a thing for Scotland, which goes back to my days of working at a pub in England.  My pub manager, Bill, who I adored was from Scotland, but it took me about a month to understand what he was saying to me.  I’ve been hooked on Scotland ever since and while I have traveled to and explored Edinburgh and Inverness somewhat, there’s still so much more to see of Scotland.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Buchanan Bus Station

Mr. TSG and I took the First 500 bus, an airport to city centre dedicated bus, and arrived into Glasgow at the Buchanan Bus Station.  A quick walk outside and we could easily spot our hotel.  See the tall silver building just behind Glasgow Royal Concert Hall?

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall was opened in October 1990 by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.  It is used for both music and non-music events in the city.  Nearby you’ll also find the Theatre Royal and the Gallery of Modern Art.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

After arriving at Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries, we only had to walk a few steps up to the main elevator. From there it was a short elevator ride up to the second floor to arrive at reception.

Caitlyn was the first of many staff members I encountered who were so helpful and perfect examples of what hospitality is all about. Click To Tweet
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

While you can easily check yourself in at the automated kiosks, Caitlyn greeted us at the front desk and checked us in.  Caitlyn was the first of many staff members I encountered who were so helpful and perfect examples of what hospitality is all about.  Sometimes when you arrive early to a hotel all you can do is leave your bags and wander around until check in time, but not at Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries.  Although it was only 11 am, we were able to check into our room straight away.

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Thyme Restaurant at Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

Opposite the check in desk is Thyme restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, afternoon snacks or tea, dinner, and drinks.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Room 1808

We hopped back onto the elevator and made our way up to the 18th floor.  I like the added security of needing to use your hotel key card to open the door by the elevator to get near the hotel rooms.  A few steps and we were now at room 1808, a double room that included the free all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.

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Room 1808

Inside the room was a large King size bed, a work desk and chair, a sofa, cabinet with hangers, one drawer, shelves to store extra items, a lighted mirror and full length mirror, tea and coffee making facilities, blackout curtains, Freeview TV with 80 channels, and free WiFi.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Room 1808
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Room 1808
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Perfect pillow, perfect bed

Premier Inn offers their luxury king-size Hypnos bed with an ultra-comfy, pillow-top, pocket-spring mattress, topped with a toasty duvet and your choice of firm and soft “perfect pillows.” The bed was super comfy and I had no problems getting comfortable and falling asleep instantly.

TSG Tip: Did you know that Premier Inn even has a “Good Night Guarantee?” They’re so confident you’ll have a good night’s sleep that, if you don’t, they’ll give you your money back. Now you know that you won’t need to worry about not having a good night’s sleep with that guarantee, right?

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Bathroom in room 1808

The spacious bathroom had a tub and shower and built in dispensers for hand soap and bath products.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
People Make Glasgow

When I checked in, Caitlyn also gave me a bag that People Make Glasgow dropped off for me.  Inside I found the following goodies to help me experience all that Glasgow has to offer:

Irn Barr Bru soda – considered “Scotland’s other national drink” (after whisky).
Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Tunnock’s Milk Chocolate Coated Caramel Wafer Biscuit
Dear Green Coffee Roasters – The “Goosedubbs” blend
Scottish Blossom Honey
Glasgow at a Glance: A guide to the city’s architecture and its Mackintosh heritage
Glasgow artmap
Glasgow Larder: The guide to food & drink in the city
Glasgow city map
People Make Glasgow Luggage Tag
People Make Glasgow Pin
People Make Glasgow Pen
Flashdrive and 2016 news
Hop On Hop Off – two tickets (I’ll cover that in another post)

TSG Tip: Did you know that Glasgow has a number of twin towns or sister cities including one of my favorites, Nuremberg, Germany?

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The view from the 18th floor

The view from our room on the 18th floor overlooking the city gave an idea of the scope and size of this wonderful city.  After the two flights I took to arrive in Glasgow, I decided I needed to lay down for an hour just to get my bearings.

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The view of Glasgow

When I got up, the view of the city had changed with a “wee bit of sunshine.”

In the morning we made our way downstairs to enjoy a hot breakfast in Thyme.  The restaurant is spacious with plenty of room for everyone to sit and enjoy breakfast without feeling cramped.

The breakfast buffet was bountiful with hot foods like eggs, sausage, potatoes, baked goods, smoothies, coffee, tea, and special items you can order off the menu like Quorn vegetarian sausage. The wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive and the the food was constantly refreshed and always hot.

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View of area

At night the area around our hotel lit up with bright lights and activity.  There are many shops, restaurants, and bars all along the pedestrian walkway that runs along the side of the hotel so there’s no excuse for not going out and enjoying yourself while in Glasgow.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries offers easy access to everything with its central location.  I couldn’t have asked for better hotel stay.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre
Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries

Overall, my room at the Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries was super clean, comfortable, and exactly what I needed for a perfect stay.  The hotel made for a comfortable and convenient stay right in the middle of everything in Glasgow.  If you’re headed off to Glasgow and looking for a hotel in a great location, look no further and consider Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries for your next trip.  I absolutely wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again and plan to the next time I’m in Glasgow, which I hope is soon.

Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries
St Andrew House, 141 West Nile Street, Glasgow G1 2RN
Tel: 0871 527 9360 Fax: 0871 527 9361

 


While Premier Inn Glasgow City Centre Buchanan Galleries generously provided me with complimentary accommodations, all opinions and photographs are all my own unless otherwise noted.

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