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loved the decor
i stayed at marks hotel glasgow 2 weeks ago, athough it was only a short trip i have been left with a very good overall impression. the staff were all helpful, polite& efficient. the bedroom was decorated to a high standard with a modern feel to it without loosing the warmth. the restaurant was warm and had a cosy feel to it whilst still being modern. the food was incredible especially the honey parsnips! i would recommend it to non residents also. only a 5min walk from the main shopping area & train station. a jewel in the heart of a busy city
Perfect Glasgow Base!!!
Stayed here for a weekend at the beginning of November 2007!!! Great location...5 minutes' walk to Buchanan Subway and Bus Station!!!
Very nicely decorated hotel...which you'd expect for one that has only been refurbished!!!
We stayed in a triple room...which had single, double and sofa beds!!! No complaints about the room beside the reception on the LCD TV...a tad fussy!!!
After our first night the hotel staff tidied our room and took away our dirty towels...however they forgot to give us new towels...within 2 minutes of a call to reception someone was at our door with some!!!! Efficient service after they made a small mistake!!!
Breakfast was lovely now...everything cooked to order!!!
We ate in the restaurant for dinner...we aren't exactly the most adventurous of eaters so we were allowed to order off the room service menu...great friendly waiting staff!!!
Drinks in the bar were reasonably priced...they played chilled out Motown songs and there are nice big comfy sofas to relax on!!!
Will definitely return to The Marks Hotel...and recommend it to others!!!
Great city centre location
I travelled with 5 other girls for a shopping weekend and stayed here on the Saturday night. I booked two treble rooms. Firstly the location to the shops was excellent and under a 10 min walk from Queen St railway station. The bedrooms were very comfortable, spacious and spotless. We did like the groovy wallpaper but maybe not to everyones taste. We did not find our rooms noisy but were on the 8th floor.
We were able to check in at 10.30am (most impressed). Prebooked the hotel restaurant and I would recommend here to eat. The food and service was excellent. You must order a coffee to try their homemade chocolate and orange fudge. The waitress kindly give us more when we asked. I had the full breakfast and it was one of the best cooked breakfasts I have ever had!!
For £89 per room and an extra £10 per head for breakfast this hotel is excellent value for money and I am returning.
Amazing Contemporary Hotel
Just back from a night in the Marks Hotel, I was really impressed from the moment i arrived and would definately return when visiting Glasgow. It is in a prime location around the corner from Buchanan Galleries where most of the shops are, Queen St Train Station is 5 minutes walk away and the bus station around a 10 minutes walk. The hotel is very art deco / modern and was a refreshing change from other hotels i had stayed in previously. We booked a room for 3 adults and it was very spacious with lots of room to get ready, it had 1 single bed, 1 double bed and a large sofa bed. Also provided were lots of extra towels, an iron and iron board and tea/coffee making facilities. It was spotlessly clean and would appeal to all ages for its location and service. We were going to a concert in the SECC and the hotel called a taxi for us which cost £6 and only took about 5 minutes (depending on traffic) There is a bus which goes from Buchanan Bus Station to the Secc which costs around £1.50pp, but as there were 3 of us we opted for the quickest route there.
Glasgow's Nightlife and shopping is amazing and i cant wait to return
The Marks Hotel has to have been one of the best hotel experiences we've ever had. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were only ever treated as first rate clients who really mattered. The service was of the highest personal level and it was strikingly obvious that the greatest attention to detail was paid to everything about the place from the wallpaper to the restaurant and bar.
The room itself was very comfortable; the beds were fantastic; the phone bill was incredibly cheap; and the shower great.
The restaurant menu was exquisite with its excellent French influence, and I would certainly recommend the Ginger beer jelly with lager and lime sorbet dessert avidly - well, it's a culinary adventure not worth missing!
Even more exciting was the bar on New Year's day and the spontaneous cocktail-making skills of the very talented bartenders who rose to the challenge of a Suzie Surprise.
What I mean to say is that at this hotel, ask, and they shall deliver.
Comfortable & bright
My husband & I stayed here for one night - to break our journey on the way to Skye for Christmas.
The main draw of this hotel for us was the modern interior design as depicted on their website.
The girl on reception was helpful & friendly.
Check in & check out were quick & easy.
The room was as it appears in the pics on the hotel website - spacious enough & warm.
The bathroom was fine - but didn't seem to as high standard as the room or communal areas. There was mould round the bath & the fixtures seemed cheap.
The bar was nice - good decor & lighting- we had a drink there before we went to bed.
Parked at the local shopping mall - which offers a special rate for Marks Hotel visitors (£8 per 24 hours). It's about ten minutes (gentle uphill) walk away.
Would recommend this hotel for a short city centre stay in a very central location. There are three beds in each room - so good for a weekend away with friends.
I would have like to spend more time exploring Glasgow - as it was my first visit - but on the surface, it is one of the dirtiest UK destinations I have ever been to.
Contemporary, Chic and Central location! Excellent!
What a gorgeous hotel and reasonably priced! Stayed in December for a spot of xmas shopping, and the location of the hotel couldn't have been any better - 2 minutes walk to Sauchiehall St "The Oxford St. of Glasgow". The room was clean, contemporary and comfortable. The bar and restaurant were cosy, tasty food with a good selection to choose from in a relaxing ambience. Friendly service from both the reception and bar staff.
I would highly recommend this hotel, and I will be staying again in the future.
Have just returned from an overnight stay with 8 girlfriends at Mark's Hotel. The hotel had been recommended to me by a colleague and we were not disappointed. The reception area, bedrooms and all public areas are very clean with modern decor. All staff were pleasant and helpful. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant (One Ten Bar & Grill) and it was a lovely meal with great service. The hotel also has a nice, 'cosy' feeling yet modern bar serving great cocktails. The location is ideal for shopping, attractions and nightlife. I stay in Glasgow very regularly and have probably stayed in most of the city's hotels. Mark's Hotel is my favourite in terms of service, location, look and value for money - keep up the good work!
A matter of taste and service
This is an interesting concoction. The hotel was, seemingly, renovated not too long ago and felt appropriately fresh. The décor has been described elsewhere as modern and even a major draw. For me it was as if someone had tried to recreate a psychedelic sixties Carnaby Street flavour and had chickened out halfway through. The somewhat lukewarm approach was nowhere more apparent than in the rooms. Cool and hip colour schemes mixed awkwardly with the left-over furnishings from the previous incarnation as an ordinary business hotel. Purples and whites clashed with dreary, standard-issue pine furniture that sadly survived the renovation.
However, as should have become clear, these points of negative criticism are all a matter of personal taste. What this should not do is prevent you from coming here. Admittedly, there are better places to stay at in Glasgow but you can do also much worse. Once again the star-rating of hotels showed its randomness and lack of meaning. Where Marks Hotel got its four-star rating from was difficult to see.
What is quite easy to find is that this establishment is five-star plus where staff are concerned. Friendly without being too relaxed, professional without being stuffy everyone will do their utmost to make one’s stay enjoyable – from reception through to bar and restaurant. The latter (One Ten Bar & Grill), by the way, is worth a visit even if you are not staying at the hotel. My steak was perfect, the creamy mash a silky-smooth affair and the before-mentioned service excellent. Wash that down with a Tempranillo and the world looks that important touch lovelier.
Conclusion: Glasgow is always a good place to be – and so is this. Look beyond the wallpaper (if it is not your thing) and you’ll find a hotel that makes people want to return. Alternatives might be the Carlton George for something cosier or the Hotel du Vin for sheer class. Otherwise you’ll have to try hard to go wrong here.